Umidigi is a Chinese based company registered in 2012 and was previously known as UMI. This brand mainly designs smartphones and that too at friendly prices. Currently the brand took over the budget smartphone market with A1 Pro which was priced under $100!!.
Now, the company has launched two more smartphones Z2 and its advanced variant Z2 Pro. These smartphones have some wonderful features again at a cost-effective price. Umidigi Z2 features an impressive 6.2 inch FHD+ top notch display which is the biggest selling point of this device. Umidigi has taken inspiration from Huawei P20 and launched this device in some cool gradient colors. This flagship device has got many wonderful features at a price tag of just $250!!!
Now, lets move on to the in-depth review of this premium smartphone:
Umidigi Z2/Z2 Pro Twilight Review
Design & Appearance:-
Z2 Twilight has got a unibody glass and metal design and is quite thin which gives a good grip while holding. It is available in two beautiful gradient colors Twilight & Phantom as well as in standard classy Black color. It is designed very smartly and in first look it appears to be very well assembled.
In front there is 6.2 inch top notch display which stretches to almost 90% of the front area. The top-notch houses the front cameras and sensors and at bottom we find a small bezel. Now, at rear side the dual cameras and fingerprint sensor are placed vertically at top middle with a dual-LED flash besides the set up. This placement looks quite exquisite on a glass covered rear body.
On the right side we find volume and power buttons and on the left side there is hybrid SIM card tray. The upper edge of the device is kept smooth and at bottom edge speaker, microphone and USB type-C connection are housed. Overall the design of the device is a big thumbs up and is very comfortable to hold on.
The display is one of the biggest strengths of this device and it follows the latest top-notch trend. It has a big 6.2 inch IPS display with 19:9 inch screen-to-body ratio. It boasts a 1080 x 2246 pixels FHD+ resolution with 403ppi pixel density.
The viewing angles and brightness level is quite good and you also get a “Eye Protection Mode” in the settings which filters harmful blue light and protects your eyes. It is pretty attractive overall for a mid-range smartphone.
Hardware & Software:-
Umidigi gives a good competition to high-end devices in the hardware section. Under the hood we get MediaTek Helio P23 processor, with its 8 cores clocking at 2GHz. The Helio P series from MediaTek is known for adequate performance with energy efficiency.For handling the graphics we get ARM Mali G71 MP2 graphics processor clocking at 700MHz so you can play most of the games easily.
Here you also get a massive 6GB RAM with 1GHz speed for handling multi-tasking smoothly. You get a storage of 64GB which is enough for storing all media, games, apps etc. but you can also expand it up to 256GB according to your needs.
Umidigi Z2 runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with stock Android which opens a world of Google Play Services in front of you.
At rear side we see 16MP Samsung camera with f/2.0 aperture combined with a 8MP camera for Bokeh effect. The dual camera set up is combined with dual LED flash and supports 4K video recording and editing.
The front camera is impressive as well, we get dual 16MP and 8MP cameras again with Sony sensors and LED flash support for low-light photography. In a mid-range device, four camera set up is pretty impressive.
Connectivity & Sensors:-
Umidigi Z2 supports seven network modes and 36 global bands, so you don’t have any network issues while travelling overseas. It has Bluetooth 4.0 and USB type-C interface for connecting it to other devices. And WiFi, GPS, GLONASS for internet connectivity and positioning purposes.
Here you get fingerprint sensor and facial recognition for security purposes. Other sensors include Proximity, Light, Accelerometer, Compass and Gyroscope.
Z2 comes with a 3850mAh non-removable Li-Po battery which will last you a whole day of intense use or 2 days of normal use. The phone supports 18W fast charging which charges your device in just 80 minutes. It also supports 15W wireless charging for hassle-free charge.
Umidigi Z2 Twilight has got some amazing features like 19:9 FHD+ screen, Helip P23 processor, 6GB RAM, global bands support and great battery. The design and appearance of the device is also very impressive. The cameras are also good for day photography but are not up to the mark while working at night. This is a small con and can be ignored because of the price tag. In $250 you are getting more than enough features and that too in a good quality body. This mobile is surely worth giving a try!!
Price & Availability:-
This device is priced only $299.99 on various websites. But you can get your UMIdigi Z2 Twilight at a best price of $249.99 from Gearbest.