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ZUK Z2 Pro (2016)

Android OS v6.0 (Marshmallow)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
Adreno 530
4 GB / 64 GB
5.2 inch (1080 x 1920 px)
13 MP, 4160 x 3120 px, autofocus, optical image stabilization

This phone comes equipped with a 5.2 inch Super AMOLED display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996 chipset, and 4 GB of RAM.

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This article shares our personal experiences and thoughts about using the ZUK Z2 Pro smartphone. We hope to offer helpful insights to others interested in this device.

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ZUK Z2 Pro specifications

BrandZUK
NameZ2 Pro
ModelZ2PRO
Release date2016

Weight, dimensions, colors

Weight5.11 oz
Dimensions5.72 x 2.78 x 0.29 inch
Colorsblack, white
SIM typeNano SIM

The weight of ZUK Z2 Pro is about 5.11 oz with battery. This is average for smartphones of the same size. Smartphones use a Nano SIM as a small chipcard for a subscriber identity module (SIM).

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System, chipset, performance

OS versionAndroid OS v6.0 (Marshmallow)
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
CPUQuad-core, Dual-core 2.15 GHz Kryo, Dual-core 1.5 GHz Kryo
GPUAdreno 530

The ZUK Z2 Pro comes with Android OS v6.0 (Marshmallow) out of the box. Google has integrated many services with Android. These include Google Maps, Gmail, and Google Drive. The mid-range CPU can deliver fast, efficient performance for many tasks. Qualcomm's Snapdragon processors work with Adreno GPUs. The processors are designed for the GPUs.

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Display type, size, resolution

Display typeSuper AMOLED
Screen size5.2 inch
Resolution1080 x 1920 px
Multitouch supportyes

AMOLED displays enable an Always-On Display feature. A part of the screen remains active to display the time, date, and notifications. The 5.2 inch display make this smartphone pocket-friendly. The size of the screen is measured diagonally, from corner to corner.

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Memory, storage

RAM4 GB
Internal storage64 GB
Memory card slotno

The ZUK Z2 Pro comes with 4 GB of RAM, which is considered to be sufficient for most users' needs. Having more RAM alone does not guarantee better performance. 64 GB of storage is usually seen as good for a smartphone. It should be enough for most users. The internal storage of the ZUK Z2 Pro (4 GB) cannot be expanded.

Cameras, flash

Main camera13 MP, 4160 x 3120 px, autofocus, optical image stabilization
FlashDual LED
Selfie camera8 MP

This single camera can be enough for many smartphone users, it depends on their photography needs and preferences. The main camera of Z2 Pro has optical image stabilization (OIS). It counters camera shake.

Connectivity, network, wireless

GSM 2G bands850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G / 3G / 4G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetoothv4.1, A2DP
GPSA-GPS, GLONASS
NFCno
FM radiono
USBUSB Type-C
Headphone3.5 mm jack

The ZUK Z2 Pro supports 4G/LTE networks. The phone is capable of connecting to Wi-Fi networks. The Z2 Pro smartphone is capable of connecting to Bluetooth devices. The GPS allows this smartphone to find their exact location. It provides accurate navigation and mapping. The phone isn't NFC (Near Field Communication) capable. NFC is not essential for basic phone functionality, but it can be useful. The 3.5 mm headphone jack allows us to connect wired headphones or earphones to the device.

Battery type, capacity, charger

TypeLi-Po 3100 mAh, non-removable

The Li-Po 3100 mAh, non-removable battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The lithium polymer (Li-Po) battery is a light-weight, rechargeable battery. The battery of Z2 Pro isn't removable without voiding the warranty.

Features, sensors, specials

Sensorsaccelerometer, altimeter, fingerprint, gyroscope, hall, heart rate, light, proximity
SpecialsCorning Gorilla Glass 3, Dual SIM

Today, smartphones come with many sensors. They help make the user experience better. The accelerometer provides information about the smartphone's movement in three axes. These are X (horizontal), Y (vertical), and Z (depth). The Z2 Pro phone has a fingerprint scanner. The light sensor detects the level of light in the environment. Dual SIM is great for businesses. They want to give staff a device with separate numbers and bills for personal and business use. Gorilla Glass is very scratch resistant. It reduces the likelihood of everyday scratches and abrasions.

Verdict, pros and cons

Every phone has its strengths and weaknesses, and this ZUK phone is no exception. As with any device, there are aspects that shine and others that fall short. By examining both sides, we can paint a complete picture of what this phone has to offer. Let's explore its standout features and areas for improvement. Remember, this is just my opinion, and yours might be different.

Pros

  • Super AMOLED display
  • adequate memory
  • optical image stabilization (OIS)
  • Dual SIM support
  • Corning Gorilla Glass shield

Cons

  • limited-size screen
  • non-expandable storage
  • single camera setup
  • no 5G support
  • no NFC feature
  • low-capacity battery
  • no digital compass
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Lucas Bradley I'm Lucas Bradley, the founder of the Phone42.com site. I love technology, especially smartphones, and I've been working with tech stuff for more than 20 years. This means I've seen a lot of changes and have learned a bunch about what makes a good phone. On Phone42.com, I look at all kinds of phones. They can be from big, well-known companies or new ones trying to make their mark. I want to help people understand what's new and cool in the world of smartphones, in a way that's easy to get.
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