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UMi Z (2016)

Android OS v6.0 (Marshmallow)
Mediatek Helio X27 MT6797X
Mali-T880 MP4
4 GB / 32 GB
5.5 inch (1080 x 1920 px)
13 MP, 4160 x 3120 px, autofocus

The manufacturer offers this phone with a 5.5 inch IGZO display, a Mediatek Helio X27 MT6797X SoC, and 4 GB of RAM.

Explore its advantages and disadvantages!

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This article shares our personal experiences and thoughts about using the UMi Z smartphone. We hope to offer helpful insights to others interested in this device.

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UMi Z specifications

BrandUMi
NameZ
ModelZ
Release date2016

Weight, dimensions, colors

Weight6.17 oz
Colorsgold, gray
SIM typeNano SIM

The weight of UMi Z is about 6.17 oz with battery. This is average for smartphones of the same size. Smartphones use a Nano SIM as a small chipcard for a subscriber identity module (SIM).

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System, chipset, performance

OS versionAndroid OS v6.0 (Marshmallow)
SoCMediatek Helio X27 MT6797X
CPUDeca-core, Dual-core 2.6 GHz Cortex-A72, Quad-core 2 GHz Cortex-A53, Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53
GPUMali-T880 MP4

The UMi Z comes with Android OS v6.0 (Marshmallow) out of the box. Google has integrated many services with Android. These include Google Maps, Gmail, and Google Drive. This Mediatek Helio X27 MT6797X is a fast CPU. It can handle complex tasks and run many apps at once. Many mobile devices use ARM Mali GPUs. They are well known for their good performance and power efficiency.

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Display type, size, resolution

Display typeIGZO
Screen size5.5 inch
Resolution1080 x 1920 px
Multitouch supportyes

This IGZO displays can have high pixel densities. This allows for sharper, more detailed images. The 5.5 inch display make this smartphone pocket-friendly. The size of the screen is measured diagonally, from corner to corner.

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Memory, storage

RAM4 GB
Internal storage32 GB
Memory card slotmicroSD

The UMi Z comes with 4 GB of RAM, which is considered to be sufficient for most users' needs. Having more RAM alone does not guarantee better performance. Generally, a smartphone should have a minimum of 32 GB of internal storage. The Z has 32 GB. We can expand the internal storage (32 GB) with a compatible microSD card.

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Cameras, flash

Main camera13 MP, 4160 x 3120 px, autofocus
FlashLED
Selfie camera13 MP

This single camera can be enough for many smartphone users, it depends on their photography needs and preferences. The Z does not have optical image stabilization (OIS).

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Connectivity, network, wireless

GSM 2G bands850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G / 3G / 4G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetoothv4.0, A2DP
GPSA-GPS, GLONASS
NFCno
FM radioyes
USBUSB Type-C
Headphone3.5 mm jack

The UMi Z supports 4G/LTE networks. This phone like all modern smartphones, is capable of connecting to Wi-Fi networks. The Z smartphone is capable of connecting to Bluetooth devices. This phone has a built-in GPS. The phone isn't NFC (Near Field Communication) capable. NFC is not essential for basic phone functionality, but it can be useful. The 3.5 mm headphone jack allows us to connect wired headphones or earphones to the device.

Battery type, capacity, charger

TypeLi-Ion 3780 mAh, non-removable

The Li-Ion 3780 mAh, non-removable battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The Li-ion is a low maintenance battery. It does not need periodic full discharge. The battery of Z isn't removable without voiding the warranty.

Features, sensors, specials

Sensorsaccelerometer, fingerprint, light, proximity
SpecialsDragontrail Glass, Dual SIM, Fast charging

Today, smartphones come with many sensors. They help make the user experience better. The accelerometer provides information about the smartphone's movement in three axes. These are X (horizontal), Y (vertical), and Z (depth). The Z phone has a fingerprint scanner. The light sensor detects the level of light in the environment. Dual SIM is great for businesses. They want to give staff a device with separate numbers and bills for personal and business use. The fast charging technology comes in handy when we need quick juice on our device.

Verdict, pros and cons

Every phone has its strengths and weaknesses, and this UMi phone is no exception. As with any device, there are aspects that shine and others that fall short. By examining both sides, we can paint a complete picture of what this phone has to offer. Let's explore its standout features and areas for improvement. Remember, this is just my opinion, and yours might be different.

Pros

  • IGZO display
  • adequate memory
  • microSD slot
  • Dual SIM support

Cons

  • limited-size screen
  • single camera setup
  • no OIS function
  • no 5G support
  • no NFC feature
  • low-capacity battery
  • no digital compass
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Lucas Bradley I'm Lucas Bradley, the founder of the Phone42.com site. I love technology, especially smartphones, and I've been working with tech stuff for more than 20 years. This means I've seen a lot of changes and have learned a bunch about what makes a good phone. On Phone42.com, I look at all kinds of phones. They can be from big, well-known companies or new ones trying to make their mark. I want to help people understand what's new and cool in the world of smartphones, in a way that's easy to get.