Lenovo ZUK Z1  Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 (4GB RAM, 64GB) 
Lenovo ZUK Z1 Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
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Excellence Score
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28.4
Value for Money Score
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67.1
Price N/A ₹ 12,999 onwards
Launch Date (India) May, 2016 Jan, 2017
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 5.1 LollipopNo updates expected Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Upgradeable to 8.0 OreoExpected update to next Android version
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)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels
Scratch Resistant Display
Display Features IPS LCD IPS LCD, 2.5D Curved Glass, Reading mode, Colour Temperature Adjustment
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2.5 GHz 2 GHz
Processor Type Quad Core Octa Core
Processor Name Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801Ranked #39 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 625Ranked #35 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Adreno 330 Adreno 506
RAM 3 GB 4 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port USB-C USB
Primary Camera 13.0MP 13.0MP
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 F/2.0 Aperture, BSI Sensor, 1.12um Pixel Size, 5P Lens, Phase Detection Autofocus, Dual-LED (dual tone) Flash, Geo-tagging, Face Detection, Smile Detection, HDR, Panorama
Secondary Camera 8.0MP 5.0MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.2 Aperture, Full HD Video Recording F/2.0 Aperture, Smart Pro Beautify, Face Recognition, Full HD Video Recording
Internal Memory 64 GB 64 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 128 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 8.4 mm
Weight 175 gm 165 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 4100 mAh 4100 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) 526 hrs N/A
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 N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features Noise Filtration WiFi Display; Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Nice, premium, polished design
  • Sturdy build quality
  • Given its large size, the weight is quite manageable at 175g
  • Decent fingerprint sensor
  • 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
  • Very good audio quality
  • Very good battery life - can last over a day fairly easily
  • 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
  • High-end, premium metal design, and excellent build quality - befitting a much more expensive phone
  • Fast fingerprint reader
  • Impressive, bright display, with great color accuracy
  • MIUI on top of Android works great, runs fast, and has excellent theming and customization options, making it easy to find the look you want
  • Powerful Spandragon 625 chipset ensures smooth, effortless performance all throughout
  • Pretty decent camera - although it tends to produce photos a little bit on the soft side - but overall it's good, and a significant improvement over the Redmi Note 3
  • Good loudspeaker
  • Top-notch battery life - again, improved even over the already very good Redmi Note 3 - even with heavy usage, you can get close to two full days out of it
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • 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
  • This isn't an ergonomic smartphone - it's quite wide, which puts single handed usage out of question
  • Audio quality via headphones is average
  • Doesn't use the new USB-C standard
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