Lenovo has launched its flagship smartphone Z2 Plus in India, which is actually the rebranded version of ZUK Z2 debuted in China earlier this year. The moniker Z2 Plus is the cheapest smartphone powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 processor. For Indian market, Z2 Plus comes with a starting price at Rs. 17,999, that too with a metal frame and we have compared Z2 Plus vs LeEco Le Max2 vs OnePlus 3 and of courese with the Xiaomi Mi5 and Le Pro 3. Here are the details.
Before launching Z2 Plus smartphone in India, Lenovo has made available to purchase Moto E3 Power for just $120, and the Z2 Plus at $270. Lenovo has used fiberglass material for the Z2 Plus, which it suggests is the “strongest and lighter than metal”.
The Lenovo Z2 Plus features a unibody design with 2.5D glass on the front and a curved glass rear-facing. It sports a physical Home button with U-Touch control technology, that’s touch sensitive with gesture support, allowing you to navigate through the interface using thumb or fingers. Unfortunately, it ditches capacitive buttons for back and app switcher, instead. A single touch on Home buttons acts as back function, single press for home, press and hold brings up Google Now, double press to switch apps, and swipe from left to right switch between apps.
Nevertheless, the Lenovo’s new Z2 Plus smartphone also added a motion sensor inside the gadget, which powers its U-health ap that logs your health-related info such as steps, distance covered and amount of calories burnt. Lot more to review and here what we got is the comparison chart between the Lenovo Z2 Plus competing with the likes of other smartphones powered by Snapdragon 820 processor. All the smartphones in comparison are based on their price, specifications and features. Check it out right now.
First and foremost, the Z2 Plus has a 5-inch display with 2.5D curved screen, Mi5 features a 5.15-inch display, the OnePlus 3 got a slightly larger 5.5-inch display, the LeEco Le Pro 3 has a full HD 5.5-inch display and the Le Max 2 on the other hand has a larger screen among the four smartphones – 5.7-inch QHD IPS LCD at 2560 x 1440 resolution.
Chipset, RAM and Storage
The only smartphone coming with Snapdragon 821 SoC would be the LE Pro 3, when compared to Z2 Plus, OnePlus 3, Le Max2 and Mi5, all phones are powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 quad-core CPU (four custom kryo cores), paired with Adreno 530 GPU. The Xiaomi Mi 5 comes with 3GB of RAM, the Z2 Plus in two variants (3GB RAM/32GB Storage, 4GB RAM/64GB storage), OnePlus 3 comes with a huge 6GB of RAM, and the Le Max 2 flaunts 4GB/6GB RAM (depending on the variant you choose).
Note: None of the smartphones aforementioned supports microSD card slots, meaning there is no expandable storage option anyway.
Taking Z2 Plus sensor on the back gets a 13-megapixel camera with f/2.2 aperture and phase detection auto focus (PDAF), LED flash and also equipped with image stabilization (EIS). Lenovo pushes another big rival into the market with the camera also capable to record 4K videos, time-lapse videos and HD slow motion videos at 120fps. Un front, an 8-megapixel selfie camera with f/2.0 aprture. When compared to OnePlus 3 and Mi 5, both features a 16-megapixel rear camera with dual LED flash and supports 4K video recording capabilities.
In brief; the Mi 5 also supports 4-axis optical image stabilization (OIS), and on its front it carries 4-megapixel sensor, the OnePlus 3 comes with an 8-megapixel shooter. The Mi Max 2, on the other hand, sports 21-megapixel rear-facing camera, f/2.0 aperture and supports PDAF, optical image stabilization (OIS), 4K video recording and also features an 8MP selfie camera and video calling. The Le Pro 3, comes with 16MP Somy IMX298 sensor, PDAF, f/2.0 aperture and dual tone LED flash, on its front, it has an 8-megapixel front camera with 1.4um pixel size, f/2.2 aperture, 76.5-degree wide-angle lens.
Battery and Connectivity
The Lenovo Z2 Plus packs a 3500mAh battery, the Le Max2 has a 3100mAh unit, the OnePlus 3 and Mi 5 are both armed with a 3000mAh battery and the Le Pro 3 flaunts 4070mAh battery. All of these smartphones feature Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 support for fast charging. On the network and syncing end, includes dual SIM card slots, 4G LTE with voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) support, WiFi 802.11ac, Bluetooth and GPS. While the USB Type-C port is used on all smartphones for charging and data transfer, but LeEco is using the connector for audio output for headphones as well.
Mobile Operating System
Lenovo’s Z2 Plus runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box, the Le Max 2 also runs EUI on top of Android Marshmallow, OnePlus 3 runs the same based on OxygenOS 3, the Xiaomi Mi5 runs on MIUI 8-based on Android Marshmallow and the Le Pro 3 boots Android Marshmallow-based on EUI 5.8 skin on its best.
The Lenovo Z2 Plus will be offered in two variants – 3GB RAM + 32GB storage for INR 17,999 and the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage for Rs. 19,999. It will go on sale exclusively via Amazon India starting September 25 at 11:59PM. The OnePlus 3 is also available from Amazon.in which will set you back at Rs. 27,999. The Xiaomi Mi5 is priced at Rs. 22,999 and can be bought via Mi.com/in, the LeEco Le Max 2 is available to purchase via Flipkart or LeMall.com (offered in two variants – 4GB RAM + 32GB storage for Rs. 22,999 and the 6GB RAM + 64GB storage goes up by Rs. 29,999) and the last but not least, the LeEco Le Pro 3, as said available in two variants, priced at 1799 Yuan ($270) for 4GB RAM / 32GB storage in China and the same identical to the 1999 Yuan ($299) 6 GB RAM variant in every other regard.
Update x1: The LeEco Le Pro 3 Special Zhang Yimou Edition with 4GB RAM/64GB ROM set you back at 2499 Yuan (US$ 374 / Rs. 25,100 approx.). For the 6GB RAM + 128GB store it costs 2999 Yuan (US$ 449 / Rs. 30,129 approx.)
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