Lenovo has ventured into the mobile phone niche for quite some time now; offering budget-friendly to flagship mobile phones to the consumer market.
In today’s article, we are going to talk about one of their flagship models, the Lenovo Vibe Z. Does this flagship model by Lenovo have enough bells and whistles to woo people into buying this mobile phone? We’ll find out.
The design of the Lenovo Vibe Z looks premium and stylish. The mobile phone is made of durable polycarbonate plastic, which is a lightweight and sturdy plastic usually found on most modern phones. It also has a silver aluminum frame wrapped on the sides of the phone to give it its premium look.
Button placements in the Lenovo Vibe Z are quite peculiar. On the left-hand side of the device lies the volume controls; the right-hand side has the microSIM slot; on the top of the mobile phone lies the 3.5mm headphone jack and the power button, and at the bottom lies the microUSB port for charging and data transferring.
I am not really a fan of the power button being put on the top portion of the device, but I guess it is a pretty common thing in mobile phones nowadays.
The display of the Lenovo Vibe Z is also good. It comes with a 5.5-inch IPS display screen with a maximum resolution of 1920×1080 and a pixel count of 401ppi. I am always a sucker for IPS displays because of its great viewing angles and punchy color reproduction. If you’re looking to consume a lot of media on a mobile phone, then the Lenovo Vibe Z’s display is a sure winner.
As for the operating system, the Lenovo Vibe Z comes with the Android 4.4.2 Kitkat. This Android version is commonly found in flagship models of yesteryear, but it is sad to see that Lenovo hasn’t upgraded to the latest Android Marshmallow yet.
Under the hood, you’ll find that the Lenovo Vibe Z has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor clocked at 2.2GHz and it also comes with the Adreno 330 GPU. Also, add to that a good 2GB of system RAM and you’re all good.
Benchmark tests for this mobile phone are actually quite good, but the real-world tests are all that matters. I see no noticeable lag when navigating through all of the mobile phones features. The UI is snappy, the gaming performance is good, and there really is no lag whatsoever with this mobile phone.
For a flagship phone, the Lenovo Vibe Z’s camera isn’t up to par with the competition. It does come with a 13-megapixel rear snapper and a 5-megapixel front camera for those selfies, though.
Some users report that some images captured by the rear camera are a little bit washed out and grainy, but experts think it is because of the camera app that comes with this mobile phone (which Lenovo would hopefully fix in the near future).
And lastly, the Lenovo Vibe Z is equipped with a hefty 3,000 MaH Battery. Lenovo is well-known for its hefty batteries on their mobile phones, and the Lenovo Vibe Z is no different. In fact, you could pretty much use the mobile phone for an entire day without reaching for the phone’s charger.
The Lenovo Vibe Z is a good flagship phone. Despite its lackluster camera, the Lenovo Vibe Z still performs quite well. It has a vibrant screen, a lag-free performance, and a hefty battery life to complement all of that.
If you’re shopping for a good flagship phone that doesn’t break the bank, the Lenovo Vibe Z is a good option.