Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S10 Plus is the best Android smartphone in the market right now, though its 5G variant has a slightly better camera. It has a starting price of $1,000, which puts it away from the reach of many who don’t want to spend that kind of money on a phone. Lenovo has launched its premium Lenovo Z6 Pro phone at a relatively affordable price. Let’s take a look at the Galaxy S10 Plus vs Lenovo Z6 Pro comparison to help you decide which one could be a better buy for you.
Galaxy S10 Plus vs Lenovo Z6 Pro: Design
With the Galaxy S10 Plus, Samsung has avoided the display notch by opting for a hole-punch Infinity-O display that has a couple of holes in the top right corner to accommodate the selfie camera. It has a glass front and back supported by an aluminum frame. While the front glass is protected by Corning’s latest Gorilla Glass 6, the rear panel has Gorilla Glass 5.
The S10 Plus measures 157.6 x 74.1 x 7.8 mm and weighs 175g. The display is curved on the sides. It retains the 3.5mm headphone jack and comes with an IP68 rating for water resistance, meaning it can remain submerged in up to 1.5 meters deep water for up to 30 minutes. Samsung has launched the S10 Plus in Prism White, Prism Black, Prism Blue, Ceramic Black, and Ceramic White colors.
It has an under-display ultrasonic fingerprint reader for authentication and security. Samsung recently updated the fingerprint sensor via a software update to make the unlocking faster and more secure.
The Lenovo Z6 Pro has a nearly bezel-less design with a small waterdrop notch at the top to house the front-facing camera. It measures 157.5 x 74.6 x 8.7 mm and weighs 185g. Just like S10 Plus, it retains the 3.5mm headphone jack. Lenovo has launched the device in Red and Green color options. The Z6 Pro has an under-display photo-electric fingerprint sensor for security.
On the rear panel, the Z6 Pro has a vertically aligned quad camera setup. Its back panel has a gradient finish with shifting hues, which gives it a premium feel. The rear panel is curved on the sides, making it easier for users to hold the device in hand.
Galaxy S10 Plus vs Lenovo Z6 Pro: Display
Both phones use OLED technology, which delivers truer blacks and more vibrant colors than LCD panels. However, no company has been able to match Samsung in terms of OLED display technology.
The Galaxy S10 Plus features a gorgeous 6.4-inch Dynamic AMOLED Infinity-O display. It has a 1440 x 3040 pixels resolution, 19:9 aspect ratio, 522ppi of pixel density, and 88.9% screen-to-body ratio. The S10 Plus supports HDR10+ and Always-on display technology. Its screen is protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass 6.
The Lenovo Z6 Pro gets a similarly-sized 6.39-inch Super AMOLED display with a waterdrop notch. It has a full HD+ resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels. The Z6 Pro has a 19.5:9 aspect ratio, 85.3% screen-to-body ratio, and a slightly lower pixel density of 403ppi. It has a blue light filter on the screen to protect your eyes. The Z6 Pro supports HDR10.
The Galaxy S10 Plus is powered by Qualcomm’s latest and greatest Snapdragon 855 chipset paired with Adreno 640 GPU in the US and China. The international version of the device runs Samsung’s in-house Exynos 9820 processor with Mali-G76 graphics processor. It comes in different RAM and storage configurations of 8GB+128GB, 8GB+512GB, and the top of the line 12GB+1TB.
The S10 Plus also has a microSD card slot with support for up to 512GB of external storage. It packs a 4,100mAh battery with 15W fast charging and 15W fast wireless charging support. Samsung has also added the Wireless PowerShare technology, which lets you charge other compatible devices and accessories by putting them on the back of S10 Plus. The battery is large enough to last a full day of normal usage.
For audio, it has stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos surround sound support. The audio is tuned by AKG. In terms of software, it runs Samsung’s custom One UI skin on top of Android 9 Pie. The One UI offers a smooth and intuitive experience on large screen smartphones. It displays content in the top half and navigation options near the bottom of the screen to ensure that they are within the reach of your thumb.
The Lenovo Z6 Pro runs the same octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor with Adreno 640 GPU. It runs the Android 9 Pie software with Lenovo’s custom ZUI 11 skin on top. It is available in four different configurations: 6GB RAM with 128GB storage, 8GB RAM with 128GB storage, 8GB RAM with 256GB storage, and 12GB RAM with 512GB storage. It also has a microSD card slot with support for up to 512GB of external memory.
Both the handsets are powerful enough to handle any task you throw at them. The Z6 Pro features a liquid cooling system to prevent the device from overheating, which would prove useful when playing demanding games or running multiple apps. It has stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos surround sound technology.
The Z6 Pro packs a 4,000mAh with 27W fast charging and reverse charging support.
Galaxy S10 Plus vs Lenovo Z6 Pro: Camera
The Galaxy S10 Plus is one of the world’s best smartphone cameras. It has three lenses on the back and two on the front for selfies. The main camera setup consists of a 12MP wide-angle lens with variable apertures and OIS; a 12MP telephoto lens with f/2.4 aperture and OIS; and a 16MP ultra-wide angle lens with f/2.2 aperture. It delivers excellent results in both bright light and low-light conditions.
The S10 Plus uses a 10MP wide-angle sensor with f/1.9 aperture and an 8MP depth sensor for selfies.
In contrast, the Z6 Pro has four lenses on the back and a single camera on the front. The rear camera setup includes a 48MP lens with f/1.8 aperture, a 16-megapixel ultra-wide angle lens with f/2.2 aperture, an 8MP telephoto lens with f/2.4 aperture, and a 2MP depth sensor. It gets a 32MP selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture for selfies.
Though it hasn’t yet been tested in the real world, the Z6 Pro has some cool software tricks up its sleeves to improve the photography experience. It has a Hyper Vision feature to shoot photos at 100-megapixel, a Hyper Video feature to record videos with both front and rear cameras, Super sports video, Super night photo, and Super wide-angle video features.
The Galaxy S10 Plus is an expensive phone. It costs $1,000 for the base model with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. The 8GB+512GB model has been priced at $1,250. The highest end 12GB+1TB version costs a staggering $1,599.
The Lenovo Z6 Pro has gone on sale in China, where you can buy it via the company’s official website or online retailers such as JD.com and TMall. It will soon be available in other countries as well. In China, it costs CNY 2,899 for the 6GB+128GB version. The 8GB+128GB model has been priced at CNY 2,999 and the 8GB+256GB variant costs CNY 3,799. The top of the line 12GB+512GB costs CNY 4,999. It is far more affordable than the Galaxy S10 Plus.