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Lenovo ZUK Series

Lenovo ZUK EdgeProcessor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC, Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996, Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 330, Qualcomm Adreno 530
Display: 5 inch, 5.2 inch, 5.5 inch
Weight: 0.145kg, 0.149kg, 0.15kg, 0.16kg, 0.175kg
Price: 270, 300, 400 euro
Average Score: 81.01% - good
Average of 27 scores (from 45 reviews)
price: 88%, performance: 82%, features: 77%, display: 84%
mobility: 82%, workmanship: 82%, ergonomy: 78%, emissions: 94%

 

Lenovo ZUK Z1

Specifications

Lenovo ZUK Z1Notebook: Lenovo ZUK Z1
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 330
Display: 5.5 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 0.175kg
Price: 300 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage
 ZUK Z1 (Model)

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Average Score: 79.71% - good
Average of 7 scores (from 8 reviews)

 

80% Lenovo Zuk Z1 Review
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
Lenovo has an excellent device on its hands with the Zuk Z1. The phone is well built, runs excellent software, has a good display, comes with plenty of storage, and has excellent connectivity and good battery life as well. There's also a great screen which is sharp and can be tweaked and customised to your preferences. Above all, the company has achieved all of this at a great price that will tempt a lot of buyers, particularly advanced users who know a thing or two about the advantages of Cyanogen OS over other manufacturer-developed user interfaces.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/19/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
75% Good combination of hardware and software that is priced right!
Source: Tech2.in.com English
Priced at Rs 13,499, the Lenovo ZUK Z1 (or the ZUK Z1) is worth your money. And it does pack in some goodies like a polished metal body, optical image stabilization and bloatware-free buttery smooth Cyanogen OS. Then there’s the large 4100mAh battery and a decent camera on the back that may not be spectacular, but gets the job done just fine.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/16/2016
Rating: Total score: 75% performance: 75% features: 70% display: 75% mobility: 75% workmanship: 80%
75% Lenovo ZUK Z1 Review
Source: Think Digit English
The Lenovo Zuk Z1 is an able performer, despite the two year old SoC. At Rs. 13,499, it's not more powerful than the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, but if you like modding your smartphone, it's worth a shot. For those waiting for a CyanogenMod-powered phone worth buying, this is it.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/13/2016
Rating: Total score: 75%
Lenovo ZUK Z1 review
Source: Fudzilla English
The ZUK Z1 is the spin-off’s first smartphone, and it’s obviously designed to impress the geeky crowd. The phone runs Cyanogen OS 12.1, based on Android 5.1.1. Mind you, this is not CyanogenMod, there are no nightly builds, this is not a community effort, Cyanogen OS is proper operating system with Google support, and it’s developed and maintained by Cyanogen (as in the company rather than the community).
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/18/2015
80% A mid-range Android phone with loads of storage and battery power built-in
Source: PC Advisor English
The Z1 is a good first attempt from ZUK. It's not a super-cheap budget phone, but we think the price is about right given the hardware inside. Standout features include the 5.5in full-HD screen, large battery, 64GB of built-in storage and USB-C port. Although there's no removable battery or microSD card support, you could argue that you need neither.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/06/2015
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 70% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
80% Smartphone-Neuling mit LTE-Lücke
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/29/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 94% performance: 87% features: 51% display: 95% mobility: 96%
90% ZUK Z1
Source: MobiFlip German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/13/2015
Rating: Total score: 90%
78% Akku-Gigant von Lenovo mit Cyanogen OS
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/08/2015
Rating: Total score: 78% features: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 70%

 

Lenovo ZUK Z2

Specifications

Lenovo ZUK Z2Notebook: Lenovo ZUK Z2
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 530
Display: 5 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 0.149kg
Price: 270 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 76% - good
Average of 7 scores (from 12 reviews)

 

