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Lenovo makes the Vibe X3 official: stereo speakers, dedicated audio chip, 21 MP camera

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Lenovo makes the Vibe X3 official: stereo speakers, dedicated audio chip, 21 MP camera
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. 

Lenovo 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.

The 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. All in all, it seems like a pretty well-rounded phablet from Lenovo, any takers?

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posted on 16 Nov 2015, 09:05

2. byazatt (Posts: 266; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


I can't believe oems are still shipping 16 GB flag ship gadgets. This is wrong in 2016 . I love the way music seems to be going here though .

posted on 16 Nov 2015, 09:12 32

5. zeeBomb (Posts: 1733; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)


Its only wrong if a phone with 16GB has no SD card slot for over 600...*cough*Apple*cough*

posted on 16 Nov 2015, 11:26

17. elitewolverine (Posts: 5016; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


90% of the space used is music/pictures. Having a cloud services solves it most of the time. In the last 5yrs I have been without data 4 times, literally 4 times.

posted on 16 Nov 2015, 15:26 5

22. KyleRiemen (Posts: 112; Member since: 29 Oct 2014)


Cloud? 1 min on 1080p recording takes more than 100MB, you must have a great data plan. Besides, not everyone wants so save his data on a cloud, remember "The Fappening".

posted on 16 Nov 2015, 09:11 6

3. zeeBomb (Posts: 1733; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)


Awesome specs. Seems reasonably priced too, would like to know a lot more about this device!

posted on 16 Nov 2015, 09:42 2

10. joey_sfb (Posts: 5256; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Meant for china market, i think lenovo is leaving their global market to moto.

posted on 16 Nov 2015, 09:12

4. prabhas2015 (Posts: 11; Member since: 18 Feb 2015)


Yes, if ameloid panel is added to these specs

posted on 16 Nov 2015, 13:09

19. nedooo (Posts: 59; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


AMOLED is still undeveloped...fast dying blue pixels is still present...

posted on 16 Nov 2015, 13:41

20. Sidewinder (Posts: 394; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)


Need citation.. I thought the pentile matrix addressed the issue you speak of long back..

posted on 16 Nov 2015, 13:50

21. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)


But in PenTile Matrix SAMOLED, Sammy has made the blue pixels to be twice as many as there red and green, in order to battle that fast-dying-blue-pixels issue, and also applies less power to it.

posted on 16 Nov 2015, 18:49 2

25. iSoujiro (Posts: 5; Member since: 11 May 2015)


Please review AMOLED and pentile matrix.

They made blue larger and made the green pixels to be twice as many as there red and blue.

posted on 16 Nov 2015, 09:20 2

6. avishekmukherjee (Posts: 284; Member since: 09 Apr 2015)


Well done Lenovo

posted on 16 Nov 2015, 09:23

7. zeeBomb (Posts: 1733; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)


BTW what is the price for both handsets?

posted on 16 Nov 2015, 09:34

8. SYSTEM_LORD (Posts: 312; Member since: 05 Oct 2015)


Ugly phone

posted on 16 Nov 2015, 09:40 1

9. ZeeNasir (Posts: 93; Member since: 25 Nov 2012)


V good

posted on 16 Nov 2015, 09:45

11. rajivgandhi (Posts: 3; Member since: 15 Nov 2015)


very good specs. $200 price point its good competitor...

posted on 16 Nov 2015, 09:46

12. rajivgandhi (Posts: 3; Member since: 15 Nov 2015)


price $300 is very high

posted on 16 Nov 2015, 10:15 1

13. Chuck007 (Posts: 1009; Member since: 02 Mar 2014)


It's about time Lenovo made a decent looking phone lol

posted on 16 Nov 2015, 10:22 12

14. KillerKeyboard (Posts: 344; Member since: 21 Nov 2013)


And it will score a 5.5/10 PA rating lol

posted on 16 Nov 2015, 10:33

16. zeeBomb (Posts: 1733; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)


Unfortunately, yes lol. I'm guessing a 7, 7.5.

posted on 16 Nov 2015, 10:30 1

15. zeeBomb (Posts: 1733; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)


Texas Instruments OPA1612 amplifiers, a Cirrus Logic WM8281 codec for noise and echo cancellation to handle the input from the three mics, and a high-end Sabre 9018C2M DAC (found in the V10)...In all 3 HANDSETS mind you...that is a pretty done deal if you ask me.

posted on 16 Nov 2015, 11:48

18. Patrick97 (Posts: 3; Member since: 15 Nov 2015)


Very nice Phone ! But i cannot afford.

posted on 16 Nov 2015, 15:49

23. FrankUnderwood2 (Posts: 209; Member since: 01 Oct 2015)


Yes, I am in.

posted on 16 Nov 2015, 17:22

24. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2235; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


Is it amoled??

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