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.
Why Should You buy?
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.
Why Should You Not buy?
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
Lenovo K4 Note: Lenovo K4 Note also happens to come with identical specifications and in the same price range, which makes it a good alternative. We prefer the matte finish on Lenovo K4 Note to Zuk Z1 as it makes for a good grip.
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Lenovo Vibe P1: Lenovo Vibe P1 is a good handset from the brand that matches the Zuk Z1 even on the design front as well as on specs. However, it makes for a better alternative since it comes with a bigger 4900 mAh battery.
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Xiaomi Redmi Note 3: Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 has to be one of the best smartphone to be available in the budget segment with an elegant metal unibody design, fingerprint scanner and 16 Megapixels rear camera. By the virtue of the camera itself it makes for a better alternative to Zuk Z1.
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FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
Question – How much Internal storage space is free? Can Apps be moved to SD card?
Answer – Lenovo Zuk Z1 will be having around 54 GB of free space available to its users. Supported apps can be easily moved to the SD card.
Question – Is USB OTG supported?
Answer – Yes, Lenovo Zuk Z1 supports USB OTG>
Question – What are benchmark scores?
Answer – Lenovo Zuk Z1 scores in the vicinity of 43,000 points on Antutu Benchmark, which means it Is quite capable of handling heavy multitasking and gaming with ease.
Question - Does it come with Dual Tone LED Flash?
Answer – Yes, the new budget segment smartphone from Lenovo's sub-brand is equipped with dual LED flash.
Question – Do both SIM cards support 4G?
Answer – Yes, both SIM card slots on Zuk Z1 support 4G LTE.
Question – Is the battery removable?
Answer – No, the battery on Zuk Z1 is not removable.
Question – Does it record Slow motion Videos? What is the highest Video Resolution?
Answer – Yes, Lenovo Zuk Z1 can capture slow motion videos with ease. Also, the handset can capture videos at the highest resolution of 1080p.
Question – How is the software?
Answer – Lenovo Zuk Z1 comes running on Cyanogen OS 12, which is based on Android Lollipop operating system. Cyanogen OS is designed solely for performance enhancement and customisation. So users can be assured of software performance.
Question – Does it support VoLTE?
Answer – No, the smartphone does not support VoLTE feature.
Question – What comes inside the box?
Answer – Lenovo Zuk Z1, charger, USB cable and a SIM ejector tool