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Lenovo ZUK Edge


Lenovo ZUK Edge
Lenovo ZUK Edge (ZUK Series)
Graphics adapter
6144 MB 
5.50 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 401 PPI, glossy: yes
64 GB internal
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.1, Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.7 x 143 x 74 ( = 0.3 x 5.63 x 2.91 in)
3100 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Android 7.0 Nougat
Primary Camera: 13 MPix 13 MP, f/2.2, phase detection autofocus, LED flash
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix
160 g ( = 5.64 oz / 0.35 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)



Average Score: 84.75% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 9 reviews)
price: 86%, performance: 85%, features: 91%, display: 86% mobility: 80%, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: 84%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Lenovo ZUK Edge

88% ZUK Edge
Source: German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/02/2017
Rating: Total score: 88% performance: 90% display: 100% mobility: 80% workmanship: 100%
ZUK Edge
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/09/2017
Lenovo ZUK Edge viel Display auf wenig Gehäuse
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/17/2017
88% Recensione Zuk Edge: il top di gamma economico
Source: Tutto App Android Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/12/2017
Rating: Total score: 88% price: 96% features: 97% display: 85% mobility: 85% ergonomy: 84%
81% Recensione ZUK EDGE: tanta potenza e display (quasi) senza bordi
Source: Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/24/2017
Rating: Total score: 81%
82% Recensione ZUK Edge
Source: Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/10/2017
Rating: Total score: 82% price: 75% features: 85% display: 80% mobility: 75%
Smartphone Lenovo Zuk Edge - Recensione Caratteristiche Prezzo
Source: Smartphone e tablet android Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/03/2017
Rating: performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
Lenovo Zuk Edge: la recensione
Source: Androidiani Italian IT→EN
Positive: Stylish design; nice performance; good price. Negative: No NFC; weak hardware.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/29/2017
ZUK Edge oficjalnie. Jego nazwa może Cię zmylić
Source: Komorkomania Turkish PL→EN
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.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

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.


This display is quite big for a smartphone but frequently used for smartphones.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.  

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

0.16 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.

Lenovo: Lenovo ( "Le" as in the English word legend and "novo" (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. From 2004, the company has been the largest laptop manufacturer in China and got the fourth largest manufacturer worldwide after the acquisition of IBM's PC division in 2005. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company also produces monitors, projectors, servers, etc.

In 2011, Lenovo acquired the majority of Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Lenovo took over Motorola Mobility, which gave them a boost in the smartphone market.

From 2014 to 2016 Lenovo's market share in the global notebook market was 20-21%, ranking second behind HP. However, the distance decreased gradually. In the smartphone market, Lenovo did not belong to the Top 5 global manufacturers in 2016.

84.75%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.


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Stefan Hinum, 2017-01- 5 (Update: 2017-01- 5)