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.
FEW SPECS OF THE LENOVO Z5
Network: 2G, 3G, 4G VOLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5Ghz), GPS + GLONASS
SIM: Dual standby Hybrid SIM slots (Nano + Nano/MicroSD card)
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.
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
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.