Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The ZTE Grand X Quad V987, Lenovo S820 and Lenovo P780 square off

In a few days I will be posting buyers guides again. Luckily for us buyers, it is getting harder and harder to write them. One of the mid-range entries will be a full sized phone from one of the top tier smartphone manufacturers. For the past two months, that post has been held by the impressive ZTE Grand X Quad V987. Priced at Php11,500 this 5-inch smartphone offers a HD (720 x 1280) display, a quad core processor, a gig of RAM and 8 GB's of expandable storage. It powered by an adequate sized 2500 mAh battery.

This month two new Lenovo offerings, the S820 and P780 look to challenge the ZTE V987 Grand X Quad. In terms of specifications, the three phones are nearly identical. The Lenovo S820 is a bit more expensive, at Php12,600 and actually has less storage at just 4 GB's. The storage is also user expandable though. 

The Lenovo S820 has  smaller display, so it should have a more compact form factor. But this is not the case:

  • ZTE Grand X Quad V987 - 141 x 70 x 8.9 mm 
  • Lenovo S820 - 139.5 x 69.7 x 9 mm

Given the nearly equivalent size of the two phones, I would rather go with the one with a larger display, higher internal storage and lower price. Suffice it to say, the Lenovo S820 is not going to be knocking out the ZTE Grand X Quad V987 from the list.

What about the Lenovo P780? This phone brings in a large 4000 mAh battery to the picture,  but this 5-inch smartphone is massive:

  • ZTE Grand X Quad V987 - 141 x 70 x 8.9 mm 
  • Lenovo P780 - 143 x 73 x 10 mm

If you really want the 4000 mAh battery, which is much larger than the 2500 mAh battery on the ZTE Grand X Quad V987, than the Lenovo P780 is the one for you. If you value the metal casing, the Lenovo P780 is also a great choice. But the Lenovo P780 is also a more expensive offering at Php13,500. 

It is fairly easy to dismiss the Lenovo S820. The Lenovo P780 is another matter altogether. Which phone do you think is a better choice, the ZTE Grand X Quad V987 or the Lenovo P780?

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