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Xiaomi has relished enough success in the Indian market with its Redmi lineup of smartphones. The company has launched the Redmi 3s Prime in the country at Rs. 8,999 recently to strengthen its foothold in the budget segment.
The Redmi 3s Prime comes with premium features including 4G LTE, fingerprint scanner and 3GB RAM at a super affordable price tag.
Another smartphone that is priced in the same range is the Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus that also comes with 4G connectivity and decent specs. Priced at Rs. 8,499, Vibe K5 Plus may force many to give a second thought to their buying decision before purchasing Xiaomi Redmi 3s Prime. To solve the confusion, GizBot has come up with the simplified comparison for those who wish to see the positive and negative aspects of both the smartphones.
Take a look at it below.
Both phones have a metallic build
Both the smartphones - Xiaomi Redmi 3s Prime and Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus are metallic and premium in look and feel. Moreover, both have rounded edges that complement the metallic build.
Both have same 5-inch screen size, but Lenovo wins with FHD 1080p
Though both the smartphones feature a 5-inch IPS display, the one on the Xiaomi phone is a HD 720p panel whereas the one on the Vibe K5 Plus packs more pixels with a FHD 1080p screen resolution.
Xiaomi Redmi 3s scores over processing power with Octa-core CPU
Xiaomi Redmi 3s Prime employs a Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor coupled with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of expandable storage space. Going by the comparison, the Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus is powered by a Snapdragon 616 octa-core processor that is teamed up with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage capacity. However, there is a micro SD card slot on both the devices that facilitates up to 128 GB of expandable memory.
13MP/5MP Camera on both, but Xiaomi has an upper hand with better aperture
When it comes to camera, the Redmi 3s Prime and Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus flaunt a 13 MP rear camera with LED flash and a 5 MP front-facing shooter with FHD video recording. The difference is that the Redmi 3s Prime is better with PDAF f/2.2 aperture, and HDR and HHT modes.
Xiaomi wins again! Redmi 3S Prime Comes with Android Marshmallow
Lenovo runs on Android Lollipop wrapped the Vibe UI. On the other hand, the Redmi 3s Prime is fueled by Android Marshmallow topped with MIUI 7. It will get the MIUI 8 update too giving it better features.
Xiaomi Redmi 3s Prime is convincing with 4,100 mAh battery
The Redmi 3s Prime is given a massive 4,100 mAh battery that is capacious enough for a long lasting backup. Whereas, the Lenovo offering packs just a mediocre 2,750 mAh battery that is average.
You’ll get a Fingerprint scanner on the Xiaomi device
If you want to have a fingerprint scanner, you need to choose the Redmi 3s Prime as it includes one making it secure. On the other hand, the Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus lacks such a scanner that is sought after by buyers these days.
4G comes on both
Both smartphones arrive with 4G LTE connectivity that lets users connect to the internet quickly. There are other common connectivity features as well in these devices.
Final Verdict – Xiaomi Wins!
While there is not much difference in the pricing of the Xiaomi Redmi 3s Prime and Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus. However, based on specs comparison, Xiaomi phones is a better buy than the Lenovo offering. Meanwhile, if you're looking for a crisper screen display, you can opt of Lenovo smartphone.