Lenovo Z6 Pro Review: The Top Flagship of the Flagship, Design, Hardware, Features, & More

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On the node where the mobile phone market is showing a weak situation, Lenovo’s mobile phone has finished the messy product line of the old day and returned after the installation. And Lenovo’s various series of products launched after the reunification all show high-performance and high-performance banner, and at the same time, the slogan of “Conscience” is used as the high-identity label of Lenovo mobile phone products. Liu Jun, president of Lenovo China, once said that this series of products has given Lenovo the nickname of “conscience”.

Moreover, the pace of Lenovo mobile phones from the time of the return to the present is getting faster and faster. As early as 2018, it released the flagship Lenovo Z5 Pro GT equipped with the Snapdragon 855 mobile platform and released the second Z6 Pro equipped with the Snapdragon 855 within half a year. Lenovo Z5 Pro is more from the shape, to bring a smooth and smooth slide full screen, verify and realize Lenovo’s solution in the ultimate comprehensive screen. Today’s Lenovo Z6 Pro is equipped with the AI ​​four-camera in the video recording aspect in addition to the Snapdragon 855 flagship core.

This is the main video recording function, using the design of the rear four cameras, macro, wide-angle shooting, and the first-night video exclusive module. Lenovo Z6 Pro also uses the HYPER VIDEO super video solution to provide a variety of video capture functions such as super sports, super body, front and rear dual-view video. In addition to the Snapdragon 855, 12G+512G’s oversized configuration, 5mm reinforced copper tube liquid cooling and cooling are all expected, and the final price is 2899 yuan ($430.46), which makes it the most worthy of the launch. One of the mobile phones of the SnapDragon 855 platform.

Design & Appearance

After the mechanical structure of the sliding cover and other mechanical structures rose and became silent, the Lenovo Z6 Pro returned to the design of the full screen of water droplets. Looking at its screen, it reached 6.39 inches, the material is still Samsung AMOLED, resolution 2340*1080. It is worth mentioning that it has kept up with this year’s mainstream trend, adding DC software dimming to the screen.

Compared with the previous generation’s practice of adopting a radical slider mechanical structure in pursuit of the ultimate screen ratio, the Lenovo Z6 Pro is much more secure, but the left and right borders are still ultra-narrow, and overall can maintain a certain sense of symmetry. The Z6 Pro uses a water-drop screen design that has become a trend, but it can be seen that the “drop”-like non-display area does not protrude too far from the exaggerated distance. It won’t be too awkward to use every day. In addition, the area accommodates a 32-megapixel front camera.

The border on the chin has the same effective narrowing as the other three sides, mainly due to the addition of the COF flexible packaging process. It is worthy of praise here that the front and back of the Lenovo Z6 Pro are all made of the sixth generation of Gorilla Glass, which is resistant to falling and falling.

On the other hand, the back of the fuselage also has the curvature of the 3D surface, which fits the hand when held. As shown in the figure, the black body with the fingerprint collector is not as violent as the imagination on the Lenovo Z6 Pro. After a few days, the body is still relatively clean. In the feminine illusion of the gradient color design to occupy the back cover of the fuselage today, Lenovo Z6 Pro this straight man full of red and black color design is not easy to find. It can be seen that the back of the fuselage is entirely black with a basic color, and the edges are interspersed with a red streamline strip.

In different lighting angles, this red streamer also has a gradient effect, which also makes the intersection of red and black look more natural. The four-camera camera module and the Lenovo brand logo are all arranged in order on the red strips, which will not give people a lot of holes. The power button is painted red like the previous Z5 Pro GT. Lenovo Z series mobile phone is really going to take the straight male tough guy style to the end. As you can see, the Lenovo Z6 Pro retains the headphone jack on the top of the body. At the bottom of the fuselage is the Type-C interface and speakers. Two Nano SIM cards can be installed to support dual 4G. Among them, the card slot 2 can be installed with a microSD card to support storage space expansion.

Cameras

For a long time before, the Lenovo Z6 Pro has not yet unveiled the mysterious period, and the rear AI four-shot has frequently appeared in the warm-up of Lenovo’s frequent shopkeepers. Lenovo Z6 Pro four cameras are 48 Megapixel main cameras, 16 Megapixels 125 ° super wide-angle lens while supporting 2.39 cm super macro, there is 8 Megapixel telephoto lens, the last one is 2 Megapixel night shot lens.

It is worth noting that when the shopkeeper was asked about the photography “Can you turn the Huawei into the P30”, all of them gave a positive answer with full confidence. Then we use the Huawei P30 series’s big brother Huawei P30 Pro and Lenovo Z6 Pro for a simple comparison.

