Kingzone Z1 Review: Hot or not?


When we recently reviewed the Kingzone N3 Plus we have been shocked about the fact that Kingzone didn’t seem to learn anything from the miserably performing and selling Kingzone N3. It still had a lot of annoying bugs, and even worse, Kingzone again claimed a false battery capacity: Instead of the promised 2,800mAh you only get 1,800mAh.

Now the only hope left is the Kingzone Z1, which is supposed to be their current flagship device and successor of the well-performing and very successful Kingzone K1. This handset comes with Mediatek’s MT6752 64-bit powerhouse and appears to be one of the most attractive handsets based on this SoC available these days, judging both by its design and the specs, as it comes with NFC, a fingerprint sensor and allegedly even a large 3,500mAh battery. Did they deliver this time or fail once again? Let’s check that out!

Kingzone Z1 Review: Packaging, Design, Build

The Kingzone Z1 comes packed in the box that is typical for all Kingzone devices. The only difference this time is that a picture of the device is missing and they didn’t print the specs on the rear yet started using stickers glued on there – probably to save money. The accessories packed with the handset are still the same you get with all other Kingzone devices: Documentation, screen protector, bumper, OTG adapter, micro USB cable, headphones and a 1A wall charger.

kingzone-z1-box

Design-wise on the pro-side we can certify that Kingzone really have some talented designers, as the Kingzone Z1 does look quite stunning and can easily be called one of the most beautiful Chinese handsets available these days. It’s available in White / Gold and Blue / Gold color. The latter one is the color-combo we got, but it really isn’t blue, it’s black in reality. Unfortunately “amazing” stops right after the looks, since Kingzone try their best to fool the customer. Advertising a full metal body isn’t quite up to the truth, since everything metal on this phone is the thin, golden frame on the left and right sides. The large golden parts on the upper and lower sides of the handsets are actually made from plastic. And it doesn’t stop there! The slim bezels don’t exist either, since Kingzone placed a frame around the LCD panel that has exactly the same color as the screen itself. While the Kingzone Z1 is turned off, it might look like it is almost bezel-less, but as soon as you fire it up you will see massive 4mm bezels. Nope, that’s still not the end of the story: Not even the stereo speakers you see on the lower frame are real. Those are just fake holes with nothing inside. The real media speaker is placed on the rear. There isn’t even a connection between the holes and the media-speaker, which means that the audio sounds very muffled when placing the handset on a table. Another flaw we noticed is that the labels of the physical buttons are printed on the frame upside down.

Build quality appears to be solid for the most, but that doesn’t change anything about the fact that the Kingzone Z1 is a bag of misleads. Something that might not have been the best idea by Kingzone is the back-cover. It is really thin, resulting in it bending massively when removing it. Now the NFC antenna is glued on the back-cover and we don’t believe that those antennas like being bent that much. NFC of our review sample didn’t work from day one, go figure.

Kingzone Z1 Review: Display

Now screen is surprisingly the part where Kingzone did good. For a 5.5-inch 720p panel the screen features an outstanding picture quality which doesn’t look like 720p at all. You really need to come very close to the screen to start noticing the low resolution. It seems like the claims that this screen is made by JDI are true. The only flaw we noticed is an insufficient backlight when using the screen outside in the sun. You need to look out for some shadow to properly see what’s going on. The digitizer is working quite well, also. It could be a little more slippery and the input lag could be a tad less, but else it’s working just fine.

Kingzone Z1 Review: Hardware & Performance

The Kingzone Z1 is powered by the Mediatek MT6752 SoC and 2GB of RAM. This 64-bit Soc boasts eight ARM Cortex A53 cores clocked at 1.7GHz and a Mali T760 GPU, which makes that SoC quite a power-house, outperforming the Snapdragon 615. Well, at least that is what we are used to from other MT6752-based handsets, but the Kingzone Z1 somehow struggles to reach optimum performance. This appears to be some kind of software issue and got improved with the first OTA update, but there still are some issues left which makes browsing the web and playing games not an experience as smooth as we are used to or would expect, especially at only 720p resolution. We are positive that this will be fixed soon though, as Kingzone delivers regular OTA updates for the Z1.

Kingzone Z1 Review: Software

The Kingzone Z1 runs the same Android 4.4.4 KitKat ROM as the recently tested Kingzone N3 Plus. That means that you again get a vanilla Android installation with the typical Kingzone launcher on-top but no bloatware at all. Like with the N3 Plus, the only special features present are off-screen gestures, a fingerprint-scanner control center and settings for the handsets status LED. Unfortunately the Kingzone Z1 also shares the N3 Plus’ issues and even adds a few more. Unified storage is missing, leaving only 3GB of memory left for installing apps and there are incompatibility issues which makes some apps not appear on the Google PlayStore. This includes Real Racing 3 and some benchmark applications for example. A workaround for that is to use alternative app stores like Amazon or Aptoide.

