Lenovo has been launching impressive smartphones and has also been successful in targeting the mid-range category users by offering the smartphones at affordable prices. Lenovo launched the Lenovo K3 Note back in June 2015 and is one of the most popular handset sold by the brand to date in India. Recently, the company also launched the successor of the smartphone called as Lenovo K4 Note in India with huge upgrades over its predecessor. With the increasing competition from the rival brands, Lenovo has today launched yet another affordable smartphone with a premium build and powerful specifications in China called as Lenovo K5 Note.
Lenovo K5 Note is the smartphone offering premium build combined with impressive specifications, but how does it compare with the Lenovo K4 Note & Lenovo K3 Note? Let’s check out below-
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Design & Display
The Lenovo K3 Note comes with a complete plastic build and sports a very simple design. On the other hand, the K4 Note is slightly better designed smartphone with a metal frame around the sides and curved edges, but it is still not so inspiring as the front and back of the device are still plastic. The Lenovo K5 Note is the richest looking among all the three devices as it sports an all-metal unibody design giving it a premium feel.
All the three smartphones flaunt a 5.5-inch (1080×1920 pixels) full-HD IPS display and offer a pixel density of 401ppi. While there is no additional protection for the screen of the K3 Note, the Lenovo K4 Note and K5 Note comes with Corning Gorilla Glass protection laid on top of it.
Processor & Performance
All the three smartphones come powered by MediaTek Chipsets. The Lenovo K3 Note packs a 64-bit MediaTek MT6752 1.5GHz octa-core processor with 2GB of RAM while the Lenovo K4 Note features slightly better MediaTek MT6753 octa-core processor clocked at 1.3GHz and is also paired with 3GB of RAM for lag free performance. As far as, the performance is concerned the Lenovo K5 Note with the much improved Helio P10 octa-core SoC delivers the best performance and is the sure shot winner in our opinion.
On paper, all the three smartphones sport a 13MP primary camera with dual LED flash. Coming to the performance, the Lenovo K4 Note and K5 Note comes with a much better camera with f/2.2 aperture and PDAF support that can focus on an image in just 0.1 seconds. Talking about the selfies, the Lenovo K5 Note has an upper hand with 8MP front snapper when compared to the 5MP shooters seen on the K3 Note and K4 Note devices.
Regarding the smartphone innovations the Lenovo K4 Note and K5 Note are way ahead when compared to the earlier launched K3 Note. Both the K4 Note and K5 Note smartphones features a fingerprint sensor placed on the back for enhanced security on the device. The Lenovo K4 Note also includes TheatreMax technology powered by Lenovo VR headset that provides users with a virtual large screen cinematic experience. The K5 Note features 1.5w speakers with Hi-Fi audio technology to offer quality sound experience and also comes with VoLTE support.
Pricing and Availability
The price of the Lenovo K3 Note is Rs. 9,999 and is available for purchase in India online via Flipkart. The recently launched Lenovo K4 Note costs Rs. 11,999 and unlike K3 Note is available for purchase exclusively via Amazon in India. The Lenovo K5 Note, which is launched today, is currently available only in China and is priced at 1,099 Yuan (approx $167/Rs. 11,320). The company is yet to reveal the availability details of the Lenovo K5 Note smartphone for other markets.