Chinese Note war: Lenovo K5 Note vs K4 Note vs Redmi Note 3

In early 2016, we’ve got 3 excellent Notes from 2 giant Chinese smartphone manufacturers: Lenovo K4 Note, Lenovo K5 Note and Xiaomi Redmi Note 3. However, to know which one is the most powerful, check out the following comparison! 

Lenovo K5 Note vs K4 Note vs Redmi Note 3

Lenovo K5 Note vs K4 Note vs Redmi Note 3: One of the most thrilling battles ever!

Design-wise, although three of them all have all-alloy unibodies, they do own different appearances, so that you can distinguish them easily. From the back, we would say that the Redmi Note 3 seems simpler and more elegant than the K5 Note. Meanwhile, Lenovo Vibe K4 Note design is obviously affected much by Motorola style. Nonetheless, we’ll let you decide which one is the prettiest here! Don’t forget to share with us!

Next, we’ll be talking more about their specifications. In general, Redmi Note 3, K4 Note and K5 Note are mid-range phablets with strong hardware compared to their price tags. Before discussing their significant differences, please have a look at the following table first:

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Specs Lenovo Vibe K4 Note Specs Lenovo K5 Note Specs
Dimensions 150 x 76 x 8.7 mm 153.6 x 76.5 x 9.2 mm 152 x 75.7 x 8.5 mm
Weight 164 g 158 g 165 g
Display 5.5-inch Full HD IPS LCD 5.5-inch Full HD IPS LCD 5.5-inch HD LTPS IPS LCD
OS MIUI 7 based on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop Android 5.1 Lollipop Android 5.1 Lollipop
Processor Snapdragon 650 4 x 1.4 GHz + 2 x 1.8 GHz MediaTek MT6753 octa-core 1.3 GHz MediaTek MTK6755 Helio P10 octa-core 1.8 GHz
ROM 16/32 GB (expandable up to 128 GB) 16 GB (expandable up to 128 GB) 16 GB (expandable up to 128 GB)
RAM 2/3 GB 3 GB 2 GB
Camera Rear: 16 MP, f/2.0, PDAF, dual LED flashFront: 5 MP, f/2.0 Rear: 13 MP, f/2.2, PDAF, dual LED flashFront: 5 MP, f/2.2 Rear: 13 MP, f/2.2, PDAF, dual LED flashFront: 8 MP
Battery Non-removable 4000 mAhFast charging Non-removable 3300 mAh Non-removable 3500 mAh
SIM Dual SIM Dual SIM Dual SIM
Color Silver, Gray, Gold Black Silver, Gold
Fingerprint scanner Yes Yes Yes
Dolby Atmos No Yes Yes


For their similarities, we assume you can easily notice, basing one what is listed in the table. Therefore, we would like to emphasize their important differences, which will help you find out the real champion. In terms of chipset and, RAM capacity, and rear shooter, the Redmi Note 3 is the strongest. Though, you would agree with us that the K5 Note’s selfies and sound quality are much better thanks to an 8MP front snapper, Dolby Atmos and Hi-Fi audio tech. Besides, to pick out the best battery life here, it is Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 for sure. It sports a 4,000mAh cell supporting fast charging, which means you can use the handset in up to about 3 days. And even when it runs out of energy, you can get back on track quickly. So, overall, we would like to nominate Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 to be the winner of this hardware fight.

Lenovo K5 Note vs K4 Note vs Redmi Note 3: Price and availability

Despite being big, those devices are super affordable. Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 price of the 16GB ROM + 2GB RAM version is about $151 while that of the 32GB ROM + 3GB RAM ver is $248.99 HERE, but we expect it to be $180 or so. As for Lenovo Vibe K4 Note price, it debuted in India first with Rs. 11,999 or $176. And finally, Lenovo K5 Note price is around $167. Well, this is a hard question because all of them are pretty brilliant both inside and outside. What’s your choice? Tell us!