UMI Z – The first Mediatek Helio X27 Deca Core powered Smartphone

The first Midrange Smartphone to offer the new Mediatek Helio X27, it also comes with Dual Samsung Cameras and 4K video recording.

Highlights of the UMI Z:

  • First Smartphone to offer the new Mediatek Helio X27 Deca Core Chipset
  • Scores 116K points on Antutu, compared to 80K on the Helio X25 (improved performance?)
  • Benchmark scores are higher than the Snapdragon 820 (is it better in terms of Raw Performance?)
  • 13 MP Samsung Sensor with Quad LED Flash and 4K Video Recording
  • 8.0 MP Samsung Front Camera Sensor with Soft Light Flash for night time selfies
  • Can be upgraded to Android 7.0
  • 5.5″ IPS IGZO 1080p Display
  • Touch ID 2.1 (Fingerprint Recognition)
  • Dual Sim Support (Nano Sims)
  • Dual Band WiFi, USB Type C
  • Sony 3780mAh Battery (Quick Charger Support)

What I am worried:

  • It still uses the same Mali-T880 MP4, which isn’t really that good in terms of gaming performance compared to Adreno counterparts (Gaming better than Adreno?) – Helio X25 Anyone? (Take a look at the Mali-T880 Gaming Performance here)

I don’t really have any issue with Mediatek, except maybe for their budget Helio P10, which performed atrocious. The Xiaomi Redmi Pro has the same Helio X25 and actually performs well when you want pure performance (over 80K points on Antutu). But I am more interested on the Gaming Performance, since Mali has really been behind in terms of pure gaming compared to Adreno. Anyway, I am also interested on how the Samsung cameras performs on 4K video, compared to the mainstream Sony Sensors available.

SpecsUmi Z
ChipsetMediatek MT Helio X27 2.6GHz 20nm Deca Core
GPU: Mali-T880 MP4 @ 875MHz (OpenGL ES 3.1)
MemoryRAM: Samsung 4 GB
ROM: 32 GB eMMC 5.1
Expansion: TF Card Support up to 256 GB maximum
OSPure Android 6.0 (OTA to Android 7.0)
Display5.5" IPS IGZO 2.5D
1920 x 1080 pixels
Rear Camera13 MP Samsung Sensor, Dual Focus, Quad LED Flash, PDAF (Laser), 4K Video Recording
Front Camera13 MP Samsung S5K3L8 Sensor, Selfie Softlight (LED Light)
Special FeaturesTouch ID 2.1 (Fingerprint Unlocking), FM Radio
NetworkDual nano SIM, Dual Standby
2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
3G: WCDMA 900/2100MHz
4G: FDD-LTE 800/1800/2100/2600MHz
ConnectivityBluetooth 4.1
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, WiFi 2.4/5GHz
USB Type C
SensorsAccelerometer, Ambient Light, Gravity, Gyroscope, Proximity, Hall
GPSGPS, A-GPS
IO1x USB Type C
2x Dual Sim Slot
1x 3.5mm Audio Out
1x MicroSD Card Slot
Dimensions156 x 76 x 9.1 mm
Weight: 175g
Batterybuilt-in Sony 3780mAh
Z Fast Charger (Full Charge 100 mins)
Adapter: 2.5A/1.67A (5V/7V/9V)

AVAILABILITY (Updated January 9, 2017)
Umi Z retails at $219 (SALE) – Buy here

Sale price valid until January 12, 2017

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Flash or Limited Time Sales (updated)

Dual Samsung Camera, 13 MP Rear PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus), Quad LED Flash and 4K Video Recording. It also has a 8.0 MP Samsung S5K3L8 Sensor Front Camera with Soft Light for night time Selfies.

Highlights of the UMI Z:

  • First Smartphone to offer the new Mediatek Helio X27 Deca Core Chipset
  • Scores 116K points on Antutu, compared to 80K on the Helio X25 (improved performance?)
  • Benchmark scores are higher than the Snapdragon 820 (is it better in terms of Raw Performance?)
  • 13 MP Samsung Sensor with Quad LED Flash and 4K Video Recording
  • 8.0 MP Samsung Front Camera Sensor with Soft Light Flash for night time selfies
  • Can be upgraded to Android 7.0
  • 5.5″ IPS IGZO 1080p Display
  • Touch ID 2.1 (Fingerprint Recognition)
  • Dual Sim Support (Nano Sims)
  • Dual Band WiFi, USB Type C
  • Sony 3780mAh Battery (Quick Charger Support)

What I am worried:

  • It still uses the same Mali-T880 MP4, which isn’t really that good in terms of gaming performance compared to Adreno counterparts (Gaming better than Adreno?) – Helio X25 Anyone? (Take a look at the Mali-T880 Gaming Performance here)

I don’t really have any issue with Mediatek, except maybe for their budget Helio P10, which performed atrocious. The Xiaomi Redmi Pro has the same Helio X25 and actually performs well when you want pure performance (over 80K points on Antutu). But I am more interested on the Gaming Performance, since Mali has really been behind in terms of pure gaming compared to Adreno. Anyway, I am also interested on how the Samsung cameras performs on 4K video, compared to the mainstream Sony Sensors available.

AVAILABILITY (Updated January 9, 2017)
Umi Z retails at $219 (SALE) – Buy here

Sale price valid until January 12, 2017

You may be interested:

Flash or Limited Time Sales (updated)

About Vincent
I am 27 years old and an avid fan of Phones and tablets. Writing blogs is my hobby and i have taken a keen interest in making Tablet and Phone Reviews.

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