A weekend with the ZUK Z2 Pro


zuk z2 pro hands on

Last week I received a ZUK Z2 Pro, which meant I could use it during my short trip to the Scottish Highlands. See what I think of this flagship killer after a few days of use.

The ZUK Z2 Pro has been a phone that has excited a lot of folks in the Chinese smartphone community. Not only is this the 2nd flagship phone from the Lenovo backed start-up, but it is also one of the few phones that has shipped with a Snapdragon 820 and huge 6GB RAM!!

It’s not only the processing package that draws peoples attention though! Internal memory is 128GB, there is a 13 mega-pixel F1.8 camera with OIS, slow motion video of up to 960fps, fingerprint scanner, 8 mega-pixel front camera, USB Type C, and a built-in heart rate monitor!

So it has the hardware, but how does it live up to the hype after a few days of use?

Living with the ZUK Z2 Pro

zuk z2 pro hands on

I’m just going to break this down in to main points that I have come across while using the phone, but to start off there really are no major issues I have with the phone, just a few (minor) niggles.

If you watched my hands on video with the ZUK Z2 Pro then you have seen me set up the finger print scanner and mention that you don’t need to physically press the button to wake and unlock your phone. In fact I very rarely ever have to press the button and I wonder if ZUK couldn’t have just gone without it. Double tapping the button pressing the button will bring up the task manager to clear running apps, but this thing has 6GB RAM so I never feel the need, plus surely a double tap would have been just as simple?

Also during my video will have seen me use the camera on the phone and not be too impressed with the colour of HDR photos, I’m still not impressed with HDR (it doesn’t seem to make any difference) but the regular camera mode is fast and takes good photos. Also, swiping from left to right brings up filters, one being a ‘Vivid’ filter this does a good job or brightening up images.

The camera is fast and takes good photos, but there are cameras with better daylight performance than the ZUK Z2 Pro, low light performance though is above my expectations and better than most other current flagships.

Another observation is that the Z2 Pro does not have a burst mode for taking photos. This would have been great at the downhill racing event I was at (where the Xiaomi Mi5’s speed proved invaluable). Instead of a burst mode the Z2 Pro will take a ‘live photo’ or short video if you hold down on the shutter button.

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zuk z2 pro panoramic

While were are on the rear camera did you know that you can set the camera to record slow motion at 120fps, 240fps or 960fps, and video quality of up to 4K? This is seriously fun to play around with (check out the slow mo video samples below).

The front 8 mega-pixel camera takes nice shots, but its odd that in its default setting beauty mode cannot be deactivated (or adjusted). Another interesting front camera feature is one that has you take your pulse using the heart rate monitor and then snap a photo when the reading is complete. This gives you a selfie with small heart and your BPM. I’m not sure what the function of this is, flirting perhaps???

zuk z2 pro front camera sample

While traveling through Scotland I had to use my GPS a lot and was instantly impressed by the initial lock on speed and the accuracy of the GPS while navigating. I am also impressed by the browsing speed even over patchy LTE.

At this point I’ve not tried the audio, although I can comment that the external speaker is loud and clear through my use with Google Maps.

Battery life is a concern many people have had considering the ZUK Z2 Pro has a smaller battery than the Z2 yet a larger screen and more RAM. In my time with the phone I’ve not seen battery life deteriorate quickly, and am getting around 2 days of use from the phone which is fine by me.

In addition to the heart rate monitor I have managed to log in to the U Health app using my QQ number, where it can automatically count your steps and will allow you to manually add other sport activities and durations too. It would be good to see some Google Fit integration here, but perhaps this is something that we will see in the international ZUI ROM.

All in all I’ve been pretty impressed with the ZUK Z2 Pro, there are no major headaches, even Google services and apps are running without an issue on this Chinese version of the phone.

I’ll have a full review up sometime next week after I have uploaded the Xiaomi Max review. If you have any questions please let me know in the comments below.

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143 Comments

  1. korpuskel
    June 8, 2016

    Is the second video sample really 960fps? Looks too fast for me – also I don’t think it is possible to record 960fps at 720p (which this video seems to have).

