So, what is important in a smartphone nowadays? A nice design so you wouldn’t be ashamed to be seen with it; ergonomic shapes so you wouldn’t drop it; a metal body, so it’s cool to the touch, is often preferred; at least a decent camera for shareable shots is a must, and a good selfie snapper is always a pleasant bonus; performance should be reliable, and not edging on annoying, battery life should be long, and a fair price is an ultimate plus, yes? Well, UMi’s new smartphone does offer all of that in spades, it seems.
Here is Top 6 reasons why UMi Z is worth buying
UMi Z Step up your game with the new processor, which increases performance without sacrificing power efficiency
The UMi Z is an impressive handset, dressed in metal and sporting a 5.5-inch display with impressively thin side bezels on the front. The SHARP-made panel has a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels and its colors can be fine-tuned to the user’s liking thanks to the MiraVision technology, provided by MediaTek.
Speaking of MediaTek, its brand-new Helio X27 SoC is what beats under the UMi Z’s chest. It continues to employ 10 processor cores, split into three different clusters — each designed to work under different loads. This way, the phone is easy on the battery consumption when doing light tasks, but can turn the performance up to 11 if need be — the maximum clock speed the Helio X27 is capable of is 2.6 GHz, whereas it’s “light load” cluster works at 1.6 GHz. The SoC is coupled with 4 GB of Samsung-made RAM for extra multi-tasking prowess. The internal memory is a fast eMMC 5.1 chip, also made by Samsung, which provides 32 GB of storage. If this looks like it’s not enough — no worries, the UMi Z accepts microSD cards of up to 256 GB for storage expansion.
Dual ISP dual mode 13MP Camera delivers top-tier photo and video capture
Both the cameras are 13 MP Samsung-made sensors, which essentially means that your selfies will be turning out as good as your landscape shots with the main snapper. The back-facing camera uses both laser autofocus and phase detection autofocus for fast and reliable snaps. Additionally, the selfie camera has a soft light to enhance your selfies, while the flash on the back features a quad LED setup for more light and warmer, more color-accurate shots during the night.
Full Metal unibody to have it please to the eyes and hands
UMi Z follows Bauhaus principle in our design and manufacturing process. The principle is simple, we put user experience above all matters, while our aesthetic is unfolded in details of usability and crafting. We aim not just to make a powerful phone, but a Functional Artware ! You can Check out the UMI Z Unboxing video below:
For the first time ever, UMi released a full metal body, with only the two thin antenna lines in plastic for signal reception, just like the most famous flagships on the market iPhone 7, Meizu phones. Having a full metal body will mean having an uniformity of colors and materials which is impossible to get when using plastic part, giving sensations which will please the eye and the hand, like a flagship should do.
3780 mAh big battery for a day and beyond usage at just 8.2mm slim
The battery that keeps all the lights on is also an impressive piece of the puzzle that is the UMi Z — made by Sony, the cell holds 3,780 mAh of charge, which, combined with the Helio’s promised power-saving capabilities, should last an average user quite a while. Dare we say two days?
Pure Android Version
Certainly not least on the list, we have the operating system on board. The UMi Z ships with a “pure” Android 6 Marshmallow installed — this means no heavy re-skins and no plethora of system-bogging features. UMi promises that the handset will get patched to Android 7 Nougat in the next few months via an OTA update.
UMi Z Price
The UMi Z is currently listed on the Amazon.com website via third party retailers for $355. The manufacturer says that shipments will start end of this month.