Lenovo Vibe Z which was launched recently already has some stiff competition in the market. The phablet has now become a rage and almost all the manufacturer are coming out with one. The most interesting part of this competition is to see who has what to offer to its customers and at what price. Price tag is always becoming the thin line in deciding on one phone over the other. Now Lenovo has come up with this phablet Vibe Z which will be put up against Samsung Galaxy Note 3 to see who performs better.

Only the specifications and features will help us in differentiating the best from the best. So, let’s dig in deeper and see who has the best trick upon his sleeves.

Design and Display

The display of Lenovo Vibe Z is about 5.5 inches, whereas the Samsung comes with a bigger screen display of 5.7 inches. They both have the Corning Gorilla Glass to protect the screen from getting scratched and the resolution is also the same for both the phablets that is 1080 X 1920p. The pixel density is also better in Samsung Galaxy Note 3 with 386 ppi compared to Lenovo Vibe Z’s 401 ppi. The Lenovo has come out with only 2 colors – Titanium and Silver whereas Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has 6 different colors – Black, white, Merlot Red, Rose Gold Black, Pink and Rose Gold White. Samsung Galaxy Note 3 comes with a stylus which is perfectly placed at the back of the phone, but Lenovo chose to do away with the stylus.

Features

Lenovo Vibe Z comes with 2.2 GHz Krait 400 processors and Samsung boasts of 2.3 GHz Krait 400 processors with both operating under Android 4.3 Jelly bean where you will find Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor in both the device. It comes with all the regular features like the YouTube, Gmail, Voice input Calendar, document viewer, image editor, predictive text input, HTML 5 browser, but the Samsung phablet has missed out the radio which is very much a part of the Lenovo.

Memory and Camera

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has the internal memory of 32/64 GB of memory with 3 GB of RAM and Lenovo Vibe Z has 16 GB internal storage capacity with 2 GB of RAM. Then both of them have the facility of micro SD card slot where you can get external storage capacity of 64GB in the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and up to 32 GB of storage in the Lenovo Vibe Z.

Both the phablets offers the same resolution in the rear camera. They both have 13 MP front camera with 4128 X 3096p resolutions. Samsung has LED flash And Lenovo comes with Dual LED flash with features like auto focus, face detection, and touch focus and Geo-tagging. There are additional features in the Samsung Galaxy like Dual Shot, Simultaneous HD Video and Recording image, smile detection, Image stabilization, HDR and Panorama. The front camera has made a huge difference with Samsung only have 2MP and Lenovo having a 5MP camera.

Battery

Samsung has the 3200 mAh Li-Ion battery and Lenovo has got 3000 mAh non removable Li-Po battery. Lenovo has the standby time of 648h compared to Samsungs 420h and the Lenovo provides talk time is of 33h compared to the Samsungs 21h talk time.

Final thoughts

Samsung has been in the market for a while whereas Lenovo has just launched so it will be an interesting duel between the two. There are many users who do not want to use the stylus and more comfortable with their fingers so Lenovo will be the best choice for them. If you want a phablet at a cheaper price then Lenovo will do full justice to your choice.

Lenovo Vibe Z

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

General

2G Network

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – all models

3G Network

HSDPA 2100

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

4G Network

LTE

LTE

SIM

Micro-SIM

Micro-SIM

Body

Dimensions

149.1 x 77 x 7.9 mm (5.87 x 3.03 x 0.31 in)

151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3 mm (5.95 x 3.12 x 0.33 in)

Weight

145.2 g (5.11 oz)

168 g (5.93 oz)

Display

Type

IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Size

1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.5 inches (~401 ppi pixel density)

1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.7 inches (~386 ppi pixel density)

Multitouch

Yes

Yes

Protection

Corning Gorilla Glass 3

Corning Gorilla Glass 3

Sound

Alert types

Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones

Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones

Loudspeaker

Yes

Yes

3.5mm jack

Yes

Yes

Memory

Internal

16 GB, 2 GB RAM

16/32/64 GB storage, 3 GB RAM

Data

GPRS

Yes

Yes

EDGE

Yes

Yes

Bluetooth

Yes, v4.0 with A2DP

Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, LE, EDR

NFC

No

Yes

Infrared port

No

Yes

USB

Yes, microUSB v2.0

Yes, microUSB v3.0 (MHL 2), USB Host

 

Camera

 

Camera

Primary

13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels, autofocus, LED flash

13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels, autofocus, LED flash

Secondary

5MP

2MP

Features

Chipset

Qualcomm Snapdragon 800

Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 (N9005, N9002)/ Exynos 5 Octa 5420 (N9000)

CPU

Quad-core 2.2 GHz Krait 400

Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400 (N9005, N9002)/ Quad-core 1.9 GHz Cortex-A15 & quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7 (N9000)

GPU

Adreno 330

Adreno 330 (N9005, N9002)/ Mali-T628 MP6 (N9000)

Messaging

SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS

SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS

GPS

Yes, with A-GPS support

Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS

Java

Yes, via Java MIDP emulator

Yes, via Java MIDP emulator

Battery

Non-removable Li-Po 3000 mAh battery

Li-Ion 3200 mAh battery