Along with many other smartphone manufacturers, Lenovo has also announced smartphone with Snapdragon 820 CPU. It’s a great CPU for powerful performance, and this CPU is combined with Adreno 530 GPU that guarantees amazing graphic performance that you can find in any Android device.
The recent 2 smartphones from Lenovo; ZUK Z2 and ZUK Z2 Pro both features almost the same tech specs, but with little difference, like display size and available storage and RAM. We will compare both the Lenovo models with Xiaomi Mi 5.
Tech Specs : Lenovo ZUK Z2 vs ZUK Z2 Pro vs Xiaomi Mi 5
Display and Resolution
Lenovo ZUK Z2 comes with a 5-inch IPS display compared to 5.2-inch Super AMOLED display in ZUK Z2 Pro and 5.15-inch IPS display in Xiaomi Mi 5. All the models feature the same 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution.
Finger Print Scanner
All three models feature a finger print scanner on front panel. It has been integrated with home button.
RAM and Storage
Lenovo ZUK Z2 features 4GB RAM + 64GB ROM, but ZUK Z2 Pro comes in 2 variant; 4GB RAM + 64GB ROM or 6GB RAM + 128GB ROM. Xiaomi Mi 5 is sold in 3 variant; 3GB RAM + 32GB ROM, 3GB RAM + 64GB ROM and 4GB RAM + 128GB ROM. All three models don’t support MicroSD card.
CPU/Processor, GPU and Operating System
All the models feature Adreno 530 GPU, and a Quad-core Snapdragon 820 CPU (dual-core 2.15 + dual-core 1.6). 32GB Version of Mi 5 is clocked at; dual-core 1.8 GHz + dual-core 1.36 GHz, and rest 2 variant matches Lenovo models clock speed. All the models run Android Marshmallow OS.
Lenovo ZUK Z2 : 13-megapixel, f/2.2 Aperture, LED Flash, 1.34 µm pixel size
Lenovo ZUK Z2 Pro : 13-megapixel, f/1.8 Aperture, dual-LED & dual-tone Flash, 1.34 µm pixel size,
Xiaomi Mi 5 : 16-megapixel, 4-axis OIS f/2.0 Aperture, dual-LED & dual-tone flash, 1.12 µm pixel size, Sapphire Glass Lens Cover, 6-element lens, Qualcomm 2nd-gen Spectra ISP
Lenovo ZUK Z2 : 8-megapixel, f/2.0 Aperture, 1.4 µm pixel size
Lenovo ZUK Z2 Pro : 8-megapixel, f/2.0 Aperture, 1.4 µm pixel size
Xiaomi Mi 5 : 4-megapixel, f/2.0 Aperture, 2µm pixel size
Battery and Fast Charging
Lenovo ZUK Z2 features 3000 mAh battery compared to 3100 in ZUK Z2 Pro and 3000 in Xiaomi Mi 5. All the models feature Quick Charge 3.0, and charges almost 83% of the battery in 30 minutes.
All the models supports dual-SIM with dual-standby. Xiaomi Mi 5 features Bluetooth 4.2 compared to Bluetooth 4.1 found in rest 2 models. Mi 5 also comes with Gorilla Glass 4 protection that seems to be missing from other 2 models. Mi 5 comes in 4 colors; Black, White, Gold and Ceramic, but both the Lenovo Models can be purchased in 2 colors only; Ceramic White and Titanium Black. ZUK Z2 Pro version comes with heart rate monitor sensor that other 2 models lack.
Lenovo ZUK Z2 : 1799 Chinese Yuan (around $274)
Lenovo ZUK Z2 Pro
4GB RAM + 64GB ROM : 2299 Chinese Yuan (around $351)
6GB RAM + 128GB ROM : 2699 Chinese Yuan (around $412)
Xiaomi Mi 5
3GB RAM + 32GB ROM : 1999 Chinese Yuan (around $305)
3GB RAM + 64GB ROM : 2299 Chinese Yuan (around $351)
4GB RAM + 128GB ROM : 2699 Chinese Yuan (around $411)
The price mentioned above are the official price. If the the devices have been launched in your country, you can buy in almost the same price. However, if it is not available in your region, you will have to pay little more to import or buy from international online stores.
Here are the best deal on smartphones for international users
Xiaomi Mi 5 : Starts from $319.00
Lenovo ZUK Z2 : $399
Lenovo ZUK Z2 : $492.63 (Coming soon)