Samsung Z2: Low Priced, but is it worth your money?
With Samsung Z2 Samsung is trying to entice the feature phone users in India who amount to more than 50% of total mobile users. And this is the segment where Samsung repeatedly faltered due to its attempt to woo budget cautious Indian public overpriced yet underwhelming phones like Samsung Star series. This time also, story is n different since Samsung Z2 is not a phone which an average Indian want to buy at this price. Samsung Z2 is priced aggressively at Rs 4590 with its own Tizen OS and 4G connectivity. Samsung has tied up with Reliance Jio to offer 4G SIM and three months of 4G data free of cost. But phones like Xolo Era 1X are more value for money due to the presence of superior features at a comparable price to Samsung Z2. 4 Inches screen with WVGA Display as well as the mere 0.3MP front camera is real dampener. The 1500mAh battery is also a disappointment.
Samsung brand, Tizen OS, 1.5 GHz Quad Core Processor, 1 GB RAM and availability of 4G.
Small 4 Inch WVGA Display which is of bad quality, insufficient 0.3 MP Front Camera and a 1500 mAh battery which is too low for long time calls and browsing are all big disappointments.
Should You buy Samsung Z2?
The decision totally depends on what you want from this phone. As said in the beginning, Samsung Z2 is an attempt from Samsung to reach the mass markets in India. But is it worth for the consumer? We doubt. A 1500 mAh battery, a small 4 inch WVGA display and a mere 0.3 MP front camera in this era of selfies take all the fun out of this phone. InFocus M370i and InFocus M370 with 2GB and 1GB RAM respectively and with better screen and battery are better options than Samsung Z2. As always, Samsung has shown that it is not a player for mass segment of budget phones. If you are a great fan of Samsung and if you are looking for a second cheaper phone, you can go for it.
The Samsung Z2 contains a 4-inch capacitive touch screen TFT display with 800 x 480 pixels resolution. The pixel density of this device is clocked in at 233 ppi. This device brings out the latest offering from Samsung, the Tizen 2.4 OS that is alleged to have many similarities with the Tizen UI that is found on the SUHD TV by Samsung. As anticipation goes, this device will also house a 1500 mAh battery that goes onboard. Additionally, this device also features Bluewooth (v 4.0) along with Micro USB (v2.0) Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Hotspot). The handset also features MP3, WAV,WMA, eAAC+, Radio support. You can also get socially connected with the enabled social network apps on this device. The Z2 has a HTML5 browser, GPRS and EDGE connectivity as well as 3G (HSDPA, HSUPA) connectivity along with GPS.
This budget friendly device has a 1.5 GHz Quad-core Processor. The processor enables smooth functioning of the Tizen OS in synchronization with the handset. This device has Accelerometer sensor built-in. Within its hood, the Z2 has 8GB of internal memory accompanied by 1GB of RAM. There is an external storage slot that supports up to 128 GB card.
The Z2 has a 5 MP rear camera along with 0.3 MP front facing snapper. The camera features LED Flash.
Samsung Z2 is a VoLTE compatible phone and you can avail Reliance Jio SIM for this phone with free data and calls for the first three months. You will also be able to access all premium content from Jio like MyJio, JioCinema and JioMusic initially free of cost for the first 3 months. Later you will have to subscribe for the services.
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