Nokia Edge vs Lenovo ZUK Edge: Which Smartphone Has The Better Edge?

The Nokia Edge and Lenovo ZUK Edge are two of the highly anticipated smartphones of 2017, especially the Nokia Edge. Let's see which between these two smartphones have the best-reported specs and features.

Release Date And Price

The Nokia Edge is expected to be released in the month of April or May, but the most popular belief is that it will likely be released in April. As for its price tag, initial reports claims that it is estimated to be around Rs 40,000-60,000 ($600-900). However, recently reports are now claiming that it is Rs 50,000-90,000 ($700-1,300). As for now, its rumored price tag is confusing, but personally, I prefer the $600-900 price tag.

As for the Lenovo ZUK Edge, it has two price tags because it will be launching two variants. The first variant is a 4 GB RAM model that costs around $330-339. The other is a 6 GB RAM model which costs around $353-360.

Design

The only known rumor about the Nokia Edge's design is that it will have an edge-to-edge display and will probably look similar to the Samsung Galaxy S8 or Apple's iPhone 8's front design. As for the Lenovo ZUK Edge, its body dimensions are 5.63 x 2.93 x 0.30 inches and weighs 160 grams. One notable thing about its design is that it has a Fingerprint Scanner feature located beneath its U-Touch button which is convenient because users will have no problems accessing it even if their hands are wet or greasy. Yeah, I know it's kind of gross, but things happen and sometimes your hands just get sticky, greasy, wet or anything in particular which makes it a really great feature to have.

Display

The Nokia Edge's screen specification is said to be a 5.5-inch screen with 2k resolution and a pixel density of 441 PPI. As for the Lenovo LUK Edge, it features a 5.5-inch capacitive touchscreen (16M colors) with 1080 x 1920 screen resolution and a pixel density of 401 PPI. As for its screen-to-body ratio, it is reported to be 78.3 percent. However, a video review was conducted on this device and is said to be 86.4 percent instead.

Platform

The Nokia Edge is reported to run on the latest Android Nougat. As for its processor, some sources are saying it is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, while some are just saying it is an Octa-core processor. As for the Lenovo ZUK Edge, it will also be running on the latest Android Nougat and will be powered with Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 821. Its CPU power is reported to be around 2.5 GHz and will sport the Adreno 530 as its GPU.

Memory

Now here is the part where I don't believe that the Nokia Edge will have a retail price around $700-1,300. The Nokia Edge is rumored to feature only 32 GB with 3 GB of RAM and with an expandability option of 32 GB memory storage. However, there are also reports claiming that it is not 3 GB of RAM, but 6 GB of RAM instead.

As for the Lenovo ZUK Edge, it features a unique selection. As to why, it focuses on the RAM storage instead of the memory storage. The selections are 64 GB with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB with 6 GB of RAM.

Camera

For the camera specs of the Nokia Edge, it is reported to have a 23 MP rear camera that features Carl Zeiss optics, auto focus, and a high zooming feature. There are also some reports claiming that it will feature a dual-lens camera, but there are no leaks to back it up. And on the front, it features a 8 MP front-facing camera. The Lenovo ZUK Edge on the other hand, it features a 13 MP rear camera (f/2.2 aperture with Electronic Image Stabilization) and a 8 MP front camera that also has an aperture of f/2.2.

Battery

The Nokia Edge will feature a 3,600 mAh battery, which according to tech enthusiasts will definitely give the Nokia Edge great battery life performance. As for the Lenovo ZUK Edge, it features a 3100 mAh battery with a Quick Charge 3.0 feature which is currently the fastest version available. However, tech analysts believe that the Lenovo ZUK Edge might have poor battery life performance due to its 5.5-inch screen.

Features

Regarding the features of both smartphones, the only thing known about the features of the Nokia Edge is that it will have an Iris Scanner and Fingerprint Scanner, which is good to have, but not really that unique. As for the Lenovo ZUK Edge, it has all the typical sensory features for a high-end smartphone, but one thing worth mentioning is that it has some kind of Health and Fitness that has 10 different sensors. Basically, it is like an app featured in the Apple Watch.

The Verdict

Base on the information gathered I think I will go Lenovo ZUK Edge. What really got me was the idea of a 64 GB unit with 6 GB RAM, 5.5-inch screen, running on the latest Android and powered with a Snapdragon 821 chip for only $350-360. I mean, functionality and price-wise, you can't ask for anything more than. And if that won't make you want it, then I don't know what. But then again, these are only reported specs and features.

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