expired Lenovo Zuk Z2 Pro 6GB/128GB Snapdragon 820 Phone $245.55 US (~$323.65 AU) Shipped @ Banggood

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Lenovo Zuk Z2 Pro 6GB/128GB Snapdragon 820 Phone $245.55 US (~$323.65 AU) Shipped @ BanggoodAffiliate
7zukz2pro

Cheapest price I've seen for this phone - very good specs for a low price. The predecessor with less RAM and storage has been very popular in the past at OzB.

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AU$ based on current exchange rate at time of posting.


Quick Specs

  • Display: 5.2” Super AMOLED 2.5D 1920x1080
  • OS: Android 6.0.1
  • CPU: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 820
  • GPU: Adreno 530
  • Storage: 128GB UFS 2.0
  • RAM: 6GB
  • SIM: Dual Nano SIM
  • Camera: 13MP Rear / 8MP Front
  • Battery: 3100mAh
  • USB: USB 3.1 Type-C
  • Bluetooth: 4.1
  • GPS: Yes
  • WIFI: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  • 3G: WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100MHz
    TD-SCDMA B34/B39
    CDMA2000 800MHz
  • 4G: FDD-LTE B1/2/3/4/5/7/8/20
    TDD-LTE B38/B39/B40/B41

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Comments

  • +1 vote

    I bought the Zuk Z2 from previous OZB deal..it's a great phone. What the benefit/extra features in the Pro??

    BTW, Joybuy is selling the Chinese version for USD$232 ( https://www.joybuy.com/1267762.html ).

  • +2 votes

    Is there a tablet (7") anything like this?
    ie great specs (SN820), cheap (low $200's), because import

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    How does this fare against the Xiaomi Mi5?

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      Mi5 smacks it in camera and stock software departments.. and the Mi5 screen is better apparently.
      Otherwise this wins on hardware and price (pretty obviously)

      Unless you really care about camera, at this price it's a steal.

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        Though I am yet to receive the phone yet to judge the camera, I got the Mi5 back when it was on sale for $271 AUD so it was cheaper than this here deal.

        So that is why i was wondering how my phoen fared against this one.

        • +2 votes

          The above is just based on my research from reviews..
          I bought a Mi5 to replace my wife's smashed phone last week, delivered today.. Cheapest I could find it was $300 (after 5% C5OZ coupon discount) on eBay of all places!
          Screen smashed 2 days after all those 15% discount codes on the 30th! (GRRRRR!!!!!!)
          Only 3Gb/64Gb, so you're getting twice the phone for the money here!

          But she cares about camera. I don't, that's why I'm carrying the Redmi Note 3 Pro.

        • +1 vote

          @scubacoles: Would like to hear what you/your wife thinks of the Mi 5. I've got the Redmi Note 3 Pro, same as you, and looking at the Redmi Note 4-whatevers and Note 5-whatevers (rumours for now, but still), there isn't much that makes me want to upgrade. The Mi line though… they have some pretty good specs.

        • +2 votes

          @scubacoles: I think the camera is fine on my Redmi Note 3 pro for everyday use.

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          @AMLagonda:

          Same.. it does OK for my needs.
          I'm using A Better Camera Unlocked which seems to improves quality at the expense of response time.

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          @scubacoles: I have Cameringo+ but I still use the Stock app… When I compare photos to a Samsung s5 they look a bit better (colours) with the note 3 but not as clear but my old huawei P8 is king with the best camera.

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          @scubacoles: Hmm i went and bought the phone based on what some of the other users said. Apparently you get 4G with Voda and I am with TPG at the moment who are on the Voda Network, so 4G should work. Or am I missing something. That said it will only pick up the 2100MHz. I guess i might need to look for a Telstra deal because it will also pick up the 2600 MHz with Telstra as well.

          edit: i stand correct, it will also pick up the 1800MHz with Voda

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          @parallelparadox:

          Should pick up 4G on Telstra and Optus too.
          You just don't get the Regional 4G coverage or quite as good CBD 4G coverage.

          If I smashed/lost my phone today, I'd be jumping on this for sure.

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          @scubacoles: All good, i guess now that I have the Mi5 and it will pick up 4G for most part I should be Ok. Issue is gearbest and their terrible shipping times. Has been 3 weeks and still waiting with no phone in sight.

        • +2 votes

          @flaminglemon:

          I have a Mi5 - good phone. Somewhat sluggish at times, which can be annoying, but I have no plans to upgrade anytime soon.
          Kids have Redmi Note 3 Pros - they're OK with them, but it I knew you couldn't use SD as extended memory, I would've got 32gb version
          Suggested friends get Redmi Note 3 Pros 32gb/3gb versions - very happy, but coming from Galaxy 3s.

        • +2 votes

          @limafoxtrot:

          Flash NitrogenOS to them and you can use Nougat's Adoptable Storage feature.

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          @parallelparadox:

          Voda will get 4G in city areas with 2100mHz but often better with the B5/850mHz for regional/rural. The Zuk2 Pro, as well as the Remi Note 4 has that, but both miss B28/900mHz which is often what you want/need for Telstra/Optus regional/rural 4G reception and speeds.

