Lenovo Vibe X3 finds a tough competitor – ASUS Zenfone 3

by June 1, 2016

Zenfone 3 vs vibe x3

The last quarter of 2015 and the early 2016 seemed to be all packed up with smartphone launches and tech events. Interestingly, Apple, Samsung, HTC and Micromax were not the only ones flexing their muscles to offer their fans the best.

Lenovo and ASUS that were once best known for their power-packed laptops are now expanding their horizons across the smartphone market, and to be honest, they are doing pretty good.

While Lenovo launched the Vibe X3 back in December 2015, ASUS at the recently held Zenvolution event unveiled its most awaited Zenfone 3 series which comprises of 3 new handsets. The series includes Zenfone 3, Zenfone 3 Deluxe and Zenfone 3 Ultra.

However, the smallest sibling which is the Zenfone 3 is currently viewed as a tough contender to the Lenovo Vibe X3. Let’s have a look at the comparison.

asus zenfone 3 vs lenovo vibe x3

The features look promising, don’t they? With all that good stuff packed in, there definitely seems to be no empty space left. What more would you ask for?

The highlight of the Lenovo Vibe X3 is, without a doubt, the impressive 21 MP rear camera and of course an 8 MP front-facing snapper for selfie lovers. The ASUS Zenfone 3, on the other hand, has a 16MP rear camera. However, the Zenfone 3 takes the lead when it comes to being preloaded with the latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.

Both of these devices are targeted towards the budget segment. The Vibe X3 comes with a price tag of Rs. 19,999, while you shed somewhere around Rs. 16,800 on ASUS Zenfone 3.

In terms of design, the Vibe X3 looks quite different from its predecessor X2. With an aluminium unibody, the rear panel of the handset looks stylish. The primary touch buttons are rightly placed at the bottom of the display and the camera finds its spot just above the screen. The device features 2 speakers – one at the bottom and the other at the top. The rear has a matte finish, which is fingerprint-resistant.

The Vibe 3 seems to have an edge over the Zenfone 3 when it comes to battery. The former comes with a 3500 mAh Li-Po battery, while the latter packs in a 3000 mAh Li-Io battery. Well, for the ones who prefer removable battery might still like to go with Zenfone 3, as Vibe 3 comes with non-removable battery.

Talking about the Zenfone 3, you will be witnessing a major upgrade in terms of looks. The handset, just like the Vibe X3 has a unibody design with a metal frame. The fingerprint scanner is located at the back. To help you click the stunning images, the 16 MP rear camera comes with features such as electronic image stabilisation and image stabilisation.

Moving further, let’s talk about the ASUS Zenfone 3 Deluxe and the Zenfone 3 Ultra:

Zenfone 3 Deluxe Specifications:

  • 5.7 inch display

  • Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

  • 1.6 GHz / 2.15 GHz dual-core processor

  • 6 GB RAM

  • 23 MP Primary Camera

  • 8 MP Secondary Camera

  • 64 / 128 / 256 GB Internal Storage Capacity

  • 3000 mAh Li-Ion Battery

  • Price at Rs. 33,500 approx.

In case a smaller 5.5 inch Zenfone 3 looks too small, you may want to try out the Zenfone 3 Deluxe with a 5.7 inch display. What’s worth talking about is its spectacular 23 MP camera, which makes it one of the few phones with a camera that powerful. So, in terms of specs, this one stands a bit taller than its smaller sibling, the Zenfone 3. However, this one may go a bit heavy on your pocket at Rs. 33,500.

Zenfone 3 Ultra Specifications

  • 6.8 inch Display

  • Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

  • 1.4 GHz / 1.8 GHz quad-core processor

  • 4 GB RAM

  • 23 MP Primary Camera

  • 8 MP Secondary Camera

  • 32 / 64 / 128 GB Internal Storage Capacity

  • 4600 mAh Li-Ion Battery

  • Price at Rs. 32,100 approx.

Now, even if a 5.7 inch screen isn’t doing the trick for you, how about a phablet with a massive 6.8 inch display? Pretty huge, isn’t it? If you are more into playing games and watching videos on your smartphone, this one may be a good choice. Juicing up the device is a powerful 4600 mAh Li-Ion battery, which turns out to be its spotlight. Like the Zenfone 3 Deluxe, this one too features a 23 MP rear camera, capable of shooting 4K videos.

Although the Zenfone 3 Ultra turns out to be the most powerful among the trio, it is expected to cost less than the Zenfone 3 Deluxe. We are not quite sure why that’s the case.

Final Verdict

Now doubt, the Lenovo Vibe X3 and the ASUS Zenfone 3 stand hand-in-hand when it comes to specifications. Not too much of a different they are apart from a few features. Also, the prices seem to be quite in-line with what the handsets have to offer.

So, if the latest Android OS in what you intend to try out, check out the ASUS Zenfone 3. For those looking for a powerful battery, would want to opt for the Lenovo Vibe X3.