Both have alloy bodies and SUPER AMOLED display, but which of these two stylish smartphones would you like in your pocket?
Chinese phone makers are really pushing the boat out to build, thin, stylish phones, that offer both great looks and design while being packed to the brim with tech.
We take a look at two similar phones that would suit fashion conscious, tech savvy users, one from a global smartphone giant and the other from an up and comer.
Lenovo have taken a lot stick over their Sisley S90 phone and just looking at it and it’s advertising material should stop any ‘Why?’ questions you might have. The design, and even the renders officially from Lenovo look like there were plucked right off the Apple website and Jony Ives desk.
Still the phone does offer a slim, and attractive all alloy body (even if the touch buttons up front do look a little out of place), and a 5-inch SUPER AMOLED display up front makes for good viewing.
Under the hood the Lenovo Sisley is driven by a Snapdragon 410 processor from Qualcomm, which runs at 1.2Ghz, plus there is 1GB RAM. This choice of SoC also give the phone native LTE.
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This really is a Jason and Goliath type of show down. Lenovo are a global player who just bought Motorola from Google, where as UMi are still quite a small brand who are in the process of rebranding themselves.
The UMi Zero embodies UMi’s desire to change. It features an all alloy construction (rumoured to be made in the same factory as the chassis of the Meizu MX4 and MX4 Pro) and features glass front and rear for a slim, stealthy appearance.
Like Lenovo, UMi have given the Zero a 5-inch SUPER AMOLED display but this time around a higher resolution FHD panel. Inside Mediatek provide a 2.0Ghz MT6592T chipset with 2GB RAM, and although there isn’t LTE there is room for either dual SIM or a single SIM and micro SD.
UMi also ship the Zero in quite lovely packaging with a screen protector, fancy alloy USB cable, case and Texas instruments fast charger.
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Lenovo Sisley Vs UMi Zero: The winner is?
With a price of only $199.99 with fast 2.0Ghz processor, more RAM and a more original (if not completely unique design) we have to say UMi have come out on top here. The design of the Zero is much more pleasing to the eye, and with the addition of a fast charger the UMi makes a lot of sense.
The Lenovo does give LTE support (check your network first), but at a higher price of $240, this iPhone 6 clone really doesn’t do it for us. Plus as far as we can tell Lenovo aren’t actually officially marketing the Sisley outside of China, where as UMi are going after the international market first.
Based on the design, cost and specifications which phone would you choose? The Umi Zero or Lenovo Sisley?