Redmi 5 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy On Nxt vs Lenovo K8 Note: Price in India, Specifications and Features Comparison


Continuing our ongoing smartphone comparison series, today we have three interesting smartphones battling it out against each other. All three handsets belong to the crowded lower mid-range segment (albeit we do not know the final price in India of one of the handsets). The handsets in question include the Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus, the Samsung Galaxy On Nxt, and the Lenovo K8 Note. As you might be already aware, the Redmi 5 Plus is the newest of the three devices and also happens to be the one without an official price tag here in India. The other two phones have been around for a while, and one of them has been already through a mid-life update. Let us now check out all three handsets in detail.

Redmi 5 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy On Nxt vs Lenovo K8 Note: Display, Design

In typical fashion, let us start off the proceedings by looking at the displays of all the three handsets in question. Both the Galaxy On Nxt and the Lenovo K8 Note feature 5.5-inch full HD displays while the Redmi 5 Plus uses a larger 5.99-inch, 1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 ratio display. While the Samsung does not get any form of scratch protection for its display, the Lenovo K8 Note does get a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 coating. The Redmi 5 Plus also gets some form of scratch resistance albeit the company is yet to reveal the specifics. As for the design, while the Redmi 5 Plus gets an aluminium body and a glass front, the Lenovo K8 Note boasts of a full aluminium build. The K8 Note is also splash resistant unlike the other two smartphones in question here. The Samsung Galaxy On Nxt retains the plasticky body that lower mid-range smartphones from the company is typically known for.

Redmi 5 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy On Nxt vs Lenovo K8 Note: Hardware, Software

Let us now get to the most interesting part – the hardware spec sheet of all three handsets. While the Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset, the Lenovo K8 Note gets by with a Mediatek Helio x23 chipset that houses a deca-core processor and the Mali T880 MP4 chip for graphics. The Samsung Galaxy On Nxt uses their own Exynos 7870 chipset that houses an  Octa Core processor trundling along at 1.6 GHz. All the three handsets are offered in multiple storage and RAM versions.

  • Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus: 64 GB, 4 GB RAM  and 32 GB, 3 GB RAM
  • Lenovo K8 Note: 64 GB, 4 GB RAM and 32 GB, 3 GB RAM
  • Samsung Galaxy On Nxt: 64GB, 3GB RAM and 32GB,3GB RAM

Moving on to the software, both the Redmi 5 Plus and the K8 Note run a fairly new version of Android – Android  7.1.1 Nougat. The Samsung On Nxt also initially came loaded with Android 6 Marshmallow but has since then been updated to Android Nougat. In short, all the three handsets run the same Android version.

Redmi 5 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy On Nxt vs Lenovo K8 Note: Camera

It’s now time to compare the camera capabilities of these three devices. The Redmi 5 Plus uses a 12-megapixel single lens unit at the rear as its main camera. It supports phase detection autofocus and also boasts of dual-LED dual-tone flash. At the front, the Redmi 5 Plus uses a 5-megapixel shooter for selfies.

Moving on to the Lenovo K8, this is the only handset in this comparison to boast of a dual camera set up. This set up consists of a primary 13-megapixel shooter and a secondary 5-megapixel camera at the rear. The K8 Note also gets phase detection autofocus and dual-LED dual-tone flash. Moving on to the front camera, the K8 Note gets a 13-megapixel front camera.

As for the Samsung Galaxy On Nxt, this handset gets a 13-megapixel camera at the rear and an 8-megapixel shooter at the front. All the three handsets support full HD video recording at 30 fps.

Redmi 5 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy On Nxt vs Lenovo K8 Note: Price in India

As mentioned at the beginning of this article, the Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus is yet to be officially launched in India. We, therefore, do not know the price range at which it would be launched in the country. If we are to go by initial rumours, expect the handset to be priced below the Rs.15k mark. This is comparable to the current pricing of both, the Lenovo K8 Note and the Samsung Galaxy On Nxt. At launch, the Redmi 5 Plus will also be the newest handset of the three with a newer chipset and better optics for the camera. If priced right, it is evident that the Redmi 5 Plus would be the more sensible buy in this price range.