UMi Zero unboxing photos reveal ‘Z’case


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Early unboxing photos of the UMi Zero reveal a new ‘Z’ clip on protective case.

UMi have taken the interesting initiative to ship their new UMi Zero phone with a protective Silver case in the shape of a ‘Z’.

The ‘Z’ case was spotted in early unboxing photos taken by online E-seller Efox. The ‘Z’ case is an interesting solution to the problem of protecting your phone without spoiling the overall look of the device.

The top and bottom edges of the letter still proved impact protection to the corners of the phone in the event of it being dropped, while the sides are left exposed so you can still see the alloy body beneath.

UMi Zero Unboxing

 

Holes for the speaker, LED flash and 13 mega-pixel F1.8 Sony camera have been cut in to the material, which could either by a highly polished alloy or silver plastic.

We think it looks great, but not sure if we would actually every use it. What do you think of the UMi Zero ‘Z’ case?

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38 Comments

  1. Dr Solom
    October 1, 2014

    we need a video and detailed rewiew

  2. Rob
    October 1, 2014

    Interesting, looks like a good compromise of an age old problem. Many of us buy phones partly based on how good they look and then slap a plastic case over it and cover the whole thing up!

    • astosenix
      October 4, 2014

      Completely agree. I never use covers. Don’t like them just cause they hide the design.

      • balcobomber25
        October 4, 2014

        Yea I have never been a huge fan of covers think it takes away from the phone itself. I buy a phone for two reasons: looks and real world performance.

        • BotondKisKovacs
          October 6, 2014

          Same here, if you are going to use a case you might as well buy the ugliest phone because it won’t be seen. Especially these new phones I think don’t even need a screen protector, I love the feeling of the glass on my fingertips, it would be a shame to ruin it when it’s already scratch resistant anyway. If you are not super clumsy and you pay a bit of attention you will never drop your phone. In 13 years since I have a mobile I can only recall 1 occasion when I have dropped a phone and none of my devices had a case.

  3. Dr Solom
    October 1, 2014

    we need a video and detailed rewiew

  4. Rob
    October 1, 2014

    Interesting, looks like a good compromise of an age old problem. Many of us buy phones partly based on how good they look and then slap a plastic case over it and cover the whole thing up!

    • astosenix
      October 4, 2014

      Completely agree. I never use covers. Don’t like them just cause they hide the design.

    • balcobomber25
      October 4, 2014

      Yea I have never been a huge fan of covers think it takes away from the phone itself. I buy a phone for two reasons: looks and real world performance.

    • BotondKisKovacs
      October 6, 2014

      Same here, if you are going to use a case you might as well buy the ugliest phone because it won’t be seen. Especially these new phones I think don’t even need a screen protector, I love the feeling of the glass on my fingertips, it would be a shame to ruin it when it’s already scratch resistant anyway. If you are not super clumsy and you pay a bit of attention you will never drop your phone. In 13 years since I have a mobile I can only recall 1 occasion when I have dropped a phone and none of my devices had a case.

  5. claude
    October 1, 2014

    I prefer a simple empty box , but a cheaper phone….

  6. Guest
    October 1, 2014

    I prefer a simple empty box , but a cheaper phone….

  7. balcobomber25
    October 1, 2014

    Now we know why this phone is so overpriced, that packaging doesn’t look cheap.

  8. Miso Hoeny
    October 2, 2014

    ughhh….whut is that?

  9. DC
    October 2, 2014

    At best the so called ‘cover’ can only protect the edges but 299 is too much….

  10. balcobomber25
    October 2, 2014

    Now we know why this phone is so overpriced, that packaging doesn’t look cheap.

  11. forocoches
    October 2, 2014

    its an iphone anti-bend sollution !!

  12. October 2, 2014

    This is sexzy!

  13. Guest
    October 2, 2014

    ughhh….whut is that?

  14. Oscar
    October 2, 2014

    I see you saw my post 😉

  15. DC
    October 2, 2014

    At best the so called ‘cover’ can only protect the edges but 299 is too much….

  16. Guest
    October 2, 2014

    its an iphone anti-bend sollution !!

  17. zz
    October 2, 2014

    Looks very interesting, but I cannot be sure about the usefullness of such case.

  18. Yash Garg
    October 2, 2014

    This is sexzy!

  19. Guest
    October 2, 2014

    I see you saw my post 😉

  20. Guest
    October 2, 2014

    Looks very interesting, but I cannot be sure about the usefullness of such case.

  21. leftyman
    October 3, 2014

    with such a beautiful and its tariff placement smartphone, I still do not understand the lack of 4G.

    For if the OS is successful, sales could explode!

    This seems so obvious.

  22. leftyman
    October 3, 2014

    with such a beautiful and its tariff placement smartphone, I still do not understand the lack of 4G.

