Samsung launched its first Tizen smartphone in the budget segment in India. We haven’t got a review unit yet but here we give you an idea of where the Z1 stands in competition.
The front of the phone features a glossy panel that houses a 4-inch WVGA (480x800p) PLS display. We found the display to be decent with good viewing angles though the brightness levels could have been better.
PROCESSOR & OPERATING SYSTEM
The Samsung Z1 is powered by a 1.2GHz A7 dual-core processor and 768MB RAM, It runs Tizen 2.3 OS. Samsung says the Z1 delivers a faster boot time and enhanced web performance to offer users faster page loading times with decreased data usage. The phone also features an ‘Ultra Power Saving Mode’ to stretch the battery backup.
BATTERY & CAMERA & STORAGE
The phone sports a 3.1MP rear camera with LED flash and a VGA front camera. While it’s difficult to comment on the quality of the pictures, we did not experience any shutter lag. The camera does not offer focus lock,with a 1500mAh battery.Z1 comes with 4GB internal storage expandable up to 64GB via microSD card.
The Z1 comes bundled with an anti-virus software and an ultra power-saving mode to increase battery life, rare in this segment.Samsung Z1 has been announced only for India (a country where lower-end, budget phones are very popular), where it will go for NR 5,700 (roughly $92), in White, Black and Wine Red.