Lenovo Vibe Shot Review

Lenovo has finally launched the Lenovo Vibe Shot in the Indian market. Initially introduced at MWC 2015, Lenovo Vibe Shot is particularly aimed at redefining overall consumers’ photography experience, company states.

Apparently, Lenovo Vibe Shot is a metal and glass body smartphone, which is furnished with slightly noteworthy hardware specifications.

The Lenovo Vibe Shot comes equipped with a 2,300mAh Li-Po battery, and other connectivity features such as 3G, USB port, Wi-Fi dual band, GLONASS, GPS and Bluetooth.


A 64-bit 1.7GHz Octa-core Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615 SoC powers the latest addition to Lenovo’s camera + smartphone offering. The 4G-enabled Lenovo Vibe Shot bundles a 3GB RAM, which results in smooth performance to a certain degree.

Multitasking is OK, and we faced no major system-level difficulties swapping between several apps or performing task-intensive operations. However, a few pre-installed apps numerously failed to execute and crashed unexpectedly. We are also not sure about its battery performance.


The Lenovo Vibe Shot sports a 5.0″ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen multi-touch display with 1080 x 1920 pixels full HD resolution and 441 PPI pixel density. The device comes protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3, which is something fairly common with today’s mid-range smartphones.

The only good thing about the display is 180-degrees of wide-angle viewing, which is a notable addition to its capability.


With 32GB internal storage facility, the Lenovo Vibe Shot ought to have all the storage space a user requires to store his/her photographs, videos and other files.

Be that as it may, if they require more, they can, of course, expand the storage capacity by up to 128GB due to support for microSD card slot. The Lenovo Vibe Shot runs Android 5.0.2 operating system out of the box.


The camera-focused Lenovo Vibe Shot offers a 16-megapixel (2997 x 5328 pixels) autofocus camera with triple-LED (dual tone) flash and optical image stabilization.

The image quality in “slightly” low light conditions was not even close to what we had expected, considering the hefty price of Rs.25,499 that we have to pay.

The Lenovo Vibe Shot also has an 8-megapixel front-facing camera. However, the front shooter’s quality was relatively OK.

Lenovo Vibe Shot Review
A picture taken from the Lenovo Vibe Shot

Lenovo Vibe Shot – Detailed Specification

Processor 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 1.7GHz Octa Core
Operating System Android 5.0, Lollipop
Display/Resolution 5.0-inch FHD (1920×1080) IPS
Color Crimson, Pearl White and Graphite Grey
Memory 3GB RAM
Storage 32GB internal storage
Sound 1x speaker, 3.5mm audio jack
Connectivity 4G (LTE) 150Mbps (DL) / 50Mbps (UL)/ Wi-Fi / GPS
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.1 LE
Camera 16MP rear camera with infrared autofocus feature and tricolor flash, OIS, pro-shooting mode, 16:9 BSI sensor; 8MP front-facing camera
Battery 2900mAh (Li-polymer, embedded)
Weight 145g (5.11 ounces)
Dimensions 142.0 X 70.0 X 7.3mm
SIM Support Dual Nano SIM

Our Verdict

The Lenovo Vibe Shot has literally nothing to make itself stand out as a basic point and shoot camera. The device is highly overpriced at Rs.25,499 for what it offers as a camera.

Consolidating a basic-level camera offering, the Lenovo Vibe Shot feels premium somewhat only due to its metal body finishing.

However, even considering the gadget as a smartphone device, Lenovo Vibe Shot stands nowhere in particular and will likewise lose ground to OnePlus 2, or even Asus Zenfone 2 (ZE551ML).

You are free to go for this confused piece of product, which is trying hard to be a phone and digicam at the same, ONLY if you are okay with its price. Also, if you are a true Lenovo fan, nothing’s really stopping you. Cheerio!

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