Night Shooting Mode

In addition to the rear four-camera hardware solution we mentioned earlier, Lenovo focuses on the video field, using the powerful Spectra 380 ISP provided by Qualcomm 855 to implement the HYPER VIDEO solution, which can provide technical optimization for recording and shooting of the mobile video.

As we all know, Huawei P30 Pro used RYYB in the slant, at the expense of a certain degree of color cast, based on the high-intensity of the main photo, the pursuit of high iso to improve the brightness of night photography, was officially promoted as night Vision. Therefore, we chose the extremely low light environment that is more favorable to Huawei P30 series to compare with Lenovo Z6 Pro.

It can be clearly seen that in the nighttime low light environment of the Huawei P30 series, the video night shot of the Lenovo Z6 Pro is significantly better than the Huawei P30 Pro. The same is the night when you can’t see your fingers. Only the residual light from the mobile phone screen is used as the light source. The Lenovo Z6 Pro has brighter colors and richer colors. The picture of the Huawei P30 Pro is occupied by black shadows, and it is not clear what the subject is. Compared with the Huawei P30 Pro, which is more advanced than the main camera, the best Samsung GM1 that Lenovo can get is not cheap.

Then it can also have such excellent performance, the author believes that it is mainly closely related to the night shot lens with the 2.9μm large pixel area of ​​the specialized night shot mentioned above, plus Lenovo Z6 Pro The eight-way OIS optical image stabilization, 80dB dynamic range, and TOF-assisted focusing are outstanding.

Facing the hardware monsters in the mobile video industry, Lenovo Z6 Pro has gathered all the hardware and software resources that it can control and realized the overtaking of the corners of the opponent’s home field and the basic disk. The perseverance and courage of deep video recording are commendable.

After reading the contrast of the extremely low light environment, the difficulty is reduced. Let’s look at the performance of the dark environment. As above, the brightness of the Lenovo Z6 Pro is obviously better than that of the Huawei P30 Pro. There is no suspense.

It can be said that the “Night Vision” of the Huawei P30 Pro is used to take pictures at most, and the Lenovo Z6 Pro directly extends the concept of “Night Vision” to the more flexible and high-frequency video recording field. Perhaps because of the long-term low-key announcement of Lenovo mobile phones, quite a few people may not know that the Hyper Video function of Lenovo Z6 Pro has already appeared at this year’s MWC conference. It has experienced a long time technology. Iteration and accumulation.

Day video recording

At present, the three-camera and four-camera mobile phone camera modules are mainly used to take pictures. Lenovo Z6 Pro introduced it into the video field, bringing a lot of gameplay. The most remarkable thing is that it makes full use of the four-camera module to achieve macro and wide-angle shooting of the video. It can be seen that the details of the objects captured by the Lenovo Z6 Pro are well represented under macro shooting. As a contrast, many models that do not support the transfer of three or even four-shot super macro video completely let the subject faint in the macro.

Lenovo Z6 Pro has achieved the industry’s strongest 2.39 cm super macro, which is beyond the limits of the human eye. Turning on the super wide-angle video, we saw that the video screen recorded by the Lenovo Z6 Pro has become larger in a flash, and the video recording creation space for traveling and shooting vlog is larger. The experience of opening the wide-angle video mode is bound to be excellent. In addition, Lenovo Z6 Pro will also be added to the dual-view Vlog through the OTA update: the front and rear cameras will be displayed in the same frame, and the front-end, back-photo, and front-to-back frames will be output. It seems that the determination in the video field has been determined.

During The Day

In addition to the video aspect of the hegemony, later came. The camera level of the Lenovo Z6 Pro is also not to be underestimated. Next, look at the proofs we have taken.

Super Macro mode

The shooting scene was cloudy with light rain and the light was not enough. However, the resolution of the Z6 Pro is still excellent, and it can be seen that under its 2.39 cm macro shooting, the lines and spider webs in the tree hole can be clearly seen, and the eye can be seen and even closed. The internal lines of the trees in the environment.

What excites me, even more, is that you can even use the super macro mode to shoot the pixels on the mobile phone and the computer screen to study the arrangement of the pixels of each screen. This is rare among mobile phones that have been used before.

Lenovo Z6 Pro’s color training is biased towards neutrality, does not pursue excessive saturation, close to the naked eye, WYSIWYG.

