“Here’s what ships along with the Lenovo ZUK Z1”
In August last year, Lenovo-backed ZUK launched its first smartphone, the Z1 in China. The smartphone had more than its share of killer features under its belt, including a metal frame, fingerprint sensor and Snapdragon 801 processor. Nearly nine months later, the ZUK Z1 has finally made its way to India, with Lenovo branding in tow. While the specifications of the Z1 have become pretty mainstream across premium smartphones these days, what’s really turning heads is the pricing. At Rs 13,499, the ZUK Z1 seems like a fantastic deal on paper, and the Lenovo branding has given it a coveted place in the mainstream smartphone market. We’ve already given you an overview of the Z1 in our first impressions, and now that we have the device with us, let’s start with an unboxing.
Before we begin, it’s worth mentioning that the box we received the ZUK Z1 in isn’t the final retail package. The box contents however are likely to be the same. Our review unit came in a bare white box with ZUK branding embossed on the lid. Opening it up, you’ll find the smartphone cradled on a tray inside. Underneath this is a paper sheath which features a slot for the SIM ejector tool on top, and the various documentation tucked inside. Right at the bottom you’ll find a USB Type-C cable, plus a two-pin wall charger rated at 5.3V/2.5A.
To recap on the specs of the ZUK Z1, the smartphone features a 5.5-inch display with full HD resolution. The Snapdragon 801 processor at its core is clocked at 2.5GHz, paired with 3GB of RAM and a generous 64GB of fixed storage. The smartphone features 13MP/8MP cameras, and is fuelled by a meaty 4,100mAh battery. One of the highlights of the device is that it runs Cyanogen OS 12.1, which is based on Android 5.1 Lollipop. The Z1 is a dual-SIM handset, and supports 4G LTE. The Lenovo ZUK Z1 goes on sale starting May 19th on Amazon India, and we’ll have our review out by then to let you know if it’s worth shelling out for.