Exclusive: iOcean Z1 full specifications, 2K, MT6795 and more


iocean z1

Another flagship phone from iOcean? Yep, that’s correct and yes this could be the best yet! Here are the full details of the new iOcean Z1.

iOcean kicked off this year with the iOcean Rock, followed it up with the X9 and are now teasing us all with details of their iOcean Z1. Renders of the iOcean Z1 appeared a few weeks back, but now that all the details are in this flagship is looking better than we could have expected.

With the iOcean X9, iOcean played it safe by simply updating the build quality and material choice but keeping the hardware largely the same as the M6792 Rock. For the Z1 though they have gone back to the drawing board and taken another walk around the hardware suppliers.

First of all the design of the iOcean Z1 is better than anything with the iOcean brand stamped on it so far. Think of the UMi Zero but with a larger display and you aren’t to far from the overall look.

5.5-inch is the standard for most flagship phones this year, but this isn’t a standard 1920 x 1080 panel but rather a 2K 2560 x 1440 panel. Those additional pixels need more horsepower so a Mediatek MT6795 SoC with Mali T760 GPU are in place rather than the more common MT6752.

RAM remains 3GB, but internal memory is boosted to 32GB, plus space for a micro SD card. Dual SIM 4G LTE is also there with support for WCDMA 900/1900/2100, FDD-LTE 800/1800/2600.

iocean z1

The processor, build and screen aren’t the only areas we see improvement. The main camera on the iOcean Z1 is a 20 mega-pixel shooter for 4536 x 3024 resolution photos, while an 8 mega-pixel camera sits up front.

Battery size has also been greatly improved with current specifications stating a 4000mAh battery with up to 3 day battery life will be built-in to the slender alloy flagship. The final detail we know for sure is that Lollipop will ship as standard.

As for pricing. The iOcean Z1 is showing up on reseller sites already for $329.99, however we haven’t heard from iOcean about an official price, and this is most likely simply a place holder which will be changed once the Z1 is officially released.

The iOcean Z1 certainly sounds like it has what it takes to take on next ben flagships, and we cannot wait to see what rivals will prepare to tackle this latest Chinese mobile beast!

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175 Comments

  1. June 8, 2015

    How? Mali T760 in Helio X10?

    • balcobomber25
      June 8, 2015

      That was my thought isn’t the X10 switching to IMG?

      • Lazar Prodanovic
        June 9, 2015

        It is he made a typo.

  2. Dalibor Pencik
    June 8, 2015

    i am little bit skeptic about elephone and iocean. They allready made this year three phones (atl least) but how would look tke customer support look like? I fear, that in end of 2015 there wil lbe end of Iocean rock, elephone p7000 support. :-(.So maybe they got android 5.1 and maybe all the main bugs will be resolved, but thats it. But i am looking for a company with great customer care (atleast 16-24 months) .

    • MaxPower
      June 8, 2015

      Well, that’s an aspect that every single Chinese company has to improve

      Hardware wise they can compete with anybody, but speaking of software they are still behind.

      Although something is changing lately, the war of prices has arrived at the end:software and support is the new battle.

      In my opinion Xiaomi and Umi are a step forward.

      • balcobomber25
        June 8, 2015

        I would say Xiaomi, Meizu, Umi, Lenovo, Huawei and Vivo are all ahead. Some of them still need to do some work on their software (Meizu and Huawei) but they have a good starting foundation. Umi is great because of rootjoy, they realize their own ROM was crap. Elephone is supposed to be releasing something similar soon.

        • NightFelix
          June 9, 2015

          No OPPO? No love for ColorOS anyone?

          • balcobomber25
            June 9, 2015

            Color OS is one of the worst ROM’s I have ever used. Which amazes me that Vivo has a good one given they are sister companies.

            • Simon
              June 9, 2015

              I’m looking forward to the Xiaomi Mi5, that will have plenty of XDA support (if the Mi3/Mi4 is anything to go by).

            • balcobomber25
              June 10, 2015

              You really don’t need XDA with Xiaomi phones. The MIUI forums are very active including with actual developers from Xiaomi there to answer questions and help. Xiaomi is one of the few Chinese companies that gets customer service and support right.

            • Simon
              June 10, 2015

              Talking about chinese phones haven’t heard many people commenting on the Jiayu S3 in recent times ?

