UMIDIGI S2 Review: Bezel-Less Design with 6 inches Screen 2017

UMIDIGI S2 Review: Bezel-Less Design with 6 inches Screen 2017

In the summer of 2017, many news portals were busy discussing the soon-to-be-released UMIDIGI novelties, and the other day the unusual UMIDIGI S2 smartphone finally came to our review.

The trend for phones that almost completely lost frames around the screen, gained momentum after the release of Mi Mix from the company Xiaomi (fall of 2016), although long before the frameless smartphone was noted Sharp.

If in 2015 the most popular were fingerprint scanners and dual cameras, then in 2017 fashion trendsetters became smartphones that got rid of wide fields around the screen. The budget solutions have succeeded in this, one of which visited our review.

UMIDIGI S2 4G Phablet

Price: $179.99 SEP 18-25

6.0 inch with 720 x 1440 pixels, RAM: 4GB, ROM: 64GB, Battery: 5100mAh, Android 6.0, Helio P20 Octa Core 2.3GHz

UMIDIGI S2 4G Phablet

Price: $179.99 SEP 18-25

6.0 inch with 720 x 1440 pixels, RAM: 4GB, ROM: 64GB, Battery: 5100mAh, Android 6.0, Helio P20 Octa Core 2.3GHz

UMIDIGI S2: Design and Appearance

Even when removed from the box, UMIDIGI S2 draws attention. The smartphone differs from its brethren with wide frames, so it feels very unusual in the hands. Even more, impressions appear after inclusion, when you can fully appreciate the desired frameless ness.

UMIDIGI S2 Review: Bezel-Less Design with 6 inches Screen 2017

It looks like a novelty, we will not blame it, it’s cool, but it differs from what the manufacturer so actively promoted before the official presentation on luring photos. The framework is still there, and they are quite noticeable.

From the bottom is a wide chin, common to most smartphones, on the top – a significantly reduced, but still noticeable frame, along with the edges – everything is not bad, but far from being “bezel-less”. Be that as it may, the UMIDIGI S2 looks fresh and attractive.

UMIDIGI S2 Review: Bezel-Less Design with 6 inches Screen 2017

Available colors are not many – blue and black. Perhaps in the future, the manufacturer will update the line with new color options, but for now, it will be necessary to be satisfied with this. We ordered the UMIDIGI S2 in red for the review – it seemed more original to us than black.

In general, both versions look modern, stylish and solid. The case of the smartphone shines, shimmers and is very pleasantly felt in the hands. The materials were metal (frame) and tempered glass (front and rear panel). Design Doogee Mix looks much more expensive than its cost.

UMIDIGI S2 Review: Bezel-Less Design with 6 inches Screen 2017

As you noticed from the characteristics, we have a 5.5-inch device, but it is comparable in size to smartphones with a screen diagonal of 5 inches. Due to getting rid of the Doogee framework, it was possible to develop one of the most compact phones with a 5.5-inch display. But you can not call a light Mix – almost 200 grams.

The front of the UMIDIGI S2 is almost completely occupied by the display. At the top is a thin slit of the spoken speaker and camera, here are the standard sensors. On the back is physical, got a built-in fingerprint scanner, triggered in 0.1 seconds.

UMIDIGI S2 Review: Bezel-Less Design with 6 inches Screen 2017

The first thing that really can disappoint is the micro-USB connector. The company tried in every possible way to expose the Doogee Mix with a modern smartphone (both a frameless screen, a flagship processor, and a decent amount of memory), but the Type-C probably did not have enough money.

Micro-USB took its place in the center of the bottom end, surrounded by grilles of the speaker (one of them – for symmetry). The upper end is endowed with a single 3.5 mm headphone jack.

UMIDIGI S2 Review: Bezel-Less Design with 6 inches Screen 2017

On the right side are a familiar swing volume control and power button. Left – tray for 2 SIM-cards (micro + nano). It is possible to install a memory card instead of one SIM card.

On the back side, a double main camera rushes into the eyes, slightly protruding from the case. The center for the standard is the company logo.

UMIDIGI S2: Screen

Let’s move on to the main feature of UMIDIGI S2. As already noted, the smartphone received a large screen of 6.0 inches, although under frame conditions it does not look that big. The manufacturer uses the matrix Super AMOLED from Samsung, which already inspires confidence.

UMIDIGI S2 Review: Bezel-Less Design with 6 inches Screen 2017

But the resolution is not 2K, and not even FullHD, but only 1440 x 720 pixels. And, although the image looks quite good, it is more appropriate to use a higher resolution on such a diagonal, because we are far from being an ultra-budgetary.

However, criticize the screen UMIDIGI S2 just want for permission on paper. In reality, it shows a juicy picture, and only the most demanding user will see the pixels. Naturally, OGS technology is used – no air under the glass.

UMIDIGI S2 Review: Bezel-Less Design with 6 inches Screen 2017

The viewing angles are excellent, enough brightness for work in the June sun. Covered this frameless miracle curved glass Corning Gorilla Glass, among other things, the fifth generation.

