Lenovo Z5 Pro vs Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 vs Honor Magic 2

This afternoon, Lenovo officially released the ‘Epoch-making flagship’ Z5 Pro, with a 6.39-inch slide screen. It is the third smartphone with such a structure. And honestly, with its launch, all of our expectations are over. There is no other smartphone with a sliding structure we have heard about before. So now we can compare all three models and understand which of them comes with more advantages. But Lenovo Group Vice President has outrun us, releasing a comparison chart of the Lenovo Z5 Pro with the Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 and the Honor Magic 2 through his official Weibo channel. So we just have to take a look at it and make assumptions.

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The first thing we should pay attention to is the screen size. Surprisingly, all three models are packed with a 6.39-inch AMOLED screen. But the screen ratios differ a lot. Say, the lowest ratio belongs to the Magic 2 that has 91.5% occupation. The Xiaomi mi MIX 3’s screen has a ratio of 93.4%. And the winner is the Lenovo Z5 Pro, which has the industry’s highest screen ratio of 95.06%.

And though the author of this comparison chart hurried to make the Lenovo Z5 Pro a winner, there are real differences in hardware and camera. So it’s not as clear as you can think. First, the Z5 Pro is packed with a Snapdragon 710AIE Turbo chip, which is considered to be a pseudo-flagship SoC. In this sense, the winner should be the Honor Magic 2, which sports the world’s first 7nm processor, the Kirin 980. And the second place should be taken by the Mi MIX 3, which is packed with Qualcomm’s current flagship chip of the Snapdragon 845.

By the way, the Honor Magic 2 is a winner in other aspects as well. Say, it features the largest capacity battery, it comes with a hexa-camera design, and so on. But there is another important factor that makes us change our opinion. The starting price of the Lenovo Z5 Pro is 1998 yuan ($287), while the Honor Magic 2 comes at 3799 yuan. In the price-over-features ratio, the Z5 Pro can be considered to be the winner.

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  1. Giulio Dainese
    November 1, 2018

    Who needs a sd845 or a kirin980, honestly? I prefer to spend 150€ less and have a “less powerful” device that do the same things…

    • Piotr A
      November 1, 2018

      You are perfectly right. I currently use Lenovo P2 with SND625. System is fluent I do not feel any lag or underpower.

    • Giulio Dainese
      November 1, 2018

      Sd625 is on of the most successful chip they made! 710 looks very promising too, I’m waiting for a review, this phone looks good

  2. Tomasz
    November 1, 2018

    Sądzę, że w normalnym codziennym użytkowaniu różnica w prędkości nie będzie zauważalna, a cena Lenovo jest kusząca.

    • Arkadiusz Święcicki
      November 1, 2018

      Poczekajmy na opinie, a nie na to, co przypuszczamy.

      Póki co czekam na wersję global Xiaomi MIX 3

    • Tomasz
      November 1, 2018

      To nie są przypuszczenia, 710 jest mocnym procesorem i tak większości użytkowników nie wykorzysta jego mocy. Sprawdź opinie o telefonach Oppo i Vivo z tym procesorem.

  3. james davis
    November 1, 2018

    Sure if you don’t game it will be fine, just depends what you want, if you want unlockable bootloader and option to install custom ROMs the mix 3 is the winner. That’s my choice by the way and I’m a device so i should know.

    • james davis
      November 1, 2018


  4. Joe Midnight
    November 2, 2018

    No one wants that piece of crap Lienovo. With that slow ass 710 chip and tiny battery, crappy cameras. Bet it is not even waterproof. LOL!

    • EfeUdin
      November 2, 2018

      Well, for less than $300??, I’m sorry but a lot of guys are already considering this phone. Battery is crappy but what’s the difference between 3200 mAh on the Z5 Pro with 3300 mAh on the MIX 3 and 3500 mAh on the Magic 2??. With an SD845, this phone could have easily be $150 more expensive and then I will say “Lenovo is dreaming”. But this deal is impressive…the price is priceless

    • Giulio Dainese
      November 2, 2018

      710 is faster than a 660 and as fast as a 820, and no one ever called them “slow ass”