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Kingzone Z1 Review: Audio Quality

We have been very disappointed with the audio performance of the Kingzone Z1, not only due to the fac t that the promissed stereo speakers are missing, but also because the internal speaker of this handsets sounds terrible. It is way too small which makes proper playback of bass impossible. Also the speaker tends to distort very quickly and sounds muffled by mixing up trebles and heights while suppressing bases. The headphone jack hasn’t been able to impress either since the output isn’t quite balanced as well plus lacks a decent volume level.

Kingzone Z1: Wireless Performance

The Kingzone Z1 uses a strange combination of LDS and foil antennas to delivery all those signals to you. While we would’ve wished to see LDS antennas for all kind of wireless technologies, Kingzone do only use one LDS antenna for 2G and 3G signals. FDD-LTE is done through a standard foil-based antenna, as are GPS and Wi-Fi / BT. This means that you have a very good performance for both GSM and WCDMA networks, but both LTE and Wi-Fi don’t hit the high-end level at all, which for a current flagship is very disappointing. It’s not like LTE or Wi-Fi would be very bad, but you definitely notice the missing LDS antennas.
The biggest disappointment was GPS performance of the Kingzone Z1. Kingzone use the very same antenna as for the N3 Plus in the Z1, which means the GPS performance sucks exactly the same way as it was the case with the N3 Plus. First fix took us ages once again, and all next fixes also took up to a minute with very bad signal strength for single satellites and an accuracy never below 3 meters.

Kingzone Z1 Review: Camera

Allegedly, like a bunch of other MT6752 flagships, the Kingzone Z1 is supposed to boast a Sony IMX214 camera with 13 mega pixels on the rear. In reality this is not the case and the Z1 features the very same camera sensor as the N3 Plus. This obviously means that pictures taken with this handset are far from looking beautiful. The Kingzone Z1 has the same issues with a lack of sharpness, direct sunlight and noisy images like the N3 Plus. The same applies to video recordings. The LED flash also is far from being usable, as it simply is too dark.

Kingzone Z1 Review: Battery

On the spec-sheet, the Kingzone Z1 seems to be the MT6752 handset that features the largest battery among all available phones and phablets with this SoC. 3,500mAh sound quite promising and would indeed be amazing, enabling a battery life of 2 days and more. Sadly, the 3,500mAh are nothing but smoke and mirrors. When we measured the real capacity of the cell, the result was 2,700mAh, which is lower than the 3,000 – 3,100mAh of a similar priced Jiayu S3. Once again Kingzone do tell lies here, trying to gains an advantage over their competitors with fake specs, and again that’s a big no no for us. Screen-on time of the handset reaches about 4 hours, which translates to a day of battery life with mediocre power consumption and a cut down on the gaming-side.

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Kingzone Z1 Review: Verdict

The Kingzone Z1 could be a very good handset if Kingzone would either deliver what they promise or just tell the truth about the handsets specs and lower the price-tag, but in the currrent state really is nothing more than an overpriced bag of empty promises and lies. If you are fine what you get here, we won’t talk you off purchasing the Kingzone Z1, but in case you are after the very best price-performance-ratio we urge you to stay away from the Kingzone Z1. At the same price or even more (depending on the seller and the current coupons available) the Kingzone Z1 does offer significantly less boom for your bug than a Jiayu S3, which quickly unveils the looser of this game.

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127 Comments

  1. krissie100
    April 7, 2015

    Nice review, Sad that Kingzone lies about the battery. When comes the review of the Mlais M52 online? because many reviewers said that the battery of the Mlais is also way smaller sadly enough.

    • batpro
      April 7, 2015

      I have two M52’s I am using the other one right now to charge a battery while I use the first one. I have to switch batteries twice per day with light use.
      The battery is very light weight therefore I am sure it is a weaker battery then stated. just like the No.1 S7 I have. I purchased a samsung galaxy s 5 battery for it and it is a much heaver battery. Why do these Chinese companies go through all the work of building a phone then be so CHEAP on the battery????
      It seems the call reception on the M52 is extremely poor. I am getting people telling me everyday that they can’t here me and I am cutting out. That’s really too bad because the phone is a the fastest smoothed phone I have ever purchased.

      • jimberkas
        April 8, 2015

        wow, thanks for this post! shitty battery and lousy call reception, what a perfect combination for a phone! i was very close to buying this and just waiting for reviews. no reviews needed now, its off the list.
        now I can’t trust the M7 either. Kingzone and Mlais officially exposed as untrustworthy, got it. how stupid do they think we are, did they think the truth wouldn’t come out?? weird

        • Charlles Costa
          April 15, 2015

          Yeah me too. I ordered a Mlais M52 as well but cancelled my order because the phone would take to long to be shipped. I have ordered a Ulefone Be Pro instead, now I’m also afraid to have made a bad choice. I will order a Meizu later on.

