Smartphones are getting better every year, but their prices are also going up as well. Even though smartphones such as Galaxy Note 9 might feature impressive specs, not everyone can afford to spend more than $1,000 on a smartphone. Luckily, this is where mid-range smartphones come in an provide people with an alternative. With that said, today we are going to take Moto G4 and Lenovo ZUK Z2 which are two of the best mid-range smartphones to launch in 2016 and compare them.
Motorola has equipped Moto G4 with a 5.5-inches display that uses IPS LCD technology and offers a full HD 1080 x 1920 pixel resolution alongside a pixel density of 401. On the other hand, we have Lenovo ZUK Z2 which ships with a smaller 5.0-inches display that uses LTPS IP LCD technology. Moreover, the display also offers a full HD 1080 x 1920 pixel resolution and a bigger pixel density of 441 ppi.
Under the Hood
Moto G4’s most important hardware part is its octa-core Snapdragon 617 CPU that clocks at 1.5Ghz. The CPU is paired with an Adreno 405 GPU and 2GB of RAM. Lenovo ZUK Z2 is powered by the faster Snapdragon 820 quad-core CPU which clocks at 2.15GHz. To make things even better, Lenovo has coupled the CPU with an Adreno 530 GPU and 4GB/3GB of RAM.
From the looks of it, Moto G4 is the perfect mid-range smartphone for people who enjoy watching videos because of the bigger display. However, Lenovo ZUK Z2 is the clear winner in this comparison because it’s hardware specs are far superior to Moto G4 which means that Lenovo ZUK Z2 can run all types of heavy duty such as mobile gaming tasks without any issues.
Shawn Cooper is a tech journalist who graduated from St. John’s University and specializes in writing everything from the IT industry, scientific research, robotics, and the digital world. Cooper is also the lead editor for Tech News Watch. In his spare time, when he is not playing computer games, you will see him writing reviews on different tech products or games. Shawn also likes to spend countless hours on social media to hunt the latest news from the biggest technology companies, so that his reports are as fresh as possible.