Lenovo ZUK Z2 Review

ZUK Z2 64GB Android 6.0 Smartphone, Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Kryo Quad Core 2.15GHz, 4GB RAM GSM & WCDMA & FDD-LTE (Black)

$228.99

Lenovo ZUK Z2 Review

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Overview

Lenovo ZUK Z2

Lenovo Zuk Z2 is a Chinese smartphone. It packs a highly effective Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset, 64GB of storage, fingerprint scanner, 4GB of RAM and a pin-sharp 5-inch screen.

It runs Android 6.0.1 under a custom ZUI user interface, and It has a 13-megapixel camera on the rear that’s able to capture 4K video; on the front, there’s an 8-megapixel selfie camera.

Especially, all of this tech comes in for less than £200. Lenovo is already famous in the realm of computers, and its latest acquisition of Motorola has bolstered its standing in the smartphone arena.

Design

Lenovo ZUK Z2

The Zuk Z2 has the type of high build quality you’d assume to find on a handset that prices twice, possibly three times as much.

There’s 2.5D glass on the rear and front, which rounds off neatly along the sides and seems to have some coating that retains greasy fingerprints to a minimum.

There’s no denying that the Z2 feels nice in hand. However, the flat and shiny back panel indicate that it slides off pretty much every surface you place it on, so it might be fit to invest in a protective case.

A single tap on the home button – not a full press – acts as the “back” command. It works very well when you become accustomed to it.

With dimensions of 8.5 x 142 x 69mm, that is quite a compact device – when positioned next to the iPhone 7, there isn’t much difference regarding overall measurement. The Z2 is a lot lighter, however, coming in at simply 149g. This provides it heft without feeling low-cost and insubstantial.

Display

Lenovo ZUK Z2

The Z2’s IPS 5-inch screen has a resolution of 1,080 x 1,920 pixels, giving it a PPI of 414. The LTPS screen is just like the one used in the iPhone 7, and you may expect comparable performance, however, a higher overall resolution. It doesn’t have quite the color reproduction an iPhone does, however considering the price you are getting a good panel here.

Software

Lenovo ZUK Z2

The Z2 works Android 6.0.1 right out of the box; that is the norm for most trendy Android phones – only the likes of the Google Pixel XL are lucky sufficient to have Android 7.0 at the moment.

The custom ZUI interface is clean and unoffensive, as well as being refreshingly light on bloatware. The phone lacks a massive volume of apps on startup, with many core Google providers missing. The app drawer is also lacking – a common trait with Chinese Android phones.

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Specification

Size: 5.0 inches

OS: Android OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow)

Internal Storage: 64 GB

RAM: 4 GB RAM

Rear Camera: 13 MP

Front Camera: 8 MP

Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 3500 mAh battery

Camera

Lenovo ZUK Z2

It has a 13-megapixel rear autofocus shooter, provides crisp and extremely detailed pictures. The handset performs properly in low-light environments and delivers lifelike pictures with excellent focus speed and minimal shutter lag. Even the front-facing camera has received all the goods. It has an 8-megapixel sensor on the other end including an aperture as wide as f/2.0. It guarantees vibrant and colour-rich selfies. However, video captured might look as good as you’d have expected.

Battery Life

Lenovo ZUK Z2

Last but not the least, Lenovo has used an immensely highly effective 3,500 mAh battery on Zuk Z2. The device holds sufficient juice to handle an entire day of hefty usage with a lot of calling, social networking and multi-tasking.

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Conclusion

Lenovo ZUK Z2

Inside out, Lenovo ZUK Z2 makes an attractive package for all the tech-buffs on the market. The handset contains everything of importance and doesn’t cut down anything to achieve the price. Yes, the UI could have been better. However, that’s something we’re willing to allow for a device with high-end internals and a very superior design language. It also rocks including a camera and yields good picture quality with nice details. The takeaway, Zuk Z2 is a superb smartphone, especially when it comes to the mid-end price bracket.

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Where To Buy

ZUK Z2 64GB Android 6.0 Smartphone, Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Kryo Quad Core 2.15GHz, 4GB RAM GSM & WCDMA & FDD-LTE (Black)

$228.99

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