Samsung Z1 Review: A Decent First Start

By on Email @exolete

The Samsung Tizen Z1 is the first commercially available phone running Samsung's home-brewed TizenOS. The implemention, UI elements are quite similar to Samsung's TouchWiz skin for Android. But Tizen seems to perform slightly better on the lower-end hardware of the Z1. But this is still more of an experiment than a finished product. There's no app-ecosystem to speak off and with Android smartphones re-defining the meaning of being affordable, TizenOS and Samsung Z1 might have a tough time around. You can watch our Full-Review above with the brief summar of pros/cons below alongwith our detailed scoring.

5.8

A decent first start, but TizenOS needs an app-ecosystem, which at the moment is non-existent.

PROS

  • Vibrant Display, Wide Viewing Angles
  • Good Build Quality
  • Good Battery-life

CONS

  • App Ecosystem Non-existent
  • Bad Cameras
  • Missing Basic Sensors
  • Overpriced
  • Inconsistent Performance


Score Breakdown

  • Build and Design
    7
  • Display
    7.2
  • Network Reception & Call Quality
    7.2
  • Camera(s)
    3.0
  • Music & Video Playback
    4.0
  • Gaming
    2.0
  • Performance
    6.0
  • Battery-life
    7.2
  • Software
    4.5
  • Total Score
    5.8 10.0
Samsung Z1 Specs and Photos
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