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Lenovo Z5 Pro Smartphone Review

Marcus Herbrich (translated by Katherine Bodner), 02/28/2019

It slides! The Z5 Pro is Lenovo's interpretation of a slider smartphone and the manufacturer's response to the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 and Honor Magic 2. Unlike these two competitors, Lenovo has positioned its Z5 Pro in the mid-range price segment. Find out in our detailed review whether importing this Lenovo phone is a good idea despite one large faux pas.

Lenovo Z5 Pro smartphone

Unlike its slider-phone competition from Xiaomi and Honor with their flagship Qualcomm processors, the Lenovo Z5 Pro has been equipped with a mid-range SoC: the Snapdragon 710. This allows the Lenovo slider phone to have a slightly more affordable starting price of around $300. Lenovo did not cut any corners in terms of display quality, however.

The organic display in the Z5 Pro has a native resolution of 2340x1080 pixels and a 19.5:9 ratio. The Super AMOLED display is manufactured by Samsung and is 6.39 inches large. Pushing the display down using the slider mechanism reveals a dual selfie camera system with 16 MP and 8 MP as well as infrared sensors for face recognition. The device also has a fingerprint reader, which is integrated beneath the Samsung panel. The back also features two camera lenses in the shape of a dual camera setup. 

The Lenovo Z5 Pro can be configured with either 64 or 128 GB of internal storage. The device is currently only available via import companies. The Lenovo phone competes against the other slider phones Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 and Honor Magic 2 as well as current mid-range devices like the Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) and Xiaomi Pocophone F1

Lenovo Z5 Pro (Z Smartphone Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
6144 MB 
Display
6.39 inch 19.5:9, 2340 x 1080 pixel 403 PPI, capacitive multi-touch screen, Super AMOLED, glossy: yes
Storage
128 GB eMMC Flash, 128 GB 
, 64GB or 128GB, 107 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: USB Type C, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: proximity sensor, electronic compass, gyroscope, accelerometer, USB-C, OTG, Miracast, WiFi-Calling, VoLTE
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 5.0, TD-LTE: B34 / B38 / B39 / B40 / B41 (2555-2655MHz) FDD-LTE: B1 / B3 / B4 / B5 / B7 / B8 WCDMA: B1 / B2 / B5 / B8 TD-SCDMA: B34 / B39 GSM: B2 / B3 / B5 / B8, Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 9.3 x 155.1 x 73 ( = 0.37 x 6.11 x 2.87 in)
Battery
3350 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Android 8.1 Oreo
Camera
Primary Camera: 16 MPix Dual: 16MP (f/1.8, 1/2.6", 1.22µm) + 24MP (1/2.8", 0.9µm), Camera2 API level: Legacy
Secondary Camera: 16 MPix Dual: 16MP (f/2.2) + 8MP, Camera2 API level: Legacy
Additional features
Speakers: single speaker, Keyboard: virtual, modular CN power supply, USB cable, 3.5-mm audio jack, ZUI 10, 24 Months Warranty, LTE Cat.6 (300 Mbps/50 Mbps), DRM Widevine: L3, fanless
Weight
210 g ( = 7.41 oz / 0.46 pounds), Power Supply: 71 g ( = 2.5 oz / 0.16 pounds)
Price
300 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Case - Z5 Pro with a large display and no notch

Similarly to its slider competition, the weight of the Z5 Pro is quite noticeable: It weighs 210 grams. The advantage of this sliding mechanism is that the front consists almost entirely of the display, which is protected by scratch-resistant 2.5D Corning Gorilla glass.

The bezels around the 6.39-inch OLED panel are very narrow. The same goes for the area below the display. The screen-to-body ratio is 89%.

The Z5 Pro has a better sliding mechanism than that of the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3. The gap between the display and the case is hardly visible, which means that forceful typing will not cause any rattling. There is no sideways play between the body and display.

The volume rocker on the left side and the power button on the right side are easy to reach and sit tightly in the case. The pressure points are very good. We are quite impressed with the workmanship of this device; there is hardly anything to criticize.

Lenovo Z5 Pro Smartphone
Lenovo Z5 Pro Smartphone
Lenovo Z5 Pro Smartphone
Lenovo Z5 Pro Smartphone

Size Comparison

159.8 mm / 6.29 inch 76.8 mm / 3.02 inch 7.5 mm / 0.2953 inch 168 g0.3704 lbs157.8 mm / 6.21 inch 74.6 mm / 2.94 inch 8.8 mm / 0.3465 inch 218 g0.4806 lbs157.3 mm / 6.19 inch 75.1 mm / 2.96 inch 8.3 mm / 0.3268 inch 209 g0.4608 lbs155.1 mm / 6.11 inch 73 mm / 2.87 inch 9.3 mm / 0.3661 inch 210 g0.463 lbs155.5 mm / 6.12 inch 75.2 mm / 2.96 inch 8.8 mm / 0.3465 inch 182 g0.4012 lbs

Connectivity - no slot for SD card

The internal eMMC storage has a capacity of 64 or 128 GB. The 64-GB version gives the user around 50 GB of free space after initial setup and it is not possible to expand the storage as there is no SD slot. Users can connect peripheral devices such as USB sticks using an OTG adapter for the USB port. This modern Type-C connector positioned at the bottom of the device is also used for recharging the 3350-mAh battery. Data transfer is limited to the 2.0 standard.

The device is also equipped with an in-display fingerprint reader, dual SIM functionality and an LED light for notifications. Users can use Wi-Fi Direct or Miracast for wireless image transmission. DRM-protected content cannot be displayed in HD resolution as the Z5 Pro has an L3 DRM Widevine certification. 

Software - Android 8.1 with ZUI

Lenovo has chosen to go with its own user interface ZUI, which is still based on the Google Android Version 8.1. Our test unit runs on the Chinese ROM version, which is not available in German (but does have English). The Android security patches are dated November 2018.

The user interface of the Android OS looks very different to Stock Android. ZUI Version 10 is very colorful and offers a lot of customization options, but it also has a lot of preinstalled bloatware. Installed apps are not collected in an app drawer but are positioned straight onto the various home screens.

As Lenovo is currently not planning on selling this phone outside of China, the ZUI interface does not support Google services such as the Play Store or Gmail ex-works. Instead, it uses Chinese services. However, it is possible to install the Google Play store after purchase.

