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Lenovo Vibe Z announced – did Lenovo get it right this time?

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Smartphone shoppers in the US can be a bit picky when it comes to brands, and Lenovo is not very trusted. The manufacturer’s smartphones are not half bad, but they are also not outstanding. Could it be the newly announced Lenovo Vibe Z that makes the difference? I will say it has more potential than previous Lenovo attempts.

The Lenovo Vibe Z is a powerful smartphone with a very svelte body and attractive aesthetics. It measures in at just 7.9 mm of thickness and carries a hefty 5.5-inch display. Let’s look at the specs in more depth.

Lenovo Vibe Z specifications

  • 2.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 with an Adreno 330 GPU
  • 5.5-inch 1080p IPS display
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 13MP rear-facing camera with dual LED
  • 5MP front-facing camera
  • Dual-SIM card tray
  • 7.9mm thick

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That is not bad at all. We are getting close very close to LG G2 specs here (and if you follow me, you know how much I love the G2). Of course, it can all look good on paper and be a disaster, so will pass judgement until we learn more.

Lenovo also matches the big guys by offering some really sweet cases. These feature what we currently know as the Qucik Window or S-View cut-outs. It’s essentially an area that allows a portion of the screen to be visible, where one can interact with the device without unfolding the case.

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Overall, I am impressed to see how far Lenovo has come. Will this be a success? Maybe in other markets. I doubt Lenovo has the name and smartphone experience to make it in the USA. Maybe soon, though. What do you think of the Vibe Z?

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Continue reading on the Lenovo Vibe Z forums, see the specs, or find news and reviews.




  • Corey Phelan

    Looks pretty sweet

  • JBrowne1012

    You really don’t know a lot about Lenovo do you?

    • JaswinderSinghJammu

      What is that suppose to mean? Good? Bad? Obviously i don’t know much about Lenovo besides that fact that they bought out IBM computers a few years back

      • JBrowne1012

        Lenovo has been successful in usa for the last couple of years as a pc manufacturer

  • domatau

    great that it’s thin and all but battery size? also the following seems like an assumption/generalization. it’s true that in US, lenovo’s not known to be the leader in smartphones/tablets but i don’t think you can go as far as to say they’re not trusted.

    “Smartphone shoppers in the US can be a bit picky when it comes to brands, and Lenovo is not very trusted.”

    • Alan Shearer

      Lenevo is highly trusted when it comes to business level quality laptops and other such devices. Outside the US (remember the US is not the world) they are more recognized fr their ssmartphones and other devices, and highly trusted.

      • mcl630

        Lenovo may make excellent Windows products, but their Android tablets are poor (I don’t know about their smartphones). Most of their Android tablets don’t get any Android updates. The bugs in this year’s crop of tablets were just ridiculous, it appears no testing was done on them whatsoever before they were released. All their customer support knows of troubleshooting Android is “do a factory reset.”

  • ari_free

    Apple: This is how to make a case

  • ohNOOOOOOOO

    Missing one important detail: battery size.

  • No_Nickname90

    Didn’t Lenova just buy Blackberry Mobile? I think y’all wrote an article about it. If not, then I forgot what company was talking about buying Blackberry mobile.

    This phone is looking nice. I’ll need a nice phone to Jump to this January. Can’t wait!!

    • http://www.newportessentials.com/ paco cornholio

      They tried to. Canada told them to screw off.

  • Jroc869, Nexus-Life

    on screen keys are a must for me anymore so anything without is a deal breaker

  • steveb944

    Give me a price then we’ll talk. They’ve brought quite a few great devices overseas but it’s their first dip in the States. As long as we have good hardware and update cycles we’re good.

  • http://www.KamilGPhotography.com/ KamilG225

    Are people actually buying these S-View type cases? They must be since every company is making them. Personally, I can’t really deal with that type of case but it’s understandable that some people do.

  • A_Noyd

    Previously on all of their Android tablets, they have taken some sort of shortcut. Maybe the screen even though it is a high rez one, is bad quality, or maybe a miniscule battery, who knows. Maybe they FINALLY quit screwing around.

  • Lou_Sasshole

    It looks pretty sexy.

    *sprays whipped cream on nipples and rubs*