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INTRODUCTION

Lenovo ZUK Z2
Lenovo ZUK Z2

Lenovo’s line of Zuk smartphones is an only online phone that the company has recently started manufacturing. Lenovo acquired Zuk recently and has restructured the startup. The Zuk Z2, one of the first phones by the company was released in May 2016 and has been crowned as one of the best smartphones ever. The hype behind the phone is so much that it is putting other Chinese manufacturers to shame. However, does the phone live up to its hype? And does it stand a chance against the likes of OnePLus and LeEco? We find out in this review.

DESIGN AND DISPLAY

Lenovo ZUK Z2 Design and Display
Lenovo ZUK Z2 Design & Build

The Zuk Z2 has a 5-inch display, and the design is bound to make your friends jealous. The phone has a nearly invisible 0.05 mm thick black border around the screen. Even phones like the iPhones ^ has a thicker border. The bezel on the phone is extremely small, and the screen to body ratio is 73%. Not only has this but the phone weighed just a mere 145 grams, making it one of the lightest in the market. The slight curve on the back, the slim body, and the small screen means that single hand use will not be a problem. Moreover, using the phone is comfortable with no sharp edges or uncomfortable plastic digging into your palms.

And it doesn’t stop with that; Zuk is publicizing the phone as a fitness tracker that can track your heart rate, steps and oxygen saturation. The phone also comes with 2.5D Gorilla Glass 3 and has a ThinkPad-inspired roll cage design which means that your phone will stay safe even when you drop it while running.

The phone also features a fingerprint scanner that can also work with wet fingers. The fingerprint scanner can also be customized to make gestures like single tap, double tap, scrolling and long press. The sensor also has self-learning ability to increase accuracy.

The screen on the phone is a 5.2 inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 1080x1920 which comes to a pixel density of 424 ppi. The colors are bright and sharp the screen can go up to a brightness of 500 nit for use under sunlight and 1 nit for use in the dark. Overall, in terms of design, display, and features, there are very few phones that come up to par with the Zuk Z2.

PERFORMANCE AND CONFIGURATION

Lenovo ZUK Z2 Performance
Lenovo ZUK Z2 Performance

The phone doesn’t disappoint with performance either. It packs a heft Snapdragon 820 processor under the hood. It is supported by a dual-core 2.15 GHz processor and a dual core 1.6 GH processor giving it a total of 4 cores. It also has an Adreno 530 graphics unit and either a 4 GB or 6 GB RAM. The only other company to provide a 6 GB RAM is Asus. The phone comes with an internal memory of 64GB or 128GB. But there is no option to expand the memory.

The software on the device is Android Marshmallow. Another added feature on the phone is the ability to sync with Apple’s iCloud. This will make it easier for users who want to migrate from an iPhone to an Android device. However, we are not sure if the phone will be able to sync seamlessly and if Apple will stop their access to iCloud. Nevertheless, it is a welcome addition to the phone.

CAMERA AND MULTIMEDIA

Lenovo ZUK Z2 Camera
Lenovo ZUK Z2 Camera

Zuk has an impressive camera on the phone. The primary shooter is a 13 MP 1.34 um sensor with a f/1.8 aperture. The phone also comes with optical image stabilization, PDAF, and dual tone flash. Zuk says that the phone does a better at focusing and stabilizing videos than an iPhone. Other features of the phone are geo-tagging, face detection, touch focus, panorama, and HDR. Video recording is at 2160p at 30fps. The images are sharp and have a lot of details and textures with bright colors. The selfie camera uses an 8 MP sensor with 1.4 um pixels. It also has a smart beautification mode to beautify your pictures based on gender. Another smart feature of the selfie shooter is that you can touch the heart rate sensor, and it will display your heart rate on the picture while taking a picture with someone. This quirky feature can be used when taking pictures of a celebrity or someone you love.

BATTERY AND CONNECTIVITY

Lenovo ZUK Z2 Charging-Slot
Lenovo ZUK Z2 Charging-Slot

The battery on the phone is a non-removable 3100 mAh Li-Ion battery. It should give you a talk time of 1 day for even the most demanding users.

