Lenovo Z5 Review: A Notch Display Instead Of World’s First All-Screen Smartphone

Lenovo Z5 Review, Release Date, Price, Specifications & Features - Australia

A Chinese smartphone manufacturer Lenovo has just released its much-anticipated, but mid-range flagship device namely Lenovo Z5 in Australia (previously known as world’s first all-screen smartphone). Lenovo Z5 is the latest flagship device from Lenovo in its Z series and sports a refurbished design along with a massive battery, solid dual camera configuration and a notch on the display.

It’s a little disappointing that it does not turn out to be as promising as it was in teasers. The phone is embracing the thin-bezel design instead of a promised truly-bezel-less smartphone. It houses an exquisite 6.2” display with a notch and a bottom chin, hefty 6GB of RAM, dual 16 + 8 MP rear camera, and metal frame with a glass back and has a 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass. The Z5 lands in two storage tiers – 64GB and 128GB which can be expanded no further as it lacks a microSD card slot.

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We have assembled each and every feature in our Lenovo Z5 review. So, without a further ado, let’s dive into it.

Lenovo Z5 Review australia

Lenovo Z5 Release Date

The company announced its Lenovo Z5 on 5th June across the world including US, UK, France, Germany, Switzerland, India, and other Asian countries. Lenovo made an announcement on Weibo and shared details regarding launch date and time.

The Lenovo Z5 release date in Australia is expected 12 June 2018 which means the phone is right around the corner.

Lenovo Z5 Price

When you consider the price, Lenovo can get away with that. Lenovo Z5 starts at RMB 1,299 which translates approx. USD 204 for 6GB/64GB variant, while 6GB/128GB variant sets you back RMB 1,799 (around $280).

Translating USD to AUD, Lenovo Z5 price in Australia starts from AU$267 for its 64GB/6GB variant, whereas the other one with 128GB/6GB costs around AU$367.

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Lenovo Z5 Specifications

Here is a quick rundown of updated Lenovo Z5 specifications and the most prominent features. So, let’s have a look.

  • Dimensions: 153 x 75.7 x 7.9 mm (6.02 x 2.98 x 0.31 in)
  • Weight” 165 g (5.82 oz.)
  • Build: Front/Rear Glass, Aluminum Frame
  • SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • Display Size: 6.2-inches IPS LCD Touchscreen
  • Display Resolution: 1080 x 2246 Pixels (402 PPI)
  • Multitouch: Yes
  • Corning Gorilla Glass: Yes 2.5D
  • Operating System: Android 8.0 Oreo
  • Chipset: Qualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636
  • CPU: Octa-core 1.8 GHz Kryo 260
  • GPU: Adreno 509
  • RAM: 6GB
  • ROM: 64GB and 128GB
  • Card Slot: No
  • Rear Camera: Dual 16MP + 8MP (Phase Detection Autofocus, Dual LED Flash)
  • Front Camera: 8MP
  • Camera Features: Geo-Tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, HDR, Panorama and more
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Dual-Band, WI-Fi Direct, Hotspot, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, USB
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (Rear-Mounted), Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass
  • Battery: 3300mAh Non-Removable Li-Lon (Fast Charging 18W)
  • Colours: Black, Aurora and Blue

Lenovo Z5 Design & Display

The Lenovo Z5 is pretty impressive pocket-friendly smartphone making its mark with an almost bezel-less screen. The phone comes with rounded edges which gives you a perfect comfort when holding in hand. There is a dual rear camera positioned vertically with an LED flash. It also has a fingerprint sensor on its back that one can use to record multiple fingerprints to unlock the phone with ease.

As for the display, Lenovo Z5 houses gorgeous 6.2-inches IPS LCD display – ideal for those who love watching HD videos and play games. The display is well-supported by 1080 x 2246 pixels resolution. The display is also coupled with dazzling viewing angles offering good sunlight legibility. A 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass protects its display, however.

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Lenovo Z5 Camera & OS

On paper, Lenovo Z5 is equipped with a dual 16MP + 8MP rear sensor capable enough for capturing high-quality images and making videos even in dull condition thanks to the LED flash. On the other hand, Lenovo Z5 is armed with an 8MP front-facing sensor for taking selfies with your near and dear.

The camera is backed by exquisite features including Geo-Tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, HDR, Panorama and more.

On the software front, Lenovo Z5 runs on Android 8.0 Oreo operating system (expected to be upgraded into Android P 9.0).

Lenovo Z5 Performance & Storage

Under the hood, Lenovo Z5 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 chipset paired with hefty 6GB of RAM. The overall performance is butter smooth and gives the user a lag-free experience whether you open multiple apps at once or play graphics enriched games.

Talking about its storage, Lenovo Z5 comprises two storage tiers – 64GB and 128GB to accommodate your all files and data. The onboard memory is expandable no further, unfortunately.

Lenovo Z5 Battery & Connectivity

The Lenovo Z5 is fuelled by a built-in Li-Lon 3300mAh battery which keeps you up throughout the day under casual use but won’t deliver more than this with a heavy usage. The battery ships with support for fast charging that can refuel the battery up to 50% just in a couple of minutes.

To stay connected with your loved ones, Lenovo boasts a bunch of connectivity options such as Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, 4G with VoLTE support, USB, and more.

Do you think it’s a surprise smartphone of 2018 by Lenovo? Could Lenovo beat the likes Samsung and Apple? Does it really sound wonderful to you? Let us know your thoughts down in the comments section.

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