Lenovo Vibe X Review – Lenovo have really come a long way when it comes to their smartphones and is now one of the largest phone makers around the world thanks to their smartphones that are beautifully designed and affordably priced. Launched in January this year, the Vibe X falls perfectly into those two categories. While they may be relatively new to the smartphone market, Lenovo have really gotten the hang of designing smartphones with looks that would make passerbys do a double take.
Lenovo Vibe X, Sending Out Mixed Vibes
The Vibe X is just one of those devices that look very impressive as it is super slim, lightweight and has very nice curved sides and rounded edges. The dashingly designed device also feels weightless and comfortable even when using it one-handed. Other than its looks, the Vibe X also comes with a stunning 5-inch display that uses what is known as the 20/20 vision display.
The display is bright and produces accurate and vivid colours and has great viewing angles. Under direct sunlight, the screen does get a bit reflective but is still easy to see. Another great thing about the Vibe X is its speaker, which isn’t just loud but also crystal clear. Both of these features combined, make this quite a good device to watch videos and play games with. The latter activity however, may be a little bit of a problem as despite being built with a 1.5GHz quad-core CPU and 2GB RAM, the Vibe X is very laggy and chugs quite a bit. Even when not multitasking and just swiping through the home screen, the lag is very noticeable.
This could be due to the heavily-modified user-interface. The scores it produced in our standard suite of benchmarks reflect its mid-range specs but in a real-world situation, it just isn’t that great and hopefully this can be rectified via a software update. Performance aside, the other little problem we had with the Vibe X is the fact that it only comes with 16GB (12GB usable) worth of internal storage and no microSD slot. Unlike Nokia Lumia 1020 which have 41 megapixels, it is quite a shame as the Vibe X does come with a 13MP rear camera and 5MP front camera that takes decent shots in the right lighting conditions. In all honesty, if the Lenovo Vibe X didn’t suffer from its performance issues and lack of microSD support, it would be a great device as it has all the right features and stunning design. Plus with its asking price, it would definitely have sold like hotcakes but its overall appeal is just slightly hampered by its performance.
- Sleek and lightweight design
- Bright and vibrant display
- Good front and rear cameras
- Speaker is loud
- Chuggy performance
- No microSD support
Lenovo Vibe X Specifications
- Operating System: Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
- Processor: 1.5GHz Quad-Core MediaTek 6589W
- Frequency: HSDPA
- Screen: 5-inch 20/20 Vision (Full HD, 441PPI, IPS), Curved Gorilla Glass 3
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, microUSB
- Memory: 2GB RAM
- Storage: 16GB (Internal)
- Others: 13-megapixel rear camera, 5-megapixel front camera
- Dimensions: 74 x 144 x 6.9mm
- Weight: 121g