Build92% Screen95% Performance90% User Support78% Camera86%PositivesCrystal clear screen.Nice performance.NegetivesWorst customer support.Average camera. 88%Overall Score Reader Rating: (3 Votes)94% The flagship mobile of Zen mobiles, the Zen Ultrafone 701 HD was launched sometime back. The Zen Ultrafone 701 HD features 5 inch HD touch screen, and quad-core processor. The Zen Ultrafone 701 HD is a truly great device, and with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS, it is even better than the all famous Micromax Canvas HD. Zen Ultrafone 701 HD really performs up to the expectations. In our Zen Ultrafone 701 HD review, we have covered every aspect of the device. The Zen Ultrafone 701 HD has been priced in India at Rs. 11999. This device has similar specifications as the Micromax Canvas HD, and it comes for Rs. 2000 less than it, so it is truly a good device. Box Pack The Zen Ultrafone 701 HD comes in a colourful box, that gives you a premium look. It comes with all the standard accessories. The box pack includes handset, back cover, flip cover, microUSB, adapter, manual, service center list and 2000 mAh battery. Build Quality If there is one aspect of Zen Ultrafone 701 HD that has impressed me the most, it will be the build quality. The Zen Ultrafone 701 HD has great build quality, and it gives you an experience of a premium handset. It has standard buttons on the sides. One one side it has volume buttons, and the other side is has sleep button. On the front side of the Zen Ultrafone 701 HD, there are three soft buttons, namely menu, home and back buttons. There is a front camera on the top. On the back side, there is a clean logo, and back camera, with LED. Display The display of the Zen Ultrafone 701 HD is pretty good. It has 5 inch screen with 1280×720 pixels. The display is vibrant, and the colours are sharp. The screen looks very good, and the brightness is also quite good. In bright sunlight there are problems with the display, but indoors, it is perfect. Memory and Storage The Zen Ultrafone 701 HD has 1GB RAM and 4GB internal memory. In the 1GB RAM, around 640MB is free for the user. The RAM is quite enough and multi-tasking was a breeze in the device. There was almost no lags in the software whatsoever, and all the games ran smoothly. In memory, the Zen Ultrafone 701 HD has 4GB, in which around 1.65GB is free for the user. The device also supports installing apps on the SD card, which is a big plus point, as it allows users to install as many big games, and apps they want in the 32GB microSD card. Processor and Performance In our Zen Ultrafone 701 HD review, we found that the performance of the device was really good. Zen Ultrafone 701 HD runs on 1.2GHz MediaTek quad-core processor, the same that powers the Micromax Canvas HD. The device runs quite good, and it ran all the HD games easily without any lag. The Zen Ultrafone 701 HD was compatible with almost all the applications, and games on the Google Play. We tested games like Need For Speed Most Wanted, NOVA, and Where’s My Water ?, and they all ran quite smoothly. Benchmarking AnTuTu Benchmarking – 12719 Quadrant Benchmarking – 4100 Nenamark2 – 45fps Multi touch – 5 point Camera The camera of the Zen Ultrafone 701 HD performs fairly well. The back camera is 8MP with LED flash and BSI sensor. The camera captures still images in good quality, and the video recording too is pretty good. The front camera of 3.2MP too performs well. The rear camera of 8MP was capable of recording videos at 1080p with 30fps. Entertainment The Zen Ultrafone 701 HD was capable of playing 1080p videos smoothly. The sound quality of the device too was really good, and the headset provided too were good. Battery Life In battery, the Zen Ultrafone 701 HD has 2000 mAh battery, that gives it over 1 and a half day of normal usage. I tested it with Wi-Fi and 3G on and the batter lasted for 1 day, that is pretty good for a smartphone. In heavy usage, the device lasted for 6 hours. Final Take In this price range, there is really tough competition. There is Xolo Q800, and then there is the Micromax Canvas HD. But overall, the Zen Ultrafone 701 HD is one of the best device in this price range. Every other device in this range, has one problem or the other, but the Zen Ultrafone 701 HD is a really good device, with almost no problem. Everything from GPS to Wi-Fi in the device runs really well. To sum all up : It is truly a paisa vasool ! Disclaimer: Although Zen Mobiles had sent us the device for review, but the review was conducted within 5 days, and after that we had to return the device. The complete review is based on the experience of the device in these days. Thus, we can’t comment about the durability of the device, and about its long term usage. 