Samsung Z2 Review: Price, Specs, Pros and Cons

Review of Samsung Z2 at a Glance:-

Samsung want to catch the market of Entry level smartphone not with the help of Android OS but they want capture in through more simplified Tizen OS; Recently they have launched Samsung Z2 to replace the feature phone from the hand of people which is featuring 4 inches TFT display, 1.5 GHz Spreadtrum chipset, 5MP primary | VGA secondary camera, 8 GB ROM | 1 GB RAM | 128 GB SD card support and 1500 mAh battery.
Although phone is made up of plastic but it don’t looks cheap, rear side has textured feedback which help to create friction in between hand and smartphone body, that protect the handset from slippery. There is lot of area covered by the bezels means phone has 4 inches (a smaller) display and they have maintained 59.5% of screen body ratio, I don’t think this is a smart idea. However the built quality and feel is light as well as compact. 
Samsung maintained its 4.0 inches TFT display with resolutions of 480 x 800 pixels and 233ppi of display density. The emission of colour, brightness and saturation is well balanced for a device of such price. An average user will not have any problem regarding display quality.

Expert say that Tizen is light and easy OS for a user, so it doesn’t require any heavy configured hardware, however this handset is pre-loaded with Spreadtrum SC9830 processor clocked at 1.5 GHz with four cores. There is nothing heavier in Tizen Store to run in phone but all the necessary and popular apps are available for Samsung Z2 like WhatsApp, Facebook, Messenger and MX Player etc. All the apps are running smoothly without any trouble.
Expecting a great camera from such a low cost phone is unfair, however its 5MP camera can take decent photos in presence of good light. These decent photos have enough quality so we can upload them in Social media. We didn’t like the front camera having VGA sensor. Phone is not made for the camera purpose still you can take random pictures from rear camera for memory.
Company decided to install a 1500 mAh battery inside the phone, It seems quite low but the Tizen OS and less power consuming apps maintained the battery for longer time and phone can offer 8 hours talktime.

Specification of Samsung Z2

Operating System
OS- Tizen
OS Version- v2.4
CPU- Spreadtrum SC9830
Clock Speed- 1.5 GHz Cortex-A7
Core- Quad-core 
GPU- Mali-400MP2

Screen and Display
Type- TFT capacitive touchscreen
Size- 4.0 inches  
Display Resolution- 480 x 800 pixels
Display Reinforced- 
Display Density- 233 ppi 
Screen-Body Ratio- 59.5%

Rear- 5 MP
Front- VGA 
Max. Video Resolution- 720p 
Max Video Frames- 30fps

Form and Dimension
Phone Dimension- 121.5 x 63 x 10.8 mm
Form- Bar 
Weight- 127 grams

Data Connection and Connectivity 
4G- LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 8(900), 40(2300)
3G- HSDPA 900 / 2100
Bluetooth- v4.0 
WiFi- 802.11 b/g/n
Headphone Jack- 3.5mm

Proximity- Yes 
Accelerometer- Yes 
Light- Yes 
Gyroscope- Yes
Fingerprint- Yes 

Memory and RAM
Internal (ROM)- 8 GB
External (SD)- 128 GB

SIM Type- Micro SIM 
SIM Support- Dual SIM

Capacity- 1500 mAh
Stand By-  
Talktime- 8 hours

Phone’s Available Colour- Gold, Black and Wine Red

Pros of Samsung Z2

  • Value for Money.
  • The design of phone looks quite attractive.
  • Easy to carry and use.
  • Battery is Removable.
  • Smooth & lag free user experience.
  • Phone support S Bike Mode, Data Saving Mode and Power saving Mode.
  • Battery runs for more than a full day.
  • Phone supports 4G.
  • Free 3 Months Internet with Jio SIM card.
  • External SD card support up to 128 GB.

Cons of Samsung Z2

  • Display looks smaller.
  • Android applications are not supported by the phone.
  • Camera quality is not up to the mark.
  • Limited Apps in Tizen Store.
  • There is nothing new/exciting about the phone.

Why to buy and Final words about Samsung Z2

This smartphone is designed to replace the phone from the hand of feature phone users as they don’t want to spend a lot for a mobile device, actually this phone is promoting 3 things at same time; First it comes up with Free Jio SIM with unlimited free internet offer for 3 Months, Second this handset is also filling the gap as Samsung doesn’t offering any latest handset below 8K, Third it comes up with Tizen OS which is developed by the Samsung and Intel. 

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