            • balcobomber25
              June 10, 2015

              Everyone here loves it. It’s not perfect but for under $200 it’s amazing. Had some hands on with it last week actually and It’s the first Jiayu I would actually buy.

            • Simon
              June 10, 2015

              Nice, lucky you. You said previously you change phones every 6 months with your company’s $200 budget. What about if you change every 12 months with a $400 budget ?

            • balcobomber25
              June 10, 2015

              That’s actually the way the company does it kind of. They offer everyone either a iPhone or Galaxy (whatever the latest model is) . I don’t like either of those so I convinced them to let me get my own for $400. Originally I would usually get the latest Nexus, but after the Nexus S I wasn’t impressed anymore. That is when I bought my first Chinese phone and I loved it but it was only like $189. So about 4 months to go in the year my boss said if I didn’t use the other $220 I would lose it, so I got a tablet with it. Since then I’ve just been splitting it up every 6 months. Usually give the old one to one of the Thai relatives here who needs a new phone.

            • Simon
              June 11, 2015

              Ah fair enough, shame you can’t accumulate the money. 6 months is a bit quick, your company must like technology (or the boss at least). Checkout the MLAiS M7 if you have the chance.

            • balcobomber25
              June 11, 2015

              My company works in technology, we work in marketing/advertising for tech companies in Asia. The company is always encouraging us to get the latest tech toys.

            • Simon
              June 11, 2015

              Makes sense I guess. If the iPad Pro materialises, thats one non android I’ll definitely try.

            • balcobomber25
              June 11, 2015

              I am just not a fan of the Iphone ecosystem but I have a Macbook Pro and love it. It is one of the best built laptops I have ever used, but I run Ubuntu 14.04 on it lol.

            • Simon
              June 10, 2015

              If you are in China or the far east maybe, not if you are in Europe. Although Xiaomi are bring an online store for accessories here imminently.

            • balcobomber25
              June 10, 2015

              I use the MIUI forums all the time when I was in the US. Any problems I had were answered in hours either by a seasoned Mi user or a company rep.

            • Simon
              June 10, 2015

              Fair enough. Which country or continent are you based in now ?

            • balcobomber25
              June 10, 2015

              Now I am based in Asia, mostly Thailand. But also travel to Malaysia, Cambodia, Laos, Mynamar and Vietnam. 1 or 2 times a year I am in China and South Korea too.

            • Simon
              June 11, 2015

              Out of those countries only been to Thailand on holiday.

        • Simon
          June 9, 2015

          CoolPad ?

          • balcobomber25
            June 9, 2015

            Never used one before so can’t comment.

            • Simon
              June 9, 2015

              Fair enough.

    • balcobomber25
      June 9, 2015

      Customer care is one of the worst things about Chinese phones. Most of the smaller brands (Elephone, Umi, iOcean etc) release too many phones each year and can’t keep up with the support for all of them.

      But hope is not lost, several brands have a loyal following in the community with active modders who continue to offer custom ROM’s that fix bugs. Look through XDA to see which brands have a good community that is your best bet. We are at a point now thouh were specs are starting to even out across the board, their is no longer a huge gap between the small companies like Ulefone and the large companies like Xiaomi. Like Max said software support is the next battle we will see and once that evens out customer service will start.

      • Simon
        June 9, 2015

        Are custom roms available for iocean smartphones on XDA ?

        • balcobomber25
          June 10, 2015

          Not sure I usually use Needrom for ROM’s, I haven’t changed the stock ROM on the X8 because I haven’t really had any issues with it. But looking at Needrom there are quite a bit including MIUI and CM.

          http://www.needrom.com/category/iocean/x8-iocean/

          • Simon
            June 10, 2015

            Ok thanks. Do you have to sign up to use Needrom ?

            • balcobomber25
              June 10, 2015

              Yes to download ROMs you need to log in.

            • Simon
              June 10, 2015

              Ok thanks.

    • Laurence02
      June 9, 2015

      iocean has quite good customer support. They answer within 48 hours.

      Contact service@iocean.cc for general questions, haiyan.xue@iocean.cc for tech questions and jason.wu@iocean.cc for sales questions.