          • lars'MRSIM'cleghorn
            May 10, 2015

            wasup charles…mrsim here mate

  2. Lazar Prodanovic
    April 7, 2015

    They packaged it in small box but when you open it, it magically groves up in big big bag of lies.

  3. April 7, 2015

    Of course hot, MT6752 heats up)

  4. Xalis
    April 7, 2015

    Mlais M52 review before we start a riot.

    Everyone say its amazing but with a shitty battery life that might be software related but some claim it’s too small (physically).

    • April 7, 2015

      I will measure the real capacity and tell Andi to include it in his review. Will get one today.

      • Simion Florin
        April 8, 2015

        With what you measure the batteries??

        • April 8, 2015

          http://www.dx.com/p/lcd-display-usb-power-charger-data-transmit-current-voltage-tester-capacity-tester-white-315314#.VSTjjxOsVdI

          It’s not 100% accurate due to the phone itself consuming energy while charging, but after a while and testing it with handsets you know the capacity is real, you will learn how to interpret the displayed value.

          • Simion Florin
            April 8, 2015

            So if i charge the phone with normal charger to 100% and then switch with that thing it will display the real mAh??

            • April 8, 2015

              You plug that device in between the phone and your charger. I recommend using it after the phone went through a few charging cycles. Then discharge to 0% until the phone turns of and start charging without turning it one or touching it. The device constantly measures the voltage and amperage and displays how many mAh have went through it. Using this value you can estimate how big the battery really is.

            • Xalis
              April 9, 2015

              I can’t believe I didn’t knew about this little gadget, I’m buying one, battery capacity is one of the few things I don’t have a way test, but soon I will.

  5. ro.edi
    April 7, 2015

    Trusted & Real Review’s are my Favorites !
    Congratulations GizChina 4 telling and exposing The Naked TRUE !

    • April 7, 2015

      Pleasure 😉

      • Simion Florin
        April 8, 2015

        Christopher you are a great reviewer, i like people who tell the truth. I like the fact that you measure the battery and tell the real mAh of it, because chinese phone makers are big liars, they lie about everything. Please don’t stop measuring the batteries of all the phones you will review and tell us the real megapixels of the cameras.

      • Cog.xNight
        May 18, 2015

        The K1Pro and Turbo have the best screens compared to the Z1, hopefully the Z2 has a better screen. :/

  6. ErikStill
    April 7, 2015

    great review, thanks…apparently this phone seemed to be a great buy but wasnt thanks for letting us know. So in this price range the iocean rock or the s3 are still the ones to beat?

  7. Guest
    April 7, 2015

    Nice review, Sad that Kingzone lies about the battery. When comes the review of the Mlais M52 online? because many reviewers said that the battery of the Mlais is also way smaller sadly enough.

    • batpro
      April 7, 2015

      I have two M52’s I am using the other one right now to charge a battery while I use the first one. I have to switch batteries twice per day with light use.
      The battery is very light weight therefore I am sure it is a weaker battery then stated. just like the No.1 S7 I have. I purchased a samsung galaxy s 5 battery for it and it is a much heaver battery. Why do these Chinese companies go through all the work of building a phone then be so CHEAP on the battery????
      It seems the call reception on the M52 is extremely poor. I am getting people telling me everyday that they can’t here me and I am cutting out. That’s really too bad because the phone is a the fastest smoothed phone I have ever purchased.

    • Guest
      April 9, 2015

      wow, thanks for this post! shitty battery and lousy call reception, what a perfect combination for a phone! i was very close to buying this and just waiting for reviews. no reviews needed now, its off the list.
      now I can’t trust the M7 either. Kingzone and Mlais officially exposed as untrustworthy, got it. how stupid do they think we are, did they think the truth wouldn’t come out?? weird

    • Charlles Costa
      April 15, 2015

      Yeah me too. I ordered a Mlais M52 as well but cancelled my order because the phone would take to long to be shipped. I have ordered a Ulefone Be Pro instead, now I’m also afraid to have made a bad choice. I will order a Meizu later on.

    • Guest
      May 10, 2015

      wasup charles…mrsim here mate

  8. Lazar Prodanovic
    April 7, 2015

    They packaged it in small box but when you open it, it magically groves up in big big bag of lies.

  9. Dmitry Lupich
    April 7, 2015

    Of course hot, MT6752 heats up)

  10. Batpro
    April 7, 2015

    Wow, amazing review.
    I purchased one of these phones but after 2 weeks the company still had not shipped it so I got upset and told them to cancel the order then it took a week of arguing with them to get my money back. I am sure glad I did that after reading this review. What an overpriced robbery!