Lenovo Z5 Pro Software
Lenovo Z5 Pro Software
Lenovo Z5 Pro Software
Lenovo Z5 Pro Software
Lenovo Z5 Pro Software
Lenovo Z5 Pro Software
Lenovo Z5 Pro Software
Lenovo Z5 Pro Software

Communication and GPS - NFC & BT 5.0

Data transmission via the Wi-Fi module is fast thanks to the 802.11a, b, g and ac standards as well as MIMO antenna technology for both the 2.4 and 5-GHz bands. We measured transfer rates of 432 Mb/s and 438 Mb/s between the smartphone and our reference router Linksys EA 8500. This is very good for a smartphone of this price range. Both the range and the signal stability are satisfactory as well.

The communication modules include the current Bluetooth version 5.0 and an NFC chip for near-field communication. This enables users to pay via Google Pay.

Current LTE protocols enable the Lenovo smartphone to load webpages quickly even when using a mobile network. The Z5 Pro uses LTE Cat. 6 (300 Mb/s downstream, 50 Mb/s upstream) to connect to the Internet on the go. However, the included modem does not cover all the necessary LTE frequencies for Germany or the US. The dual SIM smartphone has two slots for a nano SIM card. Both of these slots support LTE speeds, although it is not possible to establish a data connection with both cards simultaneously.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
Adreno 630, 845, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
685 (min: 657, max: 705) MBit/s ∼100% +59%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
Adreno 630, 845, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
675 (min: 630, max: 704) MBit/s ∼99% +56%
Honor Magic 2
Mali-G76 MP10, Kirin 980, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
521 (min: 505, max: 536) MBit/s ∼76% +21%
Lenovo Z5 Pro
Adreno 616, 710, 128 GB eMMC Flash
432 (min: 131, max: 492) MBit/s ∼63%
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018
Mali-G71 MP2, 7885, 64 GB eMMC Flash
279 (min: 265, max: 284) MBit/s ∼41% -35%
Average of class Smartphone
  (5.9 - 939, n=396)
220 MBit/s ∼32% -49%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
Adreno 630, 845, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
663 (min: 507, max: 704) MBit/s ∼100% +51%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
Adreno 630, 845, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
647 (min: 598, max: 665) MBit/s ∼98% +48%
Honor Magic 2
Mali-G76 MP10, Kirin 980, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
632 (min: 590, max: 660) MBit/s ∼95% +44%
Lenovo Z5 Pro
Adreno 616, 710, 128 GB eMMC Flash
438 (min: 429, max: 451) MBit/s ∼66%
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018
Mali-G71 MP2, 7885, 64 GB eMMC Flash
320 (min: 164, max: 362) MBit/s ∼48% -27%
Average of class Smartphone
  (9.4 - 703, n=396)
210 MBit/s ∼32% -52%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø437 (331-492)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø438 (429-451)
GPS Test outdoors
GPS Test outdoors
GPS Test indoors
GPS Test indoors

The GPS module of the Z5 Pro easily locates us within four meters outdoors but cannot find a signal indoors. 

We tested the accuracy of the GPS module in our mid-range smartphone by letting it run simultaneously with our GPS bicycle navigation system Garmin Edge 520. The Lenovo phone deviated quite strongly with a total difference of 310 meters, which means that the smartphone's GPS module is only moderately accurate. Nonetheless, the device should be suitable for everyday navigation tasks. 

GPS Garmin Edge 520
GPS Garmin Edge 520
GPS Garmin Edge 520
GPS Garmin Edge 520
GPS Garmin Edge 520
GPS Garmin Edge 520
GPS Lenovo Z5 Pro
GPS Lenovo Z5 Pro
GPS Lenovo Z5 Pro
GPS Lenovo Z5 Pro
GPS Lenovo Z5 Pro
GPS Lenovo Z5 Pro

Telephone and Voice Quality - display has to be slid down

Lenovo Z5 Pro Software
Lenovo Z5 Pro Software
Lenovo Z5 Pro Software

The voice quality of the included earpiece is pretty good. However, the Z5 Pro can only take and place calls when the sliding mechanism is activated (i.e. the display is pushed down). 

Voices are transmitted clearly on both sides and we did not encounter any cuts or reception issues during our test calls using the German Vodafone network.

Cameras - dual cameras on the front and back

Picture taken with front camera
Picture taken with front camera

The main camera on the back of the Lenovo smartphone has two lenses with an aperture of f/1.8 and an auto focus with phase recognition. While the 16-MP main camera has a 4:3 aspect ratio and 4608x3456 resolution, the second lens has a resolution of 24 MP. Thanks to the second sensor, users can create a bokeh effect by reducing the sharpness of the background. The results are quite decent.  

The image quality of the Sony IMX519 sensor is very good for this price range and in good lighting conditions. Both the dynamics and the image details are satisfactory. However, the auto focus has difficulties dealing with fast movements and colors appear rather cool. The Z5 Pro can also take quite bright pictures in low-light surroundings. However, this comes at the price of image noise and low sharpness. Some details are also lost in low lighting.

The pictures of the X-Rite ColorChecker passport show good color accuracy with the 16-MP main camera (no post-editing such as manual adjusting of white balance). White tones appear slightly too warm.

The pictures taken with the 24-MP front camera are of good quality but tend to be overexposed and have a strong soft focus. Due to the slow lens (f/2.2) photos in bad lighting lack brightness. The front camera can also take good-looking portraits with depth of field. Videos are recorded at 1080p and with up to 30 fps. The 16-MP back camera records videos in UHD resolution with up to 30 fps.

Lenovo Z5 Pro Software
Lenovo Z5 Pro Software
Lenovo Z5 Pro Software
Lenovo Z5 Pro Software

Image Comparison

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Lenovo Z5 Pro
Lenovo Z5 Pro
Lenovo Z5 Pro

Accessories & Warranty - Z5 Pro with Chinese power supply

The device comes with a modular Chinese 18-watt power supply (12 V, 1.5 A) plus USB cable, a SIM tool and an adapter for a 3.5-mm audio jack. Trading Shenzhen also includes an EU adapter that is suitable for sockets in Europe. However, this is not part of the standard scope of delivery.

Lenovo gives a 24-month warranty on its slider smartphone. Please see our Guarantees, Return policies and Warranties FAQ for country-specific information.

Input Devices & Handling - in-display fingerprint reader

Apart from the preinstalled Chinese keyboard, users can also use other keyboards from the Play Store such as Google's Gboard for on-screen input. The multi-touch display responds precisely to inputs with up to 10 fingers and is easy to glide over.