  2. Rob
    June 8, 2016

    What about battery life? How much SoT have you been getting with your usage?

  3. Flavi
    June 8, 2016

    Upon zooming in on the pictures, it appears that they have also applied some sharpening which creates that “water-color effect” to minimize noise and some ugly artifacts, but this is to a nice effect and not something that is noticeable unless you actually zoom in. Good lowlight shots!

  4. HBK
    June 8, 2016

    960FPS at what resolution? 4k?

  5. loller
    June 8, 2016

    It is not 960FPS and not even 240FPS. I think it is 120FPS on both videos.
    Please upload full size photos taken at real dark conditions.

    • Rob
      June 8, 2016

      I thought exactly the same thing, no chance that’s 960fps.

    • June 8, 2016

      Yup, didn’t notice until I uploaded the video. On the phone it is recorded and plays at 960fps but once off the phone and uploaded it doesn’t. Will need to look into this.

      • Nam Dang
        June 10, 2016

        @Andi Sykes
        I think it is not recorded in 960fps, but only playback mode allows it.
        In the past we had Mediatek promoting their 480fps super slow-mo PLAYBACK, but many forgot it is only playback on the smartphone, not recorded.

  6. xi7
    June 8, 2016

    max 96fps @ 720p

  7. Krzysztof Falba
    June 8, 2016

    You said that’ve seen better pictures. Which phone makes better?

    • balcobomber25
      June 8, 2016

      From my experience and judging just based on his comments/photos. I would give the edge to the LG G5, Galaxy S7, Huawei P9 and Nexus 6P.

      • Krzysztof Falba
        June 9, 2016

        I dont wanna any of this. Maybe P9.

      • Sere83
        June 9, 2016

        Mate at work got Nexus P it is good, but video super shakey and shutter not the fastest, not really a fan of stock google camera app either its pretty basic. Good in low light though. Tbh the Z2 pro is looking like one of the best i’ve seen from the domestic Chinese manufacturers so far camera wise, although be interested to see how it compares to the Axon 7.

        • balcobomber25
          June 9, 2016

          We still need a comprehensive review of the Z2 Pro before judging it either way. I find most stock camera apps (especially Google Camera) aren’t that great and usually bring down the potential of the camera. I often switch it out with Open Camera, Lenovo Super Camera or FV5.

    • June 9, 2016

      I prefer the Xiaomi Mi5 for the camera. The Nubia Z11 Mini takes better photos too.

      • Krzysztof Falba
        June 9, 2016

        Really? What a shame, i really want tp buy this phone… :/

  8. balcobomber25
    June 8, 2016

    Overall sounds like a great phone for the price.

  9. June 8, 2016

    You say that Google Services runs well on the Zuk 2 Pro on the Chinese version. But are their Chinese apps and Chinese notifications popping up? This was one thing I didn’t like about the Meizu Pro 5 but which are totally absent on the Xiaomi Mi5 that I have at the moment – no Chinese apps or notifications.

    • MaxPower
      June 8, 2016

      No Chinese app popping on MI5?
      Wow, i wonder if you have some reseller Rom because every single Xiaomi phone I’ve had I had deal with stupid apps popping out (music, remote control) and I also get messages in the middle of the night.

      • balcobomber25
        June 8, 2016

        Yea that sounds very very suspect. I have never used a Xiaomi phone without this, heck I haven’t used too many Chinese phones without it.

        Meizu is the worst, I get 3-5 a day at all times. But a few days and I retire this phone…

        • MaxPower
          June 8, 2016

          Which phone are you going to get next?

          • balcobomber25
            June 8, 2016

            I got a Nextbit Robin. I’ve always been very intrigued by it. And the screen on my MX5 is cracked pretty badly, I am actually missing the top corner where the front camera is and the fingerprint scanner/back button stopped working. A few too many drops onto concrete will do that. The Robin will be summer phone until the new Gionee phones come to Blu! The S8 is really the phone I have wanted all along since using it at MWC.

