Soon to be released, the Lenovo S5000 is a brand new tablet made to compete in the current market of the latest gadgets and devices. Although coming from a brand of computers, it has its own interesting features up its sleeves which will make customers want to take a look at it. On the other hand, the Google Nexus 7 is a tablet made in cooperation with the Asus that is already available in the market and actually received positive reviews when it was released. In this review, let us see if Lenovo can take up Google when it comes to developing and making new products.
Build and Design
The Lenovo S5000 has 246 g of weight, 7.9 mm of thickness and 7.0 inches of physical size. It has an external volume control on the right side of the handset which only comes available in white color when it is released in stores before the year ends.
On the other hand, the Google Nexus 7 has 200 x 114 x 8.65 mm of dimensions, 299 g of weight, and 7.0 inches of physical size. Considering the said number, this handset is slightly heavier to carry. It is also only available in black color.
When it comes to the display, the Lenovo S5000 showcases a TFT LCD which is capacitive, multi-touch and bearing its own light sensor. It displays 1280 x 800 pixels of screen resolution and pixel density of 216 ppi while the peak brightness can reach up to 350 cd/m2 (nit).
The Google Nexus 7, alternatively, is sporting an IPS LCD technology with light sensors, capacitive and multi-touch screen. It is protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass scratch proof glass. It has 1920 x 1200 pixels of screen resolution, 323 ppi pixel density and 300 cd/m2 (nit) peak brightness.
Operating System and Hardware
The S5000, in terms of its operating system, has Android version 4.2 and form factor by Candybar. Lenovo made it to exhibit a MediaTek MT8389 chipset which is further improved by a Quad core 1200 MHz Cortex A7 processor and PowerVR SGX 544 graphics interface. The system memory is 1GB RAM/LPDDR2 while internal storage comes at 16GB. There is no memory card slot available for this tablet. Meanwhile, the battery is a Li-Ion 3450 mAh which is not removable and can last up to 6 hours.
Google’s Nexus 7 is also sporting an Android operating system but it chose the version 4.3. On the contrary, it has a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 chipset together with a Quad core 1500 MHz Krait processor. The graphical interface is provided by Adreno 320 while the system memory is a Dual channel 2GB RAM. This comes with a 32GB internal memory but without a memory card slot to further expand it. Also, the built in battery is a Li-Polymer which is not removable and can last up to 9 hours.
Camera and General Multimedia
The camera featured in the new Lenovo S5000 has 5MP with an auto focus in itself. It takes photos at a resolution of 2592 х 1936 pixels while the secondary camera at the front has 1.6MP. There is also a camcorder with the same image resolution as the camera. In addition, multimedia options consist of a music player capable of background playing for MP3 file types. It has an earpiece and loudspeaker while video playback is compatible with MPEG4, H.263 and H.264 formats. Connectivity is available on Wi-Fi, Bluetooth as well as GPS positioning.
There is not much difference in Google Nexus 7’s camera. It has the same 5MP and an auto focus feature. However, the camcorder captures videos at a resolution of 1920 x 1080 which means a 1080p HD viewing. Meanwhile, the secondary camera at the front can take photos at 1.2MP. Additional multimedia specifications include an MP3 music player with background playing capabilities. It also has video playback for formats such as MPEG4, H.263 and H.264 along with its stereo speakers. Lastly, it has Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, LTE connectivity and GPS positioning.
The Lenovo S5000 has a lighter build which is a positive thing when users are planning on carrying it around. For a gadget still to be released, it is slightly disappointing that it has low display specifications and shot battery life. The good thing is that it has a high resolution image capability and respectable hardware choices to present its competitors. On the other hand, the Google Nexus 7 is a little heavier but it has better display specifications to offer its users. It also has longer battery hours and larger storage. The hardware choices and the camera were definitely not bad. Generally, it seems that this gadget by Google and Asus has still better specifications than the one offered by Lenovo. If you were to choose, will you wait for S5000’s release or choose Nexus 7?