The Z5 that we have is quite a bit different from what Lenovo was hyping up, with the final product looking like every other Android phone from 2018 instead of a magical glimpse into the future of mobile tech. There is no notch-free design, 4TB storage or a huge battery. At the time I thought that Lenovo would merely pull a Xiaomi; that the Z5 will have a bottom bezel where the front camera will be placed, and no notch. Note that the company has promised the Android P update for the Z5. The new Lenovo Z5 is the company's latest bet to regain market share in various markets which should include India (most likely) due to no new launches in recent months as well as massive competition from other Chinese rivals. Bearing the model number L78011, the smartphone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset along with a healthy 6 GB of RAM. It features a 6.2-inch full HD+ 2.5D curved glass display with DCI-P3 color gamut, a resolution of 2246 x 1080 pixels and an aspect ratio of 19:9. It looks like it has a well-optimized screen-to-body ratio - heck, it's probably up there with the best. The AI also helps the front-facing 8MP camera for beautification and face unlock which has been the norm even for budget smartphones of the current generation. Pricing starts from 1299 Yuan ($202) for the 6GB + 64GB version and goes up to 1799 Yuan ($281) for the 6GB + 128GB edition.
Powering the smartphone is a 3300 mAh battery which will charge via a USB-C port and 18W fast charging support.
Coming to the optics, the phone features a 16-megapixel primary rear camera with f/2.0 aperture along with an 8MP secondary rear camera to capture depth information in portrait shots with AI support.
The camera is backed by AI-based enhancements and low light capabilities. Lenovo claims that the Z5 has smaller bezels than the iPhone X and Mi 8 but we've come to see how the company has been treacherous in promoting their newest smartphone. We should not be surprised that Lenovo is just making an iPhone clone because this is Lenovo.
The Apex prototype features an under-glass fingerprint sensor, a pop-up selfie camera and a massive 98 per cent screen to body ratio.
Android 8.1 Oreo comes pre-installed on the phone, along with ZUI 3.9 UI, and there are two nano SIM card slots included in this package (hybrid setup).