UMi Iron Pro vs Meizu Metal Specs and Comparison

A few days ago, UMi started to sell its new device, the UMi Iron Pro, a device which has a Metallic body with a unique design, with 5.5-inch 1080p Display. The device Uses MTK 6753 Octa-core processor powered by 3 GB RAM and 16 GB ROM. It is priced around $179.99.

On the other hand, Meizu also released a new device, The Meizu Metal, which also has a metal chassis, with a 5.5-inch 1080p Display and MTK6795M Octa-core processor powered by 2 GB RAM and 16 GB ROM. It is priced around $229.99. There is a $50 difference between both of the devices. As you can see, both devices have so many similarities. But they have some differences which worth your attention. Now let’s have a look into the UMi Iron Pro vs Meizu Metal Specs and Comparison.

Meizu Metal

UMi Iron Pro vs Meizu Metal Specs and comparison

Design

Both UMi Iron Pro and Meizu Metal has a Metallic body. Both of the devices provides a royal look with their unique design and are available in 3 different catchy colors. You could select them as appropriate. Regarding dimensions, the UMi Iron pro has a thickness of 7.9 mm and weighs about 148g, while Meizu Metal has a thickness of 8.2mm and weighs about 163g. This is not a big difference, I think. But a difference is always a difference. In addition, UMi Iron Pro incorporates a skyline notification LED, so users will never miss a notification again.

Coming to the back side. Meizu has a neat and clean design while the UMi Iron has a rough design. The roughness of the device provides a better grip to our hands. The camera and flash of the Meizu are placed vertically respectively. But in the case of UMi, they are placed horizontally. Both of the cameras are round in shape and has its own importance in providing a unique beauty to the device.

By taking the overall Design quality UMi Iron Pro has a little more advantage than the other one.

Display

Both smartphones have a 5.5-inch display with 1920 x 1080 pixels. Generally, mid-range devices use to have HD instead of Full HD displays. Nevertheless, Meizu Metal uses LCD technology. The screen is completely made of Dinorex T2X-1 glass with the 2.5D effect which can protect the screen from scratches and damages. The UMi Iron Pro opts for an AMOLED screen. The AMOLED screen is better in visual quality. This technology provides better color perception and also helps to reduce power consumption while using dark themes.

By Comparing the Screen features of both of the devices. Both of them has their own specialties. While Meizu features a Scratch proof screen the UMi features a Super AMOLED display. So Both of them scores equal in Screen features.

Performance

Performance is one of the most important things to consider when buying a new Smartphone. In this aspect, we can find some differences between the two. While UMi Iron Pro has a 1.3 GHz Octa-core processor, Meizu Metal Uses a 2.0 GHz Octa-core processor. However, UMi Iron Pro has 3 GB RAM, while Meizu Metal has only 2 GB. In CPU speed, Meizu scores and UMi took revenge in the RAM! Both of the devices has a 16 GB ROM to fulfill all your storage needs. If you want some more, you can always expand them. In performance, Both of them has the same scores.

Security

Like most mid-range and high-end devices, the Meizu Metal incorporates a fingerprint reader, which allows users to authenticate into the device on a secure way. However, the UMi Iron Pro not only incorporates fingerprint ID but implements two additional modes of security: eye print authentication and voice unlock. The eye print technology is a rare one among the smartphones. It scan’s our Eyes and uses to it to give access to the phone. And the voice unlocks feature is also a rare piece of security. but the voice security isn’t secure enough. As someone can imitate our voice. they can access the phone.

As the UMi Iron Pro has many more security features than the Meizu and has an extra layer of protection to protect our smartphones from dangerous external access. The UMi Iron Pro Wins the battle in Security.

Camera

Both devices incorporate similar cameras, with a 13-megapixel. Here the difference appears if we look to the front camera. While Meizu Metal has a 5-megapixel camera, UMi Iron Pro has an 8-megapixel one, equipped with a flash LED which allows us to take amazing selfies. Both of the camera’s features all the basic functions like Autofocus and Light correction.

You can Record Full HD 1920*1080 pixel videos with the back cameras of both of the devices. The most advanced lenses used in both of the devices provide a life like Video and allows you to take videos like a PRO.

