Two flagship troopers go head to head in this ultimate comparison, as Sony Xperia C5 Ultra (priced at around Php 17-18K for the dual-SIM variant) takes on the Lenovo Vibe Shot Z90-7 (priced at around Php 15-16K for the Z90-7 variant). What phone suits your taste?
When compared, it can easily be noticed that the C5 Ultra has a bigger STB ratio than the Vibe Shot, With the C5, covering up to 79.9%, while the Vibe Shot is at 69.3%. It is also, noticeable that the C5 Ultra is thicker and heavier than its opponent, with the C5 Ultra at 8.2mm thickness-wise and weighing in at 187g, while the Vibe Shot is only measured at 7.3mm and weighted at 145g.
Both devices sport a glass-like back cover, while the C5 Ultra features a polycarbonate frame, in contrast with the metal-like frame of the Vibe Shot. It should be noticed that both devices all possess full physical button features on their respective cameras, volume rocker and power.
The winner: Tie for consistent design and features
The C5 Ultra and Lenovo Vibe Shot are a bit far off with each other in terms of screen size. With the 6-inch 1080p, Bravia engine powered C5 Ultra possesses a bigger screen than the 5-inch 1080p Vibe Shot. However, it is seen that, the Vibe Shot delivers more contrast in its display than of the C5 Ultra, though both devices, deliver bright and excellent display capabilities.
The Vibe Shot’s display delivers a bit warmth, in terms of display color, in comparison to the C5 Ultra. With that, Vibe Shot delivers a more satisfactorily outdoor/daylight viewing experience than its opponent.
The winner: Vibe Shot for its excellent color contrast and bright display capabilities
For still images, the C5 Ultra delivers more favorable outputs than the Lenovo Vibe Shot, with the Vibe Shot struggling a bit in color accuracy/blending. It is also noticeable that the Vibe Shot delivers a more saturated output, while on HDR mode.
The C5 Ultra ultimately takes over at night shots, with the latter, showing good low-light adaptability features, that helps the C5 Ultra to shoot very satisfactorily low-light images. The C5 Ultra also trumps the Vibe Shot in their Selfie cam war, as the C5 Ultra delivers sharper and more clear images than the Vibe Shot.
The winner: Sony Xperia C5 Ultra for still images
For video, both devices offer sharp FHD video outputs and good detail preservation capabilities. This shows that their FHD capabilities didn’t differ that much in terms of video performance and both devices were still able to deliver top-notch video outputs.
The winner: Tie for video performance
Performance and benchmarks
The C5 Ultra and Vibe Shot deliver top-notch systemware, with both devices sporting an Android 5.0 Lollipop. Both phones are powered by octacore technology, with the C5 Ultra being powered by Mediatek 6752 octacore chip, while the Vibe Shot is boosted up by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 octacore chipset. The Vibe Shot has the advantage in RAM capacity, with the latter having 3GB RAM capacity, in comparison to the 2GB RAM capacity of the C5 Ultra.
For the boot up speed test conducted, the Vibe Shot showed superiority to its opponent, with the Vibe Shot delivering a 43-second boot-up loading time, which the C5 Ultra was late by a mere second. This shows that the Lenovo Vibe Shot‘s system is not all for show.
However, in the benchmark rating tests conducted on both devices, Sony Xperia C5 Ultra was able to surpass the Vibe Shot in 2 out of 2, conducted benchmark tests, which proves that the C5 Ultra also packs a punch and should deliver a more smoother system performance than the Vibe Shot.
- Sony Xperia C5 Ultra- 45861
- Lenovo Vibe Shot- 38605
Geekbench 3 ratings
- Sony Xperia C5 Ultra- SCS: 799, MCS: 4192
- Lenovo Vibe Shot- SCS: 712, MCS: 2655
For the application speed test conducted on both devices, it seems that the C5 Ultra is showing off more than the Vibe Shot can chew, with the C5 Ultra, able to deliver a more efficient and faster loading time than the Vibe Shot.
In terms of browsing speed, the C5 Ultra closed the gate and proved to be superior in terms of loading capabilities, with the latter, able to load up faster than its opponent. This proved that, despite the Vibe Shots decent system, it wasn’t able to throw out the C5 Ultra.
For speaker, both aren’t exactly delivering good performances, with both devices delivering tinny and a bit unclear sounds, though the Vibe Shot delivers a bit more clear sound quality than its opponent, the C5 Ultra. This was unexpected, from both high-caliber phones, and we’re truly disappointed with both device’s speaker performance.
The Winner: Tie for not exactly good speaker capabilities
Price and conclusion
Clearly both devices are not at a perfect level. They suffer in their respective, weaknesses and triumphs at their respective strong points, one thing is for certain though, the Vibe Shot and C5 Ultra all point to a specific market. It defends on you, whether you’ll be part of that particular market or simply sway the offering.
The C5 Ultra and Lenovo Vibe Shot are available in the Philippines, with the C5 Ultra at around Php 17-18K, while the Vibe Shot is at Php 15-16K for the 90-7 variant and Php 12-13K for the 90-3 variant.
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Sony Xperia C5 Ultra specs, Ph price
Lenovo Vibe Shot Z90-7 specs, Ph price
|6-inch FHD IPS display||5-inch IPS 1080p FHD IPS LCD, 441ppi (720HD Z90-3)|
|8.2mm thickness and 187g weight||7.3mm thick, 145g weight|
|Scratch-resistant glass||Gorilla Glass 3|
|Mediatek 6752 octacore chip, 1.7GHz Cortex A53 CPU||Snapdragon 615 octa chipset|
|2GB RAM||3GB RAM|
|16GB internal, microSD card up to 128GB||32GB internal, microSD max 128GB|
|13MP camera, HDR, 1080p video, LED flash||16MP camera, HDR, Optical Image Stabilization, Tricolor LED flash, 1080p video, AF focus assists|
|13MP selfie camera, 1080p video, LED flash||8MP selfie, 1080p video|
|Dual nano SIM, 4G LTE, WiFi a, Bt 4.1, NFC, FM Radio, GPS, ANT+||Dual 4G LTE, WiFi a, Bt 4.1, GPS, FM Radio|
|Android 5.0 Lollipop||Android 5.0 Lollipop|
|White, Black, Mint green||Crimson Red, White, Grey|
|Php 17-18K for the dual-SIM variant as of September 16||Php 15-16K for the 90-7 variant and Php 12-13K for the 90-3 variant, price as of September 16|
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