Lenovo Vibe K5 Note (3GB RAM, 32GB)  Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (3GB RAM, 32GB) 
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Excellence Score35.731.8
Value for Money Score88.973.4
PriceRs. 9,999 onwardsRs. 11,999 onwards
Launch Date (India)Aug, 2016Mar, 2016
Smartphone OSAndroid 6.0, Expected upgrade to 7.0Android 5.1, Upgradeable to 6.0, Expected upgrade to 7.0
Display FeaturesIPS, Scratch Resistant Display (Gorilla Glass 3)IPS LCD, Sunlight Display, Reading Mode, Night Mode
Processor TypeOcta CoreHexa Core
Processor NameMediaTek MT6755 Helio P10Qualcomm Snapdragon 650
GPUMali T860 MP2Adreno 510
Camera13.0 MP16.0 MP
Secondary Camera8.0 MP5.0 MP
Expandable Memory Slotup to 128 GBup to 32 GB
Thickness8.45 mm8.65 mm
Weight165 gm164 gm
Battery Capacity3500 mAh4050 mAh
Battery Standby (3G)N/A264 hrs
Battery Talktime33.00 hrsN/A
Battery Talktime (3G)18.00 hrsN/A
Other Battery ParametersBattery Standby Time (4G): 364 hrsMusic Playback Time: 60 hrs
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Good build quality
  • Solid metal unibody design and brushed metal finish - feels good to hold
  • Smaller and slimmer than the K4 Note
  • Bundled clear cover for protecting the phone
  • Good display - solid brightness levels, contrast ratio, sunlight legibility and viewing angles
  • Display has Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection unlike the K4 Note
  • Lenovo‚Äôs Vibe UI is clean, and at the same time adds some useful features on top of Android
  • Good speed/performance, including with games
  • Multitasking is smooth too, thanks to the ample RAM
  • Built-in support for VR glasses, similar to the K4 Note (ANT VR headset has to be purchased separately)
  • Decent, fast rear camera, for daylight shots - macro shots are good too and HDR shots came out well
  • The 8MP front-facing camera is good for selfies and video chats - colors are vibrant and the images are sharp as well
  • Fast fingerprint sensor
  • Thanks to Dolby Atmos, Wolfson WM8281 audio codec and 1.5W speaker, loudspeaker output is good and clear even in full volume
  • Audio output through headphones is decent as well
  • Good call quality
  • Very good battery life - a definite improvement over the K4 Note - easily lasts a full day
  • Useful power saving modes to further reduce battery consumption
  • Premium metal design, with amazing attention to detail
  • Top-notch build quality
  • Brilliant in-hand feel, with edges that curve perfectly
  • Good display with vivid colors, wide viewing angles, and good sunlight visibility
  • MIUI is one of the better interfaces built over Android, and has a lot of useful functionality, but is still simple to use
  • Top-level, power packed performance with best-in-class hardware - and 3GB of RAM results in very good multi-tasking performance too
  • Excellent battery life - this phone is an absolute road-runner
  • Excellent, responsive fingerprint scanner
  • Good call quality
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • Hybrid dual SIM slot lets you either use dual SIMS or a memory card, but not both together
  • No special support for quick charging unlike some of its competitors
  • Low-light camera performance of the phone is strictly average - with plenty of noise in the shots
  • Camera is pretty decent, but could have been better
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