ZUK is a new brand entered into the International Smartphone market. Previously, they worked with other Smartphone Companies in the manufacturing. Now, they come with their own Smartphone and which is branded under Lenovo. Lenovo is backing up this Smartphone. Based on its success, Lenovo may support all ZUK release in the future.
Lenovo ZUK Z1 is a power packed smartphone. None of a configuration is specified low, ZUK Z1 picked all the best components to produce their first model and priced at $299.99. The Price is a bit higher, but this phone targets those who look for the best configuration with values for the money paid. Let’s check the ZUK Z1 is worth the price.
Design and Build Quality
The look of Lenovo ZUK Z1 is same as Samsung Galaxy S3 and it has a strong beautiful metal frame that enhanced the entire design. It gives a solid feel in hands. On the top, it has 3.5 mm Headphone jack and in the bottom, it has USB charging port, speaker grill, and microphone. The volume buttons and the Power button is placed on the right side and the SIM tray is located on the left side.
In the front, below the 5.5-inch screen is the inbuilt fingerprint reader with 2 capacitive buttons to each side. On the back side, the rear camera and flashlight located. Fingerprint reader has a 360-degree identifiable sensor. so, no need to worry about the failing in fingerprint reading.
Overall, the build quality is good and protected with metal frame in the outer. The design is not so unique in the look, but they have tried some unique addition like fingerprint reader on the front side below the screen.
Display and Hardware Performance
ZUK Z1 comes with a 5.5-inch screen with IPS LCD display. It has a screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels which is FHD quality and considered as the best screen resolution in the present time. It also features 100% NTSC picture quality and 1500:1 contrast ratio. You can also use the settings to make the display functions to work as you think.
One important thing about ZUK Z1 is it is using Cyanogen OS 12.1 which is developed based on Android 5.1. Cyanogen OS is already a popular name among those who using rooted devices. But, now Cyanogen is officially accepted by Google. Some Smartphone Brands started using Cyanogen in the place of stock Android OS. The benefit of Cyanogen is maximum customization settings and privacy control. And the overall performance will be definitely a bit more than the stock Android due to the customized user interface.
Hardware used in ZUK Z1 – Snapdragon 801 processor, Adreno 330 Graphical processor, 3 GB RAM, 64 GB ROM, 13 MP rear camera, 8 MP Front camera, Battery capacity 4100 mAh. None of the hardware is a low specification. ZUK Z1 picked the best choices as its hardware. The performance of Snapdragon processor in a 3 GB RAM and 64 GB ROM is unstoppable. Multitasking or Gaming, it never lags or stuck in between.
Camera in back and front both producing top quality pictures. The battery is also a big one that keep the charge for one full day of continuous heavy usage. In case, you use it with 5 to 8 hours of browsing or gaming or watching videos, it will last nearly 2 days.
Lenovo ZUK Z1 Specifications
- CPU: Qualcomm 8974AC, Quad Core, 2.5GHz
- GPU: Adreno 330
- RAM: 3GB RAM
- ROM: 64GB
- OS: Android 5.1 (Cyanogen OS 12.1)
- Screen size: 5.5 inch
- Screen resolution: 1920 x 1080 (FHD)
- Back camera: 13.0MP, with flashlight and AF
- Front camera: 8.0MP
- Battery Capacity: 4100mAh Built-in
- SIM Card Type: Dual Nano SIM
- Additional Features: WAP, GPS, 3G, Sound Recorder, Browser, Wi-Fi, Gravity Sensing, E-book, FM, MP3, Video Call, MP4, Bluetooth
There in no doubt about performance in Lenovo ZUK Z1. Design and build quality is also sturdy. Those who want a solid performing smartphone this is the next one.