ZUK Z2 Pro hands on and unboxing, with video


zuk z2 pro hands on

It’s been a while, but yesterday I finally received our ZUK Z2 Pro Ultimate (yes with 6GB RAM!) to review from shop.gizchina.com.

The ZUK Z2 Pro launched a few weeks back and has been especially difficult to get your hands on due to the wait in acutually getting the phone in the market and the fact that in China the device is selling out fast. Luckily the guys over at shop.gizchina.com managed to get their hands on one of the first lot of phones to go on sale and that’s what I have right here.

zuk z2 pro hands on

This version of the the ZUK Z2 Pro is the all singing and all dancing 6GB RAM, 128GB memory version of the phone with a Snapdragon 820 chipset! That’s one hell of a starting point for a flagship phone but it’s also just the tip.

zuk z2 pro hands on

For their 2nd phone ZUK retained their use of USB Type C and thankfully also kept the 3.5mm headphone jack (located in the base). We also see a return of ZUK’s Utouch physical home button and gesture control navigation system which is similar to what Meizu offers and also has a built-in fingerprint scanner. Speaking of the fingerprint scanner it is super super fast and accurate and does not require a physical press of the button to work.

zuk z2 pro hands on

New for the ZUK Z2 Pro is a 5.2-inch FHD display, this is slightly smaller than the original ZUK Z1 and only slightly larger than the Xiaomi Mi5 which the Z2 Pro hopes to compete against.

zuk z2 pro hands on

On the rear is a new heart rate pulse monitor which an be used with ZUK’s own health app (however the Chinese version needs a Chinese mobile number to create an account) and also in the camera app for selfies with your current heart rate shown in the picture.

zuk z2 pro hands on

The rear of the ZUK Z2 Pro also has a dual LED flash and 13 mega-pixel main camera with OIS and an impressive aperture size of F1.8. The last Chinese phone with this size aperture that I used was the Vivo Xshot. So far the camera has been fast and takes accurate photos, but its in low light and the evening the camera really excels! There is no slow down and images don’t appear noisy.

zuk z2 pro hands on

Other features of the phone include a 3100mAh battery, fast charging, 8 mega-pixel front camera and ZUK’s own ZUI operating system.

As this is the Chinese version of the phone there is only ZUI available at this time, and so far we have heard no plans to launch an international model of the phone with Cyanogen. The good news is that shop.gizchina.com have managed to pre-install Google services on the ZUK Z2 Pro, and with a custom launcher you can have the phone working pretty much how you like it.

ZUK Z2 Pro hands on gallery

Before you go on to watch the hands on video below I’ll quickly mention the design and build. This white version of the ZUK Z2 Pro is the only current available colour option, if I had a choice I would have had the black. The design looks very Samsung inspired to my eyes, and while the build and materials feels good, I have noticed a little wobble in the physical buttons on the right (not as bad as the Xiaomi Mi5 though).

ZUK Z2 Pro unboxing and hands on video

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147 Comments

  1. Ricardo Alonso
    June 3, 2016

    It’s too expensive for chinese brands to make a damn black phone?

    • bojan radovanovic
      June 3, 2016

      And then, question is also: why “white” in China is not real white!?
      Xiaomi’s devices always look somehow dirty, yellow – ish, and this one also doesn’t have nice white color, as f.e. Samsung use.

      • Ricardo Alonso
        June 3, 2016

        That’s true, must be because is a glass panel, that white layer is so thin
        Those dirty chinese guys!

        • Ys Ds
          June 3, 2016

          Frankly, what the hell do u mean by “those dirty Chinese guys”??? So u think u white guys are cleaner or more superior??

          • Ricardo Alonso
            June 3, 2016

            Don’t be such an ass, we are talking about the dirty white phones here, if you can’t read the context go somewhere else

            • balcobomber25
              June 3, 2016

              “Those Dirty Chinese Guys”. The sure does seem like an insult to Chinese people.

            • Ricardo Alonso
              June 3, 2016

              I don’t care, I’m not even a “white” guy so fuck off, I live in a 3rd world country so say that it’s not an insult to me, I’M TALKING ABOUT PHONES

            • balcobomber25
              June 3, 2016

              Then use the word phones next time and not, “guys”. Problem solved.

