UMIDIGI Z2 Pro VS Samsung Note 9 – Is it worth over 3 times the price?


UMIDIGI Z2 Pro vs Samsung Note 9

The new UMIDIGI Z2 Pro just started its presales and with it its hopes to take over the mid-range market. At around the same time, another huge company – Samsung – launched their flagship for 2018, the fan loved Galaxy Note 9. So, after facing the Huawei P20 Pro yesterday, the UMIDIGI Z2 Pro today gets compared against the much more expensive Note 9 which sells at $1000, against the $299.99 (on Gearbest) of the Z2 Pro.

The UMIDIGI Z2 Pro is, of course, not fighting in the same high-end league as its processor is not a direct match for the Samsung’s flagship SoC. That said, in most other aspects and features, the phone can stand the ground quite formidably, making it a valid option in the $300 price range.

So, let’s begin with the external aspect of the phones. The UMIDIGI Z2 Pro offers a stunning design with its four-sided curved glass body and the special phone back in Twilight, Carbon Fiber black or the premium ceramic edition. The hardware inside is quite solid too, we indeed find an octa-core Helio P60 processor, 6GB of LPDDR4X RAM, 128GB of internal storage, 16MP+8MP dual rear camera with f/1.7 big aperture, 18W fast charging capable of fully charging the battery in just 80 minutes, 15W fast wireless charging capable of fully charging in 100 minutes. It supports 7 network modes, 36 global bands, NFC and much more.

UMIDIGI Z2 Pro vs Samsung Note 9

The Samsung galaxy Note 9 instead comes with an extra large 6.4-inch screen, a 4,000mAh battery, a beastly Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor and either 128GB or 512GB of storage. It also comes with wireless charging, with maximum power also being 15W. However, UMIDIGI’s home-made Q1 wireless charger does look more premium than Samsung’s counterpart.

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If you like to compare to raw specs, then check out the tablet below between the two phones.

VS Samsung Galaxy Note 9 UMIDIGI Z2 Pro
Display 6.4 inches, Super AMOLED (2960×1440), 516 ppi 6.2-inch LCD IPS Screen; 1080×2246 pixels, 403 ppi
Processor Snapdragon 845 Helio P60
RAM/Internal Storage 128GB/512GB 128GB
Cameras 12+12MP dual rear camera, f/1.5; 8MP front camera,f/1.7 16+8MP dual rear camera,f/1.7; 16+8MP front camera,f/2.0
Battery 4000mAh 3550mAh
Charge Wireless charge at 15W; Quick Charge 2.0 Wireless charge at 15W; Fast Charge 18W
Connectivity Sensors/etc. fingerprint, gyro, proximity, compass, S Pen fingerprint, gyro, proximity, compass, global bands
OS Android 8.1 Oreo

Samsung Experience 9.5

Stock Android 8.1 Oreo
Dimensions 161.9 x 76.4 x 8.8 mm; 201g 153.4 x 74.4 mm x 8.3 mm; 165g
Variants Ocean Blue,Midnight Black,Lavender Purple,Metallic Copper Twilight, Carbon fiber black, Ceramic Edition
Pricing $1000 $299

So, which phone do you think is the best bang for the back? Let us know down below!

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5 Comments

  1. Naail Zahid
    August 17, 2018

    This is like comparing a Toyota to a Ferrari. You cannot be serious…

  2. Marius Cirsta
    August 18, 2018

    I think we can compare the UMIDIGI to the Mi8 which costs not much more but has quite a different SOC and comes from a company that is consistent in releasing updates and supporting their products.

    • Josef Izchaki
      August 31, 2018

      More like the Poco F1

  3. SkidMark007
    August 19, 2018

    Hey! Lets compare Skeat and Steak?

    Same letters, similar words, and both can be put on a plate…but one you cant eat and the other taste awesome! And steak cost a lot compared to the other! Even if both are served fresh, which do you want for dinner?

    Bang for the buck…you cant ask that without a sh¡t-faced smile on your mug! The Note9 wins even if you got the other phone for free!

    Last week they compared the Umidigi junk to the P20 Pro. Give us all a break, paying people to write these dumb articles is almost FUNNY! But its insulting to regular readers! Shame on you and your FAKE news comparisons!

  4. Antonio Rodrigues
    November 28, 2018

    I think the intention was to compare a good mobile phone with another good mobile phone at the price difference. They are different markets but Umidigi does not shame anyone and is a bele smartphone