ASUS Zenfone 3 – Complete Comparison

The ASUS Zenfone 3 is finally starting to be available in some countries in Asia. Last year’s Zenfone 2 was a great success bringing very good specs to the mid-range and upper mid-range. And while the phones were a hit they had a few shortcomings, namely the plastic built, inconvenient power button placement and poor audio output. The Zenfone 3 promises to fix those issue with a dramatically improved build quality and materials and upgraded specs.

One thing that didn’t change is the confusion that Asus creates by bringing in a myriad of models. While all called Zenfone 3 there are actually:

  • 5 different models (the standard Z3, Max, Laser, Deluxe, Ultra)
  • The standard comes in 2 different screen sizes (5.2″ and 5.5″)
  • Each model comes in various RAM/ROM configurations. Depending on country there might be multiple or just one configuration available

To clear up the mess I have put together an easy comparison table of the key differences of the 5 (or rather 6) models. See how confusing this is getting already?

Zenfone 3 Max

Zenfone 3 Laser

Zenfone 3

Zenfone 3

Zenfone 3 Deluxe

Zenfone 3 Ultra

ZC520TL ZC551KL ZE520KL ZE552KL ZS570KL ZU680KL
Screen Size 5.2 LCD 5.5 LCD 5.2 LCD 5.5″ LCD 5.7″ AMOLED 6.8″ LCD
Resolution 720p 1080p 1080p 1080p 1080p 1080p
Body Size (LxWxT) 149.5×73.7×8.6 149x76x7.9 146.9x74x7.7 152.6×77.4×7.7 156.4×77.4×7.5 186.4×93.9×6.8
Scrren to Body Ratio 67.70% 73.6% 68.6% 70.6% 74.0% 72.8%
Weight (g) 148 150 144 155 172 233
Processor MT 6737 SD 430 SD 625 SD 625 SD 820 / SD 821 SD 652
RAM 2-Mar 4 3/4 3/4 6 3-Apr
ROM 16/32 32 32/64 32/64 64/128/256 32/64/128
Main Camera 13 13 16 with OIS 16 with OIS 23 with OIS 23 with OIS
Selfie Camera 5 8 8 8 8 8
Battery 4100 3000 2650 3000 3000 4600
Characteristics Metal casing On-screen buttons (rather than capacitive buttons like the other Zenfones) Dual SIM Metal casing Fingerprint sensor Dual SIM Glass front and back with metal edges Fingerprint sensor Dual SIM Glass front and back with metal edges Fingerprint sensor Dual SIM Alloy unibody Fingerprint sensor Quick Charge 3.0 Dual SIM High-Res Audio Alloy unibody Fingerprint sensor High-Res Audio Dual SIM
Asus Website Link http://bit.ly/2b9H8K0 http://bit.ly/2aYcxTy http://bit.ly/2aAHhEF http://bit.ly/2aIeFKg http://bit.ly/1U4MojO http://bit.ly/2aYcxTy

Ultimate Screen-to-Body Ratio Comparison (mid 2016)

Finally, the long awaited update of the Ultimate Screen-to-Body Ratio has been completed.

The top dog is still the Sharp Aquos Crystal. It is interesting to see that this mid-range device still hasn’t been surpassed by any other manufacturer yet.

There have been some notable entries into the top ranks though, namely:

  • Huawei Mate 8 clinches #2 almost eclipsing the Aquos Crystal. But bearing in mind that the Aquos Crystsal is a 5″ device this makes the ratio of the Sharp even more impressive
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and Sony Xperia XA Ultra share #11
  • Xiaomi Mi5 is the highest new entry 5″ device

Samsung clearly seems to focus on small bezels and optimising surface area of a phone based on recent performance. The S7 and S7 Edge improve on the S6 and if renders will hold true, the Note 6 should surpass the Note 5 in the screen-to-body ratio.

And HTC, while by no means a good performer when it comes to building compact phones, improved significantly with the HTC 10 compared to the One M9 (71.06% vs 68.38%).

LG in comparison lost it’s design touch. Not only did the LG G5 get unfavourable reviews with regards to build quality and the not so metal feeling paint-job, but also the screen real estate reduced over time from 76.41% on the G3, to 73.59% on the G4 to just releasing the G5 with a middle of the road 70.41%. Let’s hope LGs designs will improve, not just with regards to screen-to-body ratio.

As always your feedback and comments are very welcome.

 

Rank 

Model 

Screen Size (inch) 

Resolution (horizontal) 

Resolution (vertical) 

Body size (width) 

Body size (height)

Ratio (screen to body) 

PPI 

1 

Sharp Aquos Crystal 

5 

720 

1280 

67 

131 

78.52% 

294 

2 

Huawei Mate 8 

6 

1080 

1920 

80.6 

157.1 

78.38% 

367 

3 

Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro 

6 

1440 

2560 

81.3 

156 

78.25% 

490 

4 

Huawei Ascend Mate 7 

6 

1080 

1920 

81 

157 

78.04% 

367 

5 

Alcatel One Touch Hero

6 

1080 

1920 

80.6 

158.5 

77.69% 

367 

6 

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 

5.7 

1440 

2560 

76.1 

153.2 

76.83% 

515 

7 

Oppo R7 Plus 

6 

1080 

1920 

82 

158 

76.60% 

367 

8 

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ 

5.7 

1440 

2560 

75.8 

154.4 

76.53% 

515 

9 

LG G3 

5.5 

1440 

2560 

74.6 

146.3 

76.41%

534 

10 

Motorola Moto X Style/Pure 

5.7 

1440 

2560 

76.2 

153.9 

76.38% 

515 

11 

Sony Xperia XA Ultra 

6 

1080 

1920 

79.4 

164.2 

76.12% 

367 

11

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge 

5.5 

1440 

2560 

72.6 

150.9 

76.12% 

534 

13 

Sony Xperia C5 Ultra 

6 

1080 

1920 

79.6 

164.2 

75.93% 

367 

14

LG G2 

5.2 

1080 

1920 

70.9 

138.5 

75.91% 

424 

15 

Samsung Galaxy A9 / Pro 

6 

1080 

1920 

80.9 

161.7 

75.87% 

367 

16 

LG G Flex 

6 

720 

1280 

81.6 

160.5 

75.78% 

245 

17 

Alcatel One Touch Hero 2 

6 

1080 

1920 

81.6 

160.5 

75.78% 

367 

18 

Sony Xperia ZL 

5 

1080 

1920 

69.3 

131.6

75.57% 

441 

19 

Motorola Moto X Play 

5.5 

1080 

1920 

74.7 

148 

75.43% 

401 

20 

Oppo R9 Plus 

6 

1080 

1920 

80.8 

163.1 

75.31% 

367 

21 

Huawei Ascend Mate 2 

6.1 

720 

1280 

84.7 

161 

75.22% 

241 

22 

Microsoft Lumia 950 XL 

5.7 

1440 

2560 

78.4 

151.9 

75.21% 

515 

23 

Motorola Droid Maxx 2

5.5 

1080 

1920 

75 

148 

75.13% 

401 

24 

Google Nexus 6 

6 

1440 

2560 

83 

159.2 

75.11% 

490 

25 

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 

5.7 

1080 

1920 

79.2 

151.2 

74.80% 

386 

26 

Lenovo Vibe X2 Pro 

5.3 

1080 

1920 

71 

146.3 

74.55% 

416 

27 

Xiaomi Mi5 

5.2 

1080 

1920 

69.2 

144.6 

74.50% 

424 

28 

Xiaomi Mi Note (Pro) 

5.7 

1440 

2560 

77.6 

155.1 

74.42% 

515 

29 

Xiaomi Mi Note 

5.7 

1080 

1920 

77.6 

155.1 

74.42% 

386 

30 

LeEco Le 2 

5.5 

1080 

1920 

74.2 

151.1 

74.38% 

401 

31 

LG G Flex 2 

5.5 

1080 

1920 

75.3 

149.1 

74.28% 

401 

32 

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 

5.7 

1440 

2560 

78.6 

153.5 

74.24% 

515 

33 

Meizu MX4 

5.4 

1152 

1920 

75.2 

144 

74.23% 

421 

34 

LG G Pro 2 

5.9 

1080 

1920 

81.9 

157.9 

74.21% 

373 

35 

Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 

6.3 

720 

1280 

88 

167.6 

74.19% 

233 

36 

ZTE Nubia Z9 

5.2 

1080 

1920 

68.3 

147.4 

74.04% 

424 

37 

Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe

5.7 

1080 

1920 

77.4 

156.4 

73.99% 

386 

38 

Oppo F1 Plus 

5.5 

1080 

1920 

74.3 

151.8 

73.94% 

401 

39 

Oppo R9 

5.5 

1080 

1920 

74.3 

151.8 

73.94% 

401 

40 

Huawei Honor 7i 

5.2 

1080 

1920 

71.2 

141.6 

73.94% 

424 

41 

Huawei Mate S 

5.5 

1080 

1920 

75.3 

149.8 

73.93%

401 

42 

Xiaomi Mi Max 

6.4 

1080 

1920 

88.3 

173.1 

73.88% 

344 

43 

Samsung Galaxy A8 

5.7 

1080 

1920 

76.8 

158 

73.81% 

386 

44 

ZTE Grand X Max (+) 

