After launching the Z2 under its subbrand ZUK in China, Lenovo has officially introduced the phone in India and rebrand it as Z2 Plus – this time carrying its own name. The devices come with an appealing price tag and serious specification in lines.
Lenovo claimed that the device is made for those who concern over power and value. But at the first time we tipped the phone, it feels like the device is targeting any mid-range consumer who appreciates compactness and slick bodywork.
The device has a boxy form factor covered by all-fibreglass. The company says the fibreglass build allows the phone to weigh smaller yet sturdier at the same time. As a 5-inch device, it perfectly fits in a palm although those with small hands may disagree. The screen comes with 1080p resolution at 441 pixels per inch and superior brightness that should do just fine under vibrant sunlight.
The rear shooter packs a 13-megapixel camera with f/2.2 aperture, and there’s 8-megapixel at the front to satisfy casual selfie takers. The primary camera employs 1.34-micron image to help capture a sharper image under dim lights. The device also supports 4K video recording, 1080p in time-lapse and 720p in slow motion. If you don’t have experience in setting the light direction, I would recommend you to turn on the Auto HDR settings.
Lenovo Z2 Plus sports 2.15 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset – its main selling point – alongside 3 GB of RAM. If 3 GB doesn’t satisfy you, you can opt for 4 GB by just paying a fraction of price indifference. There’s 32 GB of internal storage in the device that unfortunately cannot be expanded furthermore.
The Chinese giant decided to kick out the Cyanogen OS and runs device with an almost pure Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and modified UI. It features U Health app, synchronized with Snapdragon 820 sensor hub, and pedometer for more accurate tracking.
Speaking of battery, Z2 is backed by a non-removable 3500 mAh power cell that Lenovo claims to be strong enough to stand a regular use for an entire day.
The 3 GB/32 GB variant is currently being sold at $269. If you opt for more power, the 4 GB/64 GB one is also available for purchase at $299.