97 Responses Atul January 10th, 2014 What the f*** ??? Couldn’t Zen share the device with u forever when Sony shares their devices with u. No way, I won’t buy any mobile with such a cheap company. Reply Brahmnoor Singh Chawla January 10th, 2014 Hey Atul ! Sorry, but that’s their company policy. I can’t do anything about it. Have a nice day ahead ! Reply Vinay January 8th, 2014 My friend told me that it takes 6 hours for the battery to charge from 0 to 100%…is it true for your device also… Reply Brahmnoor Singh Chawla January 8th, 2014 Yes. It took around that much time. Reply Anonymous January 10th, 2014 I guess…thats tru, but bhai, Zen walo ne unke sath mobile sirf 5 day ke lye diya tha. Battery phele ke din me achi hoti hai..fir… you know.. Reply Mandip Das December 24th, 2013 Awesome! Reply avinash October 13th, 2013 i am confused b/w iris 504q,canvas hd,spice pinnacle fhd525 / 535,celkon a119q. an i agree with other’s no zen 701 hd fr me, what a cheap cmp if thy can’t give 1 mobile fr review ! please help me and also tell me if you would recommend any other option. i want a phone with good performance,screen resolution and most for hd games Reply Anonymous September 5th, 2013 in Micromax Canvas HD A116 can we transfer app to sd card Reply Brahmnoor Singh Chawla September 6th, 2013 Yes, you can. Reply Ankit September 1st, 2013 Hi ! Does ultrafone 701 hd has Wi-Fi Hotspot. and did you check the device for durability. Reply Brahmnoor Singh Chawla January 10th, 2014 Yes, it has WiFi Hotspot support. Sorry, we couldn’t test it as we had to return the device. Reply Ankit August 28th, 2013 Hi ! Which one would you recommend Zen Ultrafone 701 HD or Lava Iris 504q? I like Lava Iris more than Ultrafone .. because it’s slim and light weight and has magnetic sensor. but the thing bothers me about it is the Benchmark scores. It has low Quadrant Benchmark,Antutu Benchmark scores than Ultrafone. Should I be worrying about it or its okay, it would perform same as like Ultrafone on daily tasks & which one is best in playing asphalt 7, nova 3, & nfs most wanted. also what do you say abt zen not giving handset fr review ?? i mean tech junction is one of the most famous sites right ??? then why dont they give you it forever ?? it seems that they are broke. Reply Brahmnoor Singh Chawla August 28th, 2013 Hi Ankit ! Thanks for your comment. I suggest you to go for the Lava Iris 504Q if you like a slim body, and good design. There is not much difference in the performance of both the devices. Reply Ankit August 27th, 2013 Hi, When i minimize any app using home button & then I close app I.e. ‘temple run, opera mini’ using swipe to close & when I reopen the app, the app is steal open why these happens. Reply Brahmnoor Singh Chawla August 28th, 2013 Hey Ankit ! It is so because the swipe to remove feature only removes it from that list. Reply Sanjay August 22nd, 2013 Hi,,, I wanted to buy this so i went to look in the market in Mumbai.. But surprisingly i didn’t found it in any stores.. I called customer care and found that there is no distributor for ZEN in Mumbai… I was shocked and now i am thinking to buy something else…also ZEN didn’t give you the mobile for checking properly, while big companies like bose, samsung, and sony do…so it’s certain that they are a cheap company…. This i s very very good handset but the things are not in it’s favor after knowing these facts. Reply Brahmnoor Singh Chawla August 22nd, 2013 Hi Sanjay ! Yes, distribution and customer care (after sales service) is one major issue of the device. Other than that it is a really nice device. Reply Fyaz August 21st, 2013 Hey…..!!!! Its okay…no probs ….I can understand u must be a very busy person…. Thanks for taking out time and replying… Plz do lemme knw if u get thru dis problem….. Take care……… Reply Brahmnoor Singh Chawla August 22nd, 2013 Hi Fyaz ! Thanks for