Lenovo Vibe S1 Review: Good Performance with Premium Looking
Lenovo, the Chinese company is aggressively launching new devices in Asian market. The company is targeting different audiences at different price points. Recently the Lenovo Vibe S1 is making waves in India due to its looking and performance at affordable price. The Vibe Shot was a camera-centric smartphone for photography lovers. The Lenovo Vibe S1 brings with a pretty slim design and packs quite a lot of power. The device offers a number of features along with premium looking. Does the device prove to be a compelling choice? TechByts find out, in this in-depth Lenovo Vibe S1 review. We are ready for Lenovo Vibe S1 review are you? Let’s start!
Lenovo Vibe S1 Review of Design:
The Lenovo Vibe S1 comes with a sleek design. The first thing you will notice about the device is its thickness. The device is just 7.8mm thick and very light in weight (145g) and easy to handling experience. The device comes in combination of metal and glass. The metal frame made from sturdy aluminum and also has diamond cut chamfered edges. The glossy finish on the back panel may create a slippery experience, but it’s not a difficult phone to hold. The design of Lenovo Vibe S1 has everything to look and feel premium devices. The device measuring is 142.7 mm x 70.0 mm x 7.6 mm dimension.
Lenovo Vibe S1 Review of Display:
The Lenovo Vibe S1 comes with 5-inch full HD IPS display having 1080x1920p resolution. The display density is 441ppi similar to vibe shot. The screen has corning gorilla glass 3 protection on the top. The IPS display delivers 180-degrees of wide-angle viewing with well balanced color and outdoor legibility. Overall the display quality is excellent. The Capacitive 5-point multi-touch screen comes with 16M colors. It will be difficult to find batter display then Vibe S1 in this segment.
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Lenovo Vibe S1 Review of Processor:
The Lenovo Vibe S1 is powered by a 64 bit MediaTek 6752 processor. This processor is eight ARM Cortex A53 CPU clocked at 1.7GHz. The processor is not the high-end processor but delivers good performance at all. The Processor has ARM® Mali™-T760 MP2 @ 700MHz GPU. There is a 3GB of RAM so that multitasking is smooth. The device has 32 GB of on board storage and supports microSD card. The Vibe S1 delivers superfast data connectivity in the LTE network. It comes with WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, WiFi hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 2.0 etc. The overall performance of the device is decent.
Lenovo Vibe S1 Review of Camera:
The Lenovo Vibe S1 is packed with a 13 MP rear camera. But the main USP of the device is its dual camera on the front. The device comes with dual 2MP and 8 MP front cameras for batter selfies. The camera app interface is pretty slick and clutter free. It has one touch toggle to switch between single and dual cameras while taking selfies. The device has auto selfie mode which clicks photos after detecting faces. The rear camera comes with Auto Focus, dual-color flash, PDAF, BSI sensor. Other features of camera are Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR and panorama. In short, the device is made of selfie lovers.
Lenovo Vibe S1 Review of Battery and UI:
The Lenovo Vibe Shot is powered by 2420mAh (Li-polymer) embedded battery. The battery backup is decent as other smartphones in this range. The device runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system out of box. It will be soon upgraded to latest Android M. The Lenovo UI includes a host of new features and numerous under the hood improvements. The software comes with some bloat-wares. These apps can be uninstalled only when device is rooted. The interface isn’t very good looking, but has been significantly improvements in performance and resource management. These things make it faster, efficient and lighter.
Conclusion of Lenovo Vibe Shot Review:
The device comes with single speaker but call quality is fine enough. The light-weight device has premium look at affordable price. But there are some key shortcomings. The capacitive keys of device does not has back-light. The Lenovo UI still lacks finesse and smoothness. The device is dual SIM but second SIM slot is hybrid. So you to choose between dual-SIM or the expandable storage. Additionally, it also lacks some useful features like fast charging, gyroscopic sensor etc. The Lenovo Vibe S1 is premium looking smartphone has the dual front camera for selfie lovers.
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