6 

720 

1280 

83 

162 

73.81% 

245 

45 

BLU Pure XL 

6 

1440 

2560 

82.2 

164 

73.62% 

490 

46 

LeEco Le Max 2 

5.7 

1440 

2560 

77.6

156.8 

73.61% 

515 

47 

LG G4 

5.5 

1440 

2560 

76.1 

148.9 

73.59% 

534 

48 

Lenovo Phab 2 Plus 

6.4 

1080 

1920 

88.3 

173.9 

73.54% 

344 

49 

Gionee Elife E8 

6 

1440 

2560 

82.3 

164 

73.53% 

490 

50 

Lenovo Vibe Z2 

5.5 

720 

1280 

76.4 

148.5 

73.50% 

267 

51 

Meizu M2 Note 

5.5 

1080

1920 

75.2 

150.9 

73.49% 

401 

52 

HP Elite x3 

6 

1440 

2560 

83.5 

161.8 

73.46% 

490 

53 

OnePlus 2 

5.5 

1080 

1920 

74.9 

151.8 

73.35% 

401 

54 

Meizu Pro 5 

5.7 

1080 

1920 

78 

156.7 

73.28% 

386 

55 

ZTE Axon 7 

5.5 

1440 

2560 

75 

151.8 

73.25% 

534 

56 

Huawei Ascend Mate 

6.1 

720

1280 

85.7 

163.5 

73.21% 

241 

57 

Huawei Honor 6 Plus 

5.5 

1080 

1920 

75.7 

150.5 

73.20% 

401 

58 

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 

5.5 

1080 

1920 

76 

150 

73.15% 

401 

59 

Motorola Moto X (2014) 

5.2 

1080 

1920 

72.4 

140.8 

73.12% 

424 

60 

LG Optimus G Pro 

5.5 

1080 

1920 

76.1 

150.2 

72.96%

401 

61 

Oppo Find 7 

5.5 

1440 

2560 

75 

152.6 

72.86% 

534 

62 

Oppo R7s 

5.5 

1080 

1920 

75.4 

151.8 

72.86% 

401 

63 

Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra 

6.8 

1080 

1920 

93.9 

186.4 

72.83% 

324 

64 

ZTE Nubia Z5S 

5 

1080 

1920 

68.8 

137.7 

72.75% 

441 

65 

Alcatel One Touch Idol X 

5 

1080

1920 

67.5 

140.4 

72.72% 

441 

66 

ZUK Z2 Pro 

5.2 

1080 

1920 

70.5 

145.4 

72.72% 

424 

67 

Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 5.5 

5.5 

1080 

1920 

75.1 

152.7 

72.72% 

401 

68 

Huawei P9 Plus 

5.5 

1080 

1920 

75.3 

152.3 

72.72% 

401 

69 

Lenovo Vibe Z 

5.5 

1080 

1920 

77 

149 

72.69% 

401 

70

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo 

5.5 

720 

1280 

77.4 

148.4 

72.60% 

267 

71 

LG Stylus 2 

5.7 

720 

1280 

79.6 

155 

72.59% 

258 

72 

Huawei P9 

5.2 

1080 

1920 

70.9 

145 

72.51% 

424 

73 

Samsung Galaxy A7 

5.5 

1080 

1920 

76.2 

151 

72.48% 

401 

74 

Lenovo K5 Note 

5.5 

1080 

1920 

75.7 

152

72.47% 

401 

75 

Huawei Honor 7 

5.2 

1080 

1920 

71.9 

143.2 

72.40% 

424 

76 

Samsung Galaxy S7 

5.1 

1440 

2560 

69.6 

142.4 

72.35% 

576 

77 

Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) 

