Specs summary

Screen
5.5"

The Lenovo Vibe Z's screen is 5.5 inches with 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.2GHz

There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Quad core 2.2 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (Update Available: 4.4.2 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 5+ megapixels resolution.
Storage
16 GB

Internal memory is 16 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
3000mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 3000 mAh battery. Lenovo's performance ratings are 27 days standby time, 1980 minutes (2G).



Reviews summary

6/10AVG.
RATING
Based on 2 reviews

What's good  

  • 4G LTE
  • Wireless AC
  • All-day battery life
  • Fast performance
  • Easy one-handed operation

What's bad  

  • 16GB storage
  • Limited availability
  • Large size
  • No MicroSD support

Lenovo has had a hit-or-miss track record so far with its venture into mobile devices. Their latest attempt, the Vibe Z, ventures into phablet territory with some serious specs to back it up. Does it live up to the hype? Reviews indicate this could finally be the hit that Lenovo is looking for.

Like many devices in this size bracket, the Vibe Z is, above all else, large. However, the polycarbonate plastic appears to be winning over many reviews. Between its thin chassis and light case--just scant 5.12 ounces--most reviews note how surprisingly light and easy to hold the phone is. Lowyat noted, "the textured back cover is actually great for increasing grip on the device, which interestingly feels smaller than what it actually is."

Combined with some software enhancements to make one-handed use easier, and the phone really challenges the typical design and use of the 5-inch plus market. Tech Radar was happy with the subtle changes, stating, "I've seen nothing this clever."

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The phone houses a 5.5-inch 1080p IPS display. While it is still a phone, it is about as large as one gets before venturing into tablet territory. The large display is protected by Gorilla Glass 3 to prevent unwanted scratches and dings. Unfortunately, many reviews noted a few color reproduction issues, with NDTV Gadgets saying "The screen is sufficiently crisp, but not especially vivid."

Powering the display is fast 2.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon and 2GB of RAM. While no longer bleeding-edge, from gaming to video streaming, the hardware should provide plenty of performance for whatever you might want to do. Reviews generally agreed. NDTV pointed out, "Videos play very well though, and even our heaviest clips didn't stutter. However, the Vibe Z did get uncomfortably hot while gaming." Giz Beat applauded the Vibe Z saying, "The call quality on both ends is amazing."

All of this is fed power from a 3000mAh battery. While heavy usage and video streaming is likely to go through a battery quite quickly, Lowyat and Giz Beat found that under regular use patterns, a full day's use on a single charge was more than possible.

Lenovo also went with premium camera options for the Vibe Z. With a 13MP front-facing camera and a 5MP selfie shooter, there is plenty of detail to go around. Giz Beat said, "the camera is impressive as is Lenovo’s stock camera app."

If there was a weak link pointed out by most reviews it would have to be storage. The phone is only available with 16GB of storage space. Lack of MicroSD card support means you will probably want to find a good cloud provider or pick and choose your movies, music or pictures that you keep on your device.

Overall, the reviews for the Vibe Z seem to indicate that Lenovo has finally hit its stride with this latest device. TechView states, "If you want a good cost effective device with the best in performance, the Lenovo Vibe Z is perfect" while Giz Beat declares "Long story short, this phone is an animal."


Reviews (6/10 Avg. rating)


NDTV

Camera irregularities aside, this is a pretty good phone

from NDTV

The Vibe Z looks like it's made of metal, but it's actually plastic all over. The front is nearly all black with a silver lip on the bottom where the bottom edge wraps around. The Vibe Z is fairly light and easy enough to hold, though some people will find it just a bit too large. It's definitely blockier than most of the phones on the market right now. We quite like its look - at least it stands out in a crowd.

The Vibe Z doesn't feel as though it was made by the same company that regularly produces some of our favourite laptops. It comes across as something entirely new. Lenovo ha... Full review

Fone Arena

Definitely the best phone from Lenovo

from Fone Arena

In conclusion, the Vibe Z is definitely the best phone from Lenovo. This is a substantial improvement from the K900 and Lenovo has done well to adapt the design for better usability. The Vibe Z has great build quality, a really awesome display, a great camera for stills, excellent performance and longstanding battery life. However, the perspective changes when you look at the competition at this price range. For Rs. 35,999, the compromises on video recording, the generally laggy UI performance and the lack of well implemented features in software makes it a tough buy, especially when you co... Full review

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Full Specs

Overview
Release date March 5, 2014
Regions available United Kingdom, Asia, Europe, India, Philippines, China
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1900/2100 MHz
LTE:
2100/850/1800 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM Card Micro-SIM
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (Update Available: 4.4.2 KitKat)

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Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Quad core 2.2 GHz
Internal Flash Memory
16 GB
RAM 2 GB
ROM No
GPS A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 1.43 W/kg
Body: 1.12 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & Battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 3000 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time Up to:
1980 minutes (2G)
Standby Time Up to: 27 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Silver, Titanium
Dimensions [H x W x D] 14.9 x 7.7 x 0.8 cm
(5.9 x 3 x 0.3 in)
Weight 147 grams
(5.2 ounces)
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 401 pixels
Size 5.5 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 Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer Unknown
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type HTML, HTML 5
Browser Google Android
Javascript Yes
Flash No
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging Services SMS, MMS, IM (Google Talk)
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Expansion Slots No
Expansion Slots Info No
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 (Dual LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info Auto focus, Face detection, Geotagging
Video Recording Formats 3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera  
Resolution 5+ megapixels
Zoom No
Additional Front Camera Info No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, MP4, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, 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 Unknown
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Unknown
Document Viewer Unknown
Weather Yes
Stocks Unknown
Maps Yes
Notepad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable, Pre-installed
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed (Accuweather, Evernote, Facebook, Route 66 Navi+Maps, Skype, UC Browser)
Included Software / Apps No
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Additional Comments Other Names (AKA): Lenovo K910L

Also available in a dual-SIM model.
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