The Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro is a premium phablet capable of going toe-to-toe with the best of them

Callum Tennent
August 5, 2014

‘Premium’ and ‘Lenovo’ aren’t two words you hear together in the same sentence terribly often. It’s not to say that Lenovo makes  bad devices, not at all, but it rarely shoots for the high-end of the market – particularly when it comes to smartphones.

That is why, with open arms, we welcome the Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro. It’s always exciting to see an unexpectedly daring offering from a less popular brand, and you don’t get much more daring than the Vibe Z2 Pro.

If you were looking for a simple hook to describe this device, you’d probably say it’s Lenovo’s attempt at rivalling the Samsung Galaxy 4. Despite the fact that the Note 4 hasn’t been released yet, it’s pretty safe to say that it’ll be the phablet to beat going into the back-end of 2014.

If it’s a fight that Lenovo wants then the Vibe Z2 Pro looks to be in great shape. Its 6-inch display is QHD in resolution – something we’ve only seen so far on the LG G3, but is sure to make a difference on a screen of such size. Its got a Snapdragon 801 quad-core 2.5GHz processor which should be powerful enough to handle anything you throw at it, 3GB of RAM, and a 16MP rear-facing camera with 4K video capability.

Not only are the internals up to scratch, but it’s not too shabby on the outside either. Unibody metal designs are rare, but to see one of a phablet is rarer still. The Vibe Z2 Pro has an all-metallic brushed weave unibody, and it’s only 7.7mm thick. It houses a 4,000 mAh battery, dual-SIM support and now-obligatory 4G-LTE connectivity as well.

Put simply, we’re excited. The smartphone market is as competitive as it’s ever been right now, but there’s still something of a lack of choice at the very highest end. If it all comes together, the Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro could be a real dark horse. It’s set for a September launch, so be sure to check out the video below if you’re curious to see it in motion.


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Callum Tennent

International playboy/tech journalist.

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