UMIDIGI Z2 Pro VS Huawei P20 Pro: How Much Need to Pay More For A Flagship Smartphone? (video)


Since the iPhone X hit the market, the price of major products has grown to such an extent that makes you think that it pays to pay such a lot money for a smartphone that’s probably to change next year. Another side is that if 1000 costs 3 times better than the $300. Speaking regarding the flagship, the UMIDIGI Z2 pro recently entered the pre-sale period at a reduced price, beginning at $299.99 for normal versions. so the Chinese manufacturer has made a short comparative video to prove that the Huawei P20 pro can cost 3 times additional, but that is not 3 times better. Let’s find out!

Build quality

Both phones have a flagship-grade build process and feel really premium in the hand. On the front, both of them feature an FHD+ display with the notch. The Z2 manages to reach a smaller bottom bezel because of the rear fingerprint scanner. Z2 PRO sports a luxury Ceramic variant along the popular Twilight Gradient one and a new Carbon Fiber one, while P20 PRO offers the same Gradient color, but a plain black one and a midnight one. The UMIDIGI Z2 PRO chose to have a symmetrical design of the cameras and the fingerprint sensors, while the P20 Plus went for the “Apple style”, with decentered cameras.


Both phones offer first class shooting options: UMIDIGI chose a dual setup with two 16+8MP Sensors, with an aperture of f/1.7, Huawei’s flagship used three cameras with 40+20+8MP with f/1.6 aperture, so the P20 Pro has the edge here, but let’s not forget the 1000$ vs 299$ price tag, and we are also very anxious to see how the Z2 PRO will perform, since it will also use improved algorithms paired with top SAMSUNG sensors. We are pretty sure we won’t see 3 times worse photos, but a close competitor!

Operating System

Both Smartphones come with Android 8.1 Oreo, but they use 2 different approaches: UMIDIGI chose the ANDROID Stock Experience, for a system free of bloatware, fast, stable and open for users customizations, while Huawei used their own skin, called “EMUI”, which brings a more customized experience, so it’s just a matter of tastes here.


The Z2 PRO takes the lead here, since it comes with both wireless charge and Quick Charge through cable, while the P20 Pro only offers Quick Charge through cable, although being slightly faster.


Obviously, the P20 Pro has a more powerful SoC, but both phones have been extensively tested with lots of apps and games on play store and they both perform very well in all the assigned tasks, the P20 Pro gets the edge on the most demanding 3D games, but the Z2 PRO with its Helio P60 under the hood is pretty capable of running most of the new games without a hassle.


That’s the Z2 PRO really shows how it’s done: for 299$ it’s able to offer an extremely well-rounded product able to go toe-to-toe in many aspects with the 1000$ flagship P20 Pro, and even offering some extra features like the wireless charger and the luxury Ceramic Variant.

Are the Extra HP of the processor and the triple cameras enough to fork 700$ more, if you can find an affordable and well-rounded device with very good performances, premium materials and top build quality at 1/3 of the price? UMIDIGI doesn’t think so and really believes in its product, labeling it as “A Flagship for Everyone”.

Global open sales for Z2 PRO are open at Gearbest from $299.99! The time is limited from 13th Aug to 19th Aug with an up to $60 off. Snap now and Learn more UMIDIGI Z2 Pro on the official website.

UMIDIGI Z2 Pro specs versus the competition
UMIDIGI Z2 Pro Huawei P20 Pro
Display size, resolution 6.2-inch LCD IPS Screen; 1080×2246 pixels 6.1-inch OLED; 1080×2240 pixels
Pixel density 403 ppi 408 ppi
Dimensions (Millimeters) 153.4×74.4×8.3 mm 155×73.9×7.8 mm
Weight ( Grams) 165g 180g
Mobile software Stock Android 8.1 Oreo EMUI 8.1 based on Android 8.1 Oreo
Camera 16-megapixel (S5K2P7, f/1.7), 8-megapixel (S5K4H7, f/2.0) 40 MP (RGB, f/1.8 aperture) + 20 MP (Monochrome, f/1.6 aperture) + 8 MP (Telephoto, f/2.4 aperture
Front-facing camera 16-megapixel (IMX371, f/2.0), 8-megapixel 24-megapixel, f/2.0 aperture
Video capture 4K 4K
Processor Helio P60 HUAWEI Kirin 970 CPU
Storage 128GB 128GB
Expandable storage 256GB 256GB
Battery 3550mAh 4000mAh
Connector USB-C USB-C
Wireless Charge 15W N/A
Variants Twilight, Carbon Fiber, Luxury Ceramic Twilight, Black, Pink Gold, Midnight Blue
Special features NFC,Global bands,single/dual SIM (type: nano), Bluetooth v4.2, Wi-Fi,GPS/GLONASS Global bands, Fingerprint sensor, single/dual SIM (type: nano), Bluetooth v4.0, Wi-Fi, Type-C USB port, GPS/GLONASS
Price (USD) $299.99 (Twilight, Carbon Fiber), $359.99 (Ceramic) From $1099
(6GB+128GB version)

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