ZUK Z1 unveiled; phone features 5.5-inch FHD screen, SD-801, 4100mAh battery

ZUK Z1 unveiled; phone features 5.5-inch FHD screen, SD-801, 4100mAh battery
Last month, the ZUK Z1 was leaked by the CEO of the company, and within hours it had been certified by TENAA. Things have been a bit quiet since then, but today the handset was officially unveiled. You might recall that ZUK is backed by Lenovo, so the company has some deep pockets it can rummage its hands through if needed.

The ZUK Z1 is equipped with a 5.5-inch screen that features a 1080 x 1920 resolution. Under the hood is the Snapdragon 801 SoC. No, that's not a typo and we did not transpose the "0" and the "1." The chipset comes with a quad-core 2.5GHz CPU and the Adreno 330 GPU, and is still hearty enough to run the Z1. 3GB of RAM is inside, along with 64GB of internal storage.

The 13MP rear-facing camera comes with a Sony sensor (IMX214) and guess what? It has OIS. An 8MP front-facing snapper uses an OmniVision sensor and is ready to snap selfies and handle video chat. A generous 4100mAh battery keeps the generator humming, and Android 5.1.1 is pre-installed.

Other features include a fingerprint scanner, which is embedded in the "home button," and the USB Type-C 3.0 port which is on board. The phone measures 8.9mm thick, and weighs in at 175 grams. The ZUK Z1 has dual SIM slots and is priced at the equivalent of $285 USD. You can purchase the phone in white or grey. There is no word yet on when the phone will launch.

source: ZUK   via GSMDome



1. redmd

Posts: 1910; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Very decent phone. Flagship circa 2013.

9. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

still nice phone with that $285 price

22. g2a5b0e unregistered

How many flagships used the 801 processor, had a touch fingerprint scanner, a 4,100mAh battery, & USB Type-C 3.0 port in 2013?

2. Mr.Oug

Posts: 7; Member since: Aug 07, 2015

The processor takes the fun out of it..!

7. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Yep they should went with 805. With 1080p and 805 perfomance would be much superior.

23. BaffledTruffle

Posts: 523; Member since: Dec 07, 2013

Gurl, for that price, 801 is more than justifiable. That was flagship grade last year, plenty powerful.

8. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Even SD800 is more than decent processor even today, so why wouldn't 801 be? I mean, yes, this thing ain't as fast as GS6 or G4, but if you don't compare them side by side, the difference is almost irrelevant. Plus, this thing costs $285, not $600+.

13. FoneAddict

Posts: 263; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

I'd much rather have SD801 than that cooker SD810.


Posts: 2810; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

I noticed that a lot of brands lately named their upcoming phones starting with Z, like Z1, Z2! Why? This is so stupid, can't they make up some new names?

19. buccob

Posts: 2952; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Sony Xperia Z / Z1 / Z2 / Z3 BlackBerry Z10 / Z3 / Z30 Samsung Z1 (Tizen) Lenovo Vibe Z2 Acer Liquid Z200

4. Nim010

Posts: 6; Member since: Apr 24, 2015

I pick this over oneplus two on any day !!

11. lallolu

Posts: 731; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

Me too. I am actually thinking of getting honor 7 but this will do as well.

5. danielxxi

Posts: 183; Member since: Feb 13, 2013

It's so sad that Lenovo being the largest PC manufacture have to ripped off the iPhone blatantly

16. sissy246

Posts: 7001; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Thats wrong, it's better then a icrap.

6. NonFanBoy

Posts: 180; Member since: May 28, 2015

It has a "USB Type-C 3.0 port". So I think it should support fast charging. If this is indeed true, its just sad that the one plus 2 couldn't include fast charging and a bigger battery.

10. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

is this the only sub $300 with OIS, 64GB, 4100mAh, fingerprint scanner and USB type-C ? it will even better if they make SD808 version for $350

12. lallolu

Posts: 731; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

I believe sd801 is better than sd810 in real life usage and even thorough benchmarking.

21. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

maybe its better than throttled SD810. but the real blazing hot SD810 stil wins

14. tomn1ce

Posts: 247; Member since: Mar 12, 2012

Not bad for $285

15. kozza3

Posts: 777; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

Might end up buying this one

17. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

Can't believe people are saying SD801 is weak smh.

18. vuyonc

Posts: 1088; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

SD805 as usual gets no love :\ is it really that difficult to implement a separate modem?

20. SonyPS4

Posts: 347; Member since: May 21, 2013

64GB internal storage minimum and huge battery.

24. nick3498

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 10, 2015

Around 289USD from zukmobile.cc

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