The smartphone manufacturing industry is consistently evolving and as the years roll by, there is an incessant quest for more innovation. The full-screen design has been an area of development over the past year. Last year, Essential Phone got a higher screen-to-body ratio by using a teardrop notch. This notch was modified by Apple into the iPhone X-like notch. We have also seen a pop-up camera design, like what we have in Vivo NEX as well as the periscope design of the OPPO Find X. Now, it appears that the slide screen design is taking the center stage. In 2018, we saw three smartphones with the slide-screen design. Xiaomi Mi MiX 3 was first launched, then we saw the Honor Magic 2 and finally the cheapest Lenovo Z5 Pro. Well, the Lenovo Z5 Pro had serious stocking issues because the demand was well more than the supply
Of course, in this review, we should start with the most eye-catching appearance and break down one by one to solve all your doubts and curiosity about the Z5 Pro. Compared with the Lenovo Z5, the Z5 Pro, which uses the sliding structure design, completely eliminates the troubles of the front camera module and the handset and makes the screen ratio even higher. Lenovo claims to have reached 95.06%. This is the highest screen ratio in the smartphone market. The Z5 Pro sports a 6.39-inch Super AMOLED display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and a 2340×1080 pixels resolution. The chin’s width is 4.98mm due to the COP packaging technology, while the rest three borders are at 2.07mm only. At the same time, it supports an HDR10 enhanced picture quality, with a DCI-P3 wide color gamut. Due to them, the phone can achieve digital film-level color performance standards.
In addition to the stunning design of the Lenovo Z5 Pro, under the hood, our protagonist sports a pseudo-flagship chip. But it’s been improved a lot. The phone is packed with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710AIE Turbo chip, with six-dimensional hardware acceleration, including epoch-making AI RF tuning, quad tuning system, chip-level payment security, night-time extreme power saving, original App Turbo ejection start, a new generation of NFC chips and so on. The SoC is also paired with a 6GB of RAM. In terms of core configuration, the Lenovo Z5 Pro is packed with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710AIE Turbo chip coupled with 6GB of RAM and 64GB/128GB of internal storage.
In addition to the design and performance, the Lenovo Z5 Pro is also one of the best camera products of the company. It equipped with a 24MP + 16MP Sony AI dual-camera (SONY IMX576 + SONY IMX519). The main camera uses a 1/2.6-inch large-size photosensitive module, a 1.8?m equivalent large pixel, and supports backlight AI super-picture quality, night scene AI super picture quality, AI video super picture quality functions. On the front, there is a 16MP + 8MP camera, supporting 80 degrees zero light face unlock. Because of the slide structure design, the battery capacity of the Lenovo Z5 Pro is slightly affected. It is 3300mAh. Of course, in addition to the battery size, system optimization and processor power consumption are equally important. We conducted a five-hour heavy battery life test. The test results are as follows:
In general, the Lenovo Z5 Pro is a bucket smartphone with an excellent performance. It is also a bright and sincere work in terms of screen ratio and hardware parameters. It is currently available on Lightinthebox for just $380.99