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Lenovo K8 Note Hands On and First Camera Samples


Lenovo today has just launched the new Lenovo K8 series – the K8 Note and K8 Plus. In the launch event, we were able to get a quick hands on of the Lenovo K8 Note which promises to give you a complete multimedia experience. Let’s explore!

Lenovo K8 Note:

  • 2.3Ghz Deca Core Mediatek Helio X23 processor
  • Mali T880 MP2 graphics
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB internal storage expandable memory via microSD up to 