    • Cog.xNight
      May 18, 2015

      When you ordered it, did you go to the shipping companys website?, because from time to time, when you order it from a website that has built in tracking from the tracking company, it can be delayed on tracking on the item you ordered by like at least a day or more. :/

  11. Oz
    April 7, 2015

    So its not hot ! If you do not need 4G LTE, buying a Gionee 2014 Flag ship (E7) at bargain price (about $160) is a better choice!

  12. Guest
    April 7, 2015

    Mlais M52 review before we start a riot.

    Everyone say its amazing but with a shitty battery life that might be software related but some claim it’s too small (physically).

    • Christopher Straßer
      April 7, 2015

      I will measure the real capacity and tell Andi to include it in his review. Will get one today.

    • Simion Florin
      April 8, 2015

      With what you measure the batteries??

    • Christopher Straßer
      April 8, 2015

      http://www.dx.com/p/lcd-display-usb-power-charger-data-transmit-current-voltage-tester-capacity-tester-white-315314#.VSTjjxOsVdI

      It’s not 100% accurate due to the phone itself consuming energy while charging, but after a while and testing it with handsets you know the capacity is real, you will learn how to interpret the displayed value.

    • Simion Florin
      April 8, 2015

      So if i charge the phone with normal charger to 100% and then switch with that thing it will display the real mAh??

    • Christopher Straßer
      April 8, 2015

      You plug that device in between the phone and your charger. I recommend using it after the phone went through a few charging cycles. Then discharge to 0% until the phone turns of and start charging without turning it one or touching it. The device constantly measures the voltage and amperage and displays how many mAh have went through it. Using this value you can estimate how big the battery really is.

    • Guest
      April 9, 2015

      I can’t believe I didn’t knew about this little gadget, I’m buying one, battery capacity is one of the few things I don’t have a way test, but soon I will.

  13. Guest
    April 7, 2015

    Trusted & Real Review’s are my Favorites !
    Congratulations GizChina 4 telling and exposing The Naked TRUE !

    • Christopher Straßer
      April 7, 2015

      Pleasure 😉

    • Simion Florin
      April 8, 2015

      Christopher you are a great reviewer, i like people who tell the truth. I like the fact that you measure the battery and tell the real mAh of it, because chinese phone makers are big liars, they lie about everything. Please don’t stop measuring the batteries of all the phones you will review and tell us the real megapixels of the cameras.

    • Cog.xNight
      May 18, 2015

      The K1Pro and Turbo have the best screens compared to the Z1, hopefully the Z2 has a better screen. :/

  14. ErikStill
    April 7, 2015

    great review, thanks…apparently this phone seemed to be a great buy but wasnt thanks for letting us know. So in this price range the iocean rock or the s3 are still the ones to beat?

  15. Guest
    April 7, 2015

    Wow, amazing review.
    I purchased one of these phones but after 2 weeks the company still had not shipped it so I got upset and told them to cancel the order then it took a week of arguing with them to get my money back. I am sure glad I did that after reading this review. What an overpriced robbery!

    • Cog.xNight
      May 18, 2015

      When you ordered it, did you go to the shipping companys website?, because from time to time, when you order it from a website that has built in tracking from the tracking company, it can be delayed on tracking on the item you ordered by like at least a day or more. :/

  16. Guest
    April 7, 2015

    So its not hot ! If you do not need 4G LTE, buying a Gionee 2014 Flag ship (E7) at bargain price (about $160) is a better choice!

  17. George
    April 7, 2015

    Oh my god! I was about to buy this phone. Thank you soooooooooooo much!
    So, i think, i can trust meizu and xioami. What else, which brands can i trust?

    • balcobomber25
      April 8, 2015

      I have had good luck with Gionee, THL, TCL, Xiaomi and Huawei.

      • bassa
        April 8, 2015

        do you have any idea about Oppo,coolpad and Vivo?

        • Simion Florin
          April 8, 2015

          Those 3 make great phones.

        • balcobomber25
          April 13, 2015

          Oppo/Vivo are essentially the same company (along with One Plus One) they are all owned/made by BBK. I have had bad luck with Oppo but know others who swear by them. Never owned a Coolpad.

      • wackenroader
        April 18, 2015

        I was lucky with Lenovo ( A850 ) , ZTE ( V970 ) and Kingzone Z1 (except battery all everything works fine) I have 2 days in moderate use in kingzone Z1 ( in Lenovo A850 have 3 days)

        • Sorin Balan
          April 23, 2015

          What about camera, audio quality and GPS accuracy (accuracy not lock time)?