The fingerprint reader that is integrated into the display of the Lenovo smartphone is positioned well and easily unlocks the slider phone most of the time. Similarly to the Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition, it is not the fastest reader available - although it seems to respond slightly faster on the Lenovo phone. 

The phone also lets you unlock it using face recognition, which works reliably but again isn't particularly fast. The Z5 Pro's Face Unlock function, which works via infrared sensors, is slightly more secure than simple face recognition via the front camera. However, it cannot keep up with the security level that 3D face recognition offers by analyzing several thousand points on the face and creating a depth profile.

Lenovo Z5 Pro Software
Lenovo Z5 Pro Software
Lenovo Z5 Pro Software

Display - Super AMOLED panel

Subpixel array
Subpixel array

The 6.39-inch OLED display has a resolution of 2340x1080 pixels and is easily sharp enough for everyday use. The pixel density of 400 ppi means that it is almost impossible to see individual pixels.

On an all-white display with the brightness manually set to maximum, the Lenovo smartphone reaches 478 cd/m². The brightness distribution is fairly even at 93%. When light and dark areas are distributed evenly (Average Picture Level: APL-50), the IPS panel reaches up to 451 cd/m². 

As organic diodes hardly ever shine at their real maximum brightness, they have to be limited. Lenovo uses pulse-width modulation to control the display brightness. The frequency of this flickering is very low at 123 Hz. We personally did not notice any effects of this PWM. However, it can cause headaches and dizziness among more sensitive users - particularly when the frequencies are very low.

445
cd/m²
450
cd/m²
478
cd/m²
446
cd/m²
451
cd/m²
477
cd/m²
445
cd/m²
449
cd/m²
472
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 478 cd/m² Average: 457 cd/m² Minimum: 2.87 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 93 %
Center on Battery: 451 cd/m²
Contrast: ∞:1 (Black: 0 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 6.07 | 0.6-29.43 Ø6.1
ΔE Greyscale 4.4 | 0.64-98 Ø6.3
145.4% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.236
Lenovo Z5 Pro
Super AMOLED, 2340x1080, 6.39
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
IPS, 2246x1080, 6.18
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
OLED, 2340x1080, 6.39
Honor Magic 2
AMOLED, 2340x1080, 6.39
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018
Super AMOLED, 2220x1080, 6
Screen
15%
45%
16%
44%
Brightness middle
451
489
8%
599
33%
594
32%
570
26%
Brightness
457
486
6%
593
30%
539
18%
565
24%
Brightness Distribution
93
93
0%
96
3%
85
-9%
93
0%
Black Level *
0.34
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
6.07
3.8
37%
1.4
77%
5.37
12%
1.5
75%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
11.34
7.1
37%
3.2
72%
8.32
27%
3.6
68%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
4.4
4.4
-0%
2
55%
3.7
16%
1.2
73%
Gamma
2.236 98%
2.22 99%
2.25 98%
2.127 103%
2.07 106%
CCT
7546 86%
7213 90%
6496 100%
7212 90%
6504 100%
Contrast
1438

* ... smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 122.5 Hz

The display backlight flickers at 122.5 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) .

The frequency of 122.5 Hz is very low, so the flickering may cause eyestrain and headaches after extended use.

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9524 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

OLED displays automatically have one clear advantage compared to LCDs: Organic panels can display "absolute" black even in a pitch-black room and at maximum brightness, which means its contrast ratio tends towards infinity.

The average DeltaE deviation of the sRGB color space is decent for this price range with 6.1 for colors and 4.4 for grayscales. The ideal range is below 3. The color temperature is slightly too high at 7546 K rather than the ideal 6500K. We also noticed a slight blue cast on the display.

Color accuracy (target: sRGB)
Color accuracy (target: sRGB)
Grayscales (target: sRGB)
Grayscales (target: sRGB)
Saturation (target: sRGB)
Saturation (target: sRGB)
Color space (target: sRGB)
Color space (target: sRGB)
Color space (target: AdobeRGB)
Color space (target: AdobeRGB)

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 3 ms rise
↘ 3 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 4 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (25.3 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
8 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 5 ms rise
↘ 3 ms fall
The screen shows fast response rates in our tests and should be suited for gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 5 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (40.3 ms).

The Z5 Pro does a good job in bright surroundings thanks to its high-contrast OLED display and content is always readable outdoors - at least during winter. The luminosity of 450 cd/m² might not be able to compensate for bright sunshine in summer. The viewing angles are stable enough for the colors to remain accurate even at very wide angles.

Lenovo Z5 Pro
Lenovo Z5 Pro
Lenovo Z5 Pro
Lenovo Z5 Pro
Lenovo Z5 Pro
 

Performance - Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 & 6 GB of RAM

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 in the Lenovo Z5 Pro is an SoC based on ARM v8, which was presented in May 2018. The processor has eight processing cores that are coupled using big.LITTLE architecture. The two high-performance Cortex A75 cores clock at up to 2.2 GHz while the weaker Cortex A55 cores have a maximum clock rate of 1.7 GHz. The graphics department is taken care of by an Adreno 616

Except for the Samsung Exynos 7885 in the Galaxy A7 (2018), the Qualcomm chipset (combined with 6 GB of RAM) in our test unit cannot quite keep up with the Android competitors in our comparison field, although it does offer decent results for a mid-range smartphone. The system performance of our Lenovo phone is good in everyday use as well. It allows for smooth navigating within the Android user interface and causes hardly any lags while multi-tasking.