      • Dalibor Pencik
        June 9, 2015

        but in generally i mean phone support..fixing bugs, compile new versions of firmware etc. I got ZTE V5 for one year and they had monthly updates (fixing existing bugs etc)..they managed to fix 90% of the bugs and after one year stop…no support anymore. 🙁

  3. Thang Cheong Pin
    June 8, 2015

    I’ve been using iOcean X8 since May 2014. It’s still working well for me up to date. The only backset for the X8 is the small battery which unable to last me for a full day. I guess iOcean has finally woke up by placing a bigger battery in this new model. This Z1 looks good to me and hopefully iOcean will price this Z1 right and launch it fast enough before I’ve get myself another new phone.

    • MaxPower
      June 8, 2015

      How’s their software?

      • balcobomber25
        June 8, 2015

        I have been using the X8 for about 4-5 months now as my work phone (replaced the crap Doogee which replaced the excellent Kingzone K1). My work gives me a $200 phone budget every 6 months so I constantly change. Now I am rambling haha.

        The software is barely noticeable which is a good thing. Never have any issues with it other than the stock camera app, which I always replace with Lenovo Super Camer or lately Open Camera. It is excellent build quality and just works. I have never had an issue with this phone and might keep it longer than my 6 month limit.

        • Simon
          June 9, 2015

          Do you have a link to Lenovo Super Camera ?

          • balcobomber25
            June 9, 2015

            I have always used this link on XDA, but it doesn’t work with every device/UI.

            http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2665714

            • Simon
              June 9, 2015

              Excellent thanks 🙂 Do you think it will work with Xiaomi Mi3 ?

            • balcobomber25
              June 9, 2015

              Not entirely sure, I have a Mi4 and I had mixed results using it on that. Some features refused to work no matter what I tried. Ended up using Open Camera instead (not a fan of stock camera apps at all lol).

            • June 9, 2015

              Hey bomber, do you have the link to the open camera? And comparing it to the Lenovo Super Cam, which is better?

            • balcobomber25
              June 9, 2015

              Open Camera is in the play store. Lenovo is better IMO but like I said it can be hit or miss working on devices. FV-5 is a really good camera software too in the play store but it’s not free.

            • June 9, 2015

              I downloaded the Lenovo Camera from the link you provided. Still thinkering with it.

              Thanks for the info bomber 🙂

            • balcobomber25
              June 10, 2015

              No problem best of luck!

            • Simon
              June 9, 2015

              Ok thanks. What about the newly updated Google Camera ?

            • balcobomber25
              June 10, 2015

              I am not a fan of Google Camera myself but others seem to love it.

      • Thang Cheong Pin
        June 9, 2015

        I haven’t met with any major problem with the software. iOcean has released Kit Kat for the X8 since last year but I didn’t flash it since I’m happy with the stock Jellybean. I’ve loaded the Nokia Z launcher and it was perfect to me. I don’t practice flashing ROM. I’ll just buy and use.

        • MaxPower
          June 9, 2015

          Thanks for sharing your experience

  4. Rookie
    June 8, 2015

    Its floating there in no mans land considering the price/specs ratio (if the resellers price is correct). Which phone competes with this one? I cant come up with one but then again i am new here.

    • MaxPower
      June 8, 2015

      Letv x600

      • eXplosioN
        June 9, 2015

        But they don´t use 800Mhz LTE do they ? Or am I mistaken ?

    • Airyl
      June 8, 2015

      There’s the LeTV One Pro. I guess you could also consider the OnePlus One as a competitor since that has a similar price tag.

    • jalebi Singh
      June 8, 2015

      letv one (non pro) cames with very similar specs, but is $240 and offers better consumer support.

      • PaulBV
        June 9, 2015

        Where have you seen LeTV One at 240 $ on international resellers? I couldn’t find it less than 299 $ :((

        • jalebi Singh
          June 10, 2015

          I’m sorry, i was listing a sale price from oppomart. it went back up to 299.

      • Laurence02
        June 17, 2015

        LeTV offers better customer support?
        I find that kinda’ hard to believe for a China only company that basically serves the domestic market only.

  5. Freeje
    June 8, 2015

    How slender is it? Great specs but wonder how support is like.

    • balcobomber25
      June 8, 2015

      I have owned an iOcean for about 5 months now and I have never had any issues with the phone so never dealt with support myself (which is a good thing IMO). But there is a pretty active iOcean community on sites like XDA.

    • Laurence02
      June 9, 2015

      Support is wonderful!
      They answer within 48 hours, I got a free charger when my old wasn’t working and I could buy a screen from then when I crushed my own.

      Contact service@iocean.cc for general questions, haiyan.xue@iocean.cc for tech questions and jason.wu@iocean.cc for sales questions.

