I received the UMi Z Pro (or UMiDigi with their recent rebranding) a few days ago and I’m pretty excited about the dual camera setup here as this is a true dual camera setup, Huawei P9/iPhone 7 style.
I wonder if the dual camera setup here will allow the UMiDigi Z Pro to compete with the big guys in photo quality. But before that, let’s get the unboxing out of the way!
UMiDigi Z Pro Specifications
|Processor||Mediatek Helio X27 Processor|
|Display||5.5″ 1920×1080 px, Sharp LCD|
|Operating System||Android 6.0|
|Cameras||3x Samsung 13MP Cameras|
|Physical Dimensions||1.3kg, 76 x 156 x 8.2 mm|
Big thanks to UMiDigi for providing this review unit. You can buy one here.
UMiDigi Z Pro Unboxing
The unboxing experience here is very similar to Yash’s unboxing of the original UMi Z. I was given not only the phone, but two additional cases and a tempered glass screen protector. There is no flip case here, but I’m not complaining. Both cases are rather flimsy but will do an adequate job protecting from drops.
UMiDigi Z Pro Hands On
My UMiDigi Z Pro came in grey and I don’t know if its my eyes playing tricks on my sense of touch, but the grey Z Pro feels ever so slightly better than my golden UMi Z.
Other than that real or perceived difference in feel, the UMiDigi Z Pro is exactly the same as the UMi Z which is not a bad thing. Its hefty, not Mi Mix style compact, but feels exquisite. My grey Z Pro feels amazing in hand, I like it a lot better than my gold UMi Z.
UMiDigi Z Pro First Impressions
Turning on the phone and we are greeted with Android 6.0 Marshmallow, no Nougat or OTA to Nougat yet. I’m slightly surprised it doesn’t come with Nougat since the recently released budget Cubot Rainbow 2 runs Nougat surprisingly well on an MTK6580.
UMiDigi Z Pro Final Thoughts
I’m actually quite excited to test out the dual camera setup on the back as I don’t think there is another true dual camera setup at this price point (e.g. 2 identical cameras on the back). It can be had on flash sale at several websites for $250 which is not a bad price for specs like these.
But to be fair it has to be compared to the best value phones in this range (meaning the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 which is $231). I don’t expect too much to be different in the UMiDigi Z Pro vs the UMi Z, but that will have to wait for the full review.