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Lenovo ZUK Z1

Lenovo ZUK Z1
5.5"
1080 x 1920 pixels
13 MP
8 MP front
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
Quad-core, 2500 MHz
RAM: 3 GB
MEMORY: 64 GB
BATTERY: 4100 mAh
Announced: Aug 11, 2015
Market status: Released
Release date: Sep 1, 2015
Features: Fingerprint Lightweight Thin LTE Rugged NFC Dual SIM

Pros

  • Big display (5.5 inches)
  • Lots of RAM (3 GB RAM)
  • Dual SIM card support

Cons

  • Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion

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Description

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. The chipset comes with a quad-core 2.5GHz CPU and the Adreno 330 GPU. 3GB of RAM is inside, along with 64GB of internal storage. The 13MP rear-facing camera comes with a Sony sensor (IMX214) and 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.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Android (5.1), Cyanogen 12.1 UI
  • Dimensions:
    • 6.13 x 3.04 x 0.35 inches (155.7 x 77.3 x 8.9 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 6.17 oz (175 g)
      the average is 5.5 oz (158 g)
  • Materials:
    • Main body: Aluminum
  • Features:
    • Fingerprint (touch), Touch sensitive control keys
  • Colors:
    • Gray, White

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 5.5 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 401 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • IPS LCD
  • Screen-to-body ratio:

    Screen-to-body ratio - Shows what part of the frontal area of a phone its screen occupies.

    • 69.36 %
  • Peak brightness:
    • 450 cd/m2 (nit)
  • Features:
    • Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 13 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • Dual LED
    • Aperture size:

      Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

      • F2.2
    • Pixel size:

      Pixel size - The size of an individual pixel on a camera's sensor. The bigger, the better.

      • 1.12 μm
    • Hardware Features:
      • Optical image stabilization, Autofocus
    • Software Features:
      • Touch to focus, Face detection, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
    • Settings:
      • Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets
    • Shooting Modes:
      • Burst mode, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes
    • Features:
      • Time-lapse video, Video calling, Video sharing
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 8 megapixels

Hardware

  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 8974-AC
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Quad-core, 2500 MHz, Krait 400
  • Graphics processor:

    Graphics processor - The graphics processor is important for the smooth operation of the system and especially in games and other applications that may involve complex graphics and animations.

      • Adreno 330
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 3 GB RAM
  • Built-in storage:

    Built-in storage - Bigger storage capacity allows you to keep more content saved onto your device, such as more applications, photos or video. Games and video content typically take up the biggest amount of storage space.

    • 64 GB

Battery

  • Capacity:

    Capacity - The bigger, the better! However, battery capacity is not the only factor that has an effect on battery life. Those include the chipset in use, the software running on the device, as well as the consumer's unique usage pattern.

    • 4100 mAh
  • Type:
    • Not user replaceable, Li - Ion
  • Talk time (4G):
    • 38 hours
  • Stand-by time (4G):
    • 21.9 days (526 hours)
      the average is 17 days (419 h)
  • Music playback:
    • 85.00 hours
  • Video playback:
    • 15.00 hours

Multimedia

  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Cellular

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 900, 1900 MHz
  • LTE (FDD):
    • Bands 1, 3, 7
  • LTE (TDD):
    • Bands 38, 39, 40, 41
  • Data:
    • LTE, HSPA, HSUPA
  • Nano SIM:
    • Yes
  • Multiple SIM cards:
    • 2 slots

Phone features

  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers)
  • Notifications:
    • Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Other features:
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
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Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 4.1
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band
  • USB:
      • Yes
    • Connector:
      • USB Type-C (reversible)
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB Host, USB charging
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. The most common types are GPS and A-GPS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization.

    • GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
  • Navigation:
    • Turn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation
  • Other:
    • Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 11 Aug 2015

Shopping information

  • MSRP price:
    • $ 285

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