Lenovo Z6 Pro review

23 Aug 2019


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  • Anonymous

I've had mine for a couple of years now and, surprisingly, have no special impulse to upgrade to a newer phone yet. I see posts here that Lenovo doesn't provide phone updates but I have the Chine/English language ZUI OS version of the phone and I have been getting major Android OS and feature updates about every six months along with some minor ones for Google security updating. Went from Android 9 to 10 and now 11 with this Z6 Pro phone. All stable and with very good usability enhancements. Lesson here is to get Lenovo phones that have the ZUI version Android OS meant for the massive China market and not the ROW (Rest Of World) OS version that doesn't get nearly the same level of updating support. Official update 12.5.365 ST (for Stable) for the ZUI (Chinese/English) ROM is now being pushed OTA to Lenovo Z6 Pro owners. It updates the phone to full Android OS 11 with Google security patch dated 1 July 21. Adds a full dark mode implementation, adds game mode, adds split screen capability, home page pull down has more accessible feature controls, battery section now has comprehensive info like heavy usage apps and battery temp if you are worried about heat during fast charges. Lots of new themes and wallpapers. Download is 3.16 GB, install takes about 10 minutes with required reboot. Played around with the new ZUI version a bit, tried a new theme and then working with my most used apps, found no issues. The Lenovo Z6 Pro continues to be a great phone for me as a former Google Pixel user. I will definitely be putting Lenovo phones on the top of my list to consider when I do need a new one, maybe in another couple of years when going to 5G makes more sense.

  • Anonymous

I should have bought this phone back when it was £250 Global apselute stel now im sporting a xiaumi mi 10 lite with a slightly higher price and worse specs :( now it actually costs £500 :/

  • Andrei

Diogo, 11 Mar 2020lie the equipment in the global version has not received an... moreJoin the Telegram group Lenovo Z6 pro and learn how to get rid of crappy ROW :)

  • Andrei

Mohmmad, 28 Mar 2020Hi Dear I have the Z6 pro since early of this month (March... moreI installed Havoc OS on it, that means android 10. You can join telegram group Lenovo Z6 Pro and find out more about custom roms for our lenovo z6 pro :)

  • Anonymous

Nat, 24 Jun 2020After the last update.. my phone cant read SD cardThis is the same card it couldn't read before? And you formatted it with the Z6 Pro as recommended?

  • Nat

After the last update.. my phone cant read SD card

  • Anonymous

Lenovo just sent an OTA update of the Chinese/English ZUI ROM for the Z6 Pro to Version 11.5.381 ST. This has an Android 10 security update and some minor feature fixes and enhancements, including improved support for high speed memory cards.

  • Ricky-star

I bought the Lenovo Z6 back in December. Not the pro and not the lite just Z6. Anyways I fell in love with the phone. Extremely affordable, looked awesome and for the specs you really can't go wrong. Everything was perfect EXCEPT that I could not use snapchat or it nor Pokemon go. The only reason why I upgraded from my HTC Desire 10 Pro is because those are the apps I use the most. I contacted snapchat and they gave me the run around. Pokemon did the same thing and contacted Lenovo support. No one could figure out the issue. I'm in the US and used cricket as my carrier. Since those were the only real apps I used to use on a daily basis I had to sell my phone but the thing is that I really can't find a find with those specs for under $300 USD. I would like to know if people's experiences of using a Lenovo phone in the US. I wouldn't hesitate to buy another one if those bugs were worked out

  • Ricky-star

I bought the Lenovo Z6 back in December. Not the pro and not the lite just Z6. Anyways I fell in love with the phone. Extremely affordable, looked awesome and for the specs you really can't go wrong. Everything was perfect EXCEPT that I could not use snapchat or it nor Pokemon go. The only reason why I upgraded from my HTC Desire 10 Pro is because those are the apps I use the most. I contacted snapchat and they gave me the run around. Pokemon did the same thing and contacted Lenovo support. No one could figure out the issue. I'm in the US and used cricket as my carrier. Since those were the only real apps I used to use on a daily basis I had to sell my phone but the thing is that I really can't find a find with those specs for under $300 USD. I would like to know if people's experiences of using a Lenovo phone in the US. I wouldn't hesitate to buy another one if those bugs were worked out

