Reviewing the Stunning Zuk Edge

No-bezel smartphones are becoming mainstream and with that said, it will be interesting to know what Lenevo is bringing to the market. The Zuk Edge by Lenevo is conditioned as an edge-to-edge aka bezel-less device and smartphone lovers have been waiting for a long time for this to launch. Now that it is officially unveiled, let’s take a look at what it has to offer.

Lenovo zuk edge

Design

The Lenovo ZUK Edge comes with an enhanced design crafted with 2.5D glass and metal frame.  Below the screen there is a touch sensitive Home button. You have to long press to return to the previous screen, long press to go to main screen, slide left/right for various operations and it also supports fingerprint recognition. The roof of the phone houses only a small microphone hole for noise cancellation. The bottom comes with a USB Type-C interface, a 3.5mm audio jack, another microphone and a speaker. The volume rocker and the power button are located on the right side. The SIM card slot is positioned on the left. There are two nano SIM card slots, but sadly there is no microSD card expansion. The smartphone weighs at 160 grams and is available in two colour variants – titanium black and ceramic white. It is also Lenovo’s first phone to come with a touch Home button. Thus there is no capacitive home button in the front.

Performance

Powered by a Snapdragon 821 CPU that uses second gen Samsung 14nm FiFET LPP technology, the Lenovo ZUK Edge comes with a quad-core 4x Qualcomm Kryo CPU clocked at 2.35GHz and Adreno 530 GPU. The Lenovo ZUK Edge comes with a 64GB fast UFS 2.0 internal memory onboard and dual-channel 6GB LPDDR4 RAM. These specifications provide the best performance for different apps and heavy 3D games. Talking about cores, all four cores work concurrently but the large cores (2-3) can reach upto 2.35GHz while the small cores (0-1) could load upto 60% making it possible for the chip to control power and heating.

Charging

The Lenovo ZUK Edge is built with a 3100mAh battery which supports fast charge technology, but the charger coming with phone is only 13.25W (5.3V / 2.5A). According to AnTuTu benchmark app testing, the battery discharged from 89% to 84% in 25 minutes; basically the phone was discharged fully after 8 hours.

Camera

The rear camera is a 13MP camera which is powered with a Samsung 2M8 sensor. It features the Samsung ISOCELL technology that improves light sensitivity and successfully controls the inclusion of electrons resulting in higher colour reliability even in low lighting conditions. The sensor size is 1/2.6” at 1.34-micron and the aperture is f/2.2. Other camera features include EIS + auxiliary sensor image stabilization, PDAF + CAF focus, Fastest AF speed of 0.1s, 4K video recording and supports 960 fps slow-motion video recording as well. The frontal shooter settles at 8MP that supports up to 1080p video recording.

The Bottom Line

Lenovo has tried changing things with its ZUK series Smartphones and we can round up by agreeing that Lenovo ZUK Edge offers a brilliant performance that can easily vie with the top-notch devices currently present in the market.

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by techtalks @TechTalks February 20, 2017 12:33 PM UTC

DIGITAL DEBATE

Mobile Upgrades: Killing The Product Before Its Time?

Have to agree. The speed of newer phone models within the same series and newer app versions lead to more thought put into buying decisions. Phone lines have a definite short shelf life

Lionel Gurjao

Frequently upgrading the software is a real problem as updating the software might cause your phone to lag because of the older hardware.

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They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

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They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

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