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Lenovo Lemon 3: latest budget contender puts the squeeze on Xiaomi

When Lenovo hands you a Lemon, you don't need to make lemonade, because it's a very fine phone for its price. It looks sharp and has similar specs to the recently launched Xiaomi Redmi 3. But will this fresh device be superior? Here’s what we know so far about the Lenovo Lemon 3 price, release date, specs and features.

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This is the Lenovo Lemon 3. / © Lenovo

Lenovo Lemon 3 release date and price

The Lenovo Lemon 3 was recently released in China, at a price of 699 Yuan, the same as the Redmi 3. This converts to around US$106. You can buy it now from the official Lenovo store now. 

There is no word on a Lenovo Lemon 3 release date in the US.

Lenovo Lemon 3 specs

The Lenovo Lemon 3 features a Snapdragon 616 chipset, 5-inch Full HD display, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal memory, which can be expanded via a microSD card.

It also houses a 13 MP rear camera, 5 MP front-facing camera and a 2,750 mAh battery. These specs are similar to those of the Xiaomi Redmi 3, although the Xiaomi device has a far bigger battery (4,100 mAh) and the Lenovo has a higher resolution display (the Redmi's is HD, rather than Full HD).

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The Lemon 3 is housed in metal and is 7.9 mm thick. / © Lenovo

On paper, there’s no reason why the Lenovo Lemon 3 couldn’t be a good competitor to the Redmi 3, but with Xiaomi’s track record of producing excellent low-cost handsets, it might be hard for Lenovo to convince consumers its new device offers the same quality.

What do you think of the Lenovo Lemon 3? Are you full of zest for the new device, or do you find Xiaomi's budget offering more appealing? Let us know what you think in the comments. 


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  • Faizan 9 months ago Link to comment

    Redmi 3 has everything that lemon 3 has + extra battery and better screen to body ratio.
    also software updates on budget lenovo devices are non-existent while there are regular updates to xiaomi's miui and atleast 1 major Android update to their devices

  • I've learned not to go by "branding" alone. I have a saying: "When you think there's something good, there's always something better." Do your homework, folks. People don't like change, we're creatures of habit.

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    anshul 9 months ago Link to comment

    Lenovo is far better than Xiaomi in terms of technology & R&D.

  • Indeed, the Lemon 3 should be equally competitive with the Redmi 3 because of its higher screen resolution, and stereo speakers, which should negate the lower battery capacity. Aside form those, the only other major difference i see is the dimensions, stated here . Though it's not a big difference, I do really like the bigger screen-to-body ratio of the Redmi 3. I like the diamond cut design of the Redmi 3's back cover as well.

  • Fabulous, now even $100 android phones can be pretty outstanding with Xiaomi and Lenovo. It doesn't matter Redmi 3 or Lemon 3, both look as nice as premium flagship phones (esp. one with fruity logo) , and capabilities would easily meet needs of many people. It wasn't long ago $100 android phones were considered junk - now it could become mainstream. Who needs to pay $700 for a phone any more except for fanboys?

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