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Lenovo Vibe Z, S930, S650 and A859 hands-on


As we have been making our shuttle across the CES 2014 grounds we stopped on the Lenovo sales space to take a look at the newest choices by using the Chinese language firm.

The Vibe Z was once the actual celebrity there, that includes a strong 5.5-inch show and bringing Lenovo into the LTE phablet sport. Powered via a Snapdragon 800 chipset, the handset is an actual powerhouse too. Additionally current have been three new least expensive midrangers, starting from four.7 to six inches.

Lenovo Vibe Z palms-on

Lenovo has outed its first LTE smartphone with the brand new Vibe Z. It operates on LTE bands as much as 2100, and is powered by way of a Snapdragon 800 chipset, which has its quad-core Krait processor clocked at 2.2GHz. It includes a 5.5-inch FullHD IPS show that leads to a pixel density of virtually precisely 400ppi. The Vibe Z options an impressively stylish design that’s most effective 7.9mm thick, whereas weighing simply 147 grams. Within, there’s 2 GB of RAM, 16GB of inside storage, and a three,000 mAh battery. Android four.three Jelly Bean is the OS model of option.

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The 13 MP primary shooter has an f1.8 aperture, and it’s accompanied by a 5 MP front-facer. It sits in a square-ish window on the back of the device alongside the LED flash and the secondary microphone.

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The Vibe Z is fairly wide in order to incorporate the 5.5-inch screen, but features a textured back panel that helps handling quite a lot. It’s available in both Silver and (darker) Titanium color options, with the glossy metal band on the bottom being more visible on the Silver units.

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Lenovo S930 and S650 hands-on

Also introduced were a pair of midrangers in the Lenovo S930 and Lenovo S650. The S930 is the larger-screen’d of the two, with a 6-inch 720p display, and features a heftier 3000 mAh battery and slightly better 1.6MP front-facing camera. The S650 has a 4.7-inch qHD display, a 0.3MP front-facer, and 2,000 mAh battery.

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On the inside, both devices are identical with quad-core 1.3GHz CPUs on MediaTek chipsets, 8MP primary cameras, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. Both are powered by Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. The S930 has the added benefit of having dual front-facing speakers powered by Dolby Digital Plus DS1, while the S650 comes with dual-SIM support.

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Both new S models follow the design scheme introduced by the Vibe Z, including the “laser-etched fabric-feel” rear cover and silver band along the bottom and are available only in Silver.

Lenovo A859 hands-on

Finally, Lenovo has added to its A series of smartphones with the new A859. It features the same quad-core 1.3GHz CPU on MediaTek 6582 SoC as the two new S devices, and also runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.

The A859 smartphone sports a 5-inch 720p display, and has 1GB of RAM and 8GB of expandable storage. Like the S650, it also has dual-SIM support, but comes with the 1.6MP front-facing shooter of the S930. Under the hood is a 2250 mAh battery.

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The A859 doesn’t have the new textured back panel and metal band design of the other new Lenovo devices, instead features a rather disappointing slick glossy polycarbonate back that’s rather prone to fingerprints. At 9.2mm it’s also not the thinnest 5-incher around, but if priced right it could make a name for itself in the budget market segment.

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Conversing of pricing, the Lenovo A859 is available in at $219, and goes on sale lately in all markets the place Lenovo smartphones are bought. The identical applies to the S930 and S650, with a view to be priced at $319 and $229, respectively. The brand new Vibe Z flagship can be priced at $549, and can see a restricted preliminary liberate in elements of Southeast Asia and the Heart East, even if it must go international in the end.