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Lenovo Zuk Z1

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INTRODUCTION

Lenovo Zuk Z1
Lenovo Zuk Z1

ZUK is just another Chinese company very similar to Xiaomi. ZUK was founded in 2015. And just like many other Chinese smartphone manufacturing companies that are creating sub-brands, Zuk is backed by one of the Chinese giants Lenovo. At first glance, Zuk Z1 does seem like just another Chinese smartphone packed with an old Qualcomm chipset, which is combined with an updated Cyanogen OS. Ever since being launched during the last quarter of 2015, a lot has changed in the budget and mid-range smartphones using Qualcomm chipset. But this phone is still working quite well with such an old processor. Let us take a look at it and see what Lenovo Zuk Z1 has to offer at the available price range.

DESIGN AND DISPLAY

Lenovo Zuk Z1 Design and Display
Lenovo Zuk Z1 Design & Build

While most of the budget phones are going for a non-metal design, to cut off some cost, Zuk decided to case this phone inside a metal frame, although, the back cover is made up of plastic. On the front, it has Corning Gorilla Glass screen, under which it has a 5.5 inch Full HD display, with the pixel density of 401 ppi. As the frame is quite wide, it isn’t much difficult to notice that this phone is all about the colours and vibrancy. The display is quite good, and the design is also pretty. The phone feels sturdy in the hand, and it is not much heavy as well. Its dimensions are 155.7 x 77.3 x 8.9 mm (6.13 x 3.04 x 0.35 in) and weighs only 175 gm. It has a Type-C USB port at the bottom, beside the speaker grill. There is a fingerprint sensor as well, under the home key physical button.

PERFORMANCE AND CONFIGURATION

Lenovo Zuk Z1 Gaming Performance
Lenovo Zuk Z1 Gaming Performance

Under the hood, the Zuk Z1 has 2.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, which is backed by 3 GB of RAM. For storage, it has about 64 GB of internal memory, and no, there is no memory card slot. In other words, there is no expandable memory. Although the processor is old, the performance of this phone is still smooth. Other than the old processor, remaining specs are impressive. The phone runs on Android Lollipop 5.1.1, which is tweaked with CyanogenMod 12.

CAMERA AND MULTIMEDIA

Lenovo Zuk Z1 Camera
Lenovo Zuk Z1 Camera

The cameras of this phone do look good, but just on paper. The camera performance can be considered as one of the negative points of this phone. The rear camera is a 13 megapixel with autofocus and dual LED flash. It records videos at 30 frames per second. At the front, there is a 8-megapixel selfie camera. The images are too soft and quite noisy as well. HDR pictures also require very steady hands, or the picture loses focus. The camera app is almost like the default Android camera app, which is just upgraded a bit with HDR and a few filters. Also, there are no apps to support the front camera.

BATTERY AND CONNECTIVITY

Lenovo Zuk Z1 Battery
Lenovo Zuk Z1 Battery

The phone comes with a 4100 mAh battery on its back, which is outstanding. You can go on using the device without looking out for the charger, for at least one and a half day. According to Video lab tests, the phone scored 14 hours and 18 minutes, which is remarkable. For connectivity, the phone is a Dual Sim phone, and it accepts Nano sim. You can use 4G network on this device, as it supports LTE. It also has Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and of course, the all new Type-C reversible connector.

PROS AND CONS


WHAT WE LIKED
  • Clean software interface.
  • Long battery life.
  • Great display.
WHAT CAN BE IMPROVED
  • Terrible Camera performance.
  • Fingerprint sensor doesn’t always sense the fingers while unlocking the phone.

  • img-ques What kind of display has been provided in the Lenovo Zuk Z1?
  • img-ans The phone comes with a 5.5 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen that provides a screen resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels.
  • img-ques How is the overall design of the phone?
  • img-ans The phone been designed ergonomically. The rounded edges, curved back cover, and smooth transition between the metal frame and glass screen gives this smartphone a slim, beautiful appearance, whilst being very comfortable to hold.
  • img-ques What kind of processor has been provided in the phone?
  • img-ans The phone comes with Quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400 processor backed by a Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801 chipset.
  • img-ques Does the phone come with fingerprint scanner? If yes, where is it located?
  • img-ans Yes, the phone comes with a fingerprint scanner. The fingerprint scanner is provided on the home button of the phone.
  • img-ques How much does the phone weigh?
  • img-ans The phone weighs 175 grams.
  • img-ques Can I fast charge the Lenovo Zuk Z1?
  • img-ans Yes, the phone supports fast battery charging.
  • img-ques What are the various color options available for this phone?
  • img-ans The phone is available in two color variants i.e. White and Space grey.
  • img-ques How many SIM card does the phone supports?
  • img-ans The phone supports two SIMs.
  • img-ques What kind of OS has been provided in the Lenovo Zuk Z1?
  • img-ans The phone runs on Cyanogen OS 12.1.
  • img-ques Does the phone provides support for LTE networks?
  • img-ans Yes, the phone provides support for LTE networks.
  • img-ques What kind of cameras have been provided in the Lenovo Zuk Z1?
  • img-ans The primary camera features a 13.0 MP camera that is supported by phase detection autofocus and dual-LED flash. The front shooter sports an 8.0 MP camera.
  • img-ques How much internal storage has been provided in the phone?
  • img-ans The phone features with 64GB of internal storage, which cannot be expanded by its users.
  • img-ques How many sensors have been provided in the phone?
  • img-ans The phone comes with seven kinds of sensors i.e. U-touch (finger print), Gyro (3 axile) sensor, G sensor (accelerometer), E-compass, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor and Hall sensor.
  • img-ques How much RAM has been provided in the phone?
  • img-ans The phone comes with 3GB of RAM.
  • img-ques Is the battery provided in the phone removable?
  • img-ans No, the phone doesn’t feature with a removable battery.
  • img-ques What kind of battery is provided in the phone? What kind of performance can be expected from it?
  • img-ans The phone comes with a non-removable Li-Po 4100 mAh battery. The battery promises active Standby time up to 21.9 days on 4G networks and talk time up to 48 hours on 4G networks.
  • img-ques What are the external dimensions of this phone?
  • img-ans The phone has external dimensions as 155.7 mm x 77.3 mm x 8.9 mm.
  • img-ques Does the phone provides FM radio support?
  • img-ans Yes, the phone provides FM radio support.
  • img-ques What kind of USB port has been provided in the Lenovo Zuk Z1?
  • img-ans The phone comes with USB 3.0 type-C.