Lenovo S5 Pro
Secondary Camera: 20 MPix Dual: 20MP (f/2.2, 1/2.8", 1.0µm) + 8MP
Reviews for the Lenovo S5 Pro
Lenovo S5 Pro has always emphasized the photo before the release. Now it seems that it is well-deserved. Whether it is the pre-shot “Idol-level self-timer” or the rear-mounted AI super-quality dual-camera, We believe it can capture the hearts of a large number of youngers.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/22/2018
Model: The Lenovo S5 Pro is a revamped version of its predecessor, the Lenovo S5. It is a mid-range smartphone with dual cameras on its front and back. Additional features of the dual cameras include optical zoom and support for artificial intelligence (AI) powered portrait shots for the rear cameras, which seems to be the trend for smartphones nowadays. The Lenovo S5 Pro is available in gold, black and blue color. More specifically, the dual front camera on the Lenovo S5 Pro is a 20-MP + 8-MP camera with f/2.2 dual apertures. The inclusion of an infrared-powered IR camera in the notch enables accurate face unlocking. It works well even in a dark environment. The front camera can capture enhanced selfie shots and stylized portrait shots. It is a 12-MP + 20-MP dual camera with f/1.8 aperture lens and f/2.6 aperture lens. The smartphone is quite slim at only 7.7 mm and it weighs at 170 grams. The Lenovo S5 Pro's metal unibody design has a premium feeling on the touch. Besides the camera, the rear of the smartphone also has a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, and loud 2-channel stereo speaker setup.
As for hardware specification, the Lenovo S5 Pro has Snapdragon 636 onboard. The SoC is coupled with 6 GB of RAM and it comes in storage choices of 64 GB and 128 GB. There is also a hybrid storage / dual SIM slot to expand storage by an additional 128 GB. As for the operating system, the Lenovo S5 Pro runs on Android Oreo version 8.1 and Lenovo’s ZUI 5.0 skin will go on top of the system. To game without having notifications to distract users, Lenovo has included a gaming mode on the phone. For display, the Lenovo S5 Pro features a large 6.1-inch Full HD+ display which has a screen resolution of 1,080 x 2,246 pixels. The bezels are very small and the aspect ratio is at 18.7:9. There is a notch on the top-center of the screen, which is the common design on recent smartphones to maximize screen size and houses the front camera. Besides that, the 3,500 mAh battery of the phone carries support for 18W fast charging. As a conclusion, the Lenovo S5 Pro is a mid-range smartphone offering an impressive camera and decent hardware specifications. It is not as high performing as the top range smartphones, but it is enough to satisfy most users who love taking photos on smartphones and run multiple apps without big issues.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa RajarathnamQualcomm Adreno 509: Integrated graphics card in the Snapdragon 636 SoC based on the Adreno 500 architecture. Most likely featuring a slightly higher core clock compared to the Adreno 508. Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
636: Mid-range octa-core SoC with eight Kryo 260 cpu cores at up to 1.8 GHz, an Adreno 509 GPU, a LPDDR4-2666 memory controller and a X12 LTE (Cat 13/12, 300 / 150 MBit) modem. Manufactured in the modern 14nm process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
Only a few smartphones have larger screens.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.
Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.
Lenovo: Lenovo ( "Le" as in the English word legend and "novo" (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. From 2004, the company has been the largest laptop manufacturer in China and got the fourth largest manufacturer worldwide after the acquisition of IBM's PC division in 2005. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company also produces monitors, projectors, servers, etc.
In 2011, Lenovo acquired the majority of Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Lenovo took over Motorola Mobility, which gave them a boost in the smartphone market.
From 2014 to 2016 Lenovo's market share in the global notebook market was 20-21%, ranking second behind HP. However, the distance decreased gradually. In the smartphone market, Lenovo did not belong to the Top 5 global manufacturers in 2016.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.