How Looks Lenovo’s Current Flagship
The Lenovo ZUK Edge is controlled with a Snapdragon 821 CPU that utilizations second gen Samsung 14nm FiFET LPP innovation. Along these lines it accompanies a quad-center 4x Qualcomm Kryo CPU timed up to 2.35GHz and Adreno 530 GPU. The Snapdragon 821 gives 10% better execution in contrast with more seasoned Snapdragon 820, while the GPU execution has enhanced by 5%.
In addition, the Lenovo ZUK Edge is outfitted with a 64GB quick UFS 2.0 interior memory and double channel 6GB LPDDR4 RAM. This arrangement gives the best execution to little applications and also vast 3D diversions. So clients will confront no issues when propelling diverse applications.
To comprehend whether the producer could take full advantage of these design we tried the Lenovo ZUK Edge by means of various benchmarks.
Taking a gander at the principal benchmarks at AnTuTu 6.3.1 we can see the vast majority of time the Snapdragon 821 CPU works between half – 100% the greater part of time, the general load is between 80%-100% that implies it gives too high CPU use.
With respect to every center, each of the four centers work at the same time, however the extensive centers (2-3) can achieve the most elevated recurrence of 2.35GHz, while the little centers (0-1) stack up to 60%. In this way, we can finish up the Snapdragon 821 general execution is steady, every one of the four centers keep running in the meantime, and the chip can control the power and center warmth.
Thereafter, the Lenovo ZUK Edge was tested via an AnTuTu sub-test. It scored 162,373 points, and this helps the phone ranking on the third position after the iPhone 7 Plus, and iPhone 7. Moreover, the ZUK Edge was compared to the iPhone 7, and as you can see the overall performance provided by the Snapdragon 821 is better than Apple’s newest phone.
Below is the comparison table of different CPUs and smartphones. The ZUK Edge is more powerful than the LeEco Le Pro 3.
GeekBench 4 CPU test showed the Lenovo ZUK Edge is not as good as we think. The Huawei Mate 9 Pro and LeEco Le Pro 3 scored more than the ZUK Edge.
If taking into account this benchmark results, the Kirin 960 is the winner.
Then it was tested via GFXBench 4 GPU test. According to the results, the ZUK Edge is in the game again showing 1080p video support at 96fps.
The comparison table is below.
Three beasts in face of the Lenovo ZUK Edge (left), Huawei Mate 9 Pro (middle), and Meizu Pro 6 Plus (right) were put in the AndroBench 5 storage performance test. As you see, the ZUK Edge and Meizu 6 Plus Pro scored almost the same points because both of them come with UFS 2.0 memory, while their main rival sports a fast UFS 2.1 memory.
The comparison table is below.
As for the PCMark comprehensive performance testing shows the Lenovo ZUK Edge reaches 7235 points, which brings the fifth position to the phone.
After the 3DMark GPU test the phone scores 2570 points ranking on the fourth position after the Vivo Xplay5 Ultimate.
I guess all these tests we can conclude the Lenovo ZUK Edge provides great performance that can compete with the top-notch devices.
The Lenovo ZUK Edge is equipped with a 3100mAh battery supporting fast charge technology, but the charger coming with phone is only 13.25W (5.3V / 2.5A). Taking into account this fact we decided to put its battery in a few tests.
The first test was made when there was remaining only 2% of power. It was plugged to charge and charging data was written down for every 10 minutes.
The test showed it took only half an hour to charge the phone to 35%, and one hours to charge to 72%. Than the charging speed decreased, and it took 120 minutes to charge fully.
Thereafter, the phone was tested via AnTuTu battery testing, and the ZUK Edge battery discharged from 89% to 84% in 25 minutes using it heavily. Moreover, the phone was discharged completely after 8 hours.
At last, the ZUK Edge was tested for maximum temperature, and it reach up to 42 ?, which is a normal data.
The phone is packed with a 13MP camera powered with Samsung 2M8 sensor. It comes with Samsung ISOCELL technology that ‘increases light sensitivity and effectively controls the absorption of electrons, resulting in higher color fidelity even in poor lighting conditions’. The sensor size is 1/2.6” at pixel size of 1.34-micron, and the aperture is f/2.2.
The Lenovo ZUK Edge camera features include:
The Lenovo ZUK Edge camera app is too easy to use. There are not many adjustable options.
The camera default ratio is 4:3 at 13MP, but you can increase it up to 16:9 at 10MP.
This camera doesn’t take ideal photos when capturing daytime.
But once the HDR is on, the photos become quite acceptable.
Due to small f/2.2 aperture outdoor photos can be annoying.
Well, this is not a Sony sensor, and seem it affects the photo quality. But this camera comes with a list of useful features such as EIS and nighttime shooting. The latter is the key feature of this camera.
Lenovo tries to change the things with its ZUK arrangement cell phones. The ZUK Z2 was estimated at 1799 yuan ($259) and it was the primary cell phone with Snapdragon 820 at such a low sticker price. There likewise was the ZUK Z2 Pro – the world’s initial 3D body cell phone battling in the top of the line advertise. In this sense, the ZUK Edge can be considered as a ‘bezel-less lead’ at a moderate sticker price.
As for other features we didn’t talk in the article, the Lenovo ZUK Edge runs on ZUI 2.5 based on Android 6.0 that should be upgraded to Android 7.0 in the nearest future. Thus this handset is great even in terms of software.
I guess, all the abovementioned features showed we are dealing with a powerful flagship that will hit the market in January 2017.