            • Ricardo Alonso
              June 3, 2016

              I don’t see any problem.

            • balcobomber25
              June 3, 2016

              The problem is your use of the word “guys” to talk about phones. The word guys makes most people think you are talking about people.

            • Wolvie
              June 3, 2016

              Actually the word “….guys” there emphasize the meaning for someone humans not something.

              Better fixed the wording to something else that is more obvious.

              I also curse a lot in this forum because of my frustration cannot get my dreamy smartphone. But racism is really not good, it spread disharmony, hatred , anger toward others with different race, color, language, etc etc.

            • Ricardo Alonso
              June 3, 2016

              Come on racism ! Haha I live in South America, racism is a matter of concern in EUROPE and USA, not here

    • Sere83
      June 3, 2016

      there is a black version just not released yet

      • Ricardo Alonso
        June 3, 2016

        That’s the problem, same happens all the time. Big releases of white models and black ones take a long to get, then resellers have the stock and rise the prices (because is more exclusive), so it took months to have a black one.

        • Sere83
          June 3, 2016

          I don’t rekon it will take too long as its already been seen in the hands of chinese reviewers.

  2. Stiven
    June 3, 2016

    I’m waiting for a full review. so far i’m hooked, and also i want to buy black version.

  3. Subham ghosh
    June 3, 2016

    Among these -> zte nubia z11 mini, mi5 , zuk z2 pro …..which one has better camera in daylight , lowlight, indoor shots ? …..plz reply 🙂 … I will puchase that one only

  4. Elfyanlied
    June 3, 2016

    I want one on black of course and international version but since i am not hurry i would wait for good rom

  5. Reggie
    June 3, 2016

    Andy and hot much punts in antutu? With 6gb ram this phone have above 145k?

    • Luuk
      June 3, 2016

      I saw some post showing 144.xxx for the 6gb version

    • highwind
      June 3, 2016

      Antutu couldnt care less for amount of RAM…

  6. June 3, 2016

    Bloody hate rattling buttons…:/

  7. asciscin
    June 3, 2016

    Could you please do a photo comparison in low light or interior between Mi5 and this zuk z2 pro?
    I am waiting for this since it was released

  8. Bility
    June 3, 2016

    Being that they are offering different ROMs like Flyme, ColorOS and others on the Z2, if they offer ColorOS for this phone it will be my next phone because am tired of waiting for Oppo Find 9. My two years old Oppo Find 7 needs replacing.

  9. Luuk
    June 3, 2016

    I owned a Xshot previously. Is it of the same photo quality since these pictures look a bit pale. I also saw some pics on youtube which were quite blurry.

    • balcobomber25
      June 4, 2016

      Xshot is still one of the best camera phones available, even 2 years later. I recently dusted mine off to see how it compares to my wife’s S7 and my friends G5. Overall I would say the G5 was the best (too bad it’s such an ugly phone) but the Xshot was close behind. Both were much better than the Samsung which tends to oversaturate colors on nearly every picture.

      • Munzir89
        June 21, 2016

        Balco..i want to replace my panasonic dmc-cm1… Which phone has better camera than cm1?camera is the most important thing to me

        • balcobomber25
          June 21, 2016

          I’ll have to do some research as I’m not familiar with that phone.

          • Munzir89
            June 21, 2016

            Hi…hope will got ur opinion..thanks

  10. alan4195
    June 3, 2016

    The Z2 Pro was looking like a sure bet to replace my aging OPO until ZTE revealed the Axon 7. The Axon 7 ticks every box for me and then some. It has my ideal display size at 5.5″ – a QHD AMOLED display at that – front-facing stereo speakers with a built-in amplifier and Dolby Atmos support, a 20MP Samsung Isocell rear camera with f/1.8 aperture, OIS and EIS, phase-detection AF and a sapphire glass outer lens, a rear (my preferred placement) fingerprint sensor that is said to be among the fastest available, along with 4/6GB of RAM, 64/128GB of storage and the now flagship-standard Snapdragon 820 SoC, all powered by a 3,250mAh battery with QC 3.0. It’s also Google Daydream VR-certified (Daydream is going to be a big deal), which means it will be the first QHD phone to justify the higher resolution (and shorter battery life).

