Right before the year ends, Lenovo has unveiled three new phones for 2019 – the flagship-tier, Z5 GT Pro and two midrange-tier — Z5s and S5 GT Pro. The company looks to steer the wheel back to the pavement as these devices are packing insane features with affordable price tags. Is it time to reconsider Lenovo in 2019?
How Lenovo Z5 GT Pro stands out
- An all-screen mechanical slider design
- first to feature Snapdragon 855
- first to feature 12GB RAM
- 3D facial scanner
- in-display fingerprint scanner
- Dolby Atmos sound
How Lenovo Z5s stands out
- triple-main camera setup (16MP+8MP+5MP)
- Snapdragon 710
- up to 128GB/6GB
- Android 9.0 Pie
- USB Type-C
- AUDIO JACK!
How Lenovo S5 GT Pro stands out
- dual-camera setup for back and front
- 3500mAh with 18W charger
- up to 128GB/6GB
- USB Type-C
- and…AUDIO JACK!
Which is the right one for you?
If you’re willing to go all out, we don’t see any reason not to get the Lenovo Z5 GT Pro. You can have all the bells and whistles but you have to take note that it might not be the best in camera hardware. Triple camera setup is starting to be the trend but the latest Lenovo flagship is still using dual-camera for both front and back. It also has a smaller 3350mAh battery, meaning, you’d have to rely on the optimization of ZUI to last you the whole day.
As for the Lenovo Z5s, it packs every feature you’d need in a 2019 midrange device. But what’s really exciting to see is the flexibility of its triple camera – wide, telephoto, and depth sensors for below Php11k price tag. Not to mention, the presence of an audio jack!
Hovering below Php10k, the Lenovo S5 Pro GT is a sleeper. It’s a cheap midrange device that doesn’t feel cheap at all thanks to its glass and metal design. While it does come with a wide notch, it houses an IR facial scanner for a more secure face unlock and even sports an FHD+ display. It’s also worth noting that you have dual-camera setups on the back and front. Lastly, it has an audio jack alongside a USB Type-C port that supports 18W charging. All that for Php9,990.
|Specs||Lenovo Z5 GT Pro||Lenovo Z5s||Lenovo S5 Pro GT|
|Display||full-screen 6.39-inch Super AMOLED 1080 x 2340, 403 ppi, 19.5:9 ratio, mechanical slider||6.3-inch LTPS IPS LCD, 1080 x 2340, 409ppi, 19.5:9 ratio, Corning Gorilla Glass||6.2-inch LTPS IPS LCD, 1080 x 2246, 402ppi, 18.7:9 ratio|
|Dimensions||155.1 x 73 x 9.3 mm, 210 g||156.7 x 74.5 x 7.9 mm, 172g||154.5 x 75.5 x 7.7 mm, 170g|
|Chipset||Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 (7 nm)||Qualcomm SDM710 Snapdragon 710 (10 nm)||Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660 (14 nm)|
|GPU||Adreno 640||Adreno 616||Adreno 512|
|Memory/RAM||512 GB, 12 GB RAM or 128/256 GB, 8 GB RAM||128 GB, 6 GB RAM or 64 GB, 4 GB RAM + microSD slot up to 256GB||64/128 GB, 6 GB RAM or 64 GB, 4 GB RAM + microSD slot up to 256GB|
|Main Camera||16 MP, f/1.8, 1/2.6″, 1.22µm, PDAF|
24 MP, 1/2.8″, 0.9µm
|16 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), PDAF + 8 MP, f/2.4, (telephoto), PDAF, 2x optical zoom + 5 MP, f/2.4, depth sensor||12 MP, f/1.8, 1/2.9″, 1.25µm, PDAF +|
20 MP, f/2.6, 2x optical zoom
|Front Camera||Mechanical pop-up 16 MP, f/2.2|
Mechanical pop-up 8 MP
|16 MP, f/2.0||20 MP, f/2.0, 1/2.8″, 1.0µm +|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot, BT 5.0, A2DP, EDR, LE, dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, NFC, USB Type-C||Wi-Fi 802.11 ac/a/b/g/n/, WiFi Direct, hotspot, BT 5.0, A2DP LE, USB Type-C, audio jack||Wi-Fi 802.11 ac/a/b/g/n/, WiFi Direct, hotspot, BT 5.0, A2DP LE, USB Type-C, audio jack|
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Po 3350 mAh battery with fast charging||Non-removable Li-Ion 3300 mAh battery – 15W charging||Non-removable Li-Ion 3500 mAh battery – 18W charging|
|OS||Android 8.1 Oreo with ZUI10||Android 9.0 (Pie) with ZUI10||Android 8.1 (Oreo) with ZUI10|
|Official Price in Philippine pesos||$400 or P21,000 for 6GB + 128GB|
$500 or P27,000 for 8GB + 256GB
$650 or P34,000 for 12GB + 512GB
|Php10,990 (4GB/64GB)||$175 or Php9,300 (4GB/64GB)|
$185 or Php9,990 (6GB/64GB)