If you see it from the front, it is decidedly smartphone. However when you were to have a look at it from the back, it is a complete other story. The design is reminiscent of old school snappers. And that is exactly what Lenovo goes for, given the standout photographic capabilities of this truly compact snapper.
Lenovo Vibe Shot: Design
The Lenovo Vibe Shot offers stylish and premium design and high build quality. Anodized aluminum frame around the edges and glass is used for the back and front panel. It kind of reminds us of the Sony Xperia Z series phones, but additionally has its own distinguished and unique look.
First things, although. Let’s start with the back panel which we already stated it is covered in glass that is backed up by Gorilla Glass 3 protection and under it, you’ll see a strip line that appears like a brushed aluminum. The entire concept is for the phone to seem like an old school professional camera when you’re holding it horizontally. Additionally, you will simply notice Lenovo Vibe’s logo and the 16 MP camera along with the triple-LED flash. Speaking of which, right beneath that setup you may see an IR blaster that ought to help the camera focus more simply even under low-light conditions – the very same feature we noticed within the LG G3 and this year’s G4.
Lenovo Vibe Shot: Display
Lenovo Vibe Shot: Camera
Lenovo Vibe Shot: Software
Lenovo Vibe Shot comes with pre-installed Android 5.1 (Lollipop) and Vibe UI on top of it. To be honest, this time Lenovo brought their user interface closer to simplicity and usability. The software developers did a fairly good job here, although the icons nonetheless do not look that good. However, in-app menus, context menus, notification area – all of them are nicely designed and bring the so-called Material Design closer to the user experience.
Lenovo Vibe Shot: Battery
The Vibe Shot offers a relatively huge battery with a capacity of 2900 mAh which is pretty impressive given the thin profile of just 7.3 mm. This should be more than sufficient to power the 5.0-inch Full HD display and not so power-hungry SoC. We anticipate some fairly good outcomes and our expectations were met. All tests were performed beneath the identical conditions, Bluetooth is off, GPS is off, and display screen brightness set to 120 cd/m2.
Lenovo Vibe Shot: Specification
- OS: Android 5.0
- Body: 142 x 70 x 7.3 mm
- Weight: 145 g
- Display: 1080 x 1920 pixels , 5.0 inches
- Memory: 32 GB internal, 128 expandable, 3 GB RAM
- Processor: Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615
- Camera: 16 MP, 8 MP secondary
- Battery: 3,000 mAh