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Lenovo Vibe X3 Sony Xperia Z3 Plus
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Excellence Score
26.7
27.7
Value for Money Score
50.9
28.3
Price Rs. 19,999 onwards Rs. 40,948 onwards
Launch Date (India) Jan, 2016 Jun, 2015
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 5.1 Lollipop Android 5.0 Lollipop, Upgradeable to 7.1 Nougat
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.5 inches 5.2 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch) 1080x1920 pixels (~ 424 pixels per inch)
Display Features IPS LCD, Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 3) IPS LCD, Scratch Resistant glass, Oleophobic Coating, Triluminos display, X-Reality Engine
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 1.8 GHz 2 GHz
Processor Type Hexa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Qualcomm MSM8992 Snapdragon 808 Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810 (Quad Core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 + Quad Core 2 GHz Cortex-A57)
GPU Adreno 418 Adreno 430
RAM 3 GB 3 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
USB Yes Yes
Camera 21.0 MP 20.7 MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (4K) Yes (4K)
Other Camera Features F/2.0 Aperture, Phase Detection Auto-Focus, Dual-LED (dual tone) Flash, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, Panorama, HDR 1/2.3" Sensor Size, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, HDR, Panorama, 8X Digital Zoom, Sony Exmor R, Video Stabilization, Superior Auto, Image Stabilizer
Secondary Camera 8.0 MP 5.1 MP
Secondary Camera Features N/A Full HD Video Recording, HDR
Internal Memory 32 GB 32 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 128 GB up to 128 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Thickness 9.3 mm 6.9 mm
Weight 175 gm 144 gm
Battery Capacity 3500 mAh 2930 mAh
Battery Standby N/A 590 hrs
Battery Standby (3G) 618 hrs N/A
Battery Talktime 31.00 hrs 17.00 hrs
Battery Talktime (3G) 26.00 hrs N/A
Fast Charging Yes, Quick Charge Yes, Quick Charge
Other Battery Parameters N/A Music Playback Time: 91 hrs, Video Playback Time: 9.66 hrs
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Other Features Quick Charge (Get up to 60% capacity with just 30 minutes of charging); Dolby Atmos; Hi-Fi Audio; NFC; WiFi Direct; Stereo Speakers; Noise Filtration; Games - Gamestore, Tap the Frog; Guvera Music; Shazam; Route 66 Navi + Maps; Evernote; UC Browser; Peel; SHAREit with CLONEit; SYNCit; SNAPit Camera; McAfee Security Dust Proof; Water Resistant; Quick Charge (Get up to 60% capacity with just 30 minutes of charging); S-Force; Clear Audio+ - Sound improvement software; Clear Bass; xLoud Experience; DLNA; NFC; Yes, via MHL; WiFi Direct; WiFi Dual Band; USB On-The-Go; ANT+ Support; Miracast; Stereo Speakers; Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Beautiful, premium design, and build quality
  • Slightly curved on the back, which makes for better ergonomics
  • Good, bright display, with wide viewing angles
  • Vibe UI over Android is simple, and light
  • Top-notch performance backed by top-end hardware
  • Decent camera
  • Decent fingerprint sensor, placed at the back of the phone
  • Excellent audio quality (with dedicated DAC and Dolby Atmos)
  • Excellent call quality
  • Excellent battery life (can easily last a full day, even with very heavy use, and much more with lighter use)
  • Fast charging support
  • Beautiful, dual-glass OmniBalance design - the frame is even sleeker than the Z3 and together with the new materials exudes even more luxury
  • Ultra-slim at 6.9mm
  • Light, and pleasant to handle
  • Water-resistant
  • Excellent display with rich colors and nice viewing angles
  • Xperia UI doesn't stray far from stock Android 5.0.2 Lollipop - it's simple and fluid, with some added features like Sony's small apps
  • Good speed/performance, backed by powerful hardware
  • Very good camera
  • Dual stereo speakers provide good, clean output
  • Good audio quality
  • Rich feature-filled multimedia apps for pictures, videos, music
  • Decent battery life
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • A bit bulky
  • Tends to overheat when put under stress (during gaming, watching videos, etc)
  • Gets hindered from operating at peak performance due to thermal throttling down
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