If your desire is to own a bezel-less phone on a budget, then the UMIDIGI S2 Pro is a hot option. The UMIDIGI S2 Pro has an uncanny resemblance to the Samsung Galaxy S8 when put side by side. While the Galaxy S8 costs $700, you only need to part with $300 to own the S2 Pro. We shall find out below what you can expect from this beauty in this review.
Even though the S2 Pro falls within the price range of a budget to mid-range smartphone, the manufacturer has gone all out with the huge 6- inch screen display. The SHARP LCD screen display has a resolution of 2160 x 1080, which is a superb 18:9 aspect ratio that is similar to what is offered in the LG G6. You do agree that these are impressive numbers, especially if you consider that it costs the same as the Moto G5 Plus 64GB. Even under direct sunlight, the IPS screen display remains pleasant.
UMIDIGI S2 Performance/Software
The performance of the UMIDIGI S2 Pro is supported by the solid hardware and software incorporated. The massive 6 GB RAM and the 64 GB ROM helps boost the performance of the device. Consequently, you can run as many apps you wish and leave them running in the background. When you switch between apps, you will still find them running, meaning you don’t have to restart them all over again. In addition, the new and powerful MediaTek Helio P25 processor installed means the phone always runs smoothly with no lag whatsoever.
Unlike the entry-level and budget Chinese smartphones, the S2 Pro is loaded with the latest Android 7.1 (Nougat). This is welcome news for the users who wish get the most from budget to midrange smartphones.
The 13 MP and 5 MP rear snappers by SONY guarantee users brilliant quality photos in all kinds of lighting conditions. The front camera is a striking 8-megapixel that allows you to take those beautiful selfies. With this kind of camera hardware, you can enjoy the photography prowess of the phone.
The S2 Pro’s battery has a capacity of 5100mAh. With this much power, you can expect more than 12 hours of screen-on time. If you enjoy playing graphically demanding games known to consume battery power fast, you will be glad to know that the S2 can last 8-9 hours until the next charge. Of course, you will get a day or two of battery life if you leave the phone on standby.
Alongside the Pro, UMIDIGI also offers the S2, a lower end model that costs only $230. Although it does not match the screen estate of the Pro variant, the two phones still share the same design.
If you would like to enjoy flagship quality hardware without spending a small fortune, then the UMIDIGI S2 Pro is definitely the phone for you. The fingerprint scanner, curved display with a high-quality oleophobic coating, and the dual-camera setup help create a luxurious and flagship feel to the phone. Backed with the P25 processor it is a powerful package.