5.5 

1080 

1920 

76 

151.7 

72.33% 

401 

78 

Google Nexus 5 

5 

1080 

1920 

69.17 

137.84 

72.28% 

441 

79 

Samsung Galaxy S4

5 

1080 

1920 

69.8 

136.6 

72.28% 

441 

80 

Xiaomi Mi 4 

5 

1080 

1920 

68.5 

139.2 

72.28% 

441 

81 

Google Nexus 6P 

5.7 

1440 

2560 

77.8 

159.3 

72.27% 

515 

82 

Motorola Moto Z 

5.5 

1440 

2560 

75.3 

153.3 

72.24% 

534 

83 

Huawei Honor 5X 

5.5 

1080 

1920 

76.3 

151.3 

72.24%

401 

84 

Huawei Honor 5X 

5.5 

1080 

1920 

76.3 

151.3 

72.24% 

401 

85 

ZTE Axon Elite 

5.5 

1080 

1920 

75 

154 

72.20% 

401 

86 

LG G Pro Lite 

5.5 

540 

960 

76.9 

150.2 

72.20% 

200 

87 

Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 

5.5 

1080 

1920 

76 

152 

72.19% 

401 

88 

ZTE Granx X Max 2 

6 

1080 

1920 

83.8

164.1 

72.17% 

367 

89 

Gionee S8 

5.5 

1080 

1920 

74.9 

154.3 

72.16% 

401 

90 

Lenovo Vibe P1 

5.5 

1080 

1920 

75.6 

152.9 

72.14% 

401 

91 

Motorola Moto X 

4.7 

720 

1280 

65.3 

129.3 

72.12% 

312 

92 

Lenovo Phab 2 

6.4 

720 

1280 

89.5 

175 

72.09% 

229 

93 

Huawei Honor 3X 

5.5 

720

1280 

77.4 

149.5 

72.07% 

267 

94 

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge 

5.1 

1440 

2560 

70.1 

142.1 

71.98% 

576 

95 

LG G4 Beat 

5.2 

1080 

1920 

72.6 

142.7 

71.95% 

424 

96 

Meizu M3 Note 

5.5 

1080 

1920 

75.5 

153.6 

71.91% 

401 

97 

ZTE nubia Z7 

5.5 

1440 

2560 

75.7 

153.2 

71.91% 

534 

98 

Alcatel Idol 4s

5.5 

1440 

2560 

75.4 

153.9 

71.86% 

534 

99 

OnePlus One 

5.5 

1080 

1920 

75.9 

152.9 

71.86% 

401 

100 

Sony Xperia XA 

5 

720 

1280 

66.8 

143.6 

71.85% 

294 

101 

Lenovo P90 

5.5 

1080 

1920 

77.4 

150 

71.83% 

401 

102 

Xiaomi Mi 4C 

5 

1080 

1920 

69.6 

138 

71.75% 

441 

103 

Alcatel Pop 4+ 

5.5 

720 

1280 

77 

151 

71.72% 

267 

104 

Huawei G8 

5.5 

1080 

1920 

76.5 

152 

71.72% 

401 

105 

Lenovo A7000 

5.5 

720 

1280 

76.2 

152.6 

71.72% 

267 

106 

Xiaomi Mi 4i 

5 

1080 

1920 

69.6 

138.1 

71.70% 

441 

107 

Sony Xperia T2 Ultra 

6 

720 

1280 

83.8 

165.2 

71.69%

245 

108 

Sony Xperia C4 

5.5 

1080 

1920 

77.4 

150.3 

71.68% 

401 

109 

Alcatel Flash Plus 

5.5 

720 

1280 

76.4 

152.3 

71.67% 

267 

110 

Lenovo Vibe X2 

5 

1080 

1920 

68.6 

140.2 

71.66% 

441 

111 

Huawei Ascend P7 

5 

1080 

1920 

68.8 

139.8 

71.65% 

441 

112 

Meizu MX3 

5.1 

1080

1800 

72 

139 

71.65% 

418 

113 

Samsung ATIV SE 

5 

1080 

1920 

69.9 

137.7 

71.60% 

441 

114 

ZTE Nubia X6 

6.44 

1080 

1920 

89 

179.5 

71.57% 

342 

115 

Samsung Galaxy E7 

5.5 

720 

1280 

77.2 

151 

71.54% 

267 

116 

Alcatel Flash Plus 2 

5.5 

1080 

1920 

76.4 

152.6 

71.53% 

401 

117 

Alcatel Pop 4s

5.5 

1080 

1920 

76.8 

152 

71.44% 

401 

118 

Micromax Canvas XL 

6 

540 

960 

84.2 

165 

71.43% 

184 

119 

Meizu M2 

5 

720 

1280 

68.9 

140.1 

71.40% 

294 

120 

Nokia Lumia 1520 

6 

1080 

1920 

85.4 

162.8 

71.38% 

367 

121 

Huawei P8 

5.2 

1080 

1920 

72.1 

144.9 

71.35% 

424 

122 

OnePlus X 

5 

1080 

1920 

69 

140 

71.34% 

441 

123 

LG Optimus L9 II 

4.7 

720 

1280 

66.5 

128.4 

71.32% 

312 

124 

Meizu Pro 6 

5.2 

1080 

1920 

70.8 

147.7 

71.28% 

424 

125 

ZTE Grand X3 

5.5 

720 

1280 

75.9 

154.2 

71.25% 

267 

126 

ZTE Z MAX 2 

5.5 

720 

1280 

76 

154 

71.25% 

267 

127 

LG G2 mini 

4.7 

540 

960 

66 

129.6 

71.19% 

234 

128 

Motorola Moto G4 / Plus 

5.5 

1080 

1920 

76.6 

153 

71.15% 

401 

129 

Acer Liquid Jade 

5 

720 

1280 

69 

140.5 

71.09% 

294 

130 

Xiaomi Redmi 3 / 3 Pro 

5 

720 

1280 

69.6 

139.3 

71.09% 

294 

131 

Sony Xperia Z5 Premium 

5.5

2160 

3840 

76 

154.4 

71.07% 

801 

132 

HTC 10 

5.2 

1440 

2560 

71.9 

145.9 

71.06% 

565 

133 

Samsung Galaxy A5 

5 

720 

1280 

69.7 

139.3 

70.98% 

294 

134 

Samsung Galaxy S6 

5.1 

1440 

2560 

70.5 

143.4 

70.93% 

576 

135 

Lenovo K4 Note 

5.5 

1080 

1920 

76.5 

153.7 

70.92% 

401 

136 

Sony Xperia Z3/Z3+

5.2 

1080 

1920 

72 

146 

70.91% 

424 

137 

Sony Xperia Z5 

5.2 

1080 

1920 

72 

146 

70.91% 

424 

138 

Lenovo Phab 2 Pro 

6.4 

1440 

2560 

88.6 

179.8 

70.88% 

459 

139 

Motorola Droid Turbo 

5.2 

1440 

2560 

73.3 

143.5 

70.87% 

565 

140 

Nokia Lumia 930 

5 

1080 

1920 

71 

137 

70.85% 

441 

141 

Blackberry Priv 

5.4 

1440 

2560 

77.2 

147 

70.84% 

544 

142 

Asus Zenfone 2 / Laser 

5.5 

1080 

1920 

77.2 

152.5 

70.83% 

401 

143 

Huawei Honor 6 

5 

1080 

1920 

69.7 

139.6 

70.83% 

441 

144 

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact 

4.6 

720 

1280 

64.9 

127 

70.77% 

319 

145

LG V10 

5.7 

1440 

2560 

79.3 

159.6 

70.77% 

515 

146 

Lenovo PHAB Plus 

6.8 

1080 

1920 

96.6 

186.6 

70.72% 

324 

147 

Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) 

5.2 

720 

1280 

72.3 

145.8 

70.71% 

282 

148 

HTC One max 

5.9 

1080 

1920 

82.5 

164.5 

70.71% 

373 

149 

Sony Xperia Z5 Compact 

4.6 

720 

1280 

65 

127 

70.66% 

319 

150 

Oppo Find 5 

5 

1080 

1920 

68.8 

141.8 

70.64% 

441 

151 

LG K10 

5.3 

720 

1280 

74.8 

146.6 

70.62% 

277 

152 

Asus Zenfone 3 

5.5 

1080 

1920 

77.4 

152.6 

70.60% 

401 

153 

ZUK Z2 

5 

1080 

1920 

68.9 

141.7 

70.59% 

441 

154 

Motorola Moto Z Force 

5.5 

1440

2560 

75.8 

155.9 

70.57% 

534 

155 

Asus Zenfone 6 

6 

720 

1280 

84.3 

166.9 

70.54% 

245 

156 

ZTE Blace V7 

5.2 

1080 

1920 

72.5 

146 

70.42% 

424 

157 

Motorola Droid Ultra 

5 

720 

1280 

71.2 

137.5 

70.40% 

294 

158 

Nokia Lumia 1320 

6 

720 

1280 

85.9 

164.2 

70.36% 

245 

159 

ZTE Nubia Z9 Max

5.5 

1080 

1920 

76.6 

154.8 

70.33% 

401 

160 

Vodafone Smart Ultra 6 

5.5 

1080 

1920 

77 

154 

70.33% 

401 

161 

Huawei Ascend G7 

5.5 

720 

1280 

77.3 

153.5 

70.28% 

267 

162 

Vivo V3 Max 

5.5 

1080 

1920 

77.1 

153.9 

70.28% 

401 

163 

Microsoft Lumia 950 

5.2 

1440 

2560

73.2 

145 

70.23% 

565 

164 

Samsung Galaxy Alpha 

4.7 

720 

1280 

65.5 

132.4 

70.22% 

312 

165 

LG G5 

5.3 

1440 

2560 

73.9 

149.4 

70.14% 

554 

166 

Huawei Ascend P6 

4.7 

720 

1280 

65.5 

132.65 

70.09% 

312 

167 

Meizu M3 

5 

720 

1280 

69.5 

141.5 

70.08% 

294 

168 

Alcatel Idol 4

5.2 

1080 

1920 

72.5 

147 

69.94% 

424 

169 

Huawei P9 Lite 

5.2 

1080 

1920 

72.6 

146.8 

69.94% 

424 

170 

Nokia Lumia 830 

5 

720 

1280 

70.7 

139.4 

69.93% 

294 

171 

Oppo R1C 

5 

720 

1280 

70.1 

140.6 

69.93% 

294 

172 

Xiaomi Mi4S 

5 

1080 

1920 

70.8 

139.3 

69.88% 

441 

173 

Google Nexus 5X

5.2 

1080 

1920 

72.6 

147 

69.85% 

424 

174 

Sony Xperia Z 

5 

1080 

1920 

71 

139 

69.83% 

441 

175 

ZTE Blade V6 

5 

720 

1280 

69.5 

142 

69.83% 

294 

176 

Lenovo A6000 

5 

720 

1280 

70 

141 

69.83% 

294 

177 

Samsung Galaxy S5 

5.1 

1080 

1920 

72.5 

142 

69.65% 

432 

178 

Samsung Galaxy J7

5.5 

720 

1280 

78.7 

152.2 

69.62% 

267 

179 

Microsoft Lumia 640 XL 

5.7 

720 

1280 

81.5 

157.9 

69.60% 

258 

180 

Samsung Z3 

5 

720 

1280 

70 

141.6 

69.53% 

294 

181 

Acer Liquid S2 

6 

1080 

1920 

86 

166 

69.52% 

367 

182 

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) 

4.7 

720 

1280 

65.2 

134.5

69.44% 

312 

183 

ZUK Z1 

5.5 

1080 

1920 

77.3 

155.7 

69.29% 

401 

184 

Sony Xperia Z2 

5.2 

1080 

1920 

73.3 

146.8 

69.28% 

424 

185 

Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 

5.8 

540 

960 

82.4 

162.6 

69.22% 

190 

186 

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active 

5 

1080 

1920 

71.3 

139.7 

69.19% 

441 

187 

HTC Desire 825

5.5 

720 

1280 

76.9 

156.9 

69.12% 

267 

188 

Sony Xperia E5 

5 

720 

1280 

69.5 

143.6 

69.06% 

294 

189 

Asus ZenFone Selfie 

5.5 

1080 

1920 

77.2 

156.5 

69.02% 

401 

190 

Lenovo Vibe Shot 

5 

1080 

1920 

70 

142.7 

69.00% 

441 

191 

Motorola Moto G (2014) 

5 

720 

1280 

70.7

141.5 

68.89% 

294 

192 

Xiaomi Redmi Note 

5.5 

720 

1280 

78.7 

154 

68.81% 

267 

193 

Motorola DROID Turbo 2 

5.4 

1440 

1520 

78 

149.8 

68.80% 

419 

194 

Motorola Droid Turbo 2 

5.4 

1440 

2560 

78 

149.8 

68.80% 

544 

195 

Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 4.7 

4.7 

720 

1280 

65.9 

134.6 

68.65%

312 

196 

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 

5.5 

720 

1280 

80.5 

151 

68.60% 

267 

197 

Alcatel Pop 4 

5 

720 

1280 

71.4 

140.7 

68.60% 

294 

198 

Oppo R1 

5 

720 

1280 

70.4 

142.7 

68.60% 

294 

199 

Motorola Droid Mini 

4.3 

720 

1280 

61.3 

121.25 

68.58% 

342 

200 

HTC One ME 

5.2 

1440 

2560

72 

151 

68.56% 

565 

201 

Microsoft Lumia 650 

5 

720 

1280 

70.9 

142 

68.46% 

294 

202 

HTC One M9 

5 

1080 

1920 

69.7 

144.6 

68.38% 

441 

203 

HTC One S9 

5 

1080 

1920 

69.7 

144.6 

68.38% 

441 

204 

HTC Desire 516 

5 

540 

960 

72 

140 

68.37% 

220 

205 

Sony Xperia X Performance 

5 

1080 

1920 

70 

144 

68.37% 

441 

206 

ZTE Grand S Pro 

5 

720 

1280 

71 

142 

68.36% 

294 

207 

Lenovo Vibe K5/K5 Plus 

5 

720 

1280 

71 

142 

68.36% 

294 

208 

Motorola RAZR i 

4.3 

540 

960 

60.9 

122.5 

68.33% 

256 

209 

Sony Xperia Z Ultra 

6.4 

1080 

1920 

92.2 

179.4 

68.27% 

344 

210

HTC Desire 826 

5.5 

1080 

1920 

77.5 

158 

68.10% 

401 

211 

Lenovo K900 

5.5 

1080 

1920 

78 

157 

68.10% 

401 

212 

Lenovo Vibe P1m 

5 

720 

1280 

71.8 

141 

68.08% 

294 

213 

Blackberry Z30 

5 

720 

1280 

72 

140.7 

68.03% 

294 

214 

Lenovo Vibe S1 

5 

1080 

1920 

70.8 

143.3 

67.93% 

441

215 

Apple iPhone 6 Plus/6S Plus 

5.5 

1080 

1920 

77.7 

158 

67.93% 

401 

216 

Microsoft Lumia 535 

5 

540 

960 

72.4 

140.2 

67.90% 

220 

217 

HTC Desire 728 

5.5 

720 

1280 

77.8 

157.9 

67.88% 

267 

218 

Oppo R7 Lite 

5 

720 

1280 

71 

143 

67.88% 

294 

219 

Oppo R7 

5 

1080 

1920 

71 

143

67.88% 

441 

220 

Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) 

