Lenovo ZUK Z1 Vs. Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) Comparison

The beautiful Samsung Galaxy J5 2016 is stirring in the conversation and is making its place as one of the best mid-range devices priced just at Rs. 13,999. The bold new Smartphone by Lenovo, the ZUK Z1 on the other hand boasts of the first Cyanogen OS under the hood and comes with a price tag of Rs 13,499.

Both devices have a premium-like look and feel and sport a metal build. Plus, their great price at which the mobiles are offered render them fit for the Budget Mobile Tag. So, before wasting much of the time let us have a look at the comparison  below –

Lenovo ZUK Z1 Vs. Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016)


Lenovo ZUK Z1 sports a 5.5 inch Full HD screen where as the Samsung Galaxy J5 comes with a comparatively smaller display of 5.2 inch.


Samsung Galaxy J5 2016 runs a quad core Snapdragon 410 SoC with 1.2 GHz in speed coupled with a 2GB of RAM and 16GB of Internal storage. Whereas the Lenovo’s ZUK Z1 comes with a quad core Snapdragon 801 SoC with 2.3 GHz speed, 3GB of RAM and a 64GB of Internal storage. It is quite clear that the latter, i.e. the ZUK Z1 shall surely ensure superior performance.

Operating System:

As far as the OS is concerned, both are Android mobile phones. Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) grabs the triumph with the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow on board. On the contrary, Lenovo ZUK 1 packs Android 5.1 Lollipop software.


Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) features a 13 MP main snapper at the rear and 5MP shooter for selfies and video chatting. The other competent, Lenovo ZUK Z1 comes with a better front camera with 8MP and a 13MP rear camera with LED flash.


The Lenovo ZUK Z1 is powered by a beefier battery of 4,100 mAh whereas the Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) come with a little lesser battery of 3,100 mAh

The Pros and Cons Of Duo

  Pros Cons
Lenovo ZUK Z1 Good Design and Built Quality

Vibrant display

Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Protection

4K Video Play back

Great Multi-tasking & Performance

Stutter Free Gaming Experience Accurate and Reliable Fingerprint Reader

CyanogenMod 12.1

Fine Camera Quality

Super Long Battery Life

Fast Charging Support

Loudspeaker Output Could have been Better

No Expandable Memory

No IR Blaster

Front Facing Camera Could be better

NFC is missing feature.

No expandable storage options.

No wireless charging support.


Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) Impressive design

Colourful and Crisp display

Removable back cover

Great camera

Fair performance



No fingerprint sensor

No ambient light sensor



Although Samsung Mobiles have become favourite of most due to the brand power and impressive specifications, Zuk Z1 is also a killer mobile at this price with the awesome Cyanogen.


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A programmer by education, but a passionate Digital Marketing Professional by choice, Laxmi is a content crafter at Mobikart. She loves to write & has published numerous articles on Technology, Real Estate on various sites. She loves playing around with innovative stuff regarding Smartphones and gadgets. Apart this, she also a big foodie who loves to explore a variety of cuisines and has deep passion for cars.