Umidigi Bison 2 is the 2022 iteration of the popular Umidigi Bison series of rugged phones launched alongside the Bison 2 Pro. It is a good upgrade for the 2020 series Umidigi Bison and even the Bison 2021. You get a bigger display, a more powerful processor, and more battery capacity. Umidigi Bison 2 features a 6.5-inch display, a 48MP triple camera, and a 6150 mAh battery.
Where to Buy UmiDigi Bison 2
Since the launch of the first Bison phone, a number of other models have been added. There are more affordable models like the Bison X10S and Bison X10G as well as pricier models like the Bison GT2 and Bison GT2 Pro. 5G models are now part of the mix with the Bison GT2 5G and Bison GT2 Pro 5G.
Umidigi Bison 2 Key Specs and Features
- 6.5 inches IPS LCD Display, 1080 x 2400 pixels (405 ppi density), 20:9 Aspect Ratio
- Android 12
- Mediatek Helio P90 (12 nm) Octa-core Processor
- 6GB RAM
- 48 MP + 16 MP + 5 MP Triple Rear Camera
- 24 MP Front Camera
- Underwater Camera
- Push to Talk (PTT)
- 128GB Built-in Storage, up to 512GB Memory Card
- 4G LTE (4G VoLTE)
- Fingerprint Sensor (Side Mounted)
- Face Unlock
- NFC Support
- Google Pay Support
- Two Customizable Buttons
- Built-in FM Antenna
- Infrared Thermometer
- Liquid Cooling System
- Rugged Build: IP68, IP69K, MIL-STD-810G
- 6150 mAh Non-removable Li-Po Battery
Design and Display
Umidigi Bison 2 features an AG Matte composite finish with reinforced rubber cushions. It has a rugged build that can withstand an active lifestyle. The smartphone features an IP68 rating for water and dust resistance. This rating indicates that it can survive in 1.5 metres of water for up to 30 minutes.
Still on its capabilities as a rugged smartphone, it has an IP69k rating, which indicates its capability to withstand high water pressure of 100 bar and high water temperature of 80 ℃. It is also MIL-STD-810G certified for military grade toughness.
You will see three cameras on the back. Flipping the device to front, reveals a 6.5-inch display with a dot notch. The display has resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels.
On the rear, Umidigi Bison 2 offers a 48MP primary camera, a 16MP ultrawide angle camera, and a 5MP macro camera. So, the depth sensor, in the 2020 edition has been dropped. Video record on this camera is capped at 1080p @ 30fps.
On the front, a 24 megapixel camera is provided for taking selfies. The cameras can operate underwater.
Hardware and Software
Umidigi Bison 2 is powered by a Mediatek Helio P90 octa-core processor. The chipset has a dual cluster architecture with a dual-core Cortex A75 processor and a Cortex A55 hexa-core processor clocked at 2.2GHz and 2.0GHz respectively.
It sports a 6GB LPDDR4X RAM and 128GB UFS 2.1 flash storage for internal storage. You get a hybrid slot shared as a SIM slot and SD-card support up to 256GB. A non-removable 6150 mAh battery is provided with 18W fast charging capacity.
To keep things cool and ensure everything runs smoothly for gaming and other tasks, the Umidigi Bison 2 features liquid cooling system 2.0.
Umidigi Bison 2 runs on Android 12 operating system out of the box. It comes with tools for an active outdoors lifestyle. With the Bosch Barometer and Altimeter you can access real time update about elevation, pressure, direction, and position. You also get other tools like pedometer, etc.
Umidigi Bison 2 features a USB type-C port, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC support, and dual-band WiFi connectivity. This Umidigi phone supports 4G LTE with 4G VoLTE.
It also features an infrared thermometer, gyroscope, and wireless FM radio.
Umidigi Bison 2 Price and Availability
Umidigi Bison 2 price starts at around $169.99 at leading global online stores like AliExpress. The Bison 2 is expected to cost around 76,500 Naira in Nigeria, 22,300 KES in Kenya, and 1,100 GHC in Ghana.
The Umidigi Bison 2 is currently available for sale and can be purchased from leading online retail stores like Aliexpress.
Umidigi Bison 2 Specs
Here are a few specs of the Umidigi Bison 2:
- Platform: Android 12
- Processor: Mediatek Helio P90 (12 nm) Octa-core Processor (2.0 GHz dual-core Cortex-A75 and 2.2 GHz hexa-core Cortex-A55)
- GPU: PowerVR GM 9446
- Memory: 6GB LPDDR4X RAM
- Colours: Storm Gray
- Dimension: 172.07 x 83.82 x 12.9 mm
- Weight: 280 g
- SIM Type: Nano-SIM
- SIM Count: Dual-SIM
- Display: 6.5 inches IPS LCD Display, 1080 x 2400 pixels (405 ppi density), 20:9 Aspect Ratio
- Screen Protection: Yes (Glass)
- Foldable Display: No
- Rear Camera: 48 MP (wide-angle), f/2.2, PDAF + 16 MP (ultra-wide angle), f/2.2 + 5 MP (macro) F/2.4
- Rear Camera Features: Autofocus, HDR, Touch Focus, Night mode, Dual-LED Flash, Real-time Filters, Face Recognition, 1080p Full HD Videos
- Front Camera: 24 MP Camera, f/2.0, 1080p Ful HD Videos
- Built-in Storage: 128GB UFS 2.1
- Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 512GB via microSD card (uses SIM 2 slot)
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: 2G Band: 2(1900), 3(1800), 5(850), 8(900)
- 2G CDMA 1X: Yes
- 3G WCDMA: WCDMA Bands: 1(2100), 2(1900), 4(1700), 5( 850), 6(800), 8(900), 19(800)
- 3G CDMA EVDO: Yes
- 4G LTE: LTE-FDD Bands B1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 7 / 8 / 12 / 13 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20 / 25 / 26 / 28A / 28B / B66, LTE-TDD Bands B34 / 38 / 39 / 40 / 41
- 5G: No
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: Yes, HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps
- CDMA EVDO: Yes
- 4G LTE: Yes, LTE-A, 4G VoLTE
- 5G: No
- WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
- NFC: Yes
- Infrared Blaster: –
- USB Port: Yes, Micro USB Type-C 2.0 reversible connector, OTG
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: –
- Music Player: Yes
- Video Player: Yes
- FM Radio: Yes (With Built-in Antenna, no need to connect headphone)
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: Yes, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
- Maps: Yes
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: Yes
- Barometer: Yes
- SpO2: –
- Pedometer: –
- Heart Rate Monitor: –
- Gyroscope: Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (Side Mounted)
- Iris Scanner: –
- Face Unlock: Yes
- Stylus Pen: –
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
- Wireless Charging: –
- Built-in Mobile Payment: Yes (Google Pay)
- Water Resistant: Yes, IP68, IP69K, MIL-STD-810G
- Dust Resistant: Yes
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: Yes
- Document Viewer: –
- Document Editor: –
- Battery: 6150 mAh Non-removable Li-Po Battery
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –
- Fast Charging: 18W Fast Charging Capacity