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          @limafoxtrot: and here i thought people said it has a very good processor which should make it quite fast.

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          @parallelparadox:
          The Mi5 does have SD820, as does Samsung Galaxy S7 and this Zuk Z2, it is started out fast, but like most (?all) android phones it began to bog down before too long.

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          @scubacoles:
          Would need to root first? Kids want to retain access to Pokémon Go… ;)

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          @limafoxtrot:
          You'll need to unlock the bootloader… different to rooting.
          There's plenty of guides, and it's not especially complicated as a result, but it takes some time to get all the files you need installed etc.

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          @scubacoles: you did research from reviews! That's not very OzBargain. Why didn't you just ask here?!

        •  

          @limafoxtrot: Lineage! my Mi5 is the best phone I've ever owned. With Lineage installed it is blazingly fast and bug free.

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          @limafoxtrot: Magisk takes care of that. I'm rooted with an unlocked bootloader and using Android pay.

        •  

          @morgs640:

          Thanks for the tip, have just flashed Lineage to my Mi5. Only a few hours down the track, but so far looking good, very slick…(except battery charging seemed very slow, but will see how that goes)

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          @scubacoles:
          Thanks scubacoles, had flashed them with standard MIUI when I first got them (vs the spyware laden vendor ROM) but it was a while ago and I'd forgotten the process…
          Looking at the options now, Nitrogen vs Revolution Remix seem like the most popular options…
          Cheers,

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        this FHD superamoled loses to Mi5 IPS LCD screen ?

        • +1 vote

          I haven't seen one in person so I can't judge, but AMOLED without special calibration can look absolutely terrible. (That's why Samsung phones tend to look better than other AMOLED phones)
          Resolution is certainly worse as well due to pentile pixels.

        • +1 vote

          @clse945111:

          Ditto, haven't seen it, but that's what I read across multiple reviews.
          Daylight visibility not great on the AMOLED.

        • +1 vote

          @clse945111: Resolution is the same regardless of pentile.

          Pentile is not noticeable at 400+ ppi.

        • +1 vote

          @clse945111:

          Resolution is certainly worse as well due to pentile pixels.

          Resolution does not change because of pentile. Resolution is simply the number of pixels. The resolution can be worse, but it won't be "due to" pentile. 1080p pentile AMOLED is still the same resolution as 1080p IPS.

          It's very noticeable to me actually, maybe I've got better eyesight. Just compare it to a same size 1080p lcd I'm sure you'd see a difference.

          We are talking about sub pixels of light 1/3 the size of a pixel, and you can see these things despite there being 2 million of them enclosed in a 5.2" screen? You can see 6 million sub pixels of colour with your eye sight? I can't see them even with a magnifying glass.

          they've got less pixels so I'm not sure how you can say the resolution is the same.

          We were talking about Mi5's IPS screen. Both phones are 1080p. I don't know what you're talking about. And you've just admitted you've never seen this screen yourself.

          Samsung phones use Pentile also. But I guess even your super eye sight has limits?

        • -1 vote

          @lostn:

          We are talking about sub pixels of light 1/3 the size of a pixel

          Even you said it, that's 1/3 less, isn't it?

          It's got 1/3 less subpixels, 33.3% less subpixels, 66% subpixels of RGB. No matter how you put it it's not true 1080p.

          You're not seeing the difference then good for you, but 1080p penile looks less sharp then 1080p RGB, I don't think there's even any argument in it.

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          @clse945111:

          Even you said it, that's 1/3 less, isn't it?

          No. The pentile in each pixel is the red, blue, green part that gives the pixel its overall colour. Each pixel has 3 of them, or 4 in some OLED displays. If you can see each individual unit of red, green, or blue in every pixel, you have some super eye sight. If the pixels were very large, you could see them, but this is more than 400 ppi. If you can see them, then I can only tip my hat to you.

          It's got 1/3 less subpixels, 33.3% less subpixels, 66% subpixels of RGB. No matter how you put it it's not true 1080p.

          The total number of pixels is the same. I don't know how you can not understand this. Whatever is under a pixel, it is still a pixel. And you've got the same number of those as any 1080p screen. Resolution measures the number of pixels, not sub pixels.

          You're not seeing the difference then good for you, but 1080p penile looks less sharp then 1080p RGB, I don't think there's even any argument in it.

          Alright, you continue living in your fantasy world. You are obviously immune to sense.

      •  

        Also the Zuk 2 Pro is sealed. You cannot replace the battery at all.

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      RAM 3GB vs 6GB

  • +1 vote

    I got one of the Zuk Z2 from the previous deals. Everything is excellent except the Camera. The quality of images is sub standard. Also be sure to get a protective cover. The back glass panel cracked in one unfortunate drop.

  • +1 vote

    We have the Xiaomi Mi5 and its a great phone for the price.
    I paid $315, but its currently being sold much cheaper - see https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/313686

    •  

      That deal is no longer active, or at least wasn't last week.

