Lenovo held a new product launch in Beijing, officially released the "epoch-making flagship" Z5 Pro at November First. Z5 Pro used the mainstream function of the current flagship machine to impact the mid-end market, which opened the prelude to the comprehensive counterattack of Lenovo mobile phones. After the press conference, the we got the prototype of the Z5 Pro for the first time. Today we are going to make an honest review and we will come together to discuss whether the "Epoch-making flagship" whether it cannot bear its "flagship" name.

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Exterior design

The 2.07 mm trilateral design used by Lenovo Z5 Pro can give a better look to some extent than a "business flagship" with an upper border equal to the left and right borders.

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However, this design has its advantages and disadvantages both, because in order to achieve the three-side equal width of the design, Lenovo Z5 Pro canceled the phone handset opening at the top of the screen, which makes the user must slip the slider when answering the phone to hear each other's voice, the operation is relatively troublesome.

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As for the longevity of this slider, we do not need to worry too much, according to Lenovo's official introduction, Z5 Pro Slider sliding life span can reach 300,000 times. Let’s do a simple math, if you slide it 100 times per day, this phone's sliding cover life can reach more than 8 years, much longer than most users replacement cycle.

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Combined with a 2.07 mm trilateral wide border and a narrow chin of 4.98 mm, Lenovo Z5 Pro's screen share reached 95.06%, higher than the 93.4% of Xiaomi Mix 3, the 93.8% of OPPO Find X, and the 91.24% of vivo nex. Although Lenovo Z5 Pro has the highest screen share in terms of numbers, the difference between 95.06% and 93.4% or 91.24 is not really as obvious as we thought it would be. If there is a mobile phone can be made without Liu Hai quadrilateral narrow border, that is a full screen mobile phone design of the real leap.

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Lenovo Z5 Pro has a thickness of 9.3 mm, thicker than 3 of millet mix 8.46 mm, but because its weight is 3 lighter than Xiaomi mix, the curvature of the fuselage back is larger than that of Xiaomi Mix 3, so when holding the phone in hand, its heavy feeling is not as obvious as Xiaomi Mix 3.

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After sliding the sliding cover of Lenovo Z5 Pro, we can see other components such as front camera, infrared camera, light/distance sensor, infrared lamp, etc.

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The top of the phone there is the SIM card slot, the left side is the volume key, the right side is the power key, the bottom is the speaker, the USB type-c interface and the microphone,Lenovo-Z5-ProReview

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To the back center there is the rear double camera and the flash, and the Lenovo logo.Due to the screen fingerprint scheme, Lenovo Z5 Pro does not have a rear fingerprint recognition sensor.

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Overall, Lenovo Z5 Pro's design is relatively excellent, its slider sliding is also more labor-saving, the back although easy to stain fingerprints, but the feel smooth and delicate, worthy of praise. Only two shortcomings we found are the volume key and the power key feedback is more general, press to move its feel is cheaper. Secondly, the vibration of the motor is relatively low, and the noise can be heard even when vibrating.

Screen quality

Lenovo Z5 Pro carries a 6.39-inch Samsung Super AMOLED screen with a resolution of 2340*1080. In terms of color gamut, after testing by IT House, this screen covers 100% sRGB and 89% AdobeRGB, which is at an excellent level.

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In terms of color registration, the Delta e minimum value for the screen of Lenovo Z5 Pro is 0.32 (6F), with a maximum value of 3.33 (1F) and an average of 1.22, at a very good levelLenovo-Z5-ProReview

Performance

As an epoch-making "flagship", Lenovo Z5 Pro did not carry Qualcomm Dragon 845 and chose Qualcomm Dragon 710, which is more confusing and looks out of step with the "flagship" positioning. Lenovo's Changcheng said the reason not to choose Valiant 845 is because 845 is not qualified in his eyes, because the processor, although powerful performance, but the power consumption is too large, will lead to a poor life experience. Although the words of Changcheng said so, but I believe that the eyes of the reader can guess at once, Lenovo Z5 Pro if the choice of Qualcomm Dragon 845, then its price will certainly not press up to 1998 Yuan. Changcheng Although the mouth hates, but at the end of the day is still the cost of the problem. If Qualcomm 845 of the purchase cost can be done and 710 flat, then believe that Changcheng mouth said the words are not "845 unqualified", but "845 true fragrance."

