Kingzone has released quite a few devices in the past but it has been a while since we reviewed a smartphone made by a company. The Z1 Plus is a 5.5″ phone costs over $150. Learn more in our unboxing and first impressions article.
The phone ships with all the usual stuff you would expect to come with any smartphone. The extras include the pair of earphones and a soft TPU case to protect your phone.
DESIGN and FIRST IMPRESSIONS
The phone sports a 5.5″ 720p display, which is covered with Gorilla Glass 3. The first impressions of it are that is quite sharp, bright and vivid.
The backplate is made of textured vinyl-like plastic and it can be easily removed.
Under the hoood we have a 3500mAh battery, two SIM card slots and the microSD card slot for storage expansion. It will be interesting to see how the battery performs in real life.
The phone has a metal frame on the sides of the device, which adds a bit of a premium look and feel. However, top and bottom parts are made of plastic. We have a power button on the right and volume keys on the left. All buttoms are tactile and easy to press.
The speaker grill along with the main mic are on the bottom and the headset jack as well as micro USB port are on the top.
We have a 13MP camera on the back along with a single LED flash. Right below it we can find a fingerprint scanner. So far it has been working fine but we will tell how it performs in a full review.
My first impressions once I took the phone out of the box were that it looks slightly different than most of the Chinese phones. I believe that Kinzone have experimented with the design and I kind of like it.
The textured back does not attract fingerprints and smudges and it is nice to the touch.
In addition, the phone sits nicely in the hand and it is comfortable to hold.
All in all, the Kingzone Z1 Plus shapes up to be a pretty good phone but we need to spend a bit more time with it. Stay tuned for a full review.