Samsung Galaxy S4 vs Lenovo Vibe X: Which is the Better Buy This Christmas?

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By Katrina Dianne Gimenez | December 17, 2013 12:06 PM EST

If you are choosing between a Samsung Galaxy S4 and Lenovo Vibe X for gift this Christmas, here are the specs of the two great smartphones to help you decide.

Aesthetics

The Vibe X is bigger but definitely thinner, with a 144 x 74 x 6.9 mm dimension, than the Galaxy S4, with a 136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm dimension. Despite being bigger, the Vibe X is lighter at 121 g compared to the Galaxy S4 at 130 g.

Although Lenovo's flagship is lighter, sleeker and slimmer, it is only available in white, unlike the Galaxy S4 which is available in three different colours: white frost, arctic blue, black mist.

Screen and Display

The difference in chassis size does not mean a difference in screen size, as both the Galaxy S4 and the Vibe X are sporting a 5-inch screen. Both phones have full-HD resolution of 1,080 x 1,920 pixels with a pixel density of 441 ppi. Expect a crisp and colour-rich display from both phones.

Performance

The Galaxy S4 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad-core 1.9 GHz processor with 2 GB RAM, while the Vibe X is ran by a quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex A7 processor with 2 GB RAM.

For everyday usage, the Galaxy S4 is superior to the Vibe X. The Vibe X is slightly sluggish when browsing through the screen despite its quad-core processor. Samsung's flagship runs smoother and faster.

Camera

The Galaxy S4 and the Vibe X are at par with each other in terms of their rear camera. Both are sporting a 13 MP camera unit. The big difference is with their front camera. The Galaxy S4 has a 2 MP front camera, while the Vibe X has 5 MP. Lenovo boasts that the Vibe is great for taking selfies. 

Battery Life

The Galaxy S4 has a longer battery life, with a 2,600 mAh battery, than the Vibe X, with 2,000 mAh battery. So, those who are into video streaming should get the Galaxy S4 which will run longer.

Price Range

The Galaxy S4 is cheaper with a price starting at $489 compared to the Vibe X which starts at $555.56.

The Ultimate Decree

In terms of design, the Vibe X is sleeker and lighter and more beautiful to look at than the Galaxy S4. But, in terms of overall performance, the Galaxy S4 is superior. Those who are into apps should choose the Galaxy S4. But, those who love taking selfies should go with the Vibe X.

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