The Lenovo Zuk Z2 is a testament to how far midrange smartphones have come these days. It’s packed with a great display, large battery life, and plenty of internal storage for the price. Here’s a rundown of its specifications and features.
Decent Build Quality and Design
Although it retails for an affordable price, the Zuk Z2 offers a premium build quality you’d expect to find on flagship smartphones that cost twice as much. On the front and back panels, there’s a 2.5D glass which rounds off nicely along the edges. It is layered with a special coating that keeps greasy fingerprints to a minimum. The 2.5D glass exterior on the back also doesn’t slip off on whichever surface you place it on, so there’s no need to put on a case. As for the Z2’s edges, they offer a plastic feel but they are actually made of metal and are covered in a matte material to increase ease of grip. The power and volume keys on the right-hand side of the device are ergonomically placed to make them accessible by the thumb.
The Z2 not only offers ergonomically placed buttons and keys but also convenient swipe gestures. If you want to switch back to your last-used application, simply swipe from right to left. Doing the opposite takes you to your previously-used app. With these neat swipe gestures, there’s no need to access the handset’s dedicated active app screen to multitask between apps.
Stunning IPS Display
The Z2’s IPS 5-inch screen has a resolution of 1,080 x 1,920 pixels with a PPI (Pixels per Inch) of 414. The Z2 is similar to the iPhone 7 in terms of performance but when it comes to overall resolution, it supersedes Apple’s smartphone. The visuals from the Z2’s display appear sharp, colourful, and legible in sunlight. The display also has options so you can tweak its brightness and increase it to impressive levels. This kind of feature is something rarely found in affordable devices.
High-End Hardware Performance
The Zuk Z2 houses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chip with 4 cores under its hood; this puts it in the same league as flagship smartphones including the Samsung Galaxy S7, Xiaomi Mi 5, and LG V20. This is coupled with a 4GB of RAM to keep its performance smooth and seamless.
The Z2’s rear sensor offers a 13-MP resolution (of aperture f/2.2) and is coupled with a phase detection and dual LED flash that offer decent shots in dim environments. The 13-MP sensor also comes with an optical image stabilization that helps reduce the impact of hand movements on images. In good lighting conditions, the Zuk Z2 can focus at a lightning speed, although it may take a while in low-lit settings.
Massive Battery Life
Although the Z2 has a compact design, it houses a 3,500mAh battery, which is larger than the one in flagship handsets like the Galaxy S7 and iPhone 7. You can also make the Z2’s battery last for almost two days on a single charge, which is not something that many smartphones can pull off.