Monsters from Asia: the metal giant Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro (K920)


Ladies and gentlemen, another fortnight has passed, and that means only one thing: it's time to once again quit whatever we're doing, and highlight yet another crazy-impressive device designed and assembled in the distant East. Luckily, Lenovo saved us effort and time, for its newest Vibe Z2 Pro smartphone is likely one of the easiest and most deserving picks we've had in the 11 episodes of our Monsters from Asia column so far.

So what's so darn impressive about the Z2 Pro to warrant a special highlight? Well, just about everything. Starting from the fact that this monster of a phone sports a full-metal, extremely slim (7.7 mm) body, through it's massive, apparently super-bright, 6-inch Quad HD resolution display (1440 x 2560), and down to its monstrous, 4000 mAh battery, this really is one of the most insanely-spec'd devices out there.

There's more, of course. For example, the Z2 Pro makes use of a potent Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor with four Krait 400 cores and an Adreno 330 GPU, along with the generous 3GB of RAM. The latest Vibe series Lenovo smartphone is no wuss when it comes to imaging, either, for it packs an impressive-looking, 16-megapixel rear camera with, seriously, a boatload of features, including a wide array of shooting modes and manual controls, along with a 5-megapixel selfie snapper. Perhaps the only piece the phone is missing is a slot for a microSD card, so you're pretty much limited to the 32GB of internal storage. The fact that the device comes with support for two SIM cards (LTE/3G), however, makes up for that omission somewhat.

Last, but certainly not least, Lenovo has worked some Sharp/LG magic, and the Vibe Z2 Pro boasts super-slim bezels all around. Considering the display's size, and the dimension of the phablet (6.14 x 3.20 inches / 156 x 81.3 mm), we come up with a screen-to-size ratio of about 78%, putting the Z2 Pro at the very top of the food chain as far as this particular metric is concerned.

As for price and availability, we're unfortunately still in the dark, as these specifics aren't available from Lenovo yet. That said, we've come to know how Lenovo operates, so we'd expect a sizable discount when compared with rivals from Samsung, Sony, and so on, and also imagine that select European and Asian markets will get the opportunity to buy the phone, but not the US.

Thoughts?


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Vibe Z2 Pro
  • Display 6.0" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 4000 mAh(45h talk time)

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61 Comments

1. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

When will Kim Jong-un get into this series, PA?

6. SamDroid unregistered

I tried looking for this phone all over. :) I couldn't find a place to buy it. Plus its dual SIM and I just need a single SIM. FML, hard.

11. osanilevich

Posts: 287; Member since: Sep 29, 2009

my guess is that it isn't primed for release but you might be able to get one from those japanese importer sites once it hits the market. just make sure it matches either ATT or Tmo's bands

24. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

this phone is beautiful and very manly

2. mottykels

Posts: 387; Member since: May 15, 2013

Pro mode: nokia pro cam >.< Wp8 lockscreen, and multitasking blah blah

44. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

What i was thinking... Looks like it has taken a hint from WP phones. Tsk...tsk... Nonetheless, that black version looks hell sick!!

3. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Sexy looking device.

12. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Yup When is "metal" , everything is "sexy". Like the iPhone. That's how PA and all the other apple propaganda brainwashed you. Right?

14. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Metal is naturally beautiful and shiny. Ask from almost any little bit intelligent animal.

18. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Wtf What made you think I'm a Apple fan. Please. Gtfo. Man, you've been visiting Phonearena for 5 months, and by now you still have no idear, which user likes what brand and platform? Man don't you ever read my previous posts? Anything with quality prestige materials is classed as ubiquitous. Doesn't matter if it's Apple. And by the way, Apple uses cheap low recycled aluminium, not grade 3, or twice layered.

20. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

And how do you know that this is "with quality prestige materials" LOL By the way, on the video is written only METALIC BRUSHED, - not metal. Right?, And putting the tin can on first place, it makes you if not iboy, at least brainwashed by the apple propaganda victim. 6" device , with no S-pen, no SD, no swappable battery(even if it's big)....make it loser today. See other "phablets" . LOL even metal.

23. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Wtf... I'm a Samsung Exynos fan and like Samsung. I have a Note Exynos. Metallic brushed is much better than cheap junk dustbin plastic that's used on Samsung phones. I ain't no blind fanboy. I give credit where it's due. Are you telling me that your windows in your house is made with plastic? Is your coffee table made with plastic, rather than glass? Plastic is cheap. It has no prestige. Are you telling me Rolex watches use plastic than sapphire glass? Wtf

25. HildyJ

Posts: 342; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

This discussion seems to come down to "oooh, shiny". Plastic doesn't interfere with radios and is lighter - two qualities I look for in a phone chassis. Besides, if you are going to put it in a case the case will be plastic. In a phone I look for function over form.

29. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

I prefer the "leather" on Note 3 and S4 black edition, over the metallic brushed . GREAT looking devices and nice feel. So what? Main point here for me was, the brainwashed aluminium heads. Get it???

40. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

of course u like it because that is what SAMSUNG told you to do..Praise their products and you will be paid..end of story..LMAO

31. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Tell me more about the "premium alumunum" LOL Your coffee table is made of aluminium? Helmets are made of aluminium??? LOL And yes , Note 3 looks more premium than iPhone (and M8) Not to mention all the positives over the unibody aluminium tin can.

39. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

then tell us more about premium plastic?

47. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

There are many things to tell you about that. But I'm sure you know it very well. Right?

41. YourNickname

Posts: 127; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Note 3 and galaxy s5 look like crap. Last sales report proved it. S5 has really strong specs and camera, but the design was butt ugly. Nobody wants their electronic device wrapped in fake leather and plastic chrome. Plastic has advantages, zero radio interference, durable, light weight, flexible for taking off the back. Metal has advantages, strong, cool to the touch, and in the future some phones with built-in heat-sinking capabilities. I would love to have a full copper, titanium, magneseum alloy or silver phone. Im not weak so i dont care if a phone weighs 3lbs.

48. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

" Last sales report proved it"...."Nobody wants their electronic device" "Proved" WHAT??? Each of them sell more than all other Android phones combined. Don't even count the "lovely" M8 . ROTFL

53. YourNickname

Posts: 127; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

You sound like an idiot from a 3rd world country. or just some moronic korean national. Enjoy your stupidity.

26. hurrycanger

Posts: 1773; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

I don't really like the look of some metal-casing phones (HTC One M8 and iPhone 5s for examples), but I find this Lenovo phone to be quite attractive as well.

28. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

On the video is written METALIC BRUSHED. Not metal. So who knows?

4. hamza14860

Posts: 20; Member since: Sep 30, 2013

Truly impressive...

13. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

PA: "So what's so darn impressive about the Z2 Pro........ Starting from the fact that this monster of a phone sports a full-metal" LOL Those iboys are restless.

38. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

reading your posts here..i think youre the one who is RESTLESS..LMAO btw im an android fan.haha

49. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

"btw im an android fan.haha" Yup. I just guessed so. LOL Don't you think that this silly trick is too old ?

5. Drsarcastic

Posts: 136; Member since: Jul 23, 2014

This thing eats iphones for breakfast...

7. ryq24

Posts: 876; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

This kind of phone is the reason samsung is losing market share.

15. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Yup Like Samsung lose market from HTC M7-M8. Right??? LOL

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