Recently, we talked about Xiaomi Redmi 3 which was a good bet around 200 and 300 €. If you think that Xiaomi Redmi 3 was a cheap terminal with the most suitable features, think again. It seemed difficult that anyone could approach what the Redmi 3 has achieved, since there was no known precedent something. But the surprise is that Lenovo has done this within 48 hours after the release of Redmi 3. Thus, in this way they have challenged Xiaomi manufacturers. This time it is a low-end phone of Lenovo called Lenovo Lemon 3, which is similar to the Redmi 3 but a way more cheaper.
Why Lenovo Lemon 3 is the first low-end phone with standard?
To answer this, think about the current condition of the low-end terminals. These phones are poorly equipped with the lowest grade hardware and design. Spending a few dollars or euros does not mean that whether the product will satisfy the user or not. The most of the manufacturers doesn’t care about the user experience and goes on producing low-end phones. The common problems we face about this low specs devices are numerous. Among them is the message “Not enough storage space”, and that the smartphones with 4 and 8GB of storage have been known to cause headaches when installing a new application or simply updateing the current one. Other is the insufficient amount of RAM causing some serious freezing of the OS and applications.
When we talk about Lenovo, the company take care of their customers. They provide something more than a low-end smartphone at the most valid price. Such is the case with Lenovo Lemon 3. A terminal which matches the specs of Redmi Note 3 but with half of the price. The best part is the intregation of Full-HD screen and the 2 GB RAM which are not present in most of phones in this category.
Technical Specifications of Lenovo Lemon 3
|Screen Size||5 inches|
|Resolution||Full-HD (1920 x 1080)|
|Pixel Density||440 ppi|
|Processor||Snapdragon 616, octa core 1.5GHz|
|Storage||16 GB with MicroSD support|
|Operating System||Android Lollipop 5.1 (Lollipop)|
|Camera||Front: 5 Megapixels
Back: 13 MP with LED flash
|SIM||Dual-SIM with 4G support|
Many low-tier phones comes but few are able to make an impact in the market. Those are the phones which competes with the mid-specs terminals but at the price of the low-specs phones. The same applies with the Lenovo Lemon 3. A cost effective phone having a performance and hardware of a mid-tier phone. The hardware includes a huge 2 GB RAM, a Snapdragon 616 SoC (Quad Core and 64 bit), 13 MP Sony Camera and a Full HD display with a density of over 440 dots per inch, figures available in very few phones.
Other features of this phone are an internal memory of 16 GB with Micro SD slot, Android 5.1, Dual SIM, 4G, metal body and a battery of 2750 mAh.
Lenovo Lemon 3 Vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
When compared with the Xiaomi Redmi 3, the competition is pretty tied and that the Lemon Lenovo shares with him three materials, processor, RAM, storage and resolution of the cameras , however there are some differences. First the Lenovo Lemon 3 features a full HD panel, while the Redmi 3 will feature an HD. On the other hand Xiaomi has a camera with ultra fast approach and a much higher capacity battery, which will be accentuated further with the screen resolution.
|Model||Lemon 3||Redmi 3|
|Screen||5 inches, Full HD display||5 inches, HD|
|Battery||2750 mAh||4100 mAh|
|Camera||Rear: 13 MP with LED flash|
Front: 5 MP
|Rear:13 MP primary camera with f/2.0 aperture and 0.1 second Phase Detection Auto-Focus (PDAF)
Front: 5 MP camera with f/2.2 aperture
Both devices will sell for 699 yuan (RMB) (about 100 €) . The final verdict is that both Lenovo Lemon 3 and the Redmi 3 are similar phones that give a blow on the table and are postulated as the best alternative for low-end 2016.