Lenovo ZUK Z1 

price₹ 13,499 onwards

launchMay, 2016

20.1

excellence score

50.4

value for money score

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Design

  • Nice, premium, polished design
  • Sturdy build quality
  • Given its large size, the weight is quite manageable at 175g
  • Decent fingerprint sensor

Display

  • 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

Software

  • 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

Performance

  • Very good, lag-free performance, even given the somewhat old processor, which indicates how well the software has been optimized

Camera

  • Good front camera for selfies
  • Good rear camera in well lit conditions
  • 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

Audio

  • Very good audio quality

Battery

  • Very good battery life - can last over a day fairly easily

More

  • 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
  • This isn't an ergonomic smartphone - it's quite wide, which puts single handed usage out of question

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Lenovo ZUK Z1 Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 5.1 Lollipop
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.5 inches
Screen Resolution1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • IPS LCD
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Gyroscope
  • Hall Sensor
Fingerprint sensorYes
Processor/RAM
Processor2.5 GHz, Quad Core, Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801
GPUAdreno 330
RAM3 GB
Memory
Internal Memory64 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity4100 mAh
Battery Standby (3G)526 hrs
Battery Talktime (3G)38.00 hrs
Other Battery Parameters
  • Battery Standby (4G): 526 hrs
  • Battery Talktime (4G): 48.00 hrs
  • Audio Playback Time: 120 hrs
  • Video Playback Time: 15 hrs
Dimensions
Weight175 gm
Thickness8.9 mm
Camera
Camera13.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (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
Secondary Camera8.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • F/2.2 Aperture
  • Full HD Video Recording
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
4GYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS
CompassYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM
Noise FiltrationYes
More
  • WiFi Direct
  • WiFi Dual Band
  • USB Type-C

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