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HTC Desire 10 Pro vs Lenovo Vibe K5 Note vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 3: The curious case of HTC's pricing

HTC today launched the Desire 10 Pro in India. But can it survive in today's highly competitive mid-range smartphone segment?

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Earlier today, HTC launched its Desire 10 Pro smartphone in India, which is priced at Rs 26,490. When you look at the set of specifications and features on offer, you can’t help but be disappointed with the inflated price tag. The likes of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and the Lenovo Vibe K5 Note are a couple of smartphones that come to mind, which offer similar specifications and features at almost half the price. We put all three smartphones in a comparison, to find out how they fare. Also Read - HTC Desire 20+ launched with 48-megapixel quad rear camera setup

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Price: The Desire 10 Pro is priced at Rs 26,490, and will be going on sale from December 15. In comparison, the Vibe K5 Note is priced at Rs 13,499 and the Redmi Note 3 is priced at Rs 11,999. If you are in the lookout for a smartphone now, you can get your hands on either of the Lenovo or Xiaomi smartphones without having to wait. Also Read - HTC Wildfire E Lite listed on Google Play Console

Display: All three smartphones feature a 5.5-inch IPS display with full HD (1920×1080 pixels) resolution. HTC’s smartphone though is the only one that boasts Corning’s Gorilla Glass protection to protect the display from shattering or scratching. The display on the Redmi Note 3 is fully laminated for a anti-reflective effect, and also comes with different modes like Sunlight and Reading.

Power: Under the hood, the Desire 10 Pro and the Vibe K5 Note come with MediaTek Helio P10 64-bit octa-core processor paired with 4GB of RAM. Xiaomi however opted for the Qualcomm equivalent with the Snapdragon 650 hexa-core chipset underneath. This processor is paired with 3GB of RAM.

Storage: HTC’s smartphone is at an advantage here with 64GB onboard storage, which can be expanded up to 2TB using a microSD card. The Vibe K5 Note and Redmi Note 3 both feature 32GB onboard storage. But while Xiaomi’s smartphone can support microSD cards up to 32GB, Lenovo’s smartphone supports microSD cards up to 128GB.

Photography: On paper, the Desire 10 Pro is at an advantage here featuring a 20-megapixel rear camera with laser auto-focus and PDAF support, and a 13-megapixel selfie camera with Retina Flash up front. The Redmi Note 3 features a 16-megapixel rear camera, supplemented with a 5-megapixel selfie camera. While not a standout feature, we found the cameras on Xiaomi’s smartphone to be decent enough when you consider the price tag. The Vibe K5 Note features a combination of 13-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel selfie camera. While the on-paper specs tell a story, we will reserve our judgments till we have reviewed the new smartphone.

Battery: Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 3 is at an advantage here boasting a massive 4,050mAh battery. While reviewing the device, we found the battery to be good enough to easily last a day and more with around six-seven hours of screen on time. This is followed by the Vibe K5 Note’s 3,500mAh battery that Lenovo claims is good enough to offer up to 18 hours of talktime and up to 364 hours on standby mode. The Desire 10 Pro has the smallest battery of the trip, and the 3,000mAh battery is said to offer up to 19 hours of talktime and up to 18 days on standby mode.

Misc: While all three smartphones feature a fingerprint scanner placed at the back, the Desire 10 Pro also boasts good audio chops. It comes with support for 24-bit Hi-Res audio, and also boasts Dolby-enhanced BoomSound speakers. All three smartphones run on Android Marshmallow wrapped under their respective UIs.

The Desire 10 Pro is yet another example of how HTC can’t seem to wrap its head around the current market dynamics. Banking on its brand value to try and sell a phone that is clearly over priced is foolhardy at best. At less than half the price, the likes of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and the Lenovo Vibe K5 Note offer a similar set of specifications and features, if not better.

HTC Desire 10 Pro vs Lenovo Vibe K5 Note vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 comparison

Features

HTC Desire 10 Pro

Lenovo Vibe K5 Note

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3

Dimensions

156.5x76x7.86mm 152×75.7×8.49mm 150x76x8.65mm

Weight

165 grams 165 grams 164 grams

Display

5.5-inch 1080p IPS Gorilla Glass 5.5-inch 1080p IPS 5.5-inch 1080p IPS

Processor

MediaTek Helio P10 octa-core MediaTek Helio P10 octa-core Snapdragon 650 hexa-core

RAM

4GB 4GB 3GB

Storage

64GB (expandable up to 2TB) 32GB (expandable up to 128GB) 32GB (expandable up to 32GB)

Rear Camera

20-megapixel, laser auto-focus 13-megapixel, PDAF 16-megapixel

Front Camera

13-megapixel, Retina Flash 8-megapixel 5-megapixel

Battery

3,000mAh 3,500mAh 4,050mAh

Misc

BoomSound speakers, fingerprint sensor Fingerprint scanner Fingerprint scanner,

Connectivity

Dual-SIM, 4G, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi Dual-SIM, 4G, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi Dual-SIM, 4G, VoLTE, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi

Android OS

Marshmallow (Sense UI) Marshmallow (Vibe UI) Marshmallow (MIUI 8)

Price

Rs 26,490 Rs 13,499 Rs 11,999
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  • Published Date: November 24, 2016 5:11 PM IST
  • Updated Date: November 24, 2016 5:34 PM IST


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