Lenovo K8 Note 64GB

OFFICIAL
WEBSITE
Last Updated : 28-08-2017
Detail Score

Mobisium
Score

8.5

Performance

9
Deca-Core, (2.3 GHz, Dual core, Cortex A72 + 1.85 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A53 + 1.4 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A53 GHz, MT6797.
2 GB RAM

Display

9
5.5 inches (13.97), Full HD, 401 PPI IPS LCD

Camera

8
Auto-focus, Dual-color LED Flash
13 MP Front Camera, Dual-color LED Flash.

Battery

8
4000 mAh, Fast Charging.
Non-Removable
  • Supports Indian bands
  • Dual SIM Nano + Nano
  • 64 GB + 128 GB (Expandable)
  • VoLTE
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • FM Radio

Buy Device

Rs. 13,900.00 onwards Only available in retail stores.
Review from an Expert

Lenovo K8 Note - Dual Camera under 14000 rupees

Mobisium - Published: 26-08-2017

Score

4/5

Lenovo is a popular smartphone manufacturer brand in India. And they recently launched a new phone, the K8 Note in K-series line-up.

Compared to the last year’s Lenovo K6 Note, the K8 note has lot of improvements in terms of design and UI. The phone comes with a stock android which is lot cleaner and smoother than their Vibe UI. The phone has a 13+5 MP dual camera at the back.  And at the set upfront the selfie camera is also 13 MP and comes with flash. The phone comes with a best specs one can get in this price range. It has a 4GB Ram and 64GB internal storage and it also comes with another option with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage. In our overall usage experience the phone performed very well and we didn’t had much issues apart from the heating and we give this phone a score of 8 out of 10.

Lenovo offers nothing new particularly in terms of design as metal back looks similar to the Redmi note 4. The one hand use of this phone is good and the rounded edges makes the grip more firm. The buttons are very click-y but hard to press. The Full HD screen is protected by Corning gorilla glass and the glass is 2.5D curved. The phone has capacitive buttons but unfortunately they cannot be interchanged. The finger print scanner is at the back which can quickly unlocks the phone in about 0.3 seconds. The back of the phone is completely constructed with metal. The phone is heavier to hold but doesn’t feel slippery. Overall looks of the phone gives a premium feel.

On the left it has a dedicated music key, not many phones come with an extra key and even if it does you can’t really remap it but that is not the case with K8 Note.  This music key which comes with primary function to control music playback can also be remapped to performs other functions. While it may seems that a dedicated music key will be useful but that is not the case because we mostly listen music from earphones which already has a dedicated key. So we remapped it start other apps like Instagram or WhatsApp and even if you don’t like that too you can at least set it to start/stop the flashlight.

The battery life is not good as we expected from a 4000mah battery, The standby time is very poor. It can only last at most a day and nothing more than that. Even though phone comes with a fast charger it takes about 2 hours and 30 mins to charge it completely. It gets really hot while charging, and I mean really really hot. It charges up to 60% in 1:30 hours.

Coming to the main USP of the phone, its dual camera which can capture DSLR like photos with blurred background. But we were quite disappointed because the depth effect is not very good, we took some photos outdoor but the edges of the object are distorted. Sometimes it works and sometimes it don’t  but one can only hope that Lenovo fix this in future updates. Apart from depth effect the colors in the pictures looks natural and detailed and color reproduction is very accurate. Daylight photos are good but in low light it catches lot of noise and ruins the overall camera experience. The phones doesn’t have any kind of stabilization and cannot record videos in 4K but apart from this we  have no complain about the camera so far, the front camera takes good pictures in indoors as well as outdoors and the front flash helps in low light selfies. The only complain we had was the shutter speed is very slow while capturing from both the front and back cameras.

Just the Moto E4 Plus, K8 Note’s speaker is pretty loud and is powered by Dolby Atmos which is something nice to have.

