Lenovo launched the Vibe X3 smartphone in India at Rs. 19,999 last week. We already brought you the unboxing, benchmarks and the battery test results of the smartphone. Here we have the camera samples. The smartphone has a 21-megapixel rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, dual-tone LED flash, PDAF, Sony IMX230 sensor and has 4K video recording. It also has a 8-megapixel front-facing camera with f/2.2 aperture.
The camera UI is simple, has toggles for flash, front camera and option to enable Smart Mode. It doesn’t have HDR option, instead the Smart Mode automatically detects the image capturing conditions and set the mode accordingly. The menu option lets you choose several options, including Pro mode, which is the manual mode that lets you adjust ISO (100 to 1600), shutter speed (1/3200 to 2/3), focus and white balance. Other options include, Panorama, Art Nightscape, Artistic HDR, Blur background, Panorama selfie, Slow-motion and Fast-motion video capture.
Coming to the image quality, daylight shots are decent, but some images seem dull if the condition is not bright. Macro shots are good and focus is quick as well, thanks to PDAF. Low-light shots have noise as usual, but the images are not too bad. Enabling Smart Mode offers a ultra-low light mode that tweaks ISO and exposure time to offer brighter images, even if there is noise. The dual-tone flash helps to bring natural tone and is not overpowering.
The 8MP front-facing camera is good for selfies and video chats. It also has beautification mode. Overall the phone has a good camera compared to other smartphones in the price range.
Check out the camera samples below (Click the image to view full resolution sample.)
It can record videos at 4K (3840×2160 pixels) UHD resolution at 30 fps. Video is pretty good with a lot of details. Audio is crisp since it has a secondary microphone. It also has slow motion recording at 720p HD resolution, but the video doesn’t have much details. Check out the video samples below.