Lenovo ZUK Edge
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix
Average of 4 scores (from 9 reviews)
Reviews for the Lenovo ZUK Edge
Source: Chinahandys.net DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/02/2017
Rating: Total score: 88% performance: 90% display: 100% mobility: 80% workmanship: 100%
Source: Tech Stage DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/09/2017
Source: Tech Stage DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/17/2017
Source: Tutto App Android IT→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/12/2017
Rating: Total score: 88% price: 96% features: 97% display: 85% mobility: 85% ergonomy: 84%
Source: HDblog.it IT→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/24/2017
Rating: Total score: 81%
Source: AndroidWorld.it IT→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/10/2017
Rating: Total score: 82% price: 75% features: 85% display: 80% mobility: 75%
Source: Smartphone e tablet android IT→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/03/2017
Rating: performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
Source: Androidiani IT→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Stylish design; nice performance; good price. Negative: No NFC; weak hardware.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/29/2017
Source: Komorkomania PL→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Excellent display; high autonomy; fast charge; good cameras; decent speakers.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/20/2016
Model: The Edge is ZUK’s latest 5.5 inch smartphone released by the Chinese manufacturer. This device should not be regarded as another Lenovo smartphone as the ZUK, notwithstanding it being a subsidiary of Lenovo, is selling devices exclusively using its own brand. It is apparent from its name that this smartphone is poised to achieve a bezel-less design. It may not be bezel-free akin to Xiaomi Mix; still, its display to body ratio is 86.4 %, which is good enough to give almost no space for your fingers to rest on. The Edge adopts double 2.5D glass design which is thin and strong and thereby making this smartphone more attractive and comfortable. The display is also coated with Corning Gorilla Glass for added protection. The screen features a super AMOLED TDDI screen with a pixel densitity of 403 PPI and 1920 x 1080 resolution. Visuals rendered are sharp and crisp with remarkable clarity thanks to the AMOLED technology. Enhanced with Dirac HD Sound, audio quality is beyond average. The dimensions measure at 142.9 x 74.5 x 7.68 mm and the smartphone weighs 160 g making it quite light, thin and small for a 5.5 inch smartphone. The battery life on this smartphone is remarkable as it is fitted with a large 3100 mAh battery. This is further enhanced with ZUK’s double chips charging technology, which enables the device to be charged faster and safer.
The Edge however, might not appeal very well to shutterbugs as it is supported with an 8 MP front facing camera and a primary 13 MP camera on its rear with auto focus and ISOCELL sensor. This is of course good enough, but other manufacturers have been able to offer higher resolution cameras with better optics. With these optics, users can be assured that images captured will be of proper quality but as mentioned, will not be the best the market can offer. The performance is remarkable as the smartphone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processer (14 nm Kryo Quad core 64-bit, 2.35 GHz). With 6 GB of RAM, multi-tasking capabilities on this smartphone are prompt and fast. Storage available is 64 GB, which is expendable via a microSD card. The Android 6.0 Marshmallow system can be upgraded to Android 7.0 Nougat according to Lenovo but there hasn’t been any updates available as of now. It comes fitted with the latest USB type-C port. ZUK ships this smartphone in dual SIM mode. It is supported by a fingerprint sensor, which can be easily customized with gestures for unlocking purposes and ID recognition, thus improving security and convenience. Overall, ZUK’s Edge is an appealing, well-rounded phone as can be seen from its specs sheet. It is a cool smartphone which is loaded with the latest features. To top it off, it is also attractively priced which makes this device an option to look out for. At this price, the mediocre camera quality is forgivable.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
Qualcomm Adreno 530: Integrated graphics card in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 that is clocked at up to 624 MHz. Early 2016 it is a high end graphics card for Android based smartphones and tablets that should be able to coop with very demanding games.
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
SD 821: High-end ARM SoC with 4 CPU cores (two fast 2.4 GHz cores in a cluster and two power saving 1.6 GHz cores) and an Adreno 530 GPU. Manufactured in a 14 nm HPM process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
It is a very small display format for smartphones. You should by no means be mis-sighted and you will generally see very little on the screen and only have a small resolution available. In return, the device should be very small and handy.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Lenovo: Lenovo ("Le" from English legend, novo (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. As of 2004, the company was the largest laptop manufacturer in China and, after acquiring IBM's PC division in 2005, the fourth largest in the world. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company manufactures monitors, projectors, servers, etc, and specializes in developing, manufacturing and marketing consumer electronics, personal computers, software, enterprise solutions and related services.
In 2016, the company ranked first in the world in computer sales. It still held it in 2023 with about 23% global market share. Important product lines are Thinkpad, Legion and Ideapad.
In 2011, it acquired a majority stake in Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Motorola Mobility was purchased, which gave Lenovo a boost in the smartphone market.
84.75%: This rating is slightly above average, there are somewhat more devices with worse ratings. However, clear purchase recommendations look different.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.