UMIDIGI Z2 Pro Review

7 September 2018, 10:05:56

UMIDIGI Z2 Pro Review
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Primary camera

The main rear camera is equipped with the new 16MP Samsung S5K2P7 sensor. This is an ISOCELL Fast image sensor with a 1/2.8" size and a 1.12 μm pixel size. With advanced PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus), such as Dual Pixel and Super PD sensor, ISOCELL Fast sensors identify the distance of fast-moving objects even in low light for faster and accurate autofocusing. The 3-stack FRS (Fast Readout Sensor) enables high-speed captures at Full HD. Currently, there are only 4 smartphones with this image sensor. On the UMIDIGI Z2 Pro, it is paired with a 6-element lens with an f/1.7 aperture. The camera shoots photos with a resolution of 4672 x 3504 pixels and 1080p videos at 30 fps. No 4K video shooting. The second rear camera features an 8MP Samsung S5K4H7 ISOCELL Slim sensor. The specifications of this sensor state it makes photos with a resolution of 3264 x 2448 pixels and shoots 1080p videos at 30 fps. It has a 1/4" optical format and a 1.12 μm pixel size. It shoots together with the main camera under the Bokeh mode. Currently, the only other three models that we have reviewed and use the S5K4H7 image sensor are the UMIDIGI Z2, Elephone U and U Pro.

Secondary camera

The front camera setup of the Z2 Pro is identical to the one of the Z2. The main shooter uses a 16-megapixel Sony IMX371 Exmor RS sensor with 1.0 μm pixel size used in UMIDIGI Z2, OnePlus 6, OnePlus 5T, OnePlus 5 and nubia Z17. It is coupled with an f/2.0, 5-element lens. The photos are with a resolution of 4672 x 3504 pixels and the video resolutions include 720p and 1080p at 30 fps. The auxiliary front camera includes a VGA SuperPix SP0A09 image sensor, interpolated to 8 megapixels. It has a 1/10" size and a 2.2-micron pixel architecture. Again, both shooters work simultaneously under the Bokeh mode. The main camera supports face unlock which works quickly and accurately.

Camera App

The Camera application is very simple. The shutter button is in the centre at the bottom of the screen with the shortcut to the list of images and videos to its left and the shortcut to the list of filters to its right. Above the shutter button, there are four modes - Photo, Video, Panorama, Bokeh. On the top of the screen, the flash and HDR options are listed adjoined by the camera switch icon and the camera settings icon.
The settings for shooting photos and videos are different. The first ones include a choice of scenes, anti-shake, self-timer, picture size, ZSD, white balance, ISO, anti-flicker, image properties, capture sound. The video settings include scene mode, microphone, video quality, white balance, anti-flicker, image properties, video format (you can choose between 3G and MP4).
The interface for the front cameras is exactly the same. The only difference is that it does not have flash options and does not support Panorama. There's only one default app with which you can open and edit photos - Google Photos. It allows you to add filters and effects, adjust the frame and position, saturation, brightness, contrast, etc. Google Lens is on board as well.

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