Lenovo Lemon 3 – similar hardware as Redmi 3 but with lower price


Lenovo proudly presents their Lenovo Lemon 3 model as a big competitor for Xiaomi Redmi 3 so could it be true? Looking at the specs I think so, because the specs looks pretty similar.

With the Lemon tag attached to it they are also hinting at lower price, because in China the Lemon devices are the budget ones. Remember for example the Lenovo Lemon K3 two years ago, which also tried to take on the Redmi models.

So what could Lemon 3 offer to the masses? 5-inch FullHD display with 441 PPI, octa-core Snapdragon 616 processor, 2 GB RAM and 16 GB storage expandable with microSD. Main camera is 13 Mpix, front selfie one 5 Mpix, 2750 mAh battery and Android 5.1. Phone is Dual-SIM and of course supports 4G.

As you can see Lenovo Lemon K3 can hold its own in the Redmi comparison so the deciding factor can be the price. You can compare the details with Redmi 3 for example here and here.

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26 Comments

  1. Assefa Hanson
    April 19, 2016

    welll i dropped my phone is soap water last night -_-

  2. realjjj
    April 19, 2016

    This launched in January and a few times more since lol

    https://www.gizchina.com/2016/01/13/lenovo-lemon-3-launch-specs/

    • Michael Shaw
      April 19, 2016

      yes, but the mass production is in end of Mar, lol

  3. Marcel
    April 19, 2016

    Smaller battery, more power consuming display. I consider it as a no.

  4. Muhammad Yasir
    April 19, 2016

    fingerprint scanner ?!

    • balcobomber25
      April 19, 2016

      Would be foolish not to have one in 2016 but judging by the images I don’t see one.

      • Raul
        April 19, 2016

        To be fair the only purpose of the fingerprint scanner I found so far is the added security of my phone if I accidentally lose it or it gets stolen it’s harder for the thief to access it without a hard reset, but other than that no real purpose in day-to-day life.

        • balcobomber25
          April 19, 2016

          After using one everyday to unlock my phone, I couldn’t go back to phones without it.

          • Raul
            April 19, 2016

            come to think about it, I am way too used to my fingerprint scanner and I would definitely miss it

            • balcobomber25
              April 19, 2016

              It is nothing more than a convenience feature (although eventually you will be able to use it to lock/unlock certain apps, and as a password for websites/Apps). But it’s a feature I have grown so accustomed to. Especially sitting at my desk, it’s just so easy to swipe my thumb and never have to pick up my phone.

            • Raul
              April 20, 2016

              I have on the back my sensor, but even so its more convenient and more secure way get in the phone.

            • Muhammad Yasir
              April 22, 2016

              lol , Mourinho finally being nice for once :p !

      • Muhammad Yasir
        April 20, 2016

        damn

    • AbdulB1
      April 20, 2016

      better buy xiaolajiao note 3 then.

  5. Marco Lancaster
    April 19, 2016

    Just tries one these days, its being sold here as Lenovo K5.

  6. April 19, 2016

    How is this the same hardware with Redmi Note 3? Isnt this the same Snapdragon 616 thats been said to overheat a lot and also slower than the Helio X10?

    Prrr!! Not one bit interested.

    • balcobomber25
      April 19, 2016

      It’s a competitor to the Redmi 3 not the Redmi Note 3. The Redmi 3 has the same SD616.

    • Dante
      April 19, 2016

      snapdragon 616 is the fixed version of the 615 which doesnt overheat at all … Its a good price considering its international availability … comparing to xiaomi’s china base… A lot of people will be interested and i most likely think youll edit your comment so it doesn’t reek of stupidity

      • MattD
        April 19, 2016

        Asking when you’re confused about something it’s not “stupidity” by any mean: even if we pretend otherwise, many of us here don’t know everything :-/

      • mf1gt3r
        April 19, 2016

        That aint nice. No need going that far.

        • Dante
          April 23, 2016

          ? 616 is an ok chipset and you cant deny that …. Mediatek fanboys be like crazy these days

      • xxx
        April 20, 2016

        U r prefectly right. Stupidity is spreading all around. I have Lenovo Vibe P1 on 615. No overheating at all. My wife has Redmi 3 on 616. No sigh of overheating and the battery endurance is crazy: over 4 days of moderate usage

    • Karly Johnston
      April 19, 2016

      Redmi 3, not Redmi Note 3.

  7. Michael Shaw
    April 19, 2016

    what about the lenovo k5? anyone can give me a analysis?

  8. April 20, 2016

    The Redmi 3 has a very big battery. I would gladly pay more money for it than for the Lemon 3.

  9. AbdulB1
    April 20, 2016

    ok not bad. but I have bad experience with lenovo. my k3 note lcd’s digitizer has started giving problems. so I want to avoid lenovo.