    Ironically, the only thing I don’t like about the Axon 7 is the all-metal build. I don’t like the cold, slick feel of all-metal phones, nor their heft, nor their propensity to collect unsightly dents and scratches. I’d have preferred a textured plastic back, much like the (unrivaled) Sandstone on the OPO. However, I know I’m in the minority there and I certainly can’t fault ZTE for trying to please the masses. And as far as all-metal phones go, it’s among the prettiest I’ve seen.

    Of course, specs on paper mean nothing if the phone has a shoddy build and poor software optimization, but the mobile-tech media (as seen in the many hands-on videos out there) seem to unanimously agree that the Axon 7 is everything it’s cracked up to be (with high, sometimes glowing praise for its build-quality, speakers, camera, and software). And at $450 for the 4/64GB version (guessing $500 for the 6/128GB version), which includes stereo earbuds, a USB-C to micro-USB adapter, a clear silicone protective case and a screen protector, it appears the ZTE Axon 7 will be the new, undisputed “Flagship Killer”.

    P.S. no, I don’t work for ZTE. Yes, you should buy the Axon 7.

    • JudikJ7
      June 3, 2016

      For me too, it checks more boxes than other phones from the $350-450 price rance, for the moment. I’m still waiting for reviews and the OP3 before making my choice but clearly the Axon 7 has the leading position in my list.

    • Sere83
      June 3, 2016

      Yeah the thing is though, the camera on the Axon 7 is said to be good but not S7 or G5 level. It also depends on where you are. Here in the UK it will cost close to £400 which is G5 pricing and not far off S7 import pricing. Don’t get me wrong it is probably the best on paper of any china manufacturer this year and surprised me with how nice it looks. I do have reservations about ZTE’s android implementation too. But for me I want something a touch smaller and the Z2 pro is looking very promising indeed and the price is nice too. I also don’t think Oneplus are likely to drop anything exceptional with the 3, I suspect camera will be average and the design is pretty ‘meh’.

      • Ionut Johnny
        July 3, 2016

        What China phone is on par with the s7 camera, maybe zenfone 3 deluxe? With the newest camera?

    • Lazar Prodanovic
      June 4, 2016

      Luckily next wave will again turn back to synthetic nanotubed materials. I don’t like metal either & for many reasons…

      • balcobomber25
        June 4, 2016

        I like metal for the durability but not all metal phones are created equally, some are very cheaply built.

        • Lazar Prodanovic
          June 4, 2016

          Well I like copper for its durability (up to 100 years) & because it’s very flexible but it’s to heavy & to much soft to ever be used for a casing of any kind. Everything else is much worser. On the other hand so called durability, un-flexibility production & recycling cost makes it very unfriendly to environmental along with actual cost for everyone. It also partially blocks RF transmissions.

          Then again new polycarbonate nanotube structured materials are strong enough, flexible enough to replace Kevlar & they are much cheaper also.
          So compared to metal they will be more durable, flexible, cheaper, they will reduce cost & masse (as they will be thinner), they will also be better suitable for large volume production much more ecological friendly & you will have better signal.
          Only thing where they don’t shine is thermal conductivity & thermal resistance (even there are some able to sustain huge temperatures).
          That’s in short for more reed:
          https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_nanotube
          If you want feel free to search for more. I loved to do air flying modeling when I whose younger & did work with lot’s of old carbon fiber materials.

          Best regards.

    • Ionut Johnny
      July 3, 2016

      Is the Axon 7 better than the asus zenfone 3 deluxe?
      I can find the standard version in UK at 359 £, do you know a better price for the both versions?

  11. Mercy
    June 3, 2016

    “I just came back from my bike ride where I crashed?!”
    What happened?

    • MattD
      June 3, 2016

      According to intelligence’s reports, satellite detections and our analysts’ dossiers, apparently, while riding his bike as usual, he crushed.

      No shiet Sherlock!