          • wackenroader
            April 24, 2015

            4/6 m in plane, 15/30 m in mountains roads. Camera is not bad, some time is blurry in automatic settings, videos and photos have high compression.

      • wackenroader
        May 30, 2015

        Pic 1: Low usage + battery doctor (no root)

        Pic 2: Kingzone z1 + Lenovo super camera

        • balcobomber25
          May 31, 2015

          Not sure what this reply is for, I don’t think I said anything bad about the camera/battery for this phone. Lenovo Super Camera is one of the best apps to use for taking good pictures though.

          • wackenroader
            May 31, 2015

            I reply my lucky 🙂

    • Cog.xNight
      May 18, 2015

      Do you only trust a brand, or do you like it? That is the question. Haha

  18. Darevintage
    April 7, 2015

    Kingzone…yeah right…more like kingoflieszone, kingliars or liezone. Choose one cheats

  19. Guest
    April 7, 2015

    Oh my god! I was about to buy this phone. Thank you soooooooooooo much!
    So, i think, i can trust meizu and xioami. What else, which brands can i trust?

    • balcobomber25
      April 8, 2015

      I have had good luck with Gionee, THL, TCL, Xiaomi and Huawei.

    • Guest
      April 8, 2015

      do you have any idea about Oppo,coolpad and Vivo?

    • Simion Florin
      April 8, 2015

      Those 3 make great phones.

    • balcobomber25
      April 13, 2015

      Oppo/Vivo are essentially the same company (along with One Plus One) they are all owned/made by BBK. I have had bad luck with Oppo but know others who swear by them. Never owned a Coolpad.

    • wackenroader
      April 18, 2015

      I was lucky with Lenovo ( A850 ) , ZTE ( V970 ) and Kingzone Z1 (except battery all everything works fine) I have 2 days in moderate use in kingzone Z1 ( in Lenovo A850 have 3 days)

    • Sorin Balan
      April 23, 2015

      What about camera, audio quality and GPS accuracy (accuracy not lock time)?

    • wackenroader
      April 24, 2015

      4/6 m in plane, 15/30 m in mountains roads. Camera is not bad, some time is blurry in automatic settings, videos and photos have high compression.

    • Cog.xNight
      May 18, 2015

      Do you only trust a brand, or do you like it? That is the question. Haha

    • wackenroader
      May 30, 2015

      Pic 1: Low usage + battery doctor (no root)

      Pic 2: Kingzone z1 + Lenovo super camera

    • wackenroader
      May 30, 2015
    • balcobomber25
      May 31, 2015

      Not sure what this reply is for, I don’t think I said anything bad about the camera/battery for this phone. Lenovo Super Camera is one of the best apps to use for taking good pictures though.

    • wackenroader
      May 31, 2015

      I reply my lucky 🙂

  20. Guest
    April 7, 2015

    Kingzone…yeah right…more like kingoflieszone, kingliars or liezone. Choose one cheats

  21. geronimonster
    April 7, 2015

    Hot or not?

    It’s shite actually.

  22. Hakoo Desai
    April 8, 2015

    I got my Kingzone Z1 and using it from last week. I found review very parallel to my experience. The sound is muffled and slow. Even sound through audio jack is not good at all. Screen continuously lit up while doing exercises and make lots of problem.

    The big issue is, Ram shows 1.12GB used even though any application is not running.

    I am not sure whether to keep this mobile or return it. I think I’ll be sending back and better to buy branded mobiles rather than Chinese mobiles.

    • wackenroader
      April 18, 2015

      About RAM: this is normal in the android system , it carries the maximum application in RAM memory to provide fast access.

      About the sound : use the MTK Engineering Mode app from google play and adjust the sound, then install and configure the viper4android ” speaker phone ” section to your taste with the equalizer in the preset small speaker . In my finger sensor works well after 2 days learning (it’s like riding a bike ), the camera is good if configured as the lighting, everything works great .

      For the screen : Turn off the swipe gestures.

      apologize for the English

      • Cog.xNight
        May 18, 2015

        Damn son! :O

  23. geronimonster
    April 8, 2015

    Hot or not?

    It’s shite actually.

  24. Hakoo Desai
    April 8, 2015

    I got my Kingzone Z1 and using it from last week. I found review very parallel to my experience. The sound is muffled and slow. Even sound through audio jack is not good at all. Screen continuously lit up while doing exercises and make lots of problem.

    The big issue is, Ram shows 1.12GB used even though any application is not running.

    I am not sure whether to keep this mobile or return it. I think I’ll be sending back and better to buy branded mobiles rather than Chinese mobiles.

    • wackenroader
      April 18, 2015

      About RAM: this is normal in the android system , it carries the maximum application in RAM memory to provide fast access.

