Lenovo has introduced a Z-series mid-range smartphone in its homeland China. With the Lenovo Z5s, the company is determined to take the fight to the likes of Realme 2 Pro and the recently launched Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2. But does it have the firepower to beat them? Well let’s figure out in detail.
The Lenovo Z5s sports a waterdrop style 6.39-inch IPS LTPS Full HD+ display with a staggering 92.6% screen-to-body ratio. The waterdrop at the top houses the front 16-megapixel selfie shooter and the earpiece. The chin bezel at the bottom is very thin. The rear of the phone features glass and is equipped with vertically stacked triple cameras and fingerprint sensor. It is reminiscent of Huawei’s P20 Pro, but at the price of dual camera phones. The triple camera setup comprises of a 16-megapixel primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture coupled with an 8-megapixel telephoto lens and a 5-megapixel depth sensor.
Coming to the what’s underneath the hood, the Lenovo Z5s is powered by an Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SoC built on 10nm process. It is more powerful and efficient compared to the Snapdragon 660 SoC found on the competing devices. It comes in 4 GB and 6 GB RAM variants. You get 64 GB internal storage, which can be expanded by up to 256 GB via the hybrid card slot.
Other key features of the phone include a Splash Resistant coating (P2i), Dual 4G VoLTE support, Bluetooth V5.0, Dual band Wi-Fi, USB Type-C and a 3.5mm audio jack with Dirac audio support. The phone runs on ZUI 10 skin on top of Android Pie 9.0. The device is powered by a 3,300 mAh battery with fast charging tech.
The Lenovo Z5s is up for pre-booking in China for 1398 Yuan (approx. Rs 14,500) for the base model. For 6 GB RAM variant, you will have to shell out 1598 Yuan (Rs 16,500). It comes in Honey Orange, Grey and Titanium Crystal Blue colours. It goes on sale in China from December 24. If launched at similar prices in India, this smartphone can hit the competition hard without breaking a sweat.