      • balcobomber25
        June 4, 2016

        Think he means how did the accident happen…..

        • MattD
          June 4, 2016

          I know, i was joking ?

        • Joel Adames
          June 5, 2016

          His wife called him up for dinner while he was doing a wheelie?… then life happened… been there done that.

  12. chez
    June 3, 2016

    Not bad at all, was so set on buying the black version but they are taking forever to release it. Now considering axon 7 or 1+3.. what ever comes first

    Hope they start selling them while the hype is still there

  13. Ricardo A.
    June 3, 2016

    It’s too expensive for chinese brands to make a damn black phone?

    • bojan radovanovic
      June 3, 2016

      And then, question is also: why “white” in China is not real white!?
      Xiaomi’s devices always look somehow dirty, yellow – ish, and this one also doesn’t have nice white color, as f.e. Samsung use.

    • Ricardo A.
      June 3, 2016

      That’s true, must be because is a glass panel, that white layer is so thin
      Those dirty chinese guys!

    • Ricardo A.
      June 3, 2016

      That’s true, must be because is a glass panel, that white layer is so thin
      Those dirty chinese guys!

    • Ys Ds
      June 3, 2016

      Frankly, what the hell do u mean by “those dirty Chinese guys”??? So u think u white guys are cleaner or more superior??

    • Sere83
      June 3, 2016

      there is a black version just not released yet

    • Ricardo A.
      June 3, 2016

      Don’t be such an ass, we are talking about the dirty white phones here, if you can’t read the context go somewhere else

    • Ricardo A.
      June 3, 2016

      That’s the problem, same happens all the time. Big releases of white models and black ones take a long to get, then resellers have the stock and rise the prices (because is more exclusive), so it took months to have a black one.

    • Sere83
      June 3, 2016

      I don’t rekon it will take too long as its already been seen in the hands of chinese reviewers.

    • balcobomber25
      June 3, 2016

      “Those Dirty Chinese Guys”. The sure does seem like an insult to Chinese people.

    • Ricardo A.
      June 3, 2016

      I don’t care, I’m not even a “white” guy so fuck off, I live in a 3rd world country so say that it’s not an insult to me, I’M TALKING ABOUT PHONES

    • Guest
      June 3, 2016

      Actually the word “….guys” there emphasize the meaning for someone humans not something.

      Better fixed the wording to something else that is more obvious.

      I also curse a lot in this forum because of my frustration cannot get my dreamy smartphone. But racism is really not good, it spread disharmony, hatred , anger toward others with different race, color, language, etc etc.

    • balcobomber25
      June 3, 2016

      Then use the word phones next time and not, “guys”. Problem solved.

    • Ricardo A.
      June 3, 2016

      I don’t see any problem.

    • Ricardo A.
      June 3, 2016

      Come on racism ! Haha I live in South America, racism is a matter of concern in EUROPE and USA, not here

    • balcobomber25
      June 4, 2016

      The problem is your use of the word “guys” to talk about phones. The word guys makes most people think you are talking about people.

  14. Stiven
    June 3, 2016

    I’m waiting for a full review. so far i’m hooked, and also i want to buy black version.

  15. Guest
    June 3, 2016

    Among these -> zte nubia z11 mini, mi5 , zuk z2 pro …..which one has better camera in daylight , lowlight, indoor shots ? …..plz reply 🙂 … I will puchase that one only

  16. VMortens
    June 3, 2016

    “… but its in low light and the evening the camera really excels! There is no slow down and images don’t appear noisy. …” – ha! I knew it will deliver. Waiting imatiently to see the samples. Wish the smaller Z2 had the same camera module … Pro one is already slightly too big for my liking.

    • illystor
      June 3, 2016

      You… you literally said to not expect much from it in the camera department.

      But I would echo the desire to see samples. It’d be nice if we could get a quick post with some samples before a full review.

    • balcobomber25
      June 4, 2016

      The difference between holding the two of them in the hand will be minimal. The actual difference in height is only .2 inches between the two.

  17. Guest
    June 3, 2016

    I want one on black of course and international version but since i am not hurry i would wait for good rom

  18. Guest
    June 3, 2016

    Andy and hot much punts in antutu? With 6gb ram this phone have above 145k?

