Lenovo unveiled its latest flagship smartphone – the Vibe X2 during the IFA 2014 in Berlin. At the price of $399 or around ₱17,500, this is very promising for Filipinos!
The Lenovo Vibe X2 boasts being the first major smartphone that runs on MediaTek’s 2GHz MT6595m True8Core™ processor, use a layered design and even feature click on accessories that makes it function like a modular phone from Motorola’s project Ara.
Just like the previous Lenovo flagships such as the K900 and Vibe X, the Vibe X2 has a very sleek design. Its sides are made up of layers with complimentary colors making it stand out from the crowd of similar looking smartphones.
While those layers serve more as an eye candy, an additional layer of click-on accessories called Xtensions offer very useful functions. A click-on Hi-fi Xtension speaker turns the Lenovo Vibe X2 into the perfect portable multimedia player with high quality audio and a stand.
There’s also a Battery Xtension that adds about 75% more battery life to the Vibe X2 and provide additional protection to the smartphone.
|Lenovo Vibe X2 Battery Xtension|
The Lenovo Vibe X2 flaunts a Full HD (1080 x 1920 pixels) 5-inch IPS display adding up to 441 pixels per inch. There’s no mention of OGS technology of even scratch protection but Lenovo promises a wide viewing angle without distortion in the quality of the display.
It runs on Android 4.4 Kitkat with Lenovo’s VIBE UI 2.0 skin on top. The custom user interface offers personalization options like app shortcuts in the lockscreen, transparent icons and instant on camera.
Speaking of camera, there’s a 13MP autofocus one on the back with an LED flash and a wide angle 5MP selfie camera on the front. There are several shooting modes to choose from including beautification and wave to capture.
|A closer look at the Lenovo Vibe X2’s layered design.|
Inside the Lenovo Vibe X2, its octa core processor is aided by a PowerVR G600 GPU in processing graphics for hard core games, high def videos and power hungry apps. There’s also 2GB of RAM for multitasking and preventing hiccups when a lot of apps are opened.
Sadly, the Vibe X2 lacks a microSD slot. It has 32GB of onboard storage though which should be enough for most people’s needs – really, even for game files!
|Lenovo Vibe X2 Hi-Fi Speaker Xtension|
In terms of connectivity, the Vibe X2 can connect to 4G LTE networks as well as 3G at HSPA+ speeds. Dual band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS with GLONASS are also present.
Asia Pacific territories like the Philippines will get the dual SIM version of the Vibe X2 while other countries will get the single SIM variety.
It has a 2,300mAh non-removable battery that can make it last up to 19 hours on a 3G voice call. It will also come in four different colors – white, gold, red and dark gray.
|Color options for the Lenovo Vibe X2|
Hopefully, the Lenovo Vibe X2 won’t sell for not too much over ₱17,500 when it gets here. Shout out in the comments if you agree.
- 5.0-Inch FHD IPS Display (1080 x 1920 Pixels, 441 ppi)
- Android 4.4 Kitkat OS with VIBE UI 2.0
- 2.0GHz Octa Core MediaTek MT6595m True8Core™ Processor
- PowerVR G600 GPU
- 13.0 Megapixel Autofocus Main Camera with LED Flash
- 5.0 Megapixel Wide Angle Front Camera
- 2GB of RAM
- 32GB Internal Storage
- No MicroSD Slot
- Dual SIM (Micro)
- 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, 2G EDGE and GPRS Networks
- Dual Band Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Hotspot
- Bluetooth 4.0
- GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS
- FM Radio
- 3.5mm Audio Jack
- Proximity Sensor
- Light Sensor
- Compatible with Xtensions™
- Gesture Control
- Noise Cancellation
- 140.2 x 68.6 x 7.3 mm @ 120 grams
- 2,300mAh Li-Po Battery (Non-removable)
- $399 or ~₱17,500 Initial Price