Redmi 5 Plus vs Lenovo K8 Note Complete Comparison of Mid Range Phones

Updated on 2017-12-12 by Shivam Setia

Redmi 5 plus vs lenovo k8 note comparison

Lenovo K8 Note was one of the first phones in the budget segment to host a dual camera with a powerful processor. Here we compare the Lenovo K8 Note with Redmi 5 Plus which is a recent launch from Redmi and an introduction of bezel-less display in the budget segment.

Let's take a look at Redmi 5 Plus vs Lenovo K8 Note complete detailed comparison of features, pros cons and specs.

1. Design & Display

Redmi 5 Plus comes with a beautiful 5.99 inch Full HD+ bezel-less display with an 18:9 aspect ratio and 1080p resolution, on the other hand, Lenovo K8 Plus has a Full HD display with 1080 p resolution but in 16:9 aspect ratio. So the Redmi 5 Plus has a slightly better display and looks more beautiful in looks when compared with Lenovo K8 Note.

Both the phones have metal body design and have sturdy build quality.

2. SOC/Processor Comparison

Lenovo K8 Note is powered by a very powerful processor Helio X23 which scores a massive 95000 on Antutu benchmark score compared to Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 powering the Redmi 5 Plus which scores around 65000.

So K8 Note offers a powerful performance but the processor is very efficient. In regular gaming or camera usage, the Lenovo K8 Plus tends to heat up.

3. RAM & Storage Comparison

Both Lenovo K8 Note and Redmi 5 Plus are available in two variants, 3GB/32GB and 4GB/64GB. Also, both the phones have the option to expand the storage by 128GB but Redmi 5 Plus has a hybrid slot while Lenovo K8 Note has a dedicated MicroSD card slot.

4. Software Comparison

Lenovo K8 Note runs on Stock Android 7.0 and has no bloatware installed while Redmi 5 Plus runs on MIUI 9 based on Android 7.1.2 and has bloatware application pre-installed which cannot be removed.

The performance of Lenovo K8 Note is swift compared to Redmi 5 Plus and offers a cleaner software user experience.

5. Camera Comparison

K8 Note comes with a dual rear camera with sensors of 13MP and 5MP. The effects of both the sensors are combined to offer bokeh/depth effect called as the portrait mode.  Redmi 5 Plus has a single camera setup of 12MP on the rear side. The performance of Lenovo K8 Note is better in the daylight and both the phones suffer a bit in the low light conditions.

In the front camera, K8 Note has a 13MP sensor, while Redmi 5 Plus has a 5 MP sensor. K8 Note gives a better selfie image quality compared to the Redmi 5 Plus and both the phones do not perform best in the low lighting conditions.

6. Battery & Charging Comparison

Both the phone pack a massive 4000mAH rated battery which can give up to 1.5 days of backup with normal usage. None of these handset supports fast charging and takes about 2 hours 30 minutes for a full charge.

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Features Comparison


Redmi 5 Plus Features

  • 3 GB RAM | 32 GB ROM
  • 6" Full HD+ Display 1080p
  • Rear Camera: 12MP
  • Front Camera: 5MP
  • 4000 mAh Battery
  • Best Price Rs. 8999

Lenovo K8 Note 32GB Features

  • 3 GB RAM | 32 GB ROM
  • 5.5" Full HD Display 1080p
  • Rear Camera: 13MP + 5MP Dual Camera
  • Front Camera: 13MP
  • 4000 mAh Battery
  • Best Price Rs. 7890

Pros Comparison

Redmi 5 Plus Pros

  • The 6 inch bezel-less display is sharp and bright and looks beautiful.
  • The build is premium and the blue color device looks stunning.
  • The camera performance is good in outdoor daylight conditions.
  • Excellent 2 day battery backup on a single charge with medium usage.
  • Snapdragon 625 performs well and there is no lag.

Lenovo K8 Note 32GB Pros

  • Build quality is solid and phone feels good in hand because of the curved edges
  • Helio X23 is a deca core processor and can handle heavy tasks easily
  • Dual Camera setup performs well under day light conditions
  • Battery Backup is decent. It will give 1-1.5 days backup on a single charge with normal usage
  • Dedicated MicroSD slot is provided which can increase the storage by up to 128GB

Cons Comparison

Redmi 5 Plus Cons

  • Hybrid sim slot limits the functionality as you cannot use 2 sim cards with a MicroSD.
  • Average camera performance in low light conditions.

Lenovo K8 Note 32GB Cons

  • Camera performance is average under low light conditions
  • Phone gets warm during heavy games and camera usage

Ratings Comparison

Redmi 5 Plus

Performance Rating of 5 Plus

Performance

Design Rating of Redmi 5 Plus

Design

Battery Rating of Redmi 5 Plus

Battery

Camera Rating of Redmi 5 Plus

Camera

Software Rating of 5 Plus

Software

Value For Money Rating of 5 Plus

Value For Money

Lenovo K8 Note 32GB

Performance Rating of K8 Note 32GB

Performance

Design Rating of Lenovo K8 Note 32GB

Design

Battery Rating of Lenovo K8 Note 32GB

Battery

Camera Rating of Lenovo K8 Note 32GB

Camera

Software Rating of K8 Note 32GB

Software

Value For Money Rating of K8 Note 32GB

Value For Money

Specifications Comparison



Redmi 5 Plus Lenovo K8 Note 32GB
Operating System Android 7.1.2 Android 7.0
Chipset Snapdragon 625 Helio X23
Memory(RAM) 3GB 3GB
Intenal Storage 32GB 32GB
Expandable Storage Upto 128GB MicroSD Upto 128GB MicroSD
Primary Camera 12MP 13MP + 5MP Dual Camera
Front Camera 5MP 13MP
Battery Capacity 4000mAh 4000mAh
Dual Sim Yes Yes
Screen Type LCD IPS LCD
Hybrid Sim Slot Yes No
Screen Size 5.99 5.5
Screen Resolution 18:9 Full HD+ 2160 x 1080 pixels Full HD 1080p
NFC No No
USB Type C No No
3.5mm Audio Jack Yes Yes
Fingerprint Sensor Yes Yes
4G VOLTE Yes Yes
Weight 180gm 170gm
Thickness 8mm 8.1mm

See full review of Redmi 5 Plus

See full review of Lenovo K8 Note 32GB

Conclusion

Both Redmi 5 Plus and Lenovo K8 Note offer a few similar and a few different features. K8 Note has a better camera and software experience, while Redmi 5 Plus is better is looks and is powered by an efficient processor Snapdragon 625.

K8 Plus heating issue somewhat plays down its card.

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