Specifications Lenovo Z5s: budget killer Xiaomi Mi 8 with a triple camera and Snapdragon 710

 Lenovo presented its new smartphone. Lenovo Z5s is a frameless smartphone with triple main camera, a powerful processor and affordable price.
Accepting pre-orders for the Z5s, Lenovo was opened immediately after the presentation, and its sales started on December 24. The new smartphone is available in three versions, differing from each other by the amount of RAM and internal memory. The youngest of them has 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal memory and costs $205, the cost of the average with 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal memory is $230, and the top version with 6 GB of RAM and drive 128 GB is estimated by the manufacturer at $275.


Full specifications Lenovo Z5s


Start

  • Announcement: December, 2018
  • Status: start of sales in December 2018.

Case

  • Dimensions: 156,7х74,5x7,9 mm.
  • Weight: 172 g
  • Colors: grey, orange and blue.
  • SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by, hybrid slot).

Display

  • Type: LTPS IPS LCD, multitouch, 16 million colors.
  • Size: 6.3 inches (~83.5 per cent of the total frontal surface area).
  • Resolution: 2340х1080 points, the aspect ratio of 19.5:9 (~409ppi).
  • Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass (version not specified).

Platform

  • OS: Android 9.0 Pie, ZUI10.
  • Chip: Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 (SDM710, 10-nanometer process technology).
  • CPU: OCTA core Kryo 260 with a clock frequency of 2.2 GHz.
  • GPU: Adreno 616.

Memory

  • Slot for memory card: Yes, microSD, up to 256 GB (using the slot for second SIM card).
  • Internal: 4/6 GB of RAM and 64/128 GB of internal.

Camera

  • Main: triple 16 MP (f/1.8 26mm wide-angle lens, phase detection autofocus) + 8 MP (f/2.4 telephoto lens, phase detection autofocus, 2x optical zoom) + 5 MP (f/2.4, sensor depth).
  • Features: dual tone led flash, panorama, HDR.
  • Video: 2160p at 30 frames per second, 1080p at 30 frames per second.
  • Front: 16 MP (f/2.0).
  • Features: HDR.
  • Video: 1080p at 30 frames per second.

Sound

  • Loud speaker: Yes.
  • 3.5 mm Jack: Yes.
  • System active noise cancellation with dedicated MIC.

Communication

  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot.
  • Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE.
  • GPS: Yes, with A-GPS.
  • USB: 2.0, Type-C 1.0.

Features

  • Sensors: fingerprint scanner (rear), accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, compass.
  • Messaging: SMS, MMS, Email, Push Email, IM.
  • Browser: HTML5.

Battery

  • Non-removable Li-ion 3300 mAh.
  • Fast charging 15 watts.

Network

  • Technology: GSM/CDMA/HSPA/LTE.

Price

  • ~220 euros

Conclusion

Lenovo is positioning as the Z5s smartphone that should deliver a crushing blow to the flagship Xiaomi Mi 8. Whether this will happen, only time will tell. But it is important to note that Lenovo Z5s, unlike Xiaomi Mi 8, this is not the flagship model, the smartphone middle class, which is not based on top 845 chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon, and the processor intermediate level Snapdragon 710. But there is the novelty and a few advantages. Including triple camera, widescreen display with the teardrop shaped protrusion under the front camera, and glass body with water-repellent coating and durable frame made of aircraft aluminum. This frame, as was shown in the presentation, you can even crack nuts.

Pros:

  • triple main camera with artificial intelligence;
  • fullscreen design;
  • fast processor;
  • a lot of memory;
  • stylish appearance;
  • housing;
  • battery with fast charging;
  • the USB Type-C and a 3.5 mm audio Jack for headphones;
  • affordable price.

Disadvantages:

  • the hybrid slot need to choose between second SIM card and the microSD memory card.