If you are confused between the latest Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus and the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 mobile phones and cannot decide on which smartphone should you order then you have come to the right place. With this Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 comparison review we will try and help you to decide, which phone between the two will be a better bet.
Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
The budget segment of the Indian smartphone market is getting more crowded with the introduction of really impressive handsets that offer a number of interesting features at an affordable price. Most of the smartphones in this tussle are from the Chinese smartphone manufacturers and the latest ones to fight it out are Xiaomi and Lenovo with their Redmi Note 3 and Vibe K5 Plus smartphones. Read on to find out which between these two handsets come on top in this comparison.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and Vibe K5 Plus Full Phone Specification Comparison
PRICE and SALE Comparison: The latest Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus mobile phones is priced at Rs. 8,499 and it will be available via open sales on the e-commerce website Flipkart, starting 12 Noon on 23rd March. The other Redmi Note 3 mobile phone from Xiaomi comes at a price tag of Rs. 9,999 for the base variant of the device with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal and the higher end variant comes with 3GB of RAM and 32GB internal at a price of Rs. 11,999. The Xiaomi mobile phone is available on Amazon India via flash sales (which i accept can be a pain).
BUILD AND DESIGN Comparison: Both the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus smartphones feature a very impressive metal unibody design that gives the mobile phones a very premium feel. The Xiaomi device sports curved side panels which are flattened on the Vibe K5 Plus, which helps the Red mi Note phone provide more comfy hold.
As the Redmi Note 3 sports a larger screen, it also has higher measurements but it never feels too much to hold and provides good one hand usage.
If you want to go into the numbers –
Dimensions of Redmi Note 3 – 150 x 76 x 8.65 mm
Dimensions of Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus – 142 x 71 x 8.2 mm
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 mobile phones also houses a fingerprint scanner on the rear of the device and the Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus does not have a fingerprint sensor on it. So you can expect added advanced security on the Xiaomi mobile phone.
Vibe K5 Plus vs Redmi Note 3 Display, Processor Comparison
Display Comparison: The Lenovo K5 Plus mobile phone sports a 5-inch IPS Full HD display on the front that has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 Pixels. On the other hand, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 comes flaunting a larger 5.5-inch full HD display with 1080p resolution. The display on the Redmi Note 3 also comes with Xiaomi’s own Sunlight display technology that provides better viewing under the sun. It also has the Night Mode and Reading Mode to offer its users.
Processor Comparison: In the processor department, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 clearly has an edge over the Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus with its 64-bit hexa-core Snapdragon 650 processor that clocks a speed of 1.8 GHz while the Vibe K5 Plus mobile phone is packed with an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 processor.
The processor in the Redmi Note 3 is also clubbed with the Adreno 510 GPU for improved graphical performance and 2GB RAM, the Vibe K5 Plus also packs 2GB of RAM but it has a lower Adreno 405 GPU.
Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Camera, Battery, Storage Comparison
Camera Comparison: The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 camera department consists of a 16MP primary camera on the rear and on the front it has 5MP front camera.The rear camera on the Redmi Note 3 comes with 5 element lens and has an aperture of f/2.0. It also has a 78-degree wide angle lens, two-tone flashlight and comes with different modes like panorama, HDR, and manual. The other smartphone, Vibe K5 Plus houses a 13MP primary camera on the rear and it supported by a LED flash. It also have a 5MP selfie camera on the front.
On paper, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 outperforms the Vibe K5 Plus mobile phone but we will have to wait to compare their real world usage reviews.
RAM/ Storage: The Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus smartphone comes packed with 2GB of RAM space and also offers 16GB of internal storage space. While the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 mobile phone will be available in two RAM and storage variants of 2/3GB and 16/32GB respectively. Both the smartphone will offers added advantage of microSD support.
The new Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus comes with Lenovo’s own Vibe UI on top of Android v5.1 Lollipop on the other hand the Redmi Note 3 from Xiaomi comes running the MIUI7 on top of Android v5.1 Lollipop. Personally I feel that the MIUI though being resource heavy is better optimized.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 vs Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus FINAL VERDICT:
Okay so we have reached the end of our Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 vs Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus Review and I now have to put forward my choice between the two mobile phones. Let us put aside the price part for a while, for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is the clear winner between the two with added features over the Lenovo smartphone. If you do not want to spend the extra Rs. 1500 on the Redmi Note 3, the Vibe K5 Plus is not a bad device at all. It is just that you will miss out on a fingerprint scanner, better processor, better camera and few other stuffs. Comment below if you have any other doubts between Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 3.