Huawei under its Honor brand has launched the company’s latest flagship smartphone – Honor 8 smartphone in India for Rs. 29,999. The main highlight of the Honor 8 is that, it features 12-megapixel dual-camera setup at the back. The Honor 8 uses an RGB (colour) and a monochrome sensor to get crisper and detailed photos. The Honor 8 doesn’t have any direct competition with dual camera in the price range but it will compete with Lenovo Z2 Plus in terms of specifications. Comparing Honor 8 & Lenovo Z2 Plus on the basis of price, specifications and features.

Honor 8-vs-Lenovo Z2 Plus

Display:

The Honor 8 smartphone features 5.2-inch Full HD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and it has 2.5D curved Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection on top of it. The Lenovo Z2 Plus features 5-inch Full HD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and it has 2.5D curved Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection on top of it.

Reason to choose: The Lenovo Z2 Plus has smaller display and can be used with a single hand.

What to choose: Lenovo Z2 Plus

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Processor and RAM:

The Honor 8 smartphone is powered by Kirin 950 Octa-Core processor which is paired with Mali T880-MP4 GPU & 4GB of RAM. The Lenovo Z2 Plus is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Quad-Core processor which is paired with Adreno 530 GPU & 3GB/4GB RAM. On AnTuTu, the Honor 8 scores 92,353 points while the Lenovo Z2 Plus scores 129827 points.

Reason to choose: The Lenovo Z2 Plus has better performance when compared to Honor 8

What to choose: Lenovo Z2 Plus

In-built Memory:

The Honor 8 comes with 32GB in-built memory which can be expanded further up to 128GB via microSD card. The Lenovo Z2 Plus comes with 32GB in-built memory and there is no way to expand the memory further.

Reason to choose: In terms of storage Honor 8 has edge over Lenovo Z2 Plus but if you look at the pricing, the Lenovo Z2 Plus is cheaper. Above all, by spending anything around Rs. 4500, you can easily get a 1TB hard-disk and with OTG support you can used that hard-disk as external storage.

What to choose: Lenovo Z2 Plus

Operating system:

The Honor 8 runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system with EMUI 4.1 on top of it. The Lenovo Z2 Plus runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system with UI closer to stock Android.

Reason to choose: The Lenovo Z2 Plus has better UI when compared to Honor 8 smartphone.

What to choose: Lenovo Z2 Plus

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Camera:

The Honor 8 comes with two 12-megapixel camera with aperture of f/2.2 and pixel size of 1.76-micron. The RGB sensor captures rich colours whereas the monochrome sensor captures more light with increased sharpness. Both cameras work together to capture detailed photos. Honor has also added professional shooting mode to give users advance controls to adjust shutter speed, exposure compensation, white balance, ISO and more. On the front, there is an 8-megapixel front-facing camera with selfie flash which allows you to take brighter photos in low-light. It doesn’t have optical image stabilization.

The Lenovo Z2 Plus comes with 13-megapixel rear camera of aperture f/2.2 with LED flash, PDAF and electronic image stabilization (EIS). It supports 4K video recording, slow motion video recording and time-lapse videos. On the front, there 8-megapixel selfie camera of aperture f/2.0, 78.9-degree wide viewing angle.

Reason to choose: The Honor 8 has better camera when compared to Lenovo Z2 Plus but many features like 4K video recording, raw photo capture is not available in Honor 8. Above all, I don’t think that anyone should spend Rs. 10,000 more on buying smartphone just for getting a better camera on smartphone.

What to choose: Lenovo Z2 Plus

Connectivity:

The Honor 8 smartphone comes with connectivity features like 4G, Wi-Fi ac (2.4GHz and 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, NFC, USB Type-C. The Lenovo Z2 Plus comes with connectivity features like 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11ac (2.4/5 GHz), Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, USB 2.0 Type-C. The thing you will see that, the Honor 8 doesn’t support 4G VoLTE. In addition to this, the Honor 8 is a single SIM smartphone while the Lenovo Z2 Plus is a dual-SIM smartphone.

Reason to choose: The Lenovo Z2 Plus has better connectivity features when compared to Honor 8

What to choose: Lenovo Z2 Plus

Fingerprint sensor

The Honor 8 comes with fingerprint sensor at the back and it can unlock your phone in only 0.4 seconds. The Lenovo Z2 Plus has fingerprint sensor embedded inside the home button and it can unlock your phone in under 0.1 seconds. Above all, the fingerprint sensor works when finger is wet. According to Lenovo, the fingerprint sensor is claimed to deliver 99.7 percent accuracy and it gets better with time with its self-learning module.

Reason to choose: The fingerprint sensor on Lenovo Z2 Plus is much better when compared to Honor 8.

What to choose: Lenovo Z2 Plus

Battery:

The Honor 8 packs 3,000mAh battery and it comes with fast charging technology which can charge your smartphone from 0-47 percent in just 30 minutes. The Lenovo Z2 Plus packs 3,500mAh battery and it comes with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0

Reason to choose: The Lenovo Z2 Plus packs more battery when compared to Honor 8.

What to choose: Lenovo Z2 Plus

Price and availability:

The Honor 8 smartphone costs Rs. 29,999 and it will be available on Amazon.in, Flipkart, Honor store online & also through offline retailers. The Lenovo Z2 Plus 3GB RAM variant costs Rs. 17,999 while the 4GB RAM variant costs Rs. 19,999 and the smartphone available on Amazon.in.

Reason to choose: The Lenovo Z2 Plus is cheaper when compared to Honor 8 smartphone.

What to choose: Lenovo Z2 Plus

Final Verdict

Honor 8 vs Lenovo Z2 Plus: Which one to buy?

On paper, the Lenovo Z2 Plus has better specs when compared to Honor 8. Above all, the Lenovo Z2 Plus is Rs. 13,000 cheaper or Rs. 10,000 cheaper when compared to Honor 8 smartphone. In many segments, the processor, battery, fingerprint sensor and pricing, Lenovo Z2 Plus outperforms Honor 8 smartphone.

Overall, the Lenovo Z2 Plus is value for money.

Overall Winner: Lenovo Z2 Plus

[Comparison Table] Honor 8 vs Lenovo Z2 Plus

Specifications Honor 8 Lenovo Z2 Plus
Display 5.2-inch Full HD with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and protected by 2.5D curved Corning Gorilla glass 5-inch Full HD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and it has 2.5D curved Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection on top of it
Processor Octa-Core Kirin 950 (2.3GHz 4 x A72 + 1.8GHz 4 x A53) 16nm processor with Mali T880-MP4 GPU 2.15GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 820 processor with Adreno 530 GPU
Memory 4GB RAM with 32GB storage, expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD 3GB RAM with 32GB in-built memory, 4GB RAM with 64GB in-built memory
Operating System Android 6.0 Marshmallow with EMUI 4.1 on top of it Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with UI closer to stock Android
Rear-Camera 12MP dual rear cameras (monochrome + color) with dual-tone LED flash, Laser AF, f/2.2 aperture, 6P lens, 1.4um pixel size 13MP rear camera with LED Flash, f/ 2.2, 5P lens, ISOCELL sensor, PDAF, CAF dual-mode focus, EIS
Front-Camera 8MP front-facing camera with f/2.4 aperture 8MP front-facing camera with 1.4μm pixel size, f/2.0 aperture, 78.9-degree wide viewing angle
Connectivity 4G, Wi-Fiac (2.4GHz and 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, NFC, USB Type-C 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11ac (2.4/5 GHz), Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, USB 2.0 Type-C
Battery 3000mAh battery 3500mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0

Buy Honor 8

Buy Lenovo Z2 Plus

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