The smartphone business has seen a lot of rise and fall in recent times. However, the rise has been massive with the start of 2013, with that momentum in rise maintained early in the new year. And how has this momentum been kept in line? Simply by manufacturers releasing a number of great smartphones in recent times that really re-define technological prowess.
And while a number of manufacturers have chipped in with their respective smartphone offerings that have maintained this gradual rise, one such manufacturer is making sure that it also offers groundbreaking technologies apart from participating in that rise. That manufacturer is obviously Lenovo with its newest Lenovo Vibe Z offering.
Lenovo, it's worth mentioning, has kicked off the new year in style by introducing its newest Android smartphone, dubbed Lenovo Vibe Z. The Vibe Z is truly an incredible piece of hardware offering a great build and impressive features that can easily put down a number of other smartphones in the same, let's say, genre.
The device comes with a very potential set of hardwares. First of all, it features a Full HD 5.5 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display which churns out a pixel density of 401 ppi pixel density. It is also protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
Also, the device comes with the powerful Qualcomm chipset, the Snapdragon 800 which is a quad core SoC clocked at 2.2GHz. There is also the presence of Adreno 330 graphic unit which will give a great overall experience to the user. There's also 2 GB of RAM allocated with the device running on Android OS, v4.3 (Jelly Bean) OS.
As far as photography is concerned, the Vibe Z from Lenovo also features a massive 13 MP rear camera with autofocus, f1.8 aperture lens and LED flash, which is capable of shooting pictures at 4128 x 3096 pixels quality. On the front, there's a 5 MP front camera that's equipped with an 84° lens for wide-angle shots will be easy for taking selfies and making video calls.
The Lenovo Vibe Z will be available in the market at the price of Rs. 35,999. However the device will now be available at an effective price of Rs. 32,960, and while it will be available within 7 days in the country, retailing will start in about 10 days maximum.
The device is already available on the company's Online store TheDoStore. And as a part of introductory offer, the company is also offering a free Z smart touch cover in the Vibe Z box that's worth Rs. 2,039.
But then again, if only numbers made up a device's performance and mentioned about its capabilities, life would have been much easier. But it doesn't work that way, and you have to get into it to know it better.
So what are things that set the Vibe Z apart apart from all others in the race? Here are its top 10 striking features that you will get within the phone.
Lenovo Smart UI
Lenovo's offers a one of a kind Smart User Interface, that makes one hand smartphone control as easy as possible. For example, to light up the device, you just need to press the volume button. You can even answer a call by just putting the Vibe Z to your ear.
Apart from that, the addition of Smart UI also makes it easier to find all the favorite apps that's attainable via a simple drag and drop folder organization.
Over the Top Camera Support
If you still haven't checked out the super dual cameras that are available with the Vibe Z, it's high time you did yourself a favor and checked out YouTube for related camera videos. And if you don't have that much time in your hand, let us tell you that Vibe Z makes a strong statement with its 5-megapixel front camera and 84° wide angle lens for high quality self shots, apart from amazing video chat quality.
Users can also snap sensational low light images courtesy of a 13 megapixel rear camera in the rear that's fitted with BSI sensor, and can shoot 1080p HD videos.
Android Jelly Bean On-Board
The Lenovo Vibe Z comes running the Android Jelly Bean v4.3 operating system. And this includes restricted profiles which control access to apps and content while helping secure your smartphone and the personal data that's stored inside.
Apart from that, the Bluetooth Smart support enables mobile apps to be connected to fitness sensors, helping in-device games look great with 3D realistic support. Also assisted via high performance graphics powered by OpenGL ES 3.0.
Impressive Visuals and Display
The Vibe Z offers vibrant and sharp images that makes gaming and video watching a treat on the new device - helped mostly via the Vibe Z's 5.5" 1920 x 1080 full HD resolution display.
With more than 400 pixels per inch on offer, users can browse full-version websites, or even enjoy and share high resolution images and video at their absolute finest. There's also in-plane switching (IPS) that allows for nearly 180-degrees of wide-angle viewing.
Powerful Qualcomm Processor
The Vibe Z is fitted with a power-efficient Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2.2GHz processor that's aimed at delivering the perfect amount of power to match any combination of apps, videos or 3D games. On a whole, the overall power and performance of the smartphone, owing to the processor, makes it stand apart from the rest.
And with a Quad-core 2.2 GHz Krait 400 processor fitted inside with a more than capable 3000 mAh battery juicing up the device, it becomes more than easy to check out videos in 4K resolution.
For those who are not aware as what the 4K technology actually offers, it points to a generic term for a content having horizontal resolution on the order of 4,000 pixels. The 4K standard currently exists for digital television and digital cinematography - and to have that kind of a standard on a handheld smartphone is just over the top.
Lenovo DOit Apps
Lenovo has introduced the new DOit series of apps with the Vibe Z that lets you and your device achieve more in terms of sharing data with other Android devices without even requiring a network. This prevents viruses and malware from eating into your device while also backing up your contacts and sms log. More details can be gathered by going to the Apps tab.
Easy To Use
The Vibe Z is quite a thin device that fits into your pocket like a glove. The device is ultra-thin at 7.9mm with a power-to-weight ratio at only 147 grams. Apart from that, the device's laser-etched fabric-feel rear cover also offers a comfortable grip and resistance to fingerprints and protects the device from scratches.
Moreover, the Lenovo Vibe Z comes with three capacitive buttons below the display, the home button, back button and the menu buttons, which doubles up as the multitasking button.
The feature brings a small pop up of the app on the front, and users can increase or decrease the size of it, move it around and close it via small buttons. The feature supports a host of popular apps on your phone such as WhatsApp, YouTube, Instagram and more.
The Vibe Z offers a massive non-removable Li-Po 3000 mAh battery that speaks of enough juice while on the go. Let go off your tensions related to finding a charging dock as this battery will last you quite a while. So for example, expect to stream hours of YouTube with the battery still offering you backup.
Great Apps and Games
Expect the Vibe Z to come pre-loaded with the best Android apps available in the market. And this includes the likes of Evernote, Accuweather, Facebook, Skype, Twitter, UC Browser, Route 66 Navi+ Maps and Kingsoft Office. In addition to that, users can play Real Football or Green Farm 3 right from the start.
The Vibe Z offers high-speed LTE (4G) support for the fastest data connectivity making websites, apps and games provide an overall experience like never before.