Lenovo K8 Note Full Review and Specifications

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    The smartphone industry is becoming flexible with every passing year. High-end flagship phones are getting cheap (One plus, Xiaomi Mi series) and cheap phones are getting powerful and feature rich (Moto G series, Redmi note series). The latest phone to enter in the powerful but budget phones category is Lenovo K8 Note. This phone is definitely the pleasant surprise for the consumers. Why? Let’s check out Lenovo K8 Note Full Review and Specifications!

LENOVO K8 NOTE SPECIFICATIONS :-

Display
IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size
5.5 inches (~71.1% screen-to-body ratio)
SIM
Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Resolution
1080 x 1920 pixels (~401 ppi pixel density)
Screen Protection
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Operating system
Android 7.1.1 (Nougat)
Processor
Mediatek Helio X23 | Deca-core 2.3 GHz
GPU
Mali-T880 MP4
Memory
microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)
Internal
32 GB, 3 GB RAM or 64 GB, 4 GB RAM
Camera
Dual 13 MP + 5 MP, f/1.7, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
Features
Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
Video
1080p@30fps
Secondary
13 MP, f/2.0, LED flash
USB
microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go
Sensors
Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Battery
Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery
Colour
Fine Gold, Venom Black
    A smartphone is built and stands on the 5 main pillars. Build quality, Display, Camera, Battery & Performance. Balancing on all these 5 pillars makes a smartphone stand tall & strong. Even a single drawback in any one of these makes consumers look for other options in this market with full of competitive smartphones.
BUILD QUALITY – 7.0/10
•    Build quality and look is nothing like we have not seen before. It resembles its previous version K6 note and Redmi note 4.
•    The back panel is made up of Metal with top and bottom part made up of plastic.
•    Dual camera setup with dual LED flash and a fingerprint sensor on the top half of back panel & Lenovo branding on the bottom half.
•    At the bottom Micro-USB port and two grills are present. One for speaker and other for the microphone. At the top 3.5 mm jack for audio output.
•    On right, you get power buttons and volume rockers & on left, you get microSD card slot and a dual nano-SIM card tray.
•    Lenovo has also added a dedicated media button on the left, just below the SIM and microSD tray.
•    On the front, 5.5 inches full HD display with the earpiece, front camera, LED flash and sensors placed above it.
DISPLAY – 7.0/10
•    The device comes with 5.5 inches full HD 2.5D curved glass display with Corning Gorilla glass 3 protection. Pixel density is 401 ppi and 450 nits of brightness.
•    Viewing angles are pretty good and sharp indoor condition, but in outdoor condition, under direct sunlight you might struggle a bit to see the contents on the screen.
•    For me there is nothing new in the display, it’s the same with other devices in this price range.
CAMERA – 8.0/10
•    This is the first mid-range smartphone to carry the dual-camera setup.
•    Carries 13 MP primary camera for photos and videos & 5 MP secondary camera to capture depth information.
•    This dual-camera allows you to capture photos like DSLR with the depth of field effects to your photos.
•    The depth effect sometimes looks artificial, edge detection is not perfect. The dual camera setup looks like work in progress, Lenovo may improve camera performance in next Android Oreo updates.
•    Apart from this depth effect feature camera is average.
BATTERY – 8.0/10
•    The phone comes with 4000 mAh battery with the rapid charger which is one of the plus points of this device.
•    In 20 minutes of charge, it took us around 40 percent of battery, which should be enough juice to last for few hours. But a full charge nearly takes two hours.
•    The phone easily last one and half day with moderate use.
PERFORMANCE – 7.5/10
•    This device comes with MediaTek Helio X23, Deca-core 2.3 GHz processor. The first ever ten core processor in the market.
•    Antutu benchmark score was around 90,000, which is great in this price range.
•    Lenovo has used stock Android this time and it gives an added advantage for the snappy performance.
•    This phone can handle multitasking and heavy gaming but gets warm while using the camera for few minutes and while gaming.
BEST IN LENOVO K8 NOTE –
•    Long pressing the dedicated media button will play/pause music, whereas double pressing skips the tracks. You can even reconfigure the button to do other tasks – such as take a screenshot, start flashlight, or open a frequently-used app such as WhatsApp, Facebook or Instagram, among others. You can do this by heading over to Settings > Music Key.
•    The device carries a dual back camera with depth of field feature. Takes decent portrait photos with bokeh effect.
•    This smartphone is powered with the first ever ten core processor (MediaTek Helio X23).
•    Lenovo has got rid of their custom UI (Vibe UI) and has used stock Android this time which is a welcome change.
•    Dolby Atmos makes Music and Movies experience rich and enjoyable.
•    Theatre max is new thing Lenovo has launched with this device. In Theatre max mode with any VR, you can have a theatre like feel. If you watch a movie or live football match in Theatre max mode attached to a VR you can feel like you are watching it in a theatre on a large screen.
VERDICT –
    As I said earlier this device is a pleasant surprise from the Lenovo. This is a Multimedia device in a budget range. Dolby Atmos is always a nice feature to have and Theatre max is a great addition this time. Dual camera with bokeh effect is a decent shooter and can improve with the software update. The device is a nice performer with its new MediaTek chipset. So go for this device if you want a Multimedia device with good battery backup under 15k budget.
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