Lenovo K4 Note vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 vs Meizu m1 Metal: specs comparison


While CES 2016 is in full swing, a quiet launch by Lenovo brought the K4 Note to the world. The Lenovo K4 Note is a 5.5-inch phablet that is the successor to the K3 Note, a device known for the value it brings for an extremely low budget. The K4 Note, as the successor, shares the same DNA of affordability, but adds a focus on sound quality with powerful dual front-firing speakers. And while the Lenovo K4 Note might never make it to Western shores, it could still shape up to be an important device on a global scene hungry for affordable devices.

So in that context, how does it compare against two of its biggest rivals: the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and Meizu m1 Metal? We take a look at the specs one by one to find the similarities and make out the differences.

First, though, let's talk about design as the K4 Note seems to put the focus on speaker quality rather than looks per se. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and Meizu m1 Metal won their popularity largely because of their offer of an affordable device with a metal build in a world of plastic devices. The K4 Note obviously is not on the same level.

The other signature feature of the Redmi and the Meizu is the fact that they both include fingerprint scanners for better security. The Lenovo K4 Note matches them on this aspect with a finger reader of its own, located on the back of the phone.

The rest is all about experience, but a run-down the specs will help you make up your minds better and that's what we give you right below.

Display

Size

5.5 inches
5.5 inches
5.5 inches

Technology

LCD
IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

73.64 %
73.15 %
70.98 %

Peak brightness

450 cd/m2 (nit)
 
 

Features

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip

MediaTek Helio X10 MT6795
MediaTek Helio X10 MT6795
MediaTek MT6753

Processor

Octa-core, 2000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Octa-core, 2000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Octa-core, 1500 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit

GPU

PowerVR G6200
PowerVR G6200
Mali-T720 MP3

RAM

2GB LPDDR3
3GB LPDDR3
3GB LPDDR3

Internal storage

32GB
32GB
16GB

OS

Android, Meizu Flyme UI
Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop), Xiaomi MI UI
Android (5.1 Lollipop)

Battery

Capacity

3140 mAh
4000 mAh
3300 mAh

Talk time

 
 
22.00 hours
the average is 16 h (968 min)

Stand-by time

 
 
11.0 days (265 hours)
the average is 21 days (501 h)

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

13 MP (PDAF)
13 MP (PDAF)
13 MP (PDAF)

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.2
Aperture size: F2.2
 

Video recording

Yes
1920x1080 (Full HD)
Yes

Features

Video calling
Time-lapse video, Video calling, Video sharing
Video calling

Front

5 MP
5 MP
5 MP

Video capture

 
1920x1080 (Full HD)
 

Design

Dimensions

5.93 x 2.96 x 0.32 inches (150.7 x 75.3 x 8.2 mm)
5.91 x 2.99 x 0.34 inches (150 x 76 x 8.65 mm)
6.05 x 3.01 x 0.36 inches (153.7 x 76.5 x 9.1 mm)

Weight

5.71 oz (162.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)
5.78 oz (164.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)
5.64 oz (160.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)

Materials

Back: Metal
Back: Metal
Back: Plastic

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

 
Notification light
Touch sensitive control keys

Buyers information

Price

 
$ 171
$ 180


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  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera)
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  • Hardware MediaTek Helio X10
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  • Storage 32GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 4000 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
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Blue Charm Metal
  • Display 5.5 inches
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  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera)
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    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera)
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    3GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh
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