Looking at the super wide-angle mode, after the super wide-angle mode is turned on, the field of view of the photos we get is instantly widened. It is worth mentioning that the wide-angle lens of the Lenovo Z6 Pro can achieve a maximum field of view of 125°, which is much larger than the industry’s usual 120°.

Pictures at night

Take a look at the night shot, the 2-megapixel night shot combined with the other three shots, the Z6 Pro’s night shot imaging capabilities are significantly improved.

We came to the side of the road with complex light, and we can see that even in normal mode, the purity of the pieces is still relatively high. Shooting in night view mode, in contrast to the dark part, the brightness is slightly higher, and the highlight is suppressed. Although Lenovo is not the first manufacturer to make a night scene mode for mobile phones, Lenovo Z6 Pro is the fastest model for the night scene mode that I have started.

Hardware & Performance

As we said earlier, Lenovo is the world’s first mobile phone manufacturer of the Snapdragon 855, and also the only two-generation 855 flagship manufacturers. So for the training and polishing time of Snapdragon 855 is relatively more in-depth. On the other hand, the Lenovo Z6 Pro offers a luxury configuration with up to 12GB of storage and 512GB of storage, which is arguably moving towards the performance ceiling of the Android camp.

About the Snapdragon 855 mobile platform, we have already had a very detailed introduction and interpretation. With the new Kryo 485 processing architecture, Adreno 640 graphics architecture, and 7nm process technology, the hardware specifications are at the top level of the current Android camp.

Let’s look at a set of running Scores.

1, Lu Master / Antutu / GeekBench / GFXBench test

Master Lu: You can evaluate and compare the five core hardwares of CPU, GPU, RAM, storage and display. It is more suitable for ordinary white users to understand mobile phone related information.

Antutu Introduction: The world’s number one mobile phone/tablet hardware performance evaluation tool can comprehensively examine the performance of all aspects of the device including the user experience, and visualize the ranking. Support multiple mainstream platforms, running points can be compared across platforms.

About GeekBench: A cross-platform CPU performance test tool that accurately reflects the single core and multi-core performance of the device CPU. The test load simulates real-life application design, and the results are more meaningful. It can also measure the performance of GPU graphics. 

Introduction to GFXBench: Cross-platform, cross-API 3D benchmarking software that accurately reflects the graphics performance of the device GPU. Multiple test scenarios can fully examine the OpenGL ES graphics performance of the device and enable battery life testing.

Looking at the results of the running of the major leagues, it is possible to prove that the performance level of Lenovo Z6 Pro is in the current Android first camp from the perspective of running points.

Compared with the previous generation Snapdragon platform, the overall performance of the Xiaolong 855 has increased by 40%, and the single-core performance has increased by 45%. Compared with the Lenovo Z5 Pro on the same platform, the running score upgrade has also improved. Lenovo Z6 Pro ran a high score of more than 360,000 on Ann Bunny. Compared with the previous 300,000 Ann Bunny running points of Xiaolong 845, it has improved a grade.

2, PCMark Test

Introduction to PCMark: PCMark is a test software that considers the comprehensive performance of the whole machine. It can accurately reflect the processing performance of the daily use of the mobile phone, and multiple daily test scenarios, such as web browsing, video editing, document writing, photo editing, etc. Perform a battery life test.

It should be noted that PCMark’s running point is biased towards energy consumption, that is, the higher the power consumption and performance of the more balanced mobile phone score. The PCMark running point of the Lenovo Z6 Pro ran out of 8816 points, and the performance was basically the same as the previous one.

3, Androbench test

About Androbench: AndroBench is a benchmark application that measures the 4K random storage and storage performance of Android devices, including internal or external storage.

The continuous reading speed is around 778.3MB/s.

Game Test

We use the speed to record the number of frames in the game, you can see that the average number of frames in the “Stimulus Battlefield” game reaches nearly 40 frames, and the number of frames beats only 1.06 frames. Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 is still awesome for the game performance support of “Stimulus Battlefield” so that it can run smoothly at high frame rate.

Combined with running points, frame number testing and the author’s daily use, Lenovo Z6 Pro has no pressure on all kinds of application games. The performance strength of this kind of Android camp is enough for Lenovo Z6 Pro to withstand the software and system iterations in the long service life.

Battery

This time, the Lenovo Z6 Pro was plugged into a 4000mAh large battery, which is bigger than the previous generations.

1, online video

I use the bilibili play online barrage video. 20% volume, 50% brightness, starting 1080P video online from 99% of the power. Starting from 99% of electricity, after 1 hour, the remaining power is 92%. Power consumption is 7%. According to this power-down rate, under the same test conditions, Lenovo Z6 Pro full power can continuously play online video for more than 14 hours.

