The Lenovo K8 Note is one of the most powerful smartphone on its price range today. It is equipped with a 10-core processor, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage, dual camera setup, HD display, and Doldby Atmos support! And what even more amazing, it is actually priced at Php 13,999 but you can actually buy it on Lazada for only Php 8,799!
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To know more of our thoughts regarding this device, continue reading our review.
Lenovo K8 Note Specs
- 5.5-inch Full HD IPS LCD display (1920 x 1080 pixels)
- Corning Gorilla Glass 3
- 2.3Ghz Deca Core Mediatek Helio X23 processor
- Mali T880 MP2 graphics
- 64GB internal storage expandable memory via microSD up to 256GB
- 4GB RAM
- 13 + 5 megapixel rear facing camera (f/1.7 aperture) with PDAF and dual LED flash
- 13 megapixel front facing camera (f/2.0 aperture) with LED flash
- Android 7.1 Nougat upgradable to Android 8.0 Oreo
- Dual SIM, Dual Standby
- 4G/LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, Fingerprint Scanner
- GPS, A-GPS
- 4,000 mAh battery with Turbo Charge
- Price: P13,999 but only P8,799 via online store Lazada (click here)
HARDWARE AND DESIGN
The Lenovo K8 Note has a stunning premium metal body. It looks strong and muscular for a phone. The edges of the phone doesn’t feel sharp because of its 2.5D curved glass display.
Its fingerprint scanner was placed on the back and it is very easy to access. The protruding camera cover also helps to distinguish the fingerprint scanner, so you will not end up giving fingerprint marks on the camera cover itself.
Although 2017 is the year of nearly bezel-less smartphone, the Lenovo K8 Note still stick to their traditional look.
Just in case its 64GB internal storage is still not enough for you, it actually has a dedicated slot for your microSD card.
Its 5.5-inch 1080p display produces nice and sharp details. Colors are well saturated and its contrast is good too. It also has good viewing angles since it was made multimedia. It has an average screen brightness on its maximum but when you turned ON its adaptive brightness, you might struggle sometime specially when you are under the bright sun because it doesn’t give you the bright screen that you need. Hopefully future software could solve this.
We always use the Lenovo K8 Note for watching movies with our friends specially during long breaks at school.. this is actually where it was made for – to provide a smartphone for multimedia.
It support Dolby Atmos and when you turned it ON, it can amplify its normal volume up to 3-5 times louder.
The device is also VR ready and it has quick access option in line with the power options.
It also has dedicated music button and you can configure it for other functions when you long pressed it.
SOFTWARE AND PERFORMANCE
The Lenovo K8 Note is surely a bang-for-the-buck midrange smartphone. It is equipped with not only octa-core but a deca-core processor! The 2.3GHz 64-bit Mediatek Helio X23 chipset paired with 4GB of RAM delivers a smooth experience on top its Android 7.1.1 Nougat.
Here are the screenshot from our benchmark test:
Lenovo K8 Note User Interface (Nova Launcher)
The device has actually a good battery life. Considering that it has a huge 4,000mAh battery juice and it can detect running apps on the background which you are not actually using. It can last all day with average to heavy use and upto 2-3 days with normal to average use.
Aside from being a multimedia phone, the Lenovo K8 Note also want you to enjoy good photos with its dual camera setup on its back with 13 MP f/1.7 + 5 MP with PDAF. The combination of these two sensors can create a DSLR-like photo with a bokeh-effect on the background.
While on its front, it has a 13 MP selfie shooter paired with a LED flash. It can produce sharp photos under good lighting condition but you can also notice that it has a slow shutter speed specially on low-lights which results to blurry photos.
Here’s our sample photos:
Auto Mode shots (outdoor)
Auto Mode (indoor)
Auto Mode (indoor lowlight)
Depth enabled (Portrait Mode)
Auto vs HDR Mode ON
Auto Mode (outdoor lowlight)
Selfie with flash (inside cinema)
To conclude it all, the Lenovo K8 Note is a real deal for price of under Php 10,000 budget. It has a powerful 10-core processor, a 5.5-inch 1080p HD screen, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of expandable internal storage, a dual camera setup, and a Dolby Atmos support for better multimedia experience. It almost has all the great specs for a midranger phone on its price. If you ask us if it is worth the price, of course it is! This might be one of the best deal you can find on the smartphone lineup today. So what are you waiting for? Head over Lazada now and this beast on your cart! Click here to buy.