A new mobile phone company is testing its luck here in the Philippines, the Lenovo backed Z.U.K. with its ZUK Z1 smartphone.

This one boasts ‘flagship features’ at a relatively affordable price. For ₱15,299, it offers a 5.5-inch full HD display, 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB of RAM, Cyanogen OS and a massive 4,100mAh battery!

As previously mentioned, the ZUK Z1 runs on Cyanogen OS which provides stock Android Lollipop user interface but with additional, useful features. A Marshmallow update is also in the works.

Photography is handled by a 13 Megapixel main camera with Optical Image Stabilization at the back and an 8MP selfie snapper at the front.

ZUK Z1 back
There are two color options – white and gray.

The ZUK Z1 has two nano SIM slots and can connect to 4G LTE networks. Dual band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.1 are also present.

It comes with plenty of storage space at 64GB although there’s no microSD card slot. USB OTG is supported through a USB Type-C adaptor.

ZUK Z1 box
What’s in the ZUK Z1 box?

Its home button doubles as a finger print sensor while the 4,100mAh battery can last up to two days on a single charge and supports fast charging.

This is now available in some physical stores in major cities throughout the country.


  • 5.5-Inch Full HD IPS Display (1080 x 1920 Pixels, 401 ppi)
  • Android 5.1.1 Lollipop OS with CyanogenMod
  • Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801 Chipset
  • 2.5GHz Quad Core Krait 400 CPU
  • Adreno 330 GPU
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 13.0 Megapixel Autofocus Main Camera with OIS and Dual LED Flash
  • 8.0 Megapixel Front Camera
  • 64GB Internal Storage
  • No MicroSD Card Slot
  • Dual SIM (Nano)
  • 4G LTE, 3G HSPA, 2G EDGE and GPRS Networks
  • Dual Band Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Bluetooth 4.1
  • A-GPS with GLONASS
  • USB Type-C
  • 3.5mm Audio Jack
  • Noise Cancellation
  • Finger Print Sensor
  • Compass
  • Gyroscope
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • 4,100mAh Li-Po Battery (Non-removable)
  • ₱15,299.00 Official Price in the Philippines