The prototype that we got this time is a 6+128G version, which belongs to the high version of this phone. Regarding the performance of the Lenovo Z5 Pro, we combine benchmark scores and use case test scores.

Benchmarks

In the Geekbench 4 test, Lenovo Z5 Pro achieved a single core of 1821 points and a multicore of 5,213 points. As a reference, the Nokia X7, which also uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor, has a Geekbench single-core score of 1,808 points and a multi-core score of 5,750 points.

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In the 3DMark test, we ran SLING SHOT with Lenovo Z5 Pro. This is a benchmark based on OpenGL ES 3.0, where the graphics score is used to reflect the performance of the GPU, the physical score is used to reflect the performance of the CPU, and the overall score is used to reflect overall performance. In the test, the Lenovo Z5 Pro in our hands has a score of 2765, a physical score of 1876, and an overall score of 2502. This result is ahead of 79% of other devices in the 3DMarkdatabase.

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In the test of Ann Bunny, our Lenovo Z5 Pro achieved a total score of 161,047 points, ahead of 50% of other equipment in the Bunny database.

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Combined with the results of the above benchmark tests, Lenovo Z5 Pro's performance is at the regular level of a mobile phone in one Taichung. However, with its specific experience, we need to look at the actual use cases.

Use case Testing

In the publicity, Lenovo boasts that Z5 Pro's Android 8.1.0-based Zui 10 system supports "never carton 5.0", supports "application ejection start" + "Superconducting smoothing control algorithm", and the application is turned on as fast as lightning. However, our test results are somewhat different from those of the official version. Considering that Qualcomm Dragon 710+6GB runs memory This is a good hardware configuration, we expect Lenovo Z5 Pro's fluency should be ideal, but after getting the phone, it home found that even in the system interface (such as system settings), Lenovo Z5 Pro Sliding page will have the feeling of falling frames.

As for the fluency of everyday applications, we chose "mobile Taobao", "Weibo" and "it House" three apps to test, these three apps not only have perceptible frames on the naked eye, reflected in the Metaphysical bar chart, we can also see some rendering timeout frames.

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Readers who often focus on it home reviews should know that the fluency of the IT home client is excellent on most phones (even thousands of machines), but on Lenovo Z5 Pro, the fluency of it house has not met expectations.

As we said earlier, Lenovo Z5 Pro's hardware configuration is still relatively good, as to why its fluency is less than expected, I believe that the system's performance optimization is not in place to do the problem. Considering that Lenovo Zui 10 's UI design is relatively flat and refreshing, it contains more comprehensive features, it home on the system's first impression is very good, if in the future system updates, this phone performance optimization problem can be solved, Qualcomm Dragon 710 performance can be played, that Lenovo Z5 Pro's hardware and software experience is perfectly believed to be perfect.

In terms of game performance, we tested the two games of "King Glory" and "Jedi survival: stimulating the battlefield". In the game of "King Glory", Lenovo Z5 Pro has an average CPU occupancy of 11.31%,ram of 667MB, with a minimum value of 43fps in all frame rate sample values, a maximum value of 60fps, a median of 57fps, and a game experience rating (1~5 level) of Level 5.

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In the Game of "Jedi survival: stimulating the battlefield", Lenovo Z5 Pro's CPU average occupancy rate of 13.92%,ram averaged 815MB, in all frame rate sample values, the lowest value is 9fps, the highest value is 30fps, the median is 30fps, and the game experience Rating (1~ Level 5) is level 3.5.

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From the game performance point of view, Lenovo Z5 Pro played out the normal standard of Qualcomm Dragon 710, fluency performance is satisfactory, there is no similar to the previous daily application fluency overturning problem.

Photo Performance

Lenovo Z5 Pro is equipped with a set of 16 million + 8 million megapixel f/2.2 aperture front double-camera (Samsung S5K3P9SX and OV8356) and a set of 16 million + 24 million megapixel f/1.8 aperture rear dual-camera (Sony IMX576 and Sony IMX519). With regard to the photo performance of this mobile phone, we combine sample Zhanglaifu analysis.