understanding. Sure, I will let you know when I get through the issue. Reply Sanjay August 21st, 2013 Hi, can you please let us know if ZEN ULTRAPHONE 701 HD SUPPORTS OTG OR NOT ! Reply Brahmnoor Singh Chawla August 21st, 2013 Hi Sanjay ! How are you ? No, by default the Zen Ultrafone 701 HD doesn’t support OTG cable. Reply Fyaz August 19th, 2013 Hi, Thanks for your valueable review. It was very helpful for me to decide and I bought zen 701 HD.I’m quite happy with the device. Only issue is the speaker volume is very very low.Not able to hear in noisy environment.Plz help me out with the connectivity of the OTG cable.when I insert the OTG cable it doesn’t shows any notification and doesn’t read OTG. But it has the option in the Settings/Storage/mount USB storage. Or is there any other way to make the OTG work on this device.Plz resolve this issue.Thanks in advance. Reply Brahmnoor Singh Chawla August 21st, 2013 Hi Fyaz ! Can you please forgive me for the delay in reply, because I was very busy these days. Anyway, yes I agree with you that the speaker volume is low. But I must admit that the Zen Ultrafone 701 HD doesn’t support OTG cable. There must be a way out by some development, but by default the OTG cable just doesn’t seem to work. Reply Anonymous August 18th, 2013 it better then IBall Andi 5h Quadro ,pls tell Reply Brahmnoor Singh Chawla August 18th, 2013 Yes, it is better in certain aspects. Such as build quality. But iBall has better service centers. Reply Subodh August 16th, 2013 Zen Ultrafone 701hd doesn’t support OTG cable. What to do? But lava iris 504q supports it. imho zen sucks fr not giving the handset for proper testing, do they have something to hide ?? Please suggest me the best phone between them and why? Reply Brahmnoor Singh Chawla August 17th, 2013 Hi Subodh ! It is nice to know that you know so much about mobiles. I suggest can’t suggest a device as such without knowing your requirements. So can you please tell me what exactly will be your usage ? Reply Gopinath August 13th, 2013 i am a big fan of this website. i want to knw the meaning of internal memory 4gb in zen 501 mobile. and can u tell me abt zen, i mean y didnt thy give the device for testing,seems their build quality is bad. can i use that memory for “application installation ,music and videos”? i hope u wil reply thank u Reply Brahmnoor Singh Chawla August 13th, 2013 Hi ! It means that the total internal memory is 4GB but you get around 2.5GB to store your stuff. Reply krish August 12th, 2013 Sir I m looking for zenultrafon 701 hd mobile.but Zen is not famous company so can U please tell me is it good or not .is it good one considering it features and its boady Reply Brahmnoor Singh Chawla August 13th, 2013 Hi Krish ! Hope you are doing well. Yes, Zen is not a famous company, but the build of the Zen Ultrafone 701 HD is really good, even better than Canvas HD. The features are body are good and the device is amazing. But the only problem is that the after sales service is not really good. Reply utsav August 9th, 2013 hey can you ples tell me the original manufacturing company of zen ultrafone 701hd Reply Brahmnoor Singh Chawla August 9th, 2013 It’s very similar to the Micromax Canvas HD. Reply Anonymous August 10th, 2013 may be its a rebrand of zopo 810 becoz zen has not its self r&d manufacturing utsav August 10th, 2013 last reply from myside…..i tell u one thing else that lava has wrote which company manufacture the iris504q but zen doesnt Brahmnoor Singh Chawla August 10th, 2013 Thanks Utsav for your comment. Subodh August 5th, 2013 Which is better choice between lava iris 504q and zen ultrafone 701hd? Why? Reply Brahmnoor Singh Chawla August 5th, 2013 Hi, Lava Iris 504Q is a decent mobile, but its “do not touch” features are just a waste. They don’t work as expected. You are better off disabling them. As for Zen Ultrafone 701HD, it comes cheaper, and also has the same performance as that of Iris 504Q, so buying it would be better. Reply Anonymous July 22nd, 2013 Plz tell me this phone video quality Reply Brahmnoor Singh Chawla July 22nd, 2013 Hi ! The video quality is pretty good. There is no issue at all ! Reply Anonymous July 22nd, 2013 hi i have install the asphalt 7 in my karbonn titanium s 5 but it’s not working ….suggest me how should run….thank you. Reply Brahmnoor