Lenovo has launched today its photography-centric smartphone Vibe Shot, which was unveiled at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Contrary to our expectations, this phone is priced Rs. 25,499. This will be available at www.lenovo.com and also across 1,400 Lenovo exclusive stores and leading smartphone retail stores starting today. It will be available in Carmine Red and Graphite Grey colour options.
The main USP of Vibe Shot is its powerful optics. The back panel of this smartphone has been designed in such a way that it resembles a point-and-shoot camera. This phone has specially designed tricolor flash system that is claimed to adjusts luminosity based on ambient light conditions for providing the most natural-coloured images. This smartphone is equipped with a 16-megapixel rear camera with optical image stabilization and16:9 BSI sensor and optical image stabilization. It also houses an 8-megapixel selfie camera.
The Vibe Shot incorporates Infra-red auto-focus which is twice as fast as regular autofocusing system so that images can be clicked instantly. This phone also boasts of Smart and Pro camera mode, and this feature is ideal for novice photographers and also for seasoned photographers to have greater control over the images they want to capture.
We have the opportunity to fiddle with the Vibe Shot for few minutes at its preview event in New Delhi. The camera of this phone is really great and reproduces very sharp and crisp images. We have used the camera in daylight and color reproduction of clicked images were really good.
This phone also flaunts other powerful hardware features. The Vibe Shot has impressive build quality and crafted with premium metal and glass materials. It comes in aluminum frame sporting chamfered edges.
The Vibe Shot sports a 5-inch full HD (1920×1080 pixels, 441ppi) IPS LCD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It is driven by a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 615, 1.7GHz Octacore processor, with Adreno 405 GPU. This phone comes with 3GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage which can be further extended upto 128GB via microSD card. This is Dual-SIM device and supports LTE connectivity besides Wi-Fi and Bluetooth etc. It is fuelled by a 3000mAh battery and runs on Android Lollipop OS with Vibe UI on top.
In our opinion, this phone is slightly over-priced and will face stiff competition from Asus ZenFone 2 and Motorola’s Moto X Play which has been launched at Rs. 20,000 (32GB variant).