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[AliExpress] UMIDIGI A7 Pro - $142

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UMIDIGI A7 Pro - $142

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142 CAD
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40%
Expiry:
June 20, 2020
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AliExpress
UMIDIGI A7 Pro will be on sale in 12 hours. There is going to be an additional 10 USD discount code UA7PRO10 for the first 2000 phones. 135 CAD I believe will be the total price for the 64GB version including delivery to Canada (2 to 4 weeks to hoping no tax via Canada Post?). This phone seems to be the better version of the A5 which was also recently on sale.
I am thinking about buying it for a parent, what are your thoughts?
This won't work with Freedom, right?

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Updated June 17: price with shipment to Canada is now $142 instead of ~$130
Last edited by elfion on Jun 17th, 2020 7:49 pm, edited 4 times in total.
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It seems to do band 66, so freedom mobile is a go.
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I would never trust UMIDIGI with their orders, especially pre-order. They usually give you a shipping date then 45- 60 days later they upload a fake tracking number that stays there for another 2-3 weeks and when you contact them about it, they upload another fake one to keep buying themselves time. The only way to get your money back is by opening a dispute.
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zackaroli wrote: I would never trust UMIDIGI with their orders, especially pre-order. They usually give you a shipping date then 45- 60 days later they upload a fake tracking number that stays there for another 2-3 weeks and when you contact them about it, they upload another fake one to keep buying themselves time. The only way to get your money back is by opening a dispute.
Is this for real? Umidigi might not be the biggest or most famous, but they are still a cellphone manufacturer. If they do what you said in a massive scale, at the minimum they would be banned from Aliexpress very quickly. And most likely they will infamously be all over the news.
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Wasted 10 minutes trying to figure out what the processor in there really is. Still can't find it.

If it's like the AT, they picked a processor incapable of operating the camera properly amongst other issues.
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CCHIPSS wrote: Is this for real? Umidigi might not be the biggest or most famous, but they are still a cellphone manufacturer. If they do what you said in a massive scale, at the minimum they would be banned from Aliexpress very quickly. And most likely they will infamously be all over the news.

My last pre order was a nightmare, they wasted my time and energy. I thought they were a decent seller/manufacturer, the phones might be good for the price but their support on pre-orders is terrible. I looked up the phone reviews after they did this and everybody had the same experience with fake tracking numbers. Alibaba bans small sellers and not mid-big scale ones as long as people get their money back.
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superxxxstud wrote: Wasted 10 minutes trying to figure out what the processor in there really is. Still can't find it.

If it's like the AT, they picked a processor incapable of operating the camera properly amongst other issues.
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zackaroli wrote: I would never trust UMIDIGI with their orders, especially pre-order. They usually give you a shipping date then 45- 60 days later they upload a fake tracking number that stays there for another 2-3 weeks and when you contact them about it, they upload another fake one to keep buying themselves time. The only way to get your money back is by opening a dispute.
This is why I bought my Power 3 from them via Amazon. You know if any issues like this happen, Amazon has got you covered. There is a guaranteed delivery date and if it's missed, you will get your money back and no need to fight with the seller.

I'd say I have very mixed feelings about Umidigi. Their hardware seems decent but their software is bad with little to no support at all. You will never get an OS update either. Even security updates are rare as I am still on Dec 2019 for a phone that was released a couple of months earlier. So if you don't mind those issues then I'd recommend them. I regret my purchase. Nothing but problems and every time Umidigi updates the software they actually make it worse.
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I'll wait until Amazon.ca gets it...

More monies, but better sleep at nite... :-)

Also, I'd be wary of these 'prototypes'....
"A fool and his money are soon parted" Thomas Tusser (1524-1580)
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max011 wrote: I'll wait until Amazon.ca gets it...

More monies, but better sleep at nite... :-)

Also, I'd be wary of these 'prototypes'....
personally, I can't say I lose a lot of sleep over something that costs just over 100 bucks...
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I don't understand why people are so negative. this thread with the older version of this same phone at almost the same price point for a ton of upvotes
aliexpress-umidigi-a5-pro-123-70-all-2317322/
Am I missing something? Is it just because the specific model is too new and doesn't have a lot of reviews?
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elfion wrote: personally, I can't say I lose a lot of sleep over something that costs just over 100 bucks...
It piles up...
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elfion wrote: personally, I can't say I lose a lot of sleep over something that costs just over 100 bucks...
It is a little bit more than $100, if you have $100 to spare, I can certainly part it from you! :D

I have be having a hard time of late getting stuff from China delivered to me on a reasonable time frame, Covid19 issues, I hope. I finally got batteries I ordered 4 months ago. Other stuff I ordered in February did not arrive yet.

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