Lenovo launched a new mid-range smartphone that I think targets teens and social-media addicts, without sacrificing design. It has a stylish metal frame with glass on the back and colors that will surely catch your eyes. It is a teens phone, no questions asked. But this does not mean it is a bad phone, quite the contrary. Yes, it does come with a mid-range CPU, but except for that, everything looks to be high-end, including the look and feel of the device.
On the front, we get a 6.3″ LTPS screen that covers almost the entire front of the phone. We have a small chin at the bottom of the device and a waterdrop notch at the top that holds the front-facing camera. Inside we get the Snapdragon 710 CPU as well as 4GB or 6GB of RAM. Internal storage also depends on the model, the phone has 64GB or 128GB respectively of space for all your pictures. And judging by the camera set-up and the targeted people for this device, that space will be needed. Let’s face it, teenagers and young adults use social media on a daily basis. And taking many pictures is mandatory for those that want an active social account. The Lenovo Z5s promises to offer great quality photos thanks to the triple-camera setup on the back.
Yes, this phone has 3 cameras: 16MP + 8MP + 5MP. Together, and with the help of smart algorithms built into the phone, they should take very high-quality pictures, perfect for sharing that meal you are eating or that landscape you see while hiking. The front camera, even though it is single, has a 16MP sensor that should be perfect for selfies. You also get a fingerprint reader on the back, a 3300mAh battery with quick-charge, dual-sim connectivity, Bluetooth 5.0 and a headphone jack. On the software side, it comes with Android Pie preinstalled, over which Lenovo added their ZUI10 skin. A very cool device I must say, especially considering the price that it has.
I found the Lenovo Z5s available right now at a Chinese retailer. You can choose between the 4GB/64GB or 6GB/128GB models. Furthermore, for each, you can have it in grey, orange or blue/purple. Pricing starts at $270 for the low-end model and $100 more for the higher-end one. Customers in the EU can also choose EU Priority Line shipping for just a few dollars more. This will save them on import taxes.