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Lenovo Vibe X3 FAQs, Pros, Cons, User Queries and Answers

Lenovo has showcased a lot of phones, tablets and laptops this year at CES 2016. One of the phones that showcased was the Lenovo Vibe X3. It is not a new phone that Lenovo launched, but it certainly is an interesting device that was launched last year in November. Today, the Lenovo Vibe X3 has been launched in India and it has been priced at INR 19,999. Here we have the FAQs, pros and cons for the Vibe X3. 


Lenovo Vibe X3 Pros

  • The amazing primary and secondary camera
  • Premium design and build
  • Massive battery
  • Full HD display

Lenovo Vibe X3 Cons

  • Battery not user replaceable
  • Bulky

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Lenovo Vibe X3 Specifications

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Question- How is Design and Build Quality?

Answer- The design of the Lenovo X3 is pretty impressive, and feels good in the hand. It comes with a cutved back like the Vibe S1 but this one is made of good quality plastic. The fingerprint sensor and camera module looks almost like we saw in the Lenovo K4 Note and the design was definitely good. The edges of the phone are a metal construction, which make it feel solid and premium. The buttons on the edges have a premium finish, and a nice feedback to them when pressed. The front has beautiful looking speaker grill that is located on the top and at the bottom as well.

Lenovo Vibe X3 Photo Gallery

Question- Does the Lenovo Vibe X3 Have Dual SIM Slots?

Answer- Yes, the Vibe X3 has dual SIM slots.

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Question- Does the Lenovo Vibe X3 Have microSD Expansion option?

Answer- Yes, the Vibe X3 has a microSD card expansion option, but it makes use of the 2nd SIM card location to allow a microSD card.

Question- Does Lenovo Vibe X3 Have Display Glass Protection?

Answer- Yes, the Vibe X3 has the Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection on top of its 5.5inch beautiful display.

Question- How is the Display of the Lenovo Vibe X3?

Answer- The display on the Vibe X3 is a full HD, 1920 x 1080 pixels, 5.5 inch IPS LCD panel. It makes the pixel density of the device to be nearly 401 ppi. The display looks pretty bright and crisp even in day light. Viewing angles of the display are also good, watching videos and playing games on this display will be quite satisfactory.

Question- Does Lenovo Vibe X3 Support Adaptive Brightness?

Answer- Yes, the Vibe X3 supports adaptive brightness out of the box.


Question- Are navigation Buttons Backlit?

Answer- No, the navigation buttons are not backlit on the Vibe X3.

Question- Which OS Version, Type Runs on Phone?

Answer- The OS that the Vibe X3 runs is the Android Lollipop 5.1 based Vibe UI, built by Lenovo themselves.

Question- Is there any Fingerprint Sensor, How Good or Bad It Is?

Answer- Yes, there is a fingerprint sensor located at the rear of the device, just under the camera. It works amazingly fast and accurate.

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Question- Is Fast Charging Supported in Lenovo Vibe X3 ?

Answer- Yes, the Vibe X3 supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 and charges the device to nearly 60% in 30 minutes.

Question- How Much Free Internal Storage is Available to User?

Answer- Out of the 32 GB on board memory, the user gets nearly 20 GB of free storage out of the box.

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Question- Can Apps be moved to SD card on Lenovo Vibe X3?

Answer- We are not sure if apps can be moved to the SD card or not yet, as we were unable to check this on the showfloor unit.

Question- How Much Bloatware Apps are Pre-installed, Are They Removable?

Answer- There is a little bloatware installed on the Vibe X3, and some of these apps can be removed easily.

Question- How Much RAM is Available on the first Boot?

Answer- Just after first boot, you get about 1.9GB of RAM out of the 3GB of RAM that the device has. On an average, you’ll get to see nearly 1.4-1.5 GB of RAM free on normal usage.

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Question- Does it have LED notification light?

Answer- Yes, it does have a LED notification light.


Question- Does it support USB OTG?

Answer- Yes, the Lenovo X3 supports USB OTG for file transfer.


Question- Does Lenovo Vibe X3 offer theme options to choose from?

Answer- Yes, there is an option to customize the theme of the device from the settings.


Question- How Loud is The Loudspeaker?

Answer- The loudspeaker on the Vibe X3 is pretty loud, and since it has front facing speakers, the audio quality turns out to be louder than other phones by default.

Question- How is the Call quality?

Answer- The call quality was great and voice was clearly audible at both the ends.

Question- How good is The Camera Quality of the Lenovo Vibe X3?

Answer- The camera quality of the Vibe X3 is amazing. The 8MP front facing camera, and the rear facing 21MP camera, both work really well, even in low lighting conditions. We did test it out only in the low lighting conditions, and it seemed to work pretty well. The camera interface is also simple and well laid out, and helps in clicking good pictures.

Lenovo Vibe X3 Camera Samples

Question- Can we Play Full HD 1080p Videos on Lenovo Vibe X3?

Answer- Yes, we can play full HD 1080p videos on the Lenovo Vibe X3 without a problem.

Question- Can Lenovo Vibe X3 record slow motion videos?

Answer- Yes, the Vibe X3 can record slow motion videos.


Question- How is the Battery Backup on Lenovo Vibe X3?

Answer- The 3600 mAh battery gives enough backup to run the phone throughout a busy day with some amount of battery left in the night.

Question- What Color Variants Available for Lenovo Vibe X3?

Answer- There are two colour variants available for the Lenovo Vibe X3, White and Black.

Question- Can we set the display colour temperature on Lenovo Vibe X3?

Answer- Yes, there is an option to change the display colour temperature in the settings of the Vibe X3.


Question- Is there any in-built power saver in the Lenovo Vibe X3?

Answer- Yes, there is a power saving mode in built in the device, that you can access in the settings, under Battery.


Question- Which Sensors are available on Lenovo Vibe X3?

Answer- On the Lenovo Vibe X3, we find the regular sensors, which comprises of the Fingerprint sensor, accelerometer, gyro, proximity and compass.

Question- What is the Weight of Lenovo Vibe X3 ?

Answer- The weight of the Lenovo Vibe X3 is about 175gms, which is on a bit heavier side.

Question- What is the SAR Value of Lenovo Vibe X3 ?

Answer- We are not sure about the SAR value of the device, but we will definitely include that in our full review of the device.

Question- Does It Support Tap Wake up Commands?

Answer- Yes, the Vibe X3 does support double tap to wake up command.


Question- Does Lenovo Vibe X3 Have Heating Issues?

Answer- We did not face any heating issues during our initial testing. We will be better able to answer this question during our full review.

Question- Can Lenovo Vibe X3 be connected to a Bluetooth Headset?

Answer- Yes, the Vibe X3 can be connected to a Bluetooth headset.

Question- How is the Gaming Performance?

Answer- Lenovo Vibe X3 is a good phone for gamers, we ran multiple games on the phone and it was handling the graphics very well. We did notice a few lags in between the gameplay but it can be ignored looking at the price.

Question- Mobile Hotspot Internet Sharing Supported?

Answer- Yes, mobile hotspot internet sharing is supported by the Lenovo Vibe X3.


The Lenovo Vibe X3 is an interesting phone, and has an amazing battery and camera on paper. The camera even works pretty well in the low lighting conditions. We will put the entire phone to its full paces when it launches in India in late March or early April this year. Be sure to subscribe to GadgetsToUse to get updates when we review this device.


Aneesh Bhatnagar

Aneesh Bhatnagar is a freelance web developer, who specializes in front-end website development with HTML5, CSS3 and jQuery. He is also an Android enthusiast, and a budding Android Application developer.