UMIDIGI Z2 kicks off presale today at Gearbest for $249.99 and how it compares to Xiaomi Mi 8 ?


Our goals and the way to rebuild the reputation

UMIDIGI believes that everyone deserves a high quality phone with a great design, regardless of the price. Become a leading fashional and technology pioneer is the core ideas of our company. Let more people use our life-changing devices is our eternal mission. We believe that generous company and people will be more lucky. And become the No.1 mobile company among third-party mobile manufacturers is our annual goal in this year.

Maybe everyone felt the changes of UMIDIGI company starting from the UMIDIGI A1 Pro. Yeach, from the new model UMIDIGI A1 Pro UMIDIGI has changed a lot! From hardware to software, the UMIDIGI A1 Pro in both sides satisfied its users and we really thank for the support of our UMIDIGI’s fans. We know the reputation company is extreme important. So we will never do something like the marketing hype like the Lenovo Z5 did. And if we insist our marketing policy and try to provide our best product for our users, we know in the future the UMIDIGI brand will be well-known around crowds.

Presale UMIDIGI Z2 at $249.99 with $50 is a new milestone for us

No longer ago we introduced our new smartphone UMIDIGI Z2 series, including UMIDIGI Z2 and UMIDIGI Z2 Pro. And today the UMIDIGI Z2 goes on presale on Gearbest at $249.99 with $50 off, the Presale UMIDIGI Z2 Pro will start one month later. We would like to tell you this would be a new milestone for us. We hope every one of you would love this new smartphone, which we are working our butt off to let you feel our devotion to every details.

When speaking of colors, smartphone brand manufacturers are really creative when it comes to naming ‘flowery’ colors for their devices. From a marketing perspective, it works to a certain level but it can be boring when you have repeated colors. For example, Opal Black, Graphite Black, Jet Black, Black Matte and others. But UMIDIGI once again came up with an innovative feature, a color design that we didn’t think was possible –a twilight variant. And now the UMIDIGI Z2 is available for presale on Gearbest at $249.99 with $50 off(original price is $299.99)in three variants: The twilight, twilight black and black. Only the phantom version in this moment is not available. Shipment will start after 2 – 4 weeks.

The moment you open the box we know that a new world is opening for you! Happy to see you here, witnessing the new milestone with us together!

UMIDIGI Z2 PK Xiaomi Mi 8

The UMIDIGI Z2 is beautiful and gorgeous. Besides the unique appearance, from hardware to software the UMIDIGI Z2 is ready to PK the Xiaomi’s flagship Mi 8!


UMIDIGI Z2 Xiaomi 8
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT : 153.4* 74.4* 8.3 mm, 165 grams 154.9 *74.8 *7.6mm, 175 grams
DISPLAY 6.2 inches, 1080 x 2246p (Full HD+), 403 ppi, 19:9 ratio, IPS LCD 6.21 inches, 1080 x 2248p (Full HD+), 402 ppi, 19:9 ratio, AMOLED
PROCESSOR Helio P23 octa-core (4 x 2.0GHz Cortex A53  + 4 x 1.5GHz Cortex A53) Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, octa-core 2.8 GHz
MEMORY 6 GB RAM, 64 GB, micro SD slot 6GB RAM, 64 GB – 6GB RAM, 128 GB – 6 GB RAM, 256GB – micro SD slot
SOFTWARE Stock Android 8.1 Oreo MIUI 9.5 based on Android 8.1 Oreo
CONNECTIVITY Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac,GPS Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac,GPS
CAMERA Front/Rear Camera 16MP+8MP, F2.0 Rear Camera 12MP+12MP, F1.8+F2.4, Front Camera 20MP
BATTERY 3850 mAh, 18W fast charging 3400mAh, 18W fast charging
VARIANTS Twilight, Twilight Black, Phantom, Black Gold, Blue, White, Black
PRICE $249.99 $550


The design is one of the strongest points of UMIDIGI Z2 and Xiaomi 8. UMIDIGI Z2 is one of the most beautiful handsets in the midrange sector with a four-sides curved glass back and a shining aluminum frame. The same with the Xiaomi 8 except the cheaper not shining frame on Mi 8. Both smartphone adopt now-popular notch cutout with almost the same size, we can see the picture below, both smartphone almost has the same high screen-to-body ratio.

However, the UMIDIGI Z2 applied reflective back with popular gradient color, which on Mi8 series you can’t see it. The UMIDIGI Z2 now is available in three gradient color: Twilight, Twilight Black and Phantom. Especially when we talking about the Twilight color, the Twilight variant came to be was inspired by none other than the Northen Lights. And engineers UMIDIGI managed to achieve this harmonious look on the flagship was probably not an easy task. They have to go through countless body prototypes for the best results so in the end, they settled on a non-conductive vacuum metalizing (NCVM) coating for displaying the best aurora effect. And there we can see the cool design of Twilight variant, and the same with Twilight Black and phantom version, we made a bunch of prototypes to achieve the best color effect for our products.
So considering all of this, the UMIDIGI Z2 is definitely a big winner.

