The UMIDIGI really did a good job and impressed users by launching its first bezel-less UMIDIGI S2 last year. Recently, UMIDIGI has released a new version of UMIDIGI S2 called S2 Lite. As ‘Lite’ in its name suggests, the new version is a budget version that will comes with inferior specs. The global presale event of UMIDIGI S2 Lite has already started on GearBest on Jan 22 and will ends on Jan 29. During the promotion period, the UMIDIGI S2 Lite is sold at $149.99. Now, let’s have a look at it!
Design & Display
UMIDGI seems to use the same design idea of S2 in the S2 Lite. That is to say you can get the same design as the UMIDIGI S2. Additionally, the UMIDIGI S2 Lite is available in Black and Red color options. In terms of material, it’s also made of metal cover and frames. The display is also covered with 2.5D curved glass. But the glass is gorilla glass while the S2’s is Corning Gorilla Glass 4. According to the specs of UMIDIGI, the display of S2 Lite is a 5.99-inch mutitouch screen, which is a bit different with the S2’s 6-inch display. But you still get the same resolution of 1440 x 720 pixels and display colors of 16M.
Hardware, Storage, OS
As this is a budget version, there is no doubt that you will get inferior specs. The S2 Lite is powered by Octa-core Mediatek MT6750T ARM-A53 processor at a frequency of 1.5GHz and Mail-T860 MP2 GPU. As for memory and storage, UMIDIGI keeps the 4GB RAM in S2 Lite and cut the internal storage to 32GB. The S2 Lite is also equipped with dual SIM card slot and you can use the second slot as TF card slot. The maximum of external storage can be up to 256 GB, same as the UMIDIGI S2.
In terms of operating system, the UMIDIGI S2 Lite is still shipped with Android 7.0 Nougat. But it can be updated to the latest Android v8.0 Oreo operating system that is a plus point for this smartphone.
Though it’s a lite version, the UMIDIGI S2 Lite comes with a quality camera setup. You will get a 16 + 5MP OmniVision dual cameras on the back and a 5MP selfie camera on the front side of the UMIDIGI S2 Lite. This is a surprise aspect of this phone. Moreover, it features the improved 2nd generation Face ID that will bring you better experience of unlocking phone.
Same as the UMIDIGI S2, the S2 Lite also has a non-removable battery of 5100mAh capacity. According to the test data of the company, the S2 Lite can run up to 20 days in standby mode. However, this handset doesn’t support quick charge.
Network & Connectivity
The UMIDIGI S2 Lite supports 2 / 3 / 4G network and trending connectivity features like Bluetooth v4.0 and WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n.
Pros & Cons
Good bezel-less design and hand feeling
Keep 5100mAh battery
Nice camera quality
Android v8.0 Oreo available
Not support Quick Charge
UMIDIGI S2 Lite features the same design of other UMIDIGI S2 seires models. As a budget version, it comes with inferior specs, but you can get quality camera setup, massive 5100mAh battery and latest Android OS. As mentioned in the beginning, it can now be pre-ordered from GearBest at $149.99 from Jan 22 to Jan 29. It will end up costing $169.99 once the pre-order period is over. Pre-ordered units will be shipped between Feb 7 and Feb 12 from HongKong warehouse according to the order processing time.