      About the sound : use the MTK Engineering Mode app from google play and adjust the sound, then install and configure the viper4android ” speaker phone ” section to your taste with the equalizer in the preset small speaker . In my finger sensor works well after 2 days learning (it’s like riding a bike ), the camera is good if configured as the lighting, everything works great .

      For the screen : Turn off the swipe gestures.

      apologize for the English

    • Cog.xNight
      May 18, 2015

      Damn son! :O

  25. mrsim
    April 8, 2015

    well wouldn’t you know it,ever since i ordered this device to review it i have followed the gizchina team and their excellent reviews about this device and also posting what you guys and others have found out about it over on the official kingzone forum
    one of my threads was titled ” will kingzone be an honest manufacturer” and i listed my concerns regarding battery life and camera manufacturer…well lo’ and behold…the thread was up for about a week before getting banned by the manager of the forum…hahaha
    well what can you expect from such a dishonest company as this…this will be my first and last kingzone product until they show some honest buisness protocol and i have now made it my personal mission to blow this companies products up until such time as they get their s*#t together…thanks for a great review

    • Cog.xNight
      May 18, 2015

      Worried about out a Chinese manufacturer, when Apple has more secrets and lies up the wazoo that even the US can’t make them pay their income taxes, wow.

  26. mrsim
    April 8, 2015

    and to top it all off all of my threads are ‘under moderation’ and i cannot post anywhere on their forum…true signs that this company goes above and beyond to attempt to keep their lies and deceit hidden under a false protocol

    • Cog.xNight
      May 18, 2015

      Well, it is a Chinese phone manufacturer, so.. :/

  27. Guest
    April 8, 2015

    well wouldn’t you know it,ever since i ordered this device to review it i have followed the gizchina team and their excellent reviews about this device and also posting what you guys and others have found out about it over on the official kingzone forum
    one of my threads was titled ” will kingzone be an honest manufacturer” and i listed my concerns regarding battery life and camera manufacturer…well lo’ and behold…the thread was up for about a week before getting banned by the manager of the forum…hahaha
    well what can you expect from such a dishonest company as this…this will be my first and last kingzone product until they show some honest buisness protocol and i have now made it my personal mission to blow this companies products up until such time as they get their s*#t together…thanks for a great review

    • Cog.xNight
      May 18, 2015

      Worried about out a Chinese manufacturer, when Apple has more secrets and lies up the wazoo that even the US can’t make them pay their income taxes, wow.

  28. Guest
    April 8, 2015

    and to top it all off all of my threads are ‘under moderation’ and i cannot post anywhere on their forum…true signs that this company goes above and beyond to attempt to keep their lies and deceit hidden under a false protocol

    • Cog.xNight
      May 18, 2015

      Well, it is a Chinese phone manufacturer, so.. :/

  29. Manos
    April 9, 2015

    What about Jiayu S3? is a better alternative?

  30. Guest
    April 9, 2015

    What about Jiayu S3? is a better alternative?

  31. mrsim
    April 11, 2015

    hey Christopher,
    can you believe i got the fingerprint scanner to register my fingerprint…it took me almost an hour,but never guess what…it will not recognize the saved fingerprint,or it is just like when i tried to register it…you have to get the technique just right otherwise it will not pick up the fingerprint and after three quarters of an hour trying over and over to unlock the device with my saved fingerprint…i gave up…seems they did not use the same scanner as on the Ecoo aurora which works fantastically well
    also i weighed the battery against my oppo find 7 3000mah battery and the kingzone battery came up lighter the oppo was 36.2g whilst the kingzone came in at 32.1g

    http://imgur.com/a/Qjcu0

    • Cog.xNight
      May 18, 2015

      That’s because the Ecoo Aurora games out months after the Z1, plus KingZone would go with the FPS in the back of the phone regardless of competition, or so I’d think. :/

  32. Guest
    April 11, 2015

    hey Christopher,
    can you believe i got the fingerprint scanner to register my fingerprint…it took me almost an hour,but never guess what…it will not recognize the saved fingerprint,or it is just like when i tried to register it…you have to get the technique just right otherwise it will not pick up the fingerprint and after three quarters of an hour trying over and over to unlock the device with my saved fingerprint…i gave up…seems they did not use the same scanner as on the Ecoo aurora which works fantastically well
    also i weighed the battery against my oppo find 7 3000mah battery and the kingzone battery came up lighter the oppo was 36.2g whilst the kingzone came in at 32.1g

    http://imgur.com/a/Qjcu0

    • Cog.xNight
      May 18, 2015

      That’s because the Ecoo Aurora games out months after the Z1, plus KingZone would go with the FPS in the back of the phone regardless of competition, or so I’d think. :/

