The $99 UMi Diamond is Shock and Scratch Resistant

The $99 UMi Diamond is Shock and Scratch Resistant

Our friends at UMi have just released a new model: the UMi Diamond, which, as the name suggests, is built to be tough (as a diamond…get it?) thanks to its impact and scratch protection. Not only is it likely to survive a drop unscathed, but it’s packing some pretty good specs for a phone that is less than $100 during the pre-sale which ends November 14 (when the price goes up to $129).


It’s a phone for people that like a smaller device, with its 5″ screen. The powerplant comes from a MediaTek octa-core CPU with 3GB of RAM and 16GB of storage with microSD expansion. The battery is 2650mAh which is more than enough for a phone of this size. Like all UMi phones, the Diamond is running near-stock Android Marshmallow, but the company plans to have an upgrade to Nougat ready by the end of next month.


In terms of design, the UMi Diamond reminds us a lot of a Galaxy S7 in the way that there’s a metal frame going around the outside, while the back has a nice taper for a comfortable in-hand feel. It’s really quite beautiful.


The Diamond is available in black, gold, and white. Each color has a matching front and back unlike some phones that only change the back color and not the front panel.

Check out the above video where UMi puts the durability of the Diamond to the test.

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Thank you to UMi for sponsoring this post, and keep an eye on the Portal because next week, we’re giving one away!

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