Lenovo Vibe X3  Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016) 
Lenovo Vibe X3 Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016)
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Excellence Score
26.7
25.5
Value for Money Score
50.9
56.2
Price Rs. 19,999 onwards Rs. 15,510 onwards
Launch Date (India) Jan, 2016 Feb, 2016
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 5.1 Lollipop Android 5.1 Lollipop, Upgradeable to 7.0 Nougat
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.5 inches 5.5 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch) 1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch)
Display Features IPS LCD, Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 3) Super AMOLED, Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 4)
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 1.8 GHz 1.6 GHz
Processor Type Hexa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Qualcomm MSM8992 Snapdragon 808 N/A
GPU Adreno 418 N/A
RAM 3 GB 3 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
USB Yes Yes
Camera 21.0 MP 13.0 MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (4K) Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features F/2.0 Aperture, Phase Detection Auto-Focus, Dual-LED (dual tone) Flash, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, Panorama, HDR Optical Image Stabilization, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, Panorama, HDR, F/1.9 Aperture
Secondary Camera 8.0 MP 5.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features N/A Full HD Video Recording, F/1.9 Aperture
Internal Memory 32 GB 16 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) GSM+GSM
Thickness 9.3 mm 7.3 mm
Weight 175 gm 169 gm
Battery Capacity 3500 mAh 3300 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) 618 hrs N/A
Battery Talktime 31.00 hrs N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) 26.00 hrs 17.00 hrs
Fast Charging Yes, Quick Charge Yes
Other Battery Parameters N/A Internet Usage Time (3G): Up to 14 hrs, Internet Usage Time (LTE): Up to 14 hrs, Internet Usage Time (WiFi): Up to 17 hrs, Video Playback Time: Up to 15 hrs, Audio Playback Time: Up to 78 hrs
Fingerprint sensor Yes 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 Supports Fast Battery Charging; Samsung Pay; S-Voice; NFC; WiFi Direct; WiFi Dual Band; ANT+ Support; 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
  • Good looking, stylish, and well built
  • Flagship-level, premium build quality
  • Very good display, with pleasing colors
  • Great battery life
  • Software makes good user of the screen real estate with split-screen multitasking
  • Decent speed/performance
  • Good camera
  • Fast fingerprint reader
  • Great multimedia app package with advanced music player, FM radio too
  • Good audio quality
  • Good battery life
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • A bit bulky
  • Loudspeaker is on the quite side
  • Performance is underwhelming and inconsistent at times
  • Especially poor for gaming, given its price range - GPU performance is well below par
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