Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 VS Lenovo S5 Hands-on Review


In March, the most attractive mid-range smartphones should be Lenovo S5 and Xiaomi Redmi note 5, the former one was released on March 20, the latter one on March 16. Before the press conference of Lenovo S5, its vice CEO Chang Cheng has leaked parts of Lenovo S5 highlights to compete with Redmi note 5, which has attracted our attention about which one is better.


This is a world to pay attention to the design, they both have metal body, Redmi note 5 only emphasizes large screen, neglecting the screen resolution, and holding feeling. Lenovo S5 adopts all metal unibody, redefining users’ experience.

Nowadays more and more people like to use phone to take photos during traveling, which has made those smartphone manufacturers pursue the breakthrough in camera. Redmi note 5 comes with 12MP+5MP dual rear camera, 13MP front camera, which is common in current market, but Lenovo S5 uses Dual 13MP rear camera, 16MP front camera, AI beautification, which can take more clear photos than that of Redmi note 5.  Besides, Lenovo S5 adds depth of field to measure and other many professional camera modes and function that can even make those entry level users can take master’s work.

Redmi note 5 antutu

Lenovo S5 antutu

But Xiaomi Redmi note 5 has one obvious advantage, it is its processor, it is powered by the Snapdragon 636 Octa core 1.8GHz, the Lenovo S5 with Snapdragon 625(MSM8953)2.0GHz Soc, the former one is more expensive but more efficient than the latter one. If you care about the performance, you can choose Xiaomi Redmi note 5 first. But i believe they don’t have much gap in performance. By the way, Redmi note 5 is built in 4,000mAh battery, larger than 3,000mAh battery of Lenovo S5.

Read also: Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 (Chinese Version) Full Review: A Wonderful Mid-Range Beast With AI Camera

Therefore, in design, we highly recommend Lenovo S5, in size, Redmi note 5 with 5.99 inch which is larger than Lenovo S5 with 5.7 inch, they both have RAM 4GB ROM 64GB storage, but if you care more about camera, Lenovo S5 will be first choice, if you pay more attention to new processor, then go for Redmi note 5.  Right now in terms of their price, Xiaomi Redmi note 5 4gb 64gb version sells at $249.99, Redmi note 5 other versions here, Lenovo S5 4GB 64GB version at $289.99, Lenovo S5 other version here  from Gearbest, just choose one according to your need.


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