Lenovo Z2 Plus vs Xiaomi Mi 5: Specs, features and price comparison

Lenovo Z2 Plus has launched in India with a 5-inch display and Snapdragon 820 processor at Rs. 17,999. Moreover, Amazon is also throwing in several offers for those who purchased the handset. Xiaomi Mi 5 is also a very popular device among tech enthusiasts. In this article, we will compare and contrast the features and specifications of Lenovo Z2 Plus and Xiaomi Mi 5 smartphones in detail.

Lenovo Z2 Plus vs Xiaomi Mi 5: Display

While Lenovo Z2 Plus is equipped with a 5-inch LTPS Full HD display with a pixel density of 441 PPI, the Xiaomi Mi 5 offers a 5.15-inch ultra-bright FHD display with 428PPI. If you compare the pixel density, you will find that Xiaomi Mi 5 offers slightly low than Lenovo although the display size is marginally larger.

Lenovo Z2 Plus vs Xiaomi Mi 5: Performance

Lenovo Z2 Plus features a Snapdragon 820 processor and Adreno 530 graphics, which will provide you enough power to work without any lags. The Z2 Plus is available in two variants such as 4GB and 3GB RAM respectively. While the 4GB RAM variant is equipped with 64GB internal storage, the 3GB RAM model bears a 32GB storage capacity.

Xiaomi Mi 5 also comes with Snapdragon 820 processor, Adreno 530 graphics but with 3GB LPDDR4 RAM, which is comparatively lower than what is offered by Lenovo Z2 Plus. However, the default storage is pegged at 32GB with support for microSD card.

Lenovo Z2 Plus vs Xiaomi Mi 5: Camera

Lenovo Z2 Plus comes with 13MP ISOCELL rear camera with f/2.2 aperture, Hybrid autofocus, slow-motion capture, time-lapse, live filters, auto HDR including support for EIS. You will be able to record 4K video at 240 fps. The Mi 5 offers 16MP rear camera with all standard features in addition to two-tone flash.

Talking about the front-facing shooter, Lenovo Z2 Plus includes 8MP with 1.4uM and wide angle shooting, which is higher than 4MP in Mi 5. Xiaomi has to improve the front camera if it wants to retain the competitive sector.

Lenovo Z2 Plus vs Xiaomi Mi 5: Battery

Lenovo Z2 Plus offers 3500mAh high-density lithium polymer battery. According to Lenovo, the battery is manufactured using high-density graphite material. On the other hand, the Mi 5 is equipped with a 3000mAh battery with fast charging support.

Lenovo Z2 Plus vs Xiaomi Mi 5: Operating Platform

Lenovo Z2 Plus ships with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with Google Now launcher. This means you will be able to enjoy all the features of Android M like Doze, Now on Tap, and including new Launcher. Xiaomi Mi 5 also offers Android 6 Marshmallow but with MIUI 7, which is, of course, upgradeable to MIUI 8 upon availability.

Lenovo Z2 Plus vs Xiaomi Mi 5: Advanced Features

Lenovo Z2 Plus is designed using Fiberglass frame which gives it a classy look. Moreover, fiberglass is 45 percent lighter than Aluminum and 25% stronger than Aluminum. The internal components are mounted on a magnesium alloy, Roll Cage.

The cage increases the structural integrity of the phone and protects the internal components even if the phone falls without a protective case. Lenovo also added three layers of metal inside the phone that act as an efficient heat sink to manage the thermals.

Both Lenovo Z2 Plus and Xiaomi Mi 5 are manufactured using a processor with 14nm FinFET process. This will provide cooler operations without sacrificing performance.

Lenovo Z2 Plus vs Xiaomi Mi 5: Price

While the 32GB variant of Lenovo Z2 Plus is priced at Rs. 17,999, the 64GB model is available for Rs. 19,999. There is only a difference of Rs. 2000. Hence, you should consider 64GB since you can store plenty of data. The 32GB Xiaomi Mi 5, priced at Rs. 22,999, is available in White, Gold, and Black color variants.


We recommend Lenovo Z2 Plus over Xiaomi Mi 5 because of the latest manufacturing technologies adopted by Lenovo. Even though both handsets provide same processor and graphics, the increase in RAM and storage provided Lenovo an edge. Moreover, the pricing of 64GB is Rs. 19,999. When you look at Xiaomi Mi 5, you have to pay Rs. 24999 for 32GB default storage. Lenovo Z2 Plus has an edge over Mi 5 because of an enhanced camera, increased battery paired with the latest technology.