The domestic Indian smartphone market has seen a lot of action in the last few months with the release of some of the big name smartphones from internationally famed manufacturers such as Samsung, Sony and Apple. However, the biggest competition has only recently been forged with the arrival of the Lenovo Vibe Z.
But why is the Vibe Z such a dangerous competition for all its competitors? That's probably because the device offers some of the greatest specifications you will ever come across in recent times. To begin with, the device comes with a 5.5-inch display, Snapdragon 800 quad core SoC clocked at 2.2GH and a 5-megapixel front camera that's equipped with an 84° lens for wide-angle shots.
Going through the offered specifications that come via the device, the Vibe Z features a full HD 5.5-inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display which churns out a pixel density of 401 ppi. It is also protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
The latest Vibe Z also comes with a powerful Qualcomm chipset, The lenovo Vibe Z is powered by a Snapdragon 800 processor which is a quad core SoC clocked at 2.2GHz. There is also the presence of Adreno 330 graphic unit which will give a great overall graphical output and experience. Also add 2 GB of RAM and a Google-based Android OS, v4.3 (Jelly Bean) OS.
Apart from that, the handset also features a massive 13 MP rear camera with autofocus, f1.8 aperture lens and LED flash, which is capable of shooting pictures at 4128 x 3096 pixels quality. On the front, the 5 MP front camera that's equipped with an 84° lens for wide-angle shots will be easy for taking selfies and making video calls.
But aside the specifications, there's also a dedicated video and multitasking aspect of the device that stands out among from the rest in the market.
The Lenovo Vibe Z comes with three capacitive buttons below the display, the home button, back button and the menu buttons, which also works as the multitasking button. Lenovo knows that the Vibe Z is basically a phablet and so the company has fitted the device with a number of different handy features - with one of them being the multitasking window for easier access to apps and services.
The feature offers a mini pop up of the app on front, the size of which users can increase or decrease, move it around and close it via small buttons. Users can have a maximum of two apps running side by side. The feature supports a host of popular apps on your phone such as WhatsApp, YouTube, Instagram and more.
And with a Quad-core 2.2 GHz Krait 400 processor fitted inside with a more than capable 3000 mAh battery juicing up the device, it becomes more than easy to check out videos in 4K resolution while multitasking via the previously discussed multitasking window.
Speaking about the 4K resolution videos, for those who are not aware as to what it actually means, it points to a generic term for a content having horizontal resolution on the order of 4,000 pixels. The 4K standard currently exists for digital television and digital cinematography - and to have that kind of a standard on a handheld smartphone is just amazing.
The Lenovo Vibe Z was unveiled in India at the price of Rs. 35,999. However the device will now be available at an effective price of Rs. 32,960.
So what are the devices biggest smartphone rivals in the market at the moment? Let's take a closer look.
Lenovo Vibe Z Vs LG G2
Compared to the LG G2, which comes with a 5.2-inch (1920×1080 pixels) Full HD IPS display churning out a massive 423 ppi pixel density, the Lenovo Vibe Z comes with a greater 5.5-inch display.
Apart from that, the device sports a greater and a dedicated 5 MP front camera that's equipped with an 84° lens for wide-angle shots. Compared to that, the G2 comes with just a 2.1 MP front-facing shooter.
Lenovo Vibe Z Vs BlackBerry Z30
While the BlackBerry Z30 comes with a 5-inch capacitive touchscreen display, the Vibe Z outclasses with its own offering of a greater 5.5-inch display. Also while the BlackBerry offering comes powered by a 1.7 GHz dual-core Krait processor, the Vibe Z outshines it with its own quad-core 2.2 GHz Krait 400 processor that's fitted inside the device.
The Vibe Z also features a massive 13 MP rear camera with autofocus, f1.8 aperture lens and LED flash, which is capable of shooting pictures at 4128 x 3096 pixels quality, compared to the 8MP rear camera with LED Flash of the BlackBerry-made device.
The Z30 is also powered by a 2880 mAh battery, while the Vibe Z sports a more powerful 3000 mAh battery.
Lenovo Vibe Z Vs HTC One Mini
The HTC One Mini is also no match for the Vibe Z's impressive screen offering as the HTC One comes with a 4.3-inch display, compared to the Vibe Z's 5.5-inch display.
