Lenovo Z2 Plus review-Hard to beat in the sub-Rs 20k segment

Lenovo Z2 Plus review-Hard to beat in the sub-Rs 20k segment Lenovo Z2 Plus 64GB

Lenovo launched the Z2Plus, successor of last year’s ZUK Z1 in India last month exclusively on Amazon.in starting at Rs.
17,999. This was originally introduced in China as ZUK Z2 back in May. With a 5-inch 1080p screen, Snapdragon 820 processor and a unibody glass and metal design,Lenovo Z2 Plus 64GB Smartphone was launched in January 2017, comes with a 5-inch Full HD Super AMOLED Capacitive touch with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels at a pixel density of 441 pixels per inch. The screen is also protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass Scratch Resistant display.



Box Contents

  • Lenovo Z2 Plus smartphone in Black color
  • 2-pin charger (5V-2A)
  • USB Type-C cable
  • SIM ejector tool
  • Matte Black Stealth Case (Worth Rs. 699)
  • User manual

Design
This is where things get really interesting. The Lenovo Z2 Plus has a reinforced rollcage design and body is made of fibre glass, which Lenovo claims is lighter and stronger than metal.
The company also says the fibre glass body helps enhance cellular quality and provides for very efficient thermal management.



Display
The smartphone has 5-inch fullHD display with a pixel density of 441ppi and a viewing angle of 178 degrees. It is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass.
As mentioned before, Lenovo claimed during the launch event that the 5-inch screen size was a deliberate move in this day and age of 5.7-6 inch screens in order to maximise one handed usability.

Lenovo Z2 Plus performance
The Lenovo Z2 Plus' performance is expectedly good, thanks to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC. Our review unit was the 4GB RAM variant which is more than enough at this point, but there is a 3GB RAM variant available for less which should perform very nearly as capably. Whether you're playing games or jumping between lots of apps open at the same time, the 4GB variant breezes through without any lag or stutter. This is helped by software that is generally efficient. However, there are some slight heat issues, particularly when playing graphically intensive games, and this also leads to quicker-than-usual battery drain.



Lenovo Z2 Plus 64GB Brief Description

Lenovo Z2 Plus is the Indian version of Lenovo Zuk Z2, that was launched in China in May, 2016. It will feature a dedicated pedometer, built in U Health app and a fingerprint scanner that comes with gesture shortcuts.
Lenovo Z2 Plus 64GB Smartphone was launched in January 2017, comes with a 5-inch Full HD Super AMOLED Capacitive touch with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels at a pixel density of 441 pixels per inch. The screen is also protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass Scratch Resistant display.
The phone is 8.45-mm thin , and tips the scale at 149 grams. The phone is powered by a 2.15 GHz Quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor and it comes with 4 GB of RAM. What this means is the processor has Quad cores in the CPU and 4 GB of RAM ensures the phone runs smoothly with multiple applications open simultaneously. The Lenovo Z2 Plus 64GB also packs in a graphics processor, and 64 GB of internal storage and does not support expandable storage.
The Z2 Plus has a 13-megapixel rear camera with ISOCELL Sensor, f/2.2 aperture, PDAF and CAF auto focus, 1.34um pixels single LED flash and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera with 1.4um pixels and f/2.0 aperture.
The camera UI is simple with option to toggle flash, HDR, video camera, front camera and view images. Settings option lets you switch to slo-mo mode, time-lapse, choose aspect ratio (1:1 and 4:3) and panorama. You can also choose grid and location from the settings. It lacks RAW (.DNG) shooting and also doesn’t have manual mode. You can’t even control the exposure and white balance.

Lenovo Z2 Plus (Black, 64 GB)

Lenovo Z2 Plus performance
The Lenovo Z2 Plus' performance is expectedly good, thanks to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC. Our review unit was the 4GB RAM variant which is more than enough at this point, but there is a 3GB RAM variant available for less which should perform very nearly as capably. Whether you're playing games or jumping between lots of apps open at the same time, the 4GB variant breezes through without any lag or stutter. This is helped by software that is generally efficient. However, there are some slight heat issues, particularly when playing graphically intensive games, and this also leads to quicker-than-usual battery drain.
Lenovo Z2 Plus (Black, 64 GB)
U-Touch 2.0
A fingerprint sensor is integrated into the home button of the device.The company claims the fingerprint sensor is incredibly fast as well as self learning.
The home button can not only unlock your device using the fingerprint sensor, it can actually perform 7 different functions.

Lenovo Z2 Plus (Black, 64 GB)





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