Lenovo Vibe X Philippines Price, Specs: Launch Event + Hands-on
Poch Pimentel | On 18, Dec 2013
Not long ago, we covered the announcement of Lenovo’s latest high-end phone, the Lenovo Vibe X. However, it’s not so much a launching since the phone’s out already, but more like an official announcement. As a refresher, here are the specs of the phone.
Lenovo Vibe X Specs
- MediaTek 6589T 1.5 GHz Quad Core with PowerVR SGX544
- Android 4.2 Jellybean
- 13 MP auto-focus with LED flash rear camera, 5 MP fixed-focus front camera
- 5.0″ IPS LCD 1080p resolution (1920 x 1080) display with 20/20 Vision Technology (441 ppi), Curved Display with Gorilla® Glass 3
- 2GB RAM, 16GB ROM, non-expandable
- HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0 HS, FM receiver, A-GPS support
- Single – Micro SIM
- 2000 mAh (Li-polymer), embedded
- 74mm x 6.9mm x 144mm, 121g (0.26 lbs)
In all, it’s got pretty good specs, considering that it’s PHP 19,995.00, which puts it squarely at their higher-end market. It also comes with some enhancements to the whole Android experience, with some proximity- and gesture-based features, such as instant answer (when you put the phone on your ear while ringing), and some security features, such as face detection and voice recognition.
During the limited hands-on I had with Lenovo Vibe X, it felt good in the hands and it’s uber light. The screen is crisp and clear, which is made possible by their 20/20 Vision technology. BTW, it’s not curved in the same sense as LG’s G Flex since it’s still straight in my eyes and handling. Perhaps it’s curved by a small amount
When looking at the specs, it’s very close to Lenovo’s current high-ender, the Lenovo K900, with some differences like the processor used. So, a lot were wondering whether the Vibe line will be Lenovo’s de facto high-end product line. However, the do believe that the K900 and the Lenovo Vibe X wouldn’t cannibalize each other since they cater to different markets. The former, according to them, is more manly, and thanks to its unibody metal body, is more robust. The latter would cater to those who would like something lighter and more stylish. In that end, they will coexist alongside each other.
Another concern would be the battery life, given that it has just a 2000 mAh battery to power up the beefy specs. According to their technical consultant, he’s able to get a day’s worth of heavy use (around 12 hours at least) out of his personal unit. Personally, I’d invest in a power bank.
Here are the Lenovo Vibe X event launch photos.
A few other interesting questions were raised, such as whether there would be a 32GB version. Unfortunately, we just got a “wait and see” answer to that. However, a LTE version has been confirmed for Q1 next year. Unfortunately, they were mostly tight-lipped about it, so no word on whether it’ll have some slightly different specs (apart from the LTE chip, that is) and price. I’m hoping they’d give it a bigger battery at the least.
Another good news for those who would buy this phone is that OEM accessories are on the way by January next year. Overall, the phone is good. It’s aesthetically pleasing, to say the least. It’s comfy to hold and use as well. Lenovo’s Android skin is as close to stock as possible and you won’t have any problem using it. Do check it out. For now, I’m sharing the pics from the event, including those lucky ones who got a brand new Lenovo Vibe X in the draw!