UMi Rome Hands-On Review and Specifications

The Chinese brand UMi has recently presented a new device, the Umi Rome, a new budget device that will cost only $89. This is the perfect fit for one who looking for a cheap smartphone with high-end specs. As each and every Chinese companies is competing in producing high-quality smartphones for the cheapest rate. The UMi also do.

With this new device, UMi has kept their promise of a tough build, without sacrificing the excellent design, for a most affordable rate. The UMi Rome consists high-end features such as USB Type-C which is not normally coming with the devices costing less than $100. This was a great move from the company to make the device more versatile. Now let’s have a thorough look into the UMi Rome Review and Specifications.

UMi Rome Hands-On Review and Specifications

Design and Quality

When getting a UMi Rome in your hand, the first thing you will notice is its elegant design, with a frame made of metal, which gives us the feeling of being using a device with a higher price. Despite being made of metal, the device is not at all heavy, weighing only 177 grams including battery and only 7.9mm in thickness.

Design and build quality of the UMi Rome are far better than everyone would expect from a Chinese smartphone costing just $89. The device is available in two colours, Champagne Gold and Shining black. Looking around the edges of the phone, you will discover the usual features, such as power button or speakers, plus a USB Type-C, the new connectivity standard which is currently used on high-end devices such as OnePlus 2.

UMi Rome chassis has a similar curve to it as the UMi Hammer S or the Xiaomi Mi Note, wrapping the rear edges around, what makes this device feel very comfortable in the hand. The chassis is machined to a through 100 processes, in order to give it a smooth finish, similar to high-end devices.

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The 5.5-inch screen glass panel has a 2.5D curve to it for a nice smooth transition. The panel incorporates AMOLED technology, a feature usually found on high-end devices, and that will help users to improve their battery consumption. The High Definition Super AMOLED display combined with the Most advanced authentic hardware can provide a great visual experience while on Games, or Watching some Videos. The visual quality is boosted by the ARM Mali Graphic processor.

Hardware and OS Performance

UMi Rome is running on the 1.3GHz MT6753 Octa-core 64-bit MediaTek Processor which is a great CPU to handle the high-end usage of the modern era with the 20% Extra power saving and 25% more Performance. The device has a power of 3GB RAM and 16GB Rom to ensure the performance and smooth multitasking. This high-end hardware gives an increase of 60% in overall Performance.


At the rear of this device, we can find a 13-megapixel camera made of Sony IMX179 sensors, accompanied by a dual LED flash, an unusual feature for a phone of this price. The UMi Rome also incorporates a front camera and a front LED flash, ideal to shoot selfies. This is one of the best features introduced by the company. You will never face difficulties in taking selfies in gloomy conditions. With the help of the front flashlight, You can enjoy your selfies.

Umi Rome Review


You can enjoy the power of the Super fast LTE which will give you a speed of 150Mbps. The new features of the device can give you the best results in connectivity. The Dual-Micro sim cards can be used in the device alongside with a Micro SD card when you are out of storage.


$89. This is the price of the device! I wonder, how can they give a smartphone with a 1.3GHz octa-core processor with 3GB RAM and 16GB ROM for such a Cheap rate. The device features not only the things I mentioned before, but the device has many more important features which make it unbeatable by any other device of the price range.


The 2500mAh battery is not too good for a device with this kind of high-end specifications. They must have included some more power to the battery of the device. But it is not too low. If you are an average user, you can get the battery to fit your needs. The ultra-power saving can boost your batteries to last longer.  The battery problem will only affect the gamers and the Surfers (Not on the Sea. lol…). I mean the Browsers (Not the Real browser. lol… again).

UMi Rome Specifications


The UMi Rome is an amazing device with 1.3 GHz MT6753 Octa-core 64-bit MediaTek Processor, ARM Mali-T720 GPU, 3GB RAM 5GB ROM, 13MP back and 2.0MP front cameras. All for an affordable price of $89.99. This is the best fit for one who looking for a cheap smartphone with amazing hardware capabilities. I think, you must consider this one in your next shopping.

How to win a UMi Rome for free

Do you love the device? then How it would be If you got a chance to win it for FREE. All you need to do in order to participate in the lucky draw is visiting UMi official website and play a mini game. The instructions to participate are the following:

  1. Visit the Official UMi Website
  2. Play the Game
  3. Win the Price… and All the Best…

Muhammed Swalih is a Blogger by profession who also has a great taste in Web Development, SEO, Graphic Designing, etc.

1 Comment
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    Savel Bosket Sep 22, 2016 at 8:21 pm

    For a smartphone with such characteristics overpriced

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