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Samsung Z Smartphone Hands On, First Tizen Phone By Samsung

Editor Rating: 3.9 / 5


Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a big name in production of electronics and is always struggling to offer new products to make life easy on this planet. Their scope of action is not limited to mobile phones but they encompass everything in their products that relates life. Here we are only talking about achievements of Samsung in communications and particularly with reference to mobile phones. It has now introduced its latest smartphone Samsung Z to operate on Tizen indigenously developed operating system. That way it is entirely a new product and Samsung really takes a lead over others and has proved to be global leader in technology. Recently in Tizen Developer Conference 2014, Samsung has announced this handset to be released with Tizen operating system platform. The conference is a mega event and thousands of developers come from all over the world and sit together to enhance their knowledge and practical application about recent commercial devices, platform updates and ecosystem milestones.




Operating System

 Tizen 2.2.1

Weight & Dimension

138.2 x 69.8 x 8.5mm, 136g

Display Type

4.8” HD Super AMOLED (1280 x 720)

Size & Resolution

5.3 inches, 720 x 1280 pixels


2.3GHz Quad core application processor


 RAM: 2GB 
Internal Memory: 16GB, microSD slot up to 64GB


8MP(rear), 2.1MP (front)  Mini mode, Quick Shot, Best Photo, Drama, Panorama, Dual Camera






Networks and connectivity

LTE Cat.4 (150/50Mbps) WiFi: 802.11 a/b/g/n HT40, MIMO(2x2) 
Bluetooth®: 4.0 BLE 
USB: USB 2.0, NFC, IR Remote


Not mentioned


Ultra Power Saving Mode  Ultra Power Saving Mode

Download Booster

S Health 3.0

Color theme customization

Fingerprint sensor



Design And Display

Samsung Z presents a pleasing and unique user experience having advanced web efficiency and usability. The physical design of the Samsung Z offers a new look. The handset is featured with slim, angular having Samsung’s design identity. The Samsung Z is available in two refined colors: Black and Gold. It is the latest from Samsung with all the new features and impressive shape. The handset has a 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display with 1280 x 720 resolutions. The Samsung Z has an easy access to features and apps because of home and application layout on the display. Users can customize their handset using dynamic box and Color Theme settings as it suits them best. The Samsung Z measures 138.2 x 69.8 x 8.5mm with weight of 136g. the dimensions and weight are well balanced and proportionate.

 Software And User Interface

The Samsung Z has the power and adaptability of the Tizen 2.2.1operating system platform making it easy for the users to search the web faster and use the applications more efficiently. The Tizen-based Samsung Z provides a speedier startup time and spontaneous multi-tasking abilities, The handset Samsung Z fully supports best 2D and 3D graphic qualities, smoother scrolling and much efficient performance for web browsing. In the user interface they can enjoy safe and secure privacy protection. Since it is an efficient operating system providing more speed in web search, the user interface is also made easy and they can select the applications right on the home screen just by touch of their finger on the icon.

Processor And Memory

This Tizen based handset Samsung Z has 2.3GHz Quad core application processor. Probably the processor and the operating system Tizen have the proper compatibility for the best results. This combination provides improved and the best memory management and better and faster startup time making multi-tasking immediately operative. The handset Samsung Z, has 2GB RAM with inbuilt storage capacity of 16GB and with the help of microSD card can be extended up to 64GB. This new operating system with this configuration is likely to give good results and users will enjoy their handset.


Samsung Z is equipped with two cameras; an 8MP located in the rear is the main camera and the other is 2.1MP located in front featured with mini mode. These cameras are featured with Quick Shot, Best Photo modes and have Drama and Panorama features. They satisfy the desire of anybody fond of photography. The rear camera has lot of capacity like 8MP which is a powerful camera the features given above are sufficient for any user.



Samsung Z is a new product with newly developed operating system wither dimension well considered. Similarly battery requirement must have been focused carefully by the designers and makers. It is energized with a 2600mAh. However no details about standby and talk time are available but we guess by comparing other handsets having the same or nearly same battery capacity. For example Xperia T3 with Li-Ion 2500 mAh battery gives standby time of 639 h on 2G network and 688 h on 3G and talk time up to 12 h 46 min on 2G network and 14 h 47 min on 3G. We can expect nearly the same results from the battery of Samsung Z.


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