Lenovo K4 Note Review
Two noteworthy smartphone launch in India this year are the Motorola Moto G Turbo Edition and the Lenovo K4 Note. In this article, we are going to look at the features, specs, processor, display size, and more of the Lenovo K4 Note. The Lenovo K4 Note was announced and released in January 2016 and it is the successor to the hugely successful K3 Note from Lenovo.
At a competitive price, the K4 offers a better experience than its predecessor. It has affordable accessories like the ANT VR headset, Skullcandy Ando earphones and a better multimedia experience with the integration of Dolby Atmos on the front speakers.
1.3GHz MediaTek MT6753 octa-core Cortex-A53 processor and a GPU of Mali-T720MP3 is under the hood of the Lenovo K4 Note. The new flagship houses a Mali-T720MP3 graphics to go with the processor. Although, some people would want to see the Qualcomm Snapdragon on this phone, but that will be a bit to stretchy as it will bump the price of the phone. And that might not necessarily transfer into a better performance. Therefore, it is still a wise choice that the company focuses more on the hardware.
The Lenovo K4 Note comes with a Full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 (that is 401 ppi pixel density) and a 5.5” display (this uses a screen to body ration of ~71.0%). The display comes with 16M colors and IPS capacity touchscreen. The display of the newest smartphone from Lenovo can boast of a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for the screen protection and a multitouch touchscreen display.
As per your need, you can customize the color reproduction. This is good for those who like to have their own personalized color scheme on any smartphone.
As you can see from this section, the Lenovo K4 has a high resolution and a very large display than its predecessor. So, if you are already tired with the 5.0” screen smartphone you are using, you might want to upgrade to the Lenovo for a bigger screen and higher resolution. The Corning Gorilla also ensures that you use your device for a long time, probably till when you may need to upgrade.
RAM and Storage
The Lenovo has an internal storage of 16GB that can be expanded up to 128GB with a microSD card. The phone has a whopping 3GB of RAM. This smartphone also receives an upgrade of memory from the 2GB of the K3 Note. This is another worthy improvement, as it will allow the phone to handle apps and resource intensive games efficiently.
The K4 Note has a dual-LED flash, 13-megapixel camera with PDAF, and 1080p video capture. The front facing camera is with a 5MP shooter. The camera is capable of Geo tagging. It has face detection capacity, HDR, panorama, and touch focus.
The battery on the Lenove K4 is a non-removable Li-Po 3300 mAh capacity. When you leave the battery in standby mode, it can last up to 265 hours under 3G. If you talk with the phone, it only has 22 hours to die down with 3G and an extended 1-hour if it’s used in 2G.
The Lenovo smartphone has the latest Lenovo Vibe UI and is running on the Android 5.1 Lollipop version.
The new flagship supports GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, 3G, and 4G LTE. It can also work with microUSB 2.0 and has a WiFi hotspot, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, and a WiFi Direct option under the hood. The phone comes with a New Field Communication (NFC) and an FM radio for your entertainment and sending files to other smartphones.
The NFC protocol is getting increasingly popular with Android smartphones. The NFC is a protocol that allows two electronic devices communicated with each other when they are within 10cm of each other. You can send files, contact information, pictures, and game setup or play multiplayer games using this powerful technology.
This smartphone weighs 158 g. The phone measures 153.6 mm x 76.5 mm x 9.2 mmm. The handset can be used with a dual SIM – the Micro-SIM and a dual stand-by. The two SIMs can both be used with 4G supports. The back cover on the phone can also be changed as Lenovo plan to out into the market other colors and materials such as wood, etc.
The Lenovo K4 Note smartphone has a fingerprint sensor and stereo speaker with Dolby ATMOS.
Talking of the finger print scanner, it is placed below the camera module on the back panel. The scanner will facilitate purchasing on the Internet and enables you to unlock your phone with your fingerprint.
While the Finger Print Scanner has found its way into many Android phones, it is still restricted to higher end smartphones. We started seeing the scanner on a number of Android phones after Apple integrate its own version, Touch ID, on its iPhones.
The smartphone is thin, has a bigger expandable storage and high capacity battery than the previous version. The Lenovo K3 Note has a battery capacity of only 2900mAh. For those who have been agitating for a better battery capacity, the company seems to have looked into that. Another feature that sets this smartphone apart is the metal frame construction. That construction gives the phone a premium look.
There are surround sound speakers (two 5W Dolby Atmos) with a 3.5 mm lossless audio jack. The phone also has Wolfson WM8281 audio codec and the other feature to ensure a better call quality is the in house built 3-mic audio input system.
Since the Lenovo is already out, it is priced at Rs 11,999 and later in January sold in January 19 on Amazon.in for Rs 12,499. The later is inclusive of the ANT VR headset combo.
The price may vary in different countries. At the time of this writing, only the price quoted here is what we are going to have until a list of other country price is ready.
If you are already tired of the K3 Note, the Lenovo K4 Note is a worthy upgrade. The phone has arrived with a competitive price amidst a complete overall of the features on the previous model. It has a bigger display, higher battery capacity, and bigger memory.
If you are coming from another Android, you will also enjoy the phone with the v5.1 Lollipop operating system and the recent Lenovo Vibe UI.