With new entrants in the game of technology, leading tech-giants are facing a hard time in retaining their titles. Chinese smartphone manufacturers are inching closer with each passing day, and are posing some serious threatswith powerful yet effectively priced smartphones. Having that said, Lenovo, the company known for its prolific PC and desktop products, has unleashed its latest flagship Vibe X3 in the Indian market.The new beauty from the company looks like an elder sibling Vibe K4 Note with same design philosophy, but much strongerspecs.It sits proudly in the sub-20k category, and offers one of the best deals taking on Motorola Moto X Play, OnePlus X and other powerful players.
Specifically, Lenovo Vibe X3 and Moto X Play go head to head under several categories. The two phones feature superb rear and front-facing cameras and stand out not only with good looks but also with powerful innards. Since both of these phones are priced closely, here’s an in-depth review comparison revealing which one is a better choice for smartphone freaks. Have a look to know more:
Design and Build Quality
In terms of design and build quality, Lenovo Vibe X3 and Motorola Moto X Play both are fairly impressive and eye catchy. The new Vibe X3 boasts a stunning design language and looks very similar to X Play’s elder siblingwith more or less same thickness and a small bulge on the back. It fits nicely in one hand, and boasts a spectacular metal frame with chamfered edges and a plastic back plate with fingerprint sensor right under the camera module.The overall design philosophy of the handset looks extremely impressive, especially with uniquely fashion top and bottom bezels.
On the other hand, Moto X Playholds a large footprint just like Vibe X3. The device features a curved back panel with textured finish, and fits nicely in one hand.It’s metal frame adds a lot the aesthetics but increases the thickness of the device by a fair margin.It weighs around 169 grams and makes a decent first impression, but things like fingerprint scanner and water resistance are missing from the package!
Display and Visual Experience
No matter where you are, the 5.5-incher full HD IPS display of Vibe X3 and Moto X Play will give you a picture-perfect viewing experience with rich colours, better contrasts and perfect viewing angles. They both feature 401 pixels per inch, and cater movie-buffs and gamers with subtle perfection. In addition to this, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection further enhances the multimedia experience by keeping scratches and external damages at bay!
Hardware Setup and Performance
Though both phones deliver seamless and lag-free performance, Lenovo Vibe X3 stands out against Moto X Play with stronger on-paper specs. The latest beauty from the Chinese giantincorporates a hexa-core Snapdragon 808 chipset with four Cortex A-53 cores clocked at 1.2GHz and two Cortex-A57 cores running at 1.8GHz.It pairs up with 3GB of RAM and Adreno 418 GPU, and delivers buttery smooth performance while running heaviest of the apps and games.
On the other side, Moto X Play also looks good, but its Snapdragon 615 octa-core SoC clubbed with 2GB RAM certainly fails to clobber Vibe X3 with SD808 and 3 gigs of RAM.
Moreover, it is also important to note that both phones come in two storage options with support for expansion up to 128GB via microSD card.Vibe X3 comes in a 32GB and 64GB variant, while Moto X Play ships with in 16GB and 32GB variants.
Lenovo Vibe X3, at the first place, boasts a superb 21-megapixel rear autofocus shooter with an aperture as wide as f/2.0, Sony IMX230 sensor with 6P lens, PDAF, and dual tone flash. It captures 4k videos at 30 fps, and includes a slew of features such as, geo-tagging, panorama, and HDR. Its 8-megapixel selfie-camera also delivers sharp wide angles selfies in all environments.
The main camera of Moto X Play also incorporates a 21-megapixel sensor with f/2.0 aperture, 1/2.4″ sensor size, and 1.1 µm pixel size, but here we don’t have 6P lens or support for 4k video capture. As for photography, it captures vibrant images with rich colours, but loses on the other end due to the lack of pixel count and detailing on 5-megapixel snapper.
Battery and power efficiency
With a very small difference on paper difference, Moto X Play and Lenovo Vibe X3 both offer sufficient juice for seamless work and play. The 3500 mAh battery equipped with Vibe X3 and the 3,630 mAh powerhouse bundled with Moto X Play both give enormous power-backup to keep things up and running throughout the day. Whether you’re a moderate or heavy user, these two beauties will definitely have enough juice in the bag for severing better than expected!
Pricing and availability
Moto X Play is hitting the shelves exclusively via Flipkart.com. The 16GB variant of the handset is available at Rs. 16,999, while the 32GB variant is hitting the shelves at a tempting price tag of Rs. 18,499. Both phones can be bundled with ongoing discounts and cashback schemes on the leading ecommerce portal.
Lenovo Vibe X3, on the other end, is available exclusively via Amazon India at just Rs. 19,990. This price is for the 32GB variant, while the 64GB is still on the waiting list!
In the contest of finest budget phone, Lenovo Vibe X3 performs much better than Moto X Play.Though thepower-packed handset is slightly expensive, it offers a lot more than Moto X Play and other mid-range players.On whole, it makes a complete value for money product, and stands out in the sub-20k category with an ideal mixture of top-notch innards, good looks, and excellent audio quality.If you’re looking for a powerful handset with excellent camera quality, this is the only choice to count on.
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