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Lenovo ZUK Z2 Plus


Lenovo ZUK Z2 Plus
Lenovo ZUK Z2 Plus (ZUK Series)
Graphics adapter
4 GB 
, 3GB/4GB
5.00 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 441 PPI, Multi-touch, IPS, glossy: yes
Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Gyro sensor, Compass sensor, Acceleration Sensor, Light Sensor, Hall Sensor (Proximity Sensor), Distance Sensor (Pedometer), Fingerprint recognition, USB 3.0 type-C
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/), Bluetooth 4.1, GSM;EDGE;(850/900/1800/1900 MHz);WCDMA;3G(850/900/1900/2100 MHz);4G LTE;FDD(1/2/3/4/5/7/8);TDD;(38/39/40/41);WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Dual SIM, GPS
height x width x depth (in mm): 8 x 142 x 69 ( = 0.31 x 5.59 x 2.72 in)
3500 mAh
Operating System
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Primary Camera: 13 MPix 4k video, Slomo (240 fps)
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix 1.4um pixels
150 g ( = 5.29 oz / 0.33 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
300 Euro



Average Score: 83% - good
Average of 7 scores (from 14 reviews)
price: 95%, performance: 88%, features: 80%, display: 80% mobility: 83%, workmanship: 78%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Lenovo ZUK Z2 Plus

Review Revisit: Lenovo Z2 Plus – Looks of a Beauty, Power of a Beast… Now at a Killer Price
Source: Tech PP English version
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 version
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 version
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 version
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: Gadgets Now English version
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 version
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 version
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 version
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: English version
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 version
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 version
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 version
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 version
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: English version
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


Model: 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

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.

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.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


This display is tiny. You will probably see very little on the screen and be able to use mini-resolutions.

» 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.

83%: This rating is slightly above average, there are somewhat more devices with worse ratings. However, clear purchase recommendations look different.

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Stefan Hinum, 2016-10-16 (Update: 2016-10-16)