Founded in 1984 in Beijing, Lenovo grew to become China's leading PC company, and then acquired IBM's Personal Computing Division, the creators of the first personal computer. With the head-quarters in Hong Kong, Lenovo has operations in almost 60 countries and sells their products and serves customers over 160 countries around the world. Whether a PC, smartphone, tablet, smart TV or a workstation, Lenovo makes the products that customers need, whether smart connected or infrastructure devices. Lenovo is indeed creating real difference in people's lives.
The company produces various types of devices divided into a number of series. So, for example, they have the premium Vibe Series and fashionable S series. This review is about the Lenovo K3 Note, a K series device. The K3 series devices are also famed as the "Lemon Music", because certain models that are available consists of a yellow backcover and a large circular speaker at the rear.
This model of Lenovo - The K3 Note is unique among major smartphones in its own way and is a significant source of competitive advantage. Read on to get a complete review of K3 Note.
K3 Note has obviously over-powered the entry level smartphone designs which has always been pathetic with a compromising build quality. K3 offers a look and finish that is worth of a more expensive smartphone. Though the design isn't uni body, there are no creaking parts in the K3 Note; the back cover, however, does feel a little fragile when removed. But it's not much of an issue that users need to worry about, on a day to day basis. Weighing at about 150 gms, the weight is about average for the smartphone of its size. The screen is completely flat and you can feel the protective edges of the phone with your fingers. The display also features a Home, back and Menu button without a backlight. In addition to these one can see the sensors, camera, speaker and a notification LED.
The rear is also as plain as the front. The back cover is in matte finish leaving your phone finger-print free. This area is sported by the 13 MP camera, LED flash and an unusual positioning of a speaker. The back-cover also blankets the sides of the phone as well, unlike the regular phones with a metal frame.
Housing a 5.5 inch screen with quality sharpness and contrast the color display seems to be accurate. The IPS panel leaves you with a wide range of viewing angles. The screen has a resolution of 1,920 pixels by 1,080 pixels, making it a 1080p HD screen. Since the screen is over 5.3 inches it qualifies as a Phablet too. For those of whom craved for a big-screen experience but till now couldn’t own one due to the price tags, then well this is a good option for you to get hold on one. The volume rockers and the power button is placed on the right side of the phone which projects out as tiny silver units. The left side is completely flat and blank. Centered at the top you will find the Micro USB connector and 3.5mm audio jack.
The Lenovo K3 Note is powered by the newer and improved MT6752. This is also a true octa-core configuration. The processor cores can clock a speed of 1.7GHz. The processor is backed by 2 GB RAM along with 16GB of storage and a micro-SD slot.
The Note comes with Android 5.0 Lollipop and consists of 2.5 UI skin offers everything you would expect from a device of this genre. It supports WiFi n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and LTE. The K3 Note is very quick in practice due to the relatively fast hardware. Android works fine and smooth. Guaranteeing you with lag-free performance and express downloads.
The K3 Note has a camera of 13 megapixels supported by dual flash. The camera is placed at the back in the corner and the flash slightly below it. The pictures are shot at a resolution of 4160 x 3120 pixels. The camera supports auto-focus and it can record in Full HD. The camera sensors and the lens are able to shoot decent pictures, and this is mostly the case in proper light situations, but somehow making pictures with the K3 Note feels like an unreliable experience. occasionally the colors seems less accurate and at times the focus is off. Close up pictures look very good and on the whole, the camera quality is reasonable. Maybe with a software update in the future a couple of things can be improved.
The speaker sounds groovy and it seems to perform above average with the audio being loud and clear. The bass it produces is satisfactory and it doesn't sound crooked at high volumes. Audio through the headphones seems average: it's not bad, but not great too. If you plug your earphones you can use the FM radio as well.
The K3 Note has a replaceable battery with a capacity of 3000mAh. That is a whole lot of power inside this device. 3000mAh is definitely a reasonable amount of battery life. Normally it shouldn't be a problem to savor your battery power till the end of the day with such a mighty battery capacity. But keep in mind that this can vary greatly according to each individual user. However if you don't activate your screen a lot it should be competent enough to go without charging for 1 to 2 days.
The Lenovo K3 Note offers hardware which is pretty similar to current high-end models, but than at a lower price. The device does not feel glamorous nor very cheap, but it is well made. The screen contains enough sharpness due to the Full-HD resolution, but it does not excel in other aspects. Since the maximum brightness is limited, but overall it looks good and it can keep up with the competition. The K3 Note also features Android Lollipop, 4G (LTE), two SIM slots, a micro-SD slot and its battery life stands out in a positive way due to 3000 mAh.
Software has still room for improvement, for instance, the amount of preloaded apps and the translations could be better. The camera is decent, but its performance is inconsistent. 5.5-inch will not be pleasant for everybody and the lack of support for all the 4G-frequencies can be a bummer for some. You should check with your service provider before that.
However, you get a powerful smartphone for approximately Rs.10,000/-and it is made by a well-known manufacturer. The K3 Note feels smooth and quick in practice due to the processor and the amount of memory. If Lenovo could improve the camera through a software update, the K3 Note won't have any disadvantages, besides the 4G frequencies and availability.
On a shorter note, if you had been looking for a phablet with a limited price range and top features then this is the one for you. Your wait has been definitely realized by the Lenovo K3 Note. Go ahead and grab one before they run out of stock.
Lenovo K3 Note at an amazing price of Rs.9,999/-
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