ZUK Z2 brings great power and battery, ISOCELL camera too
The ZUK Z2 arrives tactfully late after the Z2 Pro. It has a metal frame and a honking big battery, Android 6.0 Marshmallow and a Snapdragon 820 chipset, all served up at CNY 1,800 ($275/€245).
The ZUK Z2 has a slightly smaller screen than the Pro version - 5" 1080p - which is covered with 2.5D Curved glass. The phone is slightly thicker, 8.5mm vs. 7.5mm, but comes with a bigger battery, 3,500mAh vs. 3,100mAh. Quick Charge 3.0 is supported over the USB Type-C port (80% in 1 hour), but you can also grab a wireless charging pad for CNY 300.
The Z2 is powered by a Snapdragon 820 chipset, a jump of several generations over the S801 in the original ZUK. You get a generous 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage (no microSD card slot this time either).
The phone runs Android 6.0 with ZUI 2.0 on top. It has a U-Touch 2.0 fingerprint reader that works in just 0.1s and can even recognize a wet finger. This is a dual-SIM phone with LTE connectivity (Cat. 6), with support for China Unicom and China Telecom.
For the camera, ZUK called on Samsung and its ISOCELL sensor for the back unit. It's a 13MP sensor, 1/2.6" in size and with 1.34µm pixels. It supports phase detection AF (0.1s for focus lock) and electronic image stabilization. The front 8MP camera also has 1.34µm pixels.
The Z2 can capture 4K videos as well as impressive 960fps slow-motion videos.
The ZUK Z2 will launch on June 7, but pre-orders start today. It costs CNY 1,800 and you can grab one from ZUK.com, Suning Tesco and the Lynx flagship store.
- 28 Aug 2016
a crap 960fps. find that in youtube.
- 03 Aug 2016
first you have to replace ZUK Z1 model buyer. I think all buyers are not yet used ZUK Z1 model for poor NET WORK and MOBILE DATA access. For the past 45 days of time my ZUK Z1 smartphone at lenovo service station..
- 07 Jun 2016
Huawei Y6 Pro has 5" screen and 4000 mah battery. Not as high end though.