tomcs7BE, 01 Jul 2016The good: great physical design, SD820 is powerful, that part just as expected. Bought this ph... moreJust out of curiosity, where did you purchase the ZUK Z2 ?, and is there any indication of any notification LEDs around the body of the phone ?.
The good: great physical design, SD820 is powerful, that part just as expected. Bought this phone because this is the smallest SD820-4GB combination, i even sacrificed band20 because the as-compact-as-possible size is more important for me.
There are quite serious problems with the firmware though, by default it has an auto-clean feature that kills everything, deletes all cache, etc, in effect, keeps the "usage" below 30% all the time. After fiddling with the settings, i could turn some of this bullshit off, but still apparently it has no auto starting background services (e.g. no app notifications, no automatic photo uploads, if you want such, you have to "lock" and have the full app running all the time. This messed up even my alarm clock app.) There's another really annoying bug, notification access doesn't work, so in effect, this phone is not compatible with Pebble or Android Wear (or most likely, any kind of) smartwatches.
My conclusion is, HW is great, but don't buy it if you want a properly working Android, at least wait for fixes or some alternative firmware.
Is there any planning to launch international version with pre installed cyanogen os ?
I just came across this phone today. It's not very popular, but it seems to check all of the boxes of what I am looking for in a smartphone. I was interested in purchasing this phone, but unfortunately, it doesn't support Band 17(700).
It's been out for more then a week, whats taking gsmarena to write a review abt the phone performance and battery?
raj, 16 Jun 2016 which one is better quality-----IPS Screen or AMOLED screenamoled
ganesh.kolla, 11 Jun 2016Nice phone ...but it take 1 year to launch in India u can still order it on the net. Tradingshenzhen has the phone in its store
viki, 11 Jun 2016Only if it had an amoled display ,I would have sold my kidney to buy this.IPS screens are better quality and besides that,all amoled screens have a flicker.
I stay away from amoleds
@viki sell your kidney for ZUK Z2 Pro