MT6752 powered Kingzone Z1 now on sale for $179.99


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Kingzone have had a subdued 2015 so far, but the company is certainly looking to come back with a bang with their MT6752 powered Kingzone Z1.

The device has been in the news for a while now, but it is only now that resellers are starting to get stock of the device. If you don’t remember the specifications of the phone, let me give you a quick recap: the phone comes with a 5.5-inch 1280 x 720p display, and is powered by the MediaTek MT6752 octa-core 64-bit processor as mentioned before.

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It also has 2GB of RAM and 16GB of on-board storage, making for a decent on the go set up. There’s a few other phones with similar core specifications that we’ve seen, including the JiaYu S3 2GB RAM edition, Siswoo Cooper i7 and even the Mlais M52 Red Note (Redmi Note clone).

The Kingzone Z1 is now on sale for US$179.99 via reseller Gearbest, if you use coupon code “GBKZ1” at checkout. More info about the device can be found via the source link at the bottom.

Which MT6752 phone are you eyeing, then? Let us know in the comments section below. In the meantime, we’re going about our testing with the Kingzone Z1, and a review should be out in the next few days!

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42 Comments

  1. Paul Sleight
    March 24, 2015

    I would have gone for the Turbo version if it were available, upgraded like the K1 was. Now the Elephone P7000 is delayed again, I think the Ecoo Aurora is top of my list. Then again the LeTV models, x900 especially, could be worth waiting for.

    • Muhammad Yasir
      March 25, 2015

      beware the Aurora’s camera. BETTER request Andi for an extensive review!

  2. Rob
    March 24, 2015

    If the build quality and ROM is anything like the K1 turbo then this could be a great alternative to the Jiayu S3 et al, only a shame it only has a HD screen.

  3. Alex
    March 24, 2015

    WAtch out for the memory partitions. I cannot understand why kingzone insists on this kind of storage split. For this reason only this phone is a disappointment.
    Many have noticed the split in videos when they go over the storage. Especially on n1 plus

  4. MaxPower
    March 24, 2015

    They are getting closer but still the best MK6752 phone has to come out.

    • Muhammad Yasir
      March 25, 2015

      *agrees silently*

  5. GXA
    March 24, 2015

    Only HD screen in 5.5 inch?? OMG!! That’s a shame. In other hand it’s a great choice.. but whith only HD panel.. i can’t buy it! sorry..

    • bassa
      March 25, 2015

      didn’t you read over posts?

  6. wackenroader
    March 24, 2015

    I bought one, only for HD screen. I don’t like Fhd screens, it’s a great waste of battery and GPU power. A LTPS HD screen is more smooth than a traditional FHD IPS.

  7. balcobomber25
    March 24, 2015

    It always makes me laugh when people say they wont buy it because it only has 720p. It depends just as much on the quality of the display as it does on the pixels. I know of quite a few high quality 720p displays that look better than cheaper 1080p displays.

    • bassa
      March 25, 2015

      i agree. Z1 display better than jiayu s3 1080 Display.

    • Muhammad Yasir
      March 25, 2015

      i’d LIKE some more light thrown on that Screen Res. comparison.

      im REALLY confused about these screen res. can u explain in layman’s terms ?

  8. Oz
    March 25, 2015

    What a shame its not as “good looking” as K1. K1 also has USB Host and FHD. At $179.99 its really good value compared to Ulefone Be Pro

  9. ufg
    March 25, 2015

    wow! looks fantastic!

  10. john
    March 25, 2015

    Hi, I can’t find a link in this article.

  11. Suskind
    March 25, 2015

    I think I will pick iocean M6752 or JiaYu S3, because of the 3G RAM

  12. desponent
    March 25, 2015

    Have you seen both side by side in person?

    • bassa
      March 25, 2015

      yes. coolicool made that video

      • desponent
        March 25, 2015

        So you haven’t.

        • wackenroader
          April 5, 2015

          A LTPS HD screen is more smooth than a traditional FHD IPS and 3gb ram will be better for 2017 smartphones, the rest is marketing to sell overpriced. Ips (Lg) vs LTPS (Meizu) vs Amoled (Samsung) vs retina (Apple): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKj5nZieijs

          • desponent
            April 5, 2015

            And you also haven’t compared both in person. All these keyboard warriors.

            Edit: oh wait, you’re just justifying your investment. Well okay, have fun with your new toy, don’t bother with people who disagree.

  13. desponent
    March 25, 2015

    And there are 1080p display that’s better and has higher pixel density at 5.5″ making it easier for reading text. What a meaningless statement, if you want to make it relevant, clearly state which phone has worse FHD screen than this at the price range.

