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.

Primary camera

The rear camera setup of UMIDIGI Z2 Special Edition is identical to the one on the Z2 Pro. The main rear shooter packs a 16MP Samsung S5K2P7 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. On the UMIDIGI Z2 Special Edition, 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. Other smartphones which we have reviewed and employ the same sensor for their main rear camera are the Oukitel WP2 and UMIDIGI Z2 Pro. The second rear camera features an 8MP Samsung S5K4H7 ISOCELL Slim sensor with a 1/4" optical format and a 1.12 μm pixel size. It shoots together with the main camera under the Bokeh mode. The same sensor is used by the UMIDIGI Z2 Pro and UMIDIGI Z2 for their auxiliary rear cameras.

Secondary camera

The front camera setup of the Z2 Special Edition is identical to the one of the Z2 and the Z2 Pro. The main shooter uses a 16-megapixel Sony IMX371 Exmor RS sensor with 1.0 μm pixel size used in UMIDIGI Z2 Pro, 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 not as customized as the one on the UMIDIGI A and UMIDIGI One series of smartphones. The shutter button is centrally positioned at the bottom of the screen with the filters shortcut to its right and the gallery shortcut to its left. The various shooting modes are listed horizontally above them - the default Photo one, Video, Bokeh, Panorama. On the top of the screen, the flash and HDR options are listed adjoined by the camera switch icon to their right and the camera settings icon to their left. The settings for shooting photos and videos are a bit 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 but without the Panorama mode.

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