UMIDIGI Z2 Pro Review

7 September 2018, 10:05:56

UMIDIGI Z2 Pro Review
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Display

UMIDIGI Z2 Pro has the same display as the UMIDIGI Z2 - a 6.2-inch IPS unit with a 19:9 aspect ratio, FHD+ resolution (1080 x 2246 pixels) and a notch. UMIDIGI says it uses the latest 3rd-generation screen technology for this model. The screen takes up 84.25% of the total front surface of the handset. Our first impressions are that it is very bright and offers average comfort in outdoor viewing. The screen is very responsive and fast. Below you will find our display measurements, including Single Frame measurements (from a screen that depicts 50% white and 50% black) and Separate Frames measurements (from a fully white and a fully black screen).

A single frame, 50% white / 50% black

Brightness White luminance Black luminance Contrast Color temperature
100 % 399.729 cd/m2 0.285 cd/m2 1403 : 1 9524 K
75 % 311.192 cd/m2 0.227 cd/m2 1371 : 1 9418 K
50 % 218.192 cd/m2 0.157 cd/m2 1390 : 1 9404 K
25 % 119.755 cd/m2 0.085 cd/m2 1409 : 1 9442 K
0 % 14.503 cd/m2 0.010 cd/m2 1450 : 1 9465 K
When the white and black luminance values are measured on a single frame that shows 50% white and 50% black, we get a maximum brightness of 399.729 cd/m2 and a contrast ratio of 1400:1. Compared to the Z2, the contrast ratio remains the same, while the luminance is increased at all brightness levels. This high brightness results in a colder-looking display. If the temperature of the white point on the Z2 was around 8600-8900 K, on the Z2 Pro we test, the colour temperature is around 9500 K.

Two separate black and white frames

Brightness White luminance Black luminance Contrast Color temperature
100 % 488.228 cd/m2 0.166 cd/m2 2941 : 1 9559 K
75 % 383.202 cd/m2 0.128 cd/m2 2994 : 1 9567 K
50 % 269.384 cd/m2 0.089 cd/m2 3027 : 1 9485 K
25 % 148.789 cd/m2 0.047 cd/m2 3166 : 1 9469 K
0 % 18.390 cd/m2 0.005 cd/m2 3678 : 1 9518 K
When we measured the white and black luminance values on a fully white and a fully black display, we got higher white luminance values and lower black luminance values at all brightness levels compared to the single frame measurement. The maximum brightness in this occasion measures 488.228 cd/m2. Logically, the contrast ratio is significantly higher - 3000:1. Compared to the Z2, this model has a bit lower contrast ratio and higher brightness. The latter comes at a cost as the temperature of the white point has increased from the 8700 - 8900 K range on the Z2 to 9500 K on the Z2 Pro.
Peak brightness (100% APL)
Xiaomi Mi Max 2
508.652 cd/m2
Cubot Power
508.083 cd/m2
Xiaomi Mi MIX
507.669 cd/m2
Oukitel K3
502.322 cd/m2
Oukitel K10000
501.5 cd/m2
LeEco Le Pro 3 Elite
500.034 cd/m2
Oukitel WP5000
496.99 cd/m2
Xiaomi Mi Max SD650
492.415 cd/m2
Cubot X18 Plus
488.809 cd/m2
Ulefone Power 3
488.657 cd/m2
UMIDIGI Z2 Pro
488.288 cd/m2
Bluboo S8
487.373 cd/m2
Vernee X
486.998 cd/m2
LeEco Le X920
486.637 cd/m2
LeEco Le Max2
486.63 cd/m2
Xiaomi Mi MIX 2
484.569 cd/m2
Blackview BV8000 Pro
483.791 cd/m2
nubia Z17 mini Standard Edition
483.468 cd/m2
Oukitel U20 Plus
480.176 cd/m2
UMIDIGI Z Pro
478.662 cd/m2
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
477.308 cd/m2
The CIE diagram unveils a colour space coverage that's only slightly higher than 100% sRGB. The display panel has a traditional vertical striped RGB subpixel arrangement.

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