Lenovo K5 Note vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 3: Spot the difference


Xiaomi Redmi Note 3

Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 3 is a mighty fine phone for the money, but it seems as though buyers (in China at least) are going to be spoilt for choices as Lenovo preps a similar phone.

Calling the upcoming K5 Note that just leaked online ‘similar’ to the Redmi Note 3 would be an understatement. In more ways than one, the K5 Note is a clone of the Redmi Note 3. When the phone does see a launch, it won’t be the first time that Lenovo would be launching a clone.

For the record, Lenovo are also working on the release of a clone of the recently-launched Redmi 3.

Nonetheless, let’s take a look at how the Redmi Note 3 and the Lenovo K5 Note differ. Regardless of how small the differences be…

Xiaomi Redmi Note vs Lenovo K5 Note

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Rear of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3

Let’s start with the specifications. First, the Redmi Note 3… here’s what it comes with:

  • 5.5-inch 1920 x 1080p FHD display
  • 2GHz octa-core processor
  • 2GB/3GB RAM
  • 16GB/32GB ROM, non-expandable
  • 13 mega-pixel PDAF rear camera
  • 5 mega-pixel front facing camera
  • 4000mAh battery

lenovo k5 note

Rear of the Lenovo K5 Note

And now, let’s take a look at the specs of the K5 Note:

  • 5.5-inch 1920 x 1080p FHD display
  • 1.8GHz octa-core processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB ROM, expandable
  • 13 mega-pixel rear camera
  • 8 mega-pixel front facing camera
  • 3500mAh battery

The Redmi Note 3 does look like the more powerful phone on paper with a higher clocked CPU, more RAM (there could be a 3GB version of the K5 Note too, but there’s no info around it yet), and a larger capacity battery.

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What the spec table doesn’t tell you is how blatant Lenovo have been in copying the Redmi Note 3 design, and which is something you can make out from the pictures above. The K5 Note has the same:

  • camera placement
  • fingerprint sensor placement
  • speaker placement
  • cuts along the chassis

That said, it could be the 2GB RAM version of the Redmi Note 3 that the K5 Note could challenge with perhaps a cheaper price.

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40 Comments

  1. fido futte
    January 13, 2016

    Why not make an new Star Wars movie ” The Imperial Galaxy Clone-Wars ” based on experience from the Phone market wars

  2. Levi Smith
    January 13, 2016

    Spot the differences:
    1. Noise canceling microphone is placed above the camera.
    2. Camera is directly in the middle of the joint of the metal and plastic top area.
    3. Speaker grill is moved down to the bottom plastic part.
    4. Logos are different.

    Oh, wait this isn’t my daily newspaper…

    • Muhammad Yasir
      January 13, 2016

      lol

  3. Jay
    January 13, 2016

    If at all, Xiaomi should be pronounced guilty for copying Apple since they ever came into being!

    • balcobomber25
      January 13, 2016

      And Apple should be pronounced guilty for copying HTC for the Iphone 6 and Android nearly every single year. It is a copy cat business.

      • Muhammad Yasir
        January 13, 2016

        its a mad mad world …. i guess

      • Tajwar
        January 13, 2016

        At least they copied some of the good stuff I’d say…

      • Nam
        January 14, 2016

        If you mean Apple copying Android, a lot of features Android has implemented were already developed in Jailbreak App Store for Apple.

        • balcobomber25
          January 14, 2016

          I mean everyone copies everyone. Android has copied from Apple, Apple has copied from Android. Samsung has copied from Apple, Apple has copied from Samsung. It is industry wide and no one is innocent in it all.

          Apple fanboys like to think Apple is the most original company and Steve Jobbs was the greatest inventor. Steve Jobbs took other people’s ideas and made them a reality, he was an amazing innovator but he invented very little.

  4. Adam Irvine
    January 13, 2016

    So what? Lenovo have put expandable memory in it, win win!

    • Muhammad Yasir
      January 13, 2016

      @api182:disqus , i could NOT AGREE with u anymore !
      i was seriously looking at the note 3 before its specs were made official … and the lack of SD card slot was a MAJOR let down !

  5. realjjj
    January 13, 2016

    Dial down the Xiaomi fanboysm, it’s not like Xiaomi created this look.

  6. Danny H.
    January 13, 2016

    I remember when the Redmi Note 3 was first announced, a certain some people claimed it to be a rip off of the Meizu MX5! Common, there’s only so many way you can make a metal phone!

    • balcobomber25
      January 13, 2016

      Exactly. Nearly all metal phones look like an evolution of and HTC or Oppo.

  7. Pol Pastrello
    January 13, 2016

    2GHz octa-core processor vs 1.8GHz octa-core processor?
    4000mAh battery vs 3500mAh battery?
    Clone? No it is the bad copy!
    Worst characteristics at higer price … thanks Lenovo!

    • Muhammad Yasir
      January 13, 2016

      higher price still not confirmed

      • Pol Pastrello
        January 13, 2016

        I confirm the higer price; you will see next weeks! 😉

        • Muhammad Yasir
          January 13, 2016

          lets see

          • Pol Pastrello
            January 13, 2016

            Lenovo smartphones are worst than other competitors brands. Only the Lenovo’s fans can buy this smartphone. 😉

            • Muhammad Yasir
              January 14, 2016

              wow , easy there buddy…
              lets at least wait for a review from our honest Joes … namely Yash and Andi

            • Pol Pastrello
              January 14, 2016
            • Muhammad Yasir
              January 15, 2016

              ok fine , you made your point … the k5 is losing out to an OLDER redmi note 2 in VIRTUAL SIMULATIONS … always a chance for errors and nothing is ever truer than real time benchmarks.

              so wait for that 🙂

            • Pol Pastrello
              January 15, 2016

              Do you prefer the RedMi Note 3 with lower cpu clock? Are you honest? 🙂
              Only your benchmarks are true?

  8. dutchgio
    January 13, 2016

    Doesn’t the Lenovo have NFC? I though there marketing mentioned that on Towtter before the anouncement.
    If not, I don’t see a reason to buy this over the Xiaomi.

    • Pol Pastrello
      January 13, 2016

      Lenovo note K5 don’t have the NFC, the note K4 yes, but worst SoC!
      The Lenovo smartphones, K4 and K5, don’t have the IR blaster, Xiaomi and LeTV yes.
      Me too I don’t see a reason to buy Lenovo smatphones over the Xiaomi.

  9. balcobomber25
    January 13, 2016

    Looks different enough to me. There is only so much you can do with metal, all of them end up looking like something else already on the market.

  10. Frederick Micallef
    January 13, 2016

    can’t stand the 4G logo on the back of the Lenovo, looks really tacky

    • Muhammad Yasir
      January 13, 2016

      ilikeit

  11. Begbie
    January 13, 2016

    What about 4G bands? I would instantly buy a redmi note 3/meizu metal with B20 for the right price 😀

  12. yalok
    January 13, 2016

    The plastic bits on the back look uglier on the K5. I wonder what is the mysterious
    1.8GHz octa-core processor ?

  13. inquirercet
    January 19, 2016

    I bought the redmi note 3 from china. I got all the Google’s apps installed but for some reason I can’t sync my contacts.