    • Luuk
      June 3, 2016

      I saw some post showing 144.xxx for the 6gb version

    • provokanter Tabellenführer
      June 3, 2016

      Antutu couldnt care less for amount of RAM…

  19. MUG3NHC
    June 3, 2016

    Bloody hate rattling buttons…:/

  20. asciscin
    June 3, 2016

    Could you please do a photo comparison in low light or interior between Mi5 and this zuk z2 pro?
    I am waiting for this since it was released

  21. Bility
    June 3, 2016

    Being that they are offering different ROMs like Flyme, ColorOS and others on the Z2, if they offer ColorOS for this phone it will be my next phone because am tired of waiting for Oppo Find 9. My two years old Oppo Find 7 needs replacing.

  22. Luuk
    June 3, 2016

    I owned a Xshot previously. Is it of the same photo quality since these pictures look a bit pale. I also saw some pics on youtube which were quite blurry.

    • balcobomber25
      June 4, 2016

      Xshot is still one of the best camera phones available, even 2 years later. I recently dusted mine off to see how it compares to my wife’s S7 and my friends G5. Overall I would say the G5 was the best (too bad it’s such an ugly phone) but the Xshot was close behind. Both were much better than the Samsung which tends to oversaturate colors on nearly every picture.

    • Munzir89
      June 21, 2016

      Balco..i want to replace my panasonic dmc-cm1… Which phone has better camera than cm1?camera is the most important thing to me

    • balcobomber25
      June 21, 2016

      I’ll have to do some research as I’m not familiar with that phone.

    • Munzir89
      June 22, 2016

      Hi…hope will got ur opinion..thanks

  23. AJ_74
    June 3, 2016

    The Z2 Pro was looking like a sure bet to replace my aging OPO until ZTE revealed the Axon 7. The Axon 7 ticks every box for me and then some. It has my ideal display size at 5.5″ – a QHD AMOLED display at that – front-facing stereo speakers with a built-in amplifier and Dolby Atmos support, a 20MP Samsung Isocell rear camera with f/1.8 aperture, OIS and EIS, phase-detection AF and a sapphire glass outer lens, a rear (my preferred placement) fingerprint sensor that is said to be among the fastest available, along with 4/6GB of RAM, 64/128GB of storage and the now flagship-standard Snapdragon 820 SoC, all powered by a 3,250mAh battery with QC 3.0. It’s also Google Daydream VR-certified (Daydream is going to be a big deal), which means it will be the first QHD phone to justify the higher resolution (and shorter battery life).

    Ironically, the only thing I don’t like about the Axon 7 is the all-metal build. I don’t like the cold, slick feel of all-metal phones, nor their heft, nor their propensity to collect unsightly dents and scratches. I’d have preferred a textured plastic back, much like the (unrivaled) Sandstone on the OPO. However, I know I’m in the minority there and I certainly can’t fault ZTE for trying to please the masses. And as far as all-metal phones go, it’s among the prettiest I’ve seen.

    Of course, specs on paper mean nothing if the phone has a shoddy build and poor software optimization, but the mobile-tech media (as seen in the many hands-on videos out there) seem to unanimously agree that the Axon 7 is everything it’s cracked up to be, with high and sometimes glowing praise for its build-quality, speakers, camera, and software in particular. And at $450 for the 4/64GB version (guessing $500 for the 6/128GB version), which includes stereo earbuds, a USB-C to micro-USB adapter, a clear silicone protective case and a screen protector, it appears the ZTE Axon 7 will be the new, undisputed “Flagship Killer”.

    P.S. no, I don’t work for ZTE. Yes, you should buy the Axon 7.

    • JudikJ7
      June 3, 2016

      For me too, it checks more boxes than other phones from the $350-450 price rance, for the moment. I’m still waiting for reviews and the OP3 before making my choice but clearly the Axon 7 has the leading position in my list.

