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[Aliexpress] Umidigi A5 Pro smartphone ~$120

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yannakm wrote:
Jul 9th, 2019 7:18 am
I don't know a lot in phones, but why is the pictures taken not comparable to the one from the Oneplus 5?
The main lense is the same Sony IMX398.
Is it exclusively because of software optimisation? Do you think we could use another software with better optimisation?
The hardware of a camera is a very small part of the smartphone camera quality equation. It's getting to be more and more software that matters.

And that's assuming the sensor for the main lens IS the IMX398, somebody probably has to tear the phone apart to confirm, and even then we won't be sure since it's common for the same phone model to have different sensors when you're in the realm of some manufacturers (Xiaomi I'm looking at you).
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repatch wrote:
Jul 9th, 2019 7:57 am
The hardware of a camera is a very small part of the smartphone camera quality equation. It's getting to be more and more software that matters.

And that's assuming the sensor for the main lens IS the IMX398, somebody probably has to tear the phone apart to confirm, and even then we won't be sure since it's common for the same phone model to have different sensors when you're in the realm of some manufacturers (Xiaomi I'm looking at you).
Significant post processing work done by the processor, in this case a budget 2-year old MediaTek chip. What has intrigued me is if those 3 sensors actually work as the processor is unable to deal with the resolutions claimed by Umidigi according to Mediatek. Explains those pictures and not so cool to post fake specs.
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Feb 20, 2019
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dealChimp wrote:
Jul 8th, 2019 7:54 pm
Got mine in today but I ended up buying a new phone since the wait was too long. Brand new in box, pm if you want to purchase ( located in greater Vancouver area).
did you use standard shipping or dhl? duties? thanks.
Koodo $35 5GB PM Migration + $180 Bill Credits + $300 WM Gift Card
Koodo $50 6GB + $120 Bill Credits + $250 WM Gift Card
Shaw $45 300/15MBPS + $250 Bill Credits
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Feb 20, 2019
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Burnaby, BC
did you use standard shipping or dhl? duties? thanks.
Koodo $35 5GB PM Migration + $180 Bill Credits + $300 WM Gift Card
Koodo $50 6GB + $120 Bill Credits + $250 WM Gift Card
Shaw $45 300/15MBPS + $250 Bill Credits
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Dec 30, 2007
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Vancouver
How is battery life?

Anyone use on freedom ?
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Mar 17, 2006
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I read somewhere this morning that the phone will be on sale again during july 15-17 for USD $95 and change, just in case anyone missed this.
Also a bunch of other Umidigi will be on sale on amazon.COM (potentially .CA) during this same time for Amazon Prime day.
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Jan 17, 2009
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My phone is at customs in BC now. Canada Post estimates 3-7 business days for delivery in Ontario. We will see!
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BobSagget wrote:
Jul 9th, 2019 1:35 pm
My phone is at customs in BC now. Canada Post estimates 3-7 business days for delivery in Ontario. We will see!
Same here. Hoping by Friday but doubtful
"Live Long....and ProspeRFD"
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mikka2017 wrote:
Jul 9th, 2019 6:17 am
window animation scale: off
transition animation scale: off
animator duration scale: off
this should help improve it snappiness!
I do this with ALL my devices, even flagships.
BobSagget wrote:
Jul 9th, 2019 1:35 pm
My phone is at customs in BC now. Canada Post estimates 3-7 business days for delivery in Ontario. We will see!
Mine too. Apparently slated for tomorrow.
Didn't even choose DHL.
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death_hawk wrote:
Jul 9th, 2019 2:29 pm
I do this with ALL my devices, even flagships.
Me too, it makes the phone SO much faster feeling. It's another example of puuuurrrrdddyyy vs. function. Google purposely slows down people's phones.
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Jul 8, 2019
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Phones have arrived in Canada but how do I check it via Canada Post?
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Feb 4, 2017
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gabuser wrote:
Jul 9th, 2019 10:43 am
How is battery life?

Anyone use on freedom ?
Light usage after 12 hours I have battery at 80%. I'm with Freedom in the GTA no issues.
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Zoughi1 wrote:
Jul 9th, 2019 7:37 pm
Light usage after 12 hours I have battery at 80%. I'm with Freedom in the GTA no issues.
Great to hear
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JazibJ99411 wrote:
Jul 9th, 2019 2:48 pm
Phones have arrived in Canada but how do I check it via Canada Post?
input the tracking number into canada post. if it doesn't work then it's not actually in canada yet or yet to be scanned
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Feb 4, 2017
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A sample photo for the A5 pro. This was taken outdoors in the evening.
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