Lenovo is no stranger to the electronics market. However, in recent times, the Asian manufacturer is focusing a lot of its energy and crucially its budget on phones. Many Lenovo phones have been received favorably. The latest phone to join in the ranks is the Vibe Z. The phone’s release was announced on February 12th, 2014.
Lenovo has some of the most understated designs in the mobile market. The Vibe Z is no different. To put it simple, the design of the phone is fantastic. In fact, the phone was among ‘CRN 10 Show-Stopping Smartphones category’ at the recently concluded CES 2014. A look at the phone’s dimensions provides some answers – with a thickness of just 7.9mm, weight of 147mm and an impressive 5.5 inch display, the phone is sure to attract a lot of attention with its looks. A sleek silver finish completes the package.
Critics in the past have noted that Lenovo makes some good phones, but they just don’t seem to have made the leap to a truly great phone maker. With the Vibe Z though, we expect that to change. The heart of the phone is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor. It clocks in 2.26GHZ and is paired with 2 GB of RAM. The handset will come running the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean operating system straight out of the box, and you would assume it would eventually be treated to the KitKat update at some point.
Other specifications include a 13-megapixel rear facing camera with auto focus and LED flash, which is capable of Full HD video capture while around the front, is a 5-megapixel shooter. We also have 16GB of on board storage that unfortunately is not expandable, and there is also Bluetooth 4.0, FM radio, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, and a 3,000 mAh battery with the device available in silver or titanium colour finishes.
What we expect
The first thing that caught us attention was the phone’s design. However, the phone is more than just a pretty face (no pun intended!). The processor at hand looks like it has enough muscle to pack a punch. Also, the fact that the phone has a Full HD 5.5 inch display is intriguing. We are looking forward to the release of the phone. We’re very interested in what Lenovo has done differently with this model.