Which smartphone has 12 GB of RAM

Lenovo Z5 Pro GT: Fastest smartphone with 12 GB of RAM

The model name Z5 Pro GT reads more like the name of a graphics card than that of a smartphone. Electronics manufacturer Lenovo has introduced the world's first smartphone with Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 855 processor. During the official presentation of the Chinese company, the iPhone XS Max was also used as a comparison device for benchmark values. The Lenovo monster not only manages to beat the Californian iOS smartphone in the benchmark test, but also outperforms the Huawei Mate 20, the fastest Android smartphone to date. Among other things, the gigantic 12 GB of RAM may be involved, with which the Z5 Pro GT even surpasses the McLaren edition of OnePlus with 10 GB of RAM.

Rimless with slider

The Lenovo Z5 Pro GT has a slider mechanism.
Image source: www.fonearena.com, screenshot: teltarif.de The images of the Lenovo Z5 Pro GT speak a clear language: the display edge is (almost) no longer an issue. A border is still visible in the lower area, but in the upper area the visible gap to the frame is becoming increasingly narrow. The missing display notch is slowly but surely taking the wind out of the sails of the 2018 trend. A selfie camera does not have to be missing in favor of a full-view display. Lenovo simply integrates the front module in the form of a slider. Unlike the Vivo Nex, for example, the camera is not pulled out as a small visible element, but a part of the back that is just as wide as the display. Honor also uses a comparable slider mechanism in the Magic 2

The dimensions are not so important when it comes to implementing the technology: At 155.12 mm x 73.04 mm x 9.3 mm, it can be said that the Lenovo Z5 Pro GT still looks quite slim. The stated weight of 210 grams is noticeably different and is therefore even two grams heavier than the iPhone XS Max, which we noted as negative in our test procedure for the Apple device.

Optical impressions of the Lenovo Z5 Pro GT can be seen in the following video on the YouTube channel "Everything in one":

The 6.39-inch Super AMOLED display with an aspect ratio of 19.5: 9 has a resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels in Full HD +. The display technology comes from Samsung. The screen-to-body ratio is 95.06 percent.

Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 855 combines eight cores in the 7 nm process (1 x 2.84 GHz Kryo 485, 3 x 2.42 GHz Kryo 485, 4 x 1.80 GHz Kryo 485). The Lenovo smartphone will be available in different memory versions: 6 GB RAM / 128 GB internal memory, 8 GB / 128 GB, 8 GB / 256 GB and 12 GB / 512 GB.

The selfie camera revealed by the slider consists of two modules: 16 megapixels with f / 2.2 aperture and 8 megapixel camera with the option of unlocking using face recognition. The main camera on the back consists of a vertically arranged system that also consists of two modules. A Sony IMX519 sensor with 16 megapixels and a Sony IMX576 sensor with 24 megapixels are installed here.

There is no optical fingerprint sensor on the back of the case. Lenovo uses a fingerprint sensor under the display. Essential connection options such as WLAN-ac in the frequencies 2.4 and 5 GHz, Bluetooth 5.0, LTE and NFC for contactless payment processes are supported. What other than USB Type-C would have surprised us. The battery has a capacity of 3350 mAh, fast charging is supported.

Prices and availability

The prices of the different versions are lower than expected.
Image source. Weibo, screenshot: teltarif.de The rimless cell phone was initially announced for the Chinese market and can be ordered there from January 15th. It should be available from January 24th. The prices for the Lenovo Z5 Pro GT are interesting. They are not as high as one might expect given the meaningful technical details. The version with 6 GB / 128 GB costs 2698 yuan (approx. 342 euros), the version with 8 GB / 128 GB costs 2998 yuan (approx. 380 euros), the model with 8 GB / 256 GB costs 3398 yuan (approx. 431 euros) and the version with the high-end capacity 12 GB / 512 GB costs 4398 yuan (approx. 558 euros).

The presentation photos show the GT phone with a black back and red accents on the display frame and around the main camera. There is still no information about other color variants.

According to reports from the online portal fonearena, Lenovo has already announced that it intends to launch the first 5G smartphone with a Snapdragon 855 processor. Since the Lenovo Z5 Pro GT does not support the 5G cellular frequency, a 5G version is expected at a later date.

Telefónica and Nokia are jointly testing the future 5G mobile communications standard in Berlin. Details can be found in another message.