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Lenovo K8 Note Review

Quick Capture:

  • Price: 1299
  • 180g + 154.5×75.9×8.5mm
  • Screen: 5.5″ full HD + 1920x1080p
  • RAM: 3/4 GB options
  • Internal memory: 32/64GB
  • Camera: Rear: Dual camera 13MP+5MP
    Front: 13MP
  • OS: Android Nougat 7.1.1
  • Battery: 4000mAh
  • Color: Black and Gold

Lenovo has skipped 7 in note series and has launched Lenovo K8 Note. The last Note device was K6 Note.

Look and Feel:

  • K8 note seems like a big step up in design compared to previous generation Note series
  • 5.5″ screen is protected by 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass and comes with a coating to keep the screen clean from fingerprint smudges.
  • the fingerprint sensor is at back, just beneath dual cameras.
  • 3.5mm headphone jack is intact and that is a plus
  • Nano coating on the mobile that protects the mobile from liquid splashes, quite impressive feature under this budget.
  • Feels slightly heavier
  • Absence of backlight for home, back, and app switcher keys are bit annoying
  • A dedicated key for music lovers so one can start the music player without turning the screen on(for non-music lover one can simply use it for some other mobile feature such as taking a screen shot or turning on torch etc)

So overall we like the design and look of K8 Note.

Performance and Battery:

  • The phone is powered by MediaTek’s Helios X23 deca-core processor
  • It comes with 3GB/4GB RAM depending on the variants one buys
  • Both the 3GB and the 4GB phones performed well without buckling under pressure and handled the high graphic games and process demanding apps with ease (I am not quoting the theoretical numbers here as it’s not of a much use to majority)
  • Also to note Cheaper variant of phone comes with 3GB+32GB combination, while the premium variant comes with 4GB+64GB combination
  • Accepts microSD card and that too can be expandable up to 128 GB(Separate slot and one doesn’t have to sacrifice dual sim functionality while using microSD card
  • Supports Dolby Atmos and supports TheaterMax
  • 4000 mAh battery fares well for a day on full charge with moderate to heavy usage and together with 15W turbo charger it’s a great deal

Camera:

  • After the iPhone brought the dual cameras, it has become the rage this year, which is why we are not surprised to see dual camera set-up at the back. The Rear has one 13MP Purecel sensor that takes normal shots whereas the 5MP Samsung BSI sensor is used for depth of field.
  • Although the depth of field camera ability will not attract you, The 13MP camera does a decent job when compared to the phone of this budget category
  • The camera also packs in a depth editor that allows post-processing of the pictures taken in portrait mode. This editor allows to change the blur, replace the background, or selective B&W.
  • Front Camera is good and by adding a flash light it’s a sweet deal

Final Verdict:

Overall it is a good formidable device. It is multimedia powerhouse with a large display, Dolby Atmos support and more importantly, a big battery that lasts more than a day. The dual camera is a great addition to this price range (12999).