Geekbench 4.3
Compute RenderScript Score (sort by value)
Lenovo Z5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
6775 Points ∼47%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
14369 Points ∼100% +112%
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
13374 Points ∼93% +97%
Honor Magic 2
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
6577 Points ∼46% -3%
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018
Samsung Exynos 7885, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
4026 Points ∼28% -41%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
6813 Points ∼47% +1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  (6601 - 6813, n=4)
6714 Points ∼47% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (663 - 21070, n=297)
4520 Points ∼31% -33%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Lenovo Z5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
5754 Points ∼59%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
9182 Points ∼94% +60%
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
8634 Points ∼89% +50%
Honor Magic 2
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
9735 Points ∼100% +69%
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018
Samsung Exynos 7885, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
4429 Points ∼45% -23%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
5856 Points ∼60% +2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  (5754 - 5917, n=4)
5843 Points ∼60% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1174 - 11598, n=351)
4482 Points ∼46% -22%
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Lenovo Z5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
1829 Points ∼55%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
2468 Points ∼74% +35%
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
2333 Points ∼70% +28%
Honor Magic 2
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
3316 Points ∼100% +81%
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018
Samsung Exynos 7885, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
1525 Points ∼46% -17%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
1799 Points ∼54% -2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  (1799 - 1833, n=4)
1819 Points ∼55% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (758 - 4824, n=353)
1326 Points ∼40% -28%
PCMark for Android
Work 2.0 performance score (sort by value)
Lenovo Z5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
6806 Points ∼82%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
8101 Points ∼97% +19%
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
8326 Points ∼100% +22%
Honor Magic 2
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
7567 Points ∼91% +11%
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018
Samsung Exynos 7885, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
5387 Points ∼65% -21%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
6887 Points ∼83% +1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  (6453 - 6887, n=4)
6691 Points ∼80% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (3227 - 11440, n=347)
4930 Points ∼59% -28%
Work performance score (sort by value)
Lenovo Z5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
8414 Points ∼84%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
9664 Points ∼96% +15%
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
10052 Points ∼100% +19%
Honor Magic 2
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
9728 Points ∼97% +16%
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018
Samsung Exynos 7885, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
5625 Points ∼56% -33%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
8309 Points ∼83% -1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  (7041 - 8414, n=4)
7846 Points ∼78% -7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4096 - 14439, n=515)
5389 Points ∼54% -36%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Lenovo Z5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
1932 Points ∼69%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
2257 Points ∼81% +17%
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
2802 Points ∼100% +45%
Honor Magic 2
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
2371 Points ∼85% +23%
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018
Samsung Exynos 7885, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
1845 Points ∼66% -5%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
2534 Points ∼90% +31%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  (1840 - 2534, n=4)
2200 Points ∼79% +14%
Average of class Smartphone
  (573 - 4535, n=361)
1812 Points ∼65% -6%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Lenovo Z5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
1862 Points ∼42%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
4468 Points ∼100% +140%
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
4480 Points ∼100% +141%
Honor Magic 2
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
4093 Points ∼91% +120%
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018
Samsung Exynos 7885, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
629 Points ∼14% -66%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
1845 Points ∼41% -1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  (1845 - 1875, n=4)
1863 Points ∼42% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (76 - 8206, n=361)
1553 Points ∼35% -17%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited (sort by value)
Lenovo Z5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
1876 Points ∼49%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
3669 Points ∼95% +96%
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
3846 Points ∼100% +105%
Honor Magic 2
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
3524 Points ∼92% +88%
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018
Samsung Exynos 7885, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
737 Points ∼19% -61%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
1964 Points ∼51% +5%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  (1867 - 1981, n=4)
1922 Points ∼50% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (94 - 6312, n=364)
1449 Points ∼38% -23%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Lenovo Z5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
2184 Points ∼71%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
2832 Points ∼93% +30%
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
3060 Points ∼100% +40%
Honor Magic 2
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
2421 Points ∼79% +11%
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018
Samsung Exynos 7885, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
1871 Points ∼61% -14%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
2516 Points ∼82% +15%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  (1862 - 2526, n=4)
2272 Points ∼74% +4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (375 - 4493, n=375)
1781 Points ∼58% -18%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Lenovo Z5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
2884 Points ∼35%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
6898 Points ∼84% +139%
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
8245 Points ∼100% +186%
Honor Magic 2
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
2659 Points ∼32% -8%
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018
Samsung Exynos 7885, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
954 Points ∼12% -67%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
2855 Points ∼35% -1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  (2841 - 2887, n=4)
2867 Points ∼35% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (131 - 14951, n=375)
2124 Points ∼26% -26%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited (sort by value)
Lenovo Z5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
2690 Points ∼44%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
5230 Points ∼86% +94%
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
6054 Points ∼100% +125%
Honor Magic 2
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
2602 Points ∼43% -3%
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018
Samsung Exynos 7885, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
1071 Points ∼18% -60%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
2772 Points ∼46% +3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  (2544 - 2798, n=4)
2701 Points ∼45% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (159 - 7980, n=376)
1809 Points ∼30% -33%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
Lenovo Z5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
2054 Points ∼56%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
2528 Points ∼69% +23%
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
2653 Points ∼73% +29%
Honor Magic 2
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
3643 Points ∼100% +77%
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018
Samsung Exynos 7885, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
1821 Points ∼50% -11%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
2514 Points ∼69% +22%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  (2054 - 2514, n=4)
2365 Points ∼65% +15%
Average of class Smartphone
  (486 - 4262, n=437)
1740 Points ∼48% -15%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
Lenovo Z5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
1709 Points ∼36%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
4746 Points ∼100% +178%
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
4223 Points ∼89% +147%
Honor Magic 2
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
3570 Points ∼75% +109%
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018
Samsung Exynos 7885, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
634 Points ∼13% -63%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
1702 Points ∼36% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  (1702 - 1714, n=4)
1709 Points ∼36% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (65 - 6362, n=439)
1283 Points ∼27% -25%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
Lenovo Z5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
1774 Points ∼45%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
3972 Points ∼100% +124%
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
3677 Points ∼93% +107%
Honor Magic 2
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
3586 Points ∼90% +102%
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018
Samsung Exynos 7885, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
741 Points ∼19% -58%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
1834 Points ∼46% +3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  (1774 - 1836, n=4)
1819 Points ∼46% +3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (80 - 5734, n=447)
1227 Points ∼31% -31%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
Lenovo Z5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
1878 Points ∼50%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
2720 Points ∼72% +45%
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
3221 Points ∼86% +72%
Honor Magic 2
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
3756 Points ∼100% +100%
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018
Samsung Exynos 7885, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
1829 Points ∼49% -3%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
2467 Points ∼66% +31%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  (1878 - 2495, n=4)
2310 Points ∼62% +23%
Average of class Smartphone
  (512 - 4240, n=469)
1644 Points ∼44% -12%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
Lenovo Z5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
2767 Points ∼33%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
8261 Points ∼100% +199%
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
8236 Points ∼100% +198%
Honor Magic 2
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
2755 Points ∼33% 0%
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018
Samsung Exynos 7885, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
845 Points ∼10% -69%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
2763 Points ∼33% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  (2725 - 2767, n=4)
2753 Points ∼33% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (43 - 10008, n=469)
1739 Points ∼21% -37%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
Lenovo Z5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
2490 Points ∼41%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
5687 Points ∼93% +128%
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
6118 Points ∼100% +146%
Honor Magic 2
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
2928 Points ∼48% +18%
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018
Samsung Exynos 7885, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
960 Points ∼16% -61%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
2691 Points ∼44% +8%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  (2490 - 2694, n=4)
2630 Points ∼43% +6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (55 - 7673, n=477)
1493 Points ∼24% -40%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Lenovo Z5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
14570 Points ∼40%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
34928 Points ∼97% +140%
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
35987 Points ∼100% +147%
Honor Magic 2
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
20851 Points ∼58% +43%
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018
Samsung Exynos 7885, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
13914 Points ∼39% -5%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
14820 Points ∼41% +2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  (13760 - 14820, n=4)
14443 Points ∼40% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4811 - 45072, n=629)
13516 Points ∼38% -7%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score (sort by value)
Lenovo Z5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
39161 Points ∼47%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
82125 Points ∼98% +110%
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
83976 Points ∼100% +114%
Honor Magic 2
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
42128 Points ∼50% +8%
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018
Samsung Exynos 7885, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
15567 Points ∼19% -60%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
39655 Points ∼47% +1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  (37157 - 39655, n=4)
38723 Points ∼46% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (3585 - 162695, n=629)
19557 Points ∼23% -50%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score (sort by value)
Lenovo Z5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
28454 Points ∼44%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
63159 Points ∼98% +122%