      EDIT: Dammit, the code was updated yesterday!

  •  

    Does this have a notification led?

  • +2 votes

    I will recommend this phone to anyone who is ready to get their hands a little dirty with unlocking bootloader and rooting, else stay away from this one. The Banggood one supplies with a custom rom which cannot receive updates.

    That being said it is a very beautiful phone with performance to match.

    • +4 votes

      +1 have 2x ZUK Z2 and they are great. Put on the factory Indian ROM and have already received 2 updates including Android 7.0

  •  

    Wow this phone is a beast with a fantastic price, Id get it for my wife but the Camera is a let down.

    •  

      Unless your wife is a pro then the camera is just fine for Facebook and other social media crap. If you need a better image buy a point and shoot camera.

      •  

        Yes we have a Canon 550D :D but very hard to carry it around everywhere without looking like a tourist.

        • +2 votes

          That Canon is a Great camera! Understand your point re-tourist. Try a Sony RX100MkIV for a compact unit with pro output.

  •  

    God damn this is tempting. I am quite loving my zuk2

  • +2 votes

    Owning a ZUK2 has been a challenge, its really a Chinese market only phone

    If i had my chance again would NOT buy unless i lived in CHina

    ZUK is being closed as a brand, the Z2 is the last of them

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      Can you elaborate? What can't you do with it?

      Also do you know if you can flash the OS into some other launcher or is the bootloader locked?

      • +5 votes

        There are custom ROM's available. Bootloader is locked I believe but can be unlocked.

        You don't need to flash anything to install another Launcher.

      • +2 votes

        My phone is bog stock the way it came from supplier in China but with Google Play added

        For instance you cannot download a app without going through the complex menu and deleting the update in google play every single time, on/off etc

        Some of the text is still in Chinese even though its set in English

        You need a Chinese account in China to get the updates

        You need to root the phone etc, all too complicated

        Has pop up adverts, and i think spyware fitted

        Saving grace its popular in India and if you google blogs, they have solved most issues with it

        Great as a phone, camera is good too, had my chance would NOT buy it again, want a phone working 100% out of the box, lesson learned

        •  

          For instance you cannot download a app without going through the complex menu and deleting the update in google play every single time

          Wait, every time you update an app you have to manually uninstall the last update?

        •  

          @lostn:

          That's correct, and sometimes it does not work on the 1st try, so rinse and repeat, sometimes you can update 2 at once, but most times all gave to be done seperate

          For both updates and new apps.

          Full of bugs phone, not made for non China market, simple as that

        •  

          @8200 I think you have a Z2 and not the Pro as the Pro does not have an indian rom.

      •  

        Yes, the bootloader can be unlocked with just a request to ZUK.

        You can flash custom ROMs or update to the latest official version 7.0.

        All the unwanted chinese apps can also be deleted.

        Google play can be installed and the other app store removed.

        Different launchers can also be installed.

        •  

          I read about this but NFI how to do it, i would pay somebody in Melb. to do it for me, turn it into a Samsung/Android like :-)

          "Make my Zuk2 great again"

          For now i can work and use it around these issues

          In all fairness, great battery life, fast charge, great camera, zippy performance, strong reception

        • +1 vote

          @8200:

          I am in Sydney else would have been happy to do it for you at no cost.

          I could try and compile a set of instructions to do the same but worried if something goes wrong and you end up bricking your phone.

          Just read up on Zukfans.eu forums or XDA and you will find most of the info you need to do it anyway. Happy to help if you need any support.

        •  

          @pauper:

          Thanks very kind of you O/B brother!!

          I have seen all the details on those pages you mentioned, but like you said [and i did it to my samsung, bricked] scared to brick it.

          Many thanks again

          Cheers

  •  

    Very nice specs. Nice screen. Hard to complain.

    I don't tend to like Lenovo's launcher though and I doubt you will ever get an Android upgrade from those clowns.

    Still, if you're looking at Redmi phones, this is a very compelling alternative. If you can change the launcher, even better.

    I would like to know if the dual sim mode is 2g/4g, 3g/4g, or 4g/4g.

  • +2 votes

    Damn I bought this for 400 bucks off banggood earlier this year ahaha

    Had to flash the original rom (reasonably simple guide on zukfans.eu) don't think I have to do anything special after that to receive future updates.. Then again I'm not sure if updates will he frequent/plentiful though.

    Pretty nice after I got Nova launcher on too. Fingerprint scanner faster than my girlfriends s7edge.

    No major complaints. But I would probably prefer stock android. Had to go through a Chinese app (Safe centre?) and change some settings to allow apps to run in background and so I could get notifications even after closing apps.

    Can't seem to get google play auto update be apps to work.. But that might not be the phones fault not sure

    Camera pretty nice. Phone pretty sturdy; dropped phone from waist high and no visible damage even without a case.

    The tempered glass screen protectors I found online were pretty bad. Either too narrow (bad coverage) or the glue wasn't great.

    Overall I'm satisfied. Might prefer a moto g5 tbh but the specs here (6gb ram and 128gb storage was too good to resist)

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