  33. April 12, 2015

    Great Review Christopher, good work pointing out the flaws 🙂

  34. s7yler
    April 12, 2015

    Great Review Christopher, good work pointing out the flaws 🙂

  35. ufg
    April 13, 2015

    This could’ve been the perfect MT6752 phone, if only the specs were what was promised. It looks fantastic on paper, but obviously is pretty bad in real life

    • wackenroader
      April 18, 2015

      in real life it’s good, I bought one and it works better than expected, nothing more than that , is a $ 180 smartphone …

  36. ufg
    April 14, 2015

    This could’ve been the perfect MT6752 phone, if only the specs were what was promised. It looks fantastic on paper, but obviously is pretty bad in real life

    • wackenroader
      April 18, 2015

      in real life it’s good, I bought one and it works better than expected, nothing more than that , is a $ 180 smartphone …

  37. fernando de anda
    April 16, 2015

    well, i just bought 2 Kingzones Z1 and both are shipped now, they haven’t arrived yet but they are shipped, what pisses me off the most is that i actually read a lot of reviews before buying it, and they were all good reviews, and they all were like super happy with their purchase, and i saw tests of the phone and the GPS took 1 minute in Cold, and instantly in warm, so that’s why i bought it, but now… i mean now… i just don’t know what to think of, this is the first negative review i see and i already bought 2 of them, i just hope the phone works fine with me and the GPS issue is not in my units….

    • wackenroader
      April 18, 2015

      I have one and it works fine but they lied on camera and battery are good … and nothing else.

      • fernando de anda
        April 20, 2015

        yes this is the only review i had seen where they say it’s a bad phone, i did knew they lied about the battery and that it really was a 2,800 Mah battery but that’s not bad, it’s average, so i thought it’s worth it for the price, what’s your experience with the GPS?

        • wackenroader
          April 24, 2015

          4/6 m in plane, 15/30 m in mountains roads, here it takes about 15 minutes to fix in 4 satellites in the first time , after he fixed in 2-5 minutes. My old star (now kingzone) A919 is better, it use the aluminum back cover as GPS antenna.

          Depends on the location , I live in a rough place.

      • Cog.xNight
        May 18, 2015

        Uh, what did you think it’d be a full 13mp? When it comes to measuring pixels plus mathematics, numbers are always rounded up to the nearest 10th, so on and so on. The battery on the other hand is something that usually goes on with any device, either its be power consumption for certain uses of the phone that you have no control over (its technology, no one has FULL control over every facet of their device) or just simple background system applications, 3,500mAh isn’t a lie, that’s the full measurement of the battery capacity AS A WHOLE, just like that thing about the Mega Pixels I mentioned above. :/

  38. Ben TEN TEN
    April 16, 2015

    Wow! Amazing review that seems to tell the truth, because that’s what it’s really all about when dealing with China tech developers who love misguiding consumers, and seems to make a steady habit of it.

    • Cog.xNight
      May 18, 2015

      There’s only so much you can do when it comes to a consumer basis on launching a phone, depending on what you need or want from a phone is your choice, so what about the battery capacity, its what the system actually needs is what really comes into play, trust me, you’d know if you were a techhead like myself, BTW its not the Chinese tech developers your trying to hint at, its the manufacturer. /_- just saying. .-.

  39. fernando de anda
    April 16, 2015

    well, i just bought 2 Kingzones Z1 and both are shipped now, they haven’t arrived yet but they are shipped, what pisses me off the most is that i actually read a lot of reviews before buying it, and they were all good reviews, and they all were like super happy with their purchase, and i saw tests of the phone and the GPS took 1 minute in Cold, and instantly in warm, so that’s why i bought it, but now… i mean now… i just don’t know what to think of, this is the first negative review i see and i already bought 2 of them, i just hope the phone works fine with me and the GPS issue is not in my units….

    • wackenroader
      April 18, 2015

      I have one and it works fine but they lied on camera and battery are good … and nothing else.

    • fernando de anda
      April 20, 2015

      yes this is the only review i had seen where they say it’s a bad phone, i did knew they lied about the battery and that it really was a 2,800 Mah battery but that’s not bad, it’s average, so i thought it’s worth it for the price, what’s your experience with the GPS?

    • wackenroader
      April 24, 2015

      4/6 m in plane, 15/30 m in mountains roads, here it takes about 15 minutes to fix in 4 satellites in the first time , after he fixed in 2-5 minutes. My old star (now kingzone) A919 is better, it use the aluminum back cover as GPS antenna.

      Depends on the location , I live in a rough place.

