Samsung Z2 Review

An international as well as multi-brand company Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd has been serving the world by manufacturing and retailing different types of electrical commodities and other military products for more than 70 years. The same corporation unveiled a new smartphone known as the Samsung Galaxy Z2 on August, 2016 in India and other parts of the country. Though Samsung manufactures smartphones that uses Android OS, it also manufactures smartphones that use the Tizen OS. In the same way, the Samsung Galaxy Z2 is also smartphone that was launched by featuring Tizen OS. Moreover, talking about Tizen OS, it provides features like Ultra Data Saving Mode, S Bike mode, and My Money Transfer that are pre-loaded in the device. The features like Ultra Data Saving mode, S Bike mode are well-unknown to us, however, My Money Transfer is a feature which enables the users to manage their transactions and create a mini bank statement. The successor and the predecessor of this device were Samsung Z3 and Samsung Z1 respectively.

The Samsung Z2, because it lies in small scale devices, is made up of plastic body just like it’s predecessor Z1. The Samsung Z2, just like other small and low range devices, lacks the protection of Corning Gorilla Glass. Compared to its predecessor Samsung Z1, this device is quite thick and is little weighty too. Just like other smartphones manufactured by Samsung, Samsung Z2 has got the same design. The device has got an earpiece on the brink on its front part along with front facing camera. The device, however, lacks sensors. The home button exists below the screen having recent app button and back button on each sides. The home button doesn’t works as a fingerprint sensor. Besides, the Samsung Z2, just like other small range devices manufactured by Samsung, lacks backlit functionality, and is not supported by any type of notification indicator.

The Samsung Galaxy Z2 has got a power button on the right-hand side. The volume adjusting keys have been placed on the left-hand side of the device. Furthermore, a mic and USB Type-B port has been placed at the bottom of the device. The speaker grille has been placed on the backside of the device along with rear camera. The SIM cards slots and MicroSD card slot have been placed beneath the back panel. The 3.5 mm stereo earphone socket, however, has been placed on the top of the device.

Talking about the display, the Samsung Z2 has been furnished with 4.0 inches TFT capacitive touchscreen with 480 x 800 pixels ~233 ppi pixel density. The device, because it has got TFT screen, the display is not that much good, viewing angles are not attractive, and doesn’t delivers vibrant color output. Besides, its predecessor Samsung Z1 had PLS TFT capacitive screen. The Samsung Z2 just like and other J Series devices, lacks ambient light sensor, which means the users have to manually adjust the brightness to use their device in intense. Furthermore, the device lacks Corning Gorilla Glass which is used to protect the screen from being scratched.

The Samsung Z2 runs Tizen OS v2.4 out of the box, whereas, its predecessor was furnished by Tizen OS v2.3. Moreover, the Samsung Z2 has been featured by Spreadtrum SC9830 chipset, Quad-Core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A7 CPU. Moreover, the device has been furnished by Mali-400MP2 graphic processor. The phone comes with 8 GB of internal memory. Moreover, the device features microSD card slot which means the memory can be expanded up to 128 GB. Besides, the device comes with 1 GB of RAM.

Furthermore, the Samsung Z2 has been supplied with 5 MP, f/2.2 aperture lens rear camera. The device comes with single LED flashlight. Moreover, the device has been furnished with VGA, f/2.4 aperture lens front facing camera. The rear camera also captures video at [email protected] Comparing it with it’s predecessor, the Samsung Z1 had 3.15 MP rear camera and VGA front facing camera.

Furthermore, the device comes with Li-Ion 1500 mAh removable battery. Because the device lies in the small range device, it lacks adaptive fast charging functionality, which are unseen in the devices of Z as well as J Series. The battery, however, is not good and gives normal backup just like other low range devices. The device is available in red, gold and black color.

Samsung Z2 Price in Nepal : Rs.7,290 (Around)

Samsung Z2 Specification

Display

 Size  4.0 inches
 Resolution  480 x 800 (WVGA)
 Color Depth  262K

Processor

 CPU Speed  1.5 GHz
 CPU Type  Octa-Core

Camera

 Video Recording Resolution  HD (1280 x 720)@30fps
 Main Camera Resolution  CMOS 5.0 MP
 Front Camera Resolution  CMOS VGA
 Main Camera Auto-focus  No

Memory

 RAM  1 GB
 ROM  8 GB
 External Memory  Yes, Expandable Up To 128 GB

Network/Bearer^

 Multi-Sim  Dual-SIM
 Sim Size  Micro-SIM (3FF)
 2G Sim  GSM900, DCS1800
 2G CDMA  NA
 3G CDMA  NA
 3G TD-CDMA  NA
 4G TDD LTE  B40(2300)

Connectivity

 ANT+  No
 USB Version  USB 2.0
 Headphone  3.5 mm Stereo
 Wi-Fi/Wi-Fi Direct  802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz, Yes
 Bluetooth  Bluetooth v4.0
 MHL  No
 PC Sync  No
 Location  GPS, Glonass
  NFC  No

Software

 Operating Software  Tizen v2.4

Physical Information

 Color+  Black, Gold and Red
 Form Factor  Touchscreen Bar
 Dimension  121.5 x 63.0 x 10.8 mm
 Weight  127 g
 Water Resistant/Dust Proof  No

Sensors

 Compass/Magnetometer  No
 Proximity Sensor  No
 Accelerometer  Yes
 Ambient Light Sensor  No
 Gyroscope  No
 Barometer  No
 Temperature Sensor  No

Battery

 Standard Battery Capacity  1500 mAh
 Removable  Yes

Audio and Video

 Video Playing Format  MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV
 Video Playing Resolution  FHD (1920 x 1080)@30fps
 Audio Playing Format  MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC

 

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