The UMIDIGI Z2 Pro is Umidigi’s flagship for the year 2018 and it comes with a nice specifications sheet that makes it the company’s best for the year. The UMIDIGI Z2 Pro is one of the first smartphones to come with the MediaTek Helio P60 chipset. This smartphone is not really great when compared to top flagships like the Samsung Galaxy S9 or the iPhone X but it is a steal considering its price. The UMIDIGI Z2 Pro price starts a $299 and $359 for the limited edition Luxury Ceramic option. Let’s get into the specs of this phone.
UMIDIGI Z2 Pro Key Specs
• 6.2 inches IPS LCD
• MediaTek Helio P60 SoC
• 6GB of RAM
• 128GB of internal storage
• 16MP+8MP dual rear camera
• 16MP+8MP dual selfie camera
• 3,550 mAh battery
• 18W fast charging
• 15W fast wireless charging
• 4G LTE network support
• Rear-mounted fingerprint scanner
• 2D face unlock
Design and Body
The design of the UMIDIGI Z2 Pro is mesmerizing, it has a premium design that makes one think it’s more expensive than its price. It comes in a glass sandwich body with an aluminum frame. However, there’s a limited edition Luxury Ceramic option that comes at a higher price. The rear glass allows for wireless charging. There’s a dual-camera setup, Umidigi’s branding, and a fingerprint scanner at the back of the phone. It is sleek, with it having a thickness of 8.3 mm and weighing 165 grams. Unfortunately, there’s no 3.5 mm headphone jack on this phone.
The UMIDIGI Z2 Pro comes with a 6.2 inches IPS LCD that has a resolution of 1080 x 2246 pixels and 403 PPI density with an aspect ratio of 19 by 9. The screen has a U-shaped notch that looks just like the iPhone X‘s notch.
Processor and Memory
UMIDIGI Z2 Pro is powered by the all-new octa-core MediaTek Helio P60 (12nm) chipset which has a maximum clock speed of 2.0 GHz coupled with the Mali-G72 MP3 GPU. This chipset offers over 50% boost in performance when compared to previous Helio P chipsets thanks to its new Cortex A73 cores. The Z2 Pro comes with 6GB of LPDDR4X dual-channel RAM and an ample 128GB of internal storage with micro SD card support of up to 256GB.
Battery and Charging
Backing the UMIDIGI Z2 Pro is a fairly huge 3,550 mAh non-removable Li-Po battery. As for charging, you can either choose from an 18W fast wired charging and a 15W fast wireless charging. If you buy the limited edition Luxury Ceramic version, you’d get a free 15W wireless charger designed for the phone.
Coming to the camera which is one of the top-selling points of this phone, the UMIDIGI Z2 Pro sports a dual-camera setup at the rear that features a 16MP main camera and an 8MP secondary camera. On the front, there’s also a dual-camera setup that features a 16MP main camera and an 8MP secondary camera. As for video recording, they can both record 1080p and 720p videos at 30 fps.
Network and Connectivity
There’s support for GSM, CDMA, HSPA, EVDO, and LTE networks, and it has support for the following LTE bands: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41. It comes with dual-band Wi-Fi 5, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, full-featured NFC, and FM radio. Also, it has a USB 2.0 type C port with OTG support for charging and data transfer.
On the software front, the UMIDIGI Z2 Pro comes running on stock Android 8.1 with no modifications or bloatware straight out of the box.