Maybe UMIDIGI S2 in the test is not the best screen but enjoy it. The image is not annoying, the sensitivity is at a height, the oleophobic coating is simply excellent. What else to demand?

UMIDIGI S2: Hardware and Performance

Now it’s time to upset the admirers of processors from Qualcomm and the army of “parrots” in AnTuTu – UMIDIGI S2 received a fresh chip from MediaTek. But do not spit. Before us, however, the MediaTek Helio P20 is a productive processor that is capable of much. This is an 8-core solution that supports a maximum clock speed of up to 2.3 GHz. A chip was developed specifically for dual-camera smartphones, which is the UMIDIGI S2.

UMIDIGI S2 Review: Bezel-Less Design with 6 inches Screen 2017

For processing, graphics meet the ARM Mali-T880 MP2, which effortlessly copes with all modern games, and the user does not have to twist the settings to a minimum, to achieve a normal FPS.

In AnTuTu, Doogee Mix scores about 74000 points. The result is not a record, but quite acceptable.

UMIDIGI S2 Review: Bezel-Less Design with 6 inches Screen 2017

As for RAM is offered 4GB. We did not go after the numbers, ordering a version with 4 GB. This, I think, will be agreed by many, quite enough for most tasks. The storage capacity can also be selected: 64 GB (limited line).

UMIDIGI S2: Cameras

UMIDIGI S2 does not depart from another trend of the last time – double cameras. The main sensor for 13.0-megapixels and with aperture f / 2.0 is provided by Samsung. The additional sensor for 5.0-megapixels was also provided by the South Korean manufacturer, but its resolution is already half that, and it’s also monochrome.

UMIDIGI S2 Review: Bezel-Less Design with 6 inches Screen 2017

Technology, which involves color and monochrome sensors, allows you to get more saturated and high-quality photos, capturing more light.

The UMIDIGI S2 camera offers an 8x digital zoom, a 0.1-second autofocus phase, HDR-shooting and other possibilities for excellent photos.

The pictures on the main camera really come out good, both in the daytime and at night. Thanks to the fast focusing of the photo can be done in a matter of seconds, HDR-mode significantly improves the quality. The video, however, is written with the maximum resolution of FullHD.

UMIDIGI S2 Review: Bezel-Less Design with 6 inches Screen 2017

The front camera received a sensor for 5 megapixels. In its class, it is clearly not the best, but the quality shows acceptable. It will not leave you without a good self for social networks, you do not have to talk about video calls. It should, however, be noted that we have to get used to the non-standard location.

UMIDIGI S2: Software

Out of the Box, UMIDIGI S2 not runs on the latest version of Android (not including Oreo yet) – Android 6.0. The operating system interface has undergone minor changes. There were new application icons, several animations, changed the appearance of the settings items.

UMIDIGI S2 Review: Bezel-Less Design with 6 inches Screen 2017

There are also several additional features from the manufacturer. In the rest, we have the same Android with all its inherent features. The system works smartly and without complaints, applications are launched very quickly, which is not surprising, given the “stuffing”. Supports UMIDIGI S2 updates “over the air”.

UMIDIGI S2: Battery

For autonomous work in the UMIDIGI S2 in the analisis is a non-removable 5100mAh battery. At first glance, of course, the figures are not the most attractive for 6.0 inches. However, it is worth remembering that we have a screen with HD-resolution, made with AMOLED technology, which, as many know, is less gluttonous with respect to the battery.

UMIDIGI S2 Review: Bezel-Less Design with 6 inches Screen 2017

In addition, the smartphone is equipped with a fairly energy-efficient processor, which is produced on a 16-nm process technology. As a result, we obtain acceptable 2 days of medium-active use. If you translate into hours, the UMIDIGI S2 battery lasts 7 hours with the screen on. Thanks to the fast charging technology up to 80% the smartphone charges in 30 minutes.

UMIDIGI S2: Conclusions and Reviews

UMIDIGI S2 Review: Bezel-Less Design with 6 inches Screen 2017

In conclusion, I would like to say that UMIDIGI S2 received a good and high-quality bezel-less design. Productivity is fully consistent with price and quality.

UMIDIGI S2: Price and Where to buy cheaper?

UMIDIGI S2 Review: Bezel-Less Design with 6 inches Screen 2017

At the moment you can order a phone for $179.99 with free shipping. So the price corresponds to the quality and performance of the device.

UMIDIGI S2 4G Phablet

Price: $179.99 SEP 18-25

6.0 inch with 720 x 1440 pixels, RAM: 4GB, ROM: 64GB, Battery: 5100mAh, Android 6.0, Helio P20 Octa Core 2.3GHz

UMIDIGI S2 4G Phablet

Price: $179.99 SEP 18-25

6.0 inch with 720 x 1440 pixels, RAM: 4GB, ROM: 64GB, Battery: 5100mAh, Android 6.0, Helio P20 Octa Core 2.3GHz

UMIDIGI S2 Review: Bezel-Less Design with 6 inches Screen 2017 was last modified: September 18th, 2017 by Boby Sanburn