Lenovo Vibe X3 Launched: New Flagship Killer at $390 ?

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2015 has been the year of flagship smartphones on a cheaper price tag. At first, One Plus did it with the launch of One Plus Two ($380), then Motorola introduced MotoX Style for $399, and today Lenovo has launched Vibe X3 for $390. All these phones offer excellent hardware specs and is a bang for your buck.

SPECS COMPARISON: One Plus Two Vs MotoX Style Vs Lenovo Vibe X3 

One Plus Two Moto X Style Lenovo Vibe X3
5.5-inch FullHD IPS; Gorilla Glass 4 5.7-inch QuadHD IPS; Gorilla Glass 3 5.5-inch FullHD IPS; Gorilla Glass 3
Snapdragon 810 Octacore Snapdragon 808 Hexacore Snapdragon 808 Hexacore
16/64GB ROM/ 4GB RAM;
No microSD card slot
16/32/64GB ROM/ 3GB RAM;
microSD upto 128GB
32/64GB ROM/3GB RAM;
microSD upto 128GB
13MP/5MP camera
Sony IMX 234 Sensor
21MP/5MP camera
Sony IMX 230 Sensor
21/8MP camera
Sony IMX 230 Sensor
Fingerprint sensor (on the Front) No Fingerprint sensor Fingerprint sensor (on the back)
USB type C; No support for fast charging microUSB; Qualcomm quick charge 2.0 microUSB; Qualcomm quick charge 2.0
3300mAh battery 3000mAh battery 3600mAh battery
Single speaker on the bottom Dual front firing speaker Dual front firing speaker (Dolby Atmos)

As you can see from the comparison table, the Lenovo Vibe X3 goes toe to toe with One Plus Two and the Moto X style. The phone comes with a 5.5-inch 1080P display and offers 3600 mAh battery with quick charge support, which is a way better combo than OnePlus’s 5.5-inch 1080P/3300mAh  with no fast charging and MotoX style’s 5.7-inch QuadHD/3000mAh.
lenovo_vibe_x3It also offers a fingerprint sensor which MotoX style is deprived of and sports a dual firing speaker on the front which the One Plus Two lacks. Also, the Vibe X3 offers better audio experience thanks to Hi-fi 3.0, with a dedicated ESS Sabre ES9018K2M or Wolfson8281 DAC, separate speaker amplifiers, three noise-canceling mics and front-facing stereo speakers.
Unlike the last year’s Vibe X2 which had a flat rectangular layered design with rounded edges, the Vibe X3 opts for a curvier and more palm friendly ergonomics. The Lenovo X3 is already up for order in China and the base 32GB version is priced at $390 while the 64GB version will cost $470.

So, what do you think of Lenovo Vibe X3? Which phone would you choose if you have a budget of $400? Leave your opinion in the comments below: