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Hands-On the Lenovo Vibe Shot at MWC ’15

March 2, 2015 - Written By Tom Dawson

 

The gates to Mobile World Congress 2015 have officially opened, and we’re roaming the halls trying to get a look at all the stuff we can do. We’ve just swung by Lenovo’s booth here at MWC in Barcelona, and we’re taking a look at the Vibe Shot. A new entry into the Vibe line of smartphones, the Vibe Shot is an Android 5.0 Lollipop device that focuses on taking the best photos it can do. To do that, it’s packed with all sorts of specs that help it take great photos while also being a pretty decent smartphone overall.

To take those pictures, this is equipped with a 16-megapixel sensor, backed up by a pretty decent lens as wells as a triclor flash. For a lot of people though, the inclusion of Optical Image Stabilization is the real draw, and this is from a device that is to cost just $349 later in the year. What else do you get for that price tag, though? Well, you get a 64-bit Snapdragon 615 as well as 3GB of RAM and 32GB of expandable storage. Which is a pretty decent spec sheet for a device at this sort of price, plus it ships with Lollipop as well, a nice change of pace from these Chinese manufacturers.

This is also a pretty good-looking device and from the rear it looks like a digital camera, and a smartphone from the front. Unlike other devices like the Galaxy K Zoom and the Panasonic Lumix CM1, this does look and feel like a smartphone first, rather than a camera first. It’s a sharp device, and while the onscreen buttons are a little off-putting there are other features that make up for that. Like the inclusion of a dedicated camera button and the pro-themed camera software with advanced settings right there at your fingertips. Take a look at the device in the gallery below and don’t forget to check out our other MWC coverage here.