After a year of affordable devices, Lenovo surprised everyone by launching Z5 Pro GT, the most powerful phone in the whole Android world. Is it able to beat the hottest Chinese devices of the moment even when it comes to value for money and other specifications besides having perfect performances? This is the question we will try to answer with this in-depth specs comparison between Lenovo Z5 Pro GT, Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 (10 GB version) and Huawei Mate 20 Pro.
Lenovo Z5 Pro GT vs Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 10 GB vs Huawei Mate 20 Pro
|Lenovo Z5 Pro GT||Xiaomi Mi Mix 3||Huawei Mate 20 Pro|
|DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT||155.1 x 73 x 9.3 mm, 210 g||157.9 x 74.7 x 8.5 mm, 218 g||157.8 x 72.3 x 8.6 mm, 189 g|
|DISPLAY||6.39 inches, 1080 x 2340p (Full HD+), Super AMOLED||6.39 inches, 1080 x 2340p (Full HD+), Super AMOLED||6.39 inches, 1440 x 3120p (Quad HD+), AMOLED|
|PROCESSOR||Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, octa-core 2.84 GHz||Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, octa-core 2.8 GHz||Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 980, octa-core 2.6 GHz|
|MEMORY||8 GB RAM, 128 GB – 8 GB RAM, 256 GB – 12 GB RAM, 512 GB||6 GB RAM, 128 GB – 8 GB RAM, 128 GB – 8 GB RAM, 256 GB – 10 GB RAM, 512 GB||6 GB RAM, 128 GB – nano memory card slot|
|SOFTWARE||Android 8.1 Oreo||Android 9 Pie, MIUI 10||Android 9 Pie, EMUI 9.0|
|CONNECTIVITY||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS|
|CAMERA|| Dual 16 + 24 MP, f/1.8
Dual 16 + 8 MP f/2.2 front camera
|Dual 12 + 12 MP, f/1.8 OIS
Dual 24 + 2 MP front camera
|Triple 40 + 20 + 8 MP, f/1.8 + f/2.2 + f/2.4, OIS, Laser AF
24 MP f/2.0 front camera
|BATTERY||3350 mAh, fast charging||3200 mAh, fast charging with Quick Charge 4.0+, wireless charging||4200 mAh, fast charging 40W, wireless charging 15W|
|ADDITIONAL FEATURES||Dual SIM slot, slider design||Dual SIM slot, pop up cameras||Dual SIM slot, waterproof (IP68)|
Lenovo Z5 Pro GT seems to be the smartphone with the narrowest bezels ever released. Thanks to its slider design with a pop-up slider housing the front cameras, its display reaches a screen-to-body ratio superior to 95 percent, according to the company. Further, it has a unique design composed of a rear side with a carbon fiber texture and a red frame. On the other hand, if you need a more elegant design, you might prefer the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 which has a slider design as well but a soberer ceramic back, with an aluminum 7000-series frame. The only advantage of Huawei Mate 20 Pro is the IP68 certification making it waterproof, but it is uglier with its big notch.
Huawei Mate 20 Pro has the best display for both definition and color reproduction. First of all, it features a higher resolution, so more detail. Secondly, it is HDR10 compliant and it even provides DCI-P3 coverage. The second place goes to Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 as it is HDR compliant as well, but it has a lower resolution and a lower quality. Lenovo Z5 Pro GT and Huawei Mate 20 Pro have both an in-display fingerprint reader and 3D facial recognition, while Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 does not.
Lenovo Z5 Pro GT is the world’s first smartphone to come with the new Snapdragon 855 chipset by Qualcomm which provides a solid increase in performances compared with last year’s Snapdragon 845. Further, it is the first phone to come with 12 GB of RAM. According to the first benchmarks by AnTuTu, it is the most powerful phone ever, and it should provide better performance than any mobile phone released until now. Huawei Mate 20 Pro comes right after with its new Kirin 980, and it is also the only one of the trio to feature expandable storage.
If you grab a unit of the Huawei Mate 20 Pro, you will get the best triple camera setup ever found on a smartphone in commerce. It has three sensors with a 48 MP resolution, an ultrawide secondary lens and a telephoto lens. Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 is a more interesting camera phone only when it comes to front cameras, while cameras are not the strongest points of the Lenovo Z5 Pro GT, even though it remains a pretty nice camera phone as well.
With a capacity of 4200 mAh, Huawei Mate 20 Pro is the king of flagships if we talk about battery life. It is able to last a full day on a single charge even with a stressed use. Further, it supports wireless charging and reverse wireless charging to fuel other devices. You should not go for the Lenovo Z5 Pro GT and Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 if you need a long battery life as they only feature average units.
Besides the hardware side, the most important quality of Lenovo Z5 Pro GT is the price: it will start from just $390/€343 in China ($638/€561 in the 12 GB RAM version), while Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 10 GB carries a price tag of $719/€632 in the 10 GB RAM version, and I consider it an inferior device. While Lenovo Z5 Pro GT has the highest value for money, Huawei Mate 20 Pro is the best device even though its SoC is not at the same level as the Snapdragon 855, but it costs almost $1000 or €850 (street prices).
Lenovo Z5 Pro GT vs Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 10 GB vs Huawei Mate 20 Pro: PRO and CONS
- Slider design
- Best hardware
- Original design
- Affordable price
- No micro SD
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 10 GB
- Full borderless design
- In-display fingerprint reader
- Outstanding hardware
- Awesome camera
- Affordable price
- Smaller battery
- No micro SD
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
- Better screen
- Bigger battery
- Awesome hardware
- Best camera