            • MaxPower
              June 8, 2016

              The Robin? I would have never guessed.

              How did you come out with that decision? I’ve never been tempted by that phone honestly.

            • balcobomber25
              June 8, 2016

              I love the design of it. Plus I got it from a friend for a really good deal. He bought one and won one in a contest so he had an extra unopened one. I am currently in India though on business so I won’t be getting it for awhile.

            • Manish
              June 9, 2016

              Welcome to India, balco… any plans to be in Kolkata?

            • balcobomber25
              June 9, 2016

              I am not sure yet. I am currently doing contract work throughout Asia, if there is a contract there I would take it. I;ve been there a few times and loved that city. My favorite Indian city is still Mumbai though.

            • G'n'T
              June 9, 2016

              Balco have Blu announced what model the Gionee S8 will be. I saw it as an AllView first and it looks amazing but the price point is too high for me, so hopefully Blu will make it more affordable. That handset looks amazing and fits all my requirements including front facing finger print scanner which are becoming harder to find in a decent Android handset.

            • balcobomber25
              June 9, 2016

              No I have a few contacts that work for Blu and they said it is coming to them but they don’t have a time frame, they said most likely September-January. Most likely it will be the Vivo 6 but with Blu you never know as their names are all over the place at times.

            • Nam Dang
              June 10, 2016

              Lol balco.
              Currently we have same phone with cracked display haha (mine is down 1/10 of smartphone).
              Actually I really consider buying the Xiaomi Mi5.
              Apart from homebutton there is no real downside (low light camera performance is on par with similar price ranged phones IMHO).
              Beta the LG G4 is pretty cheap now, no fingerprint scanner and SD808 should be no problem to you.

            • balcobomber25
              June 10, 2016

              Yea I dropped my Mx5 dozens of times (I don’t use cases) and normally it was fine but two days in a row I dropped it and both times it cracked the display. The entire top portion is completely missing now, I am just hoping it makes it through my current business trip. I get my Robin next week.

              I like LG phones overall they usually have very good performance and great cameras but I could never buy a G4. It is one of the ugliest phones I have ever seen. I will end up with a second phone besides the Robin, it will either be the OP3, Zuk Z2 Pro or Nexus 6P.

        • Allanitomwesh
          June 9, 2016

          Lenovo’s ROM doesn’t do any Chinese notifications if set to English.

        • Karly Johnston
          June 9, 2016

          Then every Xiaomi phone you have ever used has been on the reseller ROM. The Chinese ROMs don’t do that.

          • balcobomber25
            June 9, 2016

            All of my Xiaomi phones were either bought directly from Xiaomi or flashed with a ROM directly from Xiaomi.

      • June 9, 2016

        I don’t have this on my Mi5

      • June 9, 2016

        I got mine from GizChina shop. No Chinese apps or notifications. The installed apps are all in English.

      • June 9, 2016

        I got my Mi5 from GizChina shop, no Chinese apps or notifications – all installed apps are in English.

        • MaxPower
          June 9, 2016

          Do you mind checking what ROM version you’re using?

          • June 9, 2016

            It just says MIUI by xiaomi.eu 7.2.13.0 — the eu reference suggests that it was designed for use in Europe, perhaps, don’t know.

    • June 9, 2016

      Nope, nothing. Its actually very clean.

  10. korpuskel
    June 8, 2016

    Is the second video sample really 960fps? Looks too fast for me – also I don’t think it is possible to record 960fps at 720p (which this video seems to have).

  11. Guest
    June 8, 2016

    What about battery life? How much SoT have you been getting with your usage?

  12. Guest
    June 8, 2016

    Upon zooming in on the pictures, it appears that they have also applied some sharpening which creates that “water-color effect” to minimize noise and some ugly artifacts, but this is to a nice effect and not something that is noticeable unless you actually zoom in. Good lowlight shots!

  13. Guest
    June 8, 2016

    960FPS at what resolution? 4k?

