Lenovo is one of the several Chinese handset makers in the industry to carry out its business. Like Gionee and Xiaomi, Lenovo also has a thing going in the native market. And the release of the brand new Vibe X2 handset is a burning example to that.
The Vibe X2, currently available via Flipkart at Rs. 19,999, comes in at a time when the native smartphone market is anyway flooded with handsets that are in the same price quota. However, each come with their own set of specs and features, to say the least.
With the Vibe X2 already live in the Indian market, we have managed to point out a few fine things that are needed to be mentioned about the handset. Here's a look at the 5 best among those.
If you have been catching up on all the latest ads on TV related to the handset, you will notice the term "layerd phone" coming up every time. While Lenovo calls it gold, it's actually only the rear layer that's a pale champagne color. The middle layers, however, are peach and fiery orange. The front most layer is black.
Contrary to the popular belief, the new Vibe X2The Vibe X2 runs MT6595 4G LTE Octa-Core processor from MediaTek which has next gen ARM A17 cores. Also, Lenovo's Vibe X2 is the first phone to be based on one of the MT6595M, the successor to the previously released MediaTek MT6592 SoC.
While the new Vibe X2 has arrived with a great looking design, we have to say that its proprietary Vibe UI still has some rough edges. For example, you will notice how there are lots of poorly translated English text throughout, or the half cut screen in the landscape mode. These are small nuances, but none Lenovo can't deal with.
In case you are wondering about the handset's camera capabilities, let us tell you that there are a few little additions and shortcuts made by Lenovo that makes the entire experience much happier. For instance, Heavy HD videos will play without stuttering. However, the camera app does lack the Pro mode we saw back on the Vibe Z2 Pro.
The battery life on the Vibr X2 could be a major deal-breaker since it may not be up to the mark. From most people we have heard, rigorous usage of the handset might lead to the battery draining faster than you think. We even heard that 6 hours might be the best you will get on mixed usage.