Phones & Gadgets

Lenovo Z5 Finally Released, Might Fall Below Expectations

I would like to draw your mind back to last month, Lenovo’s VP released a teaser on weibo featuring the much awaited Lenovo Z5. He said it will feature a 95% screen-to-body ratio and also would be the first all-screen phone in the world.

Fast forward to June 5th, Lenovo finally launched the Z5 but sadly, it fell short of expectations in certain aspects.


The Lenovo Z5 features a 90% screen-to-body ratio, a 6 series aluminum back covered by a 2.5D Curved Corning Gorilla Glass with anti-fingerprint coating.


Software And Hardware

The Device comes with ZUI 3.1 which is the Lenovo’s customized UI for Android 8.1 Oreo, A 6GB Ram with Snapdragon 636 processor all powered by a 3,300 Mah battery capable of 18W fast charging with USB Type-C.



Lenovo, following the trend of AI has made the Z5’s dual back camera 16MP + 8MP equipped with AI abilities. The selfie camera which is 8MP also has an advanced machine learning feature.



Network: 2G, 3G, 4G VOLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5Ghz), GPS + GLONASS

SIM: Dual standby Hybrid SIM slots (Nano + Nano/MicroSD card)

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Display: 6.2 inch (2246 x 1080 pixels) full HD+ 19:9 2.5D curved glass display with 500 nits brightness, DCI-P3 color gamut, 1500:1 contrast ratio, Corning Gorilla Glass Protection.

Dimension: 165×75.65×7.85mm

Software: Android 8.1 Oreo with ZUI 3.1. Upgradable to Android P when available

Chipset: Snapdragon 636 Octa-core processor clocked at 1.8GHz and an Adreno 509 GPU

Camera: 16MP + 8MP Back cameras and an 8MP selfie camera both equipped with machine learning abilities, f/2.0 aperture and LED flash.

Battery: 3300 Mah battery with 18W Fast charging via USB Type-C

Weight: 165g

Storage: 64GB/128GB variants. Upgradable up to 256GB via MicroSD card

Sensors: Fingerprint, Proximity, Light and Gyroscope sensors


$202 for the 64GB variant.

$280 for the 128GB variant.


Verdict: Lenovo did disappoint a bit with the screen aspect. After bragging about a 95% screen-to-body ratio, They ended up releasing it with a 90% screen-to-body ratio with a cutout at the top to house the sensors, front cameras and earpiece.

Despite the wrong claims, Lenovo did a great job with the device and I’ll be getting myself one when it’s in proper circulation.


Emmanuel Okolonta

A blogger, student, singer, believer and a dream chaser. My name is Emmanuel Okolonta and you are welcome to my home of thoughts and realities.

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