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Samsung Z2 Review: Smartphone for Beginners.

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As per the title, Samsung Z2 is a smartphone for the beginners who wants some basic smartphone at affordable price. Here is the Samsung Z2 Review.

Key Features of Tizen Z2:

Display

4.0-inch

Processor

1.5 GHz Quad Core

Front Camera

0.3 MP

Resolution

480*800 pixels

RAM

1 GB

OS

Tizen

Storage

8 GB

Rear Camera

5 MP

Battery

1500 mAh

 

Galaxy Z2 Detailed Review:

Design:

On the front side display of 4-inch WVGA, with Samsung branding, notification LED. Earpiece, and three navigation keys. The center button is physical, flanked by app switcher and back buttons. On the right side, we have volume buttons while powering buttons on left side. On the top edge of the phone, we have audio jack 3.5 mm, while USB port at bottom of the phone.

The rear camera comes with 5 MP with LED flash and speaker. The front camera is 0.3 MP.

Display:

Samsung Z2 comes with a 4-inch WVGA display with 480×800 pixel screen resolution. The Z2’s display looks a bit washed out, especially at the highest brightness levels. It’s not exactly bad, but the colors aren’t very punchy and the blacks aren’t, well, entirely black. However, the small size definitely not for those heavy on mobile gaming and media consumption.

Camera:

The rear camera is a 5-megapixel fixed-focus sensor that takes very average photos and also finds it hard to focus on close-up objects. Noise is hard to spot in bright natural light, but there is next to no detail when you zoom in on an image. Also, the parts of a scene in shadow tend to come out extremely dark. Samsung offers a slew of shooting modes, including one for fast moving objects and a night mode to bring out a bit lighter in dimly lit places. There’s also a beauty mode for the rear camera, a Pro mode for changing things like exposure and white balance, and the option to shoot panoramas.

The front is a measly VGA sensor and quality is as poor as one would expect.

Battery Life:

Z2 comes with 1500 mAh battery. You get power saving mode for putting the phone in reserve mode. With this mode enabled, the phone can last almost twice as long as it would with ultra-power saving mode off although the battery endurance of the phone was good enough to never make me reach for the battery saving mode.

Performance:

Stutters in regular usage are hard to come by; there’s a lag of a second between the moment you click on an app icon and the moment when the app actually starts up, but slow app launching speeds are to be expected on such a low-end device. Z2 is powered by a 1.5Ghz quad-core Spreadtrum (SC9830) processor clubbed with 1GB RAM and 8GB internal memory which is further expandable by up to 128GB via micro SD card.

Software:

Samsung Z2 runs the company’s home-grown Tizen OS. It also comes with Reliance Jio’s apps such as Jio Beats (for music), Jio on Demand (for movies and TV shows) and My Jio (to manage account and services). The phone also comes with some useful features such as My Money Transfer, S Bike mode, Ultra data saving. There are also a few preloaded apps like WhatsApp and OLA. No app drawer in Z2.

The Z2 also comes preloaded with the My Money Transfer app for allowing money transfer between different bank accounts, without the need of an internet connection.

Samsung Z2 Pros and Cons:

Pros:

Reliance Jio Preview offer.

Less complicated OS.

Cons:

Low chipset.

Samsung Z2 Price in India:

Samsung Z2 will cost you around Rs.4650/- in India. It is available on Amazon.

Conclusion:

Samsung is targeting the Tizen OS-powered Z2 at budget consumers as well as those looking to make their first switch from a feature phone to a smart device. The Samsung Z2 could become the first smartphone for a lot of users who are looking at a feature-packed device at an affordable price. But, will it make the cut amongst similarly designed Android phones? We will have to wait and see.

Samsung Z2
  • Display
  • Camera
  • Battery Life
  • Processor
2.9

Summary

Samsung is targeting the Tizen OS-powered Z2 at budget consumers as well as those looking to make their first switch from a feature phone to a smart device. The Samsung Z2 could become the first smartphone for a lot of users who are looking at a feature-packed device at an affordable price. But, will it make the cut amongst similarly designed Android phones? We will have to wait and see.

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