Lenovo Z2 Plus (ZUK Z2) vs. Moto G4 Plus: What Should be Your Next Smartphone?

Lenovo Z2 Plus should arrive in about a week from now, bringing top class specs for the price of around Rs. 20,000. On the other side of the line we have Moto G4 Plus coming from Lenovo’s owned Motorola, a device offering potential users almost one hundred percent pure Android experience and a large, 5.5-inch 1080p screen at the price of Rs. 14,999 (for 32 GB model).

Which device is a better choice, which one will prove a better deal? Stay with us and find out.

Lenovo Z2 Plus
Lenovo Z2 Plus

Design, Dimensions

Firstly, it’s worth noting that the two models differ regarding their screen size. While Lenovo Z2 Plus offers 1080p 5-inch screen, Moto G4 Plus comes with a large 5.5-inch display sporting the same resolution, meaning that dimension difference shouldn’t play a large role when picking one.

Lenovo Z2 Plus is relatively narrow (68.9 mm) for a 5-inch device; when talking about thickness, the Z2 Plus can be called average (8.5 mm). Full dimensions are 141.7 x 68.9 x 8.5 mm.

Moto G4 Plus, since it is a part of Motorola’s lower mid-range series isn’t particularly compact for a 5.5-inch phone. Generally speaking, the G4 Plus can be called an average-sized 5.5-inch smartphone (153 x 76.6 x 9.8 mm).

Design-wise, Lenovo Z2 Plus looks more attractive, at least on images. Modern design, much better than we can find on K series (like on the K6 Note, or the K6 Power) puts Lenovo above Motorola; Just to be clear, Moto G4 Plus isn’t poorly designed, it’s just below the Z2 Plus when it comes to the outside looks.

moto g4 plus
Moto G4 Plus

Display, Hardware

Lenovo Z2 Plus comes packed with 1080p 5-inch LTPS IPS LCD display, offering wide viewing angles and relatively rich colors. Moto G4 Plus also packs an IPS LCD 1080p display, but with a slightly larger diagonal of 5.5 inches.

Lenovo didn’t want to make any compromises regarding chipset used. The Z2 Plus comes with the flagship Snapdragon 820 (2×2.15 GHz Kryo & 2×1.6 GHz Kryo along with Adreno 530 GPU), coupled with  3GB/4GB of RAM and 32GB/64GB of non-expandable internal memory.

Moto G4 Plus comes with a mainstream Snapdragon 617 (4×1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 with Adreno 405 GPU), a solid mid-range chipset. The phone comes in three flavors – 2GB/16GB; 3GB/32GB; 4GB/64GB. Internal storage is expandable.

Camera

Although the Z2 Plus is packed with top of the line processor and excellent fiber glass-made body, the camera could‘ve been better. The main sensor has 13 MP, but also a small aperture size of f/2.2 (remember, lower is better). The phone is capable of recording [email protected] (4K resolution) videos. Selfie camera has 8 MP (f/2.0) and is capable of recording 1080p video.

Moto G4 Plus comes with an excellent camera for the phones price range. The main snapper has a 16 MP (f/2.0), a laser autofocus, and a dual-LED flash. The only department in which Moto G4 Plus’ camera falls behind that of Lenovo Z2 Plus is video recording resolution; the G4 Plus is capable “only” for [email protected] video recording. Selfie camera has 5 MP (f/2.2), well enough for everyday selfies.

Battery

Lenovo Z2 Plus comes with a more than a solid 3500 mAh battery, big enough to last you more than one whole day of usage. Moto G4 Plus is packed with a smaller capacity, 3000 mAh battery.

Both models have a fingerprint sensor and come with android Marshmallow out-of-the-box. It’s worth noting that Lenovo Z2 Plus should come with Google Now launcher, offering a pure Marshmallow experience.

Conclusion

At the end, we think that Moto G4 Plus is more than enough for most users. Large, bright, and sharp screen, plenty of RAM and an expandable internal storage, better camera, as well as Motorola’s reputation of a manufacturer releasing Android updates faster than all others are enough reasons for us to pick Moto G4 Plus as the winner of this clash.