China-based manufacturer MEIZU recently announced its formal launch in India, and introduced the MX5 in the country. It is a high-end Android phablet with an excellent design, and is a future ready device with support for Indian 4G LTE bands. The phone will be competing against the likes of the budget phablets from the domestic vendors and from other Chinese manufacturers. Lenovo is one of the biggest rival of MEIZU in China. Lenovo has a strong foothold in India with its budget A series of 4G LTE phones. The brand’s latest 4G-enabled budget phablet, the Lenovo K3 Note looks like a decent rival to the MEIZU MX5.
The Lenovo K3 Note and MEIZU MX5 offer almost similar features. So if you are planning to buy any of these smartphones, let’s compare their specifications to find out how they hold against each other on the table.
MEIZU MX5 vs Lenovo K3 Note: comparison of Android phablets from China
To keep the cost down, the Lenovo K3 Note offers a plastic body, which measures 8mm around the waist and weighs 150 grams. The phone has narrow side display bezels, but its top and bottom bezels are a tad thick. The MEIZU MX5 looks a lot premium than the K3 Note as it offers a metal body with quite a sleek waistline of 7.6mm. The device has a high screen to body ratio with ultra-slim bezels on the sides. Overall, the MEIZU MX5 looks much feels and looks much better than the K3 Note. In addition, the MX5 comes with mTouch button with an integrated fingerprint sensor.
Display and OS
The MEIZU MX5 and Lenovo K3 Note, both smartphones sport large 5.5-inch full HD displays with pixel densities of 401 ppi. The K3 Note uses an IPS LCD screen panel, while the MX5 is equipped with an AMOLED display, which offers better colour production. Software-wise, the MX5 and K3 Note, both run Android Lollipop with their respective brand’s custom user interfaces on top. Overall, there’s hardly any difference between these phones in this segment.
The Lenovo K3 Note is powered by a 64-bit octa-core 1.7GHz MediaTek MT6752 processor, coupled with 2GB of RAM and a Mali T760 MP2 graphics processor. The device offers 16GB of inbuilt storage, which can be further increased up to 32GB via a microSD card. The MEIZU MX5 on the other hand is backed by a more powerful 2.2GHz octa-core MediaTekHelio X10 Turbo chipset, which is further supported by 3GB of RAM and a PowerVR G6200 GPU. The phone is being offered in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB non-expandable internal memory variants. So in terms of configuration, the MX5 is clearly a winner over the K3 Note.
The Lenovo K3 Note sports a 13MP AF rear camera with a dual-LED flash and full HD video recording. The MEIZU MX5 on the other hand is equipped with a much better 20.7MP rear snapper with a dual-colour LED flash, 4K video recording support, and laser autofocus. For selfies, both offer 5MP front-facing shooters. So the MX5 will certainly attract the shutter-bugs.
Connectivity and Battery
In terms of connectivity, the MEIZU MX5 and Lenovo K3 Note, both come with support for India’s 4G LTE bands, and offer dual-SIM slots, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS. The K3 Note is fuelled by a 3,000mAh battery, which offers 36 hours of talk time. The MEIZU MX5 on the other hand is backed by a bigger 3,150mAh battery. The phone also comes with mCharge fast-charge technology, which as per the brand allows it to charge up to 50 percent under just 30 minutes. So connectivity-wise, they both offer similar specs, but when it comes to battery, the MX5 is certainly a better offering.
The Lenovo K3 Note is an excellent 4G LTE-enabled Android phablet at Rs 9,999. The phone offers a large full HD display, decent camera specifications, a powerful processor, decent internal memory, and offers Dolby ATMOS sound for a rich audio experience. The MEIZU MX5 on the other hand is a more premium offering with a more powerful processor, better camera features, fingerprint sensors, and a bigger battery than the K3 Note. However, the MEIZU MX5 is expected to be priced a lot higher than the K3 Note for around Rs 24,900. So which one has caught your attention? Or you have any other device in your mind? Share with all in the comments below.