Samsung Z2: Specifications Review

October 7, 2016

The Samsung Z2 is one of the latest budget smartphone to launch in Kenya.

At a suggested retail price of Ksh. 5,999 the Z2 is in fact the most affordable Samsung smartphone available in the market.

The smartphone is one of its kind to launch in Kenya since it runs the Tizen OS, which is a relatively new and less popular mobile operating system.

That said, here is what the Samsung Z2 has to offer.



Samsung Z2 Specifications


Display Size: 4.0 inches

Display Type: TFT capacitive touchscreen

Screen Resolution: 480 x 800 pixels

Screen Resolution Density: 233 ppi

Screen Protection: None


You get a 4.0-inch TFT Capacitive display with the Samsung Z2. The display has a 480 x 800 pixels resolution.

Those specs are pretty much the basic you can find in a smartphone, but I guess you can’t really expect much from a device with such a price tag.


Dimensions: 121.5 x 63 x 10.8 mm

Weight: 127 g

The Samsung Z2 features the generic Samsung budget smartphone design.


Operating System: Tizen OS, v2.4

CPU: Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A7


Internal Memory: 8 GB

Micro SD: Yes, up to 200 GB

The Samsung Z2 runs Tizen OS, v2.4 out of the box. It’s totally okay if you are yet to hear about the Tizen OS since it’s among the least popular mobile operation system.

A brief low-down of the OS is that, it was an initiative by Samsung to minimize the heavy dependence that the company has on the Google-owned Android operating system.

Tizen is still at its infancy stage and has a limited number of applications available. However, the great thing is that the some of the most essential apps such as WhatsApp are already available on Tizen.

Back to the hardware, you get a Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A7 coupled with some 1GB RAM. In addition to this you get 8 GB as internal storage and a micro-SD slot that can handle up to 200 GB of memory.


Rear Camera: 5 MP

Secondary Camera: VGA

LED Flash: Yes

You get a 5 MP camera for general photography and a VGA camera for your selfies.

Battery and Extras

Battery Capacity: Li-Ion 1500 mAh

The Samsung Z2 is powered by a paltry Li-Ion 1500 mAh battery.




The highlight of the Samsung Z2 is 4G LTE connectivity. Samsung in-fact markets it as the cheapest 4G LTE smartphone in Kenya. However, the fact that the smartphone runs the TIzen OS is kind of a deal breaker, especially if you are after a true smartphone experience.

Why you should buy the Samsung Z2

4G LTE connectivity

Affordable price tag

Cons of the Samsung Z2

Inferior tech specifications


Rivals of the Samsung Z2 include the Infinix Hot 4 and Tecno W3.

Price in Kenya

The Samsung Z2 has a suggested retail price of Ksh. 5,999 in Kenya and is available in Safaricom shops across the country.

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