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Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB/4GB) vs Lenovo S5 (32GB)

Side by side comparison between Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 vs Lenovo S5 phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Lenovo S5 XXiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB/4GB)18Points
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB/4GB)
6.53"
IPS

1080x2340

48
MP

13mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

5020
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Lenovo S5 (32GB)
5.7"
IPS

1080x2160

13
MP

16mp

3GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB/4GB)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal. Therefore, you shouldn't only consider this. Our goal is to help you, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which one is the best! Comment!

Redmi Note 9 (128GB/4GB)18 Advantages Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB/4GB)vsS5 (32GB)8 Advantages Lenovo S5 (32GB)
+4GB LPDDR4X33%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs3GB LPDDR3
+128GB (106GB available)4 times
More internal storage for applications and files
vs32GB (22GB available)
+Until 512GB microSD, microSDXC100%
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsUntil 256GB microSD, microSDXC
+1080x2340 pixels8%
Higher resolution screen
vs1080x2160 pixels
+6.53"15%
Larger screen
vs5.7"
+(quad camera) 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP133%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(dual camera) 13MP + 13MP
+f/1.8 (aperture)22%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
vsf/2.2 (aperture)
+Android 11Advantage
Android 11 is newer and safer
vsAndroid 8.0 Oreo
+(4G+ LTE-A) 800 Mbps167%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G+ LTE-A) 300 Mbps
+GyroscopeAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+5020 mAh67%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs3000 mAh
+18W20%
More power (watts) to charge the battery faster. Sometimes, the charger that comes with the device doesn't have the same power supported by the device. Check before you buy it.
vs15W
+2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(dedicated slot)Advantage
More SIM card slots. You can choose more carriers.
vs2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO is newer and faster
vs802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
+5.0 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
vs4.2 + A2DP
+Gorilla Glass 5Advantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
vsNot supported
+Water repellent nano-coating (don't immerse)Advantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
vsNot supported
2Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs+2Ghz 64bit Octa-Core1%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
199 grams (6.97 ounces)vs+155 grams (5.43 ounces)28%
Lighter
8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)vs+7.8 millimeters (0.31 inches)14%
Thinner
Plastic body, glass frontvs+Aluminum body, glass frontAdvantage
More resistant material
395 PPIvs+424 PPI7%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
LED flashvs+Dual-LED flashAdvantage
The Dual-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
(front) 13MPvs+(front) 16MP25%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
Full HD (1920x1080)vs+4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera

27 Common items in both devices
eMMC 5.1
TFT IPS LCD
60Hz
16 million
Only digital zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus
EIS: Digital stabilization
+20 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresXiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB/4GB)Lenovo S5 (32GB)
ModelRedmi Note 9 (128GB/4GB)S5 (32GB)
Other model namesXiaomi Redmi Note 9 CX296VRD, CX296CIN, M2003J15SS/2003J15SC联想S5, Lenovo S5 3GB RAM + 32GB PABX0000CN, PABX0001CN
Country or region availableBrazilChinaIndia
Brazil, China, India
ChinaHong Kong
China, Hong Kong
BrandXiaomiLenovo
Release dateApril, 2020March, 2018
Depth8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)7.8 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)77.2 x 162.3 millimeters (3.04 x 6.39 in)73.5 x 154 millimeters (2.89 x 6.06 in)
Weight199 grams (6.97 ounces)155 grams (5.43 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass frontAluminum body, glass front
Protection against water and othersWater repellent nano-coating (don't immerse)Not supported
System (OS)Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB/4GB)Lenovo S5 (32GB)
Operating systemAndroid 10Android 8.0 Oreo
Firmware updateAndroid 11feature not registered
HardwareXiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB/4GB)Lenovo S5 (32GB)
Chipset64bit - MediaTek Helio G85 (12nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 MSM8953 (14nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2Ghz Dual-Core ARM-Cortex-A75
1.8Ghz Hexa-Core ARM-Cortex-A55
2Ghz Octa-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G52 MC2 1GhzQualcomm Adreno 506 650Mhz
RAM memory4GB LPDDR4X3GB LPDDR3
Internal storage128GB (106GB available)
eMMC 5.1
32GB (22GB available)
eMMC 5.1
External storageUntil 512GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 256GB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
DisplayXiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB/4GB)Lenovo S5 (32GB)
Display typeTFT IPS LCDTFT IPS LCD
Screen size6.53" inches5.7" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~83.5% (screen-to-body ratio)~74.1% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2340 pixels (19.5:9)1080x2160 pixels (18:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)395 PPI424 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Not supported
Display features60Hz, 450 nits60Hz
Mobile networksXiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB/4GB)Lenovo S5 (32GB)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
Dual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload800/150 Mbps300/100 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat15/13 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 40, 41)
VoLTE
LTE Cat7 (1, 3, 5, 7, 8)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGEGPRS, EDGE
CallingXiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB/4GB)Lenovo S5 (32GB)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder
CameraXiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB/4GB)Lenovo S5 (32GB)
Back camera (main camera)(quad camera)
48 megapixels
8MP ultrawidef/2.213mm1/4"1.12µm118º
2MP macrof/2.41.75µmAF
2MP depthf/2.41/5"1.7µm
(dual camera)
13 megapixels
13MP mono
Main camera resolution8000x6000 pixels4128x3096 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flashDual-LED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/2" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size0.8µm pixelfeature not registered
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo on both camerasHDR photo on both cameras
2ª cameraXiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB/4GB)Lenovo S5 (32GB)
Front camera (secondary)13 megapixels16 megapixels
Front camera resolution4128x3096 pixels4608x3456 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.3 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal length29mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/3.06" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.12µm pixelfeature not registered
MultimediaXiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB/4GB)Lenovo S5 (32GB)
RadioFMFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityXiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB/4GB)Lenovo S5 (32GB)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputNot supportedUSB Type-C (reversible)
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE4.2 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCNot supportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
Infrared portSupportedNot supported
Other functionsXiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB/4GB)Lenovo S5 (32GB)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Fingerprint sensor
Other features- Colors: Forest Green, Midnight Grey, Polar White
- MIUI 11, 12
- 22.5W charger (18W phone support)
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Midnight Black, Flame Red
- 2.5D glass screen
- ZUI 3.7
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyXiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB/4GB)Lenovo S5 (32GB)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity5020 mAh3000 mAh
Charger, watts18W Fast battery charging
9W Reverse charging USB between devices
15W (5V/3A) Fast battery charging
Quick Charge 3
Talk time autonomy1980 minutes | 33 hours | 1.4 daysfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateXiaomi Redmi Note 9 (128GB/4GB)Lenovo S5 (32GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)0.84W/kg (head) | 0.9W/kg (body)feature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.8W/kg (head) | 1.14W/kg (body)feature not registered
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