Lenovo Z5 disappoints: revealed with display notch and Snapdragon 636

Lenovo Z5 disappoints: revealed with display notch and Snapdragon 636
For weeks now, Lenovo has been teasing a truly bezel-less device with no notch under the Lenovo Z5 name. Well, today, the official unveil date arrived and in perhaps one of the most disappointing outcomes in recent history, the Lenovo Z5 not only includes a large chin below the display but also a notch up top.

Specifically, the Lenovo Z5 boasts a 6.2-inch display with a 1080p resolution and, despite the top and bottom bezel situation, the Chinese company still boasted that the side bezels are thinner than those featured on the iPhone X and Xiaomi Mi 8 – the notch isn't as big either. As an added extra, many of you may remember the rumored 95% screen-to-body ratio. Well, in actual fact, Lenovo is now claiming 90%. Turning the phone over, the Z5 follows the recent dual-camera trend, by including two 16-megapixel sensors on the rear that are enhanced through AI technology. Also, in terms of the selfie lens, Lenovo has included an 8-megapixel lens.

Moving on to the internal side of things, an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 is present. This is then coupled with 6GB of RAM and the choice of either 64GB or 128GB of internal storage. But, what happened to the 4TB of storage? You may be asking. Well, turns out it was just a regular desktop hard disk that was announced alongside the phone. On an extra note, Lenovo has revealed that the device will eventually be upgraded to Android P – It runs Android 8.1 Oreo straight out of the box – while a 3,300mAh battery is also included.

For those of you who may still be interested in the Lenovo Z5, it’s worth noting that sales commence on June 12 in China, with the 64GB model costing $200 and the 128GB alternative setting customers back $280. However, when it comes to an international release, Lenovo is yet to specify any details.


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41 Comments

1. Sparkxster

Posts: 1228; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Z5 is..... A letdown :-(

8. Bankz

Posts: 2542; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Probably the biggest let down in the whole of smartphone history. only second to the galaxy Note 7 imo.

17. Cat97

Posts: 1890; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

You mean, the biggest Chinese manufacturer lie of recent memory :) It is fun to see them do this kind of silly things, really :)

13. Phonehex

Posts: 763; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

What a scam ...Lenovo Z5 marketing team.

14. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

There's a video in YouTube on why they're making claims like this. And I somehow argee with it.

21. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Because you’re a sucker?

27. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Wow, really?

28. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

...Yes??

34. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Okay. You win. I suck.

24. bucknassty

Posts: 1337; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

I said the same thing.... until i saw the price... WTF, hard to get top 'notch' specs and sell at bargain price... the price matches the features

2. Arthurhkt

Posts: 723; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

With all those boasting on near bezel-less plus with such generic design and specs, probably those who are interested with the phone will be attracted by its price point only.

3. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

I quote: "...the Lenovo Z5 boasts a 6.2-inch display with a 1920 x 1080p resolution". 1920x1080p? The display doesn't look like its 16:9, I'm afraid! More like 19:9 or even 19.5:9! In any case; Snapdragon 636 paired with 4 Gigs of RAM for mere $200 would've made it a GREAT phone but alas... Ah, whatever! G'Day!

11. joshuaswingle

Posts: 591; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

Thanks for pointing the resolution detail out

25. bucknassty

Posts: 1337; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

Maybe they should talk about price first

4. alumoyo

Posts: 391; Member since: Aug 26, 2013

If that "chin" was actually moved to the top as a "forehead" and used to house the sensors, earpiece and camera - JOB DONE!

7. Boast_Rider

Posts: 535; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

Unfortunately, that's not possible. You see, the chin houses the display ribbon cable and other things like the cables for the type C port. You can technically have it on top, but that will cause the same jelly scrolling a la oneplus 5.

5. redmd

Posts: 1935; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Another day, another iPhone X copycat.

6. Boast_Rider

Posts: 535; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

That chin is actually really small. If you compare with iPhone X, it might be about the same. The reason it doesn't stick out on the X is because they have made all the bezels thicker to match. I'm not saying they are justified, just saying that it's not that bad.

9. Bankz

Posts: 2542; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

No, the chins aren't the same size. lol.

23. Cat97

Posts: 1890; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

The problem is that the marketing pictures of the Z5 don't actually match the reality...you can see the real phone on other sites and the side bezels are way thicker and the chin is larger. LMAO, they go all the way with their lies ! :)

31. Boast_Rider

Posts: 535; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

As I said, it's not justified. Their marketing CEO should probably be fired. But the end result is NOT AS BAD as people are making it out to be.

37. AbhiD

Posts: 801; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

You must have a really poor eyesight to believe that chin is as small as iPhone X. Go check out hands on images and videos of this phone. These are as fake as Z5 promises and Lenovo company itself.

39. Boast_Rider

Posts: 535; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

So I didn't know that these chin renders are fake.

10. josephnero

Posts: 780; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

Another Chinese bait turned out to be wrong. Why is anyone surprised?

12. Lukino

Posts: 31; Member since: May 04, 2018

Bravo. The winner for disappointing is..... Z5. But maybe they are preparing lenovo Z5 pro or maybe not.

15. delta

Posts: 80; Member since: Jan 29, 2015

Well asus zenfone 5z it's my winner for now, sd card, audio jack, 256gb on board, 8gb of ram, usb 3.1 for hdmi...

16. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

100% screen is something that only Samsung and Sony right now have tools enough to deliever.

18. Amin20

Posts: 10; Member since: Jun 04, 2018

45 days of battey backup...

19. joshuaswingle

Posts: 591; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

Turns out that claim actually had nothing to do with the Z5. 45 days of standby is what Lenovo expects the Watch X smartwatch it announced today to achieve.

20. joshuaswingle

Posts: 591; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

Turns out that claim actually had nothing to do with the Z5. 45 days of standby is what Lenovo expects the Watch X smartwatch it announced today to achieve.

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