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Pre-Sale Global Version Lenovo Z6 Pro 6GB+128GB Snapdragon 855 + Free Air Wireless Earphones £311.96 @ AliExpress / Lenovo Official Store
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Pre-Sale Global Version Lenovo Z6 Pro 6GB+128GB Snapdragon 855 + Free Air Wireless Earphones £311.96 @ AliExpress / Lenovo Official Store

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Posted 6th JunEdited by:"ToxicHazard"

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19:9.5 FHD+ Super AMOLED display with 2340 x 1080 pixels
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Octacore Processor
6GB RAM
128GB ROM + SD Card Support
48MP + 16MP + 8MP + 2MP AI Quad Rear Camera + 32MP Front Camera
4000mAH battery + 27W Quick Charge
Android 9 Pie
In-screen fingerprint sensor
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Wow, this has got everything aside from NFC as far as I can see.
Xiaomi killer?
That's insane for the spec
Incredible specs for the price, wonder what the cameras are really like?
Marker06/06/2019 13:40

Wow, this has got everything aside from NFC as far as I can see.Xiaomi …Wow, this has got everything aside from NFC as far as I can see.Xiaomi killer?


According to GadgetsNow and GSMArena this does have NFC.

EDIT: Seems that it is 50/50 on if this has NFC, some websites say yes, others saying no. Currently assume this does NOT have NFC if you are going to make a purchase. Dont want anyone getting caught out.
Edited by: "ToxicHazard" 6th Jun
The only thing I would be concerned about is the software optimisation , is the phones software any good, ie camera apps etc
Insane price but it's showing up as 399, I do see the flash sale promotion so how do I buy at that price
Sale price starts tomorrow.

I am really tempted... Price, spec, brand, free earbuds potentially.

We talking China import with duty fees or Europe warehouse or.....??
Seems like a lot of phone for the money.
Had the Zuk Z2 (gsmarena.com/len…php) and it was a great phone - still being used today. Fast, battery still decent - and at 5.2" a very manageable size!
The only concern I have is that the software was never updated, so that's something to bear in mind
really is a massive shame about the software. Mi UI is actually decent with more support from xda, but this does have micro sd
Edited by: "Cavs" 6th Jun
Software seems shockingly bad. From what I have seen does not have NFC. Those 2 for me a massive deal breakers. Still a decent price if your willing to take a risk.
I think when you read the opinions from the owners (m.gsmarena.com/len…php) you realise that, not only the software issue, also camera and finger print reader not up to the standard. My personal opinion is go for refurbished or used Samsung s10 or Huawei p30 for extra £100.
solid06/06/2019 14:23

Had the Zuk Z2 (https://www.gsmarena.com/lenovo_zuk_z2_pro-8038.php) and …Had the Zuk Z2 (https://www.gsmarena.com/lenovo_zuk_z2_pro-8038.php) and it was a great phone - still being used today. Fast, battery still decent - and at 5.2" a very manageable size!The only concern I have is that the software was never updated, so that's something to bear in mind


Lineage android 9 is now officially supported on the ZUK Z2 , when my Honor 9 stops gettings security updates I will move back to the zuk z2 with lineage.

Software is bad on Lenovo, even Honor update their phones. If it had android one support, it would be better
Edited by: "MrCharlie" 6th Jun
AmmarM9806/06/2019 14:50

Software seems shockingly bad. From what I have seen does not have NFC. …Software seems shockingly bad. From what I have seen does not have NFC. Those 2 for me a massive deal breakers. Still a decent price if your willing to take a risk.


NFC will always be a deal breaker for me, my debit card is gathering dust somewhere
What's the software like on Lenovo phones? Is it close to stock Android?
Liam248506/06/2019 15:33

What's the software like on Lenovo phones? Is it close to stock Android?


Zuk Z2 was different to stock Android.

Some bits were great (the fingerprint sensor acted like a mini touch pad, you could swipe left and right, and different things could happen). But, it worked differently to stock - you'd get used to it, but don't expect stock (unbless you put Linage OS onto it)
Edited by: "solid" 7th Jun
Wow, but I wanna see reviews on this. Looks like a spec beast for the price.
koolpubba06/06/2019 15:01

I think when you read the opinions from the owners …I think when you read the opinions from the owners (https://m.gsmarena.com/lenovo_z6_pro-reviews-9671.php) you realise that, not only the software issue, also camera and finger print reader not up to the standard. My personal opinion is go for refurbished or used Samsung s10 or Huawei p30 for extra £100.


there is no confirmation that they own the device most of their comments are assumption and rubbish if you consider that they may not own the device...
I can't believe how El Cheapo this is, but as others have said it's all about the software and updates which will be a pain in the El Arso
8GB version is only £20 more, also can get a $10 coupon from their storefront, here is the direct link if it works: sale.aliexpress.com/__p…9.0

