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As greed with the administrator O_G (in this post) I re-open a thread about the Lenovo Z5 Pro, awaiting to open a Dedicated forum about this epic phone!

- A thread where you'll find all the necesary info on this phone.
- A thread where you'll can ask everything about the new Lenovo Z5 Pro.

Telegram Group: https://t.me/LenovoZ5Pro

Specs:
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Video about Lenovo Z5 Pro

First Impression Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYyeamNA4d0


Lenovo Z5 Pro - Review by Pandaily:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UaFeAfZD670


Lenovo Z5 Pro vs Nokia X7 (7.1 Plus)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4VtQBm6mR0


Mi MIX 3 vs Lenovo Z5 Pro Comparison
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQrLm1wpB54

Mi MiX 3 VS Lenovo Z5pro VS Honor Magic 2 Teardown
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zjcNJMMcz4

UnBoxing Lenovo Z5 Pro - Italian
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pB2Sd9qCh18

Hands on and mini review of Lenovo Z5 Pro - Italian
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4Bb5pb-r5Q

Full review of Lenovo Z5 Pro - Italian
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0eO0Y9o07tw

Review of Lenovo Z5 Pro - English
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKQDUpf06jQ
 
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--------------------------------> DISCLAIMER: <------------------------------------

Guide for pure educational purpose. If you are going to use it, you do it to *your risk and danger, I will not be held responsible if your phone will not work anymore.

Depending on the phone manufacturer, root and unlock the*bootloader could invalidate the warranty of the phone​


-------------------------------> PRE-REQUIREMENTS <---------------------------------

ADB means Android Debug Bridge, and it is software that you should always do have installed on your PC.

Pre-Requisite 1
Download RomDump from the Attachment
Once downloaded unzip it to your desktop and you will find a file called 'install'

Pre-Requisite 2
Make sure that you have the drivers for your phone installed on your PC.
If not, you can download and install them from here (or from attachment):
https://devsjournal.com/usb-drivers-for-all-android-devices.html

Pre-Requisite 3
You must also install: Minimal ADB & Fastboot, you can download the software
from here (or from attachment): https://devsjournal.com/download-minimal-adb-fastboot-tool.html
Scrolling through the page you will have 2 options: Download or Portable
(choose the one that you prefer)

Pre-Requisite 4
Make sure you have enabled 'USB Debugging' and OEM Unlocking on your device (read all tutorial before do it, because it will be wiped all data from the phone)
Settings -> Applications -> Developer Options
Settings -> Applications -> Development

PAY ATTENTION: If you do not see the Developer Options menu you need to do this:
Settings -> Device Info -> tap 6 or 7 times on the 'Build version' entry
A pop-up should appear, telling you 'now you are a developer'

Pre-Requisite 5
Copy the 'install' file (which you have on your desktop) and paste it into the folder installation of Minimal ADB & Fastboot
(usually C:\Program Files\Minimal ADB and Fastboot\)

In case of disaster you can download the original ROM here:
https://mirrors.lolinet.com/firmware/lenovo/l78031/

If the unlock of bootloader procedeure not work, you must ask to Lenovo a code for unlock it.
You can ask it here, choose Z2 Pro for the mobile and continue
http://developer.zuk.com/bootloader_2
 

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I We have the first full review in italian here

Full review of Lenovo Z5 Pro - Italian
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0eO0Y9o07tw

He says:
1) Superamoled is very good
2) Dolby atmos for playing video or spotify is good
3) Camera in day light is 6/7 but in the night is worst
4) For make work the light sensor you must always slide the phone
5) The audio during a call is a little bit metallic
6) Radio signal is good
7) For starting a call you must always slide
8) it have a little notification led near usb type C

I'm sure that if some developers take on their hand this phone will be a best buy.

I remember that in https://item.m.jd.com/product/35504...l=10&ss_mtest=app-search-none&key=lenovo z5手机 the 128gb version is at 290€
 
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abstract1972

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Hello,

I'm interested by the z5 pro but a friend of mine who's an average mobile-phone consumer warned me about Lenovo's build quality; they have a bad reputation. The reviewer in this video and the comments say the same about Lenovo's overall quality (I'm not allowed to post links so I just give the title and you can search for the video if you haven't seen it yet):

Lenovo Z5 Pro Review - What Were They Thinking!

It seems that is one of the main cons that pops up with poor ui (will custom rom save it?), poor photo quality, ... The reviewer concluded that this phone is not worth the money (he mentioned a better alternative but I couldn't understand which one he was about).

the fact that it has a notch-less amoled screen is the main advantage for the price but... maybe it would be better to just add the difference and get the Mi Mix 3.

Still thinking.
 

BadCluster

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Hello,

I'm interested by the z5 pro but a friend of mine who's an average mobile-phone consumer warned me about Lenovo's build quality; they have a bad reputation. The reviewer in this video and the comments say the same about Lenovo's overall quality (I'm not allowed to post links so I just give the title and you can search for the video if you haven't seen it yet):

Lenovo Z5 Pro Review - What Were They Thinking!

It seems that is one of the main cons that pops up with poor ui (will custom rom save it?), poor photo quality, ... The reviewer concluded that this phone is not worth the money (he mentioned a better alternative but I couldn't understand which one he was about).

the fact that it has a notch-less amoled screen is the main advantage for the price but... maybe it would be better to just add the difference and get the Mi Mix 3.

Still thinking.
I saw the review and this is my think:
the hardware of lenovo z5 pro is excellent and the only problem is the optimization of lenovo software.

If in XDA some developers start to develops roms for this phone it will be an absolute best buy that can be like xiaomi mi mix3 and also honor magic 2.
 
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abstract1972

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Hello,

I do think that custom roms would definitely improve the z5 pro value. But it will also depend on lenovo support for the phone; Will they realease the required sources or not?

By the way do you know a website selling the phone? What is its actual price in China?

Thx!
 

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