The best of Lenovo and the right challenger to Samsung Galaxy Note 3.
The Vibe Z looks alright. It's nothing great looking, but an average stuff. Nothing much to stare at. Lenovo could have given a better finish outfit for the gadget, that could have added a richness to it. In these days, there are people who choose gadgets for the attractive design that have. So it's very important to build up a device in a world class design and reliability. Still, there is something to cheer up. That is the flip cover of the Vibe Z, which look like inspired from Samsung's S View Cover for Galaxy Note 3. Except that Vibe Z has a slidable trackpad to easily attend an incoming call.
The phablet comes with a standard 5.5 inches, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, which has a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. The display offers 401 ppi (pixel per intensity). Well, the figures shows that the gadget is up to the mark and can be used even under sunlight.
Processor and Performance
It is powered by a Snapdragon 800 chipset which is compriced of 2.2GHz quad-core Krait, 2GB RAM, and Adreno 330 GPU. This definitely makes the device as one of the most performing phablets in the market. High-end games, fast internet browsing, and better smartphoning are done here.
The Vibe Z is run on Google's Android v4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS, which is not the latest Android version available in the market. Lenovo hasn't clued anything on the OS update to the latest Android 4.4 KitKat, which is seen only in Google Nexus products so far. Still, the Jelly Bean is cool enough to take you high.
The phablet has 16 GB inbuilt memory, which is further assisted by an external microSD card slot, which can input up to 32 GB. This looks absolutely cool and you can store a lot here. Be it movies, music or images.
It comes with a 13 MP rear camera with f/1.8 aperture and dual-LED flash, which ensure perfect photography and makes things possible even in lowlight. While the front has a 5 MP camera, which brings you the best in class video chatting. These figures are absolutely stunning and challenge the best phablet available in the market, the Galaxy Note 3.
Though the firm hasn't disclosed much details about the battery, it is expected to provide a standard standby of 278.5 hours, which makes the device only an average one as the key player, the Note 3, ensures 420 hours standby in 3G network.
Lenovo hasn't revealed the price tag of the Vibe Z yet. Still, the phablet is expected to be priced somewhere around Rs. 30,000, which will be another nighmare for Samsung, Sony, and HTC brands.
The Lenovo is offering a lot. The Vibe Z is certainly a high-end phablet that offers almost all features and is mated with high-end technical specifications. Thanks for that, because Lenovo hasn't compromised on anything except the design. It would have been an awesome smartphone, if the device has a rich exterior look. Yup! It's a worth buying stuff.
• Powerful CPU for faster performance.
• Good storage.
• Bigger and brighter touchscreen with Full HD Display.
• Good camera with low-light photography support.
• Dual SIM Support.
• Could have come with a better design.
• Battery back up is so poor.