Mandatory phablets - Huawei Ascend Mate 7 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro specs comparison

Mandatory phablets - Huawei Ascend Mate 7 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro specs comparison
IFA 2014 became host to a nuclear explosion of powerful Android phones! The Huawei Ascend Mate 7 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 are scorching hot, premium Android powerhouses with huge displays and powerful internals. 

Meanwhile, the Lenovo Z2 Pro was announced before it got to IFA, but it's still fresh in our minds because of its impressive build and hardware profile. These three titans had to be pitted against each other for your viewing pleasure and informational hunger. It's a bit amusing how the Huawei Ascend Mate 7 and Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro's dimensions make the huge Galaxy Note 4 seem compact in comparison simply because of the difference in their display diagonals. The Huawei and Lenovo phablets sport spacious 6-inch displays, while the Note 4 makes do with a 5.6-inch display. If you want a shot at one handed operation, you better not dare touch these Chinese monstrosities! Which one is your favorite, though?

Huawei Ascend Mate7

Huawei Ascend Mate7

Dimensions

6.18 x 3.19 x 0.31 inches

157 x 81 x 7.9 mm

Weight

6.53 oz (185 g)

Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Dimensions

6.04 x 3.09 x 0.33 inches

153.5 x 78.6 x 8.5 mm

Weight

6.21 oz (176 g)

Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro

Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro

Dimensions

6.14 x 3.2 x 0.3 inches

156 x 81.3 x 7.7 mm

Weight

6.31 oz (179 g)

Huawei Ascend Mate7

Huawei Ascend Mate7

Dimensions

6.18 x 3.19 x 0.31 inches

157 x 81 x 7.9 mm

Weight

6.53 oz (185 g)

Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Dimensions

6.04 x 3.09 x 0.33 inches

153.5 x 78.6 x 8.5 mm

Weight

6.21 oz (176 g)

Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro

Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro

Dimensions

6.14 x 3.2 x 0.3 inches

156 x 81.3 x 7.7 mm

Weight

6.31 oz (179 g)

To see the phones in real size or compare them with other models, visit our Visual Phone Size Comparison page



Huawei Ascend Mate7 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro

Display

Display size

6.0 inches
5.7 inches
6.0 inches

Resolution

1080 x 1920 pixels
1440 x 2560 pixels
1440 x 2560 pixels

Pixel density

368 ppi
515 ppi
490 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
Super AMOLED
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio

78.03 %
74.39 %
78.29 %

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

13 megapixels
16 megapixels
16 megapixels

Hardware Features

Autofocus
Optical image stabilization, Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Optical image stabilization, Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.0
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 31 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
 

Video recording

1920x1080 (Full HD)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD)

Recording format

MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV
MPEG4, H.264
 

Features

High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Object tracking, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing
Optical image stabilization, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing
 

Front

5 megapixels
3.7 megapixels
5 megapixels

Video capture

1920x1080 (Full HD)
2560x1440 (QHD) (30 fps)
 

Design

Dimensions

6.18 x 3.19 x 0.31 inches (157 x 81 x 7.9 mm)
6.04 x 3.09 x 0.33 inches (153.5 x 78.6 x 8.5 mm)
6.14 x 3.20 x 0.30 inches (156 x 81.3 x 7.7 mm)

Weight

6.53 oz (185 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (173 g)
6.21 oz (176 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (173 g)
6.31 oz (179 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (173 g)

Materials

Back: Aluminum
Back: Plastic; Frame: Aluminum
Back: Metal

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (swipe)
 

Features

 
Touch sensitive control keys, Notification light
 

Hardware & Performance

System chip

HiSilicon Kirin 925
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 5433
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 8974-AC

Processor

Octa-core, 1800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A15 and ARM Cortex-A7
Octa-core, 1900 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 20 nm
Quad-core, 2500 MHz, Krait 400

GPU

Mali-T628 MP4
Mali-T760 MP6
Adreno 330

RAM

3 GB LPDDR3
3 GB LPDDR3
3 GB

OS

Android (5.1 Lollipop, 4.4), Huawei Emotion UI
Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4), Samsung TouchWiz UI
Android (4.4), Lenovo Vibe UI

Battery

Capacity

4100 mAh
3220 mAh
4000 mAh

Charging

 
Yes
 

Talk time

 
 
45.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1250 min)

Stand-by time

 
 
39.5 days (948 hours)
the average is 21 days (493 h)

Talk time (3G)

 
20.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1373 min)
 

Music playback

 
82.00 hours
 

Video playback

 
14.00 hours
 


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17 Comments

1. GTR722

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 20, 2012

Man that Lenovo !! beauty

3. Ashoaib

Posts: 3285; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

bezels are extremely thin... I like vibe z 2 and note 4 as well but huawei doesnt have anything attractive

13. Bondurant

Posts: 782; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Mate 7 has a lot of extra unique features not highlighted on websites. You can google up the record of the live blogging sessions of the Mate 7 unveiling.

15. SuperMaoriBro

Posts: 533; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

Lenovo looks nice on paper, wish it had a bigger screen though.

2. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

That Kirin chipset is nothing compared to SD805 and E5433.

7. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Nothing that comes from Huawei is comparable to the top dogs, the Note 4 and Lenovo eat the Mate 7 for breakfast. A company that can't come up with their own designs deserves no respect in the already saturated smartphone market.

17. marcski07

Posts: 600; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

yes, they aren't, but still I will consider huawei. they are beautiful, and affordable, that's they strong point, and they have Good feedbacks. So yeah, tell all the specs all day I won't argue, but it will all boils down to user experience.

4. twens

Posts: 1175; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

They are all nice but my money goes to the note 4.

5. isprobi

Posts: 797; Member since: May 30, 2011

Considering that the Note 4 is the only one that will work in USA this comparison is not that useful to me. That said I would choose the Lenovo

6. mas39

Posts: 80; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

The Lenovo is a beauty to behold, Note 4 especially looks so dull and ugly in comparison. If I had to have one it would be the Lenovo Vibe Z2 pro, but I won't be buying it simply because there is no card slot, no wifi ac, and the s801 will struggle dealing with that QHD resolution.

9. Ashoaib

Posts: 3285; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

another important point is, you cannot notice much difference in Qhd LCD vs Fhd LCD... whereas in super amoled, each individual pixel has its own light, so the difference between Qhd Samoled and Fhd Samoled is noticable(theoratically)... this is my personal opinion

8. Wildmanfan

Posts: 238; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

I was under the impression that all 3 could work on the T-Mobile network?

10. livyatan

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

If the Huawei had S Pen, I'd take it over the Note. And if Lenovo had an SD 805 and S Pen, I'd take it over the Note. Anyways, once you get used to S Pen, it really is a must. It separates the real Palmtop from an oversized phone

11. livyatan

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

If the Huawei had S Pen, I'd take it over the Note. And if Lenovo had an SD 805 and S Pen, I'd take it over the Note. Anyways, once you get used to S Pen, it really is a must. It separates the real Palmtop from an oversized phone

14. Suo.Eno

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

If Exynos 5433 truly is an A57+A53 SoC, you'd put pen input above that even if Huawei or Lenovo's a generation behind o.O??? I would think future proofing are on top of everyone's list by now....

16. marcski07

Posts: 600; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

future proofing is nonsense if you are changing your phone every 2 years. and the fact the notes are top of the line specs, but now they are just thing of the past. I would choose something I could enjoy a phone for 2 years, coz phones now don't last long if you don't want to get left behind

12. livyatan

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

If the Huawei had S Pen, I'd take it over the Note. And if Lenovo had an SD 805 and S Pen, I'd take it over the Note. Anyways, once you get used to S Pen, it really is a must. It separates the real Palmtop from an oversized phone

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