Anonymous, 22 Jul 2016Very satisfying to hear from u.actually the x5 max is no longer available so what option do I ... moreIf you live in India, then
1) Vivo X5Max is available on Amazon India, Flipkart & Snapdeal online retailers.
2) Lenovo Vibe X3 is exclusively available in Amazon India.
Both phones are international versions with full Google services enabled. If you directly import from China you will have no Google services.
RishiGuru, 22 Jul 2016An HTC M8 or A9 will pull decent audio quality and volume levels through headphones, enough to... moreVery satisfying to hear from u.actually the x5 max is no longer available so what option do I have.my prime need is audio quality as I watch a lot of world cinema on my phone.kindly recommend.
Anonymous, 22 Jul 2016Thanks a lot for the reply.how is the audio quality of vibe x3 and x5 max compared to htc m8 a... moreAn HTC M8 or A9 will pull decent audio quality and volume levels through headphones, enough to suffice 90% of phone buyers. The rest 10% are very critical to how audio is produced in the phone and how highly loyal it is to the original sound. In that sense Vivo X5Max and Lenovo Vibe X3 is special. These two smartphones uses DACs, I/V converters and headphone amplifiers from professional audio chip manufacturers like ESS and Texas Instruments and also their best technology available. Secondly they have dedicated secondary power supplies for these audio chips which 99% smartphones lack. This power supply provide pristine and jitter free power to DACs and headphone amplifiers to operate at their maximum to remain highly loyal it is to the original sound.
I also want to point-out it is only audio quality which is important to me in a smartphone, but also the complete user experience. High quality audio starts with lossless audio files like FLAC. These are huge files and I use a 120 gig SD card which is compatible to both X5Max and Vibe X3. Secondly you interact with your music via the audio player and the default player in Vivo named "i-Music" is the best I have come across. It is not the most sophisticated or snazzy looking player. In contrast it is plain looking, simple and very easy to use but provides some novel features:
1) Default support for FLAC file playback
2) You can write "M" for music on the screen when it is off and "i-Music" will start playing.
3) You can swipe on to the right of the screen when it is off and "i-Music" will move to next song while playing.
4) You can press the volume down button when the screen is off and "i-Music" will move to next song while playing.
5) You can swipe on to the left of the screen when it is off and "i-Music" will move to previous song while playing.
6) You can set a timer in "i-Music" after which it will switch off the music and can even shut down the phone if you are asleep in night.
So to me X5Max comes with best music player and best sound quality which provides the winning audio experence. Unfortunately for Vibe X3 we get the Google Music Player which does not support FLAC. You use download free apps like VLC player but the experience leaves a lot to desired in comparison to property apps like Vivo "i-Music".
Hope this helps!!!
RishiGuru, 22 Jul 2016In terms of audio quality over headphones in phones Vivo X5Max is on top of my list. Lenovo Vi... moreThanks a lot for the reply.how is the audio quality of vibe x3 and x5 max compared to htc m8 and a9.please reply.
I update my lenovo moble with marshmallow 6.0.1 then faded lots of problems like ear phone volume not increased every time showing system UI stopped and immediately phone goes lock and set wallpapers removed showing black , lots of ram used by system, some app (game) not playing , if any one have an idea for resolve system UI stopped so tell me please
Anonymous, 22 Jul 2016Bro which according to u is the best smartphone for audio output via headphones.In terms of audio quality over headphones in phones Vivo X5Max is on top of my list. Lenovo Vibe X3 is right there and just misses the top spot by a whisker. Ofcourse we may have other phones which are as good as these two in sound quality aspect, but I speak on Indian context availability. Vivo Xplay5 Elite is one such example which is not available internationally.
X5Max have much better built quality than Vibe X3, and looks & feels more premium/ upmarket while X3 have better specs than X5Max. Vivo X5Max runs on old android Kitkat but is super stable while Vibe X3 comes with latest marshmallow but Lenovo's OTA updates are very unstable. The truth is X5Max is a 2015 flagship while Vibe X3 is a 2016 flagship. So we should not compare on specs. I bought Vibe X3 to replace my X5Max, but with very unstable android updates rolling out from lenovo it completely destroying my user experience. So now again I am back to X5Max as my primary device, the phone i love. This phone has wow factor, thin factor of just 5.1mm and built like a tank.
Over headphones sound slightly better than Vibe X3 with rock solid performance I prefer X5Max over Vibe X3 any day. But this are my personal thoughts and experiences and others may vary.
To me Vivo X5Max & Lenovo Vibe X3 have set a benchmark in terms of audio quality and headphone volume levels which others are still to surpass.
RishiGuru, 20 Jul 2016If your budget is at around INR 1.3k, grab a Cowon EK2 from Flipkart. I use this in-ear headph... moreBro which according to u is the best smartphone for audio output via headphones.
V.V.M, 17 Jul 2016Can anybody suggest me the best Headset for lenovo vibe x3 If your budget is at around INR 1.3k, grab a Cowon EK2 from Flipkart. I use this in-ear headphones with my Vibe X3 and even more prized Vivo X5Max. You will be hard pressed to find better earphones for that price.
After update marshmallow version i faced net problem. When i used aeroplane mode and then normal mode. After all i get net conection. Otherwise note.
Guys 1 more bug found , when you disconnect usb oTG cable and connect charger to the phone, it won't charge. You have to restart the phone in order to make it work.dont know how many of you are experiencing the same issue.
guyz am seeing a small dot in the middle of the screen ,i am keeping my phone carefully it did'nt even fell one time at all ,but it is showing a small dot i'm really scared is it a stuck pixel or a dead pixel , i tried dead pixel test found that small dot is not at all going ,it'z black in color very minute dot like thingy ,pls suggest me some resolutions??
raghav, 15 Jul 2016this is a piece of crap!! after the software update the battery draining like hell. heats up... moreI too faced heavy battery drain post update to marshmallow. In settings went to power manager and checked power consumption. Found Android system consuming 38 percent of battery even in night when phone is idle. Then went to WLAN settings and found out that in advance settings of WLAN a particular option "Keep WLAN on during sleep" was set by default as always. Changed the same to never. Now I find battery life normal as in lollipop. Please check and see if this helps.
promp, 18 Jul 2016another bug found when doing slow motion video, we cant focusYes, after reading ur comment I tried to do that but it's not happening. Don't know when lenovo will fix all this.
Is There Any other update rolled out after marshmellow some say they have recvd an updated of 167mb ???????
R.Singh, 17 Jul 2016If u are a heavy gamer,internet user then dont buy this phone. if u love music then this phon... moreI dint faced any problems playing heavy games like nova 3 gangster vegas, fifa UT so I am satisfied with device.