UMi Z - First MediaTek Helio X27 smartphone

by Timo2. January
At the end of January 2017, the UMi Z is expected to go on sale, making it the first smartphone to use the current MediaTek Helio X27 processor. But not only the processor can be seen, on the data sheet makes the new UMi smartphone otherwise neat what. It may take some time until the first reviews of the UMi Z are released. Nevertheless, we would like to share with you our first assessment!





Display diagonal: 5.5 inches
Display resolution: 1920 x 1080 pixels
Display type: SHARP® IGZO

CPU: MediaTek Helio X27
GPU: Mali-T880MP4

Internal memory: 32GB
Memory extension: Yes (to 256GB)

Main Camera: 13 Megapixel SAMSUNG S5K3L8
* Laser AF
* Quad LED flash
Front camera: 13 megapixel SAMSUNG S5K3L8
* Softlight LED

SIM: Dual-SIM (Hybrid)
GSM 850(B5)/900(B8)/1800(B3)/1900(B2)
WCDMA 900 (B8) / 2100 (B1)
LTE FDD 2100(B1)/1800(B3)/2600(B7)/800(B20)

WiFi: 802.11 a / b / g / n
Bluetooth: 4.1
GPS: Yes
Sensors: G-Sensor, P-Sensor, L-Sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Hall

Battery: 3.780mAh
Quick batch: PE +
OS: Android 6

Size: 15.60 x 7.60 x 0.91 cm
Weight: 175g

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UMi Z teaser on the official UMi Mobile YouTube channel

Unibody design

Like the latest UMi top models, the UMi Z also uses a metal unibody design. The manufacturer promises "Dual 3D" case edgesthat make the smartphone appear even more sleek, as well as low-profile display edges. That Chinese smartphone manufacturers like to fib with the term "bezeless", you already know from past models. Even the highly praised by UMi processing quality is rather critical. The last UMi devices we tested promised a lot, but were less convincing in terms of processing. Whether UMi has learned from the mistakes and whether the UMi Z will be better processed, we will learn only with the appearance of the first test reports.

UMi Z test

MediaTek Helio X27

The UMi Z will be the first smartphone released in early December MediaTek Helio X27 will appear. This SoC is not based on a new processor architecture, but joins the already released processors "Helio X20" and "Helio X25". Equipped with a total of 10 processor cores, which in 2 Cortex-A72 cores (2.6GHz), 4 Cortex-A53 cores (2.0GHz), and 4 Cortex-A53 cores (1.6GHz) subdivide, the Helio X27 offers a powerful overall package. The GPU of the SoC is a ARM Mali-T880MP4that clocks with maximum 875MHz. Supporting are the processor 4GB memory to the side. Personal files and apps are included 32GB large flash memory to disposal. A additional memory extension Using a microSD memory card is supported with up to 256GB. Note, however, that the UMi Z only with a so-called "Hybrid Slot" makes you decide between the memory extension and a second SIM!

On the data sheet leaves the hardware technical equipment a good impression. In practice, the UMi Z is expected to be a powerful smartphone, which is suitable for a smooth and multi-taskable everyday use.

UMi Z Review

High-resolution main and front camera

Both the main camera and the front camera use an 13 megapixel Samsung S5K3L8 image sensor. The same image sensor was already used in the UMi Plus, as well as in some models of the Xiaomi Redmi 3 and Note 4 series. The Samsung ISOCELL technology ensures a far-reaching color fidelity even in poor lighting conditions. The MediaTek Imagiq ISP of the Helio X27 SoC enables high-resolution video recordings with up to 4K. In addition, the main camera by a PDAF (Phase Detection Autofocus) and a laser focus supported. The best possible illumination is ensured Quad-LED flashwhich is mounted beside the main camera. Particularly striking is the front camera, with the help of additional "Soft Light LED" to make excellent selfies.

UMi Z, Selfie Soft Light Top level focus

UMi Z - dual camera teaser

Battery, Fast-Charge and Other

UMi indicates the battery capacity of the UMi Z 3.780mAh on. This value is "still" to be treated with caution, since UMi has also often indicated a higher value for the battery capacity, which was never comprehensible in the test report. With the PE + Quick Charge Technology the battery should be fully charged already after 100 minutes and achieve a two-day runtime with average usage. The charging socket is one USB Type-C Port.

Below the display is a Microarray 3D fingerprint scanner with which the smartphone can be unlocked in no time. On 3.5mm headphone jack is available. Stand for wireless transmission WiFi (802.11a / b / g / n) and Bluetooth 4.1 to disposal. The in this country usual network standards of 2G through 3G to 4G are supported. GPS and an e-compass are available as well as one Range of sensorswhich is an acceleration sensor, a brightness sensor, a G-sensor, a gyroscope, a Hall sensor and a proximity sensor. With delivery of the UMi Z will Android 6 be installed on the smartphone. UMi also promises an update to Android 7which is being distributed to OTA (Over The Air). When the update will appear UMi has not yet announced.

UMi Z Fast Charge

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