The Lenovo Vibe Shot was launched during MWC back in March 2015. It wasn’t until October 2015 that the phone actually became available. I recently purchased the device and wanted to give a brief comparison on it’s camera quality.
Since the Vibe Shot is being marketed as a camera-centric smartphone (rather than a camera-phone such as a Lumia 1020 or Galaxy K zoom) the camera quality is likely one of the main deciding factors for selecting the device over the competition. The Vibe Shot is actually an upper mid-range device with very common specs for 2015:
3GB Ram, 32GB Memory, SD card support
5″, 1080p display
3000 mAh battery
metal frame with Gorilla Glass 3 front and back covers
16 Mpx main camera in 16:9 format with OIS
8 Mpx front facing camera
However, since Lenovo is marketing the device primarily for it’s camera I decided to test it against one of the best in the in the industry, the Samsung Galaxy S6.
The below samples were taken within seconds from each other in full automatic mode.
Samsung Galaxy S6
Lenovo Vibe Shot
The colours of the S6 come out punchier but the Vibe Shot produces true-to-live colours. The white balance on the Vibe Shot is much more accurate whereas the S6 favours a blueish white balance. Overall there isn’t much difference when looking at the photos in full size.
Only when looking at a 100% crop of the image can you see that the S6 images retain more detail than the Lenovo Vibe Shot.
Samsung Galaxy S6
Lenovo Vibe Shot
Overall the images from the Lenovo Vibe Shot are very good and only upon closer inspection does the Galaxy S6 pull ahead. But in most viewing scenarios which will be either on the phone screen itself or shared on Social Media there is hardly any difference to be noticed.
Given that the Lenovo Vibe Shot is over 120 Euros cheaper than the Galaxy S6 this is quite a remarkable camera performance. Add to that the premium design and build quality, 3GB Ram and overall performance, you have yourself a pretty good buy.
Let me know what you think in the comments below.
Here are some more photos taken with the Lenovo Vibe Shot
The Android world seems to have all the niches covered. From high-end phones in glass, metal, wood, to low-budget phone in all shapes and sizes. But why is there no Android phone with a physical QWERTY keyboard? That’s an obvious niche that no one seems to have covered.
Granted, most people wouldn’t be faster on a physical QWERTY than on a virtual one and yes, the screen will inevitably be smaller and less comfortable to view. But there is a reason why people are still buying Blackberry’s and it’s not only because of loyalty to the company or the perceived security or enterprise mobility advantage. For me there is just something really enjoyable about typing on a real keyboard rather than swyping or tapping on a screen only.
So why hasn’t any manufacturer gotten this niche covered? I hope rumors are true and Blackberry is indeed building a phone with Android OS.
Let me know if you agree that the Android world is in need of a physical QWERTY phone by voting below.
IFA 2014 is over and the iPhone 6 has officially been released. Hence it’s time to update the Ultimate Screen-to-Body Ratio Comparison.
There has been quite some move at the top of the table with 3 new phones occupying the top 3 spots. Moreover the top 3 are the first to break the 78% mark. This is especially an achievement for the Sharp Aquos Crystal being only a 5″ phone. To reach a ratio of 78.5% is much more of an achievement for a smaller screen compared to the 6″ phablets.
Both versions of the iPhone 6 can be found in the middle of the pack with 67.9% for the 5.5″ and 65.7 for the 4.7″ iPhone 6.
As always I appreciate any comments, suggestions and corrections. Please comment below.