5 

720 

1280 

71.4 

142.2 

67.88% 

294 

221 

Sony Xperia C3 

5.5 

720 

1280 

78.7 

156.2 

67.84% 

267 

222 

LG Optimus F7 

4.7 

720 

1280 

68.2 

131.7 

67.80% 

312 

223 

Xiaomi Redmi 2 

4.7 

720 

1280 

67.1 

133.9 

67.78% 

312 

224 

ZTE Blade S6

5 

720 

1280 

70.7 

144 

67.70% 

294 

225 

HTC Butterfly S 

5 

1080 

1920 

70.5 

144.5 

67.65% 

441 

226 

Oppo F1 

5 

720 

1280 

71 

143.5 

67.64% 

294 

227 

Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime 

4.7 

720 

1280 

67.2 

134 

67.63% 

312 

228 

Blackberry Z3 

5 

540 

960 

72.8 

140 

67.62% 

220 

229 

Lenovo P70

5 

720 

1280 

71.8 

142 

67.60% 

294 

230 

HTC Desire 816 

5.5 

720 

1280 

78.8 

156.6 

67.58% 

267 

231 

Microsoft Lumia 640 

5 

720 

1280 

72.2 

141.3 

67.56% 

294 

232 

Samsung Galaxy J5 

5 

720 

1280 

71.8 

142.1 

67.55% 

294 

233 

Oppo Mirror 5S 

5 

720 

1280 

71.2 

143.4 

67.50% 

294 

234

Lenovo S930 

6 

720 

1280 

86.5 

170 

67.49% 

245 

235 

Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 

5.2 

720 

1280 

75.3 

146.8 

67.44% 

282 

236 

Sony Xperia E4 

5 

540 

960 

74.6 

137 

67.43% 

220 

237 

LG Optimus 4X HD 

4.7 

720 

1280 

68 

133 

67.33% 

312 

238 

Samsung Galaxy S5 Active 

5.1 

1080 

1920 

73.4 

145.3 

67.23% 

432 

239 

Oppo R5/R5s 

5.2 

1080 

1920 

74.5 

148.9 

67.20% 

424 

240 

HTC Desire 820 

5.5 

720 

1280 

78.7 

157.7 

67.19% 

267 

241 

Oppo N3 

5.5 

1080 

1920 

77 

161.2 

67.18% 

401 

242 

Alcatel Flash 2 

5 

720 

1280 

70.4 

145.8 

67.14% 

294 

243 

Asus ZenFone 2 Laser

5 

720 

1280 

71.5 

143.7 

67.08% 

294 

244 

Motorola Moto G 2015 

5 

720 

1280 

72.4 

142 

67.04% 

294 

245 

Huawei Ascend P2 

4.7 

720 

1280 

66.7 

136.2 

67.03% 

312 

246 

LG Optimus G 

4.7 

768 

1280 

69 

132 

66.86% 

323 

247 

HTC One A9 

5 

1080 

1920 

70.8 

145.8 

66.77% 

441 

248 

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini

4.3 

540 

960 

61.3 

124.6 

66.74% 

256 

249 

Sony Xperia T3 

5.3 

720 

1280 

77 

150.7 

66.73% 

277 

250 

HTC One M8 

5 

1080 

1920 

70.6 

146.4 

66.68% 

441 

251 

HTC One E8 

5 

1080 

1920 

70.7 

146.4 

66.59% 

441 

252 

HTC One E8 

5 

1080 

1920 

70.7 

146.4 

66.59% 

441 

253 

HTC Desire Eye 

5.2 

1080 

1920 

73.8 

151.7 

66.58% 

424 

254 

Sony Xperia SP 

4.6 

720 

1280 

67.1 

130.6 

66.57% 

319 

255 

Samsung Galaxy S6 Active 

5.1 

1440 

2560 

73.4 

146.8 

66.55% 

576 

256 

Asus Zenfone Zoom 

5.5 

1080 

1920 

78.9 

158.9 

66.52% 

401 

257 

Huawei Ascend G700

5 

720 

1280 

72.8 

142.5 

66.43% 

294 

258 

Motorola Moto G4 Play 

5 

720 

1280 

72 

144.4 

66.29% 

294 

259 

Google nexus 4 

4.7 

768 

1280 

68.7 

133.9 

66.20% 

323 

260 

HTC Desire 626 

5 

720 

1280 

70.9 

146.9 

66.17% 

294 

261 

HTC Desire 530/630 

5 

720 

1280 

70.9 

146.9 

66.17% 

294 

262 

Samsung Galaxy Nexus 

4.7 

720 

1280 

67.94 

135.5 

66.15% 

312 

263 

Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra 

4.7 

720 

1280 

68.5 

134.4 

66.15% 

312 

264 

Sony Xperia M5 

5 

1080 

1920 

72 

145 

66.01% 

441 

265 

Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime 

5 

540 

960 

72.1 

144.8 

66.01% 

220 

266 

Nokia Lumia 730/735

4.7 

720 

1280 

68.5 

134.7 

66.00% 

312 

267 

Microsoft Lumia 550 

4.7 

720 

1280 

67.8 

136.1 

65.99% 

312 

268 

LG Vu 3 

5.2 

960 

1280 

85.6 

132.1 

65.92% 

326 

269 

Amazon Fire Phone 

4.7 

720 

1280 

66 

140 

65.91% 

312 

270 

Samsung Galaxy S3 

4.8 

720 

1280 

70.6 

136.6 

65.86% 

306 

271 

HTC Desire 700 

5 

540 

960 

72 

145.5 

65.79% 

220 

272 

Oppo N1 

5.8 

1080 

1920 

82.6 

170.7 

65.77% 

380 

273 

Sony Xperia C 

5 

540 

960 

74.15 

141.5 

65.69% 

220 

274 

Apple iPhone 6/6S 

4.7 

750 

1334 

67.1 

138.2 

65.67% 

326 

275 

Samsung Ativ S 

4.8 

720 

1280

70.5 

137.2 

65.67% 

306 

276 

BLU Life Play S 

4.7 

720 

1280 

67.5 

137.5 

65.61% 

312 

277 

Samsung Galaxy A3 

4.5 

540 

960 

65.5 

130.1 

65.51% 

245 

278 

Xiaomi Mi 2 

4.3 

720 

1280 

62 

126 

65.25% 

342 

279 

Samsung Galaxy K zoom 

4.8 

720 

1280 

70.8 

137.5 

65.24% 

306 

280 

Sony Xperia M4 Aqua

5 

720 

1280 

72.6 

145.5 

65.24% 

294 

281 

Motorola Moto G 

4.5 

720 

1280 

65.9 

129.9 

65.21% 

326 

282 

Huawei Ascend G6 

4.5 

540 

960 

65.3 

131.2 

65.16% 

245 

283 

Huawei Ascend P7 mini 

4.5 

540 

960 

65.3 

131.2 

65.16% 

245 

284 

Xiaomi Mi 3 

5 

1080 

1920 

73.6

144 

65.03% 

441 

285 

BLU Life Pro 

5 

720 

1280 

72.1 

147 

65.03% 

294 

286 

HTC One 

4.7 

1080 

1920 

68.2 

137.4 

64.99% 

469 

287 

HTC One X / X+ 

4.7 

720 

1280 

69.9 

134.36 

64.84% 

312 

288 

Samsung Galaxy Core Advance 

4.7 

180 

800 

70.5 

133.3 

64.80% 

124 

289 

Lenovo Vibe X 

5 

1080 

1920 

74 

144 

64.68% 

441 

290 

Nokia Lumia 630 

4.5 

480 

854 

66.7 

129.5 

64.63% 

218 

291 

Sony Xperia Z1 

5 

1080 

1920 

73.9 

144.4 

64.58% 

441 

292 

Sony Xperia E4g 

4.7 

540 

960 

71 

133 

64.49% 

234 

293 

Motorola Moto E 2015 

4.5 

540 

960 

66.8 

129.8 

64.38% 

245 

294 

Samsung Galaxy S7 Active

5.1 

1440 

2560 

75 

148.8 

64.25% 

576 

295 

Samsung Galaxy Express 2 

4.5 

540 

960 

65.8 

132.4 

64.08% 

245 

296 

Sony Xperia M2 

4.8 

540 

960 

71.1 

139.7 

63.95% 

229 

297 

Asus ZenFone 5 

5 

720 

1280 

72.8 

148.2 

63.88% 

294 

298 

Samsung Galaxy Note 

5.3

800 

1280 

83 

147 

63.47% 

292 

299 

Nokia Lumia 625 

4.7 

480 

800 

72.2 

133.2 

63.32% 

202 

300 

Sony Xperia ZR 

4.5 

720 

1280 

67.4 

131 

63.23% 

326 

301 

HTC Desire 620 

5 

720 

1280 

72.7 

150.1 

63.16% 

294 

302 

Motorola Moto E 

4.3 

540 

960 

64.8 

124.8 

63.03% 

256 

303 

Sony Xperia M2 Aqua

4.8 

540 

960 

72 

140 

63.01% 

229 

304 

LG Optimus L7 II 

4.3 

480 

800 

66.6 

121.5 

62.99% 

220 

305 

Nokia XL 

5 

480 

800 

77.7 

141.4 

62.73% 

190 

306 

Jolla Smartphone 

4.5 

540 

960 

68 

131 

62.67% 

245 

307 

Lenovo S820 

4.7 

720 

1280 

69.7 

139.5 

62.63% 

312 

308 

HTC One mini 2

4.5 

720 

1280 

65 

137.4 

62.51% 

326 

309 

HTC Desire 320 

4.5 

480 

854 

67.8 

132 

62.38% 

218 

310 

HTC Desire 510 

4.7 

480 

854 

69.8 

139.9 

62.36% 

208 

311 

Sony Xperia SL 

4.3 

720 

1280 

64 

128 

62.22% 

342 

312 

HTC Desire 310 

4.5 

480 

654 

68 

132.4 

62.01% 

190 

313 

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact 

4.3 

720 

1280 

64.9 

127 

61.84% 

342 

314 

HTC Desire 600 

4.5 

540 

960 

67 

134.8 

61.81% 

245 

315 

Samsung Galaxy S2 

4.3 

480 

800 

66.1 

125.3 

61.54% 

220 

316 

