- World s first Dolby Atmos stereo speakers
- 3-mic system with Wolfson codec support to filter out ambient noise
- TheatreMax for virtual reality
Introduction & Design
The Lenovo K4 Note is the successor to the much loved Lenovo K3 Note. The Lenovo K4 Note carries plenty of improvements over its predecessor. The latest offering possesses a metal frame which can be noticed from the sides, the rear is covered by a soft polycarbonate material. The device measures 153.6 x 76.5 x 9.2mm and weighs 158 grams. The device is available in Black and White. The phone is priced below Rs. 15,000 in India
Software & Performance
On the software front, Lenovo K4 Note runs the outdated Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system out-of-the-box with the Vibe UI on top, that is similar to the UI of many Chinese phone manufacturers but at an improved level of optimisation. The UI looks completely different from stock Android UI. At its heart, the Lenovo K4 Note includes an octa-core MediaTek MT6753 processor that has eight Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.3GHz. Performance is smooth and one can switch between apps without any lag issues as there is 3GB of LPDDR3 RAM. You can afford to work on multiple apps without worrying about the device to slow down. Coming to the graphics department, the graphics are handled by Mali-T720MP3 GPU consisting of 3 cores for processing graphics, it is not great for heavy gaming but can handle the mid-range games pretty well. As far as storage is concerned, the K4 Note comes with 16GB of internal space which can be further expanded up to 128GB using the microSD card.
Display & Camera
The smartphone boasts a 5.5-inch full-HD display paired with awesome viewing angles. The display reproduces vibrant images and bright colours. Also, to keep the screen scratch-free and resistant to drop, Lenovo has added Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3 protection to the display. Setting eyes on the camera, the device is expected to be liked by all photography lovers as there is a stunning 13-megapixel rear-facing camera coupled with dual-tone LED flash and phase detection autofocus (PDAF). The images turn out to be vibrant and they contain good amount of details, the noise levels are kept low most of the time except in the photos taken in low-light condition. Overall the camera is not disappointing but also not the best among its competitors. The rear-facing camera can record videos upto full-HD resolution. Additional modes like HDR, panorama, face and smile detection, etc. are also present. For video calling and selfies the K4 Note ships with a 5-megapixel front-facing camera with an f/2.2 aperture.
Battery & Connectivity
There are multiple connectivity options that come along with the device including 4G connectivity on both the SIM cards, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, GPS, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0 and a microUSB 2.0 port with OTG support. The smartphone is powered by a massive 3,300 mAh battery that can keep the device up and running for more than a day on heavy usage.
Music lovers can t be happier as the Lenovo K4 Note ships with dual front-facing speakers that provide a unique audio experience, coupled with Dolby Atmos sound technology, that is rarely seen in devices of this price range. The Lenovo K4 Note also features fingerprint scanner that is placed below the rear-facing camera, it can be used to unlock device.
|DESIGN AND BUILD|
|Operating System||Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop)|
|Display Type||IPS LCD|
|Size (in inches)||5.5|
|Pixel Density||401 pixels per inch (ppi)|
|Color Reproduction||16M Colors|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 3|
|Screen to body percentage||71.0%|
|Rear Flash||Yes, Dual LED|
|Talk time||22 hrs (3G)|
|Standby Time||265 hrs (3G)|
|Bluetooth||v4.0 with A2DP|
|Wi-Fi||Yes with Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|USB||Micro USB v2.0|
|Voice Over LTE (VoLTE)||No|
|SIM Configuration||Dual SIM (Micro SIM)|
|No of Cores||8 (Octa Core)|