    • Sere83
      June 3, 2016

      Yeah the thing is though, the camera on the Axon 7 is said to be good but not S7 or G5 level. It also depends on where you are. Here in the UK it will cost close to £400 which is G5 pricing and not far off S7 import pricing. For US customers its a much better deal. Don’t get me wrong it is probably the best on paper of any china manufacturer this year and surprised me with how nice it looks. I do have reservations about ZTE’s android implementation though, but seems improved. For me though I want something a touch smaller and the Z2 pro is looking very promising indeed and the price is nice too. I also don’t think Oneplus are likely to drop anything exceptional with the 3, I suspect camera will be average and the design is pretty ‘meh’.

    • Lazar Prodanovic
      June 4, 2016

      Luckily next wave will again turn back to synthetic nanotubed materials. I don’t like metal either & for many reasons…

    • balcobomber25
      June 4, 2016

      I like metal for the durability but not all metal phones are created equally, some are very cheaply built.

    • Lazar Prodanovic
      June 4, 2016

      Well I like copper for its durability (up to 100 years) & because it’s very flexible but it’s to heavy & to much soft to ever be used for a casing of any kind. Everything else is much worser. On the other hand so called durability, un-flexibility production & recycling cost makes it very unfriendly to environmental along with actual cost for everyone. It also partially blocks RF transmissions.

      Then again new polycarbonate nanotube structured materials are strong enough, flexible enough to replace Kevlar & they are much cheaper also.
      So compared to metal they will be more durable, flexible, cheaper, they will reduce cost & masse (as they will be thinner), they will also be better suitable for large volume production much more ecological friendly & you will have better signal.
      Only thing where they don’t shine is thermal conductivity & thermal resistance (even there are some able to sustain huge temperatures).
      That’s in short for more reed:
      https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_nanotube
      If you want feel free to search for more. I loved to do air flying modeling when I whose younger & did work with lot’s of old carbon fiber materials.

      Best regards.

    • Ionut Johnny
      July 3, 2016

      Is the Axon 7 better than the asus zenfone 3 deluxe?
      I can find the standard version in UK at 359 £, do you know a better price for the both versions?

    • Ionut Johnny
      July 3, 2016

      What China phone is on par with the s7 camera, maybe zenfone 3 deluxe? With the newest camera?

  24. Guest
    June 3, 2016

    “I just came back from my bike ride where I crashed?!”
    What happened?

    • MattD
      June 3, 2016

      According to intelligence’s reports, satellite detections and our analysts’ dossiers, apparently, while riding his bike as usual, he crushed.

      No shiet Sherlock!

    • balcobomber25
      June 4, 2016

      Think he means how did the accident happen…..

    • MattD
      June 4, 2016

      I know, i was joking 😜

    • Joel Adames
      June 5, 2016

      His wife called him up for dinner while he was doing a wheelie😂… then life happened… been there done that.

  25. xi7
    June 3, 2016

    mi5 ceramic > op3 > axon 7 > zuk

    my best phone today, microsoft 950 xl and blackberry priv. 🙂

    optics lens carl zeiss and Schneider-Kreuznach, after lumia 1020 satisfied

    • balcobomber25
      June 4, 2016

      Is this Your list of phones ranked from ugliest to best?

      • xi7
        June 4, 2016

        where walk your list ? awaiting you tremor boy

        • balcobomber25
          June 4, 2016

          My best phones available right now?

          Huawei P9
          Huawei Mate 8
          LG G5
          Zuk Z2 Pro
          OnePlus 3

          • xi7
            June 4, 2016

            huawei p9 , get 4h of video load… Leica camera It not presents good in several aspects.
            https://youtu.be/iyf3Zcu1voc
            **you need help with your choices, definitely.
            and lg g5 is not ugly ? X_x

            • balcobomber25
              June 4, 2016

              The last thing anyone needs its your help, except those who need terrible pictures of cockroaches.

  26. highwind
    June 3, 2016

    glossy white finish and physical home button… Looks like a cheapish Samsung / iPhone clone from about 4 years ago – could very well compete with Mi5 on that matter!

    • Sere83
      June 3, 2016

      nah man nothing looks as shit as the mi5, it is a horrendous eyesore. The black of the Z2 pro looks good, not so much a fan of the white. Also you can unlock this using f print without turning the display on first. Home button should have been rounder like meizu though i’ll agree shapes a bit like galaxy S2.

