Lenovo Zuk Z1 Review: The Lenovo Group already has two well-known brands Lenovo and Motorola. Throughout the world, the company sells large numbers of its strong and on the brilliant product. However, like other companies, the company just launched its new brand Zuk for the online product.
An intro of Lenovo Zuk Z1: Today we will review Lenovo Zuk Z1. However, Globally this phone has been introduced as Zuk Z1, but Lenovo launched it in India by Lenovo Zuk Z1, with the intention of maintaining its parent name. It is worth mentioning that Zuk Z1 was first launched in China in September last year. Therefore, reviewing this phone today is slightly outdated. Today, we will know in our investigation Lenovo Zuk Z. 1 Features and drawbacks
Look and Design
Look and Design: It was only a few years ago when a phone with a 5.5-inch screen was considered overside. Along with this, the discussion started showing a big phone in your hand. But today, size is a necessary condition due to the excessive consumption of smartphones in the smartphone. Lenovo Zuk Z1 comes with this size though it definitely feels a bit heavy.
Lenovo Zuk Z1 Limitations: Two main reasons for this smartphone being heavy are the metal frame and 4100 MAH battery, which means the weight of the phone is 175 grams. However, there is no unibody case on the phone and the rear panel is plastic. The user can not access the battery. There is a dual SIM tray on the left side of the frame. The phone does not support expandable storage so the microSD card slot is not provided.
Special Specification of Available in Lenovo Zuk Z1: White and Space gray color variants in India. Our review unit was gray, which we thought was a little better than White. The phone has a rear dull, metallic finish. There is no Lenovo branding in the phone but there is only Zuk’s logo on the rear below. The camera and the flash are given in the middle of the rear at the top. Overall, we liked the look, design, and style of the phone.
The body of Lenovo Zuk Z1: Lenovo Zuk Z1 has a microphone, speaker and USB type-c port for charging and data transfer at the bottom. The user will get a 13-watt power adapter in the box and a USB 3.0 cable (type-A plug on one side and type-C on the other side) with the phone. The power and volume buttons on the right side of the phone while the 3.5mm headphone shock tops upwards. About 70 percent of the phone is occupied by the screen while the camera, earpiece and proximity sensor are on top of it. Below is the physical home button in which the fingerprint sensor is integrated. The capacitive Android navigation button is just below the display.
Comparison of Lenovo Zuk Z1 with other Smartphone
Comparison of Lenovo Zuk Z1 with other Smartphone: We have seen a number of smartphones in which the Fingerprint sensor comes in the Home button. With just touching many phones, including Samsung Galaxy A8 and HTC One A9 (review), the phone unlocks itself (even in standby mode) but it does not happen in Zuk Z1. This phone has to be activated by pressing the Home button and keeping the button pressed until the fingerprint is identified.
Sensors of Lenovo Zuk Z1: This is not just a problem in itself, but a little more effort has to be done to suppress the button. The sensor works very quickly and properly to unlock the phone. But like the other device, this process is not as easy. The first sensor also used to function like a capacitive back button but now it has been disabled through a software update.
Front Screen of Lenovo Zuk Z1: Lenovo Zuk Z1 has a screen of 1080×1920 pixel resolution whose density is 401 PPI. The screen is superb and caters to almost all the needs. The given IPS-LCD screen in the phone is not as bright as it was expected and even if it is the brightest level, it does not give as much glow as it should. However, the polarized coating on the screen helps to make the phone easier to use in sunlight, so the phone does not need too much brightness.
Specification of Lenovo Zuk Z1
Specification of Lenovo Zuk Z1: Today, when the smartphone’s latest MediaTek priced under Rs 15,000 runs on Halio or Snapdragon 600 series processors, the Lenovo Zuk Z1 has a premium but 32-bit quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor running on the old 2.5GHz. About two years ago, the Snapdragon 801 smartphone appeared for the first time in the market, so choosing Lenovo’s processor is in the midst of questions. Particularly 32-bit processors, while practically now all the hardware has come on 63-bit processors.
Lenovo Zu Z1 has 3 GB RAM and the phone supports 4G connectivity (with Indian band support), Wi-Fi AC connectivity on both the SIMs. A battery of 4100 MAH battery is provided to strengthen the smartphone. The phone has 64GB of inbuilt storage but the phone does not support expandable storage so you have to work with a limited amount of storage.
Software of Lenovo Zuk Z1
The software of Lenovo Zuk Z1: Lenovo Zuk Z1 smartphone runs on Cyanogen OS 12.1 which is based on Android 5.1.1. However, the phone is supposed to upgrade to Cyanogen OS 13 based on Android 6.0, but this update is not available in the phone’s OTA software update system. Cyanogen OS definitely gives the option of customizing the phone at its convenience.