Lenovo as expected has launched the new Lenovo Z2 Plus today exclusively on Amazon India priced Rs. 17,999 on-wards. The smartphone will go on sale starting 26th September 2016. The Lenovo Z2 Plus is the re-branded Lenovo Zuk Z2 smartphone which was launched in China in May 2016. Though there are some design and software changes done by Lenovo.
This is the first ever true flagship smartphone launch by Lenovo in India. Lenovo has launched 2 variants of the Lenovo Z2 Plus smartphone in India with storage and Ram difference.
Lenovo Z2 Plus will come in these 2 variants in India :
- Lenovo Z2 Plus with 3 GB Ram and 32 GB storage Priced Rs. 17,999
- Lenovo Z2 Plus with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB storage Priced Rs. 19,999.
Both the variants will be available on Amazon India starting 26th September 2016.
The Lenovo Z2 Plus is the flagship smartphone from Lenovo in India. The only other high end smartphone that was available from Lenovo is the Lenovo Vibe X3 priced close to Rs. 20K, which we expect will get a price cut pretty soon.
Design – The Lenovo Z2 Plus offers an immaculate design with pitch black color something like the iPhone 7 Jet black variant. Even the camera ring and the side edges are deep black. There is also a white color variant available. The Lenovo Z2 Plus comes with glass and metal design and looks stunning in the deep black shade.
There are design changes in the smartphone if we compare the Zuk Z2 (Chinese version) and the Lenovo Z2 Plus launched in India. Specially the rear camera placement and the fingerprint placement is different in the Indian version. Also Lenovo launched a 6 GB RAM variant in China called as the Zuk Z2 Pro which they have not launched in the Indian market.
Lenovo Zuk Z2 Vs Lenovo Z2 Plus Design Changes
Performance – The Lenovo Z2 Plus is powered by the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor (same as HTC 10, One Plus 3or LG G5) clocked at 2.15 GHz and comes with the Adreno 530 GPU, which is excellent for gaming.
OS and UI – Lenovo has not bundled the Zuk UI on this smartphone but it comes with near stock Android experience with base OS as Android Marshmallow 6.0 along. The smartphone comes with non expandable storage space of 32 GB or 64 GB.
Display – The Lenovo Z2 Plus has a 5 inch screen size the ideal screen size which many smartphone buyers want but is hardly available in high end devices. Most smartphones come with 5.2 or 5.5 inch screen size. The 5.0 inch display comes with Full HD resolution (1920*1280) pixels with 443 PPI.
U- Health – The smartphone has U health App which I find quite similar to the S Health App by Samsung. The Lenovo Z2 Plus has a pedometer as well accelerometer to measure work out , steps taken, track distance and calories burnt. U health is an excellent addition by Lenovo to stand out from pure specs race.
Fingerprint Scanner – The smartphone comes with fingerprint scanner which is embedded in the front home button. The fingerprint scanner is special on the Z2 Plus and comes with U touch 2.0 technology and self learning algorithm to become more accurate over a period of usage. It also works with moist fingers which is not present on even high end devices like Samsung S7 or S7 edge.
Special features – There is also gesture support features which you can use with the home button for opening the notifications directly or swipe left or right on the home button to access recent apps, long press the button to access google now.
Connectivity – The smartphone comes with Dual Sim and has support for 4G LTE as well as VOLTE to be used with Airtel, Idea , Vodafone or JIO 4G Sim.
Camera – Lenovo Z2 Plus comes with a 13 mega pixel rear camera and supports electronic image stabilization to ensure minimum blur, the camera has a f/2.2 aperture lens to capture low light images. The front camera is also decent with wide angle lens and has 8 Mega pixel rear camera.
Battery Life – The Lenovo Z2 Plus is powered by a large 3500 mAH battery which can last all day with medium to heavy usage. The battery comes with intelligent over charge protection feature to prevent overcharging of battery.
Overall the Lenovo Z2 Plus is impressive deal for 20K, and is one of the best smartphone with excellent specs and 5.0 inch screen size available in India. It competes with the likes of Xiaomi Mi5 and Le Max 2 with similar configuration and slightly higher pricing.