Sony has been in consumer electronics industry for the past many years. The company manufacture mighty PlayStation to smartphones. After split from Ericsson, Sony is making its own moves by announcing competitive devices. Earlier this year at CES 2013, the Japanese giant managed to bring cheers by announcing Xperia Z.
It is one of their best and finest handsets announced till date. Being a flagship device, it is currently facing stiff competition from iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC One, Optimus G Pro, and now the newly launched Lenovo K900.
Talking about the Lenovo, they started operation two years back in China. Last week, the Chinese maker announced some new smartphones based on Android OS. GizBot was there to attend the Blogger meet held at New Delhi. The Lenovo K900 was also a part of unveiling. GizBot spent some valuable time with K900. First of all, it is indeed a great device with dashing large Full HD display, and beefy physique. It should be compared with Sony Xperia Z. Take a look. Stay tuned to GizBot.
The Lenovo K900 has a large 5.5-inch IPS LCD display with 1080p Full HD resolution. It definitely looks large enough, when compared to Xperia Z. The former handset is taller in comparison to Sony device. Lenovo tried to woo users by making the device as thin as possible. It measures just 6.9mm in terms of thickness. On the Sony Xperia Z comes with a 5-inch Full HD display powered by Bravia Engine 2. The Xperia Z measures 7.9mm thick and weighs 146grams. Another issue with the K900 is that the display is so bright sometimes images looks "so artificial". The Xperia Z may not have bright display, but colors are natural and just suited for eyes. This round goes to Sony without any doubt.
Lenovo K900: 157 x 78 x 6.9 mm (6.18 x 3.07 x 0.27 in)
Sony Xperia Z: 139 x 71 x 7.9 mm (5.47 x 2.80 x 0.31 in)
Aesthetically, the Lenovo K900 is a fusion of polycarbonate plastic and stainless steel. The device is extremely gorgeous and gives solid feel. While, the Xperia Z rear back is covered with glass and the front you won't see standard Android buttons visible below the screen. This phone will give you ‘Smile' on your face. Handling a humongous like K900 could be a big time problem. Mind it!
Waterproof and Dustproof
This year many tech vendors tried to bring water and dustproof handsets in the India. By the way, Sony was the one who incorporated these features in a high-end smartphone. The Xperia Z is IP57 certified that means you can submerge this handset under water for 30 minutes (up to 1 meter) and still it will work with no problems. This is a plus point for Sony Xperia Z and surely a negative point for the Lenovo K900. Nonetheless, Sony won this round without making any effort.
Well, users do check out whether they can change the batteries of their handsets or not. Unfortunately, both handsets come with fixed battery type. Their slim profile could be a reason. For that matter, Samsung Galaxy S4 is selling a lot because user can easily change its battery. However, GizBot has not included Galaxy S4 in this fierce battle. So, use this information just for your knowledge purpose.
The Sony Xperia Z has non-removable 2300mAh Li Ion battery. On the other hand, the Lenovo K900 packs a 2500mAh fixed battery inside. Note: Even though Lenovo K900 has a large battery considering the display size is much large when compared to Xperia Z. Both handsets performed below GizBot set benchmark.
Operating System and UI
Neither Lenovo K900 nor Xperia Z gave nearby stock Android experience. Astonishingly the software engineers at Lenovo failed to make K900 a bestseller because of their own deeds. It is a tedious job for any reviewer to test K900 with utmost patience. The UI is so cluttered and clumsy that users find it better to compare with device sub Java handsets. Very few stock Apps (created by Lenovo) were incorporated in design language. On the other hand, Xperia Z has a distinctive UI. It's far better because Sony has used some of the best home baked apps in the device. Some of the highlighted software additions are Sony Select, PlayNow, Sony Car, TrackID, amongst others. The K900 is running on the latest version of Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, while the Xperia Z uses Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Safely said, it's so better to have Xperia Z over K900.
There is no doubt that Lenovo K900 is a decent handset , when it comes to its design and rear back made up of stainless steel. Sony Xperia Z also have some negatives inspite of that GizBot recommend the device to users. Price wise, yes , Lenovo is charging around Rs.32,999 for K900. Being a premium brand, Sony always charge extra bucks from consumers. The Xperia Z can be yours for Rs. 37,490. Stay tuned to GizBot