Lenovo Vibe K4 Note vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro vs Meizu M3 Note: Best Note smartphone of H1

Lenovo Vibe K4 Note, Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro and Meizu M3 Note are wonderful budget note smartphones in early 2016. Let’s see how they can compete and which one will win…

Lenovo Vibe K4 Note vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro vs Meizu M3 Note

Best Note smartphones of H1 2016 – specs comparison

Lenovo Vibe K4 Note SpecsXiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro SpecsMeizu M3 Note Specs
Dimensions153.6 x 76.5 x 9.2 mm150 x 76 x 8.7 mm153.6 x 75.5 x 8.2 mm
Weight158 g164 g163 g
Display5.5-inch Full HD IPS LCD5.5-inch Full HD IPS LCD5.5-inch Full HD LTPS IPS LCD
OSAndroid 5.1.1 LollipopMIUI 7.0 based on Android 5.1.1 LollipopFlyme UI based on Android 5.1 Lollipop
ProcessorMediatek MT6753 octa-core 1.3GHzSnapdragon 650 (quad-core 1.4GHz + dual-core 1.8GHz)Mediatek Helio P10 (quad-core 1.8GHz + quad-core 1.0GHz)
ROM16 GB (expandable up to 128 GB)16/32 GB (expandable up to 128 GB)16/32 GB (expandable up to 128 GB)
RAM3 GB2/3 GB2/3 GB
CameraRear: 13 MP, f/2.2, PDAF, dual LED flash
Front: 5 MP, f/2.2
Rear: 16 MP, f/2.0, PDAF, dual LED flash
Front: 5 MP, f/2.0, 1080p
Rear: 13 MP, f/2.2, PDAF, dual LED flash
Front: 5 MP, f/2.0, 1080p
BatteryNon-removable Li-Po 3300 mAhNon-removable Li-Po 4050 mAh
Fast charging tech
Non-removable 4100 mAh
SIMDual SIMDual SIMDual SIM
ColorBlackSilver, Gray, GoldGray, White, Gold
Fingerprint scannerYesYesYes
Dolby Atmos soundYesNoNo

The spec table shows us some of their similarities such as 5.5-inch Full HD screen, dual SIM, 5MP selfie camera, fingerprint scanner, 3GB RAM (though, Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro and Meizu M3 Note also have 2GB RAM versions), 16GB ROM expandable up to 128GB (Xiaomi and Meizu also offer 32GB), and Android Lollipop OS. So, those are some major things they have in common. As for differences, actually there are not many, but they do help decide which one is the strongest device here.

Firstly, let’s talk about processor. The phablets use different chips but in general, Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro is better than the others, and can even provide the best System and Graphic performance thanks to boasting Adreno 510 GPU. Moreover, the Redmi Note 3 Pro’s battery is also a plus, coming with fast charging (FC) technology and 4,050mAh capacity, very slightly less than the Meizu M3 Note’s 4,100mAh batt but without FC tech.

Lenovo Vibe K4 Note vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro vs Meizu M3 Note

As for photography, once again, we have to congratulate the Xiaomi’s product on sporting the most excellent primary snapper here. It is capable of up to 16 megapixels and some useful features to produce beautiful shots for you. However, in terms of sound quality, Lenovo Vibe K4 with Dolby Atmos sound tech will bring you great clarity, power, and depth, and you will feel like “you’re inside the action.”

Best Note smartphones of H1 2016: Price and availability

So, until now, we can easily recognize that the Note smartphone owing the best hardware is Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro. Yet, the K4 Note and the M3 Note are also pretty strong compared to many other mid-rangers on the shelves. Then, prices will tell us which one is the most attractive deal here. Specifically, Meizu M3 Note price is about $125 for the 2GB RAM version and $154 for the 3GB; Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro price is $154 for the 2GB and $185 for the 3GB; and Lenovo Vibe K4 Note price is $180. Well, no doubt Meizu M3 Note is the winner, rite?!