Lenovo ZUK Z2 5.0 inch 4GB RAM 64GB ROM Snapdragon 820 2.15GHz Quad-core 4G Smartphone £131.83 @ banggood.com - HotUKDeals
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Lenovo ZUK Z2 5.0 inch 4GB RAM 64GB ROM Snapdragon 820 2.15GHz Quad-core 4G Smartphone £131.83 @ banggood.com

£131.83 @ BangGood
Lenovo ZUK Z2 5.0 inch 4GB RAM 64GB ROM Snapdragon 820 2.15GHz Quad-core 4G Smartphone Use code zukzuk TCB is 6.9% but probably won't work with code - Doesn't have Band 20 support - Only whi… Read More
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Lenovo ZUK Z2 5.0 inch 4GB RAM 64GB ROM Snapdragon 820 2.15GHz Quad-core 4G Smartphone

Use code zukzuk

TCB is 6.9% but probably won't work with code

- Doesn't have Band 20 support
- Only white available
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I got this about 4 weeks ago when it was on offer for £150.
It's slightly thicker than most modern android phones, the camera isn't great, it doesn't have an SD slot & the keyboard was freezing a lot after updating. I have since uninstalled all the updates and it's been fine ever since.
it has a lovely sleek robust feel, is really nippy for everyday use, the screen is lovely, battery life lasts the day and will survive the night on standby, USB C with quick charging (quick charge plug required separately), finger print sensor, multi-featured home button works VERY well, oh and massive 64gb storage.
For me, the pro's far outweigh the cons and it's the best value for money phone I've ever bought (I've had quite a few)

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1 Like #1
For the people that are looking for answers to questions about this phone, do a search and look throb some of the previous posts of this, I'd be surprised if you'll have something that hasn't already been covered! Cracking phone.
#2
woldranger
For the people that are looking for answers to questions about this phone, do a search and look throb some of the previous posts of this, I'd be surprised if you'll have something that hasn't already been covered! Cracking phone.
very tempted been looking at more expensive phones but this just seems to good to be true
#3
It looks quite chunky on the videos on youtube. Any owners out there? What's your opinion?
1 Like #4
budget phone with a below average camera!
2 Likes #5
The phone looks to be good. But i would suggest not to buy from banggood as there is no proper response incase there is any problem with the phone.
2 Likes #6
Great phone (I have had the black one since November). It comes with an international ROM that will never be updated so you will have to flash the ROM to get it to receive OTA updates. Seems quite easy to flash a huge number of other ROMs out there. Remember though if this phone goes wrong it will be pain to get fixed or replaced. Flashing the phone may also invalidate the warranty! I have flashed the Indian ROM (English and Indian language) which has updated to the latest Marshmallow and Nougat may be available later this year. You can flash the Chinese ROM and this is already at Nougat. If you are a bit tech savvy then this could be the phone for you. If not I would suggest other options such as a UK bought phone.
#7
magicmason20
budget phone with a below average camera!

Sure the camera is not up to the S7 standards but is good in good lighting. Plenty of reviews online.
3 Likes #8
Great phone, been using mine with stable Marshmallow ROM and it flies. Best not to buy if you are not tech savvy. Camera is pretty average but the performance is amazing, and I don't think a good camera is worth the extra £200 minima outlay for one.
#9
if only there was a 5.5 inch version

zuk edge is expensive
1 Like #10
Decent phone, it's a bit thick, but the extra battery life is the advantage you gain.

It's fast, solid hardware, and very stable.
If you are looking for a high spec 5" mobile at a bargain price, this is the one to get.


