ZUK Z1 unboxing photos plus Antutu benchmarks


zuk z1 hands on photos

Lenovo’s latest investment, ZUK, launched their first smartphone today. Already Chinese media have shared their hands on photos of the ZUK Z1 along with Antutu benchmarks.

The ZUK Z1 launched today with a RRP of just 1799 Yuan for the Chinese Mainland. The Chinese version of the phone was surprisingly announced with the aging quad-core Snapdragon 801 chipset running at 2.5Ghz, 3GB RAM and 5.5-inch FHD display.

Party trick specifications include a finger print scanner below the display with integrated gesture controls, 64GB internal memory as standard and USB Type C 3.0. What is also interesting is that the Z1 ships with a pair of USB Type C earphones with adjustable noise cancellation and also packs a 3.5mm headphone jack too. With two audio output options it means that two people can share music or listen to a movie via the phone with no need for a splitter cable.

A 4100mAh battery has fast charging and ZUK have designed the charger in such away that it protects the battery while charging to extend battery life.

 

As standard the ZUK Z1 comes in white with glossy rear panel. The back can be removed (although the battery cannot) and options wood panels will be available for the new phone after launch through the official ZUK store.

zuk z1 hands on photos

In addition to the hands on photos, ZUK also posted a screenshot of an Antutu benchmark score obtained on the Z1. A score of 47,463 points is very impressive for a phone running last years quad-core processor and 3GB RAM. In comparison I ran Antutu on the OnePlus 2 today and (octacore Snapdragon 810 and 4GB RAM) and managed a score of 52,589, so the old SoC isn’t too far behind the new breed.

zuk z1 antutu

The ZUK Z1 is already on sale in China for 1799 Yuan for the standard 64GB version, an International model will be released before the end of the month and will go on sale through the official ZUK international store.

[ Anzhou ]
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57 Comments

  1. gvdb
    August 11, 2015

    Well, that’s actually not bad

  2. Alaa
    August 11, 2015

    Why someone should pay extra $120 when same performance can be achieved with K3 note,
    did lenovo change the processor of K3 Note, placed bigger battery, USB type C and call the phone Zuk Z1 for extra $120?

    • Muhammad Yasir
      August 11, 2015

      i literally have no idea and as a cheap phone advocate , i fully endorse this comment of yours !
      we need MOAR sub $180 phones to step up and give these over priced HULKS a real challenge !

      • Dante
        August 12, 2015

        Lol i wouldnt call this overpriced

        • Muhammad Yasir
          August 12, 2015

          32 bit selling for $300 ?!
          yeah … i think its a killer bargain now :p

          • Dante
            August 13, 2015

            Lol look at the build hifi features etc. Mi note Retails for about 400 bucks lol

            • Muhammad Yasir
              August 13, 2015

              well … the mods already say the mi note … despite everything , is a bit over priced

  3. Andrew P
    August 11, 2015

    The bezels look way too bulky for 5.5 inch phone, and the back with default option looks too cheap. Even Elephone has better looking phones.

    • Muhammad Yasir
      August 11, 2015

      you know you have screwed up AF when people say Elephone has better phones :p

    • Michael
      August 11, 2015

      Elephone is the worst China phone maker. Those guys lack vision. Too many crap in the market.

  4. fido futte
    August 11, 2015

    Yestodays news with 32bit SoC already before launch ??

    • Muhammad Yasir
      August 11, 2015

      i believe 801 is 64 bit …

      • fido futte
        August 11, 2015

        Nope- 801=Armv7 = 32bit Cortex A7 but at high clock

        • Muhammad Yasir
          August 11, 2015

          wow THIS SUCKS !

          • RRRobert
            August 11, 2015

            Well, I don’t agree with you. There’s hardly any advantage of 64 bit vs. 32 bit processing when running Android 4.x or 5.x OS. And further more, the Snapdragon 801 has proven to be a reliable, solid and strong performing SoC, unlike its successor 810 (maybe version 2.1 excluded).

            • Muhammad Yasir
              August 11, 2015

              all right man … thats your take …
              but i bet you wouldnt even think about splashing $300 on this !

            • RRRobert
              August 12, 2015

              I wouldn’t spend $ 300 on any 5,5″ phone, for that matter. I am eagerly looking for a flagship phone in the 4,7″-5,0″ category 😉

            • Same! Seems like the Huawei Nexus 6 is our only option. I own a Oneplus One and am tired of this 5.5 phone craze.

            • Muhammad Yasir
              August 12, 2015

              right … u sure u dont wanna play games on ur cell ?

        • wackenroader
          August 11, 2015

          801=Armv7 = 32bit Krait 400 (Based in Cortex-A15). Right?

  5. George
    August 11, 2015

    I like the overall disign except the chin and the redneck home button,this is totally worth 200$ in september or so

  6. njren
    August 11, 2015

    Hey, it’s the Lenovo MX5.

