Lenovo K8 Note
Hello, Friends! Today, I’m going to take a look at the Lenovo K8 Note First Impression Review. This K series is the quite popular in this mid-range price segment. The Lenovo K8 Note is the latest smartphone of K-line which is a big step from its K6 Note predecessor. The smartphone cost at Rs 13000 or $200 for 3GB RAM with 32GB storage variant and 14,000 or $210 for 4GB RAM with 64GB storage variant. So, let’s get started, here my first impressions-
Design wise, this smartphone is quite similar to the last year’s K6 Note model. It is a metallic body bear the antennas Lenovo branding. The build quality feels sturdy. On the front side, you have an earpiece on the top side, sensors, front camera, LED party flashlight and the 5.5-inch IPS FHD display. Below the display panel, you have a capacitive keys home button, back and multitasking key.
On the back side, you have the Dual Cameras with Dual LED flashlight and below the Dual Camera setup, you have a fingerprint sensor. On the top side, you have a 3.5mm headphone jack whereas, on the bottom side, you have the micro USB 2.0 port for charging.
On the right, you have the volume keys and a power button. The power button comes with a tactile finish so it would look great. On the left side, you have a SIM card tray and separate microSD slot. There is also a music button to play songs and skip tracks. This button also uses as a quick start LED flashlight and take a screenshot.
It has IPS Full HD 1080 x 1920p display with 401 pixel per inch which keeps things crisp on screen. The thin bezels on the side give the K8 Note a premium look. The viewing angles are excellent and the brightness level also great. The colours are punchy effect and sunlight legibility also good. It comes with 2.5D curved glass with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. This phone has also VR split screen mode using for VR headset.
The Lenovo K8 Note has two cameras on the rear panel. One is 13-megapixels primary sensor and secondary is a 5-megapixel sensor to capture depth details images. Both of these cameras let you capture pictures with DSLR like bokeh effects. Here is all about the depth of field.
In the camera app, there are available many Modes. And the all modes work nicely well and when you capture the photos you can see the live bokeh effect. There are three modes F/1.2, F/1.8 and F/2.8 where you can put the aperture and you can set the aperture. And also there is VR mode which you can change according to your situation and the flash also you can change according to the situation.
There are video recording, Pro camera mode, panorama and HDR mode. You have also an additional feature that you can also refocus the images after they have been clicked.
You have a 13-megapixels selfie shooter camera with f/2.0 aperture. In low-light, for capture the better and sharp photos there is an LED party flash.
Performance & Memory: –
Under the hood, the Lenovo K8 Note is powered by the MediaTek Helio X23 processor. That’s the Deca-Core clocked at 2.3GHz coupled with 3/4 gigs of RAM and 32/64 gigs of storage. The storage can be expanded via microSD card up to 128 gigabytes. According to the specifications, this processor is very powerful because it has 10 cores.
The smoothness of playing the game is very good. There is no lag inside it. It’s definitely the 4 gigs of RAM and 64 gigs of internal helps in that. But the experience of overall gaming is good. It has a 5.5-inch full HD display which enhances your gaming experience as the display quality is really good. The Asphalt 8 and Mortal Combat high-quality games running is very smooth on this device and the device doesn’t have any lag. It doesn’t have any skipped frames and stutter.
The Lenovo K8 Note ships with its custom Vibe UI and it has opted for original stock Android 7.1.1 Nougat. Lenovo says that original stock Android will help in delivering security patches and major updates faster. The Lenovo has added to the phone are custom icons, Dolby Atmos and TheatreMax VR. You have many pre-installed apps like Microsoft apps (Excel, Power-point, Outlook, Skype, OneDrive, Word, OneNote). And If you don’t like these apps then you can also uninstall them.
This time Lenovo has given the split-screen facility. The best part of Lenovo is that they have teamed with the Stock Android. So, you can do the split screen, you can run two apps together pulling one app and trying to pay with that. Lenovo claims that the mostly upcoming phones including the K8 Note will be updated to Android ‘O’ in future.
The Lenovo K8 Note comes with a 4000 milliamp-hour battery with support turbocharging. It takes full charge ( 0-100% ) of this device around 1 hour 30 minutes and this is sufficient for passing the whole day of entertainment like watching the videos and playing games.
Overall, at 14,000 rupees or $200, I think it’s a good pricing for these features phone. You get Corning Gorilla Glass 3 display, good design, a dedicated music key and microSD slot. It comes with fast charger in the box of 15-watt Turbo charger that has been bundled. It also features a 4000 mAh battery. So, first impressions are positive, I’m very impressed.
|Indian Buyers||Buy Now||Price|
|Lenovo K8 Note||Rs. 12,345|
|Lenovo K8 Note||Coming Soon||$ 230|
|SIM||Dual SIM (Nano, Standby)|
|BODY||Dimensions||154.5 x 75.9 x 8.5mm|
|DISPLAY||Type||IPS LCD, 1080 x 1920p (401 PPI)|
|2.5D curved glass|
|CAMERA||Rear||Dual 13-MP Primary Sensor + 5-MP Depth Sensor, LED Flash|
|Front||13-MP, Party Flash|
|Features||Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, Panorama|
|PROCESSOR||OS||Android 7.0 Nougat|
|Chip||MediaTek Helio X23|
|CPU||Deca-Core 2.3GHz, 64-bit|
|MEMORY||Internal||32/64GB, 3/4GB RAM|
|External||Up to 128GB (microSD)|
|FEATURES||Sensors||Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, e-compass, Gyroscope, Proximity Sensor, Fingerprint|
|CONNECTIVITY||WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Hotspot, WiFi direct|
|USB||micro USB 2.0|
|Others||Bluetooth v4.2, GPS & Radio|
|SOUND||Speaker||Single rear speaker, 3.5mm headphone jack
Dolby Atmos Audio
|Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic|
Li-Po 4000 mAh