Comparison: Lenovo Lemon 3 vs Xiaomi Redmi 3
Lenovo has announced today the Lemon 3 smartphone in China. It packs a 5-inch display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 octa-core CPU, and 2GB RAM. If that sounds familiar, that is because there’s another recently-announced smartphone that carries a similar configuration – the Xiaomi Redmi 3. So for this article, we’re going to compare the two to see which one looks better on paper.
|Lenovo Lemon 3||Xiaomi Redmi 3|
|5-inch Full HD IPS display||5-inch HD IPS display|
|1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 octa-core CPU||1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 octa-core CPU|
|Adreno 405 GPU||Adreno 405 GPU|
|2GB RAM||2GB RAM|
|16GB internal storage||16GB internal storage|
|microSD card support||up to 128GB via microSD (uses SIM 2 slot)|
|13MP AF rear camera w/ LED flash||13MP Phase-Detect AF rear camera w/ LED flash|
|5MP front camera||5MP front camera|
|4G LTE. 3G||4G LTE. 3G|
|WiFi||WiFi 802.11 b/g/n|
|GPS, A-GPS||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS|
|2,750mAh battery||4,100mAh battery|
|Android 5.1 Lollipop||MIUI 7 (Android Lollipop)|
|142 x 71 x 7.99mm||139.3 x 69.4 x 8.5mm|
|RMB 699||RMB 699|
To start with, both smartphones have dual-SIM support with LTE, have the same CPU, RAM, and internal storage, They also have the same display size at 5 inches, however, the Lenovo Lemon 3 wins when it comes to resolution with Full HD versus Xiaomi Redmi 3’s HD.
Both smartphones have 13-megapixel and 5-megapixel cameras. The Redmi 3 though has Phase-Detect Autofocus. The Lemon 3 might just have regular autofocus. But when it comes to audio the Lemon 3’s is powered by Dolby with Maxx Audio.
The battery is another big difference. Lenovo opted for a 2,750mAh on the Lemon 3 which can be considered below average in today’s standards. The Redmi 3, on the other hand, has a commendable 4,100mAh.
As for the build, the Lemon 3 and Redmi 3 sport metal bodies with the Lemon 3 being thinner and lighter which is understandable considering it has a smaller battery.
The Lenovo Lemon 3 and Xiaomi Redmi 3 are priced at RMB 699 or around Php5,000 when converted. No word yet on local availability.