Lenovo K8 Note vs Xiaomi Mi A1- Which Is Better Mobile?

Lenovo K8 Note or the Xiaomi Mi A1- Which smartphone is a better Choice?

Lenovo has launched the K8 Note smartphone in India very recently for Rs. 12,999 and Rs. 13,999. The highlight of the K8 Note is the dual camera setup, stock Android, and the price tag.

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With increasing craze for stock Android in India, Xiaomi joined the space with the Xiaomi Mi A1 smartphone as a part of Android One program. The Mi A1 is priced at Rs. 14,999. If you’re unable to choose between Lenovo K8 Note and Xiaomi Mi A1 between the dual camera setup and stock Android smartphone, then continue reading to know more.

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Let’s Check out the differences between the Xiaomi Mi A1 Vs Lenovo K8 Note.


The Lenovo K8 Note and Xiaomi Mi A1 both come with metal bodies and look great for the asking price. The only difference is the weight and thickness, in which the Mi A1 wins. The K8 Note has a big battery thus weighs at 180grams and 8mm in thickness. The Mi A1 has a smaller battery which makes it just 165 grams and 7.3 mm thickness.

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The differences can be seen at the back of the phones as the K8 Note has vertically positioned dual cameras, whereas the Mi A1 has horizontally positioned dual cameras. The Mi A1 looks better than the K8 Note in the design aspect. The fingerprint sensor is also present at the back side of the phone on both phones.


Both the K8 Note and Mi A1 features a 5.5-inch Full HD display with a 2.5D curved glass on top. The Mi A1 has a pixel density of 403 PPI, and the K8 Note comes with 401 PPI. Both the displays are protected by Corning Gorilla Glass technology.

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This segment belongs to the Lenovo K8 Note because it has a much powerful MediaTek Helio X23 chipset, which is a deca-core and flagship chip from MediaTek. The chipset is clubbed with 4GB RAM and 32Gb/64GB internal storage.

The Mi A1 runs the more popular Snapdragon 625 chipset with 4GB RAM and 64GB onboard storage. Storage in both the phones is expandable up to 128GB with a microSD card.


The Mi A1 is a winner here because it rocks flagship dual camera setup. The smartphone comes with two 12 Megapixel lens and the telephoto lens comes with f/2.6 aperture lens and the wide angle 12 MP lens has a f/2.2 aperture. The telephoto lens on the Mi A1 comes with a 2X Optical Zoom and upto 10X digital Zoom.

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On the flip side, the K8 Note also comes with Dual Rear Camera setup and has a 13 MP Pure Cel Plus sensor at the back, along with a 5 MP secondary sensor. So, the Mi A1 wins the race, going by specs. Both the cameras are decent and in practical scenario offer close performance.

Lenovo K8 Note

Sadly, the Mi A1 has just a 5MP selfie camera but the K8 Note has a powerful 13MP selfie camera.

Software and Battery

The Lenovo K8 Note and Xiaomi Mi A1 both run Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box. The Mi A1 is confirmed to receive Android O and Android P updates, but there’s no such confirmation from Lenovo about the K8 Note.

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Battery segment goes to the K8 Note because it has a large 4000 mAh battery compared to the MI A1’s 3080mAh battery. Both the smartphones feature fast charging support.

Conclusion – Better Smartphone is …

Clearly, both the K8 Note and Mi A1 offer decent specs for mid-range prices.

But the Mi A1 is ahead in the camera and design aspect. The K8 Note has the edge on the powerful processor and big battery. So, you can go with either the K8 Note or Mi A1 depending on your usage.

For camera- Mi A1. For battery life- K8 Note all the way. I would buy the Mi A1 for the camera and the portrait shots which are simply incredible in this price range. 

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