The Vibe X2 looks stunning in its layered magnesium alloy body and that’s exactly the impression Lenovo was after. It’s hard to get noticed in this particular segment of the market, but the Vibe X2 has nothing to worry about. The layered design of the Vibe X2 is not unlike the Jolla phone, but there’s an extra layer, for a total of three, whose different colors complement each other nicely.
The Vibe X2 offers equally impressive innards. Four of the CPU cores are 2GHZ Cortex-A17s. The Vibe X2 offers a solid 5″ IPS display of 1080p resolution too. Complete with the 13MP camera at the back, the Vibe X2 is tiptoeing close to premium territory.
- 5.0″ 16M-color 1080p IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
- Android OS v4.4 KitKat with Vibe UI 2.0
- Quad-core 2.0GHz Cortex-A17 and quad-core 1.7GHz Cortex-A7; MediatTek MT6595m True8Core, PowerVR G600 GPU
- 2GB of RAM
- 13MP camera with 1080p video recording @ 30fps
- 5MP front-facing camera, 1080p video recording
- 32GB of built-in storage
- LTE Cat. 4 (150Mbps), Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, GPS/GLONASS receiver, Bluetooth v4.1+LE, FM Radio
- Standard 3.5mm audio jack
- Accelerometer and proximity sensor, notification LED
- Active noise cancellation with a dedicated mic
- 2,300mAh battery
- No microSD
- No NFC
- Front camera is fixed focus
- No 64GB option
- No 4K video recording although the chipset supports it
- A bit pricey
- Non-removable battery
Riding on charm alone won’t take the Vibe X2 too far and Lenovo certainly knows it. The Vibe X2 needs to click with customers on a deeper level and that’s always easier said than done. At least on paper though, the phone is more than adequately powered, with things like Cat.4 LTE and 2 gigs of RAM boosting its credentials with users who value performance over looks. The option to layer on accessories is a welcome touch of novelty.