  14. G'n'T
    June 8, 2016

    Andi would you say the camera has improved over the Zuk Z1? I was looking at buying the Z1 phone but the camera got bad reviews everywhere I read about it.

    • June 9, 2016

      Yes, the camera is better than the Z1

  15. Guest
    June 8, 2016

    It is not 960FPS and not even 240FPS. I think it is 120FPS on both videos.
    Please upload full size photos taken at real dark conditions.

    • Rob
      June 8, 2016

      I thought exactly the same thing, no chance that’s 960fps.

    • Guest
      June 8, 2016

      real 960FPS.
      99% that it is 120FPS on both videos.

    • Guest
      June 8, 2016

      so 10000% it is 120FPS max!!!
      Here is a real 240FPS video of biking and it is slower than Andi’s 960FPS.

    • Guest
      June 8, 2016

      sorry

    • Andi Sykes
      June 8, 2016

      Yup, didn’t notice until I uploaded the video. On the phone it is recorded and plays at 960fps but once off the phone and uploaded it doesn’t. Will need to look into this.

    • Nam Dang
      June 10, 2016

      @Andi Sykes
      I think it is not recorded in 960fps, but only playback mode allows it.
      In the past we had Mediatek promoting their 480fps super slow-mo PLAYBACK, but many forgot it is only playback on the smartphone, not recorded.

  16. VMortens
    June 8, 2016

    That really is very good phone, it looks. I thought it would be and let’s hope I’m not mistaken here.

  17. xi7
    June 8, 2016

    max 96fps @ 720p…. hahah bad motion , awaiting vs ulefone future 🙂

  18. tsuky777
    June 8, 2016

    Hi Andi, does the camera of the zuk2 pro give a better picture (And video As well )than the xiaomi mi 5?

    • June 9, 2016

      I prefer the camera on the Xiaomi Mi5 to be honest. It is faster and doesn’t have that ‘paint’ effect

      • Hakim Farouk
        June 9, 2016

        even in low lights?

  19. McBlack
    June 8, 2016

    Thank you for the samples. Can you please upload a 4K video sample, daylight and lowlight??? We need this because on youtube there are no Z2 Pro sample videos. THANK YOU!!!!

    • June 9, 2016

      Sure the full review will have it all

  20. Jobayer
    June 8, 2016

    Would you do a comparison between z2 pro and z2 .

    • June 9, 2016

      Z2 is being sourced now

      • Jobayer
        June 10, 2016

        knowing difference in camera, display and battery life will make it easier to chose .Thank you so much.

  21. Subham Ghosh
    June 8, 2016

    which 1 has got better camera zuk 2 pro or nubia z11 mni or max? ,,,, plz answer @Gizchina:disqus

    • June 9, 2016

      I would say the Z11 Mini

      • Subham Ghosh
        June 9, 2016

        after the launch of one plus 3…..Can u post a camera comparison review between these devices -> zte nubia z11 mini , one plus 3 , mi 5 , zuk 2 pro ……..it’s not me only ,you can check that many comments are regarding the camera only …..it’s a request 🙂 @Gizchina:disqus

      • Subham Ghosh
        June 9, 2016

        after the launch of one plus 3…..Can u post a camera comparison review between these devices -> zte nubia z11 mini , one plus 3 , mi 5 , zuk 2 pro ……..it’s not me only ,you can check that many comments are regarding the camera only …..it’s a request 🙂 @Gizchina:disqus

  22. Krzysztof Falba
    June 8, 2016

    You said that’ve seen better pictures. Which phone makes better?

    • balcobomber25
      June 8, 2016

      From my experience and judging just based on his comments/photos. I would give the edge to the LG G5, Galaxy S7, Huawei P9 and Nexus 6P.

    • Andi Sykes
      June 9, 2016

      I prefer the Xiaomi Mi5 for the camera. The Nubia Z11 Mini takes better photos too.

    • Krzysztof Falba
      June 9, 2016

      Really? What a shame, i really want tp buy this phone… :/

    • Krzysztof Falba
      June 9, 2016

      I dont wanna any of this. Maybe P9.

