LENOVO Z5s 6.3" 4G smartphone
6.3 inch Full HD touchscreen
Full size minimal bezel "dewdrop" display
UNLOCKED (Sim Free) - Use on any network worldwide
4GB RAM and 64GB Expandable Memory
16 Megapixel TRIPLE lens camera with optical zoom and predictive autofocus
8MP "Selfie" camera with flash
Qualcomm Snapdragon SDM710 "Turbo" processor
Lenovo Z5s 6.3" smartphone - our review
We get it. You want the latest designs and a full all screen display but you don't want to fork out a months wages for an all singing, all dancing handset with more power and silly gadgets than you will ever need or use. That makes sense. Why pay a small fortune for something you don't need?
While the big brands try to convince you that you need to spend as much as £1000 or more to get the latest in smartphone design and technology, it simply isn't true - that's what they want you to think!
Lenovo are the long established company who produce the strong and powerful highly rated Thinkbook business laptop range and are one of the highest rated manufacturers for reliability. This is no "cheap and cheerful" nonsense.
The Full HD screen is truly superb, with rich colours thanks to an infinate contrast rating. The screen is the new LTPS type LCD. We won't bother you with the technical nuances, but suffice to say it offers you a higher resolution with lower power consumption. Lenovo's displays always impress and it's enough to say it's at least as good as screens on devices costing three or four times as much.
The powerful Lenovo Z5s gets rid of most of the minimal notch and leaves you with just a small "dewdrop" cutout at the top centre for the 16 megapixel selfie camera. The rest is all screen, which is protected front and back with Corning Gorilla Glass, all contained within a solid aluminium casing.
The 6.3" display is almost full length with just a hint of bezel at the base and rounded corners that blend in neatly with the overall shape of the phone. The "dewdrop notch" is a small curve that goes gently around the centrally mounted camera at the top. The sensors and microphone are there too, but so well concealed you'll have to closely look again to see them.
The new Lenovo Z5s includes a superfast 2.2GHz octa-core Kryo processor with the highly rated Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 chipset. 4GB of RAM memory and an above-average sized 3300mAh battery, complete with 15 watt fast charge technology all combine to give you a fast and fluid user experience with power to last the day and beyond.
64GB of memory is enough for most of us, especially when you remember that Google automatically stores all your photos online completely free, but you can use the second sim card slot to add a memory card with right up to an additional 256GB memory, should you need more.
The back panel is almost as good to look at as the screen coming in what sounds like a boring black colour, but which gleams and glistens as you twist it in the light due to "refractive layering" of the glass panel. Lenovo call it "Starry Night Grey". It's even more amazing on the vari-tone "Love Orange" and "Midnight Blue" versions, the latter of which is just stunning
A triple lens camera may seem like overkill, but those three lens do have a purpose. The main lens is there to capture the detail and wide angle shots, the second lens houses the telephoto function and includes 2 x optical zoom. Both these lenses feature predictive autofocus, which continually focuses on the shot so the camera is ready to shoot without the need for manual focusing.
The third lens includes a depth sensor which helps with focusing and effects, such as producing the "Bokeh" blurred background effect, or low light shots and the results are impressive. 4K video recording at 30 frames a second is also available.
For those who prefer snapshots of themselves, the 16 megapixel selfie camera that lives in that little notch is also outstanding, with various beauty modes and HDR.
Dual active sim technology means you can use either one or two sim cards, Pay As You Go or contract, even on different 2G, 3G or 4G networks which is just perfect for both personal and business use. We even include two PAYG sims with your order but feel free to use your own. The phone is factory unlocked (sim free) and will accept just about any sim card anywhere in the world.
Everything else you need is here, including dual channel 2.4G/5G Wi-Fi compatibility, GPS for Sat Nav with assisted mode for faster links to satellites.
Bluetooth 5 A2DP (stereo) with LE (Low Energy) which uses less of your battery is included and connects to your Bluetooth gadgets automatically and instantly once paired. You only have to turn on your device, such as Bluetooth wireless headphones, and it will connect in seconds.
Music lovers will be happy that Lenovo include a 3.5mm headphone port alongside the reversable USB-C charging port, which accepts fast chargers. Enhanced security is available in the form of Face ID unlocking as well as a fingerprint sensor, located conveniently in the centre of the back panel, well away from the triple camera lens and dual tone flash.
Overall this is an excellent all rounder which looks and feels like a much more expensive phone and with enough power to make it perform like one too.
Quality is assured because we don't offer our 2 year warranty on just anything so you can buy with total confidence. All items are dispatched from us right here in Lancashire, UK so there are no customs fees to pay and no concerns about having to send it back overseas if something goes wrong.
Even UK delivery is free, or choose one of our discounted tracked express options at checkout and join those of us with more sense than money.
LENOVO Z5s Smartphone - FULL SPECIFICATIONS
- Screen: 6.3 inch LTPS LCD touchscreen, 19.5:9 ratio
- Resolution: Full HD 1080 x 2340 pixels, 409 ppi
- 2.5D Curved edge 'dewdrop' style display
- Corning Gorilla Glass protection frot and back
- OS: Android 9.0 Pie with ZUI 10
- Fingerprint ID Unlocking
- Face ID Unlocking
- RAM Memory: 4GB
- ROM Memory: 64GB
- Memory Card slot (via sim slot 2): MicroSD, up to 256GB
- Sim Slots: 2 x 4G Active nano sim card
- Factory unlocked
- Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, (10 nano)
- CPU: Kyro 260, 2.2GHz octa-core
- GPU: Adreno 616
- Main Camera: 16+8+5MP Triple lens with LED flash
- 16MP: f/1.8, 26mm wide angle, Predictive autofocus
- 8MP: f/2.4 telephoto, 2x optical zoom, Predictive autofocus
- 5MP: f/2.4, depth sensor
- Dual LED, Dual tone flash
- HDR, Panorama, AI
- 2160p (4K) video and 1080p (FHD) video at 30fps
- Selfie camera: 16MP, HDR, 1080p (FHD) video
- Bluetooth 5.0 A2DP Stereo, LE Low Energy
- Stereo speakers
- 3.5mm headphone port
- GPS Sat Nav with aGPS
- MP3 Music player
- FM Radio
- Active Noise Cancellation
- Bands: 2G GSM, 3G WCDMA, 4G LTE (works with all UK networks)
- Wi-Fi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Dual Band 2.4G/5G
- Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
- Accelerometer, Gyro, Fingerprint, Compass, Proximity
- Google Play
- USB 2, Type C reversible
- Battery: 3300mAh Lithium, built-in
- 15w Fast Charging
- Size: 157 x 75 x 7.9mm
- Weight: 172 grams
Note: Figures and statistics quoted are provided by the manufacturer or distributor. While we take every care to ensure their accuracy we can not be held responsible for any errors or omissions. Not all specifications are available in all countries.
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ALL our mobile phones are supplied new in original sealed box and come with original accessories including charger, adapter and USB cable (unless otherwise stated in the description), 2 free Pay As You Go sim cards and our unique 2 YEAR WARRANTY
Full 2 year warranty against manufacturing defects does not apply to accessories and is in addition to your statutory rights