Lenovo Vibe X2 Pro



The "1-Minute" Review

What's good

  • Snappy performance
  • Sturdy design
  • Vibrant screen
  • 13MP front-facing camera
  • Plenty of storage space

What's bad

  • Android 4.4
  • Limited availability

Lenovo has been working to prove that it isn’t just a computer company. With its latest release, the Vibe X2 Pro, it hopes to knock down a few of the bigger names in the mid-tier market. Packing a monster camera and a unique design, the phone certainly turns heads. But how does it perform? Let’s check out some reviews!

One of the first things you might notice about the phone is its unique coloring. The all-metal shell of the phone features three distinct color layers. Available in multiple color pairings, it's certainly something different from other manufacturers. With a flat, square design, the phone offers a minimalistic, straight-forward but thin design that reviewer all seemed to love. Android and Me spent some time with it and said, “Overall, the build quality and finish of the Lenovo VIBE X2 Pro feel solid.”

Lenovo chose to go with a 5.3-inch 1080p IPS display. In the mid-tier market, this is a decent resolution and provides plenty of pixel density for clear text and detailed video. Many reviews raved about the color, vibrancy and brightness of the display, with some questioning if it wasn’t actually an AMOLED display instead of LCD. Phone Arena noted that it “absolutely captures our attention.”

Powering the handset is a 64-bit, eight-core Snapdragon 1.5GHz processor. Reviews found that it provided plenty of power for your typical day to day tasks. With 2GB of RAM the device, should handle multi-tasking with typical apps well. However, if you’re a power user, you might run into some slowdown with multiple apps open. While there are not many mid-tier phones sporting these newer processors, you can expect to see more in the near future. Overall, it might not be cutting edge but as Android and Me stated, “Those who need performance for work or gaming shouldn’t have any issues using the Lenovo VIBE X2 Pro as their daily driver.”

The headlining feature of the phone is its cameras. With 13MP front and rear cameras, Lenovo is taking the selfie to a whole new level. Reviews on the camera were decent with many noting that details were clear and colors were decent. However, the real star was the Vibe Xtension Selfie Flash. Designed to plug into the headphone port and sync with the phone’s camera app, it adds an eight-LED flash to the camera for better lighting. Reviews with the flash were decent, though many noted that the light intensity really only worked up close.

To help you store all your HD selfies, the X2 Pro includes 32GB of internal storage space. While this is likely more than enough for the average user, microSD card support means you can add enough movies and music and apps to last for weeks.

Overall, reviews of the handset were positive. While there are certainly more powerful phones in the flagship tier, the specs of the X2 Pro and it’s beastly front camera firmly place it in the top of the mid-tier charts on paper. Phone Arena applauded the handset, calling it “a testament that the company can deliver outstanding smartphones that blend fun and style in one neat package.”

 


Operating system
Android
Processor
1.5 GHz
Screen Size
5.3"
Camera
13+ MP



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Common Questions


Lenovo released the Vibe X2 Pro on April 30, 2014.


Lenovo backs up the Vibe X2 Pro with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your Vibe X2 Pro has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Lenovo support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Lenovo's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.



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Screen Size
5.3"

The Lenovo Vibe X2 Pro's screen size is 5.3 inches with 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.5 GHz

There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 Octa core 1.5 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 4.4 KitKat operating system (OS).

Camera
13+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 13+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 13+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
32 GB

Internal memory is 32 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 128 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
2410mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 2410 mAh battery.

Vibe X2 Pro Specs

Overview
Release date April 30, 2014
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS
LTE
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System Android 4.4 KitKat

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Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 Octa core 1.5 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 32 GB
RAM 2 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 2410 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Aluminium
Colors Champagne Gold, Rock Pink, Electric Blue
Dimensions [H x W x D] 14.6 x 7.1 x 0.7 cm (5.8 x 2.8 x 0.3 in)
Weight 140 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
Pixel density 416 pixels
Size 5.3 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 128 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
13+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Multi-shot, Panorama, Self-timer
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Resolution
13+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
Auto focus
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, WMA, WAV
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable ()
Included Software / Apps -
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