87.2% Lenovo ZUK Z2 Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
A lot of smartphone for little money. With the second generation of the Z series, ZUK continues where the Z1 model left off: Very good technical specifications at a low purchase price. Only a handful of manufacturers manage a Snapdragon 820, 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of ROM for 270 Euros (~$302). Find out in our report where Lenovo's subsidiary brand ZUK had to make cutbacks.
75% Lenovo ZUK Z2: Amazing value but with some big drawbacks
Source: Neowin English
The ZUK Z2 is a well-built phone with great top-of-the-range hardware backing it. It's progressively becoming rarer to see 5-inch devices and they're significantly more comfortable - at least in my case - to hold and use. The fingerprint sensor on the phone (integrated into the home button) is extremely responsive and almost always works seamlessly and the phone itself tends to feel solid and well constructed.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/14/2016
Rating: Total score: 75%
Lenovo Zuk Z2 Review
Source: Gear Open English
One of the best phones to come out of China this year, the Zuk Z2 offers cutting-edge specs at a fraction of the cost – but beware of resellers flashing ropey firmware to imported handsets.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/09/2016
70% Lenovo ZUK Z2 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
One of the best phones to come out of China this year, the Zuk Z2 offers cutting-edge specs at a fraction of the cost – but beware of resellers flashing ropey firmware to imported handsets.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/09/2016
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 90% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%
Lenovo ZUK Z2: Promising smartphone, with a few caveats [Review]
Source: Beta News English
Clearly, using this phone is not for the faint hearted. The number of hoops you need to go through to get an OTA (over the air) update is frightening and highlights the gulf that exists between established brands like Huawei or Samsung and those -- which, like ZUK -- aspire to match them.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/14/2016
60% Lenovo ZUK Z2 smartphone
Source: IT Pro Portal English
In the end, the ZUK Z2 is a prime example of a phone that could certainly become a hit but will probably have to be sidelined until the major issues highlighted before are solved.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/29/2016
Rating: Total score: 60%
85% ZUK Z2
Source: Chinahandys.net German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/04/2016
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 100%
Análise ZUK Z2 Será apenas um processador topo de gama?
Source: Android Geek Portuegese PT→EN
Positive: Compact size; good hardware; low price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/11/2017
Recensione Lenovo Zuk Z2 by Smartphone Italia
Source: Smartphone Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/09/2017
Rating: price: 90% features: 90% display: 80% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 70%
80% Recensione Lenovo ZUK Z2: croce e delizia
Source: Chimera Revo Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/06/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 75% workmanship: 75%
Lenovo ZUK Z2: Best Buy a soli 160€ | Recensione e Download/Guida
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Positive: Compact sizze; powerful hardware; good price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/20/2017
82% Смартфон ZUK Z2: Обзор
Source: Product Test RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/18/2017
Rating: Total score: 82% display: 80% mobility: 68%
80% Testad: Billiga supermobilen Zuk 2
Source: Mobil.se SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/14/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% features: 80%

 

Lenovo ZUK Z2 Plus

The slim profile of the Z2 Plus makes it perfect for one-handed use without compromising its power and quality with 141.7 x 68.9 x 8.5 mm and a weight of only 149 g. The chassis of the phone is made from magnesium alloy with a roll cage design, i.e. all the key components are mounted on a metal frame to increase the structural integrity of the phone and assist with effective thermal management. The back of the phone is covered entirely by glass, giving it a simple and elegant look, but at the cost of attracting smudges and grime. The screen size of the Z2 Plus has been downsized to 5-inch, but retains a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels at a pixel density of 441 ppi. The display is able to produce sharp, clean and bright images with fairly accurate and natural-looking colors. The Z2 Plus is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, complemented with an Adreno 530 GPU. It comes in two options: 3 GB RAM with an internal storage of 32 GB, or 4 GB RAM with 64 GB of internal storage. Both options, sadly, do not come with the provision to expand the storage by adding in a microSD card. The Z2 Plus has a 13 MP primary camera on the rear with f/2.2 aperture to render high quality images even in low light conditions, and an 8 MP front shooter with 1080p video recording capabilities. The phone is packed with a large, non-removable 3500 mAh battery, giving it roughly two days’ worth of battery life. Running on Android v6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box, the Z2 Plus brings with it a few interesting additions, one of them being the U-Health app, which is basically a customized version of Google Fit. The app keeps track of the user’s steps, calorie and distance at all times. In conjunction with the U-Health app, Lenovo has bundled pro-fitness Ant+ sensors into the handset to track real-time data for health and other applications. Users can manually add on different exercises like running, yoga or swimming, and the U-Health app is smart enough to distinguish between each physical activity. All the data is stored securely in the phone and users can monitor their progress over a period of time. The physical home button of the Z2 Plus, named the U-Touch button, doubles as a fingerprint scanner, and can be customized by the user to provide true one-handed experience. The fingerprint sensor is paired with a self-learning algorithm, meaning the fingerprint recognition will grow more accurate over time, enabling the phone to be unlocked fairly quickly and easier. The CAC algorithm on the fingerprint module also detects irregularities (skin peel, wound, dry skin, etc. and can unlock the phone with wet and oily fingers. By default, tapping the U-Touch button will function as the back key, while pressing down will bring up the home screen. Swiping left and right, double-clicking or long pressing the U-Touch button can also control actions which users’ can assign from within the Settings app. This smartphone will definitely be a good choice for buyers who are looking for a flagship device with a 5 inch screen. Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Specifications

