Xiaomi Redmi 3 versus Lenovo Lemon 3: who wins?


Xiaomi versus Lenovo: who done it best?


The new year brings about new mobile world wars and new devices to choose from. As we step into 2016, new flagships start to sprout and new companies choose to become rivals. One such case is the Xiaomi-Lenovo “dispute”, where the two Chinese manufacturers are trying to dethrone each other with new and affordable devices.




The first to launch a device was Xiaomi, who released the Redmi 3 at the beginning of the week. It is one of the sub-$150 devices but it looks much better than that. It has a metal body and a patterned diamond finish at the back. It is already available in China at the price of $106 and it does not have a fingerprint scanner, like many of the other Xiaomi devices.


Xiaomi Redmi 3 specs:


  • 5-inch 720p display
  • Snapdragon 616 SoC
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 16GB of storage plus microSD slot
  • 13MP rear camera with f/2.0 lens and phase detection auto-focus
  • 5MP front camera
  • LTE connectivity
  • 4100 mAh battery with fast charging
  • MIUI 7.


The other side brings us Lenovo Lemon 3, a competitive device with a similar price. For roughly $105, you will be getting a similar device with a different finish. Lemon 3 looks just a tide bit like an iPhone, but only if you squint your eyes enough. Almost same specs tho.


Lenovo Lemon 3 specs:


  • 5-inch full HD display
  • Snapdragon 616 SoC
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 16GB of storage
  • 13MP rear camera
  • 5MP frontal camera
  • LTE connectivity
  • 2750 mAh battery.

While Xiaomi’s device has a massive battery, Lenovo’s offering brings a Full HD display. You would have to choose what you need or want most out of your smartphone. There is no news regarding the launch of these devices outside of China at the moment, but it would be interesting to see if they do get released globally and what their impact would be on the mid-to-low range of the market.


Source: Lenovo China, AndroidCentral


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