      And no, I do not work there.

      • Simon
        June 9, 2015

        Which email do you use to get the free charger ?

        • Laurence02
          June 15, 2015

          Service.

          • Simon
            June 16, 2015

            Thanks. Will keep posted on this Z1 looks amazing.

          • Simon
            June 16, 2015

            Also which one for the new screen (forgot to ask), thanking you kindly ?

            • Laurence02
              June 17, 2015

              Service and then Jason

  6. Wilson Appiah
    June 8, 2015

    How? Mali T760 in Helio X10?

    • balcobomber25
      June 9, 2015

      That was my thought isn’t the X10 switching to IMG?

    • Lazar Prodanovic
      June 9, 2015

      It is he made a typo.

  7. Dalibor Pencik
    June 8, 2015

    i am little bit skeptic about elephone and iocean. They allready made this year three phones (atl least) but how would look tke customer support look like? I fear, that in end of 2015 there wil lbe end of Iocean rock, elephone p7000 support. :-(.So maybe they got android 5.1 and maybe all the main bugs will be resolved, but thats it. But i am looking for a company with great customer care (atleast 16-24 months) .

    • MaxPower
      June 9, 2015

      Well, that’s an aspect that every single Chinese company has to improve

      Hardware wise they can compete with anybody, but speaking of software they are still behind.

      Although something is changing lately, the war of prices has arrived at the end:software and support is the new battle.

      In my opinion Xiaomi and Umi are a step forward.

    • balcobomber25
      June 9, 2015

      I would say Xiaomi, Meizu, Umi, Lenovo, Huawei and Vivo are all ahead. Some of them still need to do some work on their software (Meizu and Huawei) but they have a good starting foundation. Umi is great because of rootjoy, they realize their own ROM was crap. Elephone is supposed to be releasing something similar soon.

    • balcobomber25
      June 9, 2015

      Customer care is one of the worst things about Chinese phones. Most of the smaller brands (Elephone, Umi, iOcean etc) release too many phones each year and can’t keep up with the support for all of them.

      But hope is not lost, several brands have a loyal following in the community with active modders who continue to offer custom ROM’s that fix bugs. Look through XDA to see which brands have a good community that is your best bet. We are at a point now thouh were specs are starting to even out across the board, their is no longer a huge gap between the small companies like Ulefone and the large companies like Xiaomi. Like Max said software support is the next battle we will see and once that evens out customer service will start.

    • NightFelix
      June 9, 2015

      No OPPO? No love for ColorOS anyone?

    • balcobomber25
      June 9, 2015

      Color OS is one of the worst ROM’s I have ever used. Which amazes me that Vivo has a good one given they are sister companies.

    • Guest
      June 9, 2015

      CoolPad ?

    • balcobomber25
      June 9, 2015

      Never used one before so can’t comment.

    • Guest
      June 9, 2015

      Fair enough.

    • Laurence02
      June 9, 2015

      iocean has quite good customer support. They answer within 48 hours.

      Contact service@iocean.cc for general questions, haiyan.xue@iocean.cc for tech questions and jason.wu@iocean.cc for sales questions.

    • Dalibor Pencik
      June 9, 2015

      but in generally i mean phone support..fixing bugs, compile new versions of firmware etc. I got ZTE V5 for one year and they had monthly updates (fixing existing bugs etc)..they managed to fix 90% of the bugs and after one year stop…no support anymore. 🙁

    • Guest
      June 9, 2015

      Are custom roms available for iocean smartphones on XDA ?

    • Guest
      June 9, 2015

      I’m looking forward to the Xiaomi Mi5, that will have plenty of XDA support (if the Mi3/Mi4 is anything to go by).

    • balcobomber25
      June 10, 2015

      You really don’t need XDA with Xiaomi phones. The MIUI forums are very active including with actual developers from Xiaomi there to answer questions and help. Xiaomi is one of the few Chinese companies that gets customer service and support right.

    • balcobomber25
      June 10, 2015

      Not sure I usually use Needrom for ROM’s, I haven’t changed the stock ROM on the X8 because I haven’t really had any issues with it. But looking at Needrom there are quite a bit including MIUI and CM.

      http://www.needrom.com/category/iocean/x8-iocean/

    • Guest
      June 10, 2015

      Ok thanks. Do you have to sign up to use Needrom ?