The game life

The author used the long-awaited chicken hand game “Stimulus Battlefield” to test the game life of Lenovo Z6 Pro. The picture quality and frame number are all open to the current energy consumption limit and the highest level, starting from 99% power. Starting from 84% of electricity, after 60 minutes, the remaining power is 67%. It consumes 17% of electricity. According to such a power-down rate, under the same test conditions, it is expected that it can be eaten without a card, HDR HD, and the maximum number of frames for nearly 6 hours, which is very smooth for the game party.

Charging

For charging, the Z6 Pro only supports up to 18W fast charge but comes standard with a 27W charger. This charger supports PD 3.0 and QC 4.0 protocols and can be used to efficiently charge other phones. Through the charging test, we can see the charging status of the Z6 Pro. In just 30 minutes, you can charge a large battery from 52% to a single digit.

User Interface

Lenovo Z6 Pro runs the latest ZUI 11 system. As the name suggests, the ZUI system was born in the ZUK era of Lenovo mobile phones. Even after the ZUK mobile phone returned to Lenovo and disappeared, it survived with a good reputation.

It is based on the Android 9 kernel and is very simple in design. There is no two-layer desktop design of native Android. The application of the mobile phone is flat on a desktop. The icon still covers only the most basic circle and square, which is very simple.

In terms of interaction, ZUI introduces a new comprehensive screen gesture in order to solve the full-screen interaction – 4D U-Touch:

Swipe up from the bottom position to return, hover back to the main interface, and slide the right lower corner to call the multitasking interface. This is slightly different from the current mainstream full-screen gestures. For those who are accustomed to other mainstream full-screen gestures, getting started with U-Touch requires a little learning cost, but it will be easy soon. It is worth mentioning that the 4D U-Touch also took the interaction of “cutting all the flashlights” and “turning the camera on one turn” from the Motorola mobile phone, which made the author who used to be the owner of the Motorola X quite sigh.

In the actual experience, ZUI 11’s fluency and feel are also significantly improved compared to the past. Lenovo Z6 Pro comes with a game mode. When it is turned on, it can keep the phone in high performance and automatically clean the background. The user may also need to turn on message do not disturb and the game keypad and gestures to prevent false touches, reducing the interruptions received during the game.

Considering that most mobile phone users are still unfamiliar with the rights management of Android software, quite a few groups are already familiar with the relevant things. The internal security mechanism of ZUI differentiates the two. It can be seen that when the application of the unofficial mall source is installed in the mobile phone, the system can detect it and avoid the installation of the high-risk APP into the mobile phone, and the user can manage the software permission according to his own situation.

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Verdict & Buy

Since the revitalization of the mobile phone business, Lenovo has released a lot of new products. However, the previous few tests are more about the nature of the test, and the waves that are provoked are not satisfactory in the overall declining mobile phone market. Moreover, in the past period of time, the word “conscience” has been promoted. From the perspective of reshaping high-end brands, the release of Lenovo Z6 Pro is very necessary.

Specific to the product, after a long time to clean up the old mountains and rivers, Lenovo Z6 Pro has gradually begun to find the rhythm of the Chinese cool alliance era hegemony, whether it is in the design, or the hardware configuration of the pile, compared to the previous products are more The more you come to the bottom, the more you are on the right track.

Water drop screen, contrast color design, screen fingerprint, Snapdragon 855 platform, up to 12GB+512GB storage combination, rear four cameras and 4000mAh battery are all direct consumers’ pain point, especially in the 6+128 version 2899 yuan The price makes the holders of the currency lose their resistance.

Here, the author needs to emphasize that we are in the video shooting part of the previous article, compared with the flagship P30 Pro of Huawei, which was popular this year, and found that Lenovo Z6 Pro is in the traditional low-light environment of Huawei’s traditional home position. Under the condition that the main camera quality is not dominant, the Hyper Video, which is supported by the AI ​​four-shot, can be used to overtake the former.

This is only a year or so away from Lenovo’s re-launching mobile phone business. It can also be seen that Lenovo has been away from the main battlefield for many years, but still has a solid home and technical strength to join the subsequent mobile phone battle.

I often said that the treasurer of the Lenovo has a sense of technology in the eyes of consumers. Through the Lenovo Z6 Pro, through the experience of the video recording advantage of Hyper Video AI 4, we began to believe that the rhythm of Lenovo’s return has gradually recovered, and look forward to Lenovo’s next Jedi counterattack and comeback.

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