    • Sere83
      June 9, 2016

      Mate at work got Nexus P it is good, but video super shakey and shutter not the fastest, not really a fan of stock google camera app either its pretty basic. Good in low light though. Tbh the Z2 pro is looking like one of the best i’ve seen from the domestic Chinese manufacturers so far camera wise, although be interested to see how it compares to the Axon 7.

    • balcobomber25
      June 9, 2016

      We still need a comprehensive review of the Z2 Pro before judging it either way. I find most stock camera apps (especially Google Camera) aren’t that great and usually bring down the potential of the camera. I often switch it out with Open Camera, Lenovo Super Camera or FV5.

  23. Πασχάλης Τ.
    June 8, 2016

    I thought about buying this phone until I read that there is no burst mode. The camera is one of the most important things. It has very good specs, especially for selfies and low light, but burst is as important. Being part of a dance group, I usually take photos and burst mode is best option with so much motion.

    • Sakib Mahmud
      June 8, 2016

      I’m sure you can do it using 3rd party apps. He just mentioned stock functions.

      • Πασχάλης Τ.
        June 8, 2016

        Of course. But when I’m watching a show every second counts. When I’m using the camera, I want to be able to record a video, or use burst mode, or even a normal photo. Changing apps isn’t the best solution.

        • Sakib Mahmud
          June 9, 2016

          Then it’s better to go for iOS. No stock android fulfills every persons every need, only iOS does it.

          • Πασχάλης Τ.
            June 9, 2016

            I have an Lg G3 and it has most of them. I just dont like the front camera and the flash is so strong that it blinds everyone.

        • June 9, 2016

          Xiaomi Mi5 is what you want then. Burst mode is incredible

          • Πασχάλης Τ.
            June 9, 2016

            Thank you. My Lg G3 is at service now. If it can be fixed I will wait a little more for the price to drop or maybe another service. Otherwise I’ll go for the Mi5.

  24. balcobomber25
    June 8, 2016

    Overall sounds like a great phone for the price.

  25. Moose
    June 8, 2016

    You say that Google Services runs well on the Zuk 2 Pro on the Chinese version. But are their Chinese apps and Chinese notifications popping up? This was one thing I didn’t like about the Meizu Pro 5 but which are totally absent on the Xiaomi Mi5 that I have at the moment – no Chinese apps or notifications.

    • MaxPower
      June 8, 2016

      No Chinese app popping on MI5?
      Wow, i wonder if you have some reseller Rom because every single Xiaomi phone I’ve had I had deal with stupid apps popping out (music, remote control) and I also get messages in the middle of the night.

    • balcobomber25
      June 8, 2016

      Yea that sounds very very suspect. I have never used a Xiaomi phone without this, heck I haven’t used too many Chinese phones without it.

      Meizu is the worst, I get 3-5 a day at all times. But a few days and I retire this phone…

    • MaxPower
      June 8, 2016

      Which phone are you going to get next?

    • balcobomber25
      June 8, 2016

      I got a Nextbit Robin. I’ve always been very intrigued by it. And the screen on my MX5 is cracked pretty badly, I am actually missing the top corner where the front camera is and the fingerprint scanner/back button stopped working. A few too many drops onto concrete will do that. The Robin will be summer phone until the new Gionee phones come to Blu! The S8 is really the phone I have wanted all along since using it at MWC.

    • MaxPower
      June 8, 2016

      The Robin? I would have never guessed.

      How did you come out with that decision? I’ve never been tempted by that phone honestly.

    • balcobomber25
      June 8, 2016

      I love the design of it. Plus I got it from a friend for a really good deal. He bought one and won one in a contest so he had an extra unopened one. I am currently in India though on business so I won’t be getting it for awhile.

    • Allanitomwesh
      June 9, 2016

      Lenovo’s ROM doesn’t do any Chinese notifications if set to English.

    • Karly Johnston
      June 9, 2016

      Then every Xiaomi phone you have ever used has been on the reseller ROM. The Chinese ROMs don’t do that.

