Camera-centric Lenovo Vibe Shot launches this month for under $300

Camera-centric Lenovo Vibe Shot launches this month for under $300
Lenovo is now ready to start selling the Vibe Shot, an interesting aluminum-made smartphone that was first presented in March at MWC 2015. Back then, Lenovo said that the handset would be launched in June. However, the Vibe Shot will be released earlier, on May 22, in China (Lenovo's home country).

Chinese customers will be able to buy the Vibe Shot for just 1,799 CNY (around $290). That's a very attractive price for what the handset has to offer, starting with its 16 MP rear camera with OIS and tri-color LED flash.

The Vibe Shot runs Android Lollipop customized with Lenovo's own UI, further featuring: a 5-inch 1080p display (though a version with a 720p screen also exists), an 8 MP front-facing camera, octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor, 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal memory, and a 3000 mAh battery. You can find out more about Lenovo's new smartphone by checking out our Vibe Shot hands-on (video included).

The Vibe Shot won't be a China-only device, so chances are that you'll be able to buy one in your region, although the price will be around $350, rather than $290. Interested?


source: Lenovo China

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VIBE Shot
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 615, Octa-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(21h 3G talk time)

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24 Comments

1. dimas

Posts: 3363; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

I like the overall design and it has micro sd slot, very cool. Gonna buy this for my kid who like taking pictures.

2. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2264; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

good price for the specs.

3. Rhinoface

Posts: 179; Member since: Dec 05, 2014

Really pretty too.

20. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Good price just like the ZenPhone 2. For almost the same price, it's really up to personal preference.

4. ddxmms

Posts: 170; Member since: Feb 09, 2012

it looks like the Z3 compact ! but nice pricing though.

8. Amiet

Posts: 37; Member since: Apr 02, 2015

Mate just stop comparing it, Admire what they giving in such low price tag.

18. EcoCare

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 30, 2014

It's super different. Even babies know it's different. I can't believe you said that.

5. torr310

Posts: 1659; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Most of time I just don't need the best processor power but a best all around phone. eg, good battery life, camera, screen, build quality.

6. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

I don't trust sd615 as it has heating issues.

7. JaneChenLong

Posts: 374; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

SD 615 w/ 3GB & 32GB storage I think this is the best SD 615 device

9. cezarepc

Posts: 718; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

Same sentiments here. IMO CPU power in no longer needed past SD400. Noticeable performance improvement is more about the RAM.

10. JaneChenLong

Posts: 374; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

I totally agree. 64bit SD 615 is already as powerfull as SD 800. 64bit SD 615 is about 3-4x more powerfull than Galaxy Nexus 64bit SD 615 is also about 2x more powerfull than LG Nexus 4 IMO, With so much apps that must be run in background (G+, What'sApp, Hangout, WeChat, Line, etc)... This make RAM as one of the most important metric.

11. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Very beautiful phone........but Android makes it ugly!

12. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013

it is the skin on top of android that makes it ugly my dear and the lenovo skin is one of the worst to be honest so (-+-=--)

14. JaneChenLong

Posts: 374; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

You can install NOVA launcher or any other launcher.

13. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

It has a 16mp rear camera just in case anybody was wondering.

15. ninja_master

Posts: 306; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Near-flagship specs and it only cost 350 dollars?just take my money

16. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

zenphone 2 is better and it cost $300 well the camera isn't better but its still good tho.

17. EcoCare

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 30, 2014

GSM Arena reviewed the camera and it's awful. Actually I think so too because I have a Zenfone as well. This camera should be miles better than that.

19. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Good to know

24. molfetamina

Posts: 1; Member since: May 22, 2015

ehm...where is it? link please.... ;)

21. iLovesarcasm

Posts: 589; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

Great design but too bad it's Lenovo.

22. ermasunrit

Posts: 1; Member since: May 19, 2015

Honestly it wouls be awesome if not for those side bezels

23. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Looks good, wish someone around me had it so i could play with it.

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