The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 was the go-to choice for smartphone buyers in the recent time when the budget was just around Rs. 12000. The device came in two variants, and in them, the better one with 3GB of RAM was the preferred one. If there were some competing phones that could still not hold themselves high against the Redmi Note 3, were the LeEco Le 2 and the Motorola Moto G4 Plus.
Now, Lenovo K5 Note is here and it is all set to battle against the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, and this is going to be a tough one, given how well packed the Lenovo phone is, also having a variant with whooping 4GB of RAM. Who wins the battle, and which one fares better against the other? Check out the comparison below to find out.
Note: Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 3 has 2GB and 3GB RAM variants while the Lenovo K5 Note has 3GB and 4GB RAM variants.
Similarities between Lenovo Vibe K5 Note and Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
- Both the phones have a 5.5-inch Full HD display
- Both the devices have Dual SIM support, both supporting 4G LTE connectivity
- The phones have a metal unibody design with a non-removable battery
- The rear camera on both the phones can record 1080p videos
- The Redmi Note 3 and Vibe K5 Note have a fingerprint sensor on the back
- Both the phones offer 32GB internal storage at same price point
- The devices have a MicroSD card slot for storage expansion
- It is the MicroUSB connectivity seen on both the phones
- There is Phase Detection Autofocus feature available on the back camera of both the phones
Also read: Lenovo K3 Note vs. K4 Note vs. K5 Note
Differences between Lenovo K5 Note and Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
- The K5 Note is powered by MediaTek MT6755 Helio P10 processor while the Redmi Note 3 has Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 processor powering the device. Both are 64-bit octa-core chipsets.
- While there is a dedicated MicroSD card slot in the Lenovo K5 Note, the second SIM slot in the Redmi Note 3 is a hybrid one, so you can either use the second SIM or a MicroSD card, based on the requirement.
- While there is a 16-megapixel camera on the back of Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, the Lenovo Vibe K5 Note comes with a 13-megapixel rear camera. The former has a Dual LED flash while the latter comes with a single LED flash.
- The front camera is better on the K5 Note, with an 8-megapixel camera compared to the 5-megapixel camera on the front of Redmi Note 3.
- The Lenovo K5 Note has a battery capacity of 3500 mAh while the Redmi Note 3 comes with a 4000 mAh battery packed in.
- The K5 Note runs Android Marshmallow OS with the Vibe UI layered over it, and on the other side, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 runs MIUI based on Android Lollipop OS. The software updates can be quite assured on the Lenovo device while you might get only the MIUI updates with no good changes to the OS version in the Redmi Note 3.
- The Lenovo Vibe K5 Note has Dolby Atmos support for the audio output while there is no such audio enhancement given on the Xiaomi phone.
- There’s a 3-array mic system provided in the K5 Note while it is a dual Mic system offered on the Redmi Note 3.
- The Lenovo Vibe K5 Note comes with a feature called SecureZone that allows the user to run two instances at the same time on the phone. For example, one can run two WhatsApp or WeChat accounts at the same time, but the Redmi Note 3 doesn’t have that feature and thus, only one account can be run at one time.
Which is a better phone?
When talking about all the specifications together, the Lenovo Vibe K5 Note looks as good as the Redmi Note 3, because if a couple of features are better in it, the Redmi Note 3 has a couple of them better than its counterpart.
There’s a higher battery capacity provided on the Redmi Note 3 and it has a higher resolution camera on the back, but on the other side, the Lenovo K5 Note comes with the latest OS version as well as a higher resolution front-facing camera. Also, the multimedia support, VR support, and the audio output enhancements can make the Vibe K5 Note a better choice for audio and video lovers.
One might not see a great support for development when it comes to MediaTek chipsets but the Helio P10 itself is a decent processor from MediaTek. On the other side, Xiaomi has included a decent Snapdragon 650 processor from Qualcomm in the Redmi Note 3. If you are considering a long-term usage and are okay with spending some extra money, you can go with the Lenovo K5 Note 4GB variant.
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