    • Andi Sykes
      June 9, 2016

      Nope, nothing. Its actually very clean.

    • Andi Sykes
      June 9, 2016

      I don’t have this on my Mi5

    • Moose
      June 9, 2016

      I got mine from GizChina shop. No Chinese apps or notifications. The installed apps are all in English.

    • Moose
      June 9, 2016

      I got my Mi5 from GizChina shop, no Chinese apps or notifications – all installed apps are in English.

    • balcobomber25
      June 9, 2016

      All of my Xiaomi phones were either bought directly from Xiaomi or flashed with a ROM directly from Xiaomi.

    • G'n'T
      June 9, 2016

      Balco have Blu announced what model the Gionee S8 will be. I saw it as an AllView first and it looks amazing but the price point is too high for me, so hopefully Blu will make it more affordable. That handset looks amazing and fits all my requirements including front facing finger print scanner which are becoming harder to find in a decent Android handset.

    • balcobomber25
      June 9, 2016

      No I have a few contacts that work for Blu and they said it is coming to them but they don’t have a time frame, they said most likely September-January. Most likely it will be the Vivo 6 but with Blu you never know as their names are all over the place at times.

    • MaxPower
      June 9, 2016

      Do you mind checking what ROM version you’re using?

    • Manish
      June 9, 2016

      Welcome to India, balco… any plans to be in Kolkata?

    • balcobomber25
      June 9, 2016

      I am not sure yet. I am currently doing contract work throughout Asia, if there is a contract there I would take it. I;ve been there a few times and loved that city. My favorite Indian city is still Mumbai though.

    • Moose
      June 9, 2016

      It just says MIUI by

    • Moose
      June 9, 2016

      7.2.13.0 — the eu reference suggests that it was designed for use in Europe, perhaps, don’t know.

    • Nam Dang
      June 10, 2016

      Lol balco.
      Currently we have same phone with cracked display haha (mine is down 1/10 of smartphone).
      Actually I really consider buying the Xiaomi Mi5.
      Apart from homebutton there is no real downside (low light camera performance is on par with similar price ranged phones IMHO).
      Beta the LG G4 is pretty cheap now, no fingerprint scanner and SD808 should be no problem to you.

    • balcobomber25
      June 10, 2016

      Yea I dropped my Mx5 dozens of times (I don’t use cases) and normally it was fine but two days in a row I dropped it and both times it cracked the display. The entire top portion is completely missing now, I am just hoping it makes it through my current business trip. I get my Robin next week.

      I like LG phones overall they usually have very good performance and great cameras but I could never buy a G4. It is one of the ugliest phones I have ever seen. I will end up with a second phone besides the Robin, it will either be the OP3, Zuk Z2 Pro or Nexus 6P.

  26. Leon
    June 8, 2016

    Which one do you prefer: zuk z2 pro or le max 2 (especially the camera)

    • June 9, 2016

      I’ve not tried the Le Max 2, but when it comes to cameras I actually prefer the Xiaomi Mi5

      • VMortens
        June 9, 2016

        Bit unexpected comment, considering poor low-light perf by Mi5. Is it the quick AF and day-light photos that you value so much?

  27. Sakib Mahmud
    June 8, 2016

    This thing is amazing!!
    Rip Samsung and other fake Gods, China is real deal.

  28. G'n'T
    June 8, 2016

    Andi would you say the camera has improved over the Zuk Z1? I was looking at buying the Z1 phone but the camera got bad reviews everywhere I read about it.

    • Andi Sykes
      June 9, 2016

      Yes, the camera is better than the Z1

  29. VMortens
    June 8, 2016

    That really is very good phone, it looks. I thought it would be and let’s hope I’m not mistaken here.

  30. tsuky777
    June 8, 2016

    Hi Andi, does the camera of the zuk2 pro give a better picture (And video As well )than the xiaomi mi 5?

    • Andi Sykes
      June 9, 2016

      I prefer the camera on the Xiaomi Mi5 to be honest. It is faster and doesn’t have that ‘paint’ effect

    • Hakim Farouk
      June 9, 2016

      even in low lights?

