- 5.5 inches Full-HD screen, Android 7.1.1 Nougat
- Deca-core MediaTek Helio X23 Processor
- 4 GB RAM, 64 GB Internal Storage
- 13 MP + 5 MP Dual rear cameras, 13 MP front camera with flash
- 4,000 mAh battery, Fingerprint scanner, Dual-Sim, 4G, VoLTE
- Dedicated Music Key, Water repellent nano coating, TheatreMax, Dolby Atmos
- Excellent cameras & features
- Good performance
- Good design
- Good battery backup + Fast charging
- Latest Stock Android
- Good multimedia features
- Good user experience
- Great value for money
No real cons at its price.
Should You Buy?
Overall, the Lenovo K8 Note is a really feature packed smartphone. Be it the excellent dual rear cameras, front camera, performance, multimedia capabilities, stock Android, big battery or all the other features, it ticks all the boxes right and offers everything one can expect from a budget smartphone. It truly delivers a wonderful experience and can be a very good choice especially if you value multimedia more.
|Build Type||Metal Uni-body|
|Colors||Venom Black, Fine Gold|
|Dimensions||154.5 x 75.9 x 8.5 mm|
|Resolution||Full HD (1080 x 1920 pixels), 401 ppi pixel density|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 3|
|OS||Android v7.1.1 Nougat|
|UI||Stock Android UI|
|Processor||2.3 GHz Deca-core MediaTek Helio X23 processor|
|RAM||4 GB RAM|
|Rear||13 MP + 5 MP dual cameras, Dual-LED flash|
|f/1.7 aperture, PureCel Plus sensor, Phase detection Auto-focus, touch focus, face detection, panorama and HDR|
|Front||13 MP, LED flash|
|Video||Rear: 1080p @ 30 fps, 720p @ 30 fps|
|SIM Slot(s)||Dual SIM (dedicated slots)|
|External||128 TB via microSD card|
|Capacity||Li-Ion 4,000 mAh battery|
|Fast Charging||Yes, Turbo charging (15W fast charger)|
|Stand-by Time||378 hours|
|Talk Time||24.7 hours|
|Sensors||Fingerprint scanner, Accelerometer, Ambient Light Sensor, e-compass, Gyroscope, Proximity Sensor|
|WiFi||Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band (2.4GHz and 5GHz), WiFi Direct, hotspot|
|Location||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDSS, Galileo|
|USB||Micro USB 2.0|
|Speakers||Single rear speaker with Dolby Atmos|
|Microphones||One primary mic, one secondary mic for noise cancellation|
|Supports||2G, 3G, 4G / VoLTE|
|2G Bands||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 and SIM 2|
|3G Bands||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100|
|4G Bands||LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 40(2300)|
|Speed||HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (2CA) Cat6 300/50 Mbps|
|Head||0.66 W/kg (USA)|
|Body||1.157 W/kg (USA)|
|Multimedia||Dedicated Music Key, TheatreMax|
|Water Resistant||Water repellent nano coating|
|Disclaimer: We have tried our best to list correct information on this page still, cannot guarantee it is 100% correct.|
Lenovo has skipped the K7 Note and has launched directly the K8 Note (after the K6 Note) as it believes it has added features to the new smartphone which are one generation ahead, compared to the competition. Let’s see how true it is and how well the Lenovo K8 Note puts itself against some of the most popular smartphones in the budget segment. Starting with the design, the K8 Note packs a metal unibody design made up of series 6000 aluminium and feels premium, it has also got a 2.5D curved Corning Gorilla Glass 3 on the front. Looks wise, it has similar design like most of the metal unibody smartphones out there but it still looks good.
It sports a 5.5 inches full HD display which has very good display quality. When it comes to performance, the K8 Note packs a some big numbers. It is powered by the new 2.3 GHz Deca-core Mediatek Helio X23 processor paired with 3/4 GB RAM and Mali-T880 MP4 GPU. When it comes to actual performance, we all know Qualcomm processors are much more efficient and reliable however, the Helio X23 is also powerful processor and manages to handle day to usage and multitasking smoothly. It also plays games well however, there can be some very minimal lags for the heaviest games but they are still very much playable, also the temperatures remain under control while gaming.
Another department where the K8 Note shines is the camera. It packs a dual rear camera setup on the back which includes one 13 MP and one 5 MP camera, both the cameras work simultaneously to click beautiful pictures, the 13 MP camera captures the subject while the 5 MP camera captures additional details and depth and produces bokeh effect. The picture quality is very good with accurate colors and high depth of field, it goes neck to neck with the Moto G5 Plus in terms of picture quality and even gets an upper hand at times. In low light conditions also, it manages to click good images but there can be some noise at times. On the front, there is a 13 MP camera which also comes with LED flash and clicks beautiful good quality selfies.
The phone runs on the latest Android 7.1.1 Marshmallow and the good thing here is, with the K8 Note, Lenovo has decided to get rid of its customised Vibe UI and will use Stock Android for all its smartphones starting with the K8 Note. This will ensure a better user experience and probably faster Android updates like its Motorola smartphones. The phone packs a fast fingerprint scanner on the back, it also comes with Dolby Atmos support for better audio experience and also supports Lenovo’s TheatreMax, which provides great VR and 360 degree video experience by allowing you to view your normal videos in VR mode.
It also comes with a dedicated music key which allows you to play, pause or change songs without even opening the lock or taking the phone out of pocket. A great thing is that, the music key is completely customisable and can be set to open any application like camera, clock, maps, etc. if you don’t want to use it for music. The phone also comes with water repellent nano coating for additional protection. It comes with dual sim and 4G, VoLTE support. It comes in two storage variants – 32 GB and 64 GB, both of which are expandable up to 128 GB and thankfully uses a dedicated slot for the microSD card and the two sim cards.
The phone packs a big 4000 mAh battery which delivers good battery backup and comes with fast charging support. One area where the company could have added some more efforts is weight management. The K8 Note with 4000 mAh battery weighs at 180 grams however, company’s own Lenovo P2 with 5100 mAh battery weighs 177 grams. Although it is still manageable and not a turn off.
Lenovo K8 Note (4 GB RAM) (Graphite Black):
Lenovo K8 Note (4 GB RAM) (Champagne Gold):
- Heavy Users
- Normal Day to Day Users
- Heavy Gamers
- Moderate Gamers
- Camera Lovers
- Selfie Lovers
- Multimedia Consumption