And while the HTC-made device is powered by a 1.4 GHz dual-core processor powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 SoC, the Vibe Z comes with a more advanced quad-core 2.2 GHz Krait 400 powered by a Snapdragon 800 processor inside the device.
While the One Mini also features a 4-megapixel UltraPixel rear facing camera and a 1.6-megapixel front facing camera, the Vibe Z takes care of that with a massive 13 MP rear camera with autofocus, f1.8 aperture lens and LED flash, which is capable of shooting pictures at 4128 x 3096 pixels quality.
Adding to that, on the front, the Vibe Z sports a 5 MP front camera that's equipped with an 84° lens for easy selfies and rich video calls. The Vibe Z comes with a powerful 3000 mAh battery, compared to the HTC device's much lower 1800mAh battery.
Lenovo Vibe Z Vs Sony Xperia Z1
Again, the Vibe Z takes the cake here with its 5.5-inch display offering, compared to the Xperia Z1's 5-inch display. Moreover, the 2 megapixel front facing camera of the Sony device is no match for Vibe Z's advanced 5 MP front camera that's equipped with an 84° lens for sharp imaging.
Lenovo Vibe Z Vs Nokia Lumia 1520
The Nokia Lumia 1520 may come a bit close to being compared with the Vibe Z but the Lenovo-made device still stands strong due to its overall form, structure and features - that's helped by the Android platform in the device.
For example, the Nokia-made phone's front camera is no match for the more superior 5 MP front camera of the Vibe Z that gives you impressive selfies and rich video calling capabilities.
Lenovo Vibe Z vs iPhone 5c
The Apple iPhone 5c may have found a lot of fans with its Apple brand name and iOS offering, but the device's 4-inch display falls flat in front of Vibe Z's 5.5-inch displa. To add to that, the Vibe Z is powered by a quad-core 2.2 GHz Krait 400 powered by a Snapdragon 800 processor, as compared to the 5c's 1.3 GHz dual core processor.
Also the 5c's 8-megapixel rear snapper is outclassed by Vibe Z's powerful 13 MP primary snapper, while the front facing 1.2-megapixel snapper of the Apple-made device is no match for the more advanced 5 MP front snapper of the Vibe Z.
Also, Apple's battery capabilities still remain questionable with a 1510 mAh battery, compared to the Vibe Z'a massive 3000 mAh battery.
Lenovo Vibe Z Vs Samsung Galaxy S4
The Galaxy S4 from Samsung may be still one of the top players, but is still has a long way to go before it can match up Vibe Z's 5.5-inch screen, compared to the Galaxy S4's 5-inch display.
Also, the front-facing 2MP camera of the S4 is no match for the beefed up 5-MP front-facing snapper of the Vibe Z.
Lenovo Vibe Z Vs Nokia Lumia 1320
The Lumia 1320 packs a 5MP rear-facing camera, which, again, is no match for the Vibe Z's 13MP primary snapper. Also the 1320's front-facing VGA camera is not close to be compared to the Vibe Z's 5 MP front camera that's equipped with an 84° lens.
Lenovo Vibe Z Vs Samsung Galaxy Grand 2
The Galaxy Grand 2 incorporates a 5.25-inch, which is still lesser than the Vibe Z's 5.5-inch display offering. Also, while the Grand 2 comes with a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, the Vibe Z comes powered with a quad-core 2.2 GHz Krait 400 assisted by a Snapdragon 800 processor.
The phone has an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, compared to the Vibe Z's greater 13 MP camera. Also the Vibe Z's front-facing 5 MP camera takes the cake when compared to the Grand 2's 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera.
Lenovo Vibe Z Vs Nexus 5
The LG manufactured Google Nexus 5 comes with a 5-inch display, compared to the Lenovo Vibe Z's 5.5-inch screen. Also, the LG Nexus 5 has an 8 megapixel rear camera, which is also lesser than Vibe Z's 13MP camera offering.
There is also a 1.3 megapixel front facing shooter for the Nexus 5, which also doesn't stand apart since the Lenovo device offers an advanced 5MP front facing snapper.
Lastly, while the Nexus 5 draws its energy from a 2300mAh battery, the Vibe Z takes care of that segment with a more than powerful 3000 mAh battery.