Lenovo has officially announced their first ever LTE smartphone, titled the Vibe Z. The smartphone comes among a series of four different mobile releases that will be launched both this and next month.
Three of the four devices, named the S930, S650 and A859 are pretty much just your budget smartphones. They range between 4.7″ and 6″, contain standard lower range hardware, and lack any interesting features. They all run MediaTek processors, have high definition screens, ect. All of which would have been great a couple of years ago, but is nothing exciting now. Especially considering Lenovo has given them the way-too-high price tags in the $200 – $300 range.
However, they have at least given us something that might be interesting: Vibe Z.
For one thing, Lenovo Vibe Z is thin. Really, really thin. You know when advertisers mention a phone is “razor thin”? This one actually delivers, being one of the slimmest looking models I have ever seen. Despite that, it doesn’t look flimsy.
There is a very strong, modern look to the design, and they managed to pull off the sleek image better than a lot of competitors.
The 5″ display screen is very high resolution, with a whopping 1920 x 1080 and 400 ppi. That is pretty impressive, as phones on the market are only just starting to really hit that mark. It was certainly an unexpected move by Lenovo, which has never really broken into the smartphone game.
Camera fans that really use their smartphones for taking photos or videos will be happy. Vibe Z comes with a front facing camera that reaches a full 5 MP for face chatting, and a 13 MP in the read. In this way, it has far surpassed a lot of other phones. Though most consumers don’t put too much pressure on a camera when choosing a phone.
It is also the only one of the four released phones to come with a Snapdragon 800 processing chip, 2.2 Ghz in size. Which means that high resolution display would actually be put to good use, unlike many brands that give huge definition capabilities and no hardware to back it up. The model also boasts the decent 2 GB of RAM that will help with overall performance and speed.
Then you have the storage, which is mid-range. They have a 16 GB model only, but that can be expanded for those out there that prefer 32 GB or 64 GB. On the downside, they won’t have a cheaper 8 GB option.
All in all, this is a good looking phone. But it is expensive, at almost $550. Somehow I doubt it will reach any real popularity with the iPhone 5S available for half of that.
Also, am I the only one who thinks Vibe Z sounds like a sex toy?