UMIDIGI is a Chinese mobile phone company based in Shenzhen China. The company unveiled the UMIDIGI S2 Pro at the International Funkausstellung Berlin exhibition last September and it is an alternative to the Samsung Galaxy or Apple's iPhone.

The S2 Pro comes with several features. It does share some of them with its competitors (Apple and Google). The functionalities include a big screen, 18:9 aspect ratio, 6+ 128 GB, and face ID.

In the subsequent sections, I will be examining the capabilities of the smartphone. In addition, look at the side-by-side comparison to Apple's iPhone X.

UMIDIGI specs and other insights

The phone comes with face unlocking. Also, it comes equipped with a splash resistant capacity. The camera is a Sony IMX258, which is a 13-megapixel dual-lens resolution camera.

Battery life of this device is another story. According to Kimovil, the UMIDIGI S2 Pro offers extensive battery life. When you leave the phone on standby it lasts approximately 151 hours. When you listen to music it can last up to 96 hours. Also, for video recording, the smartphone can last six hours.

As reported by Forbes, the S2 handset's entire backside is all made of metal. The author goes on to emphasize that it looks better than the glass of the Samsung Galaxy S8 or the LG G6/V30.

The price of the device is significantly more affordable than iPhone X or the samsung galaxy S8.

The iPhone sells for $999. The Galaxy S8 sells for $599.99. So, if there are price-conscious smartphone consumers the UMIDIGI is a viable option, as it sells for around $300 to $400.

A side-by-side comparison between iPhone X and UMIDIGI

The comparison between both smartphones is just to see how the Chinese brand measures up to the industry standard the iPhone.

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For starters let's talk about performance. The S2 Pro comes with an octa-core processor while the iPhone has a hexacore instead. TechBlogNG explains octa-core processors are made up of eight independent cores to handle different tasks. The hexacore for the iPhone x runs multi-core processor and built with six cores.

The display size is for iPhone x is 5.8 inches while the S2 is 6 inches, which is slightly bigger.

As previously mentioned the camera resolution is 13 megapixel and the iPhone has 12 megapixels.

The iPhone X excluded a fingerprint sensor since it eliminated the home button. On the other hand, the S2 includes the built-in sensor but at the rear of the device. Both devices come with quick charging.

The networks the devices support are identical. They have 2G, 3G, and 4G network capabilities. Both are waterproof and come with 64-bit architecture.

As far as the price, the UMIDIGI is far more accessible and cheaper than the iPhone X.

Takeaways and verdict

Finally, it seems the market has become saturated by the dominance of Apple and Samsung. They have unraveled new devices that are state-of-the-art but have increased in prices.

The UMIDIGI S2 Pro is an alternative can consider. It offers functionalities that are included in the iPhone X, yet it sells for far less.