Since many of us don’t want to bind ourselves with carrier’s contracts the full retail price is one of the most important factors we take into account while purchasing a phone. The rule here is simple, we want capable phones at really low prices. Conscious of the market requirements mobile manufacturers compete with each other to deliver the world the best affordable smartphone. Today we get another pretender to the title, the UMI Rome. Dressed in a slim body case the phone comes packed with great specs including an octa-core processor at just $114.
Chinese mobile maker UMI has just released one of the most budget-friendly Android smartphones currently available for US consumers.
Joining the race for the most affordable smartphone title, the little know Chinese manufacturer UMI has just launched the UMI ROME. The phone doesn’t only look really attractive thanks to its 7.9 mm thick metal body case, but also delivers great performance.
Starting from the screen panel, the UMI ROME arrives equipped with a massive 5.5-inch HD AMOLED display a feature common for devices from over $400 price sector like Samsung Galaxy line or the Nexus 6 and 6P. To tell you the truth to find an AMOLED screen panel on phones from a sub-$150 price sector is pretty much like searching for a needle in a haystack.
When it comes to computing powers, the UMI ROME is powered by a 64-bit octa-core MTK6753 processor clocked at 1.3GHz and coupled with 3GB RAM and 16GB of expandable via microSD cards storage that all together should deliver undisturbed multitasking. Running Android 5.1 Lollipop the handset offers its users a complete package of connectivity options including 4G LTE, which is also a really rare feature in this price sector.
Furthermore, the UMI ROME optics are represented by a Sony-made IMX179 sensor with LED flash additionally accompanied by a 2MP front-facing snapper. The whole thing is kept alive by a 2,500 mAh battery that is said to deliver 6-8 days on a standby mode or 24 hours of usage.
As for the availability, the UMI ROME is accessible at Bangood website where you can buy it for as little as $113.99. The offer includes free shipping and a 72-hour price match guarantee which means that you will get your money back from Bang Good if you find the phone cheaper somewhere else. Available in black and gold color options the phone is sold unlocked.