Lenovo K8 Note Box Contents include Handset, USB Cable, Adapter, Case, User Manual, Warranty Card, SIM tool.On Design Lenovo K8 Note comes with Metal unibody design which looks similar to other smartphones available in the market. On the front, it has a 5.5-inch Full HD display, 13-megapixel front-facing camera with LED flash, earpiece, sensors, and notification LED which is only one color below the display there is touch capacitive button which is not backlit.
On the right, there is Volume rockers and the power button.Dual Nano SIM Slots, MicroSD card slot and a dedicated Music Key present on left side.On the top, there is a 3.5mm audio jack and the micro USB port is present on the bottom along with the speaker grill on the right side and the microphone on the left. Coming to the rear it has a 13MP +5MP Dual Rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, Fingerprint Scanner and Lenovo Branding.Lenovo has also included TPU case in the box.Lenovo K8 Note measures 154.5 x 75.9 x 8.5mm and weighs 180 grams, heavier compared to other phones and can’t be used in single hand most of the time.Overall build quality of the phone is good, also it comes with a Splash Resistant P2i Nano Coating.
On Display Lenovo K8 Note comes with a 5.5-inch Full HD display with a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels which produces pixel density of 401 PPI. It also comes with a 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass protection.It produces good colors and viewing angle even in outdoor condition also has an Oleophobic coating so it doesn’t attract fingerprints.
Lenovo K8 Note is world’s first Phone to be powered by a Deca-Core MediaTek Helio X23 processor (2x 2.3GHz ARM Cortex-A72 + 4x 1.85GHz ARM Cortex-A53 + 4x 1.4GHz ARM Cortex-A53) coupled with ARM Mali T880 MP4 GPU. It comes with 3/4GB of RAM and 32/64GB of internal storage further expandable with MicroSD card.Out of 4GB RAM, 3.7GB of RAM is usable whereas out of 64GB around 49GB available for the user.The performance was smooth there was no lag While playing high-end games of using multiple apps. The Phone gets heating while playing games for a long time and using 4G Data while watching youtube videos or even just using normal data. We tried running some benchmark apps after running AnTuTu app for 5 times the phone scored 87723 points, Geekbench scores 1146 on single core and 4230 in multicore.
On Camera Lenovo K8 Note comes with Dual Rear Camera It has a 13MP rear camera with PureCel Plus OV13855 sensor, dual-tone LED Flash along with a secondary 5MP camera with a S5K5E2 sensor to capture depth information. It has a 13-megapixel front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture, wide-angle lens, and soft LED flash. There is also Depth Model which lets you choose the aperture between f/1.2, f/1.8 and f/2.8.there is also a depth editor that lets you utilise the feature to apply a black and white filter selectively to a certain area, change focus along with different levels of blur, and even replace the background entirely, we tested this it works fine. Both front and the Rear camera can record videos up to 1080P No support for 4K. There is also a professional mode which gives you granular control over focus point, white balance, ISO levels, etc. Camera Quality in Daylight is good in low light its above average. Depth mode needs improvement. front camera picture is good even in low light it has LED Flash.It doesn’t have the option to record slow motion videos.Overall Camera Quality is Decent Second camera Needs to be improved which is expected to happen via Software also 4K and Slow motion video recording support.
Now Talking about Operating System Lenovo Phones used to run on Vibe UI, Pure UI now Lenovo has started using Stock Android Software in Lenovo Phone K8 Note is the first Phone to use stock which runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat with Android security patch for July 2017. It will be getting Android 8.0 Oreo Update.It comes with Nougat features like Multiwindow, Quick Switch and more, there is also Google assistant present. Lenovo has included Dedicated Music Key on the left lets you easily play, pause or skip tracks easily. which can also be used to launch camera, torch light or any other app. there is also the option of Double tap to wake up, VR glasses split screen mode, FM radio App.The user interface is Smooth and Fast as there was no lag.
Lenovo K8 Note comes with a Fingerprint Scanner on the rear which is fast and responsive you can set up to five fingerprints.there is no support for App lock feature which can be used with Third party Apps check out below video to enable it.
On Connectivity Lenovo K8 Note comes with a 4G VoLTE Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4GHz and 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS and USB OTG, supports 4G LTE bands (TDD B40 2300MHz, FDD B3 1800MHz and B5 850MHz) for India. Lenovo K8 Note also comes with Dedicated MicroSD card slot and Dual SIM slot which supports one 4G while Second is 3G or 2G. Lenovo K8 Note also comes with Dolby Atmos support like other K Series Phones the audio output Via Speaker is loud and Clear even when the volume is out there was no issue with calls and even with headphones.
Lenovo K8 Note has 4000mAh battery which comes with 15W turbo charge which takes around 2 hours 15min to charge device fully. It is able to deliver 17-20 hours of Battery life on Dual SIM, Data, playing games listening to music while on Normal use it can last up to 1 and Half day. helio X23 is not power efficient as Snapdragon 625.
Lenovo K8 Note at Rs 12,999 and Rs 13,999 offers Good performance, dedicated SIM slots, splash-resistant coating runs on stock Android, the Dual camera needs improvement, No 4K Video recording, Heavy in weight can’t be used a single hand, Heats up while using Data. There are other options like Moto G5s Plus, Honor 6X, Cool Play 6 with a Dual Rear camera.
Average Second Camera Depth Mode
Heating issue while gaming or using Data for a long time
Heavy in weight
No 4K video recording, Slow motion