Lenovo ZUK Z1

price Rs. 13,499 onwards launch May, 2016
current magic score ?
77.6
verdict BUY
very good value-for-money
currently ranked
#17
of 145 phones in Rs. 10,000 - 15,000

phonecurry editor's note based on opinion across 13 expert review(s)

WHAT WE LIKED
  • 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

WHAT WE DIDN'T
  • 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

13 expert review(s)


8,924+ user reviews

video review

source: @FoneArena
OS
Smartphone OSAndroid 5.1, Expected upgrade to 6.0
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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brand rating
3.89/5
(Good)
average phonecurry internal rating for phones launched by this brand in the last 12 months
brand perception
Good
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service quality rating
Good
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