Lenovo ZUK Z2 PlusNotebook: Lenovo ZUK Z2 Plus
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 530
Display: 5 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 0.15kg
Price: 300 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 83% - good
Average of 7 scores (from 14 reviews)

 

Review Revisit: Lenovo Z2 Plus – Looks of a Beauty, Power of a Beast… Now at a Killer Price
Source: Tech PP English
The Z2 Plus (3 GB/ 32 GB) was one heck of device even when it was priced at Rs. 17,999 but now that Lenovo has slashed down the price of the smartphone by three grand, we think this makes it an even sweeter deal. There could have been some improvements around the camera and few more tweaks in the UI would have been nice but that said, the smartphone is a beauty in the looks department with beast-like power. Although there are a number of devices in this price segment, we do not think any of them comes remotely close to the Z2 Plus. So if you are on a tight budget and want a flagship level device, should you buy it?
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/08/2017
80% Lenovo Z2 Plus – Review
Source: The Techy English
Overall, the Lenovo Z2 Plus is a good smartphone in terms of Performance and Battery Life. However, the camera is not as we have expected. We are not saying that the camera is underwhelming, but it doesn’t help out in many situations.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/13/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Lenovo Z2 Plus Review
Source: Gadget Diary English
Lenovo Z2 Plus offers flagship performance, at a mid-range price; though the camera is not the best we have seen and is far from the flagship offerings; spare that, and the phone is one of the best on the market, at this price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/17/2016
100% Lenovo ZUK Z2 Plus Review: Great Looks, Interesting Features, Runs Perfectly
Source: PC Quest English
Bottomline: Lenovo Zuk Z2 Plus is a good looking device packed with good combination of hardware. It runs smooth, has powerful battery and has several attractive features such as U health app and fingerprint button with various functions. At this price, it is a good bet to have.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/08/2016
Rating: Total score: 100% price: 100% performance: 90%
80% Lenovo Z2 Plus review: High-end performance at an affordable price
Source: Gadget Show English
At a price tag of Rs 19,999 (4GB RAM/64GB ROM), Lenovo Zuk Z2 Plus competes with the likes of Gionee S6s and Samsung J7 Prime, and in our opinion, it is definitely a good buy. Its design and display are really good, and so are other aspects like camera and battery life. The fingerprint sensor is another plus.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/26/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
82% Lenovo Z2 Plus 64GB Review
Source: Think Digit English
The Lenovo Z2 Plus is hands down the best smartphone to buy under Rs. 20,000. It performs well, features a good display, has a functional design and a day’s worth of battery life. The only area where it lags behind is the camera performance, but all things considered, it is still recommendable. All in all, if you are investing on a 20k phone, get the Lenovo Z2 Plus.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/20/2016
Rating: Total score: 82%
Lenovo Z2 Plus Review - Best specs for price but poor cameras
Source: The Mobile Indian English
In terms of hardware, the Lenovo Z2 Plus gives you the best that Rs 20,000 can buy right now. But its camera and display's performance is far from the desired level for a phone costing Rs 19,999. So we would suggest you wait for Lenovo to specifically bring an update to improve its cameras and display.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/18/2016
Lenovo Z2 Plus Review
Source: Fone Arena English
Lenovo has priced the second-generation ZUK smartphone competitive at a starting price of Rs. 17,999, similar to its predecessor. The Lenovo Z2 Plus comes as the first choice under Rs. 20,000 for those who are looking for a compact smartphone that is powerful, offers good battery life and has a good build quality. The fingerprint sensor is fast, but it has minor heating issues. One of the main drawbacks is the poor low-light camera performance and lack of manual control.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/17/2016
75% Hard to beat in the sub-Rs 20k segment; but camera is disappointing
Source: Tech2.in.com English
So let us answer that one question that is the norm when it comes to Snapdragon 820 chipset sporting smartphones – Is this phone better than the OnePlus 3? Well, No. There are many areas where OnePlus 3 still excels such as camera, build quality, performance and so on. But under Rs 20,000 price bracket, the Lenovo Z2 Plus has little competition. It is preferable to go for the 4GB RAM / 64GB storage variant of the Z2 Plus – it just makes sense to spend Rs 2000 more than the base model. With the Z2 Plus you are getting a flagship level chipset in the mid-range segment pricing. So it will definitely appeal to the college going crowd or someone who is upgrading from sub-Rs 10,000 phone.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/14/2016
Rating: Total score: 75% performance: 80% features: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%
Lenovo Z2 Plus review: Sturdy performance, some unique features
Source: The Indian Express English
Yes, if you are looking for a premium mid-range smartphone. This is certainly among the better bets out there, and you will not be disappointed. The Lenovo Z2 Plus offers almost everything a smartphone buyer is aspiring for these days, but without charging a bomb for it. If you can’t spend as much as a Mi 5 or a OnePlus 3, this seems like your next best Android bet.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/13/2016
84% Lenovo Z2 Plus Review
Source: Techniqued English
Priced at Rs 17,999 for the 3GB, 32GB variant and Rs 19,999 for the 4GB, 64GB storage variant, the Z2 Plus offers excellent value for money and is the cheapest Snapdragon 820 powered chipset in India. It is an all-round device with good design, build, display, software and excellent performance with great battery life.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/08/2016
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 95% performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 85%
Lenovo Z2 Plus review: Meet the new flagship killer
Source: Android Central English
It's not often we come across a brand that manages to significantly undercut Xiaomi, but with the Z2 Plus, Lenovo has done just that. The phone's aggressive pricing combined with general availability via an open sale on Amazon makes it a no-brainer. If you're in the market for a handset that offers the best value for money for under ₹20,000, look no further.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/07/2016
80% Lenovo Z2 Plus Review
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
After the saturation of the budget and mid-range segments for mobile phones, manufacturers have now moved on to offering high-end hardware at decidedly mid-range prices. With its premium specifications and high-quality build, the Lenovo Z2 Plus is a proper powerhouse of a smartphone that can hold its own against any flagship device when it comes to performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/04/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
Lenovo Z2 Plus review – SD 820 powered 3GB, 32GB variant
Source: Gogi.in English
The Lenovo Z2 Plus does look quite tempting considering the price starting from Rs. 17,999. However the camera is not up to the mark. The handset did not heat up much, maximum battery temperature I encountered was 36 degrees.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/03/2016

