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
|Resolution||480 x 800 (WVGA)|
|CPU Speed||1.5 GHz|
|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|
|External Memory||Yes, Expandable Up To 128 GB|
|Sim Size||Micro-SIM (3FF)|
|2G Sim||GSM900, DCS1800|
|4G TDD LTE||B40(2300)|
|USB Version||USB 2.0|
|Headphone||3.5 mm Stereo|
|Wi-Fi/Wi-Fi Direct||802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz, Yes|
|Operating Software||Tizen v2.4|
|Color+||Black, Gold and Red|
|Form Factor||Touchscreen Bar|
|Dimension||121.5 x 63.0 x 10.8 mm|
|Water Resistant/Dust Proof||No|
|Ambient Light Sensor||No|
|Standard Battery Capacity||1500 mAh|
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|