Lenovo Vibe Shot, the latest device from the Chinese multinational company, was announced earlier this year in the month of March, got released later in June. It comes with a metallic frame giving a premier look and features a 5 inch IPS LCD screen. Lenovo Vibe Shot also known as Lenovo Vibe Max is powered by a quad-core processor, coupled with 3 GB of RAM and Adreno 405 GPU. Let us check the tips and tricks of this device, just in case if you are planning to buy this camera-centric device.
Since the back panel of the device is sealed, the SIM is to be inserted into the slot provided on the left. We need to insert the ejector pin in the slot provided, and a tray pops out, where you need to insert the SIM and push it back to its position.
The Lenovo Vibe Shot supports two Micro SIM’s cards with dual standby. Everyone are planning for dual SIM cards phone’s as it will be easier to carry one device, where they can use two different SIM.
Like on many other devices, to take a screenshot we need to press the power/lock button and the volume down button simultaneously for a couple of seconds. This screen shot can be viewed from the gallery directly.
The device comes with the sensors like Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity and Ambient light sensor. These sensors can be seen in most of the smartphones. These sensors will be running automatically when required.
The Lenovo Vibe Shot comes with 32 GB of internal storage, out of which 25 GB is user available. There is also an SD card provision on the phone to extend the memory up to 128 GB. This enables the users to save all the important data on the phone itself, without having to open the system each and every time.
To turn on the battery saver on the device, head to the Settings area and tap on Power management option where, we can find the Battery Saver that can be switched off or on. This feature is very much useful to save the un-necessary battery consumption when you are travelling.
Yes, the device comes with LED notification light. To enable this feature, we need to go to the settings and tap on Sounds and notifications and then turn on the LED notification. Now we can see a blinking light whenever there is notification or alert.
Yes, the device supports OGT drive. We have tried the 16 GB OTG drive and transferred the files easily from the drive to the phone or vice versa, via File Manager application. OGT drive is a must in all the devices as it saves lot of time.
We can schedule the device to power on and power off automatically by going to settings of the device and tapping on the Schedule power on & off option. By this, the device can be automatically switched off and switched on from the time intervals.
With Magnification gesture, we can zoom an image by triple tapping on the screen. This feature can be activated by going into the settings and selecting Display. From the option display, we can activate the Magnification gesture.
The Lenovo Vibe Shot comes with a 16 MP OIS camera but sadly is only able to capture 1080p videos at 30fps. Since it is a camera-centric device, many might have expected it to record 4k videos.
After running the following benchmarking tools, we got the respective scores.
Antutu benchmark score: 36790
Vellamo Multicore score: 1669
Vellamo Metal score: 1266
Chrome Browser Score: 2073
Geekbench Single-core score: 724
Geekbench Multi-core score: 2548
Quadrant Standard score: 24693
To check the updates of the device, go to settings and click on About phone option, where you can find the System updates, wherein you can check if there are any updates available.
There are two ways to change the wallpaper on Lenovo Vibe Shot
Method 1: Swipe from bottom to top where you can find the option wallpapers. By tapping on the same option, we can change the wallpaper of the device easily.
Method 2: From settings, go to display, where we can see the Wallpaper option. By clicking on it, the wallpapers of the device can be changed.
To switch from auto to pro mode in Lenovo Vibe shot, there is a provision on the right of the device, just above the camera shutter button. From this toggle button, we can switch from Smart to Pro and vice versa.
The SAR value of Lenovo Vibe Shot at the head is 0.7 W/kg and at the body is 1.0 W/kg. The SAR level must be less than or equal to 1.6 watts per KG.
Yes, the device supports 4G LTE connectivity along with GSM and HSPA for faster connectivity via mobile data. Smartphone users need faster browsing speeds to save time and LTE connectivity helps it.
The device runs latest Android 5.1.1 operating system out of the box with Lenovo’s own customized Vibe UI on top, giving the device almost stock Android experience.
Like any other device, Lenovo Vibe Shot can be reset by selecting the option Backup & reset from settings. Here we can find the last option as Factory data reset, which needs to be tapped to reset the device. Before you reset the device, make sure the battery is more than 50%, and all the important data is backed up.
By swiping from bottom to top, we can find few options along with screen manager. By selecting this option, we can manage the screen. This makes the usage of the phone easier.
To activate High Sensitivity Touch on Lenovo Vibe Shot, go to Settings> Display and check the High Sensitivity Touch. Now you are ready to use the device with gloves also.
Font size can be changed from the Display option that is available in the setting. In the display, we have to tap on Font size, and it can be set accordingly for the users convenience.
To cast screen on Lenovo Vibe Shot, go to Settings> Display and select the option Cast screen, by toggling the option we can switch it on or off.
To mirror Notifications, Go to settings and tap on the option Accessibility. From here we can see the option AirDroid Notification Mirror service that can be turned on and off.
Lenovo Vibe Shot gives you plenty of options to take a photo. It gives the options like Aspect ratio, Photo Resolution, Photo quality, Snap mode, White balance, ISO, Metering method, Triaxial leveling, Guidelines and Smart composition.
To record a video on Lenovo Vibe shot, we need to turn on the video mode that is available only in auto mode. This auto mode should be turned on by the toggle button that is available above the dedicated camera button.
The smart mode can be activated only when the auto mode is turned on. This mode automatically detects the light and sets itself to the smart mode or low light mode.
You have juggled with all the camera options for the device and not able to get back the initial settings of the device? Don’t worry, Lenovo has included an option called Reset in camera, wherein you can reset all the camera settings. Open the camera and touch the settings icon to see the Reset option.
The model number of the device as mention in the phone is Lenovo Z90a40. This can be seen from the settings of the device and tap on the option About phone. Here, click device information and you can see the model number of the device.
Lenovo has not given any official word on the Marshmallow update but we can expect the update very soon as the device supports the update considering its high end specifications. All the users will love to use the latest operating system and stay updated.
These are the Tips and Tricks of Lenovo Vibe Shot and we will be getting back to you with other Tips. If you have any queries about this device make sure you drop a comment, and we will be getting back to you.