Lenovo's best smartphones


The history of the company began in 1984. During its existence, the brand has come a long way, gradually taking its place under the sun. In many countries, the Chinese manufacturer has become famous for computer equipment, but the scope of the brand's interests is quite wide, including smartphones.

In 2014, Lenovo bought out the American brand Motorola, after which the history of smartphones takes a new turn. At first new devices come out from both companies, then the main production is given to Motorola, leaving under its own name only the Lenovo Legion gaming division.

Later, the Chinese brand returns to conventional smartphones, but they come out mainly for the domestic market. To find a Lenovo phone today is not easy, but they are interesting and often inexpensive devices, which attracts attention to them. Below we'll tell you about the models that you can still buy in Russia or on Aliexpress.

Lenovo K13 Note

  • Display: 6.5 inches, HD+
  • Processor: Snapdragon 460
  • Operative memory: 4GB
  • Internal memory: 128GB
  • Main camera: 48+8+2+2MP
  • Front camera: 8 MP
  • Battery capacity: 5000 mAh
  • OS: Android 11

Price: from 13,190 rubles

Lenovo K13 Note - this is the rare case where the device was released not only in China, but also in Russia. The device belongs to the inexpensive, and for its cost is quite an interesting gadget.

The back cover it has a wavy pattern and texture, which improves the grip. There are two colors to choose from - gray and pearlescent. The second option looks cute and feminine, the first will suit the guys.

The smartphone runs on Snapdragon 460. The chipset is simple, but it is enough to run simple games. The memory is represented by a combination of 4/128 GB, which for this price tag is quite good.

Pleases in the novelty camera, the main lens of which at 48 MP does a good job shooting in the dark and light times of day. A pleasant impression leaves and frontal. In general, for its segment this model demonstrates excellent photos, so those who need an affordable smartphone with a good camera should take a closer look at Lenovo K13 Note.

Among other things, the model pleases the presence of NFC, clean Android, excellent battery life, which provides a capacity of 5000 mAh.

The disadvantages of the smartphone are the low resolution of the display, however, for this price segment this is a common phenomenon, and also for charging uses the old microUSB connector and a weak 10W power supply, so the process of replenishing the full capacity is slow.


Lenovo K12

  • Display: 6.5 inch, HD+
  • Processor: Snapdragon 460
  • Recorder memory: 4GB
  • Internal memory: 64GB
  • Main camera: 48+2MP
  • Front camera: 8MP
  • Battery capacity: 5000mAh
  • OS: Android 10

Price: from 14,000 rubles

In December 2020, Lenovo introduced two more low-cost new products - K12 and K12 Pro.

The younger version received a plastic body in gray or blue, a large display with a diagonal of 6.5 inches, HD+ resolution and a cutout for the front in the form of a drop.

The device is not equipped with the most powerful chipset, but for everyday use without running games it is enough. The memory capacity is decent for this price, you can expand with microSD, but you will have to sacrifice a second sim. The main camera consists of two sensors, with the main one at 48 MP, which is quite good.

Besides that, the smartphone attracts attention with a large battery and a fairly fresh OS. The downsides include an aged microUSB, the lack of NFC and fast charging, but considering the price, the pros override the cons.


Lenovo K12 Pro

  • Display: 6.8 inches, HD+
  • Processor: Snapdragon 662
  • Operative memory: 4GB
  • Internal memory: 64GB
  • Main camera: 64+2+2MP
  • Front camera: 16 MP
  • Battery capacity: 6000 mAh
  • OS: Android 10

Price: from 18,900 rubles

The older version of the previous model with the prefix Pro in the name turned out a very interesting device for its low price.

It has a large display with a hole in the corner for a decent 16 megapixel camera. This is overshadowed by the low resolution but you have to economize on something. The body is plastic with a gradient shade, available in purple or green. It has a water repellent coating. The main camera consists of three sensors - 64 MP with two 2 MP modules each. The device is protected by a fingerprint sensor.

The performance looks nice. The chipset is not the most powerful, but for a phone under 20 thousand rubles it is quite good. It is helped by 4/64GB of memory. The tray is combined, so you will have to decide what you need more - two sims or additional memory.

Among the nice bonuses are Wi-Fi ac, NFC, fast charging 20W, as well as a large battery that can provide battery life for a couple of days of gadget use.


