The "1-Minute" Review
- No microSD support
- Minor heat issues
Lenovo is once again attempting to make a splash in the premium smartphone market. The Vibe Z2 Pro offers the best specs in nearly every category available at the time of writing, but does the design and software back it up? Let’s head to the reviews and see!
Following recent trends, the body of the phone is mostly aluminum construction with only the top and bottom bezels using plastic. It features a boxy design, with sharp edges and a flat back. Reviews were positive on nearly all aspects of the phone’s design, with Fone Arena noting that “handling the Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro is a joy.” Small screen bezels also lend a clean, tight look to the phone. NDTV remarked on this, calling it “quite possibly the most compact device available with a 6-inch screen.”
That screen isn’t just any 6-inch display, its an IPS quad-HD display running at 2560-by-1440 pixels. As one of the highest resolutions currently available on mobile devices, reviews on detail and clarity were outstanding. However, there were a couple minor issues. Fone Arena found “the contrast ratio is only average and the colors are a bit too saturated.” NDTV agreed, commenting that it was “a very good, if not great, display.”
Pushing all those pixels, you’ll find a quad-core 2.5Ghz Snapdragon 801 and 3GB of RAM. While there are a few Snapdragon sets with a little more power, reviews were generally positive. Though some noted that gaming performance suffered when settings were pushed to the max. GSM Arena stated, “performance is more than satisfactory.”
On the rear of the phone, you’ll find a 16MP rear camera with dual LED flash. Many reviews questioned Lenovo’s decision to have the camera protrude slightly from the back of the handset. Combined with the gloss mount and red bezel and you can’t miss the camera. However, when put to the test, every reviewer loved the camera. The most critical review came from GSM Arena, stating that the camera offers “pleasing overall results, if not quite chart-topping.” Absolute Geeks’ opinion fell closer in line with other reviews, calling it “one of the best camera’s we’ve ever tested on a smartphone.”
Other specs include a spacious 32GB of storage and a 4000mAh battery. Take note that the phone does not offer microSD card support. So while the 32GB is generous, that is all you get. In reviews, the battery offered a solid day’s use, though not much more. If you’re a power user, you should find this phone a welcome reprieve from the great power outlet hunt.
In general, reviews for the Vibe Z2 Pro are stellar. Apart from the camera design, there were very little issues raised with the phone. Fone Arena called it a “great device beyond any shadow of doubt” while GMS Arena praised it as a “marvelous piece of hardware.”
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Lenovo released the Vibe Z2 Pro on November 26, 2014.
Lenovo backs up the Vibe Z2 Pro with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.
If your Vibe Z2 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.