UMIDIGI Z2 Pro VS Huawei P20 Pro – How Much Should You...

UMIDIGI Z2 Pro VS Huawei P20 Pro – How Much Should You Pay for a Flagship Phone? (Video)

Does three times the price mean three times the quality? UMIDIGI doesn't think so!

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UMIDIGI Z2 Pro vs Huawei P20 Pro

During this last year, we’ve seen UMIDIGI greatly improve the build quality on their handsets, along with better materials, specs and a more mature software development team. That’s probably why UMIDIGI has reached the success few other growing Chinese phone maker have done, at least as far as online popularity goes.

The company is, of course, aware of that and this is why they’re very confident the UMIDIGI Z PRO will do very well in the market. Their latest flagship is indeed the best phone they’ve ever released, coming with a pretty interesting set of specs, modern design and very reasonable price.

Pricing is what probably lead them to compare their UMIDIGI Z2 Pro against the much more expensive Huawei P20 Pro at around three times the cost. So, with that in mind, let’s check out the comparison video below.

Build quality

Both phones appear to have a flagship-grade build quality and sport that premium look. On the front, both of them feature a FHD+ display with the notch. The Z2 manages to reach a smaller bottom bezel because of the rear fingerprint scanner. The Z2 PRO also comes in a luxury Ceramic variant along the popular Twilight Gradient and a new Carbon Fiber one, while P20 PRO offers the same Gradient color, in addition to plain black, a midnight black and pink ones. On the back, the UMIDIGI Z2 PRO chose to have a symmetrical design of the cameras and the fingerprint sensors, while the P20 Pro went for the “Apple style”, with decentered cameras.

UMIDIGI Z2 Pro

Cameras

Both phones offer first class shooting options: UMIDIGI chose a dual setup with two 16+8MP sensors, with an aperture of f/1.7, Huawei’s flagship used three cameras with 40+20+8MP with f/1.6 aperture, so the P20 Pro has the edge here, but let’s not forget the $1000$ vs $299 price tag, and we are also very anxious to see how the Z2 PRO will perform, since it will also use improved algorithms paired with top SAMSUNG sensors. We are pretty sure we won’t see 3 times worse photos, but a closer competitor.

Software

Both smartphones come with Android 8.1 Oreo, but they use 2 different approach: UMIDIGI chose the Android Stock Experience, for a system free of bloatware, fast, stable and open for users customizations, while Huawei used their own skin, called EMUI, which brings a more customized experience, so it’s just a matter of tastes here.

Charging

The Z2 PRO takes the lead here, since it comes with both wireless charge and Quick Charge through cable, while the P20 Pro only offers Quick Charge through cable, although being slightly faster.

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UMIDIGI Z2 Pro

Performance

Obviously, the P20 Pro has a more powerful SoC, but both phones have been extensively tested with lots of apps and games on play store and they both perform very well in all the assigned tasks, the P20 Pro gets the edge on the most demanding 3D games, but the Z2 PRO with its Helio P60 under the hood is pretty capable of running most of the new games without a hassle.

Pricing

That’s where the Z2 PRO really shows how it’s done: for 299$ it’s able to offer an extremely well-rounded product able to go toe-to-toe in many aspects with the $1000 flagship P20 Pro, and even offering some extra features like the wireless charge and the luxury Ceramic Variant.

UMIDIGI Z2 Pro

Are the Extra HP of the processor and the triple cameras enough to fork 700$ more, if you can find an affordable and well-rounded device with very good performance, premium materials and top build quality at 1/3 of the price? UMIDIGI doesn’t think so and really believes in its product, labeling it as “A Flagship for Everyone”.

Global open sales for Z2 PRO are open at Gearbest from $299.99! The time is limited from August 13th till August 19th with up to $60 off. Snap now and Learn more UMIDIGI Z2 Pro on official website right here.

UMIDIGI Z2 Pro specs versus the competition

UMIDIGI Z2 Pro Huawei P20 Pro
Display size, resolution 6.2-inch LCD IPS Screen; 1080×2246 pixels 6.1-inch OLED; 1080×2240 pixels
Pixel density 403 ppi 408 ppi
Dimensions (Millimeters) 153.4×74.4×8.3 mm 155×73.9×7.8 mm
Weight ( Grams) 165g 180g
Mobile software Stock Android 8.1 Oreo EMUI 8.1 based on Android 8.1 Oreo
Camera 16-megapixel (S5K2P7, f/1.7), 8-megapixel (S5K4H7, f/2.0) 40 MP (RGB, f/1.8 aperture) + 20 MP (Monochrome, f/1.6 aperture) + 8 MP (Telephoto, f/2.4 aperture
Front-facing camera 16-megapixel (IMX371, f/2.0), 8-megapixel 24-megapixel, f/2.0 aperture
Video capture 4K 4K
Processor Helio P60 HUAWEI Kirin 970 CPU
Storage 128GB 128GB
RAM 6GB 6GB
Expandable storage 256GB 256GB
Battery 3550mAh 4000mAh
Connector USB-C USB-C
Wireless Charge 15W N/A
Variants Twilight, Carbon Fiber, Luxury Ceramic Twilight, Black, Pink Gold, Midnight Blue
Special features NFC,Global bands,single/dual SIM (type: nano), Bluetooth v4.2, Wi-Fi,GPS/GLONASS Global bands, Fingerprint sensor, single/dual SIM (type: nano), Bluetooth v4.0, Wi-Fi, Type-C USB port, GPS/GLONASS
Price (USD) $299.99 (Twilight, Carbon Fiber), $359.99 (Ceramic) From $1099
(6GB+128GB version)
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