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Lenovo ZUK Z2

Specifications

Lenovo ZUK Z2
Lenovo ZUK Z2 (ZUK Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
4096 MB 
Display
5 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 441 PPI, capacitive, multitouch, LCD, IPS, glossy: yes
Storage
64 GB eMMC Flash, 64 GB 
, 53.17 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm jack, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: proximity sensor, Hall sensor, compass, position sensor, three-axis gyroscope, OTG
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.1, 2G: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz, 3G: 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz, LTE bands: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 38, 39, 40, 41, Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.45 x 141 x 68.88 ( = 0.33 x 5.55 x 2.71 in)
Battery
3500 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Camera
Primary Camera: 16 MPix Samsung ISOCELL, f/2.2 aperture
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix f/2.0 aperture
Additional features
Speakers: mono, Keyboard: onscreen, Keyboard Light: yes, USB cable, power supply, ZUI 2.0, 12 Months Warranty, SAR unkn., fanless
Weight
149 g ( = 5.26 oz / 0.33 pounds), Power Supply: 53 g ( = 1.87 oz / 0.12 pounds)
Price
270 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 77.4% - good
Average of 8 scores (from 12 reviews)
price: 85%, performance: 77%, features: 72%, display: 83% mobility: 80%, workmanship: 82%, ergonomy: 75%, emissions: 94%

Reviews for the Lenovo ZUK Z2

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%

Foreign Reviews

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%

Comment

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.
5":

This is a typical smartphone diagonal.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
0.149 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.


77.4%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2016-09-20 (Update: 2016-09-20)