    • Guest
      June 10, 2015

      Talking about chinese phones haven’t heard many people commenting on the Jiayu S3 in recent times ?

    • Guest
      June 10, 2015

      If you are in China or the far east maybe, not if you are in Europe. Although Xiaomi are bring an online store for accessories here imminently.

    • balcobomber25
      June 10, 2015

      I use the MIUI forums all the time when I was in the US. Any problems I had were answered in hours either by a seasoned Mi user or a company rep.

    • balcobomber25
      June 10, 2015

      Everyone here loves it. It’s not perfect but for under $200 it’s amazing. Had some hands on with it last week actually and It’s the first Jiayu I would actually buy.

    • balcobomber25
      June 10, 2015

      Yes to download ROMs you need to log in.

    • Guest
      June 10, 2015

      Ok thanks.

    • Guest
      June 10, 2015

      Fair enough. Which country or continent are you based in now ?

    • Guest
      June 10, 2015

      Nice, lucky you. You said previously you change phones every 6 months with your company’s $200 budget. What about if you change every 12 months with a $400 budget ?

    • balcobomber25
      June 11, 2015

      That’s actually the way the company does it kind of. They offer everyone either a iPhone or Galaxy (whatever the latest model is) . I don’t like either of those so I convinced them to let me get my own for $400. Originally I would usually get the latest Nexus, but after the Nexus S I wasn’t impressed anymore. That is when I bought my first Chinese phone and I loved it but it was only like $189. So about 4 months to go in the year my boss said if I didn’t use the other $220 I would lose it, so I got a tablet with it. Since then I’ve just been splitting it up every 6 months. Usually give the old one to one of the Thai relatives here who needs a new phone.

    • balcobomber25
      June 11, 2015

      Now I am based in Asia, mostly Thailand. But also travel to Malaysia, Cambodia, Laos, Mynamar and Vietnam. 1 or 2 times a year I am in China and South Korea too.

    • Guest
      June 11, 2015

      Out of those countries only been to Thailand on holiday.

    • Guest
      June 11, 2015

      Ah fair enough, shame you can’t accumulate the money. 6 months is a bit quick, your company must like technology (or the boss at least). Checkout the MLAiS M7 if you have the chance.

    • balcobomber25
      June 11, 2015

      My company works in technology, we work in marketing/advertising for tech companies in Asia. The company is always encouraging us to get the latest tech toys.

    • Guest
      June 11, 2015

      Makes sense I guess. If the iPad Pro materialises, thats one non android I’ll definitely try.

    • balcobomber25
      June 11, 2015

      I am just not a fan of the Iphone ecosystem but I have a Macbook Pro and love it. It is one of the best built laptops I have ever used, but I run Ubuntu 14.04 on it lol.

  8. Thang Cheong Pin
    June 8, 2015

    I’ve been using iOcean X8 since May 2014. It’s still working well for me up to date. The only backset for the X8 is the small battery which unable to last me for a full day. I guess iOcean has finally woke up by placing a bigger battery in this new model. This Z1 looks good to me and hopefully iOcean will price this Z1 right and launch it fast enough before I’ve get myself another new phone.

    • MaxPower
      June 9, 2015

      How’s their software?

    • balcobomber25
      June 9, 2015

      I have been using the X8 for about 4-5 months now as my work phone (replaced the crap Doogee which replaced the excellent Kingzone K1). My work gives me a $200 phone budget every 6 months so I constantly change. Now I am rambling haha.

      The software is barely noticeable which is a good thing. Never have any issues with it other than the stock camera app, which I always replace with Lenovo Super Camer or lately Open Camera. It is excellent build quality and just works. I have never had an issue with this phone and might keep it longer than my 6 month limit.

    • Guest
      June 9, 2015

      Do you have a link to Lenovo Super Camera ?

    • balcobomber25
      June 9, 2015

      I have always used this link on XDA, but it doesn’t work with every device/UI.

      http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2665714

    • Guest
      June 9, 2015

      Excellent thanks 🙂 Do you think it will work with Xiaomi Mi3 ?

    • balcobomber25
      June 9, 2015

      Not entirely sure, I have a Mi4 and I had mixed results using it on that. Some features refused to work no matter what I tried. Ended up using Open Camera instead (not a fan of stock camera apps at all lol).

    • Michael Ogbonnaya
      June 9, 2015

      Hey bomber, do you have the link to the open camera? And comparing it to the Lenovo Super Cam, which is better?

