Redmi Y1 vs Lenovo K8 Plus Complete Comparison of Budget Phones

Updated on 2017-11-23 by Geetansh Arora

Redmi Y1 and Lenovo K8 Plus Comparison

Redmi Y1 was launched recently by Xiaomi in India as a selfie-focused smartphone. The USP of the Redmi Y1 is the 16MP front camera with flash. Other than the front camera, the internals is similar to Redmi 4 with 3GB RAM, 32GB Storage and Snapdragon 435 chipset. The display is 720p 5.5 inches so nothing special about it. You can think of Y1 as a Redmi 4 with a bigger display, better front camera and smaller battery.

On the other hand, Lenovo K8 Plus is the smaller version of Lenovo K8 Note. Lenovo K8 Plus has a 5.2 inch Full HD Display with a big battery and dual camera on the back. Inside you will find 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. K8 Plus also has Dolby Atmos which you will love if you like to listen to music on your phone. Lenovo K8 Plus also has a decent front camera with flash. Overall, K8 Plus is a really good device.

Let's take a look at the comparison of Redmi Y1 and Lenovo K8 Plus.

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Features Comparison

Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Features

  • 3 GB RAM | 32 GB ROM
  • 5.5" HD Display 720p
  • Rear Camera: 13MP
  • Front Camera: 16MP
  • 3080 mAh Battery
  • Best Price Rs. 8999

Lenovo K8 Plus Features

  • 3 GB RAM | 32 GB ROM
  • 5.2" Full HD Display 1080p
  • Rear Camera: 13MP + 5MP Dual Camera
  • Front Camera: 8MP
  • 4000 mAh Battery
  • Best Price Rs. 9238

Pros Comparison

Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Pros

  • Build quality is good. The device feels good while holding and the 2.5D glass on front looks great.
  • Front camera has a 16MP resolution and can take some nice selfie shots.
  • There is a dedicated MicroSD slot to expand storage by up to 256GB.
  • Gaming had no noticeable lags even with high end games.

Lenovo K8 Plus Pros

  • Build quality is solid and phone feels good in hand because of the curved edges
  • Helio P25 processor performs well and there are no issues with multitasking
  • Dual Camera setup performs well under day light conditions. Front flash is also provided.
  • Battery Backup is good. It will last for 1.5 days or so on a single charge.
  • Dedicated MicroSD slot is provided which can increase the storage by up to 128GB

Cons Comparison

Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Cons

  • Display resolution is only 720p.

Lenovo K8 Plus Cons

  • Camera performance is average under low light conditions

Ratings Comparison

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Specifications Comparison

Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Lenovo K8 Plus
Operating System Android 7.1.2 Android 7.1
Chipset Snapdragon 435 Helio P25
Memory(RAM) 3GB 3GB
Intenal Storage 32GB 32GB
Expandable Storage Upto 256GB MicroSD Upto 128GB MicroSD
Primary Camera 13MP 13MP + 5MP Dual Camera
Front Camera 16MP 8MP
Battery Capacity 3080mAh 4000mAh
Dual Sim Yes Yes
Hybrid Sim Slot No No
Screen Size 5.5 5.2
Screen Resolution HD 720p Full HD 1080p
USB Type C No No
3.5mm Audio Jack Yes Yes
Fingerprint Sensor Yes Yes
4G VOLTE Yes Yes
Weight 153gm 155gm
Thickness 7.7mm 8.1mm

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So this was the comparison of Redmi Y1 and Lenovo K8 Plus. We hope it was helpful for our users. If you are still confused then we will help you out. If your priority is selfies then go for Redmi Y1 and if you like an overall balanced device with a decent camera, great battery, good sound output and stock android then go for Lenovo K8 Plus.

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