The Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus and Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 have both recently launched for the market in India. They are both affordable Android smartphones that may attract the same sector of buyers. Therefore we’re considering the Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (Snapdragon) to show what they both have to offer and how they compare.
The Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus packs a Snapdragon 616 octa-core processor (four cores at 1.5GHz and four at 1.2GHz) with Adreno 405 graphics. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is equipped with a Snapdragon 650 hexa-core processor (two cores at 1.8GHz and four at 1.4GHz) and Adreno 510 graphics. An earlier variant of the Redmi Note 3 released with a MediaTek processor and the Snapdragon version is sometimes dubbed the Redmi Note 3 Pro according to market.
The Vibe K5 Plus has a 5-inch IPS display with Full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 resulting in 441 ppi. The Redmi Note 3 has a larger 5.5-inch IPS LCD display also with Full HD resolution resulting in 403 ppi.
RAM and Storage
The Lenovo phone has 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage that can be expanded via microSD. The Redmi Note 3 comes in two storage variants. One has 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory while the other has 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. Both are expandable via the second SIM slot to 128GB.
The Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus has a 13-megapixel rear camera with autofocus, LED flash, and 1080p video capture. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 has a 16-megapixel rear camera with phase detection autofocus, dual-LED flash, and 1080p video capture. Both have a 5-megapixel camera at the front.
There’s a removable 2750 mAh battery for the Vibe K5 Plus while the Redmi Note 3 has a non-removable 4000 mAh battery.
Both phones offer 4G LTE, 3G, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, microUSB 2.0, and USB OTG. The Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus has WiFi 802.1.1 b/g/n with WiFi hotspot. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 has WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac with WiFi hotspot, and WiFi Direct.
The Vibe K5 Plus runs Android 5.1 Lollipop with Lenovo’s UI. The Redmi Note 3 runs the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop OS with Xiaomi’s MIUI 7.0.
Dimensions and Weight
The Vibe K5 Plus measures 142mm x 71mm x 8mm and weighs 142g. The Redmi Note 3 measures 150mm x 76mm x 8.7mm and weighs in at 164g.
Pricing varies according to market and because these phones are likely to be extremely popular in India we’ll give those prices as an example. The Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus price in India is Rs, 8,499 and it will be available on open sale from March 23rd. The Redmi Note 3 price is Rs. 9,999 for the 2GB RAM variant or Rs. 11,999 for the 3GB model and flash sales have already started.
From these specs it should be easier to choose which of these phones might suit your needs best. We haven’t room to consider every single feature of the Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 3. However, we will say that the Vibe K5 Plus benefits from dual speakers and Dolby Audio while the Redmi Note 3 has a fingerprint sensor and fast charging. Buyers should also consider after-sales service and their personal choice of design and build.
The Redmi Note 3 has several advantages as far as specs are concerned, although it also has a higher price. Only you can decide whether the extra cost is worth its benefits or not. When you’ve considered all of the above we’d like to hear your verdict. In the clash between the Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, which would you choose and why?