Everbuying is running a promotional campaign for the brand new KINGZONE Z1 Octacore 5.5 inch Android smartphone and we were asked to share it with our audience. This is quite an impressive phone that gets high benchmarks in Antuntu and packs all the power you would expect from a premium smartphone in a price that meets a modest budget.
First let’s look at the specs of the KINGZONE Z1
CPU: MT6752 1.7GHz OCTA-CORE 4G LTE 28 nanometer
GPU: ARM MALI-T760
Display: 5.5inch IPS, 1280 x 720 pixels
OS: Android 4.4 Kitkat OS
Camera: Rear-13MP, front-8.0MP
SIM card: Dual SIM （Standard-SIM and Micro-SIM）
Positioning: GPS, A-GPS
Support Gravity/Light/Compass/Proximity Sensing System
FM/MP3/MP4/Bluetooth/GPS Function Supported
Note: This phone will only work with GSM+WCDMA+FDD-LTE networks: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100MHz FDD-LTE 800/1800/2100/2600MHz
Unlocked for Worldwide use. Always remember to check and see if your network is compatible. click here for Network Frequency of your area. Please check with your carrier/provider before purchasing this item to make sure it can work with their service as well.
The KINGZONE Z1 comes in two colors (dark blue and white) I would choose Dark Blue personally, I am getting bored with white colored phones, but a case solves that problem.
The KINGZONE Z1 boasts a metal frame and claims to be very crush/drop and shock resistant as well as having the scratch resistance you would expect from a high end screen and phone. The 5.5 inch capacitive touch display has a resolution of 1280 x 720 and supports gesture based recognition as well as there is a fingerprint sensor for fingerprint authentication and identification of the user. This allows you to draw a circle to open camera, Z to open browser…etc for example.
The KINGZONE Z1 comes with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage so should have no trouble with whatever Android games you find in the Google Play store that you want to play, you can also pop in a TF Card for extra storage. The rear camera is 13 megapixels with the front camera being 8 megapixels so you can record HD video even on your selfie camera.
Now this phone comes with the KINGZONE KOS V1.2 Operating system which is based on Android 4.4 and they advertise an easier to use Android interface, it has full access to Google Play but it isn’t stock Android and they do list that rooting your phone will void your warranty, so that is something to consider. They will have an upgrade path to Android 5.x and it is in the works according to the company.
The truth is, this phone spec wise is more powerful than most tablets and has the equivalent performance of a Smartphone that costs twice the price or more and the retail price of the KINGZONE Z1 right now during the presale is $209.99 but you can get $10 off that with this offer below!