Lenovo and Xiaomi are the two tech companies engaged in manufacturing affordable smartphones with premium features. A slew of teasers recently emerged on the internet that suggest that Lenovo will soon launch its budget smartphone the Lenovo K4 Note.

For a low-end smartphone like the Lenovo K4, the device will create waves in the market with its excellent features. Xiaomi, on the other hand, recently launched the Redmi Note 3 that boasts of high-end specs. Let’s compare the two budget phones, Lenovo K4 and Redmi Note 3 and find out if there is a winner.

How the phones look

The Redmi Note 3 sports a 5.5-inch full HD screen. The phone has a gorgeous exterior designed out of metal. The Lenovo K4 Note is also expected to have metallic finish for its exterior design. Although speculations are rife that the phone will sport a 5.5-inch screen, there is no confirmed news on it.

Fingerprint sensor

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 has a fingerprint scanner that is positioned at the back of the phone; right below the camera. The Lenovo K4 Note is also expected to come with a fingerprint scanner, but it is yet to be revealed where the scanner will be positioned on the phone. The K4 Note will possibly feature a near-field communication (NFC) technology, whereas the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 doesn’t have one.


There is no confirmed news on the K4 Note’s battery, though it is expected that its battery power will be more than the K3’s 3,000mAH battery. However, the Redmi Note 3 has a powerful 4,000mAH battery that offers excellent power to the phone.

The Redmi Note 3, which was launched in China in November, has a starting price of RMB 899 (approx. AU$192) for its 16GB variant, reports suggest. As for the Lenovo K4 Note, there is no information on its price but it’s confirmed that the device will reportedly be launched on Jan. 5.

Therefore, based on aforementioned comparisons there isn’t much difference between the two phones. A lot will be learnt about the K4 Note features once it is released. As of now, the two phones are best in their own right.