Nokia X2 

4.3 

480 

800 

68.3 

121.7 

61.32% 

220 

317 

Nokia Lumia 925 

4.5 

768 

1280 

70.6

129 

61.30% 

337 

318 

HTC One Mini 

4.3 

720 

1280 

63.2 

132 

61.10% 

342 

319 

Apple iPhone 5/5S/SE 

4 

640 

1136 

58.6 

123.8 

60.80% 

326 

320 

Nokia X 

4 

480 

800 

63 

115.5 

60.62% 

237 

321 

Nokia Lumia 920 

4.5 

768 

1280 

70.8 

130.3 

60.51% 

337 

322 

Samsung Galaxy J1 (2016) 

4.5

480 

800 

69.6 

132.6 

60.49% 

211 

323 

HTC Desire 610 

4.7 

540 

960 

70.5 

143.1 

60.36% 

234 

324 

LG Optimus L5 II 

4 

480 

800 

62.2 

117.5 

60.35% 

237 

325 

Nokia Lumia 820 

4.3 

480 

800 

68.5 

123.8 

60.11% 

220 

326 

Nokia Lumia 1020 

4.5 

768 

1280 

71.4 

130.4 

59.96% 

337 

327

Sony Xperia E1 

4 

480 

800 

62.4 

118 

59.90% 

237 

328 

HTC Desire V 

4 

480 

800 

62.3 

118.5 

59.75% 

237 

329 

HTC Desire X 

4 

480 

800 

62.3 

118.5 

59.75% 

237 

330 

HTC Desire 501 

4.3 

480 

800 

66.7 

128.5 

59.47% 

220 

331 

Nokia Lumia 530 

4 

480 

854 

62.3 

119.7 

59.15% 

245 

332

Nokia Lumia 720 

4.3 

480 

800 

67.5 

127.9 

59.04% 

220 

333 

Sony Xperia E3 

4.5 

480 

854 

69.4 

137.1 

58.67% 

218 

334 

HTC Windows Phone 8X 

4.3 

720 

1280 

66.2 

132.3 

58.20% 

342 

335 

Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 

4 

480 

800 

62.7 

121.2 

58.04% 

237 

336 

Samsung Z1 

4 

480 

800 

63.2

120.4 

57.97% 

237 

337 

Samsung Galaxy J1 

4.3 

480 

800 

68.2 

129 

57.94% 

220 

338 

Microsoft Lumia 430 

4 

480 

800 

63.2 

120.5 

57.92% 

237 

339 

Samsung Galaxy Ace 4 

4 

480 

800 

62.9 

121.4 

57.76% 

237 

340 

Asus Zenfone 4 

4 

480 

800 

61.4 

124.4 

57.75% 

237 

341 

Microsoft Lumia 435

4 

480 

800 

64.7 

118.1 

57.73% 

237 

342 

Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini 

4 

480 

800 

63 

121.5 

57.62% 

237 

343 

Nokia Lumia 520 

4 

480 

800 

64 

119.9 

57.48% 

237 

344 

Nokia Lumia 525 

4 

480 

800 

64 

119.9 

57.48% 

237 

345 

Sony Xperia M 

4 

480 

854 

62 

124 

57.37% 

245 

346 

Blackberry Z10

4.2 

768 

1280 

65.6 

130 

57.02% 

361 

347 

Huawei Ascend W2 

4.3 

480 

800 

67 

134 

56.78% 

220 

348 

Microsoft Lumia 532 

4 

480 

800 

65.5 

118.9 

56.64% 

237 

349 

Nokia Lumia 620 

3.8 

480 

800 

61.1 

115.4 

56.46% 

249 

350 

Huawei Ascend W1 

4 

480 

800 

63.5 

124.5 

55.79%

237 

351 

Samsung Galaxy Young 2 

3.5 

320 

480 

59.9 

109.8 

51.35% 

171 

352 

Iphone 4/4S 

3.5 

640 

960 

58.6 

115.2 

50.02% 

343 

353 

Samsung Galaxy Fame 

3.5 

320 

480 

61.6 

113.2 

48.43% 

171 

354 

Apple iPhone 3G/3GS 

3.5 

320 

480 

62.1 

115.5 

47.08% 

171 

355 

Nokia Asha 503

3 

240 

320 

60.6 

102.6 

39.90% 

141 

356 

Blackberry Q5 

3.1 

720 

720 

66 

120 

33.45% 

355 

357 

Blackberry Q10 

3.1 

720 

720 

66.8 

119.6 

33.16% 

355 

Microsoft, Windows 10 and Lumia, or….

…how many things can you do wrong at the same time?

 

Whoever is in charge of product marketing and development for Microsoft phone devices really should have been fired a while ago. While I thought that sacking Steven Elop was the start to a better future for Microsoft’s device business, it really has been going downwards further ever since. And who thought that this was possible starting on a low with Elop.

Now let’s summarise what happened with the Windows 10 devices, Lumia 950, 950XL, 550 and 650.

Lumia 950 and 950 XL:

  • these phones should go in to the history books as the most uninspiringly designed phones. How can one wait for 1.5 years for a flagship release (Lumia 930/Icon) and then take such a step back
  • charging top-shelf flagship device prices for plastic phones while all other manufacturers have stepped up their game (even Samsung managed to) really makes no sense
  • As per Satia Nadella’s own description the Lumia flagships are for the enthusiast crowd. What happened is that plastic phones were launched on an unfinished OS with unfinished features but the full price is being charged. What this amounts to is a rip-off of the loyal MS following rather than rewarding those that have stayed loyal to Windows Phone, are prepared to be public beta testers with appropriate competitive pricing
  • MS must have known that the devices are bland like anything, hence the simultaneous launch of “fancy” back covers by Mozo. So they really dared to ask for another $50 or more just to make the phone look nice
  • Basic testing of the phones should have made it obvious that the Lumia 950 has massive battery life issues, rendering the device semi-useless for heavy work day usage
  • Granted, Continuum is cool. But then throw in the dock for free in the package to make the one stand-out feature a default that the early adopters can brag about and spread the word
  • There are so many features in the applications missing and they are so far behind the Android and iOS equivalents that it almost seems like even Microsoft is putting more effort in developing for other platforms than their own

Lumia 650:

  • The lower mid-tier phone costing a third of the price of the 950 has a much better premium design with more premium materials. How can that happen
  • The phone is targeted at the business crowd but it doesn’t support Continuum, the one stand-out feature that could convince that exact target audience
  • Why… or why would anyone put such a low-end chipset into this phone, combined with 1GB RAM only. Even if the OS runs fairly smoothly it obviously resulted in the absence of Continuum. And the device will inevitably not cope if 3rd party developers launch some more demanding business apps.
  • For the business crowd a 2000mAh battery is just a joke

Lumia 550:

  • Don’t even get me started….

I don’t know if Microsoft can still turn the ship around or if the current lineup of phones was the final nail in the coffin of Microsoft phones and Windows 10 for phones altogether. Even if there are some moves from 3rd party manufacturers like HP and Acer, market shares have declined even further from what was already a very low base.

I do have a few suggestions though:

  • Launch the rumoured Surface-Phone that needs to have the same quality, design and attention to detail as a Surface Pro 4 or Surface Book
  • Cut the prices for the Lumia 950 and 950 XL to $300 and $350 respectively. Bundle in the dock and a Mozo cover for free.
  • Offer the Mozo cover and dock to any current 950 and 950 XL user retrospectively for free.
  • Launch a decent mid-range phone (Lumia 850) with a proper mid-tier chipset (Snapdragon 617 or 652) and a 1080p screen.
  • Get moving on those Office Apps and Outlook on Windows 10 before the business crowd completely gives up on you

Cheers,

Pete

 

The final countdown for Blackberry

WhatsApp announced that it will end support for WhatsApp for all Blackberry OS’es including OS10.