    • balcobomber25
      June 9, 2015

      Open Camera is in the play store. Lenovo is better IMO but like I said it can be hit or miss working on devices. FV-5 is a really good camera software too in the play store but it’s not free.

    • Guest
      June 9, 2015

      Ok thanks. What about the newly updated Google Camera ?

    • Michael Ogbonnaya
      June 9, 2015

      I downloaded the Lenovo Camera from the link you provided. Still thinkering with it.

      Thanks for the info bomber 🙂

    • Thang Cheong Pin
      June 10, 2015

      I haven’t met with any major problem with the software. iOcean has released Kit Kat for the X8 since last year but I didn’t flash it since I’m happy with the stock Jellybean. I’ve loaded the Nokia Z launcher and it was perfect to me. I don’t practice flashing ROM. I’ll just buy and use.

    • MaxPower
      June 10, 2015

      Thanks for sharing your experience

    • balcobomber25
      June 10, 2015

      No problem best of luck!

    • balcobomber25
      June 10, 2015

      I am not a fan of Google Camera myself but others seem to love it.

  9. Guest
    June 8, 2015

    Its floating there in no mans land considering the price/specs ratio (if the resellers price is correct). Which phone competes with this one? I cant come up with one but then again i am new here.

    • MaxPower
      June 9, 2015

      Letv x600

    • Airyl
      June 9, 2015

      There’s the LeTV One Pro. I guess you could also consider the OnePlus One as a competitor since that has a similar price tag.

    • jalebi Singh
      June 9, 2015

      letv one (non pro) cames with very similar specs, but is $240 and offers better consumer support.

    • Guest
      June 9, 2015

      But they don´t use 800Mhz LTE do they ? Or am I mistaken ?

    • PaulBV
      June 9, 2015

      Where have you seen LeTV One at 240 $ on international resellers? I couldn’t find it less than 299 $ :((

    • jalebi Singh
      June 11, 2015

      I’m sorry, i was listing a sale price from oppomart. it went back up to 299.

    • Laurence02
      June 17, 2015

      LeTV offers better customer support?
      I find that kinda’ hard to believe for a China only company that basically serves the domestic market only.

  10. Guest
    June 9, 2015

    How slender is it? Great specs but wonder how support is like.

    • balcobomber25
      June 9, 2015

      I have owned an iOcean for about 5 months now and I have never had any issues with the phone so never dealt with support myself (which is a good thing IMO). But there is a pretty active iOcean community on sites like XDA.

    • Laurence02
      June 9, 2015

      Support is wonderful!
      They answer within 48 hours, I got a free charger when my old wasn’t working and I could buy a screen from then when I crushed my own.

      Contact service@iocean.cc for general questions, haiyan.xue@iocean.cc for tech questions and jason.wu@iocean.cc for sales questions.

      And no, I do not work there.

    • Guest
      June 9, 2015

      Which email do you use to get the free charger ?

    • Laurence02
      June 15, 2015

      Service.

    • Guest
      June 16, 2015

      Thanks. Will keep posted on this Z1 looks amazing.

    • Guest
      June 16, 2015

      Also which one for the new screen (forgot to ask), thanking you kindly ?

    • Laurence02
      June 17, 2015

      Service and then Jason

  11. Channing Moore
    June 9, 2015

    ooh Yeah! Now this is the phone of the year! at least for iocean fans. Look at the exquisite design, powerful cpu, big battery…make Z1 so perfect for man! watch out, the other chinese phone companies lol

  12. csak1user
    June 9, 2015
    • alan4195
      June 9, 2015

      You are preaching to the choir, my friend. I would argue that 2K/QHD displays are worse than a case of diminishing returns. You actually get no positive return at all, and quite a few negative ones. Decreased performance and battery life and smaller on-screen elements, all at a higher than necessary price tag.

      Unfortunately, you and I are in the minority. For most people, 2K/QHD displays are highly desirable. It’s one of those marketing gimmicks that appeals to the “it sounds better so it must be” crowd.

      • csak1user
        June 9, 2015

        This is all marketing. Just like the “Megapixel war” was.
        People doesn’t really need higher resolution displays and higher resolution cameras.
        They need quality displays and quality cameras.

        13 megapixel is enough for everything in a smartphone. A good 13 megapixel.

