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Google Nexus 5 (2015) vs. Lenovo K3 Note – The Old And The New

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Very soon, Google will release a brand new device to the market: the Nexus 5. The phablet is awaited by everybody in the tech world, because it is said to have some pretty great specifications. Today we decided we would compare the Nexus’ specs with a more affordable phablet, the Lenovo K3.

Lenovo’s device has just received a new color choice which is a bright yellow, and has overall great specs like the Mediatek MT6592 processor (octa core running at 1.7GHz) and a 5.5 inches display that reaches a very nice pixel resolution of 1080×1920. The best thing about the phablet is its extremely cheap price at only 155 US dollars.

Let’s talk a little bit more about this device. The operating system the Lenovo K3 runs on is Android Lollipop, which is currently the latest OS on the market (however, Google will soon release an Android 6.0 version). As for RAM we are met with a 2 GB capacity which is a decent one, the internal storage capacity being of 16 GB. If that’s too little for you, don’t worry because this device has a microSD card slot available giving you the opportunity of expanding the capacity up to 48 GB. The cameras on the device is a 13 MP rear camera and a 5 MP front camera – which are great for the price the phablet is retailing at.

Now, we have to discuss the new flagship coming to the markets this fall. Google collaborates with a company every year to release a Nexus device, and this year they’re working with LG. The partnership between Google and LG has been quite successful, the Korean company helping on a few other Nexus devices as well. The operating system on the phablet will obviously be Android 6.0 Marshmallow which hasn’t even reached the markets and is rumoured to be released at the same time as the Nexus 5.

The display on this device is slightly better than the Lenovo K3 considering the P-OLED HD technology, but the pixel resolution still sits at 1080×1920. The screen is however smaller, measuring 5.2 inches. The Google Nexus 5 will have Android Pay (feature that comes with the Android 6.0) and a fingerprint scanner.

The processor on this gadget is very powerful, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 620 one that has a large capacity of 4 GB of RAM. The internal storage capacity is 64 GB.

However, Google and LG’s phablet will not have external memory. This doesn’t make it necessarly a flaw in the ‘battle’ with the Lenovo K3, but it might with some other flagships on the market. As for camera, we’re met with a 13MP rear camera and a 4MP front one. The Nexus 5 shows off some interesting features we don’t see on the Lenovo K3 as the wireless charging option, but its price will probably be between 300 and 400 US dollars.

As final thoughts, the Lenovo K3 does deserve its money: it is a cheap phablet that still plays by the market’s demands. The Google Nexus 5 is pricier but it will have new and interesting features. In conclusion, it depends on your budget and whatever features you find necessary on your phablet.