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
64627 Points ∼100% +127%
Honor Magic 2
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
34341 Points ∼53% +21%
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018
Samsung Exynos 7885, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
15167 Points ∼23% -47%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
28895 Points ∼45% +2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  (26967 - 28895, n=4)
28185 Points ∼44% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4164 - 83518, n=630)
16333 Points ∼25% -43%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Lenovo Z5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
65 fps ∼43%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
150 fps ∼99% +131%
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
152 fps ∼100% +134%
Honor Magic 2
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
70 fps ∼46% +8%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
65 fps ∼43% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  (65 - 65, n=4)
65 fps ∼43% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (6 - 251, n=657)
34.2 fps ∼23% -47%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Lenovo Z5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
55 fps ∼92%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
60 fps ∼100% +9%
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
60 fps ∼100% +9%
Honor Magic 2
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
55 fps ∼92% 0%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
57 fps ∼95% +4%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  (54 - 57, n=4)
55.5 fps ∼93% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (9.8 - 120, n=660)
26.5 fps ∼44% -52%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL (sort by value)
Lenovo Z5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
32 fps ∼40%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
71 fps ∼88% +122%
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
81 fps ∼100% +153%
Honor Magic 2
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
48 fps ∼59% +50%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
32 fps ∼40% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  (32 - 33, n=4)
32.5 fps ∼40% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2.7 - 132, n=576)
18.7 fps ∼23% -42%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL (sort by value)
Lenovo Z5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
29 fps ∼50%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
58 fps ∼100% +100%
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
56 fps ∼97% +93%
Honor Magic 2
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
58 fps ∼100% +100%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
31 fps ∼53% +7%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  (27 - 31, n=4)
29.5 fps ∼51% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (5.4 - 115, n=581)
17.4 fps ∼30% -40%
GFXBench 3.1
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen (sort by value)
Lenovo Z5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
23 fps ∼39%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
35 fps ∼59% +52%
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
59 fps ∼100% +157%
Honor Magic 2
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
53 fps ∼90% +130%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
23 fps ∼39% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  (23 - 23, n=4)
23 fps ∼39% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.6 - 88, n=438)
15.5 fps ∼26% -33%
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen (sort by value)
Lenovo Z5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
20 fps ∼37%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
54 fps ∼100% +170%
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
50 fps ∼93% +150%
Honor Magic 2
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
47 fps ∼87% +135%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
22 fps ∼41% +10%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  (19 - 22, n=4)
20.8 fps ∼39% +4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (3.4 - 110, n=441)
14.9 fps ∼28% -25%
GFXBench
High Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Lenovo Z5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
5.9 fps ∼27%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
22 fps ∼100% +273%
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
20 fps ∼91% +239%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
8.2 fps ∼37% +39%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  (5.9 - 8.4, n=4)
7.35 fps ∼33% +25%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.86 - 59, n=142)
8.79 fps ∼40% +49%
2560x1440 High Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Lenovo Z5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
7.8 fps ∼25%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
14 fps ∼45% +79%
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
31 fps ∼100% +297%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
5 fps ∼16% -36%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  (4.9 - 7.8, n=4)
5.73 fps ∼18% -27%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.26 - 31, n=142)
6.01 fps ∼19% -23%
Normal Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Lenovo Z5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
12 fps ∼39%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
31 fps ∼100% +158%
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
20 fps ∼65% +67%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
13 fps ∼42% +8%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  (11 - 13, n=4)
12.3 fps ∼40% +3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.8 - 59, n=143)
13.1 fps ∼42% +9%
1920x1080 Normal Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Lenovo Z5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
14 fps ∼44%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
32 fps ∼100% +129%
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
30 fps ∼94% +114%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
14 fps ∼44% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  (13 - 14, n=4)
13.8 fps ∼43% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.94 - 63, n=142)
14.5 fps ∼45% +4%
off screen Car Chase Offscreen (sort by value)
Lenovo Z5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
13 fps ∼37%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
35 fps ∼100% +169%
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
35 fps ∼100% +169%
Honor Magic 2
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
28 fps ∼80% +115%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
13 fps ∼37% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  (13 - 13, n=4)
13 fps ∼37% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.89 - 54, n=367)
10.4 fps ∼30% -20%
on screen Car Chase Onscreen (sort by value)
Lenovo Z5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
13 fps ∼39%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
33 fps ∼100% +154%
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
30 fps ∼91% +131%
Honor Magic 2
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
26 fps ∼79% +100%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
12 fps ∼36% -8%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  (11 - 13, n=4)
12 fps ∼36% -8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.6 - 58, n=371)
9.43 fps ∼29% -27%
Basemark GPU
1920x1080 OpenGL Medium Offscreen (sort by value)
Lenovo Z5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
14.76 (min: 9.21, max: 22.89) fps ∼56%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
24.51 (min: 11.54, max: 48.55) fps ∼94% +66%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
14.3 fps ∼55% -3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  (14.3 - 15.5, n=3)
14.9 fps ∼57% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (3.09 - 651, n=59)
26.2 fps ∼100% +78%
Vulkan Medium Native (sort by value)
Lenovo Z5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
10.1 (min: 5.67, max: 14.56) fps ∼43%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
15.8 (min: 10.44, max: 44.6) fps ∼68% +56%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
12.1 fps ∼52% +20%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  (10.1 - 12.1, n=2)
11.1 fps ∼48% +10%
Average of class Smartphone
  (6.62 - 606, n=54)
23.3 fps ∼100% +131%
1920x1080 Vulkan Medium Offscreen (sort by value)
Lenovo Z5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
11.39 (min: 6.75, max: 29.89) fps ∼41%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
21.26 (min: 11.26, max: 61.24) fps ∼76% +87%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
13 fps ∼46% +14%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  (11.4 - 13, n=3)
12.2 fps ∼43% +7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4.16 - 739, n=54)
28.1 fps ∼100% +147%
AnTuTu v7 - Total Score (sort by value)
Lenovo Z5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
159128 Points ∼54%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
263165 Points ∼90% +65%
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
292798 Points ∼100% +84%
Honor Magic 2
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
268359 Points ∼92% +69%
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018
Samsung Exynos 7885, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
122826 Points ∼42% -23%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
169262 Points ∼58% +6%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  (155113 - 169262, n=4)
162553 Points ∼56% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (52607 - 380913, n=259)
127011 Points ∼43% -20%
AnTuTu v6 - Total Score (sort by value)
Lenovo Z5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
137693 Points ∼54%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
227026 Points ∼90% +65%
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
228173 Points ∼90% +66%
Honor Magic 2
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
253447 Points ∼100% +84%
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018
Samsung Exynos 7885, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
87728 Points ∼35% -36%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
135848 Points ∼54% -1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  (135848 - 137693, n=3)
136892 Points ∼54% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (23275 - 274007, n=463)
84012 Points ∼33% -39%
VRMark - Amber Room (sort by value)
Lenovo Z5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
1708 Score ∼36%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
4731 Score ∼100% +177%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
1681 Score ∼36% -2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  (1681 - 1708, n=3)
1699 Score ∼36% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (552 - 5025, n=56)
1920 Score ∼41% +12%
BaseMark OS II
Web (sort by value)
Lenovo Z5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
1070 Points ∼77%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
1296 Points ∼94% +21%
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
1386 Points ∼100% +30%
Honor Magic 2
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
1257 Points ∼91% +17%
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018
Samsung Exynos 7885, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
1090 Points ∼79% +2%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
1077 Points ∼78% +1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  (1070 - 1135, n=4)
1095 Points ∼79% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (7 - 1731, n=589)
734 Points ∼53% -31%
Graphics (sort by value)
Lenovo Z5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
3102 Points ∼39%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
7945 Points ∼100% +156%
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
7891 Points ∼99% +154%
Honor Magic 2
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
4963 Points ∼62% +60%
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018
Samsung Exynos 7885, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
1356 Points ∼17% -56%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
3086 Points ∼39% -1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  (2906 - 3102, n=4)
3037 Points ∼38% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (18 - 15969, n=589)
1890 Points ∼24% -39%
Memory (sort by value)
Lenovo Z5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
3009 Points ∼55%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
3239 Points ∼60% +8%
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
3791 Points ∼70% +26%
Honor Magic 2
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
5431 Points ∼100% +80%
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018
Samsung Exynos 7885, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
2445 Points ∼45% -19%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
2947 Points ∼54% -2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  (2947 - 3575, n=4)
3148 Points ∼58% +5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (21 - 6661, n=589)
1412 Points ∼26% -53%
System (sort by value)
Lenovo Z5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
5603 Points ∼69%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
6506 Points ∼80% +16%
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
8146 Points ∼100% +45%
Honor Magic 2
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
7789 Points ∼96% +39%
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018
Samsung Exynos 7885, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
4506 Points ∼55% -20%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
5681 Points ∼70% +1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  (5603 - 5782, n=4)
5675 Points ∼70% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (369 - 12202, n=589)
2798 Points ∼34% -50%
Overall (sort by value)
Lenovo Z5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
2735 Points ∼64%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
3838 Points ∼90% +40%
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 8192
4287 Points ∼100% +57%
Honor Magic 2
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 8192
4014 Points ∼94% +47%
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018
Samsung Exynos 7885, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
2009 Points ∼47% -27%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
2731 Points ∼64% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  (2731 - 2855, n=4)
2774 Points ∼65% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (150 - 6097, n=593)
1388 Points ∼32% -49%
Basemark ES 3.1 / Metal - offscreen Overall Score (sort by value)
Lenovo Z5 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
488 Points ∼69%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
482 Points ∼68% -1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  (479 - 488, n=3)
483 Points ∼69% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (35 - 2754, n=97)
704 Points ∼100% +44%