If there was ever any doubt that BB OS10 will die this is it. Without WhatsApp the phones are pretty much useless. Even though BB announced that they will launch more Android phones, without any signs of a decent pipeline of Android devices (Wake up: Where is the conversion kit for the Passport to move to Android?) there is no hope left. Even the hardest die-hard fans of BB must admit that this seems to be the end.

https://blog.whatsapp.com/10000617/WhatsApp-support-for-mobile-devices

 

The Ultimate Screen-to-Bezel Comparison (late 2015)

Please visit the updated table mid 2016 here

It’s been a while since I last update this table. But finally, here you go.

Screen sizes have been increasing over the years and in 2015 we saw most releases being above 5″ in the 5.5″ category and many even hitting 5.7″ which naturally pushes the average ratio upward. Nevertheless, the Sharp Aquos Crystal remains at the top. There really hasn’t been anything as bezel-less as this phone. Even the edge versions of the Galaxy or the ZTE Nubia Z9 don’t come close.

Leave me a comment below and let me know your thoughts.

Rank Model Screen Size (inch) Resolution (horizontal) Resolution (vertical) Body size (width) Body size (height) Ratio (screen to body) PPI
1 Sharp Aquos Crystal 5 720 1280 67 131 78.52% 294
2 Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro 6 1440 2560 81.3 156 78.25% 490
3 Huawei Ascend Mate 7 6 1080 1920 81 157 78.04% 367
4 Alcatel One Touch Hero 6 1080 1920 80.6 158.5 77.69% 367
5 Samsung Galaxy Note 5 5.7 1440 2560 76.1 153.2 76.83% 515
6 Oppo R7 Plus 6 1080 1920 82 158 76.60% 367
7 Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ 5.7 1440 2560 75.8 154.4 76.53% 515
8 LG G3 5.5 1440 2560 74.6 146.3 76.41% 534
9 Motorola Moto X Style/Pure 5.7 1440 2560 76.2 153.9 76.38% 515
10 Sony Xperia C5 Ultra 6 1080 1920 79.6 164.2 75.93% 367
11 LG G2 5.2 1080 1920 70.9 138.5 75.91% 424
12 LG G Flex 6 720 1280 81.6 160.5 75.78% 245
13 Alcatel One Touch Hero 2 6 1080 1920 81.6 160.5 75.78% 367
14 Sony Xperia ZL 5 1080 1920 69.3 131.6 75.57% 441
15 Motorola Moto X Play 5.5 1080 1920 74.7 148 75.43% 401
16 Huawei Ascend Mate 2 6.1 720 1280 84.7 161 75.22% 241
17 Microsoft Lumia 950 XL 5.7 1440 2560 78.4 151.9 75.21% 515
18 Google Nexus 6 6 1440 2560 83 159.2 75.11% 490
19 Samsung Galaxy Note 3 5.7 1080 1920 79.2 151.2 74.80% 386
20 Lenovo Vibe X2 Pro 5.3 1080 1920 71 146.3 74.55% 416
21 Xiaomi Mi Note (Pro) 5.7 1440 2560 77.6 155.1 74.42% 515
22 Xiaomi Mi Note 5.7 1080 1920 77.6 155.1 74.42% 386
23 LG G Flex 2 5.5 1080 1920 75.3 149.1 74.28% 401
24 Samsung Galaxy Note 4 5.7 1440 2560 78.6 153.5 74.24% 515
25 Meizu MX4 5.4 1152 1920 75.2 144 74.23% 421
26 LG G Pro 2 5.9 1080 1920 81.9 157.9 74.21% 373
27 Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 6.3 720 1280 88 167.6 74.19% 233
28 ZTE Nubia Z9 5.2 1080 1920 68.3 147.4 74.04% 424
29 Huawei Honor 7i 5.2 1080 1920 71.2 141.6 73.94% 424
30 Huawei Mate S 5.5 1080 1920 75.3 149.8 73.93% 401
31 Samsung Galaxy A8 5.7 1080 1920 76.8 158 73.81% 386
32 ZTE Grand X Max (+) 6 720 1280 83 162 73.81% 245
33 BLU Pure XL 6 1440 2560 82.2 164 73.62% 490
34 LG G4 5.5 1440 2560 76.1 148.9 73.59% 534
35 Gionee Elife E8 6 1440 2560 82.3 164 73.53% 490
36 Lenovo Vibe Z2 5.5 720 1280 76.4 148.5 73.50% 267
37 Meizu M2 Note 5.5 1080 1920 75.2 150.9 73.49% 401
38 OnePlus 2 5.5 1080 1920 74.9 151.8 73.35% 401
39 Meizu Pro 5 5.7 1080 1920 78 156.7 73.28% 386
40 Huawei Ascend Mate 6.1 720 1280 85.7 163.5 73.21% 241
41 Huawei Honor 6 Plus 5.5 1080 1920 75.7 150.5 73.20% 401
42 Motorola Moto X (2014) 5.2 1080 1920 72.4 140.8 73.12% 424
43 LG Optimus G Pro 5.5 1080 1920 76.1 150.2 72.96% 401
44 Oppo Find 7 5.5 1440 2560 75 152.6 72.86% 534
45 ZTE Nubia Z5S 5 1080 1920 68.8 137.7 72.75% 441
46 Alcatel One Touch Idol X 5 1080 1920 67.5 140.4 72.72% 441
47 Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 5.5 5.5 1080 1920 75.1 152.7 72.72% 401
48 Lenovo Vibe Z 5.5 1080 1920 77 149 72.69% 401
49 Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo 5.5 720 1280 77.4 148.4 72.60% 267
50 Samsung Galaxy A7 5.5 1080 1920 76.2 151 72.48% 401
51 Huawei Honor 7 5.2 1080 1920 71.9 143.2 72.40% 424
52 Google Nexus 5 5 1080 1920 69.17 137.84 72.28% 441
53 Samsung Galaxy S4 5 1080 1920 69.8 136.6 72.28% 441
54 Xiaomi Mi 4 5 1080 1920 68.5 139.2 72.28% 441
55 Google Nexus 6P 5.7 1440 2560 77.8 159.3 72.27% 515
56 Huawei Honor 5X 5.5 1080 1920 76.3 151.3 72.24% 401
57 ZTE Axon Elite 5.5 1080 1920 75 154 72.20% 401
58 LG G Pro Lite 5.5 540 960 76.9 150.2 72.20% 200
59 Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 5.5 1080 1920 76 152 72.19% 401
60 Lenovo Vibe P1 5.5 1080 1920 75.6 152.9 72.14% 401
61 Motorola Moto X 4.7 720 1280 65.3 129.3 72.12% 312
62 Huawei Honor 3X 5.5 720 1280 77.4 149.5 72.07% 267
63 Samsung Galaxy S6 edge 5.1 1440 2560 70.1 142.1 71.98% 576
64 LG G4 Beat 5.2 1080 1920 72.6 142.7 71.95% 424
65 ZTE nubia Z7 5.5 1440 2560 75.7 153.2 71.91% 534
66 OnePlus One 5.5 1080 1920 75.9 152.9 71.86% 401
67 Lenovo P90 5.5 1080 1920 77.4 150 71.83% 401
68 Xiaomi Mi 4C 5 1080 1920 69.6 138 71.75% 441
69 Huawei G8 5.5 1080 1920 76.5 152 71.72% 401
70 Lenovo A7000 5.5 720 1280 76.2 152.6 71.72% 267
71 Xiaomi Mi 4i 5 1080 1920 69.6 138.1 71.70% 441
72 Sony Xperia T2 Ultra 6 720 1280 83.8 165.2 71.69% 245
73 Sony Xperia C4 5.5 1080 1920 77.4 150.3 71.68% 401
74 Alcatel Flash Plus 5.5 720 1280 76.4 152.3 71.67% 267
75 Lenovo Vibe X2 5 1080 1920 68.6 140.2 71.66% 441
76 Huawei Ascend P7 5 1080 1920 68.8 139.8 71.65% 441
77 Meizu MX3 5.1 1080 1800 72 139 71.65% 418
78 Samsung ATIV SE 5 1080 1920 69.9 137.7 71.60% 441
79 ZTE Nubia X6 6.44 1080 1920 89 179.5 71.57% 342
80 Samsung Galaxy E7 5.5 720 1280 77.2 151 71.54% 267
81 Micromax Canvas XL 6 540 960 84.2 165 71.43% 184
82 Meizu M2 5 720 1280 68.9 140.1 71.40% 294
83 Nokia Lumia 1520 6 1080 1920 85.4 162.8 71.38% 367
84 Huawei P8 5.2 1080 1920 72.1 144.9 71.35% 424
85 OnePlus X 5 1080 1920 69 140 71.34% 441
86 LG Optimus L9 II 4.7 720 1280 66.5 128.4 71.32% 312
87 ZTE Z MAX 2 5.5 720 1280 76 154 71.25% 267
88 LG G2 mini 4.7 540 960 66 129.6 71.19% 234
89 Acer Liquid Jade 5 720 1280 69 140.5 71.09% 294
90 Sony Xperia Z5 Premium 5.5 2160 3840 76 154.4 71.07% 801
91 Samsung Galaxy A5 5 720 1280 69.7 139.3 70.98% 294
92 Samsung Galaxy S6 5.1 1440 2560 70.5 143.4 70.93% 576
93 Sony Xperia Z3/Z3+ 5.2 1080 1920 72 146 70.91% 424
94 Sony Xperia Z5 5.2 1080 1920 72 146 70.91% 424
95 Motorola Droid Turbo 5.2 1440 2560 73.3 143.5 70.87% 565
96 Nokia Lumia 930 5 1080 1920 71 137 70.85% 441
97 Blackberry Priv 5.4 1440 2560 77.2 147 70.84% 544
98 Asus Zenfone 2 / Laser 5.5 1080 1920 77.2 152.5 70.83% 401
99 Huawei Honor 6 5 1080 1920 69.7 139.6 70.83% 441
100 Sony Xperia Z3 Compact 4.6 720 1280 64.9 127 70.77% 319
101 LG V10 5.7 1440 2560 79.3 159.6 70.77% 515
102 Lenovo PHAB Plus 6.8 1080 1920 96.6 186.6 70.72% 324
103 HTC One max 5.9 1080 1920 82.5 164.5 70.71% 373
104 Sony Xperia Z5 Compact 4.6 720 1280 65 127 70.66% 319
105 Oppo Find 5 5 1080 1920 68.8 141.8 70.64% 441
106 Asus Zenfone 6 6 720 1280 84.3 166.9 70.54% 245
107 Motorola Droid Ultra 5 720 1280 71.2 137.5 70.40% 294
108 Nokia Lumia 1320 6 720 1280 85.9 164.2 70.36% 245
109 ZTE Nubia Z9 Max 5.5 1080 1920 76.6 154.8 70.33% 401
110 Vodafone Smart Ultra 6 5.5 1080 1920 77 154 70.33% 401
111 Huawei Ascend G7 5.5 720 1280 77.3 153.5 70.28% 267
112 Microsoft Lumia 950 5.2 1440 2560 73.2 145 70.23% 565
113 Samsung Galaxy Alpha 4.7 720 1280 65.5 132.4 70.22% 312
114 Huawei Ascend P6 4.7 720 1280 65.5 132.65 70.09% 312
115 Nokia Lumia 830 5 720 1280 70.7 139.4 69.93% 294
116 Oppo R1C 5 720 1280 70.1 140.6 69.93% 294
117 Google Nexus 5X 5.2 1080 1920 72.6 147 69.85% 424
118 Sony Xperia Z 5 1080 1920 71 139 69.83% 441
119 ZTE Blade V6 5 720 1280 69.5 142 69.83% 294
120 Lenovo A6000 5 720 1280 70 141 69.83% 294
121 Samsung Galaxy S5 5.1 1080 1920 72.5 142 69.65% 432
122 Samsung Galaxy J7 5.5 720 1280 78.7 152.2 69.62% 267
123 Microsoft Lumia 640 XL 5.7 720 1280 81.5 157.9 69.60% 258
124 Samsung Z3 5 720 1280 70 141.6 69.53% 294
125 Acer Liquid S2 6 1080 1920 86 166 69.52% 367
126 ZUK Z1 5.5 1080 1920 77.3 155.7 69.29% 401
127 Sony Xperia Z2 5.2 1080 1920 73.3 146.8 69.28% 424
128 Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 5.8 540 960 82.4 162.6 69.22% 190
129 Samsung Galaxy S4 Active 5 1080 1920 71.3 139.7 69.19% 441
130 Asus ZenFone Selfie 5.5 1080 1920 77.2 156.5 69.02% 401
131 Lenovo Vibe Shot 5 1080 1920 70 142.7 69.00% 441