    • balcobomber25
      June 4, 2016

      I never agree with Sere83 but I have to here. The Mi5 is one of the worst designs in recent memory. This is generic but overall nowhere near as bad as that one.

  27. GamerXyz
    June 3, 2016

    Not bad at all, was so set on buying the black version but they are taking forever to release it. Now considering axon 7 or 1+3.. what ever comes first

    Hope they start selling them while the hype is still there

  28. Assefa Hanson
    June 3, 2016

    designwise not my cup of tea

  29. VMortens
    June 3, 2016

    “… but its in low light and the evening the camera really excels! There is no slow down and images don’t appear noisy. …” – ha! I knew it will deliver. Waiting imatiently to see the samples. Wish the smaller Z2 had the same camera module … Pro one is already slightly too big for my liking.

    • illystor
      June 3, 2016

      I would echo the desire to see samples. It’d be nice if we could get a quick post with some samples before a full review.

      China Mobile had some samples uploaded that looked quite decent, if not stellar, but I’d like to see a few more before I take the plunge.

    • balcobomber25
      June 4, 2016

      The difference between holding the two of them in the hand will be minimal. The actual difference in height is only .2 inches between the two.

  30. balcobomber25
    June 3, 2016

    Normally I hate white phones but I like this one a lot.

  31. Rashad Hussain
    June 3, 2016

    If only it was a 5.5″ screen I’d be interested

  32. xi7
    June 3, 2016

    mi5 ceramic > op3 > axon 7 > zuk

    my best phone today, microsoft 950 xl and blackberry priv. 🙂

    optics carl zeiss and Schneider-Kreuznach, satisfied after lumia 1020

    • balcobomber25
      June 4, 2016

      Is this Your list of phones ranked from ugliest to best?

    • xi7
      June 4, 2016

      where walk your list ? awaiting you tremor boy

    • balcobomber25
      June 4, 2016

      My best phones available right now?

      Huawei P9
      Huawei Mate 8
      LG G5
      Zuk Z2 Pro
      OnePlus 3

    • xi7
      June 4, 2016

      huawei p9 , get 4h of video load… Leica camera It not presents good in several aspects.

    • xi7
      June 4, 2016

      **you need help with your choices, definitely.
      and lg g5 is not ugly ? X_x

    • balcobomber25
      June 4, 2016

      The last thing anyone needs its your help, except those who need terrible pictures of cockroaches.

  33. provokanter Tabellenführer
    June 3, 2016

    glossy white finish and physical home button… Looks like a cheapish Samsung / iPhone clone from about 4 years ago – could very well compete with Mi5 on that matter!

    • Sere83
      June 3, 2016

      nah man nothing looks as shit as the mi5, it is a horrendous eyesore. The black of the Z2 pro looks good, not so much a fan of the white. Also you can unlock this using f print without turning the display on first. Home button should have been rounder like meizu though i’ll agree shapes a bit shit like galaxy S2.

    • balcobomber25
      June 4, 2016

      I never agree with Sere83 but I have to here. The Mi5 is one of the worst designs in recent memory. This is generic but overall nowhere near as bad as that one.

  34. ozkn_s
    June 3, 2016

    Hi,I have a question to you
    Basis camera fruit orange color
    Zuk2 camera fruit yellow color

    Which one is real ?
    Thanks

  35. Assefa Hanson
    June 3, 2016

    designwise not my cup of tea

  36. yalok
    June 3, 2016

    I like that it’s 5.2″.
    The white plastic sticking out all around in the back doesn’t look nice though.
    Also, please, cyanogen for me 🙂

  37. balcobomber25
    June 3, 2016

    Normally I hate white phones but I like this one a lot.