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The UMIDIGI Z2 and Xiaomi 8 have the same size notch. Both feature a Full HD+ resolution, both smartphone is lightweight and almost own the same size of body.The UMIDIGI Z2 applied IPS LCD screen while the Mi8 adopts an AMOLED screen. So the only difference is the material screen. Actually, in mobile industries, we consider the AMOLED screen is better than the LCD screen. So according to this at this moment the Xiaomi 8 wins.


We do not have enough data to establish which will be the best camera. These phones have a dual camera setup on their rear side. However, the UMIDIGI Z2 owns 16+8MP, F2.0 dual rear camera from Samsung sensor while the Mi8 comes from with rear camera 12MP+12MP, F1.8+F2.4. So for the rear camera is difficult to conclude which one is better. However, the UMIDIGI Z2 has better front cameras than Xiaomi 8. Z2 applied dual camera 16+8MP setup while Xiaomi 8 only features a 20MP front camera.


We are not going to argue that Xiaomi 8 has a better power performance than UMIDIGI Z2. The UMIDIGI Z2 equipped octa-core Helio P23 Soc while the xiaomi 8 applied the Snapdragon 845. So on the performance’s side, the Xiaomi8 is definitely much more powerful than the UMIDIGI Z2. On the software side, the UMIDIGI Z2 comes with stock android 8.1, and Russia LineageOS group declared to provide unofficial ROM for this device. As for Xiaomi 8, Mi8 works on company’s MIUI 9.5 which was based on Android 8.1. So once again it is difficult to say which one is a winner in the software side. Because someone more like the stock system without pre-installed apps, but someone more like the MIUI system.


UMIDIGI Z2 has a bigger battery with a capacity of 3850 mAh compared with Mi8’s 3400 mAh. But we have to see how well it has been optimized to know if its battery life will really be longer than the Xiaomi 8. Considering that UMIDIGI Z2 has 3850 mAh, there is a good chance that it will provide a longer battery life than its opponent. But we want to verify it before expressing a final judgment. And about the charging time, the UMIDIGI Z2 with 18W fast charging can be fully charged within 80 minutes while Mi8 need 100 minutes to be fully charged. From now on, UMIDIGI Z2 wins.


Price for UMIDIGI Z2 is very competitive. The UMIDIGI Z2 starts its presale now from $249.99 with $50 off at Gearbest. While Mi8 costs $550 in its configuration with 6GB of RAM and 64GB ROM. So in the price structure, the UMIDIGI Z2 definitely is a winner.

You can pre-order UMIDIGI Z2 already in here.

Giveaway winners unveiled! 10 trial users got one pair of UMIDIGI Z2 Pro & UMIDIGI Q1 for free!

We globally recruited 10 Trial Users for UMIDIGI Z2 Pro & UMIDIGI Q1, and now we are excited to tell you that the list of 10 trial users came out.

Congratulations! We will contact all the winners within 3 working days!

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Full specifications UMIDIGI Z2:

  • Screen : 6.2-inch Full HD+ (1080 x 2246)  LCD IPS screen
  • CPU : Helio P23 octa-core (4 x 2.0GHz Cortex A53  + 4 x 1.5GHz Cortex A53)
  • GPU : ARM Mali G71 MP2 700MHz
  • RAM : 6GB
  • Internal memory : 64GB
    OS: Stock Android 8.1
  • Rear camera : 16MP (F2.0)+8MP,Samsung sensor, autofocus (PDAF), Dual LED flash, 4K video recording
  • Front camera : 16MP+8MP with F2.0 aperture, Sony sensor, video recording 1080p
  • Connectivity : Both SIM slots are compatible with 4G, support 4G LTE in both slots simultaneously.
  • 2G: GSM 2 /3 /5 /8
  • 2G: CDMA1X BC0,BC1
  • 3G: EVDO BC0,BC1
  • 3G: WCDMA 1 /2 /4 /5 /8
  • 3G: TD-SCDMA 34 /39
  • 4G: TDD-LTE 34 /38 /39 /40 /41
  • 4G: FDD-LTE 1 /2 /3 /4 /5 /7 /8 /12 /13 /17 /18 /19 /20 /25 /26 /28A /28B  
  • Single/dual SIM (type: nano), Bluetooth v4.0, Wi-Fi, Type-C USB port, GPS/GLONASS
  • Battery : 3850mAh(typ)
  • Quick Charge: 18W Fast charge
  • Dimensions : 153.4 mm * 74.4 mm * 8.3 mm
  • Weight : 165 g
  • Other : FM radio, gravity sensors, proximity, light sensor, fingerprint scanner
  • Colors : Twilight, Twilight Black, Phantom, Black
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1 Comment

  1. apple2005
    June 12, 2018

    Hi, I want to ask where is the pioneer of this website Mr Andy? He used to write his own news and reviews on this site but since long time we didn’t hear him, why?