Lenovo Vibe Z vs HTC Desire 816: We think they both win


Enjoy the tug of war between two Chinese Tech giants Lenovo and HTC dominating with their wide range of products all over the world. Let’s see what they have to show off against each other and who has got the much dominance in Smartphone developing skill. This is going to be the fair war because both the Smartphone’s are the best of both the companies which means both of them are high end Smartphone’s. Lenovo Vibe Z was announced in late November 2013 while as HTC Desire 816 was launched in February 2014. It’s quite interesting to note that there’s just two months of difference between the birth dates of these two rivals. Let’s take their every aspect one by one in our rear view where nothing hides.

Lenovo Vibe Z vs HTC Desire 816

1. Operating System:

The match gets drawn here because HTC Desire 816 as well as Lenovo Vibe Z runs on the latest Android Kit Kat 4.4.2. The only difference here is that HTC Desire 816 comes with Kit Kat 4.4.2 while as Lenovo Vibe Z needs to be upgraded manually to 4.4.2 Kit Kat. Lenovo Vibe Z has got Android 4.3 Jellybean out of box. However this doesn’t make any difference in case of high end Smartphone’s.

2. Processing and Performance:

Lenovo Vibe Z is powered by Quad core Snapdragon 800 clocked at a speed of 2.2 GHz along with 2GB of RAM for effective multitasking. HTC Desire 816 on the other hand operates on Quad core Snapdragon 400 clocked at a speed of 1.6 GHz along with 1.5GB RAM. Here Lenovo Vibe Z looks dominating over HTC desire 816 with its higher operating speed and a good amount of RAM. HTC Desire 816 isn’t bad in performance with this internal architecture but just little lesser than Lenovo Vibe Z. However it can also perform well.

3. Display:

Lenovo Vibe Z sports a 5.5 inch LCD display with screen resolution of 1080*1920 pixels at pixel density of 401ppi along with Gorilla Glass 3 protection which is worth admiring. HTC Desire 816 on the other hand also houses a 5.5 inch display but lesser screen resolution 720*1280 pixels and pixel density of 267ppi. This kind of display configuration is very little as compared to Lenovo Vibe Z. Lenovo Vibe Z has got that winning charm in this aspect.

4. Camera and Video:

Both Lenovo Vibe Z and HTC Desire 816 flaunts a 13 MP primary camera with auto-focus and LED flash. There’s only a slight difference in camera resolution but too slight to create an expectation. However there are few extra additional camera features seen in case of HTC Desire 816 which include geo tagging, touch focus, face detection, HD AV recording and HDR while as Lenovo Vibe Z only has basic camera features including Geo-tagging, touch focus and face detection. Here we can say that HTC Desire 816 is little better than camera feature point of view but the same 13MP for both the Smartphone’s doesn’t give too much credit to HTC. HTC has just done good in maximizing the 13MP camera features at the fullest. Moreover both the Smartphone’s have got 1080p video shooting ability. There’s also a tie between their front shooters because both having 5MP@1080p that’s the best of both.

5. Storage:

Lenovo Vibe Z is again turning over HTC Desire 816 because Lenovo Vibe Z has got internal storage capacity of 16GB where as HTC desire 816 has got only 8GB internal memory. However HTC desire 816 supports SD card slot expandable up to 128 GB where as there’s no card slot in Lenovo Vibe Z. A person hardly needs more than 18GB internal storage for his Smartphone so Lenovo being devoid of SD card slot doesn’t make it lame.

6. Network and Connectivity:

No competition arises here because both are 2G, 3G and 4G enabled Smartphone’s and connectivity options of both Smartphone’s include Bluetooth4.0 and WIFI .

7. Life and Death:

Wondering what?

This is just about their battery backups.

Lenovo Vibe Z houses non-removable Li-Po 3000mAh battery giving talk time of 33 hours and standby time of 648hours.

HTC Desire 816 has also got a non- removable Li-Po battery but only 2600mAh providing good talk time.

This is obviously pretty clear now that Lenovo Vibe Z should be your ultimate choice if you are hung up between two Smartphone. It has got battery, processor, better, battery and better storage than HTC Desire 816 so this is our winner. But HTC Desire 816 is also good at its level.