Lenovo Vibe X3
Lenovo, like every year, this year (2015-2016) also has announced quite a few devices. but the majority of those phones were either entry-level, or mid-range offerings. Well, the Lenovo Vibe X3 handset has started popping up a few weeks back, and that phone definitely looked promising. As far as the design goes, it looked different than pretty much anything else Lenovo has released thus far, and rumors were claiming that Motorola has actually designed this smartphone. The Vibe X3 has been certified by TENAA quite recently, and the device was listed on Geekbench a while back as well. Well, the Lenovo Vibe X3 is now official, let’s see what it has to offer.
The device will be powered by Snapdragon 808 hexa-core processor clocked at 1.8GHz, coupled with Adreno 418 GPU and 3GB of RAM.The other main upgrade apart from the processor is its camera; it comes with a 21MP rear camera and with autofocus and dual LED flash. It can also record video at 4K resolution. The front camera is of 8MP with Full HD recording.t runs on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop based Vibe UI. From the images, we can also see a fingerprint scanner placed below the rear camera. On top of the device, there is an IR Blaster for remotely controlling electronics.
All the previous leaks were more or less right as far as the design of this device is concerned, the phone really does look completely different from Lenovo’s previous offerings. The device sports a 5.5-inch 1080p (1920 x 1080) display along with 2/3GB of RAM and 16/32/64GB of expandable internal storage. This handset is fueled by the Snapdragon 808 64-bit hexa-core processor, and a 3600/3400mAh battery is available on the inside. The 13 or 21-megapixel snapper will be available on the back of this handset, depending on the version, and a 5 or 8-megapixel shooter will be located up front. The phone is made out of metal, and as you can see in the images down below, it offers a rear-facing fingerprint scanner. The Lenovo Vibe X3 comes with dual front-facing stereo speakers, while it also features Hi-Fi 3.0 with a dedicated ESS Sabre ES9018K2M or Wolfson8281 DAC, separate speaker amplifiers, and three noise-canceling microphones.
Now, considering that Lenovo launched more than one version of this handset, its dimensions vary a little. The variant packing the 3,600mAh battery measures 154 x 76.5 x 9.3mm, while the model with a 3,400mAh battery measures 153 x 75.9 x 8.7mm. The phone will be available for purchase on November 25th , but you can pre-order it now (in China). The 2GB of RAM (16GB of internal storage) variant is priced at the equivalent of ₹19821 ($300), while the 3GB of RAM (32GB of native storage) costs ₹26428 ($400). Now, there’s a third option here, 3GB of RAM + 64GB of internal storage, and that variant is priced at the equivalent of ₹31053 ($470).
Key specifications of Lenovo Vibe X3 and Vibe X3 Youth:
|Models||Lenovo Vibe X3||Lenovo Vibe X3 Youth|
|Display||5.5-inch full HD (1920x1080p) screen with Gorilla Glass 3 shield
||5.5-inch full HD (1920x1080p) screen with Gorilla Glass 3 shield
|OS||Android 5.1.1 Lollipop||Android 5.1.1 Lollipop|
|Processor||64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 Hexa-core (1.8GHz Cortex A57 dual-core + 1.2GHz Cortex A53 quad-core ) with big.LITTLE technology||64-bit MediaTek Octa-core processor|
|Storage||32GB/64GB (expandable)||16GB (expandable)|
|Battery||3600 mAh||3400 mAh|
|Add-ons||Finger-print sensor, Dual SIM slot (Nano + Nano/microSD card), Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Hi-fi 3.0 sound system with a dedicated ESS Sabre ES9018K2M or Wolfson8281 DAC, three mics , Dolby Atmos||Finger-print sensor, Dual SIM slot (Nano + Nano/microSD card), Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Hi-fi 3.0 with a dedicated ESS Sabre ES9018K2M or Wolfson8281 DAC, three mics, Dolby Atmos|
|Dimensions||154.0 x 76.5 x 9.3 mm||153.6 x 75.9 x 9.15 mm|
|Colours||White and Black||White and Black|
||¥1899 (around $298/€280/Rs.16,950)|