In terms of connectivity, the phone has WLAN, Bluetooth, GPS, and USB. NFC is not supported partly because most users in China prefer to use AliPay, WeChat, and BestPay.

PROS AND CONS

The Zuk is one of the best smartphones available in the market today. With a lightning fast processor, crisp screen, amazing design and super camera, the phone has set a standard in smartphone manufacturing. It is revolutionizing the smartphone industry with many modern concepts like the heart rate sensor, fingerprint sensor, and small bezel. Another welcome addition is the ability to sync with Apple’s iCloud. And all this at a surprisingly low price. The Lenovo Zuk will certainly be a huge competition to the likes of OnePlus, Huawei, and Asus.

WHAT WE LIKED
  • Ability to sync to iCloud will help Apple users migrate to Android easily
  • Fast processor will make playing intensive games, multitasking and video playback a breeze
  • Amazing camera with a wide range of features and sensors
  • Video recording at 2160p at 30fps is one of the best in the industry
  • The phone has a multitude of fitness sensors and trackers like a heart rate sensor, steps taken, oxygen saturation, etc
WHAT CAN BE IMPROVED
  • There are very few things that the manufacturers have left out. The only downside to this phone is that it will be available only in China and that it has no NFC support.

  • img-ques Does the phone support 4G networks?
  • img-ans Yes, it supports 4G networks.
  • img-ques Does the phone has a micro-SD card slot for memory expansion?
  • img-ans No, Lenovo Zuk Z2 doesn’t have a microSD card slot. So one cannot expand the phone’s internal storage using microSD card.
  • img-ques Is the phone a single SIM or a dual SIM phone?
  • img-ans It is a dual SIM smartphone, which supports two-Nano SIMs.
  • img-ques What is the display size of the phone?
  • img-ans The phone features with a 5.0-inch LTPS IPS LCD capacitive display that provides a screen resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels.
  • img-ques Is a fingerprint sensor provided in the Lenovo Zuk Z2?
  • img-ans Yes, the phone features a front mounted fingerprint sensor.
  • img-ques Does the display of the phone has some kind of protection?
  • img-ans The display provided in the phone is not protected by an additional layer of protection.
  • img-ques What kind of OS has been provided in the phone?
  • img-ans It runs on Android version 6.0.1 (Marshmallow) with the help of ZUI 2.0 UI.
  • img-ques Does Lenovo Zuk Z2 supports Fast Charging of the battery?
  • img-ans Yes, the phone supports fast charging i.e. fast battery charging: 83% in 30 minutes (Quick Charge 3.0).
  • img-ques Does the phone supports 4G networks?
  • img-ans Yes, the phone does supports 4G networks.
  • img-ques Does the primary camera provided in the phone is backed by face detection autofocus?
  • img-ans Yes, the primary camera provided in the phone is backed by face detection autofocus.
  • img-ques How much RAM has been provided in the phone?
  • img-ans The Lenovo Zuk Z2 comes with 4GB of RAM.
  • img-ques How much internal storage has been provided in the phone?
  • img-ans The phone comes with 64GB of internal storage.
  • img-ques In how many color variants does the phone comes?
  • img-ans The phone comes in two color variants i.e. Titanium Black and Ceramic White.
  • img-ques Does the phone supports microUSB 2.0?
  • img-ans Yes, the Lenovo Zuk Z2 provides support for microUSB 2.0 as well as support for Type-C reversible connector.
  • img-ques Does the phone provides mobile hotspot functionality?
  • img-ans Yes, it provides mobile hotspot functionality.
  • img-ques Is the phone waterproof or dustproof?
  • img-ans No, it is not waterproof or dustproof.
  • img-ques What are the external dimensions of the phone? How much does it weigh?
  • img-ans The external dimensions of the phone are 5.58 x 2.71 x 0.33inches and it weighs 149 grams.
  • img-ques Does Lenovo Zuk Z2 have NFC?
  • img-ans No, the phone does not have NFC.
  • img-ques What kinds of sensors come with Lenovo Zuk Z2?
  • img-ans The phone comes with a total of five sensors, i.e. Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity and compass.
  • img-ques What kind of battery is provided in the phone?
  • img-ans The phone comes with Non-removable Li-Po 3500 mAh battery.