132 Motorola Moto G (2014) 5 720 1280 70.7 141.5 68.89% 294
133 Xiaomi Redmi Note 5.5 720 1280 78.7 154 68.81% 267
134 Motorola DROID Turbo 2 5.4 1440 1520 78 149.8 68.80% 419
135 Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 4.7 4.7 720 1280 65.9 134.6 68.65% 312
136 Samsung Galaxy Note 2 5.5 720 1280 80.5 151 68.60% 267
137 Oppo R1 5 720 1280 70.4 142.7 68.60% 294
138 Motorola Droid Mini 4.3 720 1280 61.3 121.25 68.58% 342
139 HTC One ME 5.2 1440 2560 72 151 68.56% 565
140 HTC One M9 5 1080 1920 69.7 144.6 68.38% 441
141 HTC Desire 516 5 540 960 72 140 68.37% 220
142 ZTE Grand S Pro 5 720 1280 71 142 68.36% 294
143 Motorola RAZR i 4.3 540 960 60.9 122.5 68.33% 256
144 Sony Xperia Z Ultra 6.4 1080 1920 92.2 179.4 68.27% 344
145 HTC Desire 826 5.5 1080 1920 77.5 158 68.10% 401
146 Lenovo K900 5.5 1080 1920 78 157 68.10% 401
147 Lenovo Vibe P1m 5 720 1280 71.8 141 68.08% 294
148 Blackberry Z30 5 720 1280 72 140.7 68.03% 294
149 Lenovo Vibe S1 5 1080 1920 70.8 143.3 67.93% 441
150 Apple iPhone 6 Plus/6S Plus 5.5 1080 1920 77.7 158 67.93% 401
151 Microsoft Lumia 535 5 540 960 72.4 140.2 67.90% 220
152 HTC Desire 728 5.5 720 1280 77.8 157.9 67.88% 267
153 Oppo R7 Lite 5 720 1280 71 143 67.88% 294
154 Oppo R7 5 1080 1920 71 143 67.88% 441
155 Sony Xperia C3 5.5 720 1280 78.7 156.2 67.84% 267
156 LG Optimus F7 4.7 720 1280 68.2 131.7 67.80% 312
157 Xiaomi Redmi 2 4.7 720 1280 67.1 133.9 67.78% 312
158 ZTE Blade S6 5 720 1280 70.7 144 67.70% 294
159 HTC Butterfly S 5 1080 1920 70.5 144.5 67.65% 441
160 Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime 4.7 720 1280 67.2 134 67.63% 312
161 Blackberry Z3 5 540 960 72.8 140 67.62% 220
162 Lenovo P70 5 720 1280 71.8 142 67.60% 294
163 HTC Desire 816 5.5 720 1280 78.8 156.6 67.58% 267
164 Microsoft Lumia 640 5 720 1280 72.2 141.3 67.56% 294
165 Samsung Galaxy J5 5 720 1280 71.8 142.1 67.55% 294
166 Oppo Mirror 5S 5 720 1280 71.2 143.4 67.50% 294
167 Lenovo S930 6 720 1280 86.5 170 67.49% 245
168 Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 5.2 720 1280 75.3 146.8 67.44% 282
169 Sony Xperia E4 5 540 960 74.6 137 67.43% 220
170 LG Optimus 4X HD 4.7 720 1280 68 133 67.33% 312
171 Samsung Galaxy S5 Active 5.1 1080 1920 73.4 145.3 67.23% 432
172 Oppo R5/R5s 5.2 1080 1920 74.5 148.9 67.20% 424
173 HTC Desire 820 5.5 720 1280 78.7 157.7 67.19% 267
174 Oppo N3 5.5 1080 1920 77 161.2 67.18% 401
175 Alcatel Flash 2 5 720 1280 70.4 145.8 67.14% 294
176 Asus ZenFone 2 Laser 5 720 1280 71.5 143.7 67.08% 294
177 Motorola Moto G 2015 5 720 1280 72.4 142 67.04% 294
178 Huawei Ascend P2 4.7 720 1280 66.7 136.2 67.03% 312
179 LG Optimus G 4.7 768 1280 69 132 66.86% 323
180 HTC One A9 5 1080 1920 70.8 145.8 66.77% 441
181 Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini 4.3 540 960 61.3 124.6 66.74% 256
182 Sony Xperia T3 5.3 720 1280 77 150.7 66.73% 277
183 HTC One M8 5 1080 1920 70.6 146.4 66.68% 441
184 HTC One E8 5 1080 1920 70.7 146.4 66.59% 441
185 HTC One E8 5 1080 1920 70.7 146.4 66.59% 441
186 HTC Desire Eye 5.2 1080 1920 73.8 151.7 66.58% 424
187 Sony Xperia SP 4.6 720 1280 67.1 130.6 66.57% 319
188 Samsung Galaxy S6 Active 5.1 1440 2560 73.4 146.8 66.55% 576
189 Asus Zenfone Zoom 5.5 1080 1920 78.9 158.9 66.52% 401
190 Huawei Ascend G700 5 720 1280 72.8 142.5 66.43% 294
191 Google nexus 4 4.7 768 1280 68.7 133.9 66.20% 323
192 HTC Desire 626 5 720 1280 70.9 146.9 66.17% 294
193 Samsung Galaxy Nexus 4.7 720 1280 67.94 135.5 66.15% 312
194 Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra 4.7 720 1280 68.5 134.4 66.15% 312
195 Sony Xperia M5 5 1080 1920 72 145 66.01% 441
196 Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime 5 540 960 72.1 144.8 66.01% 220
197 Nokia Lumia 730/735 4.7 720 1280 68.5 134.7 66.00% 312
198 Microsoft Lumia 550 4.7 720 1280 67.8 136.1 65.99% 312
199 LG Vu 3 5.2 960 1280 85.6 132.1 65.92% 326
200 Amazon Fire Phone 4.7 720 1280 66 140 65.91% 312
201 Samsung Galaxy S3 4.8 720 1280 70.6 136.6 65.86% 306
202 HTC Desire 700 5 540 960 72 145.5 65.79% 220
203 Oppo N1 5.8 1080 1920 82.6 170.7 65.77% 380
204 Sony Xperia C 5 540 960 74.15 141.5 65.69% 220
205 Apple iPhone 6/6S 4.7 750 1334 67.1 138.2 65.67% 326
206 Samsung Ativ S 4.8 720 1280 70.5 137.2 65.67% 306
207 BLU Life Play S 4.7 720 1280 67.5 137.5 65.61% 312
208 Samsung Galaxy A3 4.5 540 960 65.5 130.1 65.51% 245
209 Xiaomi Mi 2 4.3 720 1280 62 126 65.25% 342
210 Samsung Galaxy K zoom 4.8 720 1280 70.8 137.5 65.24% 306
211 Sony Xperia M4 Aqua 5 720 1280 72.6 145.5 65.24% 294
212 Motorola Moto G 4.5 720 1280 65.9 129.9 65.21% 326
213 Huawei Ascend G6 4.5 540 960 65.3 131.2 65.16% 245
214 Huawei Ascend P7 mini 4.5 540 960 65.3 131.2 65.16% 245
215 Xiaomi Mi 3 5 1080 1920 73.6 144 65.03% 441
216 BLU Life Pro 5 720 1280 72.1 147 65.03% 294
217 HTC One 4.7 1080 1920 68.2 137.4 64.99% 469
218 HTC One X / X+ 4.7 720 1280 69.9 134.36 64.84% 312
219 Samsung Galaxy Core Advance 4.7 180 800 70.5 133.3 64.80% 124
220 Lenovo Vibe X 5 1080 1920 74 144 64.68% 441
221 Nokia Lumia 630 4.5 480 854 66.7 129.5 64.63% 218
222 Sony Xperia Z1 5 1080 1920 73.9 144.4 64.58% 441
223 Sony Xperia E4g 4.7 540 960 71 133 64.49% 234
224 Motorola Moto E 2015 4.5 540 960 66.8 129.8 64.38% 245
225 Samsung Galaxy Express 2 4.5 540 960 65.8 132.4 64.08% 245
226 Sony Xperia M2 4.8 540 960 71.1 139.7 63.95% 229
227 Asus ZenFone 5 5 720 1280 72.8 148.2 63.88% 294
228 Samsung Galaxy Note 5.3 800 1280 83 147 63.47% 292
229 Nokia Lumia 625 4.7 480 800 72.2 133.2 63.32% 202
230 Sony Xperia ZR 4.5 720 1280 67.4 131 63.23% 326
231 HTC Desire 620 5 720 1280 72.7 150.1 63.16% 294
232 Motorola Moto E 4.3 540 960 64.8 124.8 63.03% 256
233 Sony Xperia M2 Aqua 4.8 540 960 72 140 63.01% 229
234 LG Optimus L7 II 4.3 480 800 66.6 121.5 62.99% 220
235 Nokia XL 5 480 800 77.7 141.4 62.73% 190
236 Jolla Smartphone 4.5 540 960 68 131 62.67% 245
237 Lenovo S820 4.7 720 1280 69.7 139.5 62.63% 312
238 HTC One mini 2 4.5 720 1280 65 137.4 62.51% 326
239 HTC Desire 320 4.5 480 854 67.8 132 62.38% 218
240 HTC Desire 510 4.7 480 854 69.8 139.9 62.36% 208
241 Sony Xperia SL 4.3 720 1280 64 128 62.22% 342
242 HTC Desire 310 4.5 480 654 68 132.4 62.01% 190
243 Sony Xperia Z1 Compact 4.3 720 1280 64.9 127 61.84% 342
244 HTC Desire 600 4.5 540 960 67 134.8 61.81% 245
245 Samsung Galaxy S2 4.3 480 800 66.1 125.3 61.54% 220
246 Nokia X2 4.3 480 800 68.3 121.7 61.32% 220
247 Nokia Lumia 925 4.5 768 1280 70.6 129 61.30% 337
248 HTC One Mini 4.3 720 1280 63.2 132 61.10% 342
249 Apple iPhone 5/5S 4 640 1136 58.6 123.8 60.80% 326
250 Nokia X 4 480 800 63 115.5 60.62% 237
251 Nokia Lumia 920 4.5 768 1280 70.8 130.3 60.51% 337
252 HTC Desire 610 4.7 540 960 70.5 143.1 60.36% 234
253 LG Optimus L5 II 4 480 800 62.2 117.5 60.35% 237
254 Nokia Lumia 820 4.3 480 800 68.5 123.8 60.11% 220
255 Nokia Lumia 1020 4.5 768 1280 71.4 130.4 59.96% 337
256 Sony Xperia E1 4 480 800 62.4 118 59.90% 237
257 HTC Desire V 4 480 800 62.3 118.5 59.75% 237
258 HTC Desire X 4 480 800 62.3 118.5 59.75% 237
259 HTC Desire 501 4.3 480 800 66.7 128.5 59.47% 220
260 Nokia Lumia 530 4 480 854 62.3 119.7 59.15% 245
261 Nokia Lumia 720 4.3 480 800 67.5 127.9 59.04% 220
262 Sony Xperia E3 4.5 480 854 69.4 137.1 58.67% 218
263 HTC Windows Phone 8X 4.3 720 1280 66.2 132.3 58.20% 342
264 Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 4 480 800 62.7 121.2 58.04% 237
265 Samsung Z1 4 480 800 63.2 120.4 57.97% 237
266 Samsung Galaxy J1 4.3 480 800 68.2 129 57.94% 220
267 Microsoft Lumia 430 4 480 800 63.2 120.5 57.92% 237
268 Samsung Galaxy Ace 4 4 480 800 62.9 121.4 57.76% 237
269 Asus Zenfone 4 4 480 800 61.4 124.4 57.75% 237
270 Microsoft Lumia 435 4 480 800 64.7 118.1 57.73% 237
271 Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini 4 480 800 63 121.5 57.62% 237
272 Nokia Lumia 520 4 480 800 64 119.9 57.48% 237
273 Nokia Lumia 525 4 480 800 64 119.9 57.48% 237
274 Sony Xperia M 4 480 854 62 124 57.37% 245
275 Blackberry Z10 4.2 768 1280 65.6 130 57.02% 361
276 Huawei Ascend W2 4.3 480 800 67 134 56.78% 220
277 Microsoft Lumia 532 4 480 800 65.5 118.9 56.64% 237
278 Nokia Lumia 620 3.8 480 800 61.1 115.4 56.46% 249
279 Huawei Ascend W1 4 480 800 63.5 124.5 55.79% 237
280 Samsung Galaxy Young 2 3.5 320 480 59.9 109.8 51.35% 171
281 Iphone 4/4S 3.5 640 960 58.6 115.2 50.02% 343
282 Samsung Galaxy Fame 3.5 320 480 61.6 113.2 48.43% 171
283 Apple iPhone 3G/3GS 3.5 320 480 62.1 115.5 47.08% 171
284 Nokia Asha 503 3 240 320 60.6 102.6 39.90% 141
285 Blackberry Q5 3.1 720 720 66 120 33.45% 355
286 Blackberry Q10 3.1 720 720 66.8 119.6 33.16% 355

