At CES this year, Lenovo has showcased a lot of phones, not only new phones like the Vibe S1 Lite but even older phones that were launched in some countries. One of such phones is the Lenovo Vibe X3, which has not made it to India yet. But while on the show floor, we did have a look at it, and here is a quick review for you.
Lenovo Vibe X3 Specifications
Key Specs Lenovo Vibe X3
Display 5.5 inches IPS LCD
Screen Resolution FHD (1920 x 1080)
Operating System Android Lollipop 5.1
Processor Quad Core 1.2 GHz & Dual Core 1.8 GHz
Chipset Snapdragon 808
Memory 3 GB RAM
Inbuilt Storage 32/64 GB
Storage Upgrade Yes, upto 128 GB via microSD
Primary Camera 21 MP with dual LED flash
Video recording 2160p@30fps
Secondary Camera 8 MP
Battery 36500 mAh
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
4G ready Yes
SIM card type Dual SIM
Weight 175 grams
Price INR 19,999
Lenovo Vibe X3 Photo Gallery
Lenovo Vibe X3 First Impressions [VIDEO]
The phone is pretty well built, with metallic edges and premium feel. The front of the device rocks a 5.5 inch full HD IPS LCD display, which makes it a pretty high pixel density device (approx 400 ppi). Just above and below the display, you will find the two speakers, front facing, just like I like them and a front facing 8MP camera on the top.
The back of the device sports a 21 MP camera with Phase Detection Autofocus, and dual tone LED flash. Just underneath the camera, you’ll find the fingerprint sensor that works pretty good according to sources.
On the edges, the right side contains the volume rocker and the power button just below it. The buttons on the edges have a nice feedback and a satisfying clicky sound. The left edge of the device features the dual SIM tray, where you can use the 2nd SIM card slot to put in a microSD card.
At the top of the device, you’ll find the 3.5mm headphone jack, which allows you to connect to your favorite pair of headphones or speakers if you want to. At the bottom of the device, you’ll find the microUSB port for charging and data transfer.
The Vibe X3 is rocking a custom ROM, built by Lenovo on top of the Android Lollipop 5.1. The layout of the device is clean and simple, and the device does not have that much bloatware installed on it.
On the performance side of the things, it handles everyday tasks pretty easily and efficiently. We will definitely put the phone to a complete test when we get our hands on it in India, hopefully in March end.
The camera of the Vibe X3 really amazed us at CES 2016. The camera, even though working in low lighting conditions at the Lenovo Booth, managed to take pretty good pictures both with the front and the rear cameras. The rear camera had much more detail in the pictures compared to the front camera, but both the cameras performed really well.
Price and Availability
The pricing for the Vibe X3 is not yet known in India, and the availability is also not confirmed. According to our sources, the Vibe X3 should be launched in India in late March 2016, or early April.
Comparison & Competition
The Vibe X3 is a pretty amazing device, and it would be hard for us to compare it with anything right now until we get our hands on one of the units. But going by the specifications, the Lenovo K4 Note might be a good competitor to the Vibe X3. It will lack in the camera department, but other than that, it should stack up well against it.
Overall, the Lenovo Vibe X3 is an excellent device. This opinion is based on just a few minutes spent with the device, but it should not disappoint us. The camera and the battery of the device are pretty amazing, and a lot of people will like to have it as their primary device. Be sure to subscribe to GadgetsToUse to know more about this phone, and the others.