Lenovo ZUK Z1 

priceN/A

launchMay, 2016

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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 LollipopNo updates expected
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 801Ranked #38 in Mobile Procesor Benchmarks
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
Primary Camera13.0MP
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 Camera8.0MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • F/2.2 Aperture
  • Full HD Video Recording
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
Connecting PortUSB-C
WiFiYes
WiFi DirectYes
4GYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS
CompassYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM
Noise FiltrationYes

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