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Samsung Galaxy J5 2016 is knows for being one of the best mid-range device on a very competitive markets for this type of devices, which is an achievement. As such, there are many pretenders to that title with increasingly better specs and one of these happens to be Lenovo ZUK Z1. Here is a comparison between the two devices that may help you decide which one is better for you.

Design and Display

Both devices are made of metal, and have a premium-like feel to them, but the specs quality don’t actually place them in that category.



Lenovo ZUK Z1 has a 5.5 inch Full HD screen which makes it larger than the 5.2 inch display on the Samsung Galaxy J5. Also, the former device has a better display quality at 1080 p of resolution as opposed to the latter which only renders at 720 p.

Processing Power

Lenovo’s ZUK Z1 features a quad core Snapdragon 801 SoC with 2.3 GHz in speed supported by 3GB of RAM which ensures quality performance from the device. Samsung Galaxy J5 2016 is somewhat less impressive when compared to Lenovo’s device – which a sports a quad core Snapdragon 410 SoC with 1.2 GHz in speed supported by 2GB of RAM. However, Samsung Galaxy J5 2016 is still better than other mid-range phones in the spec department.

Software and Camera

This is where Samsung Galaxy J5 shines as it’s one of the devices that are already running Android Marshmallow, as opposed to the A. Lollipop running Lenovo ZUK Z1. However, the former has 64GB of onboard storage and an 8MP front camera, whereas Samsung Galaxy J5 has only 16GB of storage and a 5MP camera. Both devices have a 13MP rear camera with LED flash.

Battery and Price

Lenovo ZUK Z1 is larger and therefore, has a bigger battery of 4100 mAh compared to the 3100 mAh one on Galaxy J5. Even so, Lenovo ZUK Z1 is slightly cheaper than its rival at only $200, whereas ZUK Z1 is prices at $210.

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