  • Fabio

Mohmmad, 28 Mar 2020Hi Dear I have the Z6 pro since early of this month (March... moreChance to recente 3.2 android 10

  • Mohmmad

Anonymous, 16 Feb 2020LOL, Lenovo was one of the first companies to release a Qua... moreHi Dear
I have the Z6 pro since early of this month (March), I has an Android 9 so far.
I didn't receive an upgrade to Android 10 .
Do u have an idea when would I receive it as you already running on Android 10 .

Regards,

  • Ricky Martin

How to get past upscaling 12mp to 48mp photo issue? Can I take native 48 mp pics with no downscaling and upscaling as mentioned in review?

  • Anonymous

Diogo, 11 Mar 2020lie the equipment in the global version has not received an... moreHmmm. I am running ZUI Version 11.5.229 and that shows as being Android 10. Has been on Android 10 for quite a while, last year for sure. I get stable updates pushed to my phone OTA and I know you can get early release candidates from Lenovo as well by signing up for them. Have you tried updating your phone manually in settings? Or contacting Lenovo tech support?

  • Diogo

Anonymous, 16 Feb 2020LOL, Lenovo was one of the first companies to release a Qua... morelie the equipment in the global version has not received an update since October 2019. unfortunate!

  • Anonymous

Blanco, 10 Feb 2020Yes. There is a bug in the selfie camera. It gets stuck mos... moreLOL, Lenovo was one of the first companies to release a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 phone, the phone was updated to Android 10 last year and continues to get updates almost monthly, has great Antutu benchmarks, retains useful features like a headphone jack and dual SIM and RAM tray, a unique and effective camera configuration, great OLED screen, great cooling, fast charging, no forced ads unlike some Chinese manufacturers and costs less than $300 for an 8GB/128GB configuration. What more do you want?

  • Blanco

Anonymous, 02 Jan 2020Hi are you still using your z6 pro and are there any long t... moreYes. There is a bug in the selfie camera. It gets stuck most of the time.

The cameras are not the best and the software is much worse than the rest in the market.

I am happy only because it was quite cheap but I will definitely change it after one year's use.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 16 Jan 2020Thank you again for your reply. So the global version there... moreYou can try the Lenovo company store on JD.com as it looks like they ship the Chinese ROM version worldwide. None of the other vendors on JD have worldwide shipping last I checked. Google Translate to read comments and descriptions. JD is like Amazon in China.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 16 Jan 2020Thank you again for your reply. So the global version there... moreI would avoid the "global" ROM unless you are comfortable flashing that model to the OEM Chinese/English version. Seems like most of the problems people face are with the global and not the Chinese/English version. A number of resellers are flashing their own hacked/customized "global" and that means you are relying on the reseller "expertise" rather than Lenovo tech. A lot of electronic devices get that "treatment" when the stock versions are already optimized. The Z6 Pro is primarily a China market phone and most of the effort the company is making is toward there.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 16 Jan 2020The OEM Chinese/English ZUI ROM gets OTA updates pushed reg... moreThank you again for your reply. So the global version there's no idea if the reported bugs are fixed or not. I have the chance to buy one but it would be the global version . And for this version there are mixed reviews ... It sure looks like a great device and I'm willing to change for my one plus 5tbfor a change .
But I like stability and that's the only reason that is making me thinking twice before changing it. I can't find much info on xda....

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 15 Jan 2020Thank you for your reply. Does the global version has th... moreThe OEM Chinese/English ZUI ROM gets OTA updates pushed regularly to the phone, don't know if a global ROM would also get that fast and easy updating. I just had another usability update bringing the ZUI version to 11.5.222 ST. Looks like the company is enhancing the Lenovo 1 feature set for using the phone as a multiple device controller as well as addressing user bug/usability reports. If you are interested in custom ROMs I saw on XDA-developers that someone just made the first one for the Z6 Pro. Definitely a work in progress but following those technical discussions can be interesting.