Lenovo launched its mid-range smartphone, the Z5, back in June 2018 in China with a price tag of 1799 Yuan. The brand has now launched another smartphone in the same price range the country, the S5 Pro. The Lenovo S5 Pro is a better smartphone overall, at least from the hardware perspective. This new smartphone comes with a price tag of 1398 Yuan, making the Lenovo Z5 an insensible buy at 1799 Yuan. It looks like Lenovo has thought about this, and the brand is now offering the Z5 for a discounted price of 1499 Yuan, which still doesn’t make sense buying it, but a better deal than before.
The price cut on the Lenovo Z5 is temporary, and the sale ends by 5:30 PM CST. You can avail the deal on online shopping website JD. The 6GB+64GB variant that was priced at 1699 Yuan earlier, now costs 1399 Yuan, while the 6GB+128GB variant the was being sold for 1799 Yuan, now costs 1499 Yuan. The discounted price is also applicable to all the colour variants of the device. The Lenovo Z5 received price cuts a couple of times recently. With Lenovo offering the discount on the device so many times, it looks the Z5 will receive a permanent price cut soon.
Lenovo Z5: Specifications & Features
Starting with the display, the Lenovo Z5 features a notched, bezel-less IPS LCD. This display comes with 6.2-inches screen size, 2246×1080 pixels resolution, and 2.5D glass over it. According to Lenovo, the display has 90% of DCI-P3 colour gamut for better colour reproduction. The smartphone features a 16MP+8MP rear camera, which is rather impressive for a smartphone of this price. This primary camera is can also record 4K videos. The front-front-facing camera is an 8MP unit. Cameras on both sides have AI features to enhance the image quality.
The Lenovo Z5 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 mated to 6GB of RAM. As mentioned earlier, the smartphone can be bought with either 64GB or 128GB of storage. There is also a microSD card slot to expand the storage, but it uses SIM 2 slot. So if you are planning on using the second SIM card slot, and also have a higher storage requirement, you should go with the 128GB variant. The Lenovo Z5 runs on a customised version of Android 8.1 Oreo. The ZUI 3.9 customisation that the Lenovo Z5 comes with has a few extra features over what the stock Android already offers.
Most of the mid-range smartphones nowadays feature a large battery size, a 4000mAh unit or higher. The Lenovo Z5, unfortunately, doesn’t follow this trend. The smartphones come with a rather small battery capacity of 3300mAh. There is however fast charging that compensates a little for the smaller battery capacity it has. The Lenovo Z5 comes with all the standard connectivity features that we see on most mid-ranges – a dual-SIM card slot with 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi ac/b/g/n, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS, A-GPS, FM Radio, and USB Type-C port.
Does the Lenovo Z5 Make Sense Buying?
As I’ve said, the S5 Pro is a better smartphone than the Z5, that too at a lesser price. Unless you are a die-hard fan of Lenovo Z5, I think you are better off with other smartphones. For the same price as the Lenovo Z5, you can get Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite, which offer a stronger processor, better camera hardware, and probably a better-looking UI.