Today we will talk about a smartphone or even a manufacturer who has been trying for several years to break out into leading positions at least in the Chinese market. This is not the first time I have been convinced that this brand is doing well only on paper. It’s about a new model called Lenovo Z6 Lite in our review.
The cost of the device is $160 on Aliexpress, which is very inexpensive for the characteristics that it offers. I went with Z6 Lite just a few days to share my first impressions in this article.
Having studied the characteristics of our hero, it becomes clear that he was created as a competitor for Redmi Note 7. Well, then, then I will compare with them. And so for $160, I get a very nice and ergonomic and not too bulky smartphone in comparison with the same Note 7, but now I would pay attention to packaging.
Lenovo Z6 Lite: Specifications
|Lenovo Z6 Lite:||Specs|
|Display:||6.3 inches ISP Full HD + resolutions|
|SD slot:||up to 256GB|
|Camera:||16+8+5MP main camera and 16 MP front camera|
|Size:||156.6 x 74.3 x 7.88 mm|
Lenovo Z6 Lite: Unboxing
Inside the box was a smartphone, a separate protective transparent silicone case, a USB Type-C charging cable, a power adapter and a manual.
In general, this is standard packaging and equipment that can be found in almost every smartphone, even Redmi Note 7, too.
Lenovo Z6 Lite: Appearance and Design
The new Lenovo Z6 Lite smartphone received smaller dimensions both in length and in thickness and width, but at the same time they have exactly the same diagonal display – 6.3 inches Full HD + and IPS matrix.
As you can see, the frames of the Z6 Lite take up much less on the front – about 93 percent of the usable area. It is written on the official website, but we will believe it because the smartphone also looks really good from the front. It has a much smoother notch for the front camera compared to Note 7.
But what I did not like was the plastic case, although the plastic here is not cheap. It is dense and glossy, does not slip much in the hand and does not collect scratches. I walked with a smartphone without glass and without a case, and I have no scratches at the back, even the smallest ones. In general, the smartphone feels very cheap in the hand; it’s still plastic.
Lenovo Z6 Lite in our test got a triple camera at the back, it protrudes above the case almost the same as on Note 7. You can make a rocker on the table from the phone, it is also possible for someone to have a fingerprint scanner right there.
Below the main speaker and in terms of sound, speaking objectively, Lenovo is slightly louder than Note 7.
Well, subjectively, I like the sound on it more, since it is a little muffled and gives the impression of volume and rich sound.
Of course, it has a USB Type-C port with fast charging, a main microphone and a second one for noise reduction. In addition, the tray supports two SIM cards or a SIM card and a microSD cards. At the same time, you can choose the Chinese version of the smartphone, since it supports absolutely all the main 4g frequencies.
There are no problems with regard to communication, it is a stable speaker loud and I always clearly hear my interlocutor. The microphone also copes with its task perfectly and in any situation, even in the subway at the other end of the wire, the interlocutor always hears me clearly.
A color indicator of events was built into the speaker.
In general, in appearance, I will not say that I liked the smartphone. It looks super ordinary, but for its compact size. I will put bold plus in compactness, but for plastic, of course, the same minus.
Lenovo Z6 Lite: Screen
The brightness range on Lenovo is wider than the maximum is higher and this is noticeable, the minimum brightness is the same. In any case, that day that night I was comfortable consuming content from any device.
But in terms of color rendering, I liked Note 7 more, because it has rich, pleasant ones. Lenovo does not fade, and this is clearly visible in comparison, in addition, the black ones go into some kind of such violet blue shades.
At Redmi, they are black just gray, after all, this IPS matrix. Blue or purple does not go away, at least it is not noticeable if you look directly at the display.
In general, the display is an entire large screen with thin frames, but in terms of quality it’s somehow average. And I smoothly move on to the filling
Lenovo Z6 Lite: Performance
The Lenovo Z6 Lite in our analisis has a powerful processor by the standards of middle-class smartphones for the money – Snapdragon 710. Also 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal memory in my configuration. There is also an option of ours on 128 GB of memory.
We all know that this processor is powerful and naturally it pulls any games on almost the maximum schedule.
In terms of gaming performance, there are no problems. The games at 30 frames per second are very nice to play. Minimum heating literally 39 degrees after 40 minutes and for this of course a great respect.
In terms of gaming capabilities, this smartphone fits very well.
Lenovo Z6 Lite: Battery
Among other things, here it has a capacious battery for 4050 milliamp hours with support for quick charging.
Lenovo lasted for a day and a half of autonomy with the Internet turned on via 4g or Wi-Fi.
When reading, watching videos, listening to music via Bluetooth headphones, communicating via social networks, mobile communications naturally make calls, messages and without games without games at all, I do not play on a smartphone with such a load, the on-time display is 77.5 hours, this is on Lenovo’s official firmware Z. I focus on this because you will find out a little later.
In general, in terms of autonomy, it beats all its closest competitors
Lenovo Z6 Lite: Software
Lenovo Z6 Lite run on a proprietary Z shell with version 11.1. It is based on Android 9 and in general I have a positive attitude towards it. It’s not that I liked it, Lenovo doesn’t have any extensive functionality, some extreme stability and beautiful animation.
The operating system is quite smooth and has adequate work, not without prizes of animation and not without crashes of applications. Most importantly, all applications opened, notifications arrived and you can easily install Google Play, which is important for a purely Chinese smartphone.
In the latest firmware, Lenovo added control gestures the same as on an iPhone and their implementation, to put it mildly, is awful, the gesture does not work well.
The user interface is fast, but calling Lenovo Z6 Lite stable is difficult. Therefore, there are already custom firmware on the forums that work much better and without freezes.
Lenovo Z6 Lite: Camera
The smartphone received the main module with 16 megapixels with aperture of 1.8. Auxiliary sensors are also a 5-megapixel wide-angle sensor with 2.2 aperture and telephoto lens for double optical zoom with aperture of 2.4.
What can I say in comparison with Redmi Note 7, the Lenovo Z6 Lite does not have such detail, there is no such clarity of the picture.
But I liked the dynamic range and color reproduction more. It is more natural on Lenovo.
Below you can see the quality of photos taken on Lenovo Z6 Lite.
Lenovo Z6 Lite: Conclusions and Reviews
After testing the Lenovo Z6 Lite, I can conclude that this is a good option because for little money for $160, it offers excellent features, and this is important for a modern device.
Therefore, I can recommend a smartphone for purchase, since good performance, a bright screen and high battery life for little money are rarely seen.
The disadvantages can be attributed to the quality of the camera, but if you can install a Google camera, most likely, the quality of photos will improve at times.
Also, if you know how to flash, then why not, so I’ll leave all the links in the section below.
Lenovo Z6 Lite: Price and Where to buy cheaper?
Now you can buy the basic version of Lenovo Z6 Lite at a low price for just $159.99. The maximum version for 6/128 GB will cost you $242.99.
Once again, I want to note that the smartphone is worth its attention, since the appearance, screen and performance, including battery life at a good level, given its price.