    • Ruby
      March 25, 2015

      I own two Xiaomi RedMi Note phones (3G + 4G versions). Both phone’s displays are equal to or better than my OnePlus One. At first I thought it might be just my subjective opinion so I set the three phones up side by side using Flipboard as a reference (nice colors, clear fonts) and asked several of my co-workers what they thought. The RM Note 3G came out on top and the 1+1 was tied with the RM Note 4G. All phones were set up at about 70% brightness. Resolution isn’t everything. Just ask someone who owns a Samsung with an OMLED display.

      • desponent
        March 25, 2015

        Here are also some fact :
        – Yes resolution isn’t everything, read what I wrote below (or above)
        – Yes good HD display could look better than shit HD display
        – However good FHD display will always look better than good HD display, this is simply how the world work
        – We don’t know which kind this phone has. It could be either good or bad however we do know that it uses HD display and 2GB of ram at the current price. You decide for yourself if it’s worth it or not but don’t spout things you’re not sure yourself (aka the above).

    • balcobomber25
      March 26, 2015

      I never said their wasn’t better 1080 displays. Just pointing out that not all displays are created equally. It’s only meaningless if you find the need to disagree with everything like you so often do. I don’t have to clearly state anything for you. You can form your opinions.

  14. desponent
    March 25, 2015

    lol 720p@5.5″ at this price.

    • Ruby
      March 25, 2015

      I haven’t seen the display on the Z1 but can tell you that the HD screen on my Xiaomi RedMi Note 4G is just as good, if not better than my OnePlus One which has a FHD display. I also get better battery life on the RedMi Note, probably because of the lower resolution display.

      • desponent
        March 25, 2015

        Yes I know that fact already, I have the Jiayu G4S which I have personally compared to lots of high end phone (and Redmi Note), and its screen handily beat them all without a sweat. However that fact still doesn’t mean much in this regard since I’m sure a properly made FHD display could be better, and we don’t know the quality of this phone’s HD display.

  15. desponent
    March 25, 2015

    Computer display consisted of a bunch of pixels that emit red green and blue primary color as the lowest unit. So the more stretched they are (i.e. huge screen area low pixel count) the more they look noticeable to naked eyes in normal phone viewing distance, conversely the more closely packed together they are the more you won’t notice them, making lines looks not aliased.

  16. Sorin Balan
    March 25, 2015

    When you get to do the full review please focus on the battery life. From the little I could find on this matter it looks like the battery capacity is not real.
    I ordered one yesterday mainly for the big battery combined with the lower resolution screen (I would want as much SOT as possible), but i fear it won’t be even close to what I was expecting…
    Thank you.

  17. desponent
    March 25, 2015

    What are they doing?

  18. user
    March 26, 2015

    agree
    unfortunately andi hadn’t told us anything about camera comparison of these big Giants of mtk6752(ecoo e04 vs jiayu s3 vs thl 2015 vs m1 note vs k1 vs …..)

  19. Juh Souza
    March 27, 2015

    It’s just my oppinion but… I have Kingzone K1 turbo. The display is awesome… really is. But can I be honest? The only difference I saw was my battery draining quickly. For a smartphone I still think 720p is enough. Certainly there is a difference . But between a beautiful display and more battery life at least I choose the battery.

  20. elmoel
    March 27, 2015

    tcl m2u is good option

  21. Petr Němec
    March 29, 2015

    Has somebody this phone? What about camera quality? I think it is one of the biggest troubles of the new phones. Manufacturers often advertise “Sony” camera, but real pictures from their phones are terrible. For example, visit FCB group Elephone P6000 and watch, what that camera does. It’s not a photo it’s a painting…

  22. charlie
    April 5, 2015

    please give us more information about battery life of KINGZONE Z1 .
    Many websites said this battery is more like 2500mAh instead of 3500mAh …….please help us

  23. charlie
    April 5, 2015

    please give us more information about battery life of KINGZONE Z1 .
    Many websites said this battery is more like 2500mAh instead of 3500mAh ……please help us

    • wackenroader
      April 5, 2015

      Yes, is 2500mAh, 4/5h of screen on, kingzone always lies in battery capacity. if you don’t know, kingzone is a brand of STAR (I have a Star a919 from 2011 and the battery is 1000mAh, not 1500 as described), observe in workers uniforms: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NS7jFsFYsT8

      • charlie
        April 6, 2015

        so how many days i can use this phone if I watch video 2 hours aday and use web browsing about 2 hours aday?
        sorry english is my second language….:D

        • Sorin Balan
          April 6, 2015

          With a little luck it will get you through a whole day… ?

        • wackenroader
          April 6, 2015

          If you use only one sim card , no gps, no bluetooth, no vibration touch or keyboard, without binding WLAN and with a minimum screen brightness , the battery will last almost two days