  7. gvdb
    August 11, 2015

    Well, that’s actually not bad

  8. Guest
    August 11, 2015

    Why someone should pay extra $120 when same performance can be achieved with K3 note,
    did lenovo change the processor of K3 Note, placed bigger battery, USB type C and call the phone Zuk Z1 for extra $120?

    • Guest
      August 11, 2015

      i literally have no idea and as a cheap phone advocate , i fully endorse this comment of yours !
      we need MOAR sub $180 phones to step up and give these over priced HULKS a real challenge !

    • Dante
      August 12, 2015

      Lol i wouldnt call this overpriced

    • Guest
      August 12, 2015

      32 bit selling for $300 ?!
      yeah … i think its a killer bargain now :p

    • Guest
      August 12, 2015

      32 bit selling for $300 ?!
      yeah … i think its a killer bargain now :p

    • Dante
      August 13, 2015

      Lol look at the build hifi features etc. Mi note Retails for about 400 bucks lol

    • Guest
      August 13, 2015

      well … the mods already say the mi note … despite everything , is a bit over priced

  9. Andrew P
    August 11, 2015

    The bezels look way too bulky for 5.5 inch phone, and the back with default option looks too cheap. Even Elephone has better looking phones.

    • Guest
      August 11, 2015

      you know you have screwed up AF when people say Elephone has better phones :p

    • Young
      August 11, 2015

      Elephone is the worst China phone maker. Those guys lack vision. Too many crap in the market.

  10. fido futte
    August 11, 2015

    Yestodays news with 32bit SoC already before launch ??

    • Guest
      August 11, 2015

      i believe 801 is 64 bit …

    • fido futte
      August 11, 2015

      Nope- 801=Armv7 = 32bit Cortex A7 but at high clock

    • Guest
      August 11, 2015

      wow THIS SUCKS !

    • RRRobert
      August 11, 2015

      Well, I don’t agree with you. There’s hardly any advantage of 64 bit vs. 32 bit processing when running Android 4.x or 5.x OS. And further more, the Snapdragon 801 has proven to be a reliable, solid and strong performing SoC, unlike its successor 810 (maybe version 2.1 excluded).

    • Guest
      August 11, 2015

      all right man … thats your take …
      but i bet you wouldnt even think about splashing $300 on this !

    • wackenroader
      August 12, 2015

      801=Armv7 = 32bit Krait 400 (Based in Cortex-A15). Right?

    • RRRobert
      August 12, 2015

      I wouldn’t spend $ 300 on any 5,5″ phone, for that matter. I am eagerly looking for a flagship phone in the 4,7″-5,0″ category 😉

    • K I N G B L A Z E 💳
      August 12, 2015

      Same! Seems like the Huawei Nexus 6 is our only option. I own a Oneplus One and am tired of this 5.5 phone craze.

    • Guest
      August 12, 2015

      right … u sure u dont wanna play games on ur cell ?

  11. George
    August 11, 2015

    I like the overall disign except the chin and the redneck home button,this is totally worth 200$ in september or so

  12. Guest
    August 11, 2015

    Hey, it’s the Lenovo MX5.

  13. August 11, 2015

    Not bad. Battery is a plus, whilr other specs you could find in a cheaper iuni u3 or OPO

  14. Chickens
    August 11, 2015

    Where’s the guy who like flagships over 60,000 in Antutu?

  15. Ryanze
    August 11, 2015

    Not bad. Battery is a plus, whilr other specs you could find in a cheaper iuni u3 or OPO

  16. Chickens
    August 12, 2015

    Where’s the guy who like flagships over 60,000 in Antutu?

  17. Lawrence
    August 12, 2015

    Hi Andi, When will you posting a full review?

  18. Galdy
    August 12, 2015

    No 2.5D glass, isn’t it?

  19. Lawrence
    August 12, 2015

    Hi Andi, When will you posting a full review?

  20. Guest
    August 12, 2015

    No 2.5D glass, isn’t it?

  21. Mobile_Dom
    August 12, 2015

    so is it SB3.1 or USB 2.0? in this post it says 3.1 on the previous post about the leaked slides it clearly said USB2.0 , im very confused

  22. Mobile_Dom
    August 12, 2015

    so is it SB3.1 or USB 2.0? in this post it says 3.1 on the previous post about the leaked slides it clearly said USB2.0 , im very confused

  23. Hoekynl
    August 13, 2015

    Damn.. People this is an amazing phone ._.
    It looks good, has perfect bezels (yes, I like a bit of bezel but not elephone bezel). Big battery, good screen. Damn if i haven’t bought my Huawei P8 I would have bought this.

  24. Hoekynl
    August 13, 2015

    Damn.. People this is an amazing phone ._.
    It looks good, has perfect bezels (yes, I like a bit of bezel but not elephone bezel). Big battery, good screen. Damn if i haven’t bought my Huawei P8 I would have bought this.