Lenovo Z5s vs Samsung Galaxy A8s specs comparison
Weeks before the end of 2018, smartphone brands have released new and very intriguing phones — the Lenovo Z5s and Samsung Galaxy A8s. Read on below to know the unique features of each smartphone and which one has the upper-hand in different key smartphone aspects. Let’s start!
Here are their detailed specs:
|Specification||Lenovo Z5s||Samsung Galaxy A8s|
|Display||6.3-inch FHD+ 19.5:9 LTPS display @ 2340 x 1080px, 403ppi||6.4-inch 18.5:9 IPS LCD Infinity-O display @
2340 x 1080px, 403ppi
|Screen protection||Corning Gorilla Glass (no specified version)||Didn't state|
|CPU||Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 2.2GHz octa-core||Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 2.2GHz octa-core|
|GPU||Adreno 616||Adreno 616|
|RAM||4GB, 6GB RAM||6GB, 8GB RAM|
|Storage||64GB, 128GB internal storage||128GB internal storage|
|SIM||Dual-SIM (nano, hybrid)||Single SIM, Dual SIM (nano), Dual Standby|
|MicroSD||expandable via microSD up to 256GB||expandable via microSD up to 512GB|
|Rear Camera||16MP f/1.8 + 8MP f/2.4 (2x optical zoom) + 5MP f/2.4 rear cameras||24MP f/1.7 PDAF + 10MP AF + 5MP, f/2.2 triple rear cameras|
|Front Camera||16MP f/2.0 front camera||24MP f/2.0 front camera|
|LTE||4G LTE||4G LTE
|WiFi||WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band||WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth 5.0||Bluetooth 5.0|
|GPS||GPS, A-GPS||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou|
|Port||USB Type-C 2.0||USB Type-C 1.0|
|3.5mm audio port||Yes||n/a|
|Biometrics||- Fingerprint scanner|
- Face unlock
|- Fingerprint scanner
- Face unlock
|OS||ZUI10 (Android 9.0 Pie)||Samsung ONE UI (Android 9 Pie)|
|Battery||3,300mAh battery w/ 15W fast charge (18W charger)||3,400mAh battery w/ fast charge|
Here are the advantages of each smartphone:
- Taller screen aspect ratio
- Better display panel
- Corning Gorilla Glass protection
- USB Type-C 2.0
- 3.5mm audio port
- More affordable (global price-wise)
- Slightly larger screen size
- Larger maximum RAM capacity
- Higher maximum expandable storage capacity
- Higher rear camera resolution
- Wider rear camera aperture
- Higher front camera resolution
- Slightly larger battery capacity
Let’s start this comparison by taking a look at the design of each smartphone. The Lenovo Z5s comes with a notch design that is similar to the OPPO F9’s dewdrop display while the Galaxy A8s uses Samsung’s Infinity-O display which has a punch-hole design at the upper corner that houses the front camera. Now, I can’t say much if which one has a better design since I have not personally held them yet so it’s up to you on which one would you pick.
Speaking of displays, the Z5s comes with a taller screen aspect ratio and a better panel (see Smartphone Display Tech Explained) but the Galaxy A8s has a larger screen size. Both of them provide, without a doubt, a good viewing experience but specs-wise, the former wins this aspect.
Performance-wise, there shouldn’t be any significant difference between the two smartphones since they both are equipped with a Snapdragon 710 chipset. However, in terms of RAM capacity, the Galaxy A8s comes with a larger maximum GB of memory but to me, 8GB is already an over-kill for a smartphone.
Both the Lenovo Z5s and Galaxy A8s have a triple rear camera setup but the former comes out on top with its wider aperture. It also has higher rear camera resolutions but the camera performance is not all about the number of MPs. We’ll take a closer look once we get our hands on both of them.
The Samsung Galaxy A8s is equipped with a slightly larger battery capacity compared to the Lenovo Z5s, but they both have fast charging capabilities.
In terms of other features, some people will find the Galaxy A8s’ lack of 3.5mm audio port and Corning Gorilla Glass protection a deal breaker.
Here are the prices of each device:
- Lenovo Z5s 4GB + 64GB – CNY 1,398 (~PHP 10,757.45)
- Lenovo Z5s 6GB + 64GB – CNY 1,598 (~PHP 12,296.43)
- Lenovo Z5s 6GB + 128GB – CNY 1,898 (~PHP 14,604.89)
- Samsung Galaxy A8s 6GB – CNY 2,999 (~PHP 23,023)
In terms of performance-to-price ratio, 3.5mm audio port, and Corning Gorilla Glass, the Lenovo Z5s is an ideal pick but if you’re fond of taking photos, selfies, and a larger RAM variant, then the Samsung Galaxy A8s is the right choice for you.
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