UMIDIGI Z2 Special Edition Review

6 December 2018, 17:44:11

UMIDIGI Z2 Special Edition Review
You can buy an UMIDIGI Z2 Secial Edition from various stores such as the official UMIDIGI Store on AliExpress, the official UMIDIGI store on Amazon UK or Amazon DE.

Design, build and controls

Just like the other devices from the Z2 series, the UMIDIGI Z2 Special Edition creates an impression of being very thin and lightweight. It combines 2.5D curved glass for the front with a 4-sided curved glass on the back and an aluminium alloy frame. Unlike the other two models, on the Z2 Special Edition, the frame has a matte finish. The device is not only good looking but also well-made and comfortable to operate with one hand. All three smartphones from the UMIDIGI Z2 series are identical in terms of dimensions and weight. All three are some of the narrowest smartphones with 6.2-inch displays measuring 74.4 mm in width. They are also some of the shortest with a height of 153.4 mm. All this means that despite the big screen, the handset is quite compact and easy to handle. Each of the three models has an 8.3 mm profile, which is above average for smartphones with 6.2-inch displays and 3000-3900 mAh batteries. Still, they do have some of the biggest batteries among smartphones in this display size class. Its weight is average for this class of smartphones and measures 165 grammes. The 6.2-inch IPS display of the Z2 Special Edition takes up 84.25% of the total front surface of the device. The whole front is covered with a 2.5D curved glass (the brand and generation are not specified). 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 vertically aligned in the centre of 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 an excellent tactile experience.

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