Lenovo Vibe z

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Lenovo today announced a foursome of new smartphones ahead of CES. The hero device of the group is the Vibe Z, aimed at the fashion-conscious shutterbug crowd.

Unfortunately, it doesn't look like they will be making their way Stateside anytime soon, but they should be good options for those who live where they're available.

What are their specs like? Jump on past the break to find out!

The Vibe Z

Lenovo Vibe Z

The Vibe Z gets the distinction of being Lenovo's first LTE smartphone. It works on GSM/UMTS networks (up to 2100) and also offers 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0.

This bad boy measures in at 7.99 mm thick and weighs 147 grams. It comes in a silver or titanium body and a fabric-y rear cover.

It also packs a 5.5-inch 1920x1080 IPS wide-angle viewing touchscreen display. The screen has a pixel density of 400 pixels per inch.

And, yes, it also offers a Snapdragon 800 Quad-core 2.2GHz processor.

Other important specs include Android 4.3, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB of internal storage, a 13 MP rear camera and a 5 MP front camera.

Lenovo also promises special photo editing software to make shutterbugs happy.

It will be available starting in February in the Philippines, United Arab Emirates, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Saudi Arabia. It will begin at $549.

The S930

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The S930 shares the fabric-y rear cover and silver casing with the Vibe Z.

It runs Android 4.2 and is 8.7 mm thick. Its screen is a big one: 6 inches (1280x70). It also packs dual speakers with Dolby Digital Plus.

It will be sold at $319 beginning right now in countries where Lenovo smartphones are sold.

The S650


The S650 is also has a fabric-y back and silver casing. It also runs Android 4.2.

It packs a 4.7-in gHD 960x540 screen with IPS wide angle viewing.

The S650 is also now available in countries where Lenovo smartphones are sold for $229.

The A859


The A859 has a 5-inch IPS screen and comes in at 9.2 mm thick.

Some other key specs include the following: a dual SIM card, a MediaTek 6582 processor, Android 4.2, an 8 MP rear camera and 8 GB of storage.

It is also now available wherever Lenovo smartphones are now sold.


Reader comments

Lenovo's new smartphones: Vibe Z, A859, S930, S650


Looks interesting. Maybe I read it to fast but I didn't see micro sdcard slot mentioned

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There's no mention of expandable storage for any of the four phones.

Posted from my "Gift from God" Nexus 5 or my "God-Given" iPad Mini Retina.

The official specs sheet on Lenovo website mentions that each of these four does have microSD slot.

Yeah, I don't see the point in putting 4.3 on one of the phones and 4.2 on the others...

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Battery size is pretty good on these (gotta go dig for it) but otherwise forgettable. RAM and storage kill it, that and it isn't available in the states...

Does Lenova even exist? Anywhere outside of China?

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I dont think so with phones, well up until recently anyways, but they make a nice little 8 inch Windows 8 tablet for $250

Their laptops and tablets are probably their only products available stateside.

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Their ThinkPad laptop series is very, very popular in the business world. My work laptop is a Lenovo and I really like it. I travel a lot for work, and the thing's a tank.

I should look into getting one. So far, I've only bought Toshiba Satellite laptops.

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I have been using one for several months now after my Dell finally gave up and went to the computing gods in the sky. I haven't had and complaints or quirks, but it seems like the 1 year mark is the real time for evaluations...

I have a X1 from work that i don't use for work lol. And it's great. Might buy myself one when i leave this job.

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Really only because they bought out IBM, but I will give them credit for making a nice smooth transition from IBM branding to Lenovo...

The Vibe Z looks impressive if only it would come to the states.

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It should be noted that Lenovo puts some odd software on their Android products; the stock launcher on these phones doesn't have an app drawer, for example.

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Wrong. Your mistaking them for Huawei. Lenovo phones have an app drawer and the UI is fairly close to stock android.

That would be terrible, right? Talk about cutting corners, lol.

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5MP for the front facing camera? My 1.3 on the Moto G works just fine. What else do you need for a selfie?!

There is also no need for a 13MP rear camera on a phone, but we got those Haha A QUALITY 8MP camera is more than good enough.

The styling is a GS2 with a flattened bump and the camera rotated and moved to the left rather than keeping it central.