Lenovo Vibe Shot Camera Quality

Compared to Samsung Galaxy S6

The Lenovo Vibe Shot was launched during MWC back in March 2015. It wasn’t until October 2015 that the phone actually became available. I recently purchased the device and wanted to give a brief comparison on it’s camera quality.

Since the Vibe Shot is being marketed as a camera-centric smartphone (rather than a camera-phone such as a Lumia 1020 or Galaxy K zoom) the camera quality is likely one of the main deciding factors for selecting the device over the competition. The Vibe Shot is actually an upper mid-range device with very common specs for 2015:

  • Snapdragon 615
  • 3GB Ram, 32GB Memory, SD card support
  • 5″, 1080p display
  • 3000 mAh battery
  • metal frame with Gorilla Glass 3 front and back covers
  • 16 Mpx main camera in 16:9 format with OIS
  • 8 Mpx front facing camera

However, since Lenovo is marketing the device primarily for it’s camera I decided to test it against one of the best in the in the industry, the Samsung Galaxy S6.

The below samples were taken within seconds from each other in full automatic mode.

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Samsung Galaxy S6

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Lenovo Vibe Shot

The colours of the S6 come out punchier but the Vibe Shot produces true-to-live colours. The white balance on the Vibe Shot is much more accurate whereas the S6 favours a blueish white balance. Overall there isn’t much difference when looking at the photos in full size.

Only when looking at a 100% crop of the image can you see that the S6 images retain more detail than the Lenovo Vibe Shot.

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Samsung Galaxy S6

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Lenovo Vibe Shot

Overall the images from the Lenovo Vibe Shot are very good and only upon closer inspection does the Galaxy S6 pull ahead. But in most viewing scenarios which will be either on the phone screen itself or shared on Social Media there is hardly any difference to be noticed.

Given that the Lenovo Vibe Shot is over 120 Euros cheaper than the Galaxy S6 this is quite a remarkable camera performance. Add to that the premium design and build quality, 3GB Ram and overall performance, you have yourself a pretty good buy.

Let me know what you think in the comments below.

Here are some more photos taken with the Lenovo Vibe Shot