BY | January 10, 2013

Both are over-sized giants and Sony Xperia Z Vs Lenovo K900 Specs and feature comparison makes great reading for phablet fans

The Consumer Electronics Show 2013 has brought us a set of new FullHD phablets. Developers like Sony, Lenovo, LG, Huawei and ZTE have put their models on display at the trade fair in Las Vegas. Sony went on to release its product even before the trade fair kicked off. Meanwhile, other firms showcased their devices during the show. Here we are up to make a detailed comparison between the Sony and Lenovo phablets; the Xperia Z and K900. Both the devices have the 1080p quality with display panels respectively sized at 5 inches and 5.5 inches.

Display: The Lenovo devoice mounts a large 5.5-inch 1080p FullHD display with a pixel density of 400-ppi. It is an IPS LCD screen with Gorilla Glass 2 protection. Lenovo has evidently made an attempt to keep the device equally sized to Samsung’s Galaxy Note 2. Maybe, it will be aiming to lift competition to the market-hit Samsung handset. Sony Xperia Z, on the other hand, has a 5-inch FullHD TFT display with 441-ppi. It supports up to ten fingers and is water-and-dust resistant. Sony has utilized its Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 to design the display.

Processor, Power: Lenovo has integrated a 1.8GHz or 1.5GHz Intel CPU inside its phablet. It is an Atom Z2580 chip (Clover Trail+). Intel has just entered to mobile chip making recently to fight ARM and Qualcomm. There is no info about the RAM and graphical processor. It is when the Sony Xperia handset touts a 1.5GHz quad core Krait CPU (with Qualcomm MDM9215M/APQ8064 chip), 2GB of RAM and Adreno 320 GPU. It has 16GB of internal memory, plus microSD slot for 32GB expansion.

Software: Both the machines are meant for Android 4.1. Jelly Bean. It brings cutting edge features like Project Butter, Google Now, Android Beam and more. They are all upgradeable to the new Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, however. Let us hope the new firmware will arrive to the devices in a few months after their releases.

Camera: The Lenovo phablet sports a 13MP rear camera with autofocus and other advanced features. Being a special feature, it has Sony’s BSI sensor and a superbly bright F/1.8 lens. The front facing camera offers 88-degree viewing angle so video chatting and self-portraits can be done well. The Sony phablet, on the other hand, sports a 13.1MP rear camera with LED flash, geo-tagging and 1080p recording quality. It has a 2.2MP front camera with 1080p recording quality. So video-chat visuals will be greatly clearer and matching to the very resolution of the display.

Size and Weight: Being a larger phablet, the K900 weighs at 162 grams. The Sony device just weighs at 146 grams, because it is smaller than its Lenovo rival. But, in body slimness, Lenovo wins the battle with a 6.9mm thickness, while the Xperia Z is 7.9mm thicker.

Price: Both the companies have not revealed the prices of their new phablets. They have just introduced the devices at CES 2013. In coming days, let us listen to their price and release date details.

Availability: Sony may certainly launch its high-end phablet all across the world once it is ready for official shipping. Meanwhile, Lenovo is to first introduce it handset in China in April. Later, it will bring it to other markets also. Regarding the Xperia Z’s release date, Sony has not said anything at all. Maybe, it will come in the first quarter of year itself.

Verdict
The new row of FHD phablets is to get two more powerful candidates with the Xperia Z and K900. They are equally powerful machines in all aspects. But, the major differences lay in screen size and processor. One model has integrated Intel’s new chipset, while one has the regular Qualcomm chip. The new line of 1080p handsets has too many powerful machines like Huawei Ascend D2, HTC J Butterfly, Oppo Find 5 and Sharp Aquos Phone as rivals to the Xperia Z and Lenovo K900.

Anyway, as we can guess, the Sony handset may get more audiences. It has been largely awaited by mobile users across the world. Sony has done well in marketing its Xperia brand in global market much better than Lenovo has done for its phones. Hence, a high-end brand in the Xperia line will get more customers easily.

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