Lenovo Zuk Z1 Hands-On Review: The Mid-Range Beast

After being first announced in August last year, the Lenovo Zuk Z1 was finally launched in India. Lenovo introduced a new sub-brand for providing the customers with latest specced devices. The smartphone comes with fairly good specifications, and also comes with a mid-range pricing.Lenovo Zuk Z1

It has a 5.5-inch IPS screen and has a resolution of 1920 x 1080. The build quality of the smartphone is top notch, and comes with a metal design. It also houses a fingerprint scanner just below the screen, and it seemed quite accurate and fast. There is no need to swipe your finger to unlock, just a tap is enough to quickly unlock the device.

It runs on a quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor clocked at 2.5 GHz, and is accompanied by Adreno 330 GPU. The RAM capacity of Lenovo Zuk Z1 is 3 GB. The internal storage of the smartphone is 64 GB, and the memory is not expandable. It runs on Cyanogen OS 12.1 based on Android 5. Lollipop. The OS is upgradable to Cyanogen OS 13 based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.

The 13 MP sensor sits on the back of the device. The sensor is made by Sony, and you can expect a good image quality. Besides f/2.2 aperture, the camera unit also has OIS for steady shots. For taking selfies, the company has given an 8 MP sensor on the front. The dual SIM smartphone has 4G connectivity, and has USB 3.0 Type-C port for charging and data syncing.

The battery capacity of the smartphone is 4100 mAh, and the device supports fast charging. It will be available only in dark grey variant and has been priced at Rs. 13499. You can get it from Amazon.in through flash sales starting May 19th. Registrations for the sale have already started.Lenovo Zuk Z1

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Lenovo Zuk Z1 Specifications

Display: 5.5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD IPS display, 1500:1 contrast ratio, 100% NTSC color gamut

Processor: 2.5 GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 801 processor with Adreno 330 GPU

Memory: 3 GB LPPDR3 RAM, 64 GB (eMMC 5.0) internal memory

OS: Cyanogen OS 12.1 based on Andriod 5.1.1 (Lollipop), Upgradable to Cyanogen OS 13 based on Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)

Camera: 13 MP rear camera with LED Flash, Sony IMX214 Exmor RS sensor, OIS, 1.12um pixels, f/2.2 aperture; 8 MP front-facing camera, OmniVision OV8865 sensor, 1.12um pixel size

Additional Features: Fingerprint sensor (FPC 1155)

Dimensions: 155.7 x 77.3 x 8.9 mm; Weight: 175 grams

Connectivity: Dual (nano) SIM, 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4/5 GHz), Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS / GLONASS, USB 3.0 Type-C

Battery: 4100 mAh (typical) / 4000 mAh (minimum) built-in battery with fast charging

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