The phone comes with stock android with some Microsoft apps preloaded. And runs on a  new 10 core processor which can handles the everyday tasks pretty much smoothly. It ships with all the basic sensors including compass and led notification light. It has 4GB RAM to handle apps and a massive 64GB internal storage to store all your movies and photos, and even if that’s not enough for you, you can easily expand the storage up to 128GB via a dedicated micro SD slot. The phone accepts 2 Nano SIM and has support for 4G VoLTE.

So coming to the verdict, the phone packs all the top specs at the price of 14000 rupees and handles multi-tasking very smoothly, the battery doesn’t last for a full day so if Lenovo could fix the battery performance and heating issue in software updates then it could be the best phone in the mid-range segment right now with dual camera which doesn’t cost you much.

Lenovo - K8 Note Specification

General

General specifications for Lenovo - K8 Note
Specification Detail
Launch Date Aug 9, 2017 (official)
Brand Lenovo
Model K8 Note
Operating System Android v7.1 (Nougat)
SIM Slot(s) Dual SIM
SIM Size SIM 1 : Nano
SIM 2 : Nano
Network 4G: Available (supports Indian bands)

Display

Display specifications for Lenovo - K8 Note
Specification Detail
Screen Size 5.5 inches (13.97 cm)
Screen Resolution Full HD (1080 x 1920 pixels)
Pixel Density 401 ppi
Display Type IPS LCD
Touch Screen Capacitive Touchscreen - Multitouch Supported
Screen Protection Gorilla Glass

Performance

Performance of Lenovo - K8 Note
Specification Detail
Chipset MediaTek
Processor Deca-Core, (2.3 GHz, Dual core, Cortex A72 + 1.85 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A53 + 1.4 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A53 GHz, MT6797
Architecture 64 bit
Graphics Mali-T880 MP4
RAM 2 GB

Device Design

Device Design Lenovo - K8 Note
Specification Detail
Height 154.5 mm
Width 75.9 mm
Thickness 8.5 mm
Weight 180 g
Build Material Front : Aluminium
Back : Aluminium
Colors Venom Black, Fine Gold
Water Proof

Storage

Storage specifications for Lenovo - K8 Note
Specification Detail
Internal Memory 64 GB
User Available Storage Up to 128 GB
USB OTG Support

Camera

MAIN CAMERA specs for Lenovo - K8 Note
Specification Detail
Resolution 13+8 MP Primary Camera
Sensor PureCel Sensor image sensor
Autofocus
Optical Image Stabilisation
Flash Dual-color LED Flash
Image Resolution 4616 x 3463 Pixels
Settings Exposure compensation, ISO control
Shooting Modes Continuos Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Camera Features Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Touch to focus, Face detection
Video Recoding 1920x1080 @ 30 fps
FRONT CAMERA specs for Lenovo - K8 Note
Specification Detail
Resolution 13 MP Front Camera
Autofocus
Flash Dual-color LED Flash

Battery

Battery specifications for Lenovo - K8 Note
Specification Detail
Capacity 4000 mAh
Type Li-Polymer
User Replaceable
Wireless Charging
Quick Charging

Network & Connectivity

Network & Connectivity specifications for Lenovo - K8 Note
SIM Size SIM 1 : Nano, SIM 2 : Nano
Network Support 4G (supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G
VoLTE Supported
SIM 1
4G Bands: TD-LTE 2300(band 40)
FD-LTE 1800(band 3)
3G Bands:
2G Bands:
GPRS:
EDGE:
SIM 2
Same as SIM 1
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n
Wi-Fi Features Mobile Hotspot
Bluetooth
Location Yes, with A-GPS
NFC
Cable Type microUSB 2.0

Multimedia

Multimedia specifications for Lenovo - K8 Note
Specifications Detail
FM Radio
Loudspeaker
Audio Jack 3.5 mm

Special Features

Special Features
Specification Detail
Applications Google(Maps, Hangouts, Google+, Play Music, Play Games, Play Movies & TV, YouTube, Gmail, Play Books, Play Newsstand, Photos, Drive, Chrome)
Other Facilities Dolby ATMOS, Theater max, Dedicated music key
Fingerprint Sensor
Other Sensors Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor, Light sensor
What Do You Think?

Leave a Reply