Lenovo K3 Note : 5.5 inch 1080P Display, 13MP + 5MP Camera, and Octa Core MediaTek processor
It seems that every other budget brand is now focusing on smartphones with bigger screen. During the last couple of weeks brands like Xiaomi, InFocus, and Alcatel have generated a great level of curiosity with their 5.5 inch devices. And, now Lenovo has also launched its K3 Note in India. The specifications of this smartphone are attracting a lot of smartphone lovers to it. On the paper it seems to be the most desirable phone at the price of 9999 Rupees.
Build and Design
Low budget has not stopped Lenovo in putting high quality materials with great design on this phone. The phone looks pretty solid from the outside. It carries the same shape that we have seen on other smartphones launched by Lenovo recently. There are soft touch keys on the chin, which does not light up yet makes it quite classy. The back panel is removable, which is a great thing for a phone so compactly packed. This smartphone measures just 8mm in thickness, but is 150 grams in weight.
OGS Full HD Display
Respecting its name, this smartphone comes with a 5.5 inch full HD display. Its high resolution of 1080 X 1920 pixels translates to a high pixel density of 401ppi. All the colors are nicely produced and distortions are minimal from steep angles. OGS technology reduces the thickness of the screen by merging the protective layer and the touch sensor into one because of which all the graphics appear much closer. It is certainly the best display that you can get on a sub 10000 Rupees phone in today’s market. Playing games, watching movies, reading web pages and even other day to day tasks give an extra-ordinary experience to the user.
13MP 5MP Camera
On the back, the Lenovo K3 Note features a 13 MP shooter with dual LED flash. This is camera is a great improvement over the earlier Lenovo smartphones. Low light performance is great and all the shots pack a lot more details than any other budget smartphone camera. However, over exposure will disappoint, especially when LED Flash is used. Full HD videos can be recorded at 30 frames per second with the rear camera.
There is also a 5 MP front facing camera on this phone. It is good for taking selfies as it is comes with a beautification feature.
Performance (Storage, Benchmarks, Gaming and Everyday Usage)
The Lenovo K3 Note comes with an octa-core 1.7 GHz processor (MediaTek MT6752 chipset). Its 64bit chipset does help in increasing the performance and this phone successfully gets a score of 45888 in AnTuTu benchmarking. The phone features a 2 GB of RAM, which is more than enough to run multiple apps at the same time. Its on-board storage of 16 GB can be expanded up to 32 GB using a micro SD card.
This phone gets a score of 1245 in Vellamo Metal and of 1981 in Vellamo Multicore. The Mali-T760MP2GPU helps this phone in scoring 61.1 fps in Nenamark2. In Geekbench Single Core test this phone manages to a get decent score of 803.
You will be able to play almost all graphic intensive games on this phone. This phone does not suffer from any frame drops or stutters even on games like Frontline Commando, GTA Vice City and Asphalt 8.
The Lenovo K3 Note is a great phone for everyday use. Running multiple apps in the background is not a problem on this phone. Moreover, this phone comes with Dolby ATMOS that enhances the music listening experience of the user.
There are two SIM slots on the back of this Note smartphone. You also get Indian 4G LTE support on the first SIM slot, which will certainly prove to be a great utility in coming days. The other connectivity features on this phone are OTG, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, micro USB, FM Radio and GPS.
You will not face any kind of problem in running utility apps on this smartphone as it comes with all the necessary sensors like Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Gravity Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor and Compass.
Impressive 3000 mAh Battery
The Lenovo K3 Note features a 3000 mAh battery that easily gives one day of backup. Lenovo itself is promising about a whopping 36 hours of talk time on 3G network on this phone.
It will be a relieving fact for the users that this phone runs Android Lollipop out of the box as it is the first version of Android OS to support 64bit processing. You also get Vibe 2.5 UI on top of the OS which has been customized according to the flavor of Lollipop.
The people who are planning to move from a stock Android experience to this phone will certainly have some problems for a first few days. The interface of this phone does not have any app drawer and all the apps remain on the home screen itself.
- OTG Support
- Full HD display
- Great build quality with attractive design
- Indian 4G support
- Octa-core 1.7 GHz processor
- Long battery life
- 13 MP primary and 5 MP secondary camera
- Android Lollipop
- Loud audio output
- Too big for small pockets
This phone will definitely create a lot of buzz in the market. You do not easily get phone with full HD 5.5 inch display and superior build quality in this price range. This cell phone will suit all classes of buyers whether requirement is topped to gaming, listen more music or watching HD movie back to back.
|Magic Box||Smartphone, Battery, Charger, Earphone, USB Cable, Warranty Card|
|SIM||Dual, Micro, GSM, 4G/3G+2G|
|OS||Android v5.0 (Lollipop)|
|Screen||5.5 inches, FHD, IPS LCD, 401 PPI|
|Processor||Octa core, 1.7 GHz, Mediatek MT6752|
|Memory||2GB RAM, 16GB Memory, 32GB SDcard Support|
|Camera||13MP[P], 5MP[F], Dual LED, ZOOM, FHD Recording|
|Battery||3000 mAH, Li-Po|
|Connectivity||OTG, 4G, 3G, BT, Wi-Fi, GPS, USB, FM|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Light, Proximity sensor|
|Body||150 gram [W], 8 mm [Th]|