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The Vibe Z2 Pro should boast impressive battery life given its massive battery

LG may have been one of the first to market a QHD smartphone, but Lenovo is looking to crush all competitors with its new Vibe Z2 Pro.
 
The Vibe Z2 Pro features a massive 6” display — which is QHD of course — and a 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage. For those that wish to add additional storage, you’ll be disappointed to know that a microSD isn’t included.
 
The smartphone’s metal body does, however, manage to cram in a 16MP rear camera with optical image stabilization and a dual-LED flash along with dual micro-SIM slots. Also housed within the Vibe Z2 Pro’s chassis is a whopping 4,000 mAh battery to feed the monstrous display and speedy chipset. For comparison, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and LG G3 feature battery capacities of 3,200 mAh and 3,000 mAh respectively.

 
The Vibe Z2 Pro will be available in black, gold, and white; and it will launch next month. Given Lenovo’s reluctance to bring its smartphones to the U.S., we unfortunately won’t be seeing this one on our shores — Lenovo has Motorola to cater to our market.

Source: GSM Arena



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RE: Nice...
By Reclaimer77 on 8/6/2014 10:08:07 AM , Rating: 1
Android just has all the best phones right now. I mean wow, this is damned impressive.

Think Moto will release a US equivalent? I hope so.

Yeah some will say 6" is too big, but the bezels are cut down to the bare minimum. Footprint is probably similar to a lot of 5.5 inchers out there.


RE: Nice...
By retrospooty on 8/6/2014 10:12:52 AM , Rating: 2
Yup. They definitely are.

I have high hopes for Lenovo. If they do to Moto what they did to the IBM thinkpad line, it could be a great thing. Most people (myself included) expected the Chinese company to come in and cheapen the product and make a quick buck on the good name... They not only continued the quality level, they improved it and have made the best, most reliable laptops available year after year.

If this and the larger Moto X+1 is the direction Levovo is taking, things are looking good. It's going to be an interesting couple of years ahead.


RE: Nice...
By testbug00 on 8/6/14, Rating: 0
RE: Nice...
By retrospooty on 8/6/2014 10:50:19 AM , Rating: 3
I disagree and the RLA (Revers Logistics Association) disagrees.

Maybe some of the cheaper consumer based lines arent so great, but the T series is solid, extremely well built and year after year has the least defects and warranty repairs of any OEM period.


RE: Nice...
By retrospooty on 8/6/2014 11:30:05 AM , Rating: 2
/edit

I agree about the screens though. Not a historical strong point, although they are really designed for business use not "professional" (as in graphics pro) use. There have always been options to get better screens. 1366x768 on the cheapest, and upgrades to 1920x1080 have been there all along. They are better today though.


RE: Nice...
By Reclaimer77 on 8/6/2014 12:42:13 PM , Rating: 2
My friend bought a Thinkpad and it was great, then very quickly, like months later two problems developed.

A. The cooling fan bearing failed and after a month of grinding sounds, seized up completely.

B. The LCD developed really bad image retention.

The second problem seems to be a systemic fault in the Thinkpad line. Seems like millions of people's Thinkpad displays have irreparable image retention. What's worse is that sending it back for repair is pointless because they just put the SAME faulty LCD panel back in that will quickly develop the same issue.

Everything else about it was great, but sadly I think his post has merit. Because for an LCD to have image retention, it must be the absolute poorest quality panel imaginable.


RE: Nice...
By retrospooty on 8/6/2014 12:49:18 PM , Rating: 2
Defects happen. It happens to all products, but Lenovo Thinkpads consistently top the ratings with the least repairs, least defects etc year after year, consistently since day one.


RE: Nice...
By Spuke on 8/6/2014 2:02:12 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
Defects happen. It happens to all products, but Lenovo Thinkpads consistently top the ratings with the least repairs, least defects etc year after year, consistently since day one
This.


RE: Nice...
By Reclaimer77 on 8/6/2014 2:06:14 PM , Rating: 2
We're not talking about a defect here. We're talking about knowingly using substandard parts. What's worse is that they then tried to blame the consumer for turning off screen savers.

Yeah, you know, this isn't the 1990's anymore. NOBODY uses screensavers anymore, and image retention is a thing of the past. Or should be.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/237105/article.html


RE: Nice...
By retrospooty on 8/6/2014 3:58:08 PM , Rating: 2
OK, that sounds crappy, but it's certainly not the norm for Lenovo. Like I said, they consistently top the ratings with the least complaints, repairs, defects, rejects, warranty returns etc year after year, consistently.

I personally like the idea of them buying Moto Mobility and cant wait to see what they do.


RE: Nice...
By ritualm on 8/6/2014 4:58:28 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
Because for an LCD to have image retention, it must be the absolute poorest quality panel imaginable.

Because image retention is a defect and shouldn't happen in the first place? I count hundreds of products across every major product category suffering from such a "defect".

Spinning this in Reclaimer77-fashion:

LG's displays have IR.
Samsung's displays do not have IR.
Therefore LG's products are poor quality.

Natch, testerguy3, that is fundamentally wrong.


RE: Nice...
By Reclaimer77 on 8/6/2014 5:28:50 PM , Rating: 1
The last time I saw image retention in an LCD panel, was like 13 years ago.

Modern LCD's built to any kind of quality standards, simply do NOT have image retention issues.

And this isn't a case of a few people having it. The ENTIRE line of Thinkpads has the same LCD from the same OEM, most of them having the IR issue.

Does this mean I think Lenovo is cheap crap? Nope. It just means they went with an entirely substandard LCD panel for these Thinkpads. You're an idiot if you think otherwise.

quote:
I count hundreds of products across every major product category suffering from such a "defect".


Proof?


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