Lenovo Vibe S1 Lite is a $199 selfie phone with an octa-core processor

Extending the already popular Vibe S1 range of selfie phones is Lenovo with the new Vibe S1 Lite.

Much like its elder sibling, the Vibe S1 Lite is meant for people who indulge in taking portraits of themselves… i.e., selfies.

The Vibe S1 Lite actually looks like a decent buy with the specifications it has on offer. Let’s take a look.

The phone has a 5-inch 1920 x 1080p full HD display on top of what’s inside… which includes an octa-core processor (MediaTek MT6753), 2GB of RAM, 16GB of on-board storage and a 2700mAh battery.


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What makes the Vibe S1 Lite are its cameras — a 13 mega-pixel PDAF-enabled rear and an 8 mega-pixel front, both being assisted with LED flash. Furthermore, the presence of a hybrid slot in addition to a regular SIM slot makes the Vibe S1 Lite worthy of attention. What this means is that you can either use the phone as a dual SIM device or one with a single SIM and a microSD slot.

It’ll be available in White and Blue colours, both matte-finished, starting a few weeks later.

As for the price, it’s a $199 phone which does sound quite tempting for a phone from a company of Lenovo’s calibre.

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  1. jimberkas
    January 4, 2016

    yes, this seems like a decent buy at this price. i’ll be waiting for reviews. I’ve never like the Lenovo UI, however. The Vibe UI is considered a pretty heavy skin, so that 2 GB RAM may be an issue

    • Riccardo Benzoni
      January 4, 2016

      lenovo has a big fan base overseas, you’ll see an aosp pretty soon for it,

  2. balcobomber25
    January 4, 2016

    Looks nice and Lenovo usually does pretty well with the cameras thanks to having some of the best camera software in the industry. Not a bad budget option.

    • Muhammad Yasir
      January 4, 2016

      but i bet we’ll have much better phone available for the same (or even lesser?) price within the coming months ?

      • balcobomber25
        January 4, 2016

        There will always be better phones for a better price, that’s just the nature of the industry. For me I focus more on the brands these days than the specs/price. Specs are starting to even out across the board and even budget chips are becoming very good compared to the old days. For me there are a few brands I will buy before others right now it’s just three: Xiaomi, Gionee and Huawei.

        • Muhammad Yasir
          January 4, 2016


        • Joel Adames
          January 5, 2016

          I can attest to that on the Huawei and the Gionee part. 🙂 i have yet to meet Xiaomi device

  3. Yeti hand
    January 4, 2016

    ….. MEH

  4. trapchan
    January 5, 2016

    metal or not metal?

  5. ksuuk
    January 6, 2016

    Does it have a notification led and onscreen buttons?