Edit: just to add, using this on Three mobile, and reception is great. Band 20 missing has been a non-issue so far


Edited By: solid on Mar 08, 2017 15:38: Spelling
1 Like #11
To answer the questions no band 20 which is used by Vodafone, o2 and 3 in some way for 4g, treat it as having no guarantee, may have malware on it, you will most likely get hit with customs charges if you use anything but standard free delivery. If you can deal with All that a well specked phone for the price
#12
malky39
To answer the questions no band 20 which is used by Vodafone, o2 and 3 in some way for 4g, treat it as having no guarantee, may have malware on it, you will most likely get hit with customs charges if you use anything but standard free delivery. If you can deal with All that a well specked phone for the price

EE use band 20 for 4G too. O2 is the main loser here because all of its 4G is band 20, the other carriers all have other 4G bands as well.
#13
if only it had micro sd...
6 Likes #14
I got this about 4 weeks ago when it was on offer for £150.
It's slightly thicker than most modern android phones, the camera isn't great, it doesn't have an SD slot & the keyboard was freezing a lot after updating. I have since uninstalled all the updates and it's been fine ever since.
it has a lovely sleek robust feel, is really nippy for everyday use, the screen is lovely, battery life lasts the day and will survive the night on standby, USB C with quick charging (quick charge plug required separately), finger print sensor, multi-featured home button works VERY well, oh and massive 64gb storage.
For me, the pro's far outweigh the cons and it's the best value for money phone I've ever bought (I've had quite a few)
1 Like #15
coming up at over £148 now :\
#16
Jijin2
if only it had micro sd...

Excellent excuse not to buy. Out of interest, if it had Micro SD, what would you have picked out instead?
#17
ezzer72
Jijin2
if only it had micro sd...

Excellent excuse not to buy. Out of interest, if it had Micro SD, what would you have picked out instead?


Rest is fine but without micro it's not really an upgrade from my LG G4 (I could live with a worse camera)
1 Like #18
pontprennau
coming up at over £148 now :\

You need to put in the code
2 Likes #19
Hi all, waiting on mine - its at the royal mail office now - (got the red card) so its missed customs :) Seems like banggood sends it to Switzerland (Swiss Post) then to the uk. Only took 8 days! wow super fast tbh.

Ok so i will be following this guide on youtube to install stock rom:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NB61a8N1TTw

Which rom should i go for - Indian or Chinese rom? the Chinese is at 7.0 nougat which seem appealing - anyone tried this over the indian rom (not sure when this or if this will go to 7.0 ZUI 2.5)
1 Like #20
I give this deal a hot. Decent phone with a huge CPU/RAM spec for the price and OP has made the effort to explain no B20 etc.

Only unknown is if there's any custom/3rd party firmware on this.

http://www.trustedreviews.com/lenovo-zuk-z2-review

Edited By: Picard123 on Mar 04, 2017 19:29
#21
Hot, loved my ZUK Z1 back in the day. If I was in the market for a phone I would definitely consider this, even if you're stung by customs you'd be hard pressed to find a better spec for the price.
1 Like #22
why oh why do this and other similar phones not have NFC? Would definitely buy otherwise
#23
is this better than huawei honor 7
#24
only thing stopping me from buying this is no play store, all my music is on Google Play and need google photos....
1 Like #25
Jijin2
if only it had micro sd...


why? personally I don't think this is an issue with 64gb rom.....
#26
cargill85
only thing stopping me from buying this is no play store, all my music is on Google Play and need google photos....

Play Store is easily added. I would recommend putting a custom rom on it anyway and installing the Play Store along with it.
#27
no play store? game changer for me
#28
bluecityste
why oh why do this and other similar phones not have NFC? Would definitely buy otherwise

Because NFC is not a popular feature in phones in the Chinese market.

Edited By: supermann on Mar 05, 2017 00:25
#29
I'm staying away from Chinese phones at the moment. I recently bought a oukitel k6000 pro. great phone for the price. but I did a debloat scan and found the adup spyware. I got it off Amazon and it appears like a serious beach of privacy, GPS, SMS, call recording, remote app installation. kind of unsettling when using banking apps, even signing into Google.

adup 700 million phone infected

Edited By: silverblueray on Mar 05, 2017 03:37: spelling
#30
silverblueray
I'm staying away from Chinese phones at the moment. I recently bought a oukitel k6000 pro. great phone for the price. but I did a debloat scan and found the adup spyware. I got it off Amazon and it appears like a serious beach of privacy, GPS, SMS, call recording, remote app installation. kind of unsettling when using banking apps, even signing into Google.

