Lenovo Z5s is the latest entrant in the premium mid-range segment and while Lenovo has launched its next big flagship in form of the Z5 Pro GT which is also the world’s first smartphone to feature Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, the Lenovo Z5s is expected to bring the electronics maker back in action, in terms of smartphone sales. It is worth noting that before the Lenovo Z5s, there wasn’t any major launch from the Chinese multinational this year and the said smartphone has also become Lenovo’s first Android phone to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor.

Now, while there has been no word on Lenovo Z5s India launch, the smartphone will indeed be coming to the country by the beginning of next year as Lenovo is expected to launch its 5G smartphone lineup in India, next year. That said, we have already seen the popularity of Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor among smartphone makers as it is slowly becoming the go-to chipset for mid-range offerings. Moreover, the likes of Nokia 8.1 and Oppo R17 Pro have already been launched in India with the Snapdragon 710 processor, although in different price segments.

Lenovo Z5s

Before dwelling into further details, let’s talk about some highlights of the Lenovo Z5s. The smartphone comes with triple rear cameras, a waterdrop display design with 92.6 per cent screen-to-body ratio and up to 6GB of RAM. On the other hand, while the Nokia 8.1 comes with an FHD+ HDR10 PureDisplay, it features a dual rear camera setup along with stock Android, AI beauty, 6 AI studio lights, AI portrait Mode, AI expressions and a new dual-view mode for the cameras.

Nokia 8.1 price and specifications

Meanwhile, the Oppo R17 Pro has been launched as the first smartphone from the company to SuperVOOC fast charging while it also comes with a waterdrop display design and triple rear cameras including a TOF 3D sensor.

Oppo R17 Pro price and specifications

Here, we take a look at how the Lenovo Z5s stand against the Nokia 8.1 and Oppo R17 Pro as far as the spec-sheet and list of features is concerned. Along with that, we will be giving our readers an idea of how exactly smartphone makers are utilising the popularity of Snapdragon 710 processor in different segments.

Lenovo Z5s vs Nokia 8.1 vs Oppo R17 Pro: Specifications and features compared

Lenovo Z5s vs Nokia 8.1 vs Oppo R17 Pro: Display

Lenovo Z5s: 6.39-inch Full HD+ LTPS (1080 × 2340 pixels resolution) display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio, 2.5D curved glass, 92.6 per cent screen-to-body ratio and Corning Gorilla Glass Protection

Nokia 8.1: 6.18-inch Full HD+ (2246 × 1080 pixels resolution) Puredisplay with 18.7:9 aspect ratio, 96 per cent NTSC Color gamut, DCI-P3, 500 nits brightness, 1500:1 Contrast ratio and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection

Oppo R17 Pro: 6.4-inch Full HD+ (2280 x 1080 pixels resolution) display with 19:9 aspect ratio display, curved glass, 100 per cent NTSC color gamut and Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection

Lenovo Z5s vs Nokia 8.1 vs Oppo R17 Pro: Processor

Lenovo Z5s: Qualcomm Octa Core Snapdragon 710 10nm processor clocked at up to 2.2GHz and paired with Adreno 616 GPU for graphics

Nokia 8.1: Qualcomm Octa Core Snapdragon 710 10nm processor clocked at up to 2.2GHz and paired with Adreno 616 GPU for graphics

Oppo R17 Pro: Qualcomm Octa Core Snapdragon 710 10nm processor clocked at up to 2.2GHz and paired with Adreno 616 GPU for graphics

Lenovo Z5s vs Nokia 8.1 vs Oppo R17 Pro: RAM and storage

Lenovo Z5s: 4GB of LPDDR4x RAM with 64GB of internal storage, 6GB of LPDDR4x RAM with 64GB of internal storage, 6GB of LPDDR4x RAM with 128GB of internal storage versions, all supporting expandable storage up to 256GB with microSD card

Nokia 8.1: 4GB of LPDDR4x RAM with 64GB of internal storage, expandable up to 400GB with microSD card

Oppo R17 Pro: 8GB of LPDDR4x RAM with 128GB of internal storage, without any support for expandable storage

Lenovo Z5s vs Nokia 8.1 vs Oppo R17 Pro: Software

Lenovo Z5s: Android 9.0 (Pie) out of the box with ZUI 10 on top

Nokia 8.1: Stock Android 9.0 (Pie) out of the box

Oppo R17 Pro: Android 9.0 (Pie) out of the box with ColorOS 5.2 on top

Lenovo Z5s vs Nokia 8.1 vs Oppo R17 Pro: Cameras

Lenovo Z5s: 16MP primary rear camera with f/1.8 aperture, Dual-tone LED flash, Phase Detection autofocus (PDAF), an 8MP telephoto lens featuring f/2.4 aperture for 2x zoom and a 5MP depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture for portrait shots and depth effect. 16MP front camera with, autofocus, AI Beauty and f/2.0 aperture

Nokia 8.1: 12MP primary rear camera with 1/2.55″ Sony IMX 363 sensor, Phase detection autofocus (PDAF), dual-tone LED flash, 1.4μm pixels, Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), f/1.8 aperture and a 13MP secondary rear camera sensor with ZEISS optics, f/2.2 aperture. At the front, there is a 20MP camera with autofocus, f/2.0 aperture, Portrait mode, Panorama and more.

Oppo R17 Pro: 12MP primary rear camera with f/1.5-f/2.4 variable aperture, LED flash, Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), Phase detection autofocus (PDAF), a 20MP secondary rear camera sensor with f/2.6 aperture and a TOF 3D camera. At the front, there is a 25MP camera with f/2.0 aperture, Sony IMX576 sensor, 3D Portrait and AI-backed features.

Lenovo Z5s vs Nokia 8.1 vs Oppo R17 Pro: Biometrics

Lenovo Z5s: Rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and Face Unlock

Nokia 8.1: Rear-mounted fingerprint scanner

Oppo R17 Pro: In-display fingerprint sensor and face unlock

Lenovo Z5s vs Nokia 8.1 vs Oppo R17 Pro: Battery

Lenovo Z5s: 3300mAh inbuilt battery with fast charging support

Nokia 8.1: 3500mAh inbuilt battery with fast charging support

Oppo R17 Pro: 3700mAh inbuilt battery with (10V/5A) SuperVOOC fast charging support

Lenovo Z5s vs Nokia 8.1 vs Oppo R17 Pro: Other features

Lenovo Z5s: Dirac audio, 3.5mm audio jack, Splash Resistant (P2i) rating, Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano / microSD), Dual 4G VoLTE and USB Type C support

Nokia 8.1: Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano / microSD), Nokia OZO Stereo Audio recording, 3.5mm audio jack, Dual 4G VoLTE and USB Type C support

Oppo R17 Pro: Dual SIM connectivity, Dual 4G VoLTE, USB 3.1 Type-C, NFC support and 3D fog glass design.

Lenovo Z5s vs Nokia 8.1 vs Oppo R17 Pro: Price compared

The Lenovo Z5s is priced at 1398 yuan (Rs. 14,410 approx.) for the 4GB of LPDDR4x RAM with 64GB of internal storage, while the 6GB of LPDDR4x RAM with 64GB of internal storage versions is priced at 1598 yuan (Rs. 16,475 approx.). On the other hand, the top-end 6GB of LPDDR4x RAM with 128GB of internal storage version is priced at 1898 yuan (Rs. 19,565 approx.).

In comparison, the Nokia 8.1 is priced at Rs. 26,999 while the Oppo R17 Pro is priced at 45,990 in India.

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