Review: Lenovo K8 note, the big step towards future

Lenovo’s recent venture into the stock Android operating system is one of the reasons that makes Lenovo K8 Note a true contender under the INR 15,000 price bracket.

Design: The design adopted by Lenovo K8 note has become a standard in the mid-tier Android smartphones. The all metal unibody does look premium and the 2.5D curved glass has also a standard as well. The device does offer 3.5 mm headphone jack, a mono speaker with Dolby technology and an additional dedicated music playback button (programmable) is a cherry on the top. The device does resemble the already existing device is Redmi Note 4 in terms of port placements.

Pricing: The device will be available with 3 GB RAM and 32 GB onboard storage or 4 GB RAM and 64 GB onboard storage. The entry-level model comes is priced at INR 12,999 and the top end model is priced at INR 13,999. The device is rightly priced, where its contents against the smartphones like Redmi Note 4, Honor 6X, CoolPad Cool 6 Play and Moto G5 Plus.

Display: The device offers standard 1080p IPS LCD panel. In terms of colour reproduction and sunlight readability, the device does perform better than the competition. In fact, the device has the best display and outperforms Redmi Note 4 and Honor 6X.

Processor: The Lenovo K8 Note is the first smartphone in India to be powered by MediaTek Helio X23 Deca-core SoC, in fact, this is a flagship processor from the company (last year). The 10-core processor is a performance beast, with support for the latest LTE bands and high-speed modem for the fastest data transfer speeds, are one of the best in the market.

Operating system: As we mentioned earlier, the best feature about this device is the unadulterated stock Android operating system. The device runs on Android Nougat 7.1 and promised to receive Nougat update in the near future. The device runs smoothly on day-to-day tasks.

Camera: The implementation of the dual camera setup does offer plenty trick to play with. The 13 MP + 5 MP rear facing camera offers awesome features including real-time depth of field and real life like looking photos. Check out our comparison review between Redmi Note 4 and Lenovo K8 Note to understand more about the camera capabilities. However, the video recording capability has been restricted to 1080p.

Conclusion: The Lenovo K8 Note is an overall package. The 4000 mAh battery with rapid charging capability (up to 15W) does offer a decent battery backup. Even the games like Asphalt 8 and Mortal Combat X do run with a normal frame rate. If you are looking for a high-end smartphone within a constructive budget, then Lenovo K8 Note is a phone for you.