Lenovo Vibe K5 Note vs Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime: Which smartphone you should buy?

Lenovo has launched the Vibe K5 Note in India in both 3GB and 4GB RAM variants, price starting at Rs. 11,999. The device features a 5.5-inch FHD display, 32GB internal storage coupled with a 3500mAh battery.

In the competitive market environment, Xiaomi also came up with Redmi 3S Prime with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage for Rs. 8,999. Moreover, the device also offers a sensitive fingerprint scanner. In this article, we will compare both the smartphones to help you the better one.

Lenovo Vibe K5 Note

Lenovo K5 Note is equipped with TheatreMax technology. It enables you to view content in the form of movies, live TV and games with ANTVR headset. You will be able to experience a wide range of content on a huge widescreen.

Combined with the K5 Note and VR headset, it is possible to obtain a 100-degree diagonal field of view of videos. It is possible to visualize the apps and 360-degree videos as if they are in the real environment. You can easily control the content by pairing the device with a TheatreMax controller.

Lenovo K5 Note is bundled with Dolby Atmos system and Wolfson audio codec to produce a rich audio experience. The 3-mic system integrated with the smartphone enables you to make crystal-clear communication during calls. The device ships with Android Marshmallow, which enables you to work with the latest features.

With Lenovo K5 Note, you will be able to run two separate instances of apps by activating the Secure Zone feature. In the meantime, the data isolation functionality protects your personal data, image gallery, and other related content. The fingerprint sensor enables you to unlock the devices in less than 0.3 seconds.

The smartphone is priced at Rs. 11,999 (3GB RAM) and Rs. 13,499 (4GB RAM)

Lenovo K5 Note Specifications

  • 5.5-inch FHD IPS display (401PPI, 450-nits brightness, 1000:1 contrast ratio)
  • Mediatek 6755 Processor (1.8GHz), Mali 1860 MP2
  • 3GB RAM, 32GB expandable storage (up to 128GB)
  • 13MP rear camera, 8MP front-facing snapper
  • 3500mAh battery
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Pros

  • Large display
  • VR compatibility
  • Latest Android Platform
  • Improved front-facing camera
  • Fingerprint sensor

Cons

  • MediaTek processor
  • Less battery

Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime

The main attraction of Redmi 3S Prime is the integration of a fingerprint sensor, metal body, and a massive 4100mAh battery. Priced at Rs. 8,999, you will not find his kind of specifications in any smartphone. The fingerprint scanner helps you to unlock the smartphone quickly.

The fully laminated display includes features to reduce eye fatigue and also consists of reading mode. You can adjust the color temperature based on your preferences like warm, standard or cool. Moreover, the device provides support for VoLTE.

The rear camera includes 12 real-time filters, while the front-facing snapper comes with 36 smart beautify profiles with support for face recognition. However, both sensors include support for FHD video recording. The device is priced at Rs. 8,999.

Redmi 3S Prime Specifications

  • 5-inch HD IPS display
  • Snapdragon 430 processor (1.4GHz), Adreno 505 graphics
  • 3GB RAM, 32GB expandable internal storage (upto 128GB)
  • 13MP rear camera, 5MP front-facing shooter
  • 4100mAh battery
  • Android Marshmallow
  • Fingerprint sensor

Pros

  • Massive battery
  • Latest Android Platform
  • Brilliant display

Cons

  • HD display
  • Low front-facing camera
  • Trimmed processor and graphics

Conclusion

We recommend Lenovo K5 Note because it comes with a large 5.5-inch display paired with a Full HD display. It will help you to view content in a crisp format. Moreover, the processor in Lenovo K5 Note runs at a clock speed of 1.8GHz, which is higher than Redmi 3S Prime.

The K5 Note has an improved front camera of 8MP. If you require huge battery life, you should buy Redmi 3S Prime. Otherwise, Lenovo K5 Note will be the optimum choice since it offers VR support at a slightly higher price.

3 COMMENTS

  1. Hi Anand,

    I am not sure you know 128GB of memory supports in both devices. If I am getting all these features for 9k sure I will prefer for Redmi 3 prime. I love to play more games which means I need battery to keep me alive for long hours hope Xiaomi is making more comfortable with its price. Anyway thanks for your review.

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