Lenovo a few years ago does not mean anything in the world of smartphones, and now proudly bears the fourth manufacturer in the world. At their conference in Berlin, most attention was stolen phone – Lenovo Vibe X2. We were able to examine it closely.
Lenovo has taken very effective tactic that has lead them to the top of the smartphone manufacturers. After the acquisition of Motorola, is expected to be the third place, who knows how it will look further fighting. In any case, the Chinese manufacturer has chosen an interesting path that might help them break down the world built by Apple and Samsung. First, competition in emerging markets, which as it turns out is a big export market. We do not do business here, however, only products, and these are to be especially innovative and practical.Lenovo Vibe X2 gathered these qualities within himself, surprising us ingenuity and design. On the front is dominated by 5-inch thin contoured frames on the sides and a little longer at the top and bottom. Dimensions of the housing closed in the dimensions of 140.2 X 68.6 mm, while the thickness of the phone is only 7.2 millimeters. The phone is in very good hands and is not pregnant in your pocket – it weighs about 120 grams. seemed to color the phone is something that can least surprise, yet. Vibe X2 is the world's first mobile layer. If you had ever skateboard then you can guess what it looks like and how it is done. Three different layers are combined and then cut in their housing phone – it looks brilliant and refreshing little smartphone trends, which combines all of aluminum. are also interesting materials, which can be made case, because we have seen the presentation version of the last layer of bamboo. Lenovo searching for the relevant species in the whole of China, and finally succeeded, and Vibe X2 will find a natural material that instantly adds style.
Triumph of form over substance?
Inside is equally interesting. Phone "drives" ośmiordzeniowy MT6595m MediaTek processor having four powerful Cortex-A17 cores with 2.2 GHz clock frequency and four energy-efficient Cortex-A7 clocked at 2.0 GHz, which can work at the same time through the use of technology big.LITLLE, and Heterogeneous Multi-Processing (HMP ). What's more, the system supports the 2 GB of RAM, and this is waiting for us 32 GB of internal memory.Of course, we were not able to install the benchmark, but the hardware seems to be really fast. Cutoff in the menu uświadczyłem not, there was no stability problems – Applications producer went just as it should. The phone came with a battery capacity of 2300 mAh, but the layout is supposed to be also quite energy efficient – 17-19 hours should not be a bigger problem. The operating system is of course the latest Android 4.4 KitKat, but redesigned UI overlay Vibe 2.0. Apart from a few novelties in the system, the most important function seems to be to facilitate taking selfie camera. All they are doing it for a long time, and this year the producers for some reason trying to sell us their products just as perfect for this kind of picture. In this case it's several types of camera shutter – not only with a smile, but also popular gestures, spoken passwords, batting, or more conventionally – by touching anywhere on the screen, or by setting the timer for a few seconds. The quality of these selfie it is to be at the appropriate level – with a 5-megapixel camera on the front. The back of the camera, of course, is more developed, but it certainly is not the level of Sony or Apple. Image captured by a matrix with a resolution of 13 Mpix and besides, we have here autofocus and LED light Illuminates. yet I almost forgot, what it is all displayed. Screen, as I mentioned, is characterized by a diagonal equal to 5 inches. Resolution under which it operates, the standard already in flagowcach, Full HD, or 1920 x 1080 pixels. The screen is almost perfectly clear, because the density of pixels per inch is 441 PPI, and the corresponding angles of view provides the matrix IPS.
Even more layers!
Add spice to the whole thing accessories. I'm not talking about some głośniczkach Bluetooth and dedicated pokrowcach. Lenovo has good ideas, so here elaborated on the theme stratification. Accessories for Vibe X2 called XTensions and are literally an extension of the functionality of the phone. At the last layer we find magnetic hooks for attachment, so we make our task is confined to the contact housing addition.On the premiere showing two of them, but in the future there will be more confident. First Xtension this JBL speaker with stand, the second enhancement is, in turn, extra battery – and at this point it gets even more interesting. In this way the use of a thin, stylish smartphone, but if you run out of energy, and the socket far – assume additional link to the back of the phone is thicker, but lengthen the same time by 75% by the manufacturer.
Lenovo Vibe X2 is a very interesting premiere at IFA 2014 Chinese manufacturer has once again demonstrated that if he wants to, he can be very creative, but practical at the same time – and this is what makes the biggest impression. Technology of housing materials and final design sparkle originality, but it is the accessories I liked the most – though not even had a chance to see them live. Add to that ośmiordzeniowy processor, which guarantees at least a decent performance and get the flagship product ready to be competitive in every market.The problem is that as long as the Vibe X2 to compete in Western markets do not. Sales will start in China in September and gradually move towards Asia within the Pacific, Eastern Europe and the Middle East. When with us? I do not know. Price? $ 399.