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First look at the daytime sample. Lenovo Z5 Pro is doing better in terms of exposure, white balance and dynamic range,

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In general, however, noise and smear problems should not occur in well-lit scenes during the day, but when we zoom in on the photos, the visible photos have more severe noise and smear.

In order to verify the prevalence of this problem, we have taken a few additional samples from different scenes, most of which have visible noise and smear marks in the photos, in addition to the obvious problems of daytime sample noise and smear of Lenovo Z5 Pro.

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However, in the case of particularly well-lit scenes, the analytic power of the sample taken by Lenovo Z5 Pro will be at a relatively normal level.

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In the case of night rackets, Lenovo Z5 Pro's camera has a good brightness performance and white balance performance, but in the dark light scene and complex light scene, its picture purity, detail analysis force and tolerance will face problems.

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For example, this sample, even if it is not magnified, the noise in the photo is visible to the naked eye.

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After zooming it in, the noise on the building wall is more clearly visible;

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We move our eyes to the dark area in the upper-left corner, where the foliage of the trees is basically pasted into a piece, and its noise is more serious than the building wall, and the traces of the smear are very obvious.

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Looking at this sample, on the whole, Lenovo Z5 Pro gives priority to ensuring the overall brightness of the photo when taking this photo, but because of the lack of dynamic range of the camera, the distant glowing building has obvious overexposed phenomenon, the sky part also does not look clean enough.

Although Lenovo Z5 Pro faces the problems we mentioned above in dark light scenes and complex light scenarios, in a night scene where light is particularly plentiful, although the photos taken by Lenovo Z5 Pro still face noise and smear problems, the overall perception is admirable.

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Overall, Lenovo Z5 Pro's camera performance is at a moderate level, and for social sharing, the photos taken by Lenovo Z5 Pro are still enough to meet demand.

Charging and renewal

Lenovo Z5 Pro carries a battery with a capacity of 3350 mah, with the output parameters of the charger attached to the package being 5v/3.0a, 9v/2.0a, or 12v1.5a. In the 0%~100% charging speed test, Lenovo Z5 Pro, which uses the original charger and the data cable to charge, scored 1 hours and 50 minutes. Given its battery capacity, this charging speed is more general.

In terms of performance, in the 3-hour Standard Life test, we did the following on an Lenovo Z5 pro with an initial charge of 100%, and the amount of power consumed for each operation is as follows:

  • Look at the Web page 15 minutes, power consumption 3%;
  • Brush Weibo 15 minutes, power consumption 2%;
  • Call 15 minutes, power consumption 2%;
  • Listen to music for 20 minutes, power consumption 1%;
  • Watch the video for 45 minutes, power consumption 7%;
  • Play the game for 30 minutes, power consumption 10%;
  • 20 minutes with WeChat, 3% power consumption;
  • See it home for 20 minutes, power consumption 4%.

At the end of the Standard Life test, the remaining charge of this Lenovo Z5 Pro in our hands is 68%, which is close to excellent, and there should be no problem in meeting most users ' electricity throughout the day.

Summarize

Overall, Lenovo Z5 Pro is a mobile phone with many bright spots on its body. Its three-sided, narrow-border design +95.06% of the screen share, screen fingerprints and NFC, as well as its very good quality Samsung Super AMOLED screen, these are the elements we usually can see on the flagship phone. With the addition of these elements above, coupled with its Qualcomm Dragon 710+6GB running memory configuration and the price of 1998 Yuan, Lenovo Z5 Pro is undoubtedly a very suitable price/performance choice. As long as there is a subsequent upgrade, Lenovo Z5 Pro's performance optimization problem with Zui 10 is solved, which is one of the most worth buying phones at this price of 2000.

Frankly speaking, the usual way does not need to rely on the competition to highlight the excellent Lenovo Z5 Pro, so it may let some people resent, Lenovo should be a little more confident, because in terms of the product itself, Lenovo Z5 Pro is actually very strong and its competition, Lenovo to believe that the user's eyes are bright enough, the user's choice can already explain everything.

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