UMIDIGI Z2 Pro Review

7 September 2018, 10:05:56

UMIDIGI Z2 Pro Review
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Design, build and controls

Just like the Z2, UMIDIGI Z2 Pro is very lightweight, thin and comfortable to hold with one hand. It incorporates all the latest trends in smartphone design and features. The 2.5D curved front glass and the 4-sided curved glass backplate sandwich an aluminium alloy frame forming a sleek body with a slim profile and excellent handling experience. Actually, the glass back is only available for the Twilight colour version we're reviewing. This model has a carbon fibre variant for its backplate as well as a luxury ceramic version that's all black. The bodies of UMIDIGI Z2 and Z2 Pro are identical in terms of dimension and weight, despite the fact that the Z2 Pro has a slightly smaller battery. Despite the big 6.2-inch display, the handset is very compact and lightweight. The only other models that are wider than its 74.4 mm are the Galaxy S8+ and the Galaxy S9+, which are 73.4 and 73.8 mm wide, respectively. In terms of height, the shortest smartphones with 6.2-inch displays are the Asus ZenFone 5 series with a height of 153 mm. They are followed closely by the Z2 Pro and the Z2 with a height of 153.4 mm. The only aspect in which Z2 Pro is above average is its thickness - the model has an 8.3 mm waistline but it does have one the biggest batteries among smartphones with a 6.2-inch display and a 3000-4000 mAh battery. Its weight is average for this class of smartphones and measures 165 grammes. The front of the device is covered with a 2.5D curved glass of unspecified make. It protects the 6.2-inch IPS display of the Z2 Pro which covers 84.25% of the total front surface of the device. The display is surrounded by thin side bezels and chin and has a wide notch that contains the light and proximity sensor, receiver, two front cameras. The navigation is on-screen only and you can customise it from the Smart Assistant menu in the Settings in two ways - change the positions of the Menu and Back buttons and/or make the navigation bar hideable. The four-side-curved glass back houses two cameras that are centrally placed along the vertical in the top half of the body. To their left, the dual-LED flash is positioned and below the second camera, there's the circular fingerprint sensor. At the bottom, you see the UMIDIGI logo and other inscriptions. There's one microphone hole on the top frame and another microphone is hidden behind the left speaker grille at the bottom frame. It is accompanied by a USB Type-C port and a single, bottom-firing speaker placed behind the right grille. On the left frame, there's a hybrid, dual-SIM tray where you can put either two Nano-SIM cards or a Nano-SIM and a microSD card. The right frame is where you will find the Volume and Power buttons, which provide excellent tactile experience.

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