Lenovo Vibe X3  Sony Xperia Z3 Plus 
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Excellence Score32.732.5
Value for Money Score58.345.0
PriceRs. 19,999 onwardsRs. 35,990 onwards
Launch Date (India)Jan, 2016Jun, 2015
Smartphone OSAndroid 5.1, Expected upgrade to 7.0Android 5.0, Upgradeable to 7.1
Screen Size5.5 inches5.2 inches
Screen Resolution1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch)1080x1920 pixels (~ 424 pixels per inch)
Display FeaturesIPS LCD, Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 3)IPS LCD, Scratch Resistant glass, Oleophobic Coating, Triluminos display, X-Reality Engine
Processor1.8 GHz2 GHz
Processor TypeHexa CoreOcta Core
Processor NameQualcomm MSM8992 Snapdragon 808Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810 (Quad Core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 + Quad Core 2 GHz Cortex-A57)
GPUAdreno 418Adreno 430
Camera21.0 MP20.7 MP
Secondary Camera8.0 MP5.1 MP
Dual SIMGSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Thickness9.3 mm6.9 mm
Weight175 gm144 gm
Battery Capacity3500 mAh2930 mAh
Battery StandbyN/A590 hrs
Battery Standby (3G)618 hrsN/A
Battery Talktime31.00 hrs17.00 hrs
Battery Talktime (3G)26.00 hrsN/A
Other Battery ParametersN/AMusic Playback Time: 91 hrs, Video Playback Time: 9.66 hrs
Fingerprint sensorYes
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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