The speed of the Chrome browser is very decent. Complex websites load quickly and can be scrolled through smoothly (for the most part).

JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Honor Magic 2 (Huawei Browser 9.0.1.331)
102 Points ∼100% +55%
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 (Chrome 70)
85.976 Points ∼84% +30%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1 (Chrome 68)
75.959 Points ∼74% +15%
Nokia 8.1 (Chrome 71)
66.048 Points ∼65% 0%
Lenovo Z5 Pro (Chrome 72)
65.987 Points ∼65%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 (50.5 - 66, n=4)
62 Points ∼61% -6%
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018 (Chrome 70)
47.986 Points ∼47% -27%
Average of class Smartphone (12 - 273, n=494)
38.1 Points ∼37% -42%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Honor Magic 2 (Huawei Browser 9.0.1.331)
20975 Points ∼100% +72%
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 (Chrome 70)
16489 Points ∼79% +35%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1 (Chrome 68)
14514 Points ∼69% +19%
Nokia 8.1 (Chrome 71)
12717 Points ∼61% +4%
Lenovo Z5 Pro (Chrome 72)
12209 Points ∼58%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 (10885 - 12802, n=4)
12153 Points ∼58% 0%
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018 (Chrome 70)
9165 Points ∼44% -25%
Average of class Smartphone (1994 - 43280, n=650)
6112 Points ∼29% -50%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (603 - 59466, n=670)
10908 ms * ∼100% -243%
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018 (Chrome 70)
4122.8 ms * ∼38% -30%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 (3035 - 3800, n=4)
3267 ms * ∼30% -3%
Lenovo Z5 Pro (Chrome 72)
3176.5 ms * ∼29%
Nokia 8.1 (Chrome 71)
3034.9 ms * ∼28% +4%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1 (Chrome 68)
2713.6 ms * ∼25% +15%
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 (Chrome 70)
2299.9 ms * ∼21% +28%
Honor Magic 2 (Huawei Browser 9.0.1.331)
1984 ms * ∼18% +38%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Honor Magic 2
97 Points ∼100% +37%
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 (Chrome 70)
95 Points ∼98% +34%
Nokia 8.1 (Chrome 71)
72 Points ∼74% +1%
Lenovo Z5 Pro (Chrome 72)
71 Points ∼73%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 (58 - 72, n=4)
67.8 Points ∼70% -5%
Average of class Smartphone (19 - 161, n=123)
62.7 Points ∼65% -12%
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018 (Chrome 70)
57 Points ∼59% -20%
WebXPRT 2015 - Overall Score
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 (Chrome 70)
260 Points ∼100% +31%
Honor Magic 2 (Huawei Browser 9.0.1.331)
228 Points ∼88% +15%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1 (Chrome 68)
223 Points ∼86% +13%
Nokia 8.1 (Chrome 71)
209 Points ∼80% +6%
Lenovo Z5 Pro (Chrome 72)
198 Points ∼76%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 (170 - 209, n=4)
192 Points ∼74% -3%
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018 (Chrome 70)
168 Points ∼65% -15%
Average of class Smartphone (66 - 362, n=326)
119 Points ∼46% -40%

