The UMIDIGI S2 Lite was launched only a week back but it’s already set to be one of the best devices in the more affordable price range. The S2 Lite will soon go on pre-sale (January 22nd) so we decided to give you guys an general overview of the phone, helping some of you determine whether to get it or not; keep reading!
Let’s begin with the main highlight of the UMIDIGI S2 Lite – its screen. The smartphone does indeed feature a 6-inch 18:9 display coated in Corning Gorilla Glass 4, with thin borders on the top and bottom of the screen to give it a more appealing look. The display offers a 1440*720 resolution, which doesn’t sound like a lot, but it being LCD makes it still look relatively sharp and doesn’t cause any noticeable jaggedness around text.
The screen will also have a quite high screen brightness according to the manufacturer with punchy colors and good viewing angles. Additionally, the notifications LED will supports a breathing light effect and 3 different colors, which gives the user a possibility to customize their notifications.
What’s really nice about the UMIDIGI S2 Lite (and we think you’ll agree) is its full metal unibody and its light weight at just 186 grams. That’s quite low considering the smartphone also packs a massive 5100mAh long lasting battery. There is no doubt that the big battery capacity could provide at least two days of autonomy.
UMIDIGI also fitted a 16MP+5MP dual-lens high-resolution camera setup and a 5MP front shooter on the phone. The sensors are provided by Omnivision, which is a new trend we’re seeing with smaller phone makers, hopefully it will increase image quality. The dual-lens cameras will of course let you use effects like adding bokeh when shooting as well.
The UMIDIGI S2 Lite also integrates an easy and safe way to unlock your phone – Face ID. More specifically the phone features facial recognition technology in its 2nd generation which supports Bioassay system. It scans multiple areas of your face and unlocks after identifying only your very own biological facial features. You can’t unlock UMIDIGI S2 Lite via photos or videos.
Down below you can check out how the setup process works.
As far as the external design goes, the high reflective metal back should look really nice. The body is made of a whole piece of aluminium and sports a “New Antenna Design”, making the phone look sleek while improving the touch feel and reducing slipperiness.
Finally, let’s have a roundup of the specs we’ll find on the UMIDIGI S2 Lite. The smartphone will come with Android 7 out of the box and a plan to update to Android 8.1, running on a Mediatek MT6750T CPU and 4GB of RAM, which should make it pretty snappy.
In the Antutu benchmark (we can see in the video below) the UMIDIGI S2 Lite got a score of 58850 points, so gaming on it won’t be an issue neither.