UMi Z: The cheapest alternative to play demanding 3D games on?


In recent years, an increasing number of people have begun playing games on their mobile devices, sometimes more, sometimes less demanding ones. So, how do you know which phones are able to run your favorite 3D games smoothly without incurring into lag or dropped frames?


Obviously, it doesn’t only depend on one factor alone, every component of the phone has to work together to achieve the best gaming experience possible. The UMi Z from the recently renamed UMIDIGI is a device with high-end hardware and a very affordable price, so what about we have a closer look at its gaming capabilities, through some benchmarks and real gaming scenarios.

Before that, a short sum up for those who aren’t aware of all the phone’s details. The UMi Z is powered by the latest MediaTek Helio X27 deca-core SoC clocked at 2.6Ghz, 4GB of RAM and 32GB of memory. Knowing this, let’s see how the phone actually performed. Here’s the Antutu score:


Followed by a processor benchmark on GeekBench 4.

In GFX Benchmark we have a look on how the UMi Z compares to other phones in the most popular games.

To end with the Vellamo Benchmark which benchmarks the general speed of the phone in Chrome browsing, Metal and multicore loads.

As we mentioned at the beginning of the article, we weren’t going to show you just benchmark scores but some real gaming scenarios as well.

Here’s a video of the UMi Z running Real Racing 3:

This is how it runs Hellgate London:

and finally N.O.V.A. Legacy:

Overall, the UMi Z seems to deliver solid gaming skills, it can power through most demanding games without suffering and it comes at a price that makes it a very appealing choice for gamers on a budget. If you’re interested in buying one, you can get the UMi Z over here at $50 off retail price.

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