Over the past few years, Lenovo has been refining its smartphone strategy, with each generation offering an improved hardware and software experience over the last. The new Lenovo VIBE X2 Pro is the company’s hero mid-range smartphone, offering an impressive spec sheet in a unique design. The device is powered by a 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 clocked at 1.5GHz and paired with 2GB. It may not sound like much when the LG G Flex 2 is running the new Snapdragon 810, but the chip is blazing fast when compared to the Snapdragon 400 which is typically used to power mid-range handsets. Those who need performance for work or gaming shouldn’t have any issues using the Lenovo VIBE X2 Pro as their daily driver. Selfie lovers will also find the Lenovo VIBE X2 Pro quite appealing. The phone comes with matching 13 megapixel auto focus cameras on the front and back, allowing you to take those high resolution selfies that you’ve always wanted. It doesn’t have a duel-LED flash on the front like the HTC Desire Eye, but Lenovo’s Selfie Flash does pair up quite nicely with the phone.
Lenovo chose to make the VIBE X2 Pro a bit more flashy than the P90. The exterior of the phone is wrapped in aluminum which sports a three color, layered design along the edges and a solid color on the back. The device we played with had a red/white/blue finish, but Lenovo is also planning to release blue/white/pink along with a gold/white/gold versions. We’ve seen a lot of colored phones over the years, but we have to say that Lenovo’s design team has found a way to make the VIBE X2 Pro really stand out. The phone itself is pretty square with subtle curves along the edges so that it doesn’t dig too deep into your hand. Overall, the build quality and finish of the Lenovo VIBE X2 Pro feel solid and well worth the $500 that Lenovo will be asking for the device when it hits Asian markets in the coming months.