The Lenovo Vibe Shot is a an octa-core smartphone with a 5 inch display and a 16 megapixel rear camera. The Vibe Shot runs on a 3000 mAh battery and 3GB of RAM. The device is also known as the Lenovo z90-7 and Lenovo Vibe Max. This article introduces the features/characteristics of the device as well as an overview of the specifications and a Lenovo Vibe Shot review.
The Lenovo Vibe Shot is striking from the outset. This is one of those smartphones that feature a one-piece design. On the other hand, it is a well balanced device, comfortable in the hand but it is heavier than most Lenovo smartphones. (The sacrifice of having a battery of 2,900 milliamps) It weighs in at 140 grams. Nothing over the top. Despite the size of the battery, the thickness is 7.3 mm, a figure that puts the Vibe Shot head to head with some of the thinnest smartphones on the market.
The frame is made of aluminum, while the front and back are covered in Corning Gorilla Glass 3. This puts the Vibe Shot a step higher than typical polycarbonate smartphones in terms of the value of the materials and on a par with the most famous names such as the Huawei Honor 7.
The design is very similar to that of the Aquaris E5 HD and BQ Aquaris M5, with aluminum edges that do not completely cover the sides. This small gap improves grip. It is also similar to the BQ in terms of the grids of holes for the sound on the lower side; the grid on the left houses the microphone, while the right houses the speakers.
In the area of the display, the Lenovo Vibe Shot mobile phone uses an IPS panel with good resolution, Full HD 1,920 x 1,080 pixels. These figures allow for a pixel density of 441 dots per inch and offer an excellent level of detail for both apps and games as well as high resolution videos and movies.
The screen is of excellent quality, with a reproduction – according to Lenovo – 100% of the NTSC gamut, which would place the Vibe Shot screen among the best display panels as far as color reproduction goes.
Unfortunately, however, the colors look over-saturated; there are problems of supersaturation as those of AMOLED screens. Luckily you can adjust, even if little, the saturation to lower it and get more natural colors. The blacks are very good, although not perfect. Whites appear well balanced and with the right temperature. The viewing angles are good from all directions.
CameraLenovo Vibe Shot Camera
The Lenovo Vibe Shot camera, the central feature of the Lenovo Vibe Shot , already emphasized by the name, is a 16 megapixel rear sensor with aperture: f/2.2, auto focus, triple LED flash and infrared focus.
This type of sensor provides higher-quality photos in low light conditions. Furthermore, the use of a tricolor flash creates different shades according to the lighting of the place in which the photos are taken in order to make them look more natural.
Another point that requires highlight is the use of infrared autofocus. This smartphone is also capable of recording video in high quality (1080p).
Here are a few photos taken with the Lenovo Vibe Shot Camera. You can see more of these images by going to: Lenovo Vibe Shot Camera Image Samples.
Lenovo has not forgotten the front camera. The resolution on this camera is 8 megapixels which allow us to take selfies and very good video-conferences.
In this Lenovo Vibe Shot YouTube video – Unboxing & Hands On (4K) – In this video let’s unbox the Vibe Shot from Lenovo and spend some hands on time with it.
The Lenovo Vibe Shot uses a good 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor. This chip clocks out at 1.5 GHz on four of its cores and 1GHz in the remaining four. This is combined with 3GB of RAM, a competitive figure which allows a greater number of open processes without performance slow downs. The company will market this model with an internal memory of 32 GB. If necessary, this memory can be expanded via a memory card of up to 128 GB.
The Lenovo Vibe Shot supports high-speed 4G networks. This structure allows you to achieve transfer rates up to 150 Mbps. On the other hand, the Lenovo VIbe Shot is dual SIM card capable. Thanks to that, you can use two phone lines in the same device. You might want to read: Fix: Lenovo Vibe Shot Not Connecting to Wi-Fi
Other connections of this model include WiFi for surfing at home and save on mobile data where possible, Bluetooth 4.1 to synchronize with compatible devices and GPS. Of course there is the headphones port and and USB port for physical connections.
Even under intense stress, the Lenovo Vibe Shot manages to keep the screen on for about four hours, and leads you into the evening without difficulty. Wit 3000mAh battery capacity, the Vibe Shot is able to withstand heavy use: push email, WhatsApp, social media, browsing the Internet and, above all, a lot of photos.Lenovo Vibe Shot
With a more gentle usage, you manage to get a day and a half of battery life that is close to two full days. A full charge takes approximately two hours. You can optimize the battery performance for further usability by reading: Fix: Lenovo Vibe Shot Battery Drain/Overheating
The Lenovo smartphone uses Android 5.0 Lollipop, a version of Google’s operating system that offers a complete face-lift with a more intuitive and colorful interface. The company has also included its own layer of software to personalize the experience of this phone, the Lenovo Vibe UI.
Among the most interesting features is a camera application with a professional shooting mode for photo enthusiasts who need to have greater control over the functions of camera. We also have ShareIT, an application used to share files and snapshots with other smartphones. And CLONEit to copy data from one of device to a new device.
Besides these features, it is noteworthy to say that there are the normal Google apps. For example, YouTube for videos, Google Maps for navigation, and Gmail which can manage any and all email accounts.
Another application that is gaining a lot of attention is Google Now, an intelligent assistant that learns user preferences and displays relevant information in the form of cards. Furthermore you can customize the interface even further using Lenovo Vibe UI Themes.
The Vibe Shot hit the market in the month of June, 2015.
The Lenovo Vibe Shot price sits at €350. A rather affordable price.
The Lenovo Vibe Shot is a complete phone and able to meet the needs of the average user without difficulty. Although its camera is of high standard, it can not replace a compact camera; Lenovo, however, has actually kept their promise to deliver to the purchaser a smartphone with above average photographic capabilities. Priced at around € 300 which is sold online (approximately € 325 on TinyDeal.com ) it is hard to beat.
Also known as Lenovo z90-7, Lenovo Vibe Max, here is the complete list of Lenovo Vibe Shot specifications:
|NETWORK||Technology||GSM / HSPA / LTE|
|2G bands||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2|
|3G bands||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100|
|4G bands||LTE 800 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 – Lenovo Z90-7|
|Speed||HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps|
|Status||Available. Released 2015, June|
|BODY||Dimensions||142 x 70 x 7.3 mm (5.59 x 2.76 x 0.29 in)|
|Weight||145 g (5.11 oz)|
|SIM||Dual SIM (Micro-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|DISPLAY||Type||IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||5.0 inches (~69.3% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1080 x 1920 pixels (~441 ppi pixel density)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 3|
|PLATFORM||OS||Android OS, v5.0.2 (Lollipop)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615|
|CPU||Quad-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53|
|MEMORY||Card slot||microSD, up to 128 GB|
|Internal||32 GB, 3 GB RAM|
|CAMERA||Primary||16 MP, 2997 x 5328 pixels, optical image stabilization, autofocus, triple-LED (dual-tone) flash|
|Features||Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR|
|Video||[email protected], optical stabilization|
|Secondary||8 MP, 1080p|
|SOUND||Alert types||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
|COMMS||WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual band, hotspot|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS|
|FEATURES||Sensors||Accelerometer, proximity, compass|
|Messaging||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM|
|– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– MP4/H.264 player
– MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+ player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
|BATTERY||Non-removable Li-Po 3000 mAh battery|
|MISC||Colors||Crimson, Pearl White, Graphite Grey|