Lenovo Vibe K5 (Snapdragon 415)  Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (2GB RAM, 16GB) 
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Excellence Score20.026.6
Value for Money Score68.071.5
PriceRs. 6,999 onwardsRs. 9,799 onwards
Launch Date (India)Jun, 2016Mar, 2016
Smartphone OSAndroid 5.1Android 5.1, Upgradeable to 6.0, Expected upgrade to 7.0
Screen Size5 inches5.5 inches
Screen Resolution720x1280 pixels (~ 294 pixels per inch)1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch)
Display FeaturesIPS LCD, Fingerprint-resistant PanelIPS LCD, Sunlight Display, Reading Mode, Night Mode
Processor1.4 GHz1.8 GHz
Processor TypeOcta CoreHexa Core
Processor NameQualcomm MSM8929 Snapdragon 415Qualcomm Snapdragon 650
GPUAdreno 405Adreno 510
Camera13.0 MP16.0 MP
Dual SIMGSM+GSMGSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Thickness8.2 mm8.65 mm
Weight150 gm164 gm
Battery Capacity2750 mAh4050 mAh
Battery Standby322 hrsN/A
Battery Standby (3G)N/A264 hrs
Battery Talktime32.00 hrsN/A
Battery Talktime (3G)15.10 hrsN/A
Other Battery ParametersN/AMusic Playback Time: 60 hrs
Fingerprint sensorYes
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Well built
  • Compact, and solid design, with a metal back
  • Comfortable to hold and use, with a slight arch around the back
  • Matte layer on the outside keeps the phone free from smudges
  • Bright display, with some useful fine-tuning options
  • Good speed/performance overall (although below the top-performing phones in this price range, like the Coolpad Note 3)
  • Vibe UI allows plenty of customization, is visually appealing, and has some nice looking themes
  • There is also a more stock-Android UI option, for users that prefer that
  • Excellent audio quality
  • Decent battery life - you can see through a whole day, at moderate usage levels
  • Pretty good rear and front cameras, especially for still photography
  • Good pair of booming stereo speakers
  • 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
  • Excellent battery life - this phone is an absolute road-runner
  • Excellent, responsive fingerprint scanner
  • Good call quality
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • Average viewing angles on the display
  • No fingerprint sensor
  • Video recording performance is let down by persistent focus-hunting by the camera
  • Camera is pretty decent, but could have been better
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