When we first saw the Lenovo Vibe Z, we were impressed. Sure it wasn't your regular Samsung or Sony, but it still managed to impress a lot of people we know. Especially with its wide angle camera and other features that were quite brilliant.
Fast forward to 2014, and we have already been treated to the handset's next big successor in the form of the Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro. The handset looks quite big in terms of size, and we are expecting the same kind of massiveness in terms of specs and features as well.
Lenovo may not be that recognized a name in terms of the smartphone industry, although that intrigues us (especially when a company can deliver as awesome a handset as the first Vibe Z), but it still poses a major threat to all the other hard-hitting players in the market.
While the first Vibe Z was a treat to use and amazing to write about, we are expecting the same with the new Vibe Z2 Pro. The Vibe Z2 Pro also seems it will indeed live up to the expectations. You sometimes get that feeling when you see a handset, and the feeling was mutual even this time around.
We recently got a brief glimpse of the handset after its final launch, and as always, took it out for brief testing. Here's our hands on and first look for the same.
Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro Hands On and First Look: Form Factor and Operating System
The Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro, as you will notice, is a big handset. However, one handed operations may not be that big a problem. We have seen the big Xperia C3 in this regard, and that did have some problem with one handed operations. However, such isn't the case with the Vibe Z2 Pro.
The handset offers dimensions of 156 x 81.3 x 7.7 mm and weighs in at 179g. It offers an IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1440 x 2560 pixels, while the screen stands at 6-inches with 490 ppi pixel density. The Vibe Z2 Pro's oversize screen has a quad HD resolution.
Like the Huawei Honor P6, there's no real way to find out that this new phone has indeed been made by Lenovo since the logo at the front is missing. In fact, things looks pretty minimalist at the front with only the front facing camera to show.
However, the issue of slipperiness remains. Personally, I was about to drop the handset quite a few times, but helped myself out of it in the last moment. The glossy back does struggle a bit in terms of offering a solid grip for the user.
The handset has its power button at the right side, while the volume rocker is situated at the left. You can find the speaker of the phone at the bottom, just beside the USB port, while the top holds the 3.5mm output.
The Lenovo logo, however, can be found at the back and is embossed on the rear panel.
The handset runs on the latest Android KitKat with Vibe UI 2.0 slapped on top it (personally, I found that quite trippy to use). So expect all the Android goodies that you may look ahead to with the new phone. That's about it.