Released mid 2017 with its lite version which is 8.2mm thick, the Z1 twins are absolutely awesome devices and are also competing with flagships, even recent ones. There’s no difference between them, just that the Z1 Pro is slimmer (6.95mm) than the Z1 (8.2mm).
Quickly, let’s go over some quick details before we see the full review. Enjoy the ride.
Umidigi Z1 pro Basic Features
Network: 2G / 3G / 4G
Display: 5.5 inches FHD AMOLED display (1080 x 1920 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~401 ppi density))
Software: Android v7.1 Nougat
Processor: 2.3GHz Octa-core Mediatek MT6757
Memory: 64 GB ROM | 4 GB RAM | 256GB sdCard suport
Cameras: Front — 5mp(1080p, flash) | Rear — Dual: 13MP + 5MP Dual Rear (quad flash, autofocus)
Battery: 4000 mAh, Li-ion, Non removable.
Now that we’ve had a quick glance, let’s break it all down in the review, you can also Jump to Specs
Display, Storage and Platform
The Umidigi Z1 pro straps on a 5.5 inches FHD AMOLED display which consumes lesser power. It also has the touchscreen made of gorilla glass 4 into 2.5D design which gives room for its face-mounted fingerprint scanner. Impressive.
Featuring 401 ppi pixels density on 1080*1920 pixels resolution, graphics are sharp and crystal and for protection, it comes with a glass screen guard.
Just like the s2 Pro, the Umidigi z1 twins sport a whooping 6GB of RAM for cache storing and efficient multitasking capabilities. Not stopping there, it bring along 64GB of internal storage and supports up to 256GB sdCard which uses the sim 2 slot.
Beneath the iPhone 7-like body design is a Cortex-A53 2.3GHz Octa-Core CPU running along with MediaTek’s MT6737 chipset and ARM Mali-T880 mp2 graphics card. These coupled with the RAM above results in a flat, slick and efficient device… The true face of “SMARTPHONE”.
The Z1 pro comes with Android 7.1 out of box, I really don’t know if an upgrade is coming or not but it’s unlikely.
Camera and Media
The rear camera combo is great, but we’ve seen the likes of it and in fact, far better ones. And front camera? Well, just see below…
It sports a 5mp lens as the front camera with a soft flash. More than a few devices picked this lens last year, hopefully it will be dropped this year.
The dual rear camera setup is a 13MP lens as the major lens and another 5MP lens + quad led flash. Features include Geo-tagging, face detection, autofocus, touchfocus, HDR, panorama and videos are recorded at 1080p, 2K and 4K.
For the media aspect, we have our Audio player, Video Player, Sound recorder, Video recorder, Photo shooter, Photo editor, FM Radio and 3.5mm jack for headphones.
Battery and Comms
As it’s been earlier mentioned, it sports a 4000mAh non-removable Lithium Ion battery with fast charge tech. That’s way cooler than many others. Up to 15 days standby time.
Comms? Wi-Fi 802.11, Wi-Fi direct, Hotspot, GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS, Bluetooth 4.1 with A2DP and EDR, FM radio, microUSB type-C with USB OTG, 2G, 3G and 4G.
Umidigi Z1 pro Price in Nigeria
As at the time of writing this article, the Umidigi Z1 pro is between #100,000 to #110,000 in Nigeria, price varies based on location.
From the same mother is the Umidigi s2 pro, more recent are the Huawei Honor 7X and Xiaomi Mi 5X
Umidigi Z1 pro Full Specs
|Status||Released. May, 2017|
|Navigation||Touchscreen, Gorilla glass|
|Battery||4000mAh, Li-Ion, non removable.|
|Colours||Passion Red , Matte Black|
|Resolution||1080*1920 pixels, (~401 ppi density) FHD AMOLED|
|CPU||Octa-core 2.3GHz Cortex-A53|
|GPU||ARM Mali-T880 mp2|
|SdCard||Yes, up to 256gb. Hybrid (sim 2 slot)|
|Primary (rear)||13 + 5 MP (Samsung camera, quad flash)|
|Secondary (front)||5MP (f/2.0, flash)|
|Features||LED flash, Panorama, Touch focus, Geo-tagging, HDR, face detection, auto focus|
Comms & Networks
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS|
|Headphones||Yes, 3.5mm Jack|
|Sim slots||2 (Hybrid)|
|Sim Type||Nano Sim|
Sensors & Controls
|Ambient light sensor||Yes|
|Fingerprint||Yes (Face mounted)|