* ... smaller is better

The storage device in the Z5 Pro does not belong to the fastest available. Lenovo has given its mid-range smartphone an eMMC storage device rather than a more modern UFS flash storage.  AndroBench reports particularly slow read rates.

Lenovo Z5 ProXiaomi Pocophone F1Xiaomi Mi Mix 3Honor Magic 2Samsung Galaxy A7 2018 Average 128 GB eMMC FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
45%
62%
474%
-7%
26%
-19%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard
65.58 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
64.39 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
65.8 (58.8 - 73.5, n=12)
48.3 (9.5 - 87.1, n=392)
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard
85.3 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
78.15 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
77.7 (72.3 - 85.9, n=12)
66.4 (8.1 - 96.5, n=392)
Random Write 4KB
14.76
17.81
21%
19.54
32%
250
1594%
15.45
5%
32.7 (8.48 - 127, n=14)
122%
19.3 (0.14 - 250, n=699)
31%
Random Read 4KB
77.44
101.01
30%
133.24
72%
143
85%
83.98
8%
70.6 (20.7 - 108, n=14)
-9%
43.9 (1.59 - 175, n=699)
-43%
Sequential Write 256KB
190.76
155.57
-18%
206.76
8%
185
-3%
104.87
-45%
170 (90 - 192, n=14)
-11%
90.2 (2.99 - 392, n=699)
-53%
Sequential Read 256KB
284.55
705.38
148%
674.98
137%
908
219%
295.76
4%
286 (144 - 499, n=14)
1%
254 (12.1 - 1468, n=699)
-11%

Games - difficulties with demanding games

The Qualcomm Adreno 616 supports all modern APIs such as Vulkan, OpenGL ES 3.2 and DirectX 12. The GPU is manufactured using the 14-nm process and is considered a well-performing smartphone graphics card. Its performance is 30% higher than that of the Adreno 512 in the Snapdragon 660 according to Qualcomm. Therefore, it wouldn't be surprising if the Z5 Pro displayed graphically demanding games smoothly. 

We wanted to find out whether this assumption was correct by trying out a few demanding games from the Google Play Store. We measured the frame rates during these sessions with the help of the GameBench app. 

Modern and graphically demanding games such as PUBG Mobile cannot really be displayed smoothly by the Lenovo Z5 Pro. Although we measured an average of 27 fps, there are strong drops in the frame rate, which make playing difficult. The racing game Asphalt 9 Legends is displayed with an average of 22 fps at maximum settings. Even reducing the settings does not prevent strong drops in the frame rate.

The sensors in the slider smartphone and the capacitive touchscreen responded perfectly during our test.

PUBG Mobile
PUBG Mobile
Asphalt 9 Legends
Asphalt 9 Legends

Asphalt 9 Legends

010203040Tooltip
; High Quality: Ø22.4 (11-31)
; Standard / low: Ø25.8 (12-31)

PUBG Mobile

01020304050Tooltip
; Smooth: Ø38.1 (26-42)
; HD: Ø27.2 (14-31)

Dead Trigger 2

010203040Tooltip
: Ø30 (28-31)

Emissions - no throttling

Temperature

The heat development of the Z5 Pro is quite high at over 44 °C. These are the maximum values on the back of the device. Luckily, the surface temperatures while idling are hardly worth mentioning at up to 28 °C. 

The battery test from GFXBench analyzes the temperatures of the Qualcomm SoC under continuous load. This is created by running the demanding Manhattan test (OpenGL ES 3.1) in a loop for 20 times. Both the battery level and the frame rate are recorded.

The Lenovo Z5 Pro hardly throttles at all under intensive load. The GFXBench battery test shows that the frame rate barely drops as the load increases. The fluctuations in the frame rate remain within 1% of the slider phone's maximum performance. This means that it is improbable that users will encounter drops in performance during continuous load in everyday use.

Lenovo Z5 Pro Software
Lenovo Z5 Pro Software
Lenovo Z5 Pro Software
Lenovo Z5 Pro Software
Max. Load
 37.4 °C
99 F
35.6 °C
96 F
33.9 °C
93 F
 
 37.5 °C
100 F
35.7 °C
96 F
34.3 °C
94 F
 
 36.7 °C
98 F
34.9 °C
95 F
34.3 °C
94 F
 
Maximum: 37.5 °C = 100 F
Average: 35.6 °C = 96 F
33.4 °C
92 F
36.9 °C
98 F
44 °C
111 F
33.2 °C
92 F
36.7 °C
98 F
42.4 °C
108 F
34 °C
93 F
36.6 °C
98 F
38.5 °C
101 F
Maximum: 44 °C = 111 F
Average: 37.3 °C = 99 F
Power Supply (max.)  40.2 °C = 104 F | Room Temperature 21.6 °C = 71 F | Voltcraft IR-260
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 35.6 °C / 96 F, compared to the average of 33.1 °C / 92 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 37.5 °C / 100 F, compared to the average of 35.6 °C / 96 F, ranging from 22.4 to 51.7 °C for the class Smartphone.
(±) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 44 °C / 111 F, compared to the average of 34.1 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 25.3 °C / 78 F, compared to the device average of 33.1 °C / 92 F.
Lenovo Z5 Pro
Lenovo Z5 Pro

Speaker

Speaker test: Pink Noise
Speaker test: Pink Noise

The maximum volume of the single speaker at the bottom of the Z5 Pro is limited to 76.6 dB(A). Its sound quality is very good for a device of this price range. Of course, the middle and high frequencies are more present than the bass, but they are very linear, making the overall sound seem balanced. However, there is some distortion at maximum volume. 

