The Smartphone business is currently on an all time high with 2014 already witnessing a number of releases since the beginning of the year. And now with the recently concluded MWC 2014 introducing us to more new goodies that's to come in the future, we are all excited to find out the year eventually turns out.
But not all great smartphones require a pedestal to gain the immortal status. And one such device is the new Lenovo Vibe Z with its impressive features and great specifications that easily stands as one of the better smartphones we have seen until now, if not the best.
Lenovo, it's worth mentioning yet again, has kicked off the new year in style by introducing its newest Android smartphone, dubbed Lenovo Vibe Z. The Vibe Z is an incredible piece of hardware with a great build and cool features that can easily dwarf a number of other smartphones in the same, let's say, genre.
The device comes with a very potential combination 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.
In the connectivity section, the device features GPRS, SPEED, WLAN, Bluetooth, USB and 3G. The handset is 4G LTE supported and is already compatible with most of the LTE networks in other European countries and 4G supporting countries.
While the Vibe Z will be available in India in 16 GB storage variant, there's no microSD card slot. The device measures 149.1 x 77 x 7.9 mm and is powered by a non-removable Li-Po 3000 mAh battery.
The Lenovo Vibe Z was unveiled in India 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 up for pre order 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, is this all you need to know if you are indeed looking to invest in the smartphone? We are guessing not. And so we have a compiled a list of 10 reasons as to why exactly your new device should be a Lenovo Vibe Z.
Follow up on the reasons below:
A smartphone is not only important for the specifications or features it carries, but also for the overall build it has. While we are not taking names here, there are a number of smartphones in the market that offer you high-end specifications. However, when it comes to the external build, the cards just fall apart since its mostly cheap plastic (tagged as polycarbonate, scientifically).
In this respect, we fell in love with the Vibe Z the fist time we started messing around with it. Interestingly, while the device has a 5.5-inch, 1920 x 1080 IPS touch screen display, it also sports an ultra thin design that weighs just a meagre 145.2 grams. And if you are thinking that it's a potential phablet candidate, just wait until you hold it in your hands. The Vibe Z will just feel like a regular 4-4.5-inch handset with little or no weight.
And that's just aces in our books.
Rev' up the Engines, Captain
Did you'll get a chance lately to hold the Vibe Z in your hands and check it out carefully? It's okay if you haven't since we are here to fill you'll up in that respect.
While the device runs on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (although it deserves the KitKat), internally, it's powered by quite an impressive 2.2GHz quad-core Krait 400 with Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset. And that's complimented via 2GB of RAM. Hang times on the mobile, you ask? Nil, nada.
One Hand is All it Takes
When you look at the Vibe Z from a distance, the device might look a bit big compared to the standards you might maintain while hopping from point A to point B in search of a smartphone that's worth buying. However, making assumptions from far off is not cool. And the Vibe Z deserves much better than that.
Even though the device boasts a 5.5-inch display, as we said before, it's incredibly light and thin. And honestly speaking, one hand is all it takes to run all your applications smoothly since Lenovo has thought ahead of time and made a device that you thumb can access from any angle.
Plan Ahead (Like Lenovo)
Since the beginning of history, the Chinese have had a special mention for being the kind of people who could see the future (via their oracles) and would think way ahead of their time. Seems like the Vibe Z is a product of that thought process.
Lenovo thought hard and thought good with the Vibe Z. It knows that the device can still be pretty big for most of the folks, and is still figuring ways to make life as easy as possible for the user. For example, Vibe Z's Smart Dialer option will shift the number pad in the direction you tilt the phone which enables easier one-handed dialing - and that's where innovation leaves a benchmark.
You don't need lofty specs or cool features to make you product cool. Just concentrate on the small things in the context and everything will work out perfectly. And if you still don't understand, take a cue from how Lenovo worked on the device.
Small But Nifty Features
Since the device is a bit bigger, Lenovo understands that most will have problems reaching up to the top of the device where the unlock button is placed. And so, to make life a bit easier, the company has also made the volume rocker capable of unlocking the phone. As we said - small but nifty.
Lenovo, apart from adding the Smart Dialer that shifts the number pad buttons in the direction the phone is tilted for easier one-handed dialing, also introduced the Smart Call option which allows you the take calls just by holding the phone to your ear.
A Primary Camera that Demands Respect
Lenovo has made sure that it will aim for gold this year with the Vibe Z by offering a massive 13-megapixel rear camera with autofocus, f1.8 aperture lens and LED flash, which is capable of shooting pictures at 4128 x 3096 pixels quality.
And while most of you will argue that mostly every smartphone in the block currently offers a 13 MP snapper, so what's so special about this one. If that's so, we got two words for you - Pixel Sharpness.
And a Secondary Camera Demanding Equal Respect
So you were not really motivated by the primary camera of the Vibe Z, eh? Then wait until you find out what the secondary frontal camera has to offer. On the front of the device, you'll will find an impressive 5-megapixel camera.
Still not satisfied? Then how about a frontal camera that's equipped with an 84° lens for wide-angle shots for easy selfies video calls? Yea, you read it right. There's indeed a front camera that offers an 84° lens that fits every one of your friends for a memorable groupie that will become closer to your heart as you grow old.
While the built-in camera is a treat in itself, there are a few nifty features inside that make the overall experience even more special. Features like photo filters, an boatload of scene modes and other similar settings are fun to mess around with before posting the final product on your social networking page.
A Battery to Die For
How often do you charge your phone? We are guessing, a lot times since all your activities on internet via the phone drain all the remaining juice from the device, forcing you to search for the next charging point at hand.
The Vibe Z, in this respect, is an amazing piece of gear. You can keep listening to YouTube for hours with the phone screen turned up and the battery still won't let you down. It's as if the battery is using as less juice as possible for every app you open on the device while offering the maximum performance possible.
Battery life is a strong point of Vibe Z with its 3000 mAh offering. When used on a 3G connection, the phone will last more than 15 hours on a trot. However, if you make use of the battery saver modes via the power manager app, you can also get even better battery life.
Not For Everyone
Owning a Vibe Z almost makes you feel special. And mostly so when you realize that the device is not meant for every market. Lenovo has chosen selected markets to retail the device with India being one of them. Others looking to get a hold of the device via markets in the U.S., UK or Australia will have to wait.
Aren't these the times you feel lucky to have been a citizen of the country?