Since 2015, Lenovo and Xiaomi were engaged in Low end smartphones specially between 8000 and 10000 INR. Hope you still recall, Note 4G and K3 Note from Lenovo.
Lenovo made its first impression with K3 Note and never looked back in E-commerce business. Now, both the companies again launched two same Mobiles, Redmi 3 and Lemon 3.
Let’s have a close look at both the smartphones, and see who wins.
Display and design – Lenovo Lemon 3 wins here
Xiaomi Redmi 3 is made of all-metal uni-body and sports a 5″ HD (1280 x 720p) ~ 294ppi.
Lenovo Lemon 3 also boasts an all-metal body with the same 5-inch display. But Lenovo beats Xiaomi in terms of screen resolution, packing 1920 x 1080 pixels with 441ppi.
Redmi 3 measures at 8.5mm thick and weighs 144 grams, while Lemon 3 is 7.99mm thick and weighs 142 grams.
Here Lenovo wins the game clearly as it got FHD Display.
Rear Camera – Same, some how i feel Redmi 3 is better
Xiaomi Redmi 3 sports a 13-megapixel primary camera with LED flash with f/2.0 aperture, PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus), and it has a 0.1-second focusing speed.
Lenovo Lemon 3 also sports same camera specs with 13MP rear camera with LED Flash. Rest of camera specs are not revealed.
At the moment Xiaomi seems to have an upper edge, but before giving any verdict it’s better to wait for Lenovo specs.
Selfie Camera – Same
Both phones have 5-megapixel front-snappers for selfies. Xiaomi’s budget smartphone has a f/2.2 aperture, face-recognition feature, and 36 intelligent self-portrait selfie styles.
Xiaomi has specified the details of the Redmi 3 camera, which says a lot about the quality it can deliver.
I think here it’s better to wait for Lenovo to reveal full specs.
Performance – Same
Xiaomi Redmi 3 and Lenovo Lemon 3 are powered by the same octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 processor paired with 2GB RAM and Adreno 405 GPU. Both phones have 16GB in-built storage with microSD card support.
Software and UI – Same
Lenovo Lemon 3 and Xiaomi Redmi 3 run Android Lollipop OS, but Xiaomi uses its MIUI 7 on top of the base OS while Lenovo uses Vibe 2.0. Both support dual SIM cards, 4G LTE and other standard connectivity options.
UX is a personal choice. I always prefer Vibe 2.0 over MIUI. This could be a biased decision, So we are keeping both smartphones at same platform.
Though on GSM Arena, lot of users are rating MIUI on higher side.
Battery – Xiaomi is a clear winner
Xiaomi Redmi 3’s biggest USP is the battery, which is 4,100mAh, while Lenovo Lemon 3 is powered by a 2750mAh battery.
Xiaomi clearly outperforms Lenovo Lemon 3 in this department.
Price – Same
Lenovo Lemon 3 is available online for ¥699 (around $107/€98/Rs 7,143), which is same as Xiaomi Redmi 3.
Though price and specs are same, except Lenovo got battery, but lost out on battery. I still feel, Touch and camera should be better in Xiaomi. Though, it’s too early to predict.