  38. Rashad Hussain
    June 3, 2016

    If only it was a 5.5″ screen I’d be interested

  39. ozkn_s
    June 3, 2016

    Hi,I have a question
    Showing videos
    The main camera on the color orange fruit
    Zuk z2 camera on the color yellow fruit
    Have you noticed this situation?
    Yellow or orange color fruit?
    which one is real?
    Thanks

  40. ozkn_s
    June 3, 2016

    Hi,I have a question to you
    Basis camera fruit orange color
    Zuk2 camera fruit yellow color

    Which one is real ?
    Thanks

  41. yalok
    June 3, 2016

    I like that it’s 5.2″.
    The white plastic sticking out all around in the back doesn’t look nice though.
    Also, please, cyanogen for me 🙂

  42. ozkn_s
    June 3, 2016

    Hi,I have a question
    Showing videos
    The main camera on the color orange fruit
    Zuk z2 camera on the color yellow fruit
    Have you noticed this situation?
    Yellow or orange color fruit?
    which one is real?
    Thanks

  43. Roberto Tomás
    June 4, 2016

    this phone deserves something like the exact opposite of the moniker/phrase “like lipstick on a pig”. IT has got to be the most unassuming, pedestrian looking thing .. even in the value/mid-tier range it would not be up to par.

    • balcobomber25
      June 5, 2016

      I disagree, it looks incredibly elegant without being overly flashy. I think it’s one of the best looking flagships available today jusy because of how simple it is.

  44. Roberto Tomás
    June 4, 2016

    this phone deserves something like the exact opposite of the moniker/phrase “like lipstick on a pig”. It has got to be the most unassuming, pedestrian looking thing .. even in the value/mid-tier range it would not be up to par. on the other hand, it has some of the highest specs in the field right now.

    • balcobomber25
      June 5, 2016

      I disagree, it looks incredibly elegant without being overly flashy. I think it’s one of the best looking flagships available today jusy because of how simple it is.

  45. Joel Adames
    June 5, 2016

    Very interested in it but won’t make it to my list due to small screen. I’ll wait for a bigger screen approach. And a 2K at that.

    • Alexey
      June 6, 2016

      I’m glad what many manufacturers makes 5,2” displays on their smartphones now. 5” for me little small, 5,5” – too big.

  46. Phuturist
    June 5, 2016

    Does it have a notification led?

    • Luuk
      June 6, 2016

      I really hope so. official site of ZUK answered quite a few of questions. But now they just write down to wait for the specs to be updated on the website.. so we just wait I guess.

  47. Joel Adames
    June 5, 2016

    Very interested in it but won’t make it to my list due to small screen. I’ll wait for a bigger screen approach. And a 2K at that.

    • Alexey
      June 6, 2016

      I’m glad what many manufacturers makes 5,2” displays on their smartphones now. 5” for me little small, 5,5” – too big.

  48. Phuturist
    June 5, 2016

    Does it have a notification led?

  49. Luuk
    June 7, 2016

    New from ZUK.cc :
    Lenovo ZUK Mobile: Thank you for your mail. The sale of Z2 Pro will begin from July, we will release on our website soon.

    So i guess we need to wait a bit more.. darn, might go for a xiaomi mi5, … ..need a new phone asap. any advice for a max 5.2 inch phone with a nice camera? decent hardware as well.

    • balcobomber25
      June 27, 2016

      Huawei P9.

  50. Luuk
    June 7, 2016

    New from ZUK.cc :
    Lenovo ZUK Mobile: Thank you for your mail. The sale of Z2 Pro will begin from July, we will release on our website soon.

    So i guess we need to wait a bit more.. darn, might go for a xiaomi mi5, … ..need a new phone asap. any advice for a max 5.2 inch phone with a nice camera? decent hardware as well.

    • balcobomber25
      June 27, 2016

      Huawei P9.

  51. Mani
    July 8, 2016

    i like this phone but when i compare with maya then i decide to buy Maya because my budget is not high, this is amazing phone that comes with decent specs and according to Bluboo, brings high-quality Sony IMX sensor camera and price only at $69.99

  52. July 12, 2016

    Really slick phone. Photos look great, as compared to my current phone, embarrassed to tell. Phone is a little pricey, but that expected with newer version.

  53. Octavia B
    July 12, 2016

    Really slick phone. Photos look great, as compared to my current phone, embarrassed to tell. Phone is a little pricey, but that expected with newer version.