Umi Iron Review Summary – Beast Incarnated at $170

After Umi eMax, it’s the time for Umi Iron to hit the headlines this month as the smartphone is now available for pre-order. Earlier this month and last month there were rumors of UMI Iron as the flagship UMI phone with full metal body and latest specifications and indeed it turned out to be true.Umi Iron Review


Umi Iron Review

The Umi Iron is a full metal phone with curvy design and beautiful display. The official announcement came today on their Facebook account page and the company also confirmed that they will host various giveaway before the handset actually starts shipping from July 17. They have started taking pre-order of this handset costing $169.99 right now.Umi Iron Review

Display & Processor

As what we does for all the phones, we got first the display and processor details of Umi Iron phone. This phone sports 5.5 inch LTPS display measured diagonally providing 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution with 401 PPI Pixel density.Umi Iron Review

From the processor point of view, we have the Octa core processor with Mediatek MT6753 64 bit SoC. It’s coupled with Mali T760 for GPU and 3 Gigs of RAM.Umi Iron Review

According to price, both display and processor are good.

Camera & Software

UMI Iron does impresses us with camera capabilities. We all know that Sony does well when it comes to photos and videos and UMI has come up with Sony IMX 214 sensor with 13 megapixel camera on the rear side and front facing 8.0 mega pixel Omnivision 8858 camera. There is dual LED flash on the back.Umi Iron Review

While many source points out that UMI Iron will be equipped with Android 5.1 Lollipop, the TO2C ‘Additional Info’ on the buy now page [link below] reads Android 4.4 Kitkat. Android version somewhere is wrong.


For the Hi-Fi audio output improvements, company has included 25MW directpath from Texas Instruments.Umi Iron Review

Dimensions of the device are 152.3 x 76.5 x 7.9mm with weight being 148 grams.

Umi Iron

Display:5.5-inch 1920×1080 touchscreen LTPS display, 401 PPI
1.3 GHz Octa-Core MediaTek MT6753 processor
GPU:Mali T760
Software: Android 5.1 Lollipop OS
Dual SIM: Yes
Main Camera:13 MP rear camera with dual LED Flash
Front Camera:8 MP front facing camera
Storage: 16 GB Internal + Micro SD card slot support up to 32 GB
Connectivity:3G HSPA, Bluetooth, WiFi tether, WiFi
Battery:3350 mAh Li-ion battery
GPS, FM Radio, 3.5 mm audio jack

What We Liked

  • You got to give it for display
  • Latest Android version, 5.1 Lollipop
  • Sony’s camera sensor does extremely good job when it comes to capturing pictures, videos
  • Good for selfies too


  • As usual story, Chinese OEM doesn’t support software update. So no Android M update.


Some of the best alternatives in this range are ElePhone P8000, ZeaPlus M7, iOcean Z1 and Bluboo X500 Pro.

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Price, Availability

As we see it Umi Iron is priced at $169.99 and currently available for registration [pre-sale]. Delivery will start from July 17. Available in Black and White Color choice. Buy it from