By comparing the camera specs. Both os the devices has almost similar features. But the UMi Iron Pro features an 8.0MP front camera while Meizu has only 5.0MP. So the UMi wins with a small margin.

UMi Iron Pro comparison

System

The system is one of the main differences between this two phones, While UMi Iron has a light interface with some small changes to the Android 5.1 (Lollypop) OS, Meizu Metal has its own firmware, called Flyme OS, which is very different from the traditional Android system. In addition, UMi Iron Pro incorporates some interesting additional features such as an intelligent power saving mode, or a health monitoring app, which allows users to have a better experience with their phone. Both of the devices has the same qualities in the System.

Connectivity

Like the majority of current smartphones, both Iron Pro and Meizu Metal support 2G, 3G and 4G LTE networks, but, the difference here is that, while Meizu Metal supports FDD-LTE and TD-LTE networks, UMi Iron Pro only supports FDD-LTE. Nevertheless, UMi Iron Pro incorporates the new USB Type-C connection, which allow users to transfer data’s from computer to smartphone and vice versa. On the contrary, Meizu Metal includes a traditional micro USB port. As you can see, the Meizu metal features something more than the UMi, Meizu Scores.

Price

Meizu Metal costs $229.99 Which is just a standard pricing. these day’s we can find some other phones less than this price which gives the same specs. But UMi Iron Pro costs around $179.99. Which is quite better than the Meizu Metal. the UMi features some more specs than the other one. So definitely UMi Iron Pro is Better in Price.

Specification Comparison of  UMi Iron Pro vs Meizu Metal

Hardware

Dimensions143.8*69.5*7.5mm (L×W×H)141.4*71.4*8.9mm(L×W×H)
Weight148 g163 g
TouchscreenCapacitive touchCapacitive touchscreen
Display size, Type5.5-inch FHD5.5-inch FHD
Resolution, PPI1920 X 1080 pixels1920 X 1080 pixels
ProcessorMTK6753 Octa Core, 1.3GHzMTK6794 Octa Core,2.0GHz
GPU ARM-Mali T720
RAM3 GB RAM2 GB RAM
Internal Memory16 GB16 GB
External Memory
Battery, Talk Time, Stand By
Additional Information

 

Software

OSAndriod 5.1Flyme OS

 

Camera

Primary Camera13.0 MP8.0 MP
Secondary Camera13.0 MP5.0 MP
FlashLEDLED
Additional InformationGeotagging, Autofocus, YesGeotagging, Autofocus, Yes

 

Network

2GGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM850 / 900 /1800 / 1900
3GWCDMA 900/2100WCDMA 900 / 2100
4GFDD-LTD 800/1800/2100/2600FDD-LTE 800 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600, TD-LTE
EDGEYesYes
GPRSYesYes
BluetoothYes, v4.0Yes, v4.0
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/nWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
GPSA-GPSA-GPS
Additional InformationMicro USB 2.0Micro USB 2.0

 

Misc.

FMYesYes
SensorsAccelerometer,Proximity, Fingerprint IDAccelerometer,Proximity
Multimedia Music, VideoMP3 / eAAC+ / WAV / Flac player, Xvid / MP4 / H.264 playerMP3 / eAAC+ / WAV / Flac player, Xvid / MP4 / H.264 player
Additional InformationHTML, HTML5HTML, HTML5

Verdict

As we have seen in this article, both UMi Iron Pro and Mizu Metal are quite similar devices; however, UMi Iron Pro incorporates a few details such as three kinds of biometric security, USB Type-C, or a larger RAM memory. Nevertheless, we need to look at the price in order to fairly compare these two devices. Nowadays, Meizu Metal costs $229.99, while UMi Iron Pro costs $179.99 Which is $50 less! So, Definitely UMi Iron Pro is Better than the Meizu Metal Pro.

Muhammed Swalih is a Blogger by profession who also has a great taste in Web Development, SEO, Graphic Designing, etc.
1 Comment
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    Mat Dec 2, 2015 at 8:49 pm

    Is it true that Umi Iron Pro has got amoled instead of IPS LCD?

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