This is a comparison article of the specs and features between the Augmented Reality Lenovo Phab 2 Pro phone and the Fast Wonder Shutter Sony Xperia XZ.
Price and Dates
The Lenovo Phab 2 Pro was announced on June and was later released last November. Its retail price is $733.33. The Sony Xperia XZ was first announced last September and was then later released on October. The retail price of this device is $687.
The Lenovo Phab 2 Pro features three networks: GSM, HSPA, and LTE. The Sony Xperia XZ also features three networks: GSM, HSPA, and LTE. This round is a tie because both phones offer the same network features.
The Body Design
The body dimensions of the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro are 7.08 x 3.49 x 0.42 inches and weighs 259 g. Its color casing designs comes in gunmetal grey and champagne gold. The body dimensions of the Sony Xperia XZ are 5.75 x 2.83 x 0.32 inches and weighs 161 g. Its color casing designs comes in mineral black, platinum, forest blue, and deep pink.
I personally prefer the phone close to the body weight of 145-150 g. But in this case, given that the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro is quite a large phone, I will base it on its size, color designs and how it looks like. I think I will go with the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro. It looks better, but I kind of wish it was a little bit smaller, just enough to fit inside the pockets of my jeans.
The display screen type of the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro is IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen (16M colors). Its display screen size is 6.4 inches with a display screen resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels. On the other hand, the display screen type of the Sony Xperia XZ is IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen (16M colors) and is protected with an unspecified corning Gorilla Glass. Its display screen size is 5.2 inches with a screen resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels.
Having a protected display screen is important. However, I also like big screens for gaming, reading PDFs, watching videos and texting. I will give this round to the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro.
The Lenovo Phab 2 Pro runs on Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow) and is powered by Qualcomm MSM8976 Snapdragon 652. Its CPU is an Octa-core (4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A72 & 4x1.4 GHz Cortex-A53) and its GPU is Adreno 510. As for the Sony Xperia XZ, it runs on Android OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow) and is capable of being upgraded to Android Nougat. It is powered by a Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820. Its CPU is a Quad-core (2x2.15 GHz Kryo & 2x1.6 GHz Kryo) and GPU is Adreno 530.
Though we haven't yet talked about the features of the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro, it is kind of surprising that it sports an underwhelming processor. I mean, the "Tango" technology is something that requires high powered performance chipset. This round goes to the Sony Xperia XZ.
The internal memory of the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro is 64 GB and 4 GB RAM. For the Sony Xperia XZ, it features 32 GB with 3 GB of RAM and 64 GB with also 3 GB of RAM. I will always choose a phone with higher RAM, regardless of the storage space. This round goes to the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro.
The primary camera for the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro is 16 MP, the secondary camera is 8 MP, and it shoots 1080p@30fps. On the other hand, the Sonxy Xperia XZ's primary camera is 23 MP, secondary camera is 13 MP, and shoots 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps and 1080p@60fps for video. The Sony Xperia XZ wins this round.
The Lenovo Phab 2 Pro houses a non-removable Li-Ion 4050 mAh battery. About its battery performance, it is said to last to up to 7 hours on screen-on time. As for the Sony Xperia XZ, it houses a non-removable Li-Ion 2900 mAh battery. For its stand-by time, it lasts for up to 600 hours (2G) and 610 hours (3G). For its talk time, it lasts for up to 11 hours, 40 minutes (2G) and 17 hours, 30 minutes (3G). This round goes to the Sony Xperia XZ.
There is only one feature worth talking about. It is the Tango feature of the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro. This feature lets the user experience augmented reality. However, based on the video samples, when the app if pushed to its limits, it crashes down and sometimes if it doesn't, the images get a little tricky - if you know what I mean.
Yeah, it just looks bad that you don't know what you're looking at. But still, given that the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro is the first smartphone to ever feature Google's Tango technology, it is worth praising. This round goes to the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro.
The tally is Lenovo Phab 2 Pro with 4 wins and the Sony Xperia XZ with 5 wins. To be honest, I did not expect that it will be a close battle. But if we include the price tags, the Sony Xperia will have another win. Though many praises that Lenovo Phab 2 for its augmented reality feature and labels it as an "experimental phone," I really believe that it is a phone worth having.