    For if the OS is successful, sales could explode!

    This seems so obvious.

  23. astosenix
    October 4, 2014

    First of all, I think that the phone looks amazing. There’s just a small resemblance with the big and ugly Mi3, but imo that design in a very thin body like this really looks beautiful. As I said, it’s my opinion.

    Second, the Z case it’s simply one of the most daring, refreshing and mind blowing cases ever!!! Again, it’s a matter of taste. For someone like me who hate covers and never use them because thinks that it’s just stupid buying a nice piece of tech and then hide it with a cover, this is perfect.
    The guys at UMI have just make a nice choice. A cover that partially protects the phone and improves the design.
    I just love it.

    Finally, I don’t get some of the comments around here bitching bout the price and the packaging… C’mon guys, this is China, the whole box will not cost more than one dollar here. Even the Z case must be ridiculously cheap to make.
    Yeah, I woul like LTE included for that price, but lots of flagships here, like the Mi4 (at least when it was launched) or IUNI U3, have no LTE. Most of them flagships are too thick (8.9mm)
    Maybe the price is because the two awesome cameras both with LED, a nice display, fast charging battery, dual SIM and, above all this, a high quality alloy body that makes the Zero thinner than the Iphone 6 (seriously wow).

    Just my opinion. Regards.

    • balcobomber25
      October 4, 2014

      Originally I thought the price was a bit much but then looking back I noticed that was the same price for the Gionee S5.5 which looks just like this and also lacked LTE. The reason that I think so many people don’t agree with the price is because you can get a Nubia Z7 mini and Xiaomi Mi3 for the same or less and both of those are much better phones.

      • astosenix
        October 7, 2014

        Yes, that is right. I guess it’s about the design so thin and premium feeling.

  24. astosenix
    October 4, 2014

    First of all, I think that the phone looks amazing. There’s just a small resemblance with the big and ugly Mi3, but imo that design in a very thin body like this really looks beautiful. As I said, it’s my opinion.

    Second, the Z case it’s simply one of the most daring, refreshing and mind blowing cases ever!!! Again, it’s a matter of taste. For someone like me who hate covers and never use them because thinks that it’s just stupid buying a nice piece of tech and then hide it with a cover, this is perfect.
    The guys at UMI have just make a nice choice. A cover that partially protects the phone and improves the design.
    I just love it.

    Finally, I don’t get some of the comments around here bitching bout the price and the packaging… C’mon guys, this is China, the whole box will not cost more than one dollar here. Even the Z case must be ridiculously cheap to make.
    Yeah, I woul like LTE included for that price, but lots of flagships here, like the Mi4 (at least when it was launched) or IUNI U3, have no LTE. Most of them flagships are too thick (8.9mm)
    Maybe the price is because the two awesome cameras both with LED, a nice display, fast charging battery, dual SIM and, above all this, a high quality alloy body that makes the Zero thinner than the Iphone 6 (seriously wow).

    Just my opinion. Regards.

    • balcobomber25
      October 4, 2014

      Originally I thought the price was a bit much but then looking back I noticed that was the same price for the Gionee S5.5 which looks just like this and also lacked LTE. The reason that I think so many people don’t agree with the price is because you can get a Nubia Z7 mini and Xiaomi Mi3 for the same or less and both of those are much better phones.

    • astosenix
      October 7, 2014

      Yes, that is right. I guess it’s about the design so thin and premium feeling.

  25. balcobomber25
    October 4, 2014

    Andi,

    Are you sure about the $299 price for the Umi Zero?? Multiple retailers have it listed for as low as $229. At that price it is an interesting phone. Even OPPOMart who overcharges for everything isn’t that high.

    http://www.antelife.com/umi-ze

    http://vifocal.com/umi-zero-sm

    http://www.1949deal.com/umi-ze

    http://www.oppomart.com/umi-ze

    • astosenix
      October 7, 2014

      Yeah, 299 was like a bit much, not crazy at all as it’s quite a good phone, but i hope it is lower.
      Anyway, I live in china so not a big problem for me. What i need to know is the prie in here. Any clues?

  26. balcobomber25
    October 4, 2014

    Andi,

    Are you sure about the $299 price for the Umi Zero?? Multiple retailers have it listed for as low as $229. At that price it is an interesting phone. Even OPPOMart who overcharges for everything isn’t that high.

    http://www.antelife.com/umi-ze

    http://vifocal.com/umi-zero-sm

    http://www.1949deal.com/umi-ze

    http://www.oppomart.com/umi-ze

    • astosenix
      October 7, 2014

      Yeah, 299 was like a bit much, not crazy at all as it’s quite a good phone, but i hope it is lower.
      Anyway, I live in china so not a big problem for me. What i need to know is the prie in here. Any clues?