Lenovo Z6 Pro review

GSMArena team, 23 Aug 2019.

Design

The Lenovo Z6 Pro is a trendy glass-sandwich smartphone with gradient paintjob, and you've seen many like it. But while the Z6 Pro may look like a flagship it lacks ingress protection and Gorilla Glass-type shielding. With those in mind, let's see what this phone is made of.

Lenovo Z6 Pro review

The Z6 Pro is built around a 6.39" Super AMOLED screen of 1080p resolution with a droplet-shaped notch. We've seen this particular panel on quite a few devices already, so we know we are in for a treat.

Lenovo Z6 Pro review

The bezels aren't spectacularly thin. You can see the top and side black strips are thin alright, but there is a chunkier chin at the bottom.

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Lenovo hasn't mention anything about the screen glass maker, so we can only assume it's not a Gorilla Glass or similar. The maker has packed the Z6 Pro with a proprietary screen protector though, and that's appreciated. And while we say Lenovo, we just want to mention that the box says the Z6 Pro was made by Motorola for Lenovo. Which is kind of the same thing, but still.

Lenovo Z6 Pro review

The front is pretty flat and besides the screen and its notch, there is nothing else visible. The 32MP is within the said cutout, while above it is the almost invisible earpiece grille. There is no notification LED on the Z6 Pro.

There is also one feature that's very easy to miss - the under-screen fingerprint scanner.It is of our favorite optical kind - almost as responsive and as fast as a conventional one. The sensor lights up the moment you pick up the phone or touch the screen, then scans your finger and unlocks the Z6 immediately.

Lenovo Z6 Pro review

The back of the Lenovo Z6 Pro is gorgeous. The unit we have comes in a color which is called Blue, but some Lenovo websites call it Green. Well, in real life, it's something in between. No matter how you call it, the result is stunning.

The glass is bent towards the edges, just the usual subtle curves but enough to make the Z6 Pro a whole lot sleeker. Once again there is no info whatsoever on the glass source so we'd guess it's not of any special kind either.

Lenovo Z6 Pro review

The camera arrangement is one of the most interesting bits of the Lenovo Z6 Pro. There are a total of five snappers on the back of the Z6 Pro, but only three are combined into a more prominent setup. It is humping just a tiny bit that's not enough to make the whole thing wobble annoyingly.

So, top to bottom are the 16MP ultrawide, the 48MP primary, and the 8MP tele shooters. Then outside of this setup, highlighted with a red halo, is the 2MP optically stabilized camera for low-light videos. It triggers automatically in suboptimal conditions and should capture some exceptional 1080p clips.

Lenovo Z6 Pro review

Right of all these snappers are a dual-LED flash and a tiny 3D ToF camera.

The Lenovo Z6 Pro has a curved metal frame that's painted in the same bluish/greenish color as the rear glass. Because of the frame's curviness though the Z6 Pro is a bit of a nightmare to hold securely, especially when shooting stills or videos. We'd suggest using the provided case unless you want to be constantly vigilant when handling it.

Lenovo Z6 Pro review

On the left side of this frame is the hybrid SIM/microSD card tray. On top is the audio jack (yay!), the left side has the volume and power keys, while the bottom houses the USB-C port and the speaker grille.

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The Lenovo Z6 Pro measures 157.5 x 74.6 x 8.7 mm and weighs 185g - that's the same size and weight as the Xiaomi Mi 9T's.

The Lenovo Z6 Pro has the looks to win you but it's definitely a challenge to handle. The good news is that while fingerprints do stick, those are tough to spot because of the chosen gradient hue. We'd advice for using the case and screen protector provided in the box.

In fact, the handling is quite alright and we can definitely live with the slippery finish as it's a small price to pay for all these features you're getting at a sub500-euro price point.

Reader comments

  • Anonymous

I've had mine for a couple of years now and, surprisingly, have no special impulse to upgrade to a newer phone yet. I see posts here that Lenovo doesn't provide phone updates but I have the Chine/English language ZUI OS version of the phone...

  • Anonymous

I should have bought this phone back when it was £250 Global apselute stel now im sporting a xiaumi mi 10 lite with a slightly higher price and worse specs :( now it actually costs £500 :/

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