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Lenovo K10 Note Vs Realme 5 Pro: Which phone should you buy under Rs. 15,000?

Lenovo launched its K10 Note in India yesterday. The latest phone from Lenovo has some great features like waterdrop notch display, triple rear cameras including a 2x zoom telephoto lens, Snapdragon 710 processor, and a 4,050mAh battery with 18W fast charging. The K10 Note starts at Rs. 13,999 and it will be available on Flipkart from September 16.

At the same price tag, Realme launched its Realme 5 Pro in India a few days back. The new mid-range phone from Realme comes with features like quad rear cameras with a 48MP sensor, Snapdragon 712 processor, and a 4,035mAh battery. The Realme 5 Pro also starts at Rs. 13,999 and it is available on Flipkart.

So, if you are planning to buy a phone under Rs. 15,000, these two are now one of the best options because of the features they offer at such an affordable price tag. Let’s check out how they compare to each other.

Realme 5 Pro Vs Lenovo K10 Note

Design: Glossy design with new patterns

Both the Realme 5 Pro and Lenovo K10 Note sport a polycarbonate body. However, they both still look good because of a glossy back panel having a gradient pattern. The Lenovo’s phone has a 3D textured pattern on the back and Realme has a new crystal cut pattern.

On the front, Realme 5 Pro comes with a small waterdrop notch on top of the display. Lenovo K10 Note also has a similar-looking screen that has a small notch at the top. These phones have similar bezels on each side as well. 

The Realme 5 Pro is a little bit heavier and thicker than the K10 Note. But you can use both of them with just one hand easily. Design-wise, these are almost similar looking devices and you can go for anyone.


The Realme 5 Pro come with a 6.3-inch Full HD+ (2340 ×1080 pixels) IPS display. The brightness levels and daylight visibility are good also.

The K10 Note also has a 6.39-inch LTPS display with an FHD+ resolution. Its design allows it 19.5:9 aspect ratio and more than 93% screen to body ratio. The LTPS panel also offers good brightness and colors are rich as well. Daylight visibility of this panel is also good. 

The Realme 5 Pro’s screen comes with Gorilla Glass protection, however, Lenovo lacks in this segment.

Performance: Snapdragon 712 Vs Snapdragon 710

The Realme 5 Pro packs a new octa-core Snapdragon 712 processor inside. The new 10nm chipset has Kryo 360 CPUs clocked at up to 2.3GHz and has an Adreno 616 GPU to handle graphics. This is the first phone with this chipset in India.

The Lenovo K10 Note is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 710 processor which is clocked at 2.2GHz and has Adreno 616 GPU. The Snapdragon 710 is also a powerful processor in the mid-range segment.

Both come with 4GB/6GB RAM and 64GB/128GB storage options. Performance-wise they offer the same results. So, you can see how they compete closely with almost similar internals.

AnTuTu Benchmark Scores

Cameras: Quad Camera Vs Triple camera

The Lenovo K10 Note has a triple camera set up at the back with a 16 MP primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture, an 8-megapixel telephoto lens with 2x optical zoom support and a 5MP depth sensor. It has a 16 MP selfie camera.

The Realme 5 Pro comes with a quad-camera set up at the back with a 48 MP primary Sony IMX 586 sensor having wide f/1.7 aperture lens, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera, a 2MP macro camera, and a 2MP depth sensor. It has a 16 MP f/2.0 aperture selfie camera.

Realme 5 Pro’s camera looks better on papers and it offers better results as well. Pictures taken from both phones in daylight conditions look kind of similar, but Realme captures better colors. Same goes with the selfies.

The Portrait mode on the phones also clicks good pictures with the right amount of blur and accurate edging. The 2x zoom and up to 8x zoom on Lenovo’s phone can make a difference for shots taken from a distance.

When it comes to low light, both the Realme 5 Pro and K10 Note come with a dedicated night mode which does click good pictures in low light, but then again Realme here has fewer grains in the pictures. 

As you can see in the above camera samples, there is a good competition between the two. Overall, Realme offers good details as well as accurate colors.

Software: Custom Skins

These both smartphones run the latest Android 9 Pie with some customizations in UI. Lenovo has near stock OS but it is not optimized properly while Realme’s Color OS 6 has its own set of features as well as bloatware. Hence, we leave the choice of UI on you.


The Lenovo K10 Note packs a 4,050 mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging. The Realme 5 Pro is powered by a 4,035 mAh battery supporting 20W VOOC 3.0. Lenovo and Realme both ship a fast charger in the box. 

Connectivity and Others

For connectivity, K10 Note and Realme 5 Pro use similar features like USB Type C  and 3.5mm jack. However, Realme 5 Pro supports three dedicated slots and Lenovo K10 Note uses a hybrid card slot. Other connectivity features remain the same.

Wrapping Up

As you can see the two phones offer decent features at the same price tag. Realme 5 Pro has an upper hand in some important segments such as 48MP quad camera and the latest hardware, while Lenovo phone might look good in terms of build quality to some users. You can go for either of the two phones unless you are a fan of any of these brands.


Satyendra Pal Singh

Satyendra explores the latest happenings in the tech world and writes stories about those. He likes to play around with the latest gadgets and shares his views through articles. In his free time, you can find him watching movies/TV shows and/or reading books.