Monsters from Asia: Lenovo's stylish Vibe X2 with its multi-layered, 7.3mm metal body


Lenovo chose IFA 2014 to showcase some of its hottest, most intriguing devices that have been cooking at its labs, giving us our first glimpse into giants like the amazing Vibe Z2 Pro that we've already covered. Today, however, it's about time we paid some attention to its seemingly less impressive brethren, the Vibe X2, which is actually far more unique.

The definitive highlight of the Lenovo Vibe X2 is its multi-layered design -- when looked from the side, the 7.3 mm-thick metal body looks as if several, differently-colored layers have been stacked on top of each other. But fancy looks weren't the only thing Lenovo had in mind when crafting the X2's chassis, as the company has promised to bring at least two proprietary snap-on layers that you can pile on top of the existing ones. Referred to as VIBE Xtension smart layers, so far we're told to expect one that will massively increase the battery's capacity (up to 75%, apparently) and another, which offers hi-fi JBL audio and a kickstand. Better yet, both of these will also provide protection for the core device.

Right about now you'll be probably wondering what's on the inside of these awesome-sounding layers. To start off, we've got a 5-inch, 1080 x 1920 resolution IPS display, good for the excellent 441 pixels per inch. Underneath the glass lies a true octa-core MediaTek MT6595m chipset, clocked at 2GHz and complemented by a quad-core PowerVR G6200 GPU and 2GB of RAM. While MediaTek's chips continue to lag behind what Qualcomm has on offer with its Snapdragon line, it is also true that this particular processor proved absolutely capable of carrying out all of its duties even under heavy loads. Moving on, we're looking at an unidentified, 13-megapixel Sony sensor (likely IMX214) with an LED flash at the rear, and a generous, 5-megapixel selfie up front. Powering all of this on the hardware level is an embedded, 2300 mAh juicer, with Android 4.4 KitKat doing its thing on the software side.

Lenovo is yet to put up the Vibe X2 for sale, but from what we were told at IFA 2014, we should all expect to see it bearing a price of $399. A special, India-exclusive version with two SIM slots is also expected to debut at some point before the end of the year. While this isn't your typical, dirt-cheap handset from a Chinese manufacturer, it's seems like the Vibe X2 certainly justifies its price tag. Any takers?

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Vibe X2
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor MediaTek, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 2300 mAh(11.5h 3G talk time)

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28 Comments

1. nohatenofanboy

Posts: 515; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

'copycats from asia'

11. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

You are a cute little cat XD God I still love your profile picture! Anyway, that phone looks a lot like the Sony Xperia Z series.

18. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Looks better than the Z line.

19. nohatenofanboy

Posts: 515; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

yeah cuz they redesigned it. they eleminated ugly parts of design

22. Jobayer

Posts: 167; Member since: Feb 22, 2013

Not all Asian(Chinese) OEMS are copycats , I like how the phrase goes with you picture XD

23. nohatenofanboy

Posts: 515; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

yeah I know some OEMS are unique

2. Anterv

Posts: 178; Member since: Jul 09, 2014

Actually Sony, LG and Samsung are from Asia too. Can PA explain what's the point of that title ?

3. Tritinum

Posts: 471; Member since: May 06, 2014

also htc

4. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

lol, unless its from apple or another company, their all monsters from asia

14. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Most of the phones in this series are Asian exclusives so I guess that's one point. But this is different since its going to be available internationally.

26. Paximos

Posts: 282; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

Almost all articles' titles and their content don't add up right in such blogs, but heck anything to bring you and I here!!!

5. Freelist86

Posts: 37; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

looks like Sony,

21. T.Law

Posts: 423; Member since: May 10, 2014

It's a freaking rectangle!

6. rowdysheeter

Posts: 74; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

a racist title.

20. Spedez

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

How??

24. rowdysheeter

Posts: 74; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

what will count as an answer? an emotional defense/appeal? stating my pet definition of racism? calling you a blind racist?

7. KENNE

Posts: 21; Member since: Oct 23, 2014

I REALLY LIKE THIS THING ABOUT ITS METAL BODY COS IT DOESNT BENDS AS APPLE'S IPHONE 6

10. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

Are we still doing this..............

8. ponnbu

Posts: 18; Member since: Aug 01, 2014

Look cheap.

9. smilence

Posts: 12; Member since: Jul 14, 2014

no pictures of the girl?

16. wastinglight

Posts: 8; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

+1 for your comment haha.

12. iLovesarcasm

Posts: 589; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

Substandard devices.

13. KENNE

Posts: 21; Member since: Oct 23, 2014

how i wish apple could learn from their mistake

15. wastinglight

Posts: 8; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Mediatek. Ugh.

17. 21babydoll12 unregistered

Don't see anything racist about the title. Btw, I like the diversity of coverage. Just a couple of years ago PA covered apple and the Sammy products in almost every article. Variety of manufacturers improve the quality of journalism. More is welcomed!

25. Ashoaib

Posts: 3271; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

adding extensions is a nice idea, specially extra battery juice and jbl speakers

27. Odiin

Posts: 373; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

Redesigned Xperias. Design wise lot better then any Samsungs.

29. JJOPQ

Posts: 55; Member since: Nov 15, 2014

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