hhey guys back with new kind of tech review. As we all know there was a early time when there used to be a clear difference between the high-end, mid-range, and entry-level/new, devices in terms of specifications, features, and most important there, price, these lines are now getting blurred, with the upcoming new and great affordable smartphones released in 2015. A lot of these devices are to be found in markets like China and India, manufactured by various local OEMs, and one of such smartphone in mid-range offering from Lenovo which is Lenovo K3 Note.
Lenovo K3 Note comes with quite a simple design, with a kind of its rectangular design with rounded edges which in result gives a boxy feel while taken in the hand. The edges aren’t sharp becuase they are curved, and the device is easy to grip with no slippryness because the plastic it comes with is a matte finish, which makes it a fingerprints and scratches resistant.
When we come around the device, the power button is below the volume rocker on the right side of the device. The buttons are positioned in such a way that they are easy to reach, and come with a good haptik feel. The back cover is removable, giving the users to access there replaceable battery, the microSD card slot, and the SIM card slot.
The microUSB port is surprisingly found at the top, which is next to the headphone jack, which may be and incovinience to some of the users.
Another placement that is also different from other devices in the market is the rear speaker that is found at the top right corner, instead of at the bottom. The capacitive navigation keys which is below the display do not illuminate, but there won’t be any problems in finding them as they are having somekind of white paint on it. Finally, there is a notification LED Light above the display next to the front-facing camera, with red showing when the device is charging, and green indicative of a missed call which can be set by the user also by the UI or by using third Party App.
The device comes with the thickness of 8 mm and weighing 150 grams, the K3 Note is not the sleekest device in the market, but does feel very comfortable in the hand like Xiaomi Redmi 2 or Redmi 2 Prime.
The Lenovo K3 Note comes with a 5.5-inch IPS LCD display, with a 1080p resolution, with a pixel density of 401 ppi.All this in just $200 which is a huge plus, the display is a good with accurate color reproduction, and great sharpness and viewing angles. Unfortunately the brightness isn’t the best, which does create some issues with outdoor visibility. The device comes with Dragontrail protection.
Under the Device, the Lenovo K3 Note comes with an octa-core 64-bit MediaTek MT6752 processor, clocked at 1.7 GHz, and backed by the Mali-T760MP2 GPU and 2 GB of RAM. This processing package is really impressive when given at such price point.
The Lenovo K3 Note comes with 16 GB of internal storage, which can be expanded via microSD card by up to 64 GB. The device also features a standard feature of connectivity options like Wi-Fi and GPS. The device also come with 4G LTE support.
The K3 Note comes with a 3,000 mAh removable battery, which provides for a far better than average battery life.
The device comes with a 13 MP rear camera with a dual LED flash, and makes for some good looking shots and the dual LED flash is very bright.
On the software side of things, the K3 Note runs Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box, with Lenovo’s Vibe UI 2.5 on top.