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

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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24 Comments

2. byazatt

Posts: 316; Member since: Oct 26, 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 .

5. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

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

17. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 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.

22. KyleRiemen

Posts: 170; Member since: Oct 29, 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".

3. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

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

10. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

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

4. prabhas2015

Posts: 17; Member since: Feb 18, 2015

Yes, if ameloid panel is added to these specs

19. nedooo

Posts: 71; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

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

20. Sidewinder

Posts: 515; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

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

21. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 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.

25. iSoujiro

Posts: 5; Member since: May 11, 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.

6. avishekmukherjee

Posts: 362; Member since: Apr 09, 2015

Well done Lenovo

7. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

BTW what is the price for both handsets?

8. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Ugly phone

9. ZeeNasir

Posts: 131; Member since: Nov 25, 2012

V good

11. rajivgandhi

Posts: 3; Member since: Nov 15, 2015

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

12. rajivgandhi

Posts: 3; Member since: Nov 15, 2015

price $300 is very high

13. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

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

14. KillerKeyboard

Posts: 372; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

And it will score a 5.5/10 PA rating lol

16. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

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

15. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 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.

18. Patrick97

Posts: 3; Member since: Nov 15, 2015

Very nice Phone ! But i cannot afford.

23. FrankUnderwood2

Posts: 243; Member since: Oct 01, 2015

Yes, I am in.

24. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2350; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Is it amoled??

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