Still a small number left with the free earphones if the counter is correct, so 8GB/128GB model + earphones for £323ish with a fee free card, or 6GB/128GB model + earphones for £300ish with a fee free card.
Brand wise, I think I prefer the Xiaomi Mi 9, but then it already has Lineage OS so that is a big driving factor for that preference to me. Looking at this phone, I expect Lineage will come and it should be very good for the money. Plus while the 6GB version is cheap for the money compared to the Xiaomi (6GB/64GB is about this price on the Xiaomi, 6GB/128GB is around the £350 price), the 8GB/128GB seems rediculously cheap.

Like many others I loved my ZUK Z2. I flashed a custom rom on it day 1 and hence couldn't update to Android Pie due to changes to the baseband (common problem on xda) which took a while to fix. However, it is now on Android Pie. Bearing in mind the ZUK Z2 was released in 2016 with Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow) and has official upgrades to Android 8.0 (Oreo), I don't really understand the comments about the software never being updated. Official Lineage OS on Android Pie though was a no brainer for it so hopefully Lineage comes to this as well.
Edited by: "nige182" 7th Jun
I have never had my Zuk Z2 updated. Never received any notifications to do so.
If you can explain how you got them (without resorting to XDA, 3rd party ROMs, or unlocking the bootloader), I' d be grateful.

As far as my experience goes, the Z2 didn't get any updates, and therefore anyone buying a Lenovo should be aware of this.
This is a great deal, no doubt, (and I do not regret buying the Z2, other than teh lack of updates) but just know what you may be getting into.
solid07/06/2019 09:35

I have never had my Zuk Z2 updated. Never received any notifications to do …I have never had my Zuk Z2 updated. Never received any notifications to do so. If you can explain how you got them (without resorting to XDA, 3rd party ROMs, or unlocking the bootloader), I' d be grateful.As far as my experience goes, the Z2 didn't get any updates, and therefore anyone buying a Lenovo should be aware of this. This is a great deal, no doubt, (and I do not regret buying the Z2, other than teh lack of updates) but just know what you may be getting into.


Which version of the ZUK Z2 did you have? Both the China and India versions did get updates, but India which is what mine was on originally and I suspect what yours is did not get many. China however got various updates. You need to flash to China to get the baseband update to update to Pie as well. My understanding is India got official updates to Nougat (yours may have shipped with that rather than Marshmallow) and China got official updates to Oreo.

I am not sure the easiest way to check, but one way to check (hopefully this is the same on your rom as mine) is going into settings>about phone>android version, under baseband there will be a string of text then a version number, 1.70xxx is China, 1.76xxx is India, anything older and there should be an OTA update for you if you are on stock rom.
Crazy price and tempting until I saw the never never delivery times, add to that possible HRMC duties and the eagerness dies a little
Heat added all the same.
nige18207/06/2019 09:50

Which version of the ZUK Z2 did you have? Both the China and India …Which version of the ZUK Z2 did you have? Both the China and India versions did get updates, but India which is what mine was on originally and I suspect what yours is did not get many. China however got various updates. You need to flash to China to get the baseband update to update to Pie as well. My understanding is India got official updates to Nougat (yours may have shipped with that rather than Marshmallow) and China got official updates to Oreo.I am not sure the easiest way to check, but one way to check (hopefully this is the same on your rom as mine) is going into settings>about phone>android version, under baseband there will be a string of text then a version number, 1.70xxx is China, 1.76xxx is India, anything older and there should be an OTA update for you if you are on stock rom.


We must have different versions.
I have settings > about > android version

And that is as far as it goes. There is no option for baseband.
My android version is 6.0.1
Myzui version is 2.0.093 ST

It's no big deal, but I've had no updates to mine ever, for whatever reason. It's been a reliable phone regards, and i have no regrets buying it. Curious why I never received any updates, though
Edited by: "solid" 8th Jun
solid08/06/2019 09:09

We must have different versions.I have settings > about > android …We must have different versions.I have settings > about > android versionAnd that is as far as it goes. There is no option for baseband.My android version is 6.0.1Myzui version is 2.0.093 STIt's no big deal, but I've had no updates to mine ever, for whatever reason. It's been a reliable phone regards, and i have no regrets buying it. Curious why I never received any updates, though


Google shows that several people have had similar problems. Results are that some people had to use a VPN to India or China to get the update to show. Others had reported to seller who confirmed that phone was actually faulty. And others have suggested it is actually not a stock ROM but someone has installed a modified ROM onto it that looks stock but has their own bloatware on it and updater blocked.
solid07/06/2019 09:35

I have never had my Zuk Z2 updated. Never received any notifications to do …I have never had my Zuk Z2 updated. Never received any notifications to do so. If you can explain how you got them (without resorting to XDA, 3rd party ROMs, or unlocking the bootloader), I' d be grateful.As far as my experience goes, the Z2 didn't get any updates, and therefore anyone buying a Lenovo should be aware of this. This is a great deal, no doubt, (and I do not regret buying the Z2, other than teh lack of updates) but just know what you may be getting into.



