Lenovo ThinkPhone - Worthy of the big name?
Lenovo's ThinkPads are considered reliable, but also very innovative. The first smartphone in the series, the Lenovo ThinkPhone, should also embody these values. It is a high-end phone that costs around US$1000, but comes with an outdated SoC and therefore has to do without features such as WiFi 7 or UFS 4.0 storage.
But sometimes proven technology and reliability is better than constantly chasing the latest trends. And so the Lenovo ThinkPhone was able to perform well in our detailed review with a lot of power, a large battery, long runtimes, a color-accurate and very bright screen, and decent camera equipment.
What makes the smartphone special is its exterior, which is made of aramid fibers and aluminum and looks extraordinary and modest at the same time. The classic ThinkPad logo has also been specially adapted for the ThinkPhone and embossed on the back.
The ThinkPhone's weak points include the somewhat slow WLAN, which still delivers very fast transfer rates, but cannot keep up with other top smartphones. Motorola may be able to improve this a little with a software update.
We also don't like the speakers and the earphones so much: voices always sound a bit muffled and unclean, and we regularly experience short drop-outs when making calls. And the heating of the smartphone under load is also very high.
On the other hand, the good software, which enables connection of the phone to a PC, whether for data exchange, webcam use or using streamed apps, add to the ThinkPhone's appeal. This is further bolstered by IP certification, making the smartphone dust- and waterproof, and nice details such as the freely assignable button in the classic TrackPoint red color.
Lenovo has also set up a special security program for business customers and allows for multiple devices to be controlled via central software.
If you are interested in the Lenovo ThinkPhone by Motorola, take a look at our detailed review for more in-depth information, charts and benchmark results.