Lenovo launched the new Zuk Z2 as the successor of the Zuk Z1 in the Chinese market earlier this year. The Lenovo Zuk Z2 is now all braced up to enter the Indian mobile market in this current month of September as per the reports. Reports also say that the Chinese mobile maker is going to ditch the Zuk branding for the Zuk Z2 smartphone in India and rename it as the Lenovo Z2 Plus and will be sold only through ecommerce sites in India just like the Zuk Z1.
As per the company, the Lenovo Zuk Z2 is a more premium version of the Zuk Z1 and that’s why Lenovo will not replace the Zuk Z1 with the Zuk Z2 and both will be selling alongside. The Lenovo Zuk Z2 or the upcoming Lenovo Z2 Plus for India is a mid-ranged smartphone which offers high-end specifications to offer the most of a smartphone experience in relatively affordable pricing. The Lenovo Zuk Z2 will hit the Indian market within this month and is expected to be priced at around Rs. 25,000.
The upcoming Lenovo Zuk Z2 certainly seems to be a great new phone to go for. In fact, on papers it looks absolutely brilliant for a mid-ranger and considered to be offering the best in class features. However, the Lenovo Zuk Z1 which is already available in India for under 15K is also a highly praised smartphone for its great capabilities and affordable pricing. As the company has already announced that both the models will be available for sale in India side by side, which one would you like to go for, the latest and more powerful, but expensive Zuk Z2 or the highly capable and affordable Zuk Z1? We try to make your buying decisions easier by comparing the Lenovo Zuk Z1 and the soon to launch new Lenovo Zuk Z2 side by side here.
Lenovo Zuk Z2 Vs Lenovo Zuk Z1:
Display & Design : The Lenovo Zuk Z2 boasts of a brilliant 5 inch Full HD super AMOLED display a higher pixel density of 441 ppi. The screen comes with anti-oil and anti-fingerprint protection. The phone features a premium metal construction and is sleek and light. The phone is offered in two color options of Black and White.
The Lenovo Zuk Z1 offers a large 5.5 inch Full HD IPS LCD display with a pixel density of 401ppi. It also looks sleek and smart with a sturdy construction and is available in Space Grey and White color options.
Configuration, storage & OS : The new Zuk Z2 is equipped with a Quad-core Snapdragon 820 processor clocked at 2.15 GHz of speed and gets the support of a massive 4 GB of RAM and an Adreno 530 GPU for handling graphics. This means that you will get smooth and lag free performance even during heavy gaming and multitasking.
The Zuk Z1 is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 801 chipset ticking at 2.5 GHz along with the support of a great 3 GB of RAM ensuring fast processing and good multitasking.
Both the Zuk Z2 and Z1 smartphones comes with a large inbuilt memory space of 64 GB, which should keep most heavy file carriers content. However, both the handsets lack storage expansion flexibility with a microSD card.
The Zuk Z2 comes with the latest Android version 6.0 Marshmallow operating system right out of the box with ZUI 2.0 skin on top. The Zuk Z1 runs on the Cyanogen OS 12.1 that is based on the Android 5.1 lollipop version.
Cameras & Connectivity : The new Lenovo Zuk Z2 packs in a 13 MP rear primary camera with f/2.2 aperture, electronic image stabilization, LED flash, phase detection autofocus, etc. For selfie taking needs there is a good 8 MP front facing snapper.
The Zuk Z1 also offers the same impressive 13 MP primary shooter with Optical image stabilization, 2.2F Aperture and LED flash, while the same 8 MP secondary camera is there to satisfy all the selfie and video chat requirements.
The Z2 comes with all modern connectivity options. This dual SIM device offers connectivity options of 4G, 3G, Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi, hotspot, Glonass, GPS, USB Type C connectivity.
On the Zuk Z1 the connectivity options include dual SIM capability, 3G, 4G, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi with hotspot, GPS and USB support.
Battery & Sensors : The Lenovo Zuk Z2 draws its power from a large non-removable 3,500 mAh li-polymer battery for long backup along with Quick Charge facility. The Zuk Z1 packs in a mammoth 4,100 mAh li-polymer battery pack along with quick charging feature.
Both the devices come with an array of sensors, the Zuk Z2 comes with fingerprint sensor in its home button, accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor and compass. The Zuk Z1 offers fingerprint scanner, light sensor, accelerometer, proximity sensor, gyroscope and compass.
Additionally, the Lenovo Zuk Z2 will come with a pedometer along with the company latest U-Health app to constantly monitor the users’ health by tracking data for running, walking, distance and other physical activities.
Price : The Lenovo Zuk Z2 or the Lenovo Z2 Plus in India is expected to be priced at around Rs. 25,000, once it launches in this month. On the other hand, the Zuk Z1 is available at a very attractive best price of Rs. 13,499.
It is clear that both the Lenovo Zuk Z1 and the Lenovo Zuk Z2 are highly capable smartphone models and offer premium quality and performance despite their mid-ranged category. Both offer great performance, display, design, specs, cameras, sensors and battery life. The Zuk Z1’s advantages are its larger screen size and larger battery at a very affordable price tag. However, the Zuk Z2 is certainly a more premium device which offers a better quality display, more powerful specs, latest OS and some added benefits. At their price points, both the Zuk phones are highly attractive buys and one can’t go wrong with either of these quality handsets. However, if the latest and the more powerful is what you wish to get, then the soon to launch Lenovo Zuk Z2 should be your pick.