I'm guessing you had a shop ROM installed on yours. Basically, it has the appearance of an official ROM but with added languages and Google apps. Best to visit either the XDA or ZUK Fans forums to get instructions on how to flash the authentic ROM, or, better yet, install AEX/Resurrection custom ROMs (and modded GCam) to get the best out of the hardware, which is sorely undermined by the stock software anyway.

TL;DR: You will have to resort to the options you handwaved, I'm afraid.
Edited by: "MRDA" 18th Jul
MRDA18/07/2019 04:41

I'm guessing you had a shop ROM installed on yours. Basically, it has the …I'm guessing you had a shop ROM installed on yours. Basically, it has the appearance of an official ROM but with added languages and Google apps. Best to visit either the XDA or ZUK Fans forums to get instructions o how to flash the authentic ROM, or, better yet, install AEX/Resurrection custom ROMs(and modded GCam) to get the best out of the hardware, which is sorely undermined by the stock software anyway.TL;DR: You will have to resort to the options you handwaved, I'm afraid.


That's very useful, thanks for confirming.
solid18/07/2019 08:01

That's very useful, thanks for confirming.



I should also add that you need to flash the custom ROM first (and update to a sufficient point) in order to root it and make use of the custom ROMs. The good news is that if you flash the initial ZUI ROM correctly, you should get OTA updates to the most recent ZUI (Oreo. If you want Pie after that, go with the AEX or Resurrection ROMs).
MRDA18/07/2019 09:57

I should also add that you need to flash the custom ROM first (and update …I should also add that you need to flash the custom ROM first (and update to a sufficient point) in order to root it and make use of the custom ROMs. The good news is that if you flash the initial ZUI ROM correctly, you should get OTA updates to the most recent ZUI (Oreo. If you want Pie after that, go with the AEX or Resurrection ROMs).


Do you have a link to teh ROM I would need to flash forst, by any chance?
Phone and earphones arrived, they had declared it with a low value and it didn't get caught for VAT luckily. Was double jiffy bagged as well.

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Downside is how they had chose to put them in the bag, they put the plug in first, then the phone. So the box has become a bit crushed by the plug during transit.

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I do like all the added Motorola branding though.
nige18220/07/2019 13:44

Phone and earphones arrived, they had declared it with a low value and it …Phone and earphones arrived, they had declared it with a low value and it didn't get caught for VAT luckily. Was double jiffy bagged as well.[Image] Downside is how they had chose to put them in the bag, they put the plug in first, then the phone. So the box has become a bit crushed by the plug during transit.[Image] [Image] I do like all the added Motorola branding though.


Does it have nfc? Thanks.
tricky1981uk24/07/2019 23:38

Does it have nfc? Thanks.


Hi, no it does not.

Regarding the customs, I did check as although they put a low value on, it seemed a bit higher than normal... and yes, they had actually declared it a little above the customs threshold (converting USD on the packaging to GBP, it would have been about a fiver over) so it 'could' have got caught. However it was delivered Royal Mail and in my experience, unless they have changed policy recently, they ask you to pay customs and VAT before delivery.
Edited by: "nige182" 25th Jul
It feels like I should comment on the included case and screen protector... they are ok. The case is your basic TPU clear rubber affair, albeit it does feel better made than your cheap 99p one (my biggest gripes of which in the past have been due to gradual yellowing over time and that dirt/lint from your pocket creeps into them), it is I would say thinner but feels nicer, has a slightly textured inside for some reason and has all the right holes. The screen protector is a basic plastic one, I would say a little thicker than most (but obviously doesn't interfere with the in screen fingerprint or they wouldn't include it (there is actually a nice little note on the screen protector sleeve that reads "If you use other film instead, please make sure the film support in-display fingerprint recognition function"). Both would set you up day one if like me you don't like to take it out of the house until you have them. I however do prefer tempered glass screen protectors (not sure if they will interfere with the in screen fingerprint sensor or not) and prefer more of a 'shockproof' style case or at a push those s-line style tpu ones. However, one major advantage of this case is that I do think the back cover of the phone is the best design I have ever owned and the clear case shows it off still.
Edited by: "nige182" 25th Jul
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