Lenovo ZUK Z1  Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (3GB RAM, 32GB) 
Lenovo ZUK Z1 Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
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Excellence Score
23.6
25.3
Value for Money Score
69.9
65.1
Price Rs. 8,599 onwards Rs. 11,999 onwards
Launch Date (India) May, 2016 Mar, 2016
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 5.1 Lollipop, Expected upgrade to 6.0 Marshmallow Android 5.1 Lollipop, Upgradeable to 7.0 Nougat
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.5 inches 5.5 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch) 1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch)
Display Features IPS LCD IPS LCD, Sunlight Display, Reading Mode, Night Mode
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2.5 GHz 1.8 GHz
Processor Type Quad Core Hexa Core
Processor Name Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801 Qualcomm Snapdragon 650
GPU Adreno 330 Adreno 510
RAM 3 GB 3 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
USB Yes Yes
Camera 13.0 MP 16.0 MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features Optical Image Stabilization, 1.12 um Pixel Size, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, Panorama, Burst Mode, Blue Glass Infrared Ray Filter, F/2.2 Aperture, 5-element Lens 5-element Lens, F/2.0 Aperture, 78 degree wide-angle, Two-tone Flash, Auto Detects Room Color Temperature, Panorama, Straighten, Manual Mode, Scene Mode, Timer, HDR
Secondary Camera 8.0 MP 5.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.2 Aperture, Full HD Video Recording Full HD Video Recording, F/2.0 Aperture, Beautify with 36 smart beauty profiles, Face Recognition
Internal Memory 64 GB 32 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 32 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Thickness 8.9 mm 8.65 mm
Weight 175 gm 164 gm
Battery Capacity 4100 mAh 4050 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) 526 hrs 264 hrs
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) 38.00 hrs N/A
Fast Charging
Other Battery Parameters Battery Standby (4G): 526 hrs, Battery Talktime (4G): 48.00 hrs, Audio Playback Time: 120 hrs, Video Playback Time: 15 hrs Music Playback Time: 60 hrs
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features WiFi Direct; WiFi Dual Band; USB Type-C; Noise Filtration WiFi Direct; WiFi Dual Band; USB On-The-Go; FM Recording; Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Nice, premium, polished design
  • Sturdy build quality
  • Given its large size, the weight is quite manageable at 175g
  • Excellent display, perhaps the best at this price point, with great colors and vibrance
  • CynogenMod 12 allows deeper control on the display - you can tweak the colour temperature, and choose different temperatures for day and night
  • The CyanogenMod UI allows a bunch of customisations, that will come in handy if you are a power user, but retains a nearly-stock Android interface
  • The UI is smooth and stable too, and performs well
  • Very good, lag-free performance, even given the somewhat old processor, which indicates how well the software has been optimized
  • Good front camera for selfies
  • Good rear camera in well lit conditions
  • Decent fingerprint sensor
  • Very good battery life - can last over a day fairly easily
  • Very good audio quality
  • If you like modding your smartphone, and have been waiting for a CyanogenMod-powered phone worth buying, this is it
  • The Zuk branded phones are also the only Lenovo devices where rooting won't void the warranty
  • 64GB internal memory
  • Premium metal design, with amazing attention to detail
  • Top-notch build quality
  • Brilliant in-hand feel, with edges that curve perfectly
  • Good display with vivid colors, wide viewing angles, and good sunlight visibility
  • MIUI is one of the better interfaces built over Android, and has a lot of useful functionality, but is still simple to use
  • Top-level, power packed performance with best-in-class hardware - and 3GB of RAM results in very good multi-tasking performance too
  • Excellent battery life - this phone is an absolute road-runner
  • Excellent, responsive fingerprint scanner
  • Good call quality
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • This isn't an ergonomic smartphone - it's quite wide, which puts single handed usage out of question
  • Rear camera could have been better under low-light conditions
  • The camera is also just a little slow in focus speed, compared to it's top competitors in this price range such as the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
  • Camera is pretty decent, but could have been better
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