The August of 2015 marks another season of smartphone “flocking” into the consumer market in Malaysia. Soon after the announcement of the Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 Edge Plus and the upcoming Apple iPhone 6s on the September, Lenovo has bring one of its proud product into Malaysia smartphone market – the Lenovo Vibe Shot! As it’s name suggest, the main focal point of the Vibe Shot is the camera itself!
Lenovo Vibe Shot specification:-
- Android 5.1
- 5′ Full HD IPS LCD display（1920 x 1080 resolution）
- Front & rear Corning Gorilla Glass 3 scratch resistant glass
- 1.7GHz 64 bit Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor
- 3GB RAM / 32GB ROM（support 128GB Micro SD expansion）
- 16MP rear camera，Tricolor 3 tone LED flash，16:9 low light BSI unit，IR autofocus
- 8MP front camerea，support Pana-Selfie mode
- support LTE 4G Dual SIM Stand
- 142 x 70 x 7.3mm
Moments from Vibe Shot Launch Event!
Focused as a camera smartphone, the Vibe Shot comes with 5 features that makes its camera distinct from other. One of the unique feature is the Pro/Smart mode toggle and the Tricolor LED flash!
Double click the shutter button will instantly wakes up camera and the toggle mode selection allows instant switching between professional and casual photography!
With thickness at 7.3mm, the Vibe Shot camera also comes with a fingerprint proof coating and a CMF film which provides extra resistant against fingerprint and scratching.
In the professional shooting mode, users can adjust white balance, focus point, shutter speed, ISO and exposure. This allows instant take over of most manual adjustment the camera to take the ideal picture of the moment.
The Smart Composition will determine the best shooting mode in the situation which adjust the shooting mode based on the algorithm from the system.
OIS/ BSI light sensing unit
Taking picture with a single hand will not have to worry about blurred image thanks to the OIS! The BSI compartment also allows taking low light image in the dark without heavy noise present in the picture.
Here comes the Tri color LED flash!
How much does 3 color LED flash makes the difference in low light photography? Lenovo shows the difference in comparing the 3 same image taken with different LED flashes, with the Tri color LED flash preserve the beauty and the color details of the image.
It wasn’t a new tech eh? But having IR autofocus along a camera improves the focus time significantly.
Apart from 3GB RAM and 32GB ROM, photographer will definitely expands its storage to 128GB to overcome the addiction of photography. Powered by the Snapdragon 615 processor and the 3000mAH battery, the Vibe Shot could be your daily driver and source of entertainment.
The Lenovo Vibe Shot is priced at RM1399 inclusive of GST and comes with 2 color for selection (Carmine Red & Graphite Grey).
Here comes the hands on!
The 5 inches smartphones comes reasonably sized, with a Full HD display and the size reminds us of the nostalgia iPhone 4.
The rear panel was divided into 2 by a distinct metallic and a reflect glass panel. The Lenovo VIBE is also clearly embedded into the top panel which is certain attractive. Meanwhile, the glass panel is reflective enough to be used as a mirror!
The slightly protruded lens and the metallic frame does provide a protection layer from sratches and hit. The Tri color LED can be seen beside the camera module.
As usual, 3.5mm headphone jack and noise cancellation microphone.
A microUSB port and stereospeaker
Back to the old days where you can hang any ornaments or accessories on the side of the phone without the use of phone cover! How nice is it!
Dual SIM slot (left) and microSD slot (right) was found on the left side of the smartphone.
All the solid toggle was placed on the right side of the smartphone where you can easy turn on the smartphone, adjust the volume, toggling shutter, pro/smart mode on a single side of the phone.
Looks similar with Lenovo Vibe X2?
More hands on!
Running on Android 5.0 Lollipop, the 64bit Qualcomm processor does makes this smartphone as smooth as you can imagine.
Most details are well preserved in the image when we compared the 3 camera from HTC and Xiaomi. There wasn’t much significant difference in those picture so we can’t come to a conclusion.
Instantly taking a selfie with a hand sign! How convenient it is! The quality of the selfie can be adjusted to UHD that is at 4K resolution!
The Lenovo Vibe Shot is a camera smartphone that was marketed towards the selfie and the photography enthusiast. With such price tag which is almost affordable to many consumers, plus along the 3GB RAM and 64bit processor means consumer can put high hope into the user experience from the Vibe Shot.