With 2017 still in it’s early and young stage, smartphone brands have decided not to waste much time in releasing and unveiling flagship devices. The latest of such brands is Chinese smartphone company, UMi.

The flagship device released by UMi is the UMi Z smartphone. The UMi Z is a 2017 flagship smartphone from UMi. It has some super cool and exciting specifications and features like it is being powered by the Deca core(10 cores) Helio X27 chipset, the latest chipset from chipset manufacturer, Mediatek. Don’t let me bring the cat out of the bag yet. Just read on and be amazed.

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The UMI Z comes in a cutting edge Dual 3D design with round corners and very small screen to body ratio i.e minimum or small bezels which gives the device a really appealing and premium look. The body of this great looking smartphone is made of a single aluminum slab making it super thin, sleeky and attractive.

The volume buttons and power button are located on the right hand side of the device. The 3.5mm earpiece jack is sported on the top of the UMI Z device. The rear camera is also neatly and finely place at the top left corner on the backside of the device… with the LED flash just right beside it.

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The Umi Z comes with a 5.5”inch FHD display with 1080x1920p resolutions, with a 441 PPI pixel density which has been confirmed to be manufactured by SHARP.

An in-built Dragon trail Glass protector present over the display also makes the UMI Z scratch resistant.

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The front or selfie camera of the Umi Z has a Samsung S5K3L8 sensor which is renowned for producing high resolution and crystal clear images. Selfies taken with the UMI Z Samsung S5K3L8  selfie sensor enhances selfies by making them clearer and filled with vivid natural colors. What UMI aims with the UMI Z is tot take users selfie experience to the next level. A front flash nicknamed Spotlight by UMI is also present of device’s front.

On the rear side of the UMI Z, there exists another 13MP S5K3L8 with an additional dual focus system, which uses laser & PDAF focus for immediate focusing with a set of 4 LED flashlights making pictures brighter and colorful.

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The Umi Z comes out of the box with Android 6.0 Marshmallow but will surely receive an OTA update for Android 7.0 Nougat according to the Umi newsletters released by the smartphone company.

One unique and novel thing about the UMI Z is that it is the first device to sport the Helio X27. Alongside the Helio X27 is a 4GB of RAM for smooth functioning and multitasking.

The Umi Z also has a Deca-core processor (including Snapdragon MSM8996 2.4GHz + Helio X27 2.6GHz + Exynos 8890 2.4GHz + A9 1.85GHz), with Mali- T880 GPU which has been primarily optimized to consume less power and give more speed to this device.

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The Umi Z is packed out of the factory with a large battery juice of 3780mAh Li-ion battery manufactured by Sony. With an average standby time of 2 days coupled with processor and display designs optimized for less battery consumption consuming 20-30% less power than normal devices makes its already big battery juice last even longer during normal or heavy usage.

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The UMI Z is tagged at a $216 retail price. However, considering deeply, the specd=fications and features of this device, I would say it is a fair bargain at such retail price.

Check Full Specifications Below


  • 2G: Yes (GSM 850/900/1800/1900)MHZ
  • 3G: Yes (HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100MHz
  • LTE (4G): LTE-FDD (800 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600MHz)
  • Dual Sim: Yes, (Standby) 2 sim support functionality


  • Screen Size: 5.5 Inch IPS LCD Touchscreen
  • Screen Resolution: 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Pixel Density: n/a
  • Screen Display Type: Full IPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen


  • Ram: 4GB RAM
  • Internal Memory: 32GB ROM
  • External Memory: Yes Up-to 256GB
  • Sensor: Finger Print Scanner, Compass, Accelerometer, Proximity, Light
  • Chipset: Helio X27


  • Full Aluminum Metal Body Cover
  • Dimension: 76 x 156.1 x 8.2 mm
  • Weight: 175G
  • Colours: Gray, Gold.


  • Features: HDR, Autofocus, Geo-tagging, Panorama, LED
  • Front Facing Camera: 8 MP with LED Flash.
  • Rear/Back Camera: 13 MP Camera, 1080p HD Video
  • Video: Yes, 1080p@30fps, Geo targeting, touch focus, face detection


  • FM RADIO: Yes
  • Video Support: MPEG4, H.263, H.264, XviD
  • Music Support Type: MP3, eAAC+, WAV player.
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes


  • OS Version: Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
  • Java Support: Yes
  • Processor Type: Deca-core 1.6GHz quad-core, 2.0GHz quad-core, 2.6GHz dual-core (Mediatek Helio X27 MT6797)
  • Wi-Fi: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth: Yes v4.0
  • GPS: Yes – Glonass A GPS
  • USB: Micro v2.0


  • Battery Capacity- 3780mAh Lithium Battery.
  • Fast Charging Support: Yes
  • Standby Time: n/a
  • Talktime: n/a