In recent weeks appeared the fever of sliding smartphones. Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 and Honor Magic 2 are two good examples. However, this vacancy did not end here. Today it was the turn of the world to get to know the Lenovo Z5 Pro. Does it pose any threat to the competition, or as we had said falls short of expectations?
Lenovo Z5 Pro: Snapdragon 710 Chipset
The Lenovo Z5 Pro comes equipped with a Snapdragon 710 chipset. So as we said the Snapdragon 845 that can be seen in Mi Mix 3 was left out. But the truth is that the 710 is still a very powerful chipset. However, it is not so fast with the 845. Still, looking at whether we have 6GB of RAM and 64GB or 128GB of storage, we should not have major performance issues.
The big selling point is the sliding design
The big selling point of this device is the sliding system. Right from the start we have a 6.39-inch screen that offers a resolution of 2,340 x 1,080 pixels . It is also worth mentioning the proportion of 95.06%, according to Lenovo. In comparison, Xiaomi’s Mi Mix 3 claims 93.4 percent screen-to-body ratio. Honor Magic 2 has a ratio of 91.5 percent. The screen also incorporates a fingerprint sensor , as is the case of Xiaomi and Honor bets.
The front and rear chambers
The sliding part accommodates the loudspeaker, proximity sensor and camera configuration of 16 MP + 8 MP . The 8 MP camera is the one that enables facial recognition through infrared. However, it is not known whether it is used for portraits and other depth-related effects.
On the back is a 16MP + 24MP (f / 1.8) pairing . Also noteworthy are the AI modes Super Night Scene and Super Video Shooting AI. The first is essentially how Lenovo takes on the night shooting modes, while the latter seems to be a night mode of video recording. The company also stated that the 16MP camera uses pixel-binning (four in one) for more interesting results.
The Lenovo device also comes with more features such as dynamic settings to reduce background noise in calls, a game mode for faster performance, and reduced network latency. Also worth noting is the “deep energy economy” at night.
Other features account for a battery of 3.350mAh, the interface ZUI 10.0 based on Android Oreo (no one spoke of updates for Android Pie), Bluetooth 5.0 and NFC. Unfortunately, the device does not have an output for headphones, as it happens in the Xiaomi and Honor bets.
The prices of the Z5 Pro make this device an interesting bet.
The Lenovo Z5 Pro has a starting price of 288 Euros. Already the variant of 6GB / 128GB costs about 331 Euros. In fact, it is not a very bad price to pay for a sliding smartphone, especially when Mi Mix 3 has a price of around 500 Euros, just like Honor Magic 2.