  31. Guest
    June 8, 2016

    Thank you for the samples. Can you please upload a 4K video sample, daylight and lowlight??? We need this because on youtube there are no Z2 Pro sample videos. THANK YOU!!!!

    • Andi Sykes
      June 9, 2016

      Sure the full review will have it all

  32. Jobayer
    June 8, 2016

    Would you do a comparison between z2 pro and z2 .

    • Andi Sykes
      June 9, 2016

      Z2 is being sourced now

    • Jobayer
      June 10, 2016

      knowing difference in camera, display and battery life will make it easier to chose .Thank you so much.

  33. Subham Ghosh
    June 8, 2016

    which 1 has got better camera zuk 2 pro or nubia z11 mni or max? ,,,, plz answer @Gizchina:disqus

    • Andi Sykes
      June 9, 2016

      I would say the Z11 Mini

    • Subham Ghosh
      June 9, 2016

      after the launch of one plus 3…..Can u post a camera comparison review between these devices -> zte nubia z11 mini , one plus 3 , mi 5 , zuk 2 pro ……..it’s not me only ,you can check that many comments are regarding the camera only …..it’s a request 🙂 @Gizchina:disqus

  34. Paschalis T.
    June 8, 2016

    I thought about buying this phone until I read that there is no burst mode. The camera is one of the most important things. It has very good specs, especially for selfies and low light, but burst is as important. Being part of a dance group, I usually take photos and burst mode is best option with so much motion.

    • Guest
      June 8, 2016

      This comment was deleted.

    • Paschalis T.
      June 8, 2016

      Of course. But when I’m watching a show every second counts. When I’m using the camera, I want to be able to record a video, or use burst mode, or even a normal photo. Changing apps isn’t the best solution.

    • Guest
      June 9, 2016

      This comment was deleted.

    • Andi Sykes
      June 9, 2016

      Xiaomi Mi5 is what you want then. Burst mode is incredible

    • Paschalis T.
      June 9, 2016

      I have an Lg G3 and it has most of them. I just dont like the front camera and the flash is so strong that it blinds everyone.

    • Paschalis T.
      June 9, 2016

      Thank you. My Lg G3 is at service now. If it can be fixed I will wait a little more for the price to drop or maybe another service. Otherwise I’ll go for the Mi5.

  35. Leon
    June 8, 2016

    Which one do you prefer: zuk z2 pro or le max 2 (especially the camera)

    • Andi Sykes
      June 9, 2016

      I’ve not tried the Le Max 2, but when it comes to cameras I actually prefer the Xiaomi Mi5

    • VMortens
      June 9, 2016

      Bit unexpected comment, considering poor low-light perf by Mi5. Is it the quick AF and day-light photos that you value so much?

  36. Hakim Farouk
    June 9, 2016

    The image quality is pretty good. hmm.. to be considered as my next upgrade

  37. Hakim Farouk
    June 9, 2016

    The image quality is pretty good. hmm.. to be considered as my next upgrade

  38. Sere83
    June 9, 2016

    Nice, its interesting that you prefer mi5 photos @Gizchina:disqus. To me the colours of the z2 pro look a bit less over saturated and unrealistic than the mi5 and those daylight shots look pretty damn good.

  39. Sere83
    June 9, 2016

    Nice, its interesting that you prefer mi5 photos @Gizchina:disqus. To me the colours of the z2 pro look a bit less over saturated and unrealistic than the mi5 and those daylight shots look pretty damn good.

  40. AshrafChopan
    June 10, 2016

    What about LeMax2. GMS Arena gave it a huge thumps up. Eagerly awaiting to see real time comparison reviews…

  41. AshrafChopan
    June 10, 2016

    What about LeMax2. GMS Arena gave it a huge thumps up. Eagerly awaiting to see real time comparison reviews…

  42. Kevin Stephen
    June 10, 2016

    Does it supports international services (gsm and lte)?

  43. Kevin Stephen
    June 10, 2016

    Does it supports international services (gsm and lte)?