Lenovo has today unleashed, K3 Note, with all bells and whistles, which make it the number one budget contender for its price. Let’s compared K3 Note with all other heavyweight champions in the adjacent price bracket.
|Model||Lenovo K3 Note||Xiaomi Mi 4i||Yu Yureka||Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G|
|Display||5.5 inch, Full HD||5 inch, Full HD||5.5 inch,HD||5.5 inch, HD|
|Processor||1.7 Octa Core MediaTek MT6752M||1.7 GHz Octa Core Snapdragon 615||1.5 GHz Octa Core Snapdragon 615||1.6 GHz Quad Core Snapdragon 400|
|RAM||2 GB||2 GB||2 GB||2 GB|
|Internal Storage||16 GB, Expandable up to 32 GB||16 GB||16 GB, Expandable up to 32 GB||8 GB, Expandable up to 64 GB|
|OS||Android 5.0 Lollipop with Vibe UI||Android 5.0 Lollipop with MIUI||Android 5.0 Lollipop Based CyanogenMod||Android KitKat based MIUI|
|Camera||13 MP/ 5 MP||13 MP/ 5 MP||13 MP/ 5 MP||13 MP/ 5 MP|
|Battery||3000 mAh||3000 mAh||2500 mAh||3100 mAh|
|Dimensions and Weight||152.6 x 76.2 x 8 mm and 150 grams||38.1 x 69.6 x 7.8 mm and 130 Grams||154.8 x 78 x 6-8.8 mm and 155 Gram||154 x 78.7 x 9.5 mm|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi, 4G LTE, 3G, GPS with A-GPS, Glonass, Bluetooth 4.0||Wi-Fi, 4G LTE, 3G, GPS with A-GPS, Glonass, Bluetooth 4.0||Wi-Fi, 4G LTE, 3G, GPS with A-GPS, Bluetooth 4.0||Wi-Fi, 4G LTE, 3G, GPS with A-GPS, Bluetooth 4.0|
|Price||Rs 9,999||12,999 INR||8,999 INR||9,999 INR|
Display and Processor
K3 Note offers a full HD display panel and enough horsepower to smoothly handle all the extra pixels for a sub 10k priced. It is the first phone to accomplish that. Yureka and Redmi Note 4G offer good quality 720p HD IPS LCD panels, but the overall quality of full HD IPS LCD display panel in Mi 4I is the best one in our opinion, though it is smallest at 5 Inches.
Yureka and Xiaomi Mi 4i run 1.5 GHz Snapdragon 615 octa core, which is powerful but runs warmer as compared to 1.7 GHz MediaTek MT6752 octa core in Lenovo K3 Note. Performance shouldn’t be an issue on any of these phones for quotidian consumers, but Lenovo K3 Note packs the maximum horse power.
Camera and Internal Storage
All of these smartphones list a 13 MP primary camera. We didn’t get to test K3 Note camera thoroughly but all of these are decent performing modules. For outdoor shooting, Xiaomi Mi 4i’s rear snapper feels the best, followed by Redmi Note 4g, K3 Note and Yureka.
K3 Note and Yureka offer 16 GB expandable storage, while Redmi Note includes just 8 GB native storage on the device. Xiaomi Mi 4i includes 16 GB too, but there is no option for further MicroSD expansion, which is potential deal breaker.
Battery and Other Features
Xiaomi Mi3 has the biggest 3100 mAh battery, while K3 Note and Xiaomi Mi 4i lies close behind with 3000 mAh power unit inside. Yureka trails behind with a 2500mAh battery.
Connectivity features are also similar on all these smartphones. If you wish to see the latest operating system on your next smartphone, K3 Note, Mi 4i and Yureka will offer you just that. Redmi Note 4g is still stuck on Android Kitkat.
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Lenovo K3 Note offers the best combination of specs at a very affordable price. Based on our initial experience we don’t think its glory will be limited to paper. we will spend some more time with the device and judge it it is as good as it seems. Stay tuned.