    • Cog.xNight
      May 18, 2015

      Uh, what did you think it’d be a full 13mp? When it comes to measuring pixels plus mathematics, numbers are always rounded up to the nearest 10th, so on and so on. The battery on the other hand is something that usually goes on with any device, either its be power consumption for certain uses of the phone that you have no control over (its technology, no one has FULL control over every facet of their device) or just simple background system applications, 3,500mAh isn’t a lie, that’s the full measurement of the battery capacity AS A WHOLE, just like that thing about the Mega Pixels I mentioned above. :/

  40. Ben TEN TEN
    April 16, 2015

    Wow! Amazing review that seems to tell the truth, because that’s what it’s really all about when dealing with China tech developers who love misguiding consumers, and seems to make a steady habit of it.

    • Cog.xNight
      May 18, 2015

      There’s only so much you can do when it comes to a consumer basis on launching a phone, depending on what you need or want from a phone is your choice, so what about the battery capacity, its what the system actually needs is what really comes into play, trust me, you’d know if you were a techhead like myself, BTW its not the Chinese tech developers your trying to hint at, its the manufacturer. /_- just saying. .-.

  41. Ferkad
    April 22, 2015

    I can confirm that the GPS is very, very poor. The camera is OK, it is a matter of taste between sharpness and smoothness. The phone screen is great, and the apparent quality too. I agree that this phone would be a great deal at 150$.

    • Cog.xNight
      May 18, 2015

      Which it is as of now, on certain website that is. :/

  42. Ferkad
    April 22, 2015

    I can confirm that the GPS is very, very poor. The camera is OK, it is a matter of taste between sharpness and smoothness. The phone screen is great, and the apparent quality too. I agree that this phone would be a great deal at 150$.

    • Cog.xNight
      May 18, 2015

      Which it is as of now, on certain website that is. :/

  43. Sorin Balan
    April 23, 2015

    They just introduced moderation for their forum posts. Now you can’t write anything bad there.
    When I joined the forum there was moderation only for new topics (I started one demanding for the real specs, but it wasn’t accepted ? ).
    I see they also started banning the users that complained about the phone. Now their posts don’t exist any more.
    If this isn’t communism, I don’t know what is. ?

    There are a few users that ask for the factory ROM because they bricked their phones. The forum administrator promised a download link but more than 2 weeks passed and nothing was delivered.

    I hope people will open their eyes and stop buying phones for the advertised specs.

  44. Sorin Balan
    April 23, 2015

    They just introduced moderation for their forum posts. Now you can’t write anything bad there.
    When I joined the forum there was moderation only for new topics (I started one demanding for the real specs, but it wasn’t accepted 😊 ).
    I see they also started banning the users that complained about the phone. Now their posts don’t exist any more.
    If this isn’t communism, I don’t know what is. 😊

    There are a few users that ask for the factory ROM because they bricked their phones. The forum administrator promised a download link but more than 2 weeks passed and nothing was delivered.

    I hope people will open their eyes and stop buying phones for the advertised specs.

  45. Richard, Chinatech25
    April 28, 2015

    Been using the Z1 for a few weeks now, the 3 biggest issues i have.
    1) GPS is awful, takes to long to lock on and then loses signal constantly.

    2)LTE reception, In the UK using the same sim card in a ulefone be pro the Z1 struggles to get anywhere near as good reception.

    3) I don’t need dslr quality pictures from a Smartphone but ones in focus would be a good star.

  46. Richard, Chinatech25
    April 29, 2015

    Been using the Z1 for a few weeks now, the 3 biggest issues i have.
    1) GPS is awful, takes to long to lock on and then loses signal constantly.

    2)LTE reception, In the UK using the same sim card in a ulefone be pro the Z1 struggles to get anywhere near as good reception.

    3) I don’t need dslr quality pictures from a Smartphone but ones in focus would be a good star.

  47. Richard, Chinatech25
    May 2, 2015

    I can’t carry on using this phone anymore, it’s a shame as it’s almost there, the poor gps Is the killer for me, kingzone are offering no support either, shame really.

  48. Richard, Chinatech25
    May 2, 2015

    I can’t carry on using this phone anymore, it’s a shame as it’s almost there, the poor gps Is the killer for me, kingzone are offering no support either, shame really.

  49. Cog.xNight
    May 18, 2015

    /_-
    Sorry to say, but if your looking for perfection in a cellular device, then go on ahead an build your own. :/

  50. Cog.xNight
    May 18, 2015

    /_-
    Sorry to say, but if your looking for perfection in a cellular device, then go on ahead an build your own. :/

  51. Sjonnie
    June 17, 2015

    I am totally agree. This phone is a big lie.
    Camera is not 13 megapixel, audio quality is fucked up, battery is not what in should be. All the specifications is fucked up. I give you one advise: don’t buy this phone!!

  52. Sjonnie
    June 17, 2015

    I am totally agree. This phone is a big lie.
    Camera is not 13 megapixel, audio quality is fucked up, battery is not what in should be. All the specifications is fucked up. I give you one advise: don’t buy this phone!!