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Two mid-range devices that have caught the attention of gadget lovers are Lenovo ZUK Z2 and Samsung Galaxy C5. These handsets have been released in China, but are yet to spread to other markets, including India.

Samsung Galaxy C5 comes in two versions, one with a 32GB internal memory priced at 2199 Yuan, and the other with a 64GB storage costing 2399 Yuan, while Lenovo ZUK Z2 is priced at 1799 Yuan. So, it is obvious that they will eat into each other's revenues.

It is not easy to recommend which of the two devices you should buy, but here is specification comparison of the handsets to help you purchase one that suits your taste:


Samsung Galaxy C5 sports a 5.2-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display with 1,920×1,080 pixels (424 ppi pixel density), while the Lenovo ZUK Z2 has a 5.0-inch full HD display with 1,920x1,080p (441 ppi pixel density).

Hardware and software

The ZUK Z2 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor and runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow-based ZUK 2.0 UI, compared to the Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor and Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow seen in the Galaxy C5.


The Galaxy C5 comes packed with a 32GB/64GB internal memory (expandable up to 128GB via microSD card) and 4GB RAM, while the ZUK Z2 has a 64GB internal memory and 4GB RAM (without microSD card slot).


The ZUK Z2 mounts a 13MP main camera with 1.34µm pixels, ISOCELL sensor, EIS, f/2.2 aperture, LED flash, PDAF+CAF (0.1 seconds autofocus), 5 physical lens, HDR and 4K video recording features, and an 8MP front-snapper with 78.9 wide angle lens, f/2.0 aperture and 1.4µm pixels. On the other hand, the Galaxy C5 has a 16MP main camera with f/1.9 aperture, an 8MP front-snapper with f/1.9 aperture.


The Galaxy C5 houses a 2600mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 technology, compared to 3500mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 technology seen in the ZUK Z2.

The Lenovo ZUK Z2 has a slight edge over the Samsung Galaxy C5 in terms of processor and storage. On the other hand, the Galaxy C5 has better camera and stronger battery. The devices score almost even in display department with one sporting a bigger screen and the other having a better resolution.