Before we go start our short review, we would like to thank Ron of ronnotthedj.blogspot.com for lending his review unit. The Lenovo Vibe Shot is a camera centric smartphone that is now available exclusively on Lazada. Let’s unbox this and let’s find out if its worth your money.
- 1.7GHz Octa Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor
- Adreno 405 graphics
- 3GB RAM
- 32GB internal storage expandable via MicroSD up to 128GB
- 5-inch Full HD IPS display (1920 x 1080 pixels) 441 ppi
- Corning Gorilla Glass 3
- 16 megapixel rear facing camera with BSI sensor, Infrared Autofocus, Optical Image Stabilization, and Tricolor Flash
- 8 megapixel front facing camera
- Dual SIM, Dual Standby
- 4G/LTE, 3G/HSPA+, WiFi, WiFi hotspot, Bluetooth 4.1
- GPS, A-GPS
- 2,900 mAh battery
- Android 5.0 Lollipop with Vibe UI
- SRP: P16,999
- Buy on Lazada
What’s inside the box?
- unit itself
- USB cable
- wall adapter
- clear case
- screen protector
- SIM card ejector
We’ve spend some precious time with the Vibe Shot and the focus of our review is software and hardware.
The Lenovo Vibe Shot look like a point and shoot camera at the back and a high end smartphone at the front. The back is a glass cover so be careful handling this device while the front is covered by Corning Gorilla Glass. All buttons (power, volume rocker, camera shutter and pro mode) are on the right side while the 3.5mm headset jack is on the top and the USB charging port is down at the buttom.
Overall look and feel is very premium and beautiful. We noticed that the device is also lightweight and manageable to hold with one hand.
On the software side, it runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop with Lenovo’s own Vibe UI. Just like any Chinese smartphone maker, Vibe UI omits the usual app trays we see on stock Android. General performance is smooth and we never had issues like lags.
The Lenovo Vibe Shot is a smartphone with flagship-worthy features and looks – great and elegant design, excellent camera, breezy performance for only P16,999. Camera quality can match those of the best today in smartphone photography like the LG G4 or the Samsung Galaxy S6.