Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 Vs Lenovo K3 Note: Which Smartphone Should You Buy?

In this post, we would like to take 2 hot devices of Lenovo and Xiaomi into consideration. One is the newest Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 having been launched recently and the other is Lenovo K3 Note – many people’s favorite smartphone. Though, Redmi Note 2 is not available in Malaysia for now, but will, soon. So, when that day comes and you want to make a choice between those cool guys, which one will be perfect? We hope this comparison can help you a bit 😉 !


Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 Specs

Lenovo K3 Note Specs
Dimensions 152 x 76 x 8.3 mm 152.6 x 76.2 x 8 mm
Weight 160 g 150 g
Display 5.5-inch 1080 x 1920 pixels (~401 ppi pixel density) IPS LCD 5.5-inch 1080 x 1920 pixels (~401 ppi pixel density) IPS
OS MIUI 7 based on Android OS, v5.0 (Lollipop) Lenovo Vibe 2.0 based on Android OS, v5.0 (Lollipop)
Processor Mediatek MT6795 octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 / octa-core 2.2 GHz Cortex-A53 Mediatek MT6752 octa-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A53
ROM 16 GB – 2 GHz model / 32 GB – 2.2 GHz model 16 GB (expandable up to 32 GB)
Camera Rear: 13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels, phase detection autofocus, LED flashFront: 5 MP, 720p Rear: 13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels, autofocus, dual-LED flashFront: 5 MP
Battery Li-Po 3060 mAh Li-Ion 3000 mAh
Color White, blue, yellow, pink, mint green Onyx Black, Pearl White, Laser Yellow
SIM Dual SIM Dual SIM (Micro-SIM, dual stand-by)
Price  About RM500  From RM610 to RM1,400

Now we’ll look at them in terms of specs and prices:

1. Specs: 

Firstly, it is easy to see that Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 and Lenovo K3 Note have the same display resolution, screen size, camera combo and RAM capacity. So, here we have no winner. Then, we will examine what the differences are.

About processor, Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 uses a new 64-bit MediaTek MT6795 Helio X10 octa-core Cortex A53 (2.0/2.2GHz) chip while Lenovo K3 Note houses a 64-bit 1.7GHz Mediatek MT6752 octa-core ARM Cortex-A53. Obviously, K3 Note’s processor runs slower than its competitor, but it got 46,357 AnTuTu points, which is not a low score. Though, Xiaomi’s new handset Antutu score has not been recorded. We can tell more when it is announced.

As for the storage, Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 offers more options but it does not have microSD card slot for us to expand the memory. Meanwhile, K3 Note has and can reach 48GB ROM in total.

Lastly, the batteries of both machines are slightly different, but not significant. Lenovo K3 Note packs a 3,000mAh cell and Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 battery are better a bit with 3,060mAh.

2. Price and Availability

Lenovo K3 Note was launched before Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 but has still not been available on Lenovo Malaysia official page. Yet, you can totally find on at Lazada with reasonable prices ranging from RM610 to RM1,400.

Meanwhile, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 was just introduced and it might take some time to go on our market. However, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 price is only about RM500, which is kind of lower than the Lenovo K3 Note price in Malaysia. As a result, we think Xiaomi new budget phone can have more advantages in terms of price compared to its rival.

In conclusion, all the things we have been showing you are for your reference. Have you got your winner? Share with us your opinion!