        Some phone has 13 megapixel camera that is barely reach real 13 megapixel, because the lens’ resolution they use is lower resolution and the noise filtering algorithm blend the picture. Many has uneven color over the image (purple tint in the middle) also because of bad lens. Dynamic range is also a part where the cameras needs to advance.

        Some parts of the smartphones reached the state when people should look over this part’s quality over quantity.

    • June 9, 2015

      Honestly I dont see a need for a 2K display on a smartphone. For a 5.5 inch display, 1080p is already more than enough. If I am on a laptop, thats fine but not on my small smartphone display.

      Yea, they should have used FHD display instead. The phone does look really beautiful and well made but the 2K display might eat into the battery life.

      • balcobomber25
        June 9, 2015

        Couldn’t agree more with you! It’s just a waste of resources to use a 2k screen on such small devices. Personally on anything under 5.5 I prefer 720p.

  13. Emma Swift
    June 9, 2015

    20 mp rear camera and 8 mp front camera? That’s my cake! 😉

    • Muhammad Yasir
      June 9, 2015

      mine too ^_^

      also , i LOVE CAKES !

      P.S : are those cookie sandwiches in your portrait ?

    • balcobomber25
      June 9, 2015

      Cake is delicious!

      But 20mp rear and 8mp front are nothing more than numbers on paper right now. A lot can depend on what sensor and optics they use and if those are true numbers and not interpolated numbers. Just having a 20mp camera won’t guarantee you good photos.

  14. Suskind
    June 9, 2015

    nice phone.

  15. Susana
    June 9, 2015

    Damn it!! Just bought the Rock last month! I love it but, Z1 is from another league!

  16. Muhammad Yasir
    June 9, 2015

    “next ben flagships”
    REALLY?! you guys want an antagonized spider man here 😀 ??

    Jokes apart , this looks like a fantastic offering. Lets see what they do in the pricing area of this beauty ! (shoulda been 4 gb ram or 4/3 gb ram option)

    • June 9, 2015

      Exactly what I was thinking. They should’ve made it a 4GB RAM phone or make two models with 4/3GB RAM.

  17. Marc
    June 9, 2015

    Now, that is a good looking phone + specs, sounds like a great deal. Let’s see the price!

    • Muhammad Yasir
      June 9, 2015

      hehe

  18. Channing Moore
    June 9, 2015

    ooh Yeah! Now this is the phone of the year! at least for iocean fans. Look at the exquisite design, powerful cpu, big battery…make Z1 so perfect for man! watch out, the other chinese phone companies lol

  19. csak1user
    June 9, 2015
    • AJ_74
      June 9, 2015

      You are preaching to the choir, my friend. I would argue that 2K/QHD displays are worse than a case of diminishing returns. You actually get no positive return at all, and quite a few negative ones. Decreased performance and battery life and smaller on-screen elements, all at a higher than necessary price tag.

      Unfortunately, you and I are in the minority. For most people, 2K/QHD displays are highly desirable. It’s one of those marketing gimmicks that appeals to the “it sounds better so it must be” crowd.

    • Michael Ogbonnaya
      June 9, 2015

      Honestly I dont see a need for a 2K display on a smartphone. For a 5.5 inch display, 1080p is already more than enough. If I am on a laptop, thats fine but not on my small smartphone display.

      Yea, they should have used FHD display instead. The phone does look really beautiful and well made but the 2K display might eat into the battery life.

    • balcobomber25
      June 9, 2015

      Couldn’t agree more with you! It’s just a waste of resources to use a 2k screen on such small devices. Personally on anything under 5.5 I prefer 720p.

    • csak1user
      June 9, 2015

      This is all marketing. Just like the “Megapixel war” was.
      People doesn’t really need higher resolution displays and higher resolution cameras.
      They need quality displays and quality cameras.

      13 megapixel is enough for everything in a smartphone. A good 13 megapixel.

      Some phone has 13 megapixel camera that is barely reach real 13 megapixel, because the lens’ resolution they use is lower resolution and the noise filtering algorithm blend the picture. Many has uneven color over the image (purple tint in the middle) also because of bad lens. Dynamic range is also a part where the cameras needs to advance.

      Some parts of the smartphones reached the state when people should look over this part’s quality over quantity.

  20. Emma Swift
    June 9, 2015

    20 mp rear camera and 8 mp front camera? That’s my cake! 😉

    • Guest
      June 9, 2015

      mine too ^_^

      also , i LOVE CAKES !