Singh Chawla July 22nd, 2013 Hi ! Can you please tell me what is the exact issue you are having. Reply Kshitij sinha July 22nd, 2013 Hey Brahmnoor I have an issue with my 701 hd apps does not go to sd card instead it goes inside the internal storage or the phone itself…plz help how can i make that work Reply Brahmnoor Singh Chawla July 22nd, 2013 Hi ! I suggest that you try to change the settings by going to settings > app . If that doesn’t work, you can always contact me ! Reply Kshitij sinha July 28th, 2013 It didnt work fr me…please its a request if u can elaborate a bit more…i am not able to play heavy games because of that major problem Regards Brahmnoor Singh Chawla July 28th, 2013 Try the app AppMgr III amal james July 13th, 2013 good phone Reply Subodh July 9th, 2013 which is better choice between canvas hd and ultrafone hd Reply Brahmnoor Singh Chawla July 9th, 2013 Hi ! MMX Canvas HD and Zen Ultrafone both has the same specs. Go for the one that comes cheaper. Reply avinash mehra July 5th, 2013 thank you so much for awswering .I love techjunction it haveing good response by Brahmnoor Singh Chawla Reply Brahmnoor Singh Chawla July 6th, 2013 Hi Avinash ! Thanks a lot for your feedback !! It helps to motivate me. Reply avinash mehra July 5th, 2013 is there any other mobel coming Ultraphone 701 HD Turbo with MTK6589T chipset Reply Brahmnoor Singh Chawla July 5th, 2013 Maybe, the Canvas 4. Reply avinash mehra July 5th, 2013 hello sir plz. advice me that it can support otg cable Reply Brahmnoor Singh Chawla July 5th, 2013 Hi I didn’t test it. Sorry. Reply Jijo Joseph July 5th, 2013 is it better than xolo q800.why? Reply Brahmnoor Singh Chawla July 5th, 2013 Hi, Yes, because of the big screen. Reply narendhren July 4th, 2013 hican we play games for 6 hours continuously in it,i need a good battery back up with similar configaration and under 15000can i go for it or any other good suggestion please……. Reply Brahmnoor Singh Chawla July 5th, 2013 Yes, it has good battery. You can go for it. Reply avinash mehra June 29th, 2013 how long it will take the time to charge the battery full 100% Reply Brahmnoor Singh Chawla June 29th, 2013 2-3 hours. Reply avinash mehra July 1st, 2013 Zen Ultrafone 701 HD it can support otg cable Reply avinash mehra June 28th, 2013 hello sir plz. adv me that the Zen Ultrafone 701 HD data speed is of HSDPA: 21 Mbps; HSUPA: 11 Mbps or 7.2 mbps because is have to lot of suffing in internet and watch youtube . Reply Brahmnoor Singh Chawla June 28th, 2013 Hi Avinash ! The internet works really well, no issues at all. For Internet any youTube the device is really good, with its 5 inch screen. Reply avinash mehra June 28th, 2013 because why i am asking, 1 year befor i have take micromax superfone a110 , in that youtube i not working it taking time to load the video and its data speed is 7.2 mbps Reply Brahmnoor Singh Chawla June 28th, 2013 Hi Avinash ! Don’t worry, I have tested YouTube, both with 3G, and Wi-Fi, and it works just fine ! Reply avinash mehra June 28th, 2013 sir it can support 4G HSDPA: Mbps Reply Brahmnoor Singh Chawla June 28th, 2013 Hey Avinash ! I don’t know if it does, but it supports 3G, and that is enough for us living in India ! trust me, it is a good device. Reply avinash mehra June 28th, 2013 Thanks Regards avinash Reply avinash mehra June 26th, 2013 in zen ultrafone 701 hd can apps transfer to sd card easyly for eg heavy games like nova-3,blood & glory,batman Reply Brahmnoor Singh Chawla June 26th, 2013 Hi ! Yes, you can. Reply avinash mehra June 28th, 2013 sir it mean i have to root the apps to sd card or the phone haveing the option same like xolo q800(move to sd card) Reply Brahmnoor Singh Chawla June 28th, 2013 No, you can move them without rooting your device. Reply avinash mehra June 23rd, 2013 hello sir pls adv me which is better for heavy games and battery back up Zen Ultrafone 701 HD or xolo q800 Reply Brahmnoor Singh Chawla June 26th, 2013 Hi ! Sorry for replying late, but Zen Ultrafone 701 HD is the best in both of them. Reply Anonymous June 21st, 2013 Hi Brahmnoor!I am Sanjay.I just need a small help. Which phone is a good buy among Karbonn Titanium S5 and Zen Ultrafone HD 701?Both these phones are in the same price range. But i quite havn’t heard of a company like Zen.So I’m a little hesitant on which