Lenovo just outed one of its best phone for the year in the
form of a third edition in its popular Vibe X series. After teasing the
Vibe X3's emphasis on audio capabilities, it
seems that the phone will really deliver on that front.
The company is betting not only on front-facing
stereo speakers, but the phone also features Hi-fi 3.0, with a dedicated ESS
Sabre ES9018K2M or Wolfson8281 DAC, separate speaker amplifiers, three
noise-canceling mics and so on - basically the whole shebang that Chinese
makers usually dub "Hi-fi" in their phones, and more.
The Vibe X3 arrives with a 5.5" 1080p
display, Snapdragon 808 or octa-core MediaTek (for the 16 GB version)
processors with SensorHub co-processing unit, 2/3 GB of RAM and 16/32/64 GB of
internal memory storage, plus a microSD slot. The multimedia capabilities will
be further enhanced by a hearty 13 MP/21 MP Sony shooter on the back with
phase-detection AF, depending on the version, dual LED, dual-tone flash, as
well as a 5 MP or 8 MP front-facing cameras.
usually does well with the battery capacity in its phones, and the Vibe X3
doesn't disappoint, housing a 3600/3400 mAh juicer in a 154 x 76.5 x 9.3 mm or
153 x 75.9 x 8.7mm (for the basic 16 GB version) metallic chassis. The handset
might seem a bit tall for a 5.5-incher, but that's because of the two
front-facing stereo speakers, while the inevitable nowadays fingerprint scanner
is housed at the back.
Lenovo Vibe X3 will be released November 25th, and you can preorder it right
now for the equivalent of $300 for the basic 2 GB RAM/ 16 GB storage X3, $400
for the 3 GB/32 GB combo, and the hefty $470 for the 3 GB/ 64 GB premium
version of the phone.