Lenovo K3 Note VS K4 Note VS K5 Note: How Lenovo budget phones develop

Lenovo seems to be focusing on their budget smartphone strategy this year as after releasing Lenovo Vibe K4 Note, they soon introduced Lenovo K5 Note. So, check out how Lenovo K Note handsets have developed from K3 to K5… 


Lenovo K3 Note VS K4 Note VS K5 Note: Designs and specifications are all improved…

Design-wise, three of them look not the same at all. Lenovo K3 Note comes with a plastic back while both K4 and K5 are built with all-metal unibodies. However, you can easily notice that Lenovo Vibe K4 Note design is affected much by Motorola style, but Lenovo K5 Note appears very similar to many Chinese smartphones nowadays such as products of LeTV, Xiaomi, ZTE, etc. Though, we have to say that Lenovo machines in 2016 have been more beautiful than before. Do you agree?

That is what we want to talk about the phones’ appearances. Now, we are moving on to their specifications. In general, Lenovo K3 Note, K4 Note and K5 Note are mid-range phablets with strong hardware compared to their price tags. Then, let’s take a look at the following table to see if they have many similarities and differences:

Lenovo K3 Note SpecsLenovo Vibe K4 Note SpecsLenovo K5 Note Specs
Dimensions152.6 x 76.2 x 8 mm153.6 x 76.5 x 9.2 mm152 x 75.7 x 8.5 mm
Weight150 g158 gTo be confirmed
Display5.5-inch Full HD IPS5.5-inch Full HD IPS LCD5.5-inch HD LTPS IPS LCD
OSAndroid 5.0 LollipopAndroid 5.1 LollipopAndroid 5.1 Lollipop
ProcessorMediatek MT6752 octa-core 1.7 GHzMediaTek MT6753 octa-core 1.3 GHzMediaTek MTK6755 Helio P10 octa-core 1.8 GHz
ROM16 GB (expandable up to 32 GB)16 GB (expandable up to 128 GB)16 GB (expandable up to 128 GB)
CameraRear: 13 MPFront: 5 MPRear: 13 MPFront: 5 MPRear: 13 MPFront: 8 MP
Battery3000 mAh3300 mAh3500 mAh
ColorOnyx Black, Pearl White, Laser YellowBlackSilver, Gold
Fingerprint scannerNoYesYes
Dolby AtmosYesYesYes


So, Lenovo K5 Note is the firm’s latest device and obviously, it has some more advanced and powerful features such as Helio P10 octa-core 1.8GHz chip, 3,500mAh battery, and 8MP secondary snapper. However, in terms of RAM capacity, K4 Note is the best with 3GB RAM, which also makes us wonder why they did not retain the same 3GB RAM for the K5 Note. Perhaps 2GB is enough for smooth performances and users can enjoy taking gorgeous selfies while the handset can last long.

Lenovo K3 Note VS K4 Note VS K5 Note: Price and availability

When firstly introduced, Lenovo K3 Note cost 899 Yuan or $136, yet at the moment, the price has been cut down a bit. As for Lenovo Vibe K4 Note price, it debuted in India first with Rs. 11,999 or $176. Finally, Lenovo K5 Note price is around $167 in China and will be sold through flash sale model starting this week. Overall, the K3 is the cheapest here, but if you seek a more enhanced model and the cost is still affordable, K4 and K5 are definitely better.