Lenovo’s Z2 Plus is the ultimate flagship killer:
Lenovo has made the perfect smartphone cocktail with the Z2 Plus.
Lenovo Z2 Plus Priced at Rs.17,999 (INDIA) for the 3GB RAM+32GB variant and Rs.19,999 (INDIA) for the 4GB RAM+64 GB unit, the phone has the innards and the looks of a genuine flagship killer.[inserthere]
Lenovo’s new telephone, the Z2 Plus, has a place with the Zuk sub-brand, which made its presentation with the Zuk Z1 in May 2016. The Zuk Z1 ran a best Android-based Cyanogen OS and was powerful enough to go up against the spending rivals. Its successor, the Z2 Plus, is an alternate beast altogether. Valued at Rs.17,999 for the 3GB RAM+32GB variation and Rs.19,999 for the 4GB RAM+64 GB unit, the telephone has the innards and the looks of a genuine flagship killer.
Design: Compact and classy design:
The Z2 Plus looks fundamentally the same as the Apple iPhone 5s, and that is no shame. The back is made of glass, and the sides are basically a fiber glass outline. It looks chic and premium, yet as with most telephones that have a glass back, there is some measure of smear magnet component that can’t be overlooked. At a thickness of 8.5mm and weighing 150g, this telephone is neither too thick nor heavyweight. Because of its smaller size, it can fit into the littlest of hands, and will unquestionably speak to the demographic of clients who locate the greater telephones difficult to utilize
The Z2 Plus has a USB Type-C connector which offers space with the 3.5mm sound jack and the speaker on the base of the telephone. The unique fingerprint sensor is coordinated with the home button which makes it effectively open. It is fast and during testing, we observed this to be exact 10 out of 10 times, and 100% achievement rates are entirely uncommon, regardless of how costly your cell phone. The double SIM openings which can take in just nano SIM cards are set on the right panel close by the volume and power buttons.
Lenovo’s new phone, the Z2 Plus, belongs to the Zuk sub-brand, which made its debut with the Zuk Z1 in May 2016. The Zuk Z1 ran a clean Android-based Cyanogen OS and was powerful enough to take on the budget rivals. Its successor, the Z2 Plus, is a different beast altogether. Priced at Rs.17,999 for the 3GB RAM+32GB variant and Rs.19,999 for the 4GB RAM+64 GB unit, the phone has the innards and the looks of a genuine flagship killer.
Design: Compact and classy design
The Z2 Plus looks very similar to the Apple iPhone 5s, and that is no shame. The back panel is made of glass, and the sides are essentially a fibre glass frame. It looks chic and premium, but as with most phones that have a glass back, there is some amount of smudge magnet element that cannot be ignored. At a thickness of 8.5mm and weighing 150g, this phone is neither too thick nor heavy. Due to its compact size, it can fit into the smallest of hands, and will most certainly appeal to the demographic of users who find the bigger phones impossible to use
The Z2 Plus has a USB Type-C connector which shares space with the 3.5mm audio jack and the speaker on the base of the phone. The fingerprint sensor is integrated with the home button which makes it easily accessible. It is fast and during testing, we found this to be accurate 10 out of 10 times, and 100% success rates are quite rare, no matter how expensive your smartphone. The dual SIM slots which can take in only nano SIM cards are placed on the right panel alongside the volume and power buttons.
Display: Small but vivid
The 5-inch display has a screen resolution of 1,920x1080p and a layer of scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass 3 on top of it. Colours look rich which makes watching movies an enjoyable experience. The display also holds well under bright sunlight and doesn’t look washed out. Visibility from wide angles is good too. Overall, it is an impressive display that looks at par with its rivals.
However, it feels a bit small for games involving on screen touch controls. Admittedly, we have become used to phones with bigger screen sizes, and for us, typing documents and reading e-books was a bit like a return to the days of old. While we feel that Lenovo should have gone for a slightly bigger 5.2-inch or 5.3-inch screen, just as most flagship Android phones do, it is also true that a lot of users would any day prefer a 5-inch screen or whereabouts, compared to a bigger 5.5-inch device. And since compact screen phones are becoming rarer by the day, the Z2 Plus is a fantastic option. [inserthere]
Lenovo has carried over a few features of Vibe UI, seen on its other smartphones, on to this device. The Prevent Lock Dials feature prevents accidental dialling while the phone is in the pocket, by not allowing the screen to unlock and make any inadvertent calls. The Colour Mode allows one to switch between warm, cool and night modes, depending on what sort of colours you prefer. You can preset a time for the night mode and it would change the colour of the screen to a warmer tone automatically.
Software: Plain Android with cool features
Unlike its predecessor, the Z2 Plus runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box with a near plain version of stock Android interface. Unlike Cyanogen OS seen in the previous Zuk phone, where you could customise the interface to a great extent, the new Zuk UI’s focus is more on making things easier for users. For instance, the shortcut and notification panel have been separated—swiping down shows notification while swiping up shows shortcuts to settings.
Swiping left on the home button opens all the apps which are open and running in the background based on the order in which you used them. So the most recently minimised app will show up first and the one opened first will show last. This is a neat way of multi-tasking and offers a full page view of the app. The plain Android interface has a familiar ring about it which makes using it easy. Lenovo has added a few of its own apps such as ShareIt and UHealth. The former allows faster data transfer without using Bluetooth or internet, while the latter is a Google Fit-like app for tracking your steps and activities.