The Lenovo K920 makes your phone look puny

June 13, 2014

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    Unless you sport something like the Xperia Z Ultra or the Ascend Mate2 (which just launched in the US for $299), there’s a good chance your current phone will look entirely inadequate when put aside Lenovo’s newest beast, the K920.

    Also known as the Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro, the K920 is a 6-inch hunk of metal with a gorgeous Quad HD screen and a 4,000-mAh battery. If that’s not impressive enough for your elevated tastes, you also get a Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, a 16MP rear camera with optical image stabilization and dual-tone flash, and a 5MP front camera.

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    Everything is wrapped in what looks like brushed aluminum, giving the device a stark industrial appearance that contrasts with the exuberance of that 2560 x 1440 screen and Lenovo’s colorful Android 4.4 KitKat implementation.

    Here’s a Chinese language hands-on video of the device, courtesy of Engadget China.

    The K920 will likely hit the market as the Vibe Z2 Pro, but for now, we don’t have any details on its price or availability outside of China. The phone was spotted yesterday at the Mobile Asia Expo in Shanghai, but Lenovo is yet to officially announce it. Nonetheless, this is a device that we’d love to take for a spin, for that gorgeous screen and imposing build, if nothing else.

    Supersized devices such as the K920 are definitely a niche category, but one that is expanding continuously, especially in Asia, where smartphones are the primary computing devices of many users. While Lenovo is mostly active in Asia, the company is harboring global ambitions, meaning that we may see exotic devices like the K920 make their way to Western shores in the following years.

    Comments

    • Jayfeather787

      Makes my phone look puny, and gives my tablet insecurity.
      Lenovo you monster! What have you done!!!!!
      Jk, looks beast. Wonder what the price will be.

      • rock

        $480.

        • Matevz

          That’s damn accurate value. Where did you pull this number from?
          U sure? I am really interested in this one..

    • Keith Ho

      Is that a 6″ phone in your pocket? Yes, of course.

    • 2828

      Moto G makes my phone look puny.

      • Jayfeather787

        Then time for a new phone.

      • AbbyZFresh

        Your next Moto G will look like that K920 by next year once the deal is complete. With no update.

    • Luke Nesh

      i have the lenovo s650 flashed to kitkat(chinese ver.) and i must say…it leaves my friends samsung s3 way behind…its a bloody smoot and amazing phone and cost half of what the s4 does…lenovo is shaking the market

    • Ray Quest

      does it have Micro SD SLOT ?

    • Ray Quest

      AND Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery ? SO NOT THAT OP if removable then would be op

    • V-Phuc

      Bigger is NOT always better ( no pun intended). Owning a SGN3, I can say that anything between 5.5 and 5.7 inch seems to be optimal as “big” screen for smartphone. Anything bigger poses more problems in term of handling, putting in the pocket, etc. So in the end, the minuses overshadow the pluses. I hope the SGN4 just stays the same size, and increases its display resolution.

      • MasterMuffin

        That’s in your personal case only. I too hope that Note 4 will be 5.7″ with smaller bezels and sharper screen though

        • V-Phuc

          LOL. Well, my SGN3 digs enough in my behind when I put it in my rear pocket, especially when I sit down! =) I can’t imagine how a bigger smartphone would NOT do the same. It just makes it even worse!. And unless you have Mike Jordan’s hands, a 6-inch or plus screen is just damn too big to be useful. Don’t we have tablets if we really want to have more screen estate BTW? Nevertheless, I respect everyone’s preferences. Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.

          • MasterMuffin

            I don’t ever use rear pockets :) I couldn’t live with a phablet, but my father can. He always has a jacket with an inside breast pocket that could fit a tablet and he has big thumbs and bad eyesight, so he’s not comfortable with anything less than 6 inches!

          • swtrainer

            So, don’t think of a large phone as a phone…think of it as a tablet that has the extra capability of being able to make telephone calls. Wait to they come out with 7 and 8 inch tablets that can make calls – they will sell.

            • V-Phuc

              LOL. That’s OK. I stick with my SGN3.

      • K2

        The note is a phablet not a phone. Most people see it and use it as a phablet. And for phablets those sizes are small.

    • satsmine2k4

      wow, just make it us lte band compatible and i will buy one…

    • Qwerty

      Better title: The ugly-backed Lenovo K920 makes your phone look great.

      With an overkill 16mp sensor to boot!

      (illusion: http://goo.gl/qaEZ45)

    • Tyrone_83

      That makes the Samsung Mega look small..damn!

      • K2

        Wasnt that 6.3?

        • Tyrone_83

          the mega is .3 more but from the video it seemed bigger.

    • Captain Spaulding
    • Corbin Crutch

      I personally LOVE large phones. I have a blue-tooth and just want the screen estate. Not to mention those specs though!!! Lemme at it!

      • swtrainer

        Corbin, couldn’t agree more. People who talk about how silly it would look up to your ear…my Galaxy Note 3 is NEVER up to my ear. I always use a Bluetooth headset and size is never an issue dealing with a call. Size is an issue dealing with email, text messaging and Web and the larger size is a plus – not a minus!

        • Corbin Crutch

          Exactly! I’m always on the go and wanting to be able to do things without having to squint or mush my fingers to get things done. I like being able to do what I want with my larger hands and fingers.

        • Diego Jiménez

          Totally agree

        • K2

          True. Thats why i am hoping the next note comes in a 6inch size. Repeating the size was the mistake samsung did with the GS5. I hope it doesnt do the same with the next note.

          6 inch although too large for a phone, is the perfect size for a phablet (and people use bluetooth headets for calls in tablets, most of the people). So 6 will be very good for the next note.

          • K2

            I meant to say people use bluetooth headets for calls in phablets and tablets more often than holding them to them to the ear.

            • K2

              So 6 wont be an issue as much as we think it will be. People thought the 5.7 size will be an issue too, before it came out. But it dint turn out that way.

    • KillEmAllx

      Dat UI tho…

    • apfwebs

      So often over years I’ve seen such cool toys announced first for China (even *only* China) and it makes me very jealous… Yes, childish of me, but there it is.

    • swtrainer

      Sorry, but holding a phone up in hand (when we don’t know if its a large hand or a small hand) tells me nothing! You write an article with a title that says, “…makes your phone look puny.” Then, by gosh, put it up next to my phone…or at least another popular phone that is of a size that everybody knows. Then, readers can understand exactly what they’re looking at. To the author: Bogdan, this is not rocket science…think about what you’re putting out!

    • Adude

      Horrendous icons

    • Kelly

      Not making my G Flex look too puny ;)

      • indio7777

        your LG Flex makes itself look puny…laggy, horrible screen. No thanks. :)

    • Leonardo Rojas

      I’m still waiting to get the K900. No matter what. I gotta have it *-*

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