Lenovo Zuk Z1 Specs & Price

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This Android smartphone is the first from Lenovo’s recently-introduced online-only brand Zuk, which is aimed at exploiting same strategy that has helped boost Xiaomi’s reputation. The midrange Zuk Z1 offers users some impressive specs, including a massive IPS display, a quad-core Snapdragon processor, generous RAM, fingerprint scanner and 4G LTE support.

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Lenovo Zuk Z1


Design and Display

The Zuk Z1 flaunts a sleek and elegant design featuring a metallic frame for a premium feel. It exhibits a relatively svelte profile at 8.9mm thick, but it is nowhere lightweight at a massive 175 grams.

On the front panel is a physical home button that has a fingerprint sensor embedded in it. The Zuk Z1 packs in a massive 5.5-inch display, which means this is essentially a phablet.

The IPS LCD touchscreen has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels for a pixel density of approximately 401 ppi to ensure highly enjoyable viewing, even with friends.

Camera and Storage

On the camera front, the Zuk Z1 is robustly configured. The main camera features a 13-megapixel Sony IMX214 sensor and optical image stabilisation (OIS) feature, putting this phablet on par with some high-end smartphones in this regard.

The device is configured to turn out superb selfies with an 8-megapixel front-facing shooter. You get 64 GB of inbuilt storage and no more for storing your photos and other files, as there appears to be no microSD card slot.

Hardware, Software and Other features

The Zuk Z1 is armed with a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, which delivers speeds of up to 2.5GHz. Although the chip is a bit behind the times, its fast speed combined with the RAM of 3GB capacity provided should allow you enjoy robust performance and high responsiveness.

An Adreno 330 GPU oversees graphics. The phablet will run on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop operating system to provide you with awesome features and capabilities. The Chinese version of the Zuk Z1 has its maker’s ZUI skin coating the software, while the international version will come with the popular customised ROM Cyanogen Mod 12.1.

The phablet features a USB Type-C 3.0 port and is equipped with an impressive 4100mAh battery. It supports the concurrent use of two Nano-SIM cards. Connectivity options include Bluetooth 4.1 and Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac.

Pricing & Availability

Lenovo Zuk Z1 is not yet available in Nigeria. When available, you can buy it at leading online stores in Nigeria. Lenovo Zuk Z1 price in Nigeria is expected to range from N60,500 to N80,000 depending on your location in the country.

Lenovo Zuk Z1 Specs

Here are a few specs of the Lenovo Zuk Z1:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop), CyanogenMod 12.1
  • Processor: 2.5GHz quad-core Processor (Snapdragon 801)
  • GPU: Adreno 330
  • Memory: 3GB RAM
  • Colours: White, Dark Gray
  • Dimension: 155.7 x 77.3 x 8.9 mm
  • Weight: 175 g
  • SIM Type: Nano SIM
  • SIM Count: Dual SIM, Dual Stand-by


  • Display: 5.5-inch IPS LCD Touch Display, 1080 x 1920 pixels (401 ppi)
  • Display Protection:


  • Rear Camera: 13MP Camera, Video
  • Rear Camera Features: Autofocus, OIS, dual-LED Flash, Face Detection, Panorama
  • Front Camera: 8MP Camera


  • Built-in Storage: 64GB
  • Memory Card Support: No
  • Bundled Cloud Storage:

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes
  • 2G CDMA 1X: No
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: No
  • 4G LTE: Yes

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: Yes
  • 4G LTE: Yes
  • WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes Bluetooth 4.1
  • NFC: No
  • Infrared Blaster: No
  • USB Port: Yes USB 3.0, Type C, USB on the Go


  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol:


  • Music Player: MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
  • Video Player: MP4/H.264 player
  • FM Radio: To be Confirmed
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes


  • Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS
  • Maps: Google Maps

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: No
  • SpO2: No
  • Pedometer: No
  • Heart Rate Monitor: No
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes
  • Iris Scanner: No
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant:
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: No
  • Voice Control: No

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes (with dedicated mic)
  • Wireless Charging: No
  • Built-in Mobile Payment: No
  • Water Resistant: No
  • Dust Resistant: No
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: No


  • Battery: 4100 mAh Li-Po Battery (Non-removable)
  • Talktime: up to 38 hours
  • Standby Time: up to 526 hours
Paschal Okafor is NaijaTechGuide Team Lead. The article Lenovo Zuk Z1 Specs & Price was written by Paschal Okafor. The article was last modified: October 13th, 2019
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