The Z5 Pro does not offer an audio jack. Sound is outputted via the USB Type-C port. 

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2034.4302530.430.7312728.84033.132.95034.633.66329.129.4802424.410023.62412521.233.416021.142.420018.846.625018.751.631517.654.340016.654.250015.855.263015.85880015.363.3100016.366.4125014.767.31600166620001564.2250014.763.9315014.760.7400014.362.7500014.868.7630015.166800015.262.51000014.458.51250014.4641600014.457.2SPL5527.576.6N9.30.937.9median 15.3median 60.7Delta1.36.935.739.626.725.828.722.426.52936.936.426.725.426.921.922.323.820.223.917.741.218.741.919.248.815.85515.660.613.964.314.365.614.866.513.466.914.370.114.571.913.873.613.674.914.174.914.17414.976.71572.915.269.814.973.414.766.114.75326.784.80.859.7median 14.8median 66.51.711.9hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseLenovo Z5 ProXiaomi Mi Mix 3
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Lenovo Z5 Pro audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (76.6 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 18.6% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (11.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.8% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (4.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 3.2% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (6.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (17.2% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 3% of all tested devices in this class were better, 4% similar, 93% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 25%, worst was 44%
Compared to all devices tested
» 25% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 68% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (84.8 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 27.4% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (10.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 3.2% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (4.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 7.4% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (4.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (21.4% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 22% of all tested devices in this class were better, 11% similar, 66% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 25%, worst was 44%
Compared to all devices tested
» 50% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 41% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Battery Runtime - good battery runtime

Power Consumption

The power consumption of the Lenovo Z5 Pro is inconspicuous both while idling and under load. However, the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 is significantly more energy-efficient - particularly while idling. 

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0 / 0.2 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 0.8 / 1.4 / 1.9 Watt
Load midlight 3.7 / 5.1 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Lenovo Z5 Pro
3350 mAh
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
4000 mAh
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
3200 mAh
Honor Magic 2
3400 mAh
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018
3300 mAh
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
-24%
14%
-9%
-11%
-5%
-13%
Idle Minimum *
0.8
0.65
19%
0.49
39%
0.6
25%
0.71
11%
0.787 (0.76 - 0.8, n=3)
2%
0.881 (0.2 - 3.4, n=727)
-10%
Idle Average *
1.4
1.97
-41%
0.67
52%
0.9
36%
1.36
3%
1.657 (1.4 - 2.07, n=3)
-18%
1.736 (0.6 - 6.2, n=726)
-24%
Idle Maximum *
1.9
2.01
-6%
0.87
54%
1.9
-0%
1.47
23%
2 (1.8 - 2.31, n=3)
-5%
2.02 (0.74 - 6.6, n=727)
-6%
Load Average *
3.7
4.29
-16%
3.64
2%
6.3
-70%
5.13
-39%
3.62 (3.2 - 3.97, n=3)
2%
4.07 (0.8 - 10.8, n=721)
-10%
Load Maximum *
5.1
9.05
-77%
9.04
-77%
7.05
-38%
7.89
-55%
5.44 (5.1 - 5.82, n=3)
-7%
5.87 (1.2 - 14.2, n=721)
-15%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Runtimes

For the slider phone to keep going even on very long days, the Chinese manufacturer has equipped it with a 3350-mAh battery. Due to the efficient Snapdragon SoC and OLED display, the battery runtimes are very satisfactory. The Z5 Pro lasts over 11 hours during our practical Wi-Fi test with display brightness set to 150 cd/m². This positions it in the center of our comparison table.

Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
11h 45min
Lenovo Z5 Pro
3350 mAh
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
4000 mAh
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
3200 mAh
Honor Magic 2
3400 mAh
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018
3300 mAh
Battery Runtime
WiFi v1.3
705
808
15%
719
2%
773
10%
605
-14%

Pros

+ workmanship
+ design
+ OLED display
+ fast Wi-Fi
+ NFC + BT 5.0
+ impressive Snapdragon 710 ...

Cons

- ... that has issues with demanding games
- still running on Android 8.1
- no UFS storage
- GPS module
- speaker on the quiet side
- (import / restrictions)

Verdict - nice mid-range slider with gaming blunder

Review: Lenovo Z5 Pro. Test unit provided by Trading Shenzhen
Review: Lenovo Z5 Pro. Test unit provided by Trading Shenzhen

The Lenovo Z5 Pro is a very interesting smartphone that is available for around $300. The slider mechanism allows the mid-range device to flaunt a look that, until now, has mostly been limited to the smartphone elite: A large display that is almost entirely bezel free. The workmanship and material give the Lenovo phone a high-quality exterior.

Unlike its slider competition from Xiaomi and Honor, the Lenovo Z5 Pro is equipped with a Snapdragon 710. This chip is fast enough for users to hardly notice a difference between these devices in everyday use. Only graphically demanding games might currently have to be avoided on the Z5 Pro. The missing modern storage type might be more of an issue as this has a noticeable negative impact on the time applications need to load. This means there are perceptible differences in speed compared to the Mi Mix 3.

The Z5 Pro introduces the slider mechanism to mid-range smartphones. However, the Chinese manufacturer should put some more work into optimizing its slider phone's software.

At the time of writing, the Z5 Pro is not directly available in the US. This means that the phone would have to be imported, which entails certain restrictions, such as the missing LTE support, and risks.

Lenovo Z5 Pro - 02/26/2019 v6
Marcus Herbrich

Chassis
85%
Keyboard
65 / 75 → 87%
Pointing Device
93%
Connectivity
45 / 60 → 74%
Weight
88%
Battery
95%
Display
83%
Games Performance
57 / 63 → 90%
Application Performance
64 / 70 → 92%
Temperature
91%
Noise
100%
Audio
59 / 91 → 65%
Camera
73%
Average
77%
85%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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Marcus Herbrich, 2019-02-28 (Update: 2019-02-28)