Chinese smartphone manufacturer UMI recently launched a new high-end smartphone, the UMI Z 4G. One of the biggest highlights of the smartphone is its powerful deca-core processor and 13 MP front and rear camera setup. The smartphone comes with 4 GB RAM, 32 GB ROM, 13 MP front/ rear camera setup, 3,780 mAh battery, PE+ Quick Charge Technology, Type-C USB port and Finger Print Sensor. Here is our review on the all new UMI Z 4G.
Design & Display
Starting with the design, the UMI Z 4G features an all-metal unibody design which is carved from a single aluminum slab as claimed by the company. An all-aluminum design makes the smartphone look extremely thin and quite sturdy while holding in the palm. The smartphone’s design is based on Dual 3D cutting edge technology with a very narrow bezel.
Up above the display is home for the ambient light sensor, selfie camera with selfie flash module. The fingerprint sensor is located below the display which is also the home button for the device. Dual-Nano SIM slots are located on the left edge of the smartphone along with the micro-SD slot. Volume and power buttons are located on the right edge of the device. The bottom edge of the smartphone is home to the USB Type-C port, speaker grill, and microphone.
The 3.5mm audio jack is located on the top edge of the smartphone. Back side of the smartphone is home to the dual rear camera setup along with the flash module. The company’s logo is encrypted within the chassis of the smartphone, below the camera module. The antenna lines on the top, and bottom edge of the smartphone make it identical to iPhone 6s.
The UMI Z 4G features a 5.5-inch Full HD (1080 x 1920 pixels’ resolution) display covered by a 2.5D Arc Screen. The display is quite sharp and has bright colors, but still, it is not as bright as that to the Quad-HD display of Samsung’s Galaxy S7 edge.
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Software & Hardware
The UMI Z 4G runs on pure stock Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS out of the box which is planned to be upgraded to the Android 7.0 Nougat OS via OTA as claimed by the company. So, no worries of bloatware. The device is compatible with both 3G and 4G connectivity, comes with 802.11a/b/g/n wireless internet, Bluetooth 4.0. Sensors on the smartphone include Accelerometer, Ambient Light Sensor, Gravity Sensor, Gyroscope, Hall Sensor, Proximity Sensor.
Coming to the hardware setup, the smartphone is powered by MediaTek’s Helio X27 Deca-Core processor clocked at 2.6 GHz. The smartphone comes with 4 GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage that can be further expanded up to 256 GB via micro-SD card. The deca-core processor with 4 GB RAM will surely help the smartphone to perform multitasking with ease.
The Graphic performance on the smartphone is managed by MALI T880 MP4 GPU that gives you an impressive multimedia experience while playing Games or watching movies/videos. Coming to the touch sensor, the smartphone is said to come with company’s Z-secure technology, Front Touch ID 2.1 that can unlock your device in just 0.1s. Impressive, isn’t it?
Camera & Battery Life
The UMI Z 4G features a 13-megapixel rear and a 13-megapixel front camera. Both the cameras are Samsung’s S5K3L8 sensor and are equipped with Quad-LED flash. The S5K3L8 sensor is an ideal lens for capturing high-resolution images from both front and rear camera. The inclusion of LED flash on the front camera makes it perfect for low light condition. The rear camera on the smartphone features Laser and PDAF (phase detection auto-focus) and is capable of recording 4K videos.
The UMI Z is backed by a massive 3,780 mAh non-removable battery which is manufactured by Sony and is said to last for two days as claimed by the company. The UMI Z’s PE+ Quick-Charge technology maximizes the charging efficiency of the smartphone. 30 minutes of PE+ Quick Charge will provide you 1 Day of battery back-up under normal usage while full charging will take about 100 minutes. Also, the PE+ Quick Charge Technology is compatible only with the PE+ Type-C cable and adapter.