      P.S : are those cookie sandwiches in your portrait ?

    • balcobomber25
      June 9, 2015

      Cake is delicious!

      But 20mp rear and 8mp front are nothing more than numbers on paper right now. A lot can depend on what sensor and optics they use and if those are true numbers and not interpolated numbers. Just having a 20mp camera won’t guarantee you good photos.

  21. James
    June 9, 2015

    One of the spec sheets that made me really happy. Might buy this – gorgeous design and top-end specs. My kind of phone (hope AnTuTu goes above 55,000 at least)….

    • balcobomber25
      June 9, 2015

      Why do you hope Antutu goes above 55,000? What will that tell you? That it is a higher number than 54,000?

  22. Kieslowski
    June 9, 2015

    nice phone.

  23. Susana
    June 9, 2015

    Damn it!! Just bought the Rock last month! I love it but, Z1 is from another league!

  24. Guest
    June 9, 2015

    “next ben flagships”
    REALLY?! you guys want an antagonized spider man here 😀 ??

    Jokes apart , this looks like a fantastic offering. Lets see what they do in the pricing area of this beauty ! (shoulda been 4 gb ram or 4/3 gb ram option)

    • Michael Ogbonnaya
      June 9, 2015

      Exactly what I was thinking. They should’ve made it a 4GB RAM phone or make two models with 4/3GB RAM.

  25. Marc
    June 9, 2015

    Now, that is a good looking phone + specs, sounds like a great deal. Let’s see the price!

    • Guest
      June 9, 2015

      hehe

  26. Guest
    June 9, 2015

    One of the spec sheets that made me really happy. Might buy this – gorgeous design and top-end specs. My kind of phone (hope AnTuTu goes above 55,000 at least)….

    • balcobomber25
      June 9, 2015

      Why do you hope Antutu goes above 55,000? What will that tell you? That it is a higher number than 54,000?

  27. poison
    June 9, 2015

    ALL these specs means nothing coz there will be no support to the OS. that s MTK problem

    • balcobomber25
      June 9, 2015

      It has nothing to do with MTK, there are Qualcomm phones that have just as bad software support. It has to do with the company who makes the phone. Some MTK phones have very good software support.

  28. Guest
    June 9, 2015

    ALL these specs means nothing coz there will be no support to the OS. that s MTK problem

    • balcobomber25
      June 9, 2015

      It has nothing to do with MTK, there are Qualcomm phones that have just as bad software support. It has to do with the company who makes the phone. Some MTK phones have very good software support.

  29. jitender singh
    June 11, 2015

    ITS HAVING GREAT-AMAZING-TREMENDOUS-MARVELLOUS & EYE-CATCHING LOOKS
    & FEATURES I CAN’T STOP MY HANDS ON IT. BUT DOES IT FITS IN MY BUDGET UPTO 15K OF INDIAN RUPEE. FEW QUERRIES BELO……
    Does it has :
    1. TD & FDD LTE BOTH ?
    2. SD CART SLOT ?
    3. WIFI HOTSPOT
    4. GESTURE CONTROL
    5. OTG SUPPORT
    6. OTA UPDATES & SUPPORT
    7. ROOTING SUPPORT

  30. Thomas
    June 11, 2015

    The GPU is going to be the PowerVR Rogue G6200

  31. jitender singh
    June 11, 2015

    ITS HAVING GREAT-AMAZING-TREMENDOUS-MARVELLOUS & EYE-CATCHING LOOKS
    & FEATURES I CAN’T STOP MY HANDS ON IT. BUT DOES IT FITS IN MY BUDGET UPTO 15K OF INDIAN RUPEE. FEW QUERRIES BELO……
    Does it has :
    1. TD & FDD LTE BOTH ?
    2. SD CART SLOT ?
    3. WIFI HOTSPOT
    4. GESTURE CONTROL
    5. OTG SUPPORT
    6. OTA UPDATES & SUPPORT
    7. ROOTING SUPPORT

  32. Guest
    June 11, 2015

    The GPU is going to be the PowerVR Rogue G6200

  33. jsbless
    June 12, 2015

    first, nice design; then, strong specs; then how about the materials and price?

  34. jsbless
    June 12, 2015

    first, it’s really good-design phone; second, it will has strong specs. then i wander the back cover material

  35. jsbless
    June 12, 2015

    first, it’s really good-design phone; second, it will has strong specs. then i wander the back cover material