Samsung Z1

price Rs. 6,500 onwards launch Jan, 2015
current magic score ?
<50
verdict AVOID
poor value-for-money
currently ranked
#506
of 526 phones in Rs. 5,000 - 10,000

phonecurry editor's note based on opinion across 1 expert review(s)

WHAT WE LIKED
  • Decent build quality
  • Decent speed/performance
  • Lots of pre-loaded apps including Maps provided by HERE, NewsHunt, ESPN Cricinfo, Cricket Game, Facebook and McAfee Security
  • Good loudspeaker
  • Good Dual SIM Management
  • Decent battery life

WHAT WE DIDN'T
  • Average display with small viewing angles, and no ambient light sensor / proximity sensor
  • Being glossy, the display is also prone to fingerprints
  • Average camera
  • Tizen OS interface takes some time getting used to
  • Tizen app store is tiny in comparison to Android, or iOS, or even Windows Phone, and missed out on a lot of important apps (Google apps, Twitter etc)
  • Tizen supports Android apps, but it's only up to developers to port it to Tizen platform - currently the selection is very limited
  • Average audio output through headset

1 expert review(s)


1,402+ user reviews

video review

source: @PhoneBunch
OS
Smartphone OSTizen OS 2.3
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size4 inches
Screen Resolution480x800 pixels (~ 233 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • PLS
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity Sensor
Processor/RAM
Processor1.2 GHz, Dual Core
RAM768 MB
Memory
Internal Memory4 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 64 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity1500 mAh
Battery Talktime (3G)8.00 hrs
Other Battery Parameters
  • Internet Usage Time (3G): Up to 7 hrs
  • Internet Usage Time (WiFi): Up to 10 hrs
  • Video Playback Time: Up to 7 hrs
  • Audio Playback Time: Up to 30 hrs
Dimensions
Weight112 gm
Thickness9.7 mm
Camera
Camera3.1 MP
Camera FlashYes
Secondary Camera0.3 MP
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS
More
App StoreTizen App Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM
FM RadioYes
More
  • WiFi Direct
Note: All brand quality factors listed below are already taken into account (with appropriate weightage) when calculating the magic score for a phone!
brand rating
3.15/5
(Average)
average phonecurry internal rating for phones launched by this brand in the last 12 months
brand perception
Very Good
brand perception among consumers, based on surveys
service quality rating
Good
service & support quality rating, based on user surveys