Lenovo ZUK Z1 Review

On January 29, 2014, Lenovo Acquired Motorola Mobility from Google.Now, Lenovo is in tie up with another Hong Kong-based company called ZUK.So this Device is known as Lenovo “Zuk” Z1Lenovo ZUK Z1 Review

Lenovo ZUK Z1 Specifications

The Lenovo Zuk Z1 is powered by 2.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor which is a bit older, and it comes with 3GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The phone comes with a 5.5-inch touch display with a resolution of 1080×1920 pixels.The Lenovo Zuk Z1 offers a 13-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel front facing camera.The device runs on Android 5.1.1 with a non-removable 4100mAh battery.

  • Display: 5.50-inch
  • Processor: 2.5GHz
  • Front Camera: 8-megapixel
  • Resolution: 1080×1920 pixels
  • RAM: 3GB
  • Storage: 64GB
  • OS: Android 5.1.1
  • Rear Camera: 13-megapixel
  • Battery capacity: 4100mAh
  • Weight: 175 grams
  • No Memory card support
  • Dual Sim
  • 360° fingerprint scanner

Lenovo ZUK Z1 Review: Unboxing

Inside the box, you will find the Lenovo Zuk Z1 smartphone, data cable, travel charger and user guide.Earphones are missing.

Lenovo ZUK Z1 Review: Design

Build quality and looks of ZUK Z1 is very impressive; the handset looks premium in hands.The rear side, which contains a rear-facing camera, LED flash, and the ZUK logo is made up of plastic with a glossy finish.The weight of this smartphone is 175 grams.Zuk Z1 sports a 5.5-inch touch screen with 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution and dimensions of Z1 are 77.08 x 154 x 8.97 (mm).

Zuk Z1 sports a 5.5-inch touch screen with 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution(401 ppi) and dimensions of Z1 are 77.08 x 154 x 8.97 (mm).Dual Sim tray is on the left side of the phone.On sim tray, there are two nano SIM slots and both support 4G LTE.The power button and volume buttons are on the right side.The audio jack is on the top side. Primary MIC, speakers and USB Type C charging port is at the bottom of the phone.LED notification light is there.The phone has a rectangular physical home button which also integrates the touch id based 360° fingerprint scanner.

Right side

Right Side

Left Side

Left Side

Top

Top

Bottom

Bottom

Lenovo ZUK Z1 Review: Memory and OS

This handset comes with 3GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage space with no micro SD card slot means we can’t expand the storage.On the first boot, you will get about 54GB free internal storage space.

Also see: Best custom ROMs for Android

Lenovo ZUK Z1 is running Cyanogen OS 12.1 that is based on Android Lollipop 5.1.1.Cyanogen Os is one of the best Os present today because Cynogen offers plenty of customization and amazing theme engine.So Zuk Z1 will be a good device for customization lovers.

Lenovo ZUK Z1 Review

Cynogen Home Screen

Lenovo ZUK Z1 Review: Performance

ZUK Z1 is Powered by a dated Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 Chipset, which is a Quad Core Processor clocked at 2.5 GHz Krait 400.The device contains Adreno 330 GU with 3 Gigabytes of RAM.  Concerning Performance, there are no lags infact everything is smooth and responsive.

The processor is a bit older, But still it doesn’t heat up and can play big games successfully. 😉

Lenovo ZUK Z1 Review: Camera

The device comes with a f/2.2 13MP auto-focus camera which uses a Sony Exmor sensor. It includes optical image stabilization (OIS) and 5-element camera lens. On the front, there is an 8MP camera.ZUK Z1’s Camera is simply excellent can beat redmi note 3 and even Le1s camera

Lenovo ZUK Z1 Review: Battery And Sound

This handset comes with a massive 4100 mAh non-removable battery.If you are a moderate user, you’ll get 48 hours battery life and If you are a power user, you will get one-day battery life.

Lenovo ZUK Z1 Review

Sound Output is not good.Speaker is just average.

Others

  • In display settings, there is the Live Display option which automatically adjusts the colour temperature depending upon the lighting conditions.
  • Double tap to WakeUp is also available.
  • In Led notifications settings we can adjust the notification colour depending upon our needs.
  • In fingerprint settings, you can file upto five fingerprints to unlock the device.

Conclusion

Power Packed Phone

Although the sound is low, Amazing Performance, camera, USB type C port and 360 degree Fingerprint scanner  makes this a very good buy.

Special Thanks to my friend Safan Virani for helping me to review.

Lenovo ZUK Z1 Review
  • Display - 8.6/10
    8.6/10
  • Battery - 9.3/10
    9.3/10
  • Camera - 9/10
    9/10
  • Software - 9/10
    9/10
  • Performance - 8.7/10
    8.7/10
  • Design - 8/10
    8/10
  • Sound - 7/10
    7/10

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  1. Lynsey October 25, 2016

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