phone to buy.Could you please help me out? Reply Brahmnoor Singh Chawla June 22nd, 2013 Hi Sanjay ! Between these two Zen Ultrafone 701 HD is the best option. Karnonn S5 has too many problems like over heating, etc. The performance of Zen Ultrafone too is better, so go for Zen Ultrafone 701 HD. Reply Anonymous June 22nd, 2013 Thanks Brahmnoor! Regards Sanjay Reply Brahmnoor Singh Chawla June 22nd, 2013 Welcome ! Reply Bivas Saha June 19th, 2013 After useing Zen Ultrafone 501 for one week I have sortlisted some of its pros and cons . hare it is Pros:1.IPS DISPLAY – AT THIS PRICE RANGE ITS AWASOME,2.BUILD QUALITY – VERY GOOD,BACK PANEL MATT FINISH3.TOUCH SMOOTH4.INTERNET FAST BOTH 2G AND 3G5.BATTERY- 1800Mah-STANDBY TIME VERY GOOD ,TALK TIME OK.6.CAMERA- DAY LIGHT PHOTO VERY GOOD.IN GOOD LIGHT ITS AWASOME.7.VIDEO- 720P VIDEO SMOOTHLY RUN ON MX PLAYER.8.APPS TO SD CARD SUPPORT9.IN CALL SOUND VERY GOOD.SUPPLIED HEADPHONE ALSO VERY GOOD.10.NETWORK SIGNAL -NO PROBLEM AT ALL.GOOD RECEPTION.CONS:1.PINCH TO ZOOM IS NOT VERY GOOD2.LOW NIGHT PHOTO VERY BAD.THOUGH IT HAS AUTOFOCUS BUT CAN’T FOCUS ON CLOSE SUBJECT3.INTERNAL MEMORY FOR APPS IS ONLY 500MB .THIS WAS VERY BAD.AFTER UPDATING GAPPS AND FB IT WILL REMAIN ONLY 80-90MB.4.LOUD SPEAKER IS NOT SO LOUD.U CAN NOT HEAR RINGTONE ON BUSY ENVIROMENT.5.RAM 512MB-BUT U GET ONLY 85-95MB FREE.OTHER CONSUMED ALL TIME.6.GPS NOT FAST .ITS TAKE TIME TO LOCATE. ITS PRICE NEAR ABOUT Rs.6500/-. I THINK IN THIS PRICE RANGE WITH DUAL SIM DUAL STANDBY THIS WAS VALUE FOR MONEY HANDSET.ZEN ALSO GIVE A FLIP COVER IN BOX. SO ITS NICE PHONE FOR AVERAGE USER.THOSE WHO WANT RAW POWER I WILL SAY GO FOR ZEN ULTRAFONE 701HD OR MMX A116HD . Reply Brahmnoor Singh Chawla June 19th, 2013 Thanks bro ! For your review. Reply NANDA KISHORE June 14th, 2013 1)How is the Music Quality in loud speaker and headphones?Is it a good phone for Audiophiles?How is the loudspeaker’s volume?2)How about the video recording format, is it 3gp or mp4? Could u please post some camera samples and video samples?3)How are the aftersales services? Reply Subodh June 12th, 2013 which phone is better between zen ultrafone 701hd and celkon 119q signature hd….??? Reply Brahmnoor Singh Chawla June 12th, 2013 Hi Subodh ! Zen Ultrafone 701 HD is better, because of its lower price. Other than that there is no difference between the two. The camera in one is 12MP v/s 8MP in other, but the quality is almost same. Performance is same in both. Reply rocky June 6th, 2013 thanks sir for ur review. Sir could u please update a detailed review about ZEN ULTRAFONE 501 as u like above mention abt 701. Reply Brahmnoor Singh Chawla June 7th, 2013 Hi Rocky ! I will write the review for Zen Ultrafone 501 soon. Thanks for your feedback. Reply Sankar Khadka June 5th, 2013 sir kya issme 1080p / 720p video play hotaa hai ? Reply Brahmnoor Singh Chawla June 5th, 2013 Hi Sankar ! Yes, it has support for 1080p videos. Reply sunil kumar June 4th, 2013 bro, could u tell me the ppi of the images clicked by this nd looks of the phone and bettery back up is relly that g8t u mentioned?i am waiting 4 ur ans. Reply Brahmnoor Singh Chawla June 4th, 2013 Hi Sunil ! It can capture HD photos, and they have very high quality. Battery backup is 1.5 days in normal usage, and around 6 hours in continuous usage, for eg. while gaming continuously. Reply Alok June 3rd, 2013 I Never see it in real..But I think it will be Nice and high featured. Would you explain me 2,3 best features..? Reply Brahmnoor Singh Chawla June 3rd, 2013 Hi ! Some of the great features are 1. Good screen.2. Awesome performance.3. Good build quality. Reply Tashreef June 2nd, 2013 The price of the device is Ok, but still the question rises on its Build quality. Better not to buy any Rebranded chinese products. Looking for the review Reply Brahmnoor Singh Chawla June 2nd, 2013 Hi ! Almost all Indian brands do the same thing, is rebrand Chinese products. But really the build quality is quite good. Reply Mobalain June 3rd, 2013 I really hope so. Reply amar deep June 1st, 2013 hi bro wts abt its bulit quality and screen colour reproduction,is its better than mmx hd? Reply Brahmnoor Singh Chawla June 2nd, 2013 Hi ! The build quality is pretty good and the screen is better than the micromax canvas HD. 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