adup 700 million phone infected


The Adups spyware is also on the Elephone P8000 and the UMI Rome as well as the BLU range of phones sold on Amazon.
1 Like #31
komi
Hi all, waiting on mine - its at the royal mail office now - (got the red card) so its missed customs :) Seems like banggood sends it to Switzerland (Swiss Post) then to the uk. Only took 8 days! wow super fast tbh.
Ok so i will be following this guide on youtube to install stock rom: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NB61a8N1TTw
Which rom should i go for - Indian or Chinese rom? the Chinese is at 7.0 nougat which seem appealing - anyone tried this over the indian rom (not sure when this or if this will go to 7.0 ZUI 2.5)

Already been ventured into, in comment 6 above, lol, also mentioned again here:

davt99
Great phone (I have had the black one since November). It comes with an international ROM that will never be updated so you will have to flash the ROM to get it to receive OTA updates. Seems quite easy to flash a huge number of other ROMs out there. Remember though if this phone goes wrong it will be pain to get fixed or replaced. Flashing the phone may also invalidate the warranty! I have flashed the Indian ROM (English and Indian language) which has updated to the latest Marshmallow and Nougat may be available later this year. You can flash the Chinese ROM and this is already at Nougat. If you are a bit tech savvy then this could be the phone for you. If not I would suggest other options such as a UK bought phone.

Let us know of your progress please?. :-)
#32
Received this phone from bang good earlier this week and absolutely love it. So well built. I have an android 7 ROM on it and don't think I'd be happy with the ROM that comes on it out of the box so be aware knowledge of Roms and stuff could be important

Took just over 2 weeks

Edited By: joshtbh on Mar 05, 2017 09:04
#33
ezzer72
Jijin2
if only it had micro sd...
Excellent excuse not to buy. Out of interest, if it had Micro SD, what would you have picked out instead?
In what world does anyone need to justify their purchases to you?
#34
joshtbh
Received this phone from bang good earlier this week and absolutely love it. So well built. I have an android 7 ROM on it and don't think I'd be happy with the ROM that comes on it out of the box so be aware knowledge of Roms and stuff could be important

Took just over 2 weeks
Could you link to the ROM you used?
#35
Jijin2
if only it had micro sd...


what a stupid reason. my Oppo 1+1 is 64gb if you're storing more than 64gb on your phone then you're not managing storage correctly. USB OTG is the way forward!
#36
nanuek
ezzer72
Jijin2
if only it had micro sd...
Excellent excuse not to buy. Out of interest, if it had Micro SD, what would you have picked out instead?
In what world does anyone need to justify their purchases to you?

I was being sarcastic, but in almost every thread there's a feeble 'if it had xxxx I'd be all over it'.

Either buy something or don't, but there's no need to spout rubbish like that IMO.
#37
Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXMxbvLk8BQ
Other issues: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-MmWqNrCH4

Hardware seems pretty good for the price but UI/Lenovo ROM doesn't seem as good as the excellent MIUI 8 on the Xiaomi phones. Obviously no SD card slot either or quite as battery efficient as the Redmi 4 phones.

Edited By: Picard123 on Mar 05, 2017 10:31
1 Like #38
Any customs taxes on it?
#39
Picard123
Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXMxbvLk8BQ
Other issues: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-MmWqNrCH4
Hardware seems pretty good for the price but UI/Lenovo ROM doesn't seem as good as the excellent MIUI 8 on the Xiaomi phones. Obviously no SD card slot either or quite as battery efficient as the Redmi 4 phones.
https://forum.xda-developers.com/zuk-z2-pro/development/z2-pro-miui-8-touch-drivers-support-t3520833


Maybe a Muiu ROM on the z2 might be the way forward
#40
nublets2k
malky39
To answer the questions no band 20 which is used by Vodafone, o2 and 3 in some way for 4g, treat it as having no guarantee, may have malware on it, you will most likely get hit with customs charges if you use anything but standard free delivery. If you can deal with All that a well specked phone for the price
EE use band 20 for 4G too. O2 is the main loser here because all of its 4G is band 20, the other carriers all have other 4G bands as well.

I'm on EE and its great reception and speed.

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