Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 vs Coolpad Note 3 Comparison

Lenovo has launched its Vibe K5 Plus smartphone in the Indian market. Priced at Rs. 8,499, the device comes with metal body design and solid configuration. It will compete with the likes of Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and Coolpad Note 3 which lie in the same price range.

If you are not able to decide which smartphone you should buy, then we are here to help you. In this post, we have pitted the three phones against each other to ascertain which is better and which one should you buy. Read on to find out Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 vs Coolpad Note 3 comparison in terms of price, specifications and features.

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Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 vs Coolpad Note 3 Comparison

Device/Features Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Coolpad Note 3
Price Rs. 8,499 Rs. 9,999 / Rs. 11,999 Rs. 8,999
Display 5-inch Full HD 5.5-inch Full HD 5.5-inch HD
Resolution 1920×1080 pixels 1920×1080 pixels 1280×720 pixel
SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 MediaTek MT6753
CPU Octa-core Hexa-core Octa-core
GPU Adreno 405 Adreno 510 Mali-T720
RAM 2GB 2GB/3GB 3GB
Memory 16GB 16GB/32GB 16GB
MicroSD Yes – up to 128GB Yes – up to 32GB Yes – up to 64GB
Battery 2750mAh 4000mAh 3000mAh
Rear Camera 13 MP with LED flash, f/2.2 aperture 16 MP, dual-tone LED Flash, PDAF, f/2.2 aperture 13 MP, LED Flash
Front Camera 5 MP 5 MP 5 MP
Connectivity Dual SIM, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS Hybrid Dual SIM, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS Dual SIM, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS
OS Android 5.1 Lollipop Android Lollipop with MIUI 7 Android Lollipop with Cool UI 6.0
Fingerprint Scanner No Yes Yes
Weight 142 grams 164 grams 170 grams

Design

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 flaunts its unibody all metal design which looks premium. It comes with slightly rounded edges for better grip. The Coolpad Note 3 comes with metal frame on the sides and a plastic back cover. The Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus features metal design with removable back cover. The phone looks stunning and comes in three color options- Silver, Grey and Gold. The Vibe K5 Plus is the lightest of the lot with 142 grams of weight followed by Redmi Note 3 which weighs 164 grams. Coolpad Note 3 weighs 170 grams.

Processor & RAM

The Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 processor paired with 2GB of RAM. The Xiaomi Redmi 3 packs a hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 processor coupled with either 2GB of RAM or 3GB of RAM. The Coolpad Note 3 draws power from an octa-core MediaTek MT6753 processor paired with massive 3GB of RAM.

Display

The Vibe K5 Plus features a 5-inch full HD display with 1920×1080 pixels resolution. The Redmi Note 3 and Coolpad Note 3 pack 5.5-inch displays with full HD (1080p) and HD (720p) resolution respectively.

Camera

The Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus and Coolpad Note 3 sport a 13 mega pixel rear camera with LED flash. The Redmi Note 3 features a 16 mega pixel primary camera with dual LED flash and PDAF. All the three smartphones sport a 5 mega pixel front shooter.

Storage

The Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus and Coolpad Note 3 house 16GB of internal memory with expandable support via microSD card up to 128GB and 64GB respectively. The Redmi Note 3 comes in two variants based on RAM and storage- one with 2GB of RAM+16GB of inbuilt memory while other variant packs 3GB of RAM+32GB of internal storage. Both variants support microSD card up to 32GB via hybrid dual SIM slot.

Battery

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is the winner in this department with a  mammoth 4000mAh battery. The Coolpad Note 3 is backed up by a 3000mAh battery while Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus packs a 2750mAh battery.

Connectivity

Vibe K5 Plus and Coolpad Note 3 are dual SIM phones while Redmi Note 3 comes with a hybrid dual SIM slot such that the second slot can be used either to accommodate a microSD card or second SIM card. All three phones offer 4G LTE, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth as connectivity options.

Additional Features

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and Coolpad Note 3 feature fingerprint sensor for additional security. The Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus lacks fingerprint scanner but it features stereo speakers on the back with Dolby audio for amazing audio experience.

Price

The Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus and Coolpad Note 3 are priced at Rs. 8,499 and Rs. 8,999 respectively. The Redmi Note 3 is priced at Rs. 9,999 for 2GB RAM+16GB storage variant and Rs. 11,999 for 3GB RAM+32GB storage variant.

Verdict

All the three smartphones flaunt their impressive aesthetics and top of the line configuration. The Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus boasts of its metal body design, full HD display, stereo speakers with Dolby audio and decent camera combination. It lacks fingerprint sensor, which is justified considering that it carries the cheapest price tag in the lot. If you are looking for a device which offers premium metal build, then you can opt for either Vibe K5 Plus or Redmi Note 3. If security and battery capacity are your prime concerns and you are wanting to buy a phone with fingerprint sensor as well as large battery, then you can pick either Coolpad Note 3 or Xiaomi Note 3. Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is priced the highest and it offers better specs compared other two devices. It offers premium unibody metal design, great camera combination and massive battery along with fingerprint sensor.

Which smartphone among- Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 vs Coolpad Note 3 do you think is better? Share your views with us in the comments section below!

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