Comparison: Lenovo Lemon 3 vs Xiaomi Redmi 3

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.

lemon 3 vs redmi 3

Lenovo Lemon 3Xiaomi Redmi 3
5-inch Full HD IPS display5-inch HD IPS display
1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 octa-core CPU1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 octa-core CPU
Adreno 405 GPUAdreno 405 GPU
16GB internal storage16GB internal storage
microSD card supportup to 128GB via microSD (uses SIM 2 slot)
13MP AF rear camera w/ LED flash13MP Phase-Detect AF rear camera w/ LED flash
5MP front camera5MP front camera
4G LTE. 3G4G LTE. 3G
WiFiWiFi 802.11 b/g/n
BluetoothBluetooth 4.0
2,750mAh battery4,100mAh battery
Android 5.1 LollipopMIUI 7 (Android Lollipop)
142 x 71 x 7.99mm139.3 x 69.4 x 8.5mm
RMB 699RMB 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.

This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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11 Responses

  1. Humble says:

    4100 FTW!

  2. Syntax says:

    Lenovo has a high chance of bringing their phone here in PH. Xiaomi, well, good luck making them bring new products here. Their FB page is dead since November.

  3. I think the better choice is Xiami since it’s only HD and that big battery size means it will really last for a day! I’ve seen the vividness of Full HD Screens but I don’t think it really is a necessity specially in this price range. I do however know that Xiaomi’s phone made the SIM2 and the Micro SD slot the same so with that in mind, I’d just buy a flash drive with micro USB as expandable storage and use more of the free Cloud storage apps like box o Google Drive (BOx 10gb + Google Drive 15 GB)

  4. redmi looks classy and the 4100mah batt is a big factor. FHD will just consume more battery juice. Got a word from a grey market seller, redmi 3 will land here at around Php 8k.

  5. jenie says:

    That “Lemon” name though. haha

  6. NotaSheep says:

    Lenovo’s phones are lemons :D

  7. wired_boy says:

    i don’t think i’ll ever buy a lenovo phone again… even if it’ll be lemons or oranges.

  8. Jer says:

    Hope redmi3 will land here ASAP

  9. Dan says:

    Quality build I go for xiaomi!!

  10. Bulbolizer says:

    Lenovo is sooooo desperate to compete with xiaomi. They are just another manufacturer who overprices their products just like apple, samsung and huawei. Xiaomi will kill them all.

  11. Will Yes I. Do says:

    grabe si will

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