Lenovo is a Chinese handset maker that ventured into Indian market before most and has already carved a niche for itself. The handset maker has been launching devices that may not have been impressive spec wise, however, were reliable enough. Now it seems that the brand is all set to change that and has launched a new feature rich handset in China. Lenovo Zuk Z1 is the name of the newly launched handset and it comes with some cutting edge features.
USB Type C: Lenovo Zuk Z1 comes with the new age USB Type-C port for computer and data transfer connectivity. This port is known to be reversible and also support various new age features like reverse charging, to name a few.
Fast Charging: Since the smartphone has been equipped with a USB Type-C port, it is natural for it to have fast charging. Lenovo Zuk Z1 features 2.5 Amp fast charging, which can take the battery from zero percent to 100 in just 2.5 hours.
Fingerprint Scanner: This smartphone comes with a fingerprint scanner like most budget smartphones in the handset market now. However, unlike other handsets, Zuk Z1 does not feature a rear mounted but the front physical home button slash fingerprint scanner. The positioning of the fingerprint scanner makes it pretty comfortable to use.
Optical Image Stabilisation: Zuk Z1 also has a good 13 mp camera on the rear panel with advanced features like Optical Image Stabiliser. The OIS allows the camera to capture clear images even when the hand or camera is shook.
There is no NFC: One of the most surprising drawback of this handset is that while every other handset comes with NFC, this one does not. This means that the users of this smartphone would not be able to use Google Pay even if they want to. Absence of NFC is a big deal breaker in our books.
Loudspeaker is average: According to several reviews, the loudspeaker on Zuk Z1 and the audio quality is not all that great. This could very well be the major deal breaker for those who rely on their smartphones for
|General Specifications||Launch Date||May 19, 2016|
|Color||White, Space Grey|
|SIM Card||Dual Nano SIM|
|Operating System||Android v5.1.1 (Lollipop)|
|Phone Body||Case: Aluminium Side: Aluminium|
|Dimensions||155.7 x 77.3 x 8.9 mm|
|Processor & RAM||Processor||2.5 GHz 32 bit (Krait 300)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC|
|Display||Size||5.5 inches (13.97 cm)|
|Sensors||Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Hall Sensor|
|Resolution||1080 x 1920 pixels, Full HD|
|Pixel Density||401 ppi|
|Screen to Body Ratio||69.13 %|
|Other Input Features||Multi-touch|
Dual LED Flash
|Rear Camera Sensor||Exmor-RS CMOS Sensor|
|Rear Camera Aperture||f/2.2|
|Front Camera Aperture||f/2.2|
|Rear Camera Features||Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Optical image stabilization|
|Rear Auto Focus|
|Front Auto Focus|
1080p@30fps, Full HD
|Battery||Battery Capacity||4100 mAh|
|Battery Type||Li-Polymer, Non Removable|
|Talk Time 3G||38 hr|
|3G||HSDPA 2100/1900/900/850, HSDPA 42.2 Mbps|
|4G||LTE Cat4 150 Mbps/LTE Cat4 150 Mbps|
Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz
|Entertainment & Multimedia||Ringtone||Music ringtones, Vibration|
|Audio Format||AAC, AMR, eAAC+, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA|
|Video Format||3GPP, AVI, H.263, H.264, MP4, MPEG4, WebM, WMV, Xvid|
|Storage||Internal Storage||64 GB|
|Calling & Messaging||Phone Book||
|Additional Information||Items in the Box||Handset with built-in Battery, Charger, USB Type-C Cable, User Manual, Warranty Card|