Lenovo has launched the Vibe X2 smartphone that went official at the IFA 2014 tech show in September alongside the Vibe Z2 in India. The highlight of the device is its tri-layered design each with a different color and texture. Users can also add more layers of accessories to enrich the smartphone experience. If you are interested in grabbing the Lenovo Vibe X2, here is a quick review on the device.

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Camera and Internal Storage

Lenovo has used a 13 MP rear camera with auto focus, LED flash and BSI sensor to product sharp and brilliant snaps. Also, the Vibe X2 comes with a 5 MP wide angle front facer with auto shutter gesture feature that will click a selfie automatically when the user blinks or smiles. These photography aspects make the smartphone a decent one for clicking quality rich snaps in this price bracket.

Internal storage is ample at 32 GB that is what most smartphone users need to store all their content. In case this does not suffice in storing all the necessary digital content, there is no support to expandable storage and the users will have to rely on cloud storage services.

Processor and Battery

The Vibe X2 is incorporated with the MediaTek MT6595 True8Core processor (housing quad core Cortex A17 and quad core Cortex A7 clusters) that supports 4G LTE. Lenovo becomes the first manufacturer to use this processor that is capable of delivering impressive performance. Interestingly, this chipset delivers a hidden layer of performance with power saving features that will help in enhancing the battery life. Aiding this processor is 2 GB of RAM that should be capable of handling multi-tasking efficiently. However, this chipset is a 32 bit processor based on ARM big.LITTLE architecture.

There is a 2,300 mAh battery operating in the Lenovo Vibe X2. You can also buy Lenovo Battery Xtensions  for 2000 INR which click on the device and offer 75 percent improvement in battery life along with shock protection.

Display and Features

The Lenovo phone is fitted with a 5 inch IPS LCD display that is packed with FHD 1920×1080 pixel resolution translating to a pixel density of 441 pixels per inch. It is claimed by the vendor that this smartphone will provide wide viewing angles that will make watching videos, playing games and browsing the net enjoyable.

Running on Android 4.4 KitKat operating system, the Lenovo device comes with dual SIM functionality and has connectivity aspects such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and 4G LTE/ 3G. As mentioned above, users can enhance their experience by adding innovative click-on accessories such as Vibe Xtensions that will be the fourth layer to the multi-layered design that will extend the battery life and experiencing high-fi sound.

Comparison

The Lenovo Vibe X2 will be a tough challenger to Oppo R5, HTC Desire 820, Huawei Honor 6 and others.

Key Specs

Model Lenovo Vibe X2
Display 5 inch, FHD
Processor Octa Core MediaTek MT6595 True8Core
RAM 2 GB
Internal Storage 32 GB, Non-Expandable
OS Android 4.4 KitKat
Camera 13 MP/ 5 MP
Battery 2,300 mAh
Price Rs 19,999

What we Like

  • Unique tri-layered design
  • Decent battery with power saving features

What we Dislike

  • No micro SD card slot onboard

Price and Conclusion

The Lenovo Vibe X2 is a reasonably priced smartphones for the specifications it packs. The device can definitely lure the consumers who are looking for solid smartphones as it comes with a unique design, advanced performance and innovative click-on accessories. Despite such an impressive hardware, the Lenovo offering is thin and lightweight. It also features a wide angle front facing camera that can capture wider selfies. On the whole, the Lenovo Vibe X2 will open an all new category of competition in the Indian market and make it an even tougher battle for its challengers.

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