Lenovo Legion Pro 5G

  • Display: 6.65 inches, 3120* 1440
  • Processor: Snapdragon 865+
  • Reservative memory: 8/12/16GB
  • Internal memory: 128/256/512GB
  • Full camera: 64+16MP
  • Front camera: 20MP
  • Battery capacity: 5000mAh
  • OS: Android 10

Price: from 78,800 rubles

Legion Pro 5G is a Lenovo gaming smartphone. It was introduced in summer 2020 and was the most powerful device on the market at the time of release. In 2022, it still continues to be a very serious in terms of performance, enough to run any modern games.

The model is based on an overclocked Snapdragon 865+ chipset, capable of clocking at 3.1GHz. No less impressive looks memory. Even the junior 8/128GB version is quite enough for any task. All this is complemented by an improved cooling system, controlled by 14 sensors to control heat.

Power the device battery 5000 mAh, it is divided into two batteries at 2500 mAh, located in different parts of the device. According to the manufacturer, this is needed for more efficient distribution of heat and cooling. This smartphone is charged using 90W fast charging. By the way, it has two USB-C connectors - on the side and on the bottom.

Pleases the phone with a cool AMOLED screen with a refresh rate of 144 Hz and HDR10 support. The main camera consists of two sensors - 64+16 MP. They are pretty standard and do not grab stars from the sky, but are located closer to the center of the device, which looks unusual. Another original solution was the front panel. It is retractable, which in itself is not new, but its location on the side edge is a new approach. Lenovo explained this by the fact that the gaming device is mostly used in horizontal orientation, so this position of the camera is more convenient and logical. For example, you can play and stream.

In addition to all the above, the phone has powerful stereo speakers, there is support for 5G and Wi-Fi 6. The model is available in red and blue color and the top-of-the-line memory version is additionally released with a translucent case.


Lenovo Legion Y90

  • Display: 6.92 inches, FHD+
  • Processor: Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
  • Operative memory: 12/16/18GB
  • Internal memory: 256/640GB
  • Main camera: 64+13MP
  • Front camera: 16MP
  • Battery capacity: 5600mAh
  • OS: Android 12

Price: from 81,000 rubles

The company's new gaming smartphone was introduced in January 2022, currently it can only be bought in China.

This device has traditionally received an original design. The back cover has RGB backlighting, vents and atypical location of the camera. It's positioned in the center of the back panel so that it's most convenient to use in landscape orientation of the smartphone.

It also features powerful stereo speakers, a huge 3520mm² evaporation chamber, two fans for cooling and linear vibration motors for improved tactile response.

Power is provided by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor, which together with LPDDR5 RAM with up to 18GB will run any game for several more years. Permanent storage in the younger version is 256GB of UFS 3.1 type, the top configuration uses 512GB of UFS 3.1 memory together with a 128GB SSD drive. These are combined into a RAID 0 system, which provides tear-free access to /files.

Images are displayed on a large FHD+ screen with HDR10+ support, 144Hz refresh rate and 720Hz sampling rate, providing lightning-fast response to user actions. Additionally, this smartphone features side buttons for better control in gaming.

Autonomy of the model is represented by a 5600 mAh battery, fast charging 68W will replenish the capacity by 100% in just 38 minutes.

The device is quite good with the camera. There are two 64 and 13MP lenses on the back, and a 16MP module on the rear.

A complete set of modern wireless modules including NFC, 5G, Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2 complete the picture.


Lenovo Z5 Pro GT

  • Display: 6.39 inch, Full HD+
  • Processor: Snapdragon 855
  • Operative memory: 8/12GB
  • Internal memory: 128/512GB
  • Main camera: 24 and 16 MP
  • Front camera: 16 and 8 MP
  • Battery capacity : 3350 mAh
  • OS : Android 8.1 Oreo

Price: from 75,000 rubles

Lenovo Z5 Pro GT is a rather older device, whose performance is still quite high today. The phone is equipped with a powerful Snapdragon 855 chipset and has a high-quality FHD+ screen with a diagonal of 6.39 inches.

What makes this smartphone stand out is the design. It features a retractable camera - which means that the selfie cameras are hidden from view when not in use, but appear on top when you want to take a picture. This design ensures a high screen-to-body ratio, as the device has no notch and thick bezels.

The model was announced in December 2018 and comes with Android 8.1 Oreo, but it can be upgraded to Android Pie. There's a fingerprint scanner (built into the display) and up to 512GB of internal storage, but wireless charging, a headphone jack and water resistance are missing.



The Lenovo catalog has quite expensive devices, but it's hard to call them full flagships. Obviously, the Chinese manufacturer left the premium segment to more "sophisticated fighters" and focused on conquering the mid-price and budget segments. Although even here, a company with such a high-profile name and vast experience in innovation has little chance of success, as competitors often offer more interesting devices for less or similar money.

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