 

Lenovo ZUK Z2 Pro

Specifications

Lenovo ZUK Z2 ProNotebook: Lenovo ZUK Z2 Pro
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 530
Display: 5.2 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 0.145kg
Price: 400 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 90% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

Xiaomi MI5S VS Lenovo ZUK Z2 Pro Design, Antutu, Camera, Battery Review
Source: Igeekphone English
Although Xiaomi MI5S and ZUK Z2 Pro has different processor, according to real test, they have no large gap in hardware, however, in design and camera, ZUK Z2 Pro can win over Xiaomi MI5S. Therefore, we still think ZUK Z2 Pro is more beautiful, especially back design. Just share more with us.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/08/2016
90% ZUK Z2 PRO
Source: Chinahandys.net German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/11/2016
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 80% display: 100% mobility: 80% workmanship: 100%

 

Lenovo ZUK Edge

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

Specifications

Lenovo ZUK EdgeNotebook: Lenovo ZUK Edge
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 530
Display: 5.5 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 0.16kg
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 84.75% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 9 reviews)

 

88% ZUK Edge
Source: Chinahandys.net 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: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/24/2017
Rating: Total score: 81%
82% Recensione ZUK Edge
Source: AndroidWorld.it 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

 

Comment

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.


Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

Qualcomm Adreno 330: Integrated graphics card in some Qualcomm Snapdragon SoCs, supports OpenGL ES 3.0Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

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

801 MSM8974AC:

High-end ARM SoC with 4 CPU cores up to 2.45 GHz and an Adreno 330 GPU up to 578 MHz. Based on Qualcomm's Krait 400 architecture and is manufactured in a 28nm HPM process.

820 MSM8996: High-end ARM SoC with 4 CPU cores (two fast 2.15 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.821 MSM8996 Pro: 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.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

0.145 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.

0.175 kg:


81.01%: 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, 2016-09-20 (Update: 2016-09-20)