Lenovo Vibe Z vs Nokia X: Simple Comparison

There was a day that Nokia was the king of the mobile phone mountain, but a lot has changed nowadays.

Today the phone maker is proving that it is still finding it hard to compete in the very competitive world of smartphone design and manufacturing. Enter the Lenovo Vibe Z.  Lenovo is not known for being the king of the mountain, but they have proven with this device that they can continue to kick the former king while he is down.

Hardware Comparison

When comparing these two devices side by side, the first thing you will notice is a size disparity.  The Vibe Z is nearly 40% larger than the Nokia, but the Nokia is much wider (you have to wonder what they were thinking).  When comparing screens, it is not just size that matters, you also have to consider the quality of the image.  The Vibe Z has a screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 px to the Nokia’s paltry 800 x 480 px.  Combine that with a considerably larger pixel density, and the image quality on the Vibe Z is the obvious winner.

With that huge screen to run, you would think that the Nokia would beat the Vibe Z in battery life, but you would be wrong.  The Vibe Z battery is 3000 mAh vs. 1500 mAh in the Nokia X.  Those numbers mean that the Vibe has twice the battery life of the Nokia.  When considering battery life, you also have to consider usage, and the Nokia has so few quality features that the battery should last you a long time because you will not want to do anything on it but talk.

The Lenovo also wins in camera size and quality, wi-fi connection speed, download speed, processor speed, glass durability and internal storage.  The cards are quite stacked against the Nokia, but let’s take a look at the software.  Perhaps there are some redeeming qualities to be found here.

Software Comparison

The Lenovo, which is winning our battle so far, is loaded with Android 4.3 Jellybean.  This is not the latest Android version, but it is proven and solid.  The Nokia, on the other hand, is running a modified version of Android 4.1.2 Jelly bean that they call Nokia X Software platform 1.  I tend to dislike these software types because they can bog down the processor and make tasks slower.  The Nokia software can also control what you are able to download and run from the marketplace unless you know how to bypass it.  In my book the Lenovo wins simply because of this.  I want to have full access to the Google marketplace, and I do not like software that prevents me from that.

The only point that I could find in the Nokia’s favor is its dual sim capability.  This allows for the use of two service providers without having to carry two phones.  I am sure that there are people who need this, but I cannot see the trade-off being worth it.


I think it is fairly clear from the above that the Lenovo Vibe Z is a much better smartphone than the Nokia X.  If you are looking to buy a new phone, I would say that the Nokia is dated piece of technology before it is even purchased.  With the technology progressing as rapidly as it is, can you really afford to be stuck with a device that is already incompatible with things like HD streaming video?  I mean, it doesn’t even have a flash for the camera!  That has been standard on most better phones for 4 years!  Please don’t waste your money.

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