HMD Global is expected to launch the highly awaited Nokia 6.1 Plus (X6) in India at its launch event taking place later this month. However, Lenovo also has its offering of the Z5 which might make its way to this subcontinent in the recent future. We are here today to point out 5 main reasons why you might be better of waiting for the Lenovo Z5’s arrival instead of purchasing the Nokia 6.1 Plus (Nokia X6) when it launches in the country.
Lenovo Z5 vs Nokia 6.1 Plus: Camera
The first main feature which stands out on the Lenovo Z5 is its rear camera. It comes with a 16MP primary sensor paired with an 8MP secondary lens while the Nokia 6.1 Plus (X6) offers a 16MP + 5MP combo. On paper, this might not look like much of upgrade. However, the Z5 has an ace up its sleeve. While the Nokia 6.1 Plus’s camera maxes out at 1080p video recording, the Lenovo 5Z can record videos at up to 4K 30fps.
Lenovo Z5 vs Nokia 6.1 Plus: Storage
Whether you’re an aspiring mobile photographer or just enjoy loading up your daily driver with songs and movies, large onboard storage capacities are something everyone can appreciate. With its 6GB RAM+ 64GB storage and 6GB RAM+ 128GB storage options, the Lenovo 5Z does not disappoint. This is further backed by a hybrid SIM slot which lets you add a microSD card for additional storage. The Nokia 6.1 Plus, on the other hand, is only expected to ship its 4GB RAM+ 64GB storage model to India. If the other storage model does make its way here, users will only be receiving a 2GB RAM upgrade as the mass storage on this device remains unchanged. While the Nokia handset does feature microSD card expandability as well, it does force you to sacrifice the second SIM card. At least the Z5 lets you opt for higher storage variant before you have to make the same sacrifice over here.
Lenovo Z5 vs Nokia 6.1 Plus: Battery
Another noticeable advantage of going with the Z5 is that you get a larger battery. Lenovo’s offering houses a 3300mAh Li-Ion cell while Nokia’s comes with a 3060mAh battery. Even though both phones offer their own versions of fast charging over USB Type-C, the larger capacity battery on the 5Z ensures a longer battery life regardless. Also worth pointing out is Lenovo’s self-made Faraday electromagnetic boost technology which claims to boost battery life even further. While we must reserve judgement until we can test this feature out for ourselves, the tech does sound promising.
Lenovo Z5 vs Nokia 6.1 Plus: Display
Considering both the Lenovo Z5 and the Nokia 6.1 Plus (X6) come with a notched display, the slight display real-estate increase does become a bit nit-picky at this point. Be that as it may, there is enough of a difference here to take notice. The Lenovo 5Z offers a 6.2-inch LCD screen which has a 1080 x 2246 pixels resolution and boasts an 83.6 percent screen-to-body ratio. On the other hand, the Nokia 6.1 Plus comes with a 5.8-inch display which covers an 81.5 percent screen-to-body ratio and offers a resolution of 1080 x 2280 pixels.
Lenovo Z5 vs Nokia 6.1 Plus: Price
Of course, all the above-mentioned advantages of the Lenovo Z5 would be worthless if it is priced higher than the Nokia 6.1 Plus. Fortunately, Lenovo’s offering has been priced at a reasonably lower amount. The 6GB RAM + 64GB storage model of the Lenovo Z5 costs CNY 1,399 which roughly equates to Rs. 14,000 in India. The 6GB RAM + 128GB model, on the other hand, costs CNY 1,799 which puts it closer to the Rs.18,000 for India.
On Nokia’s end, the older Nokia 6.1 retails for Rs.18,000. This means even the base variant of the Nokia 6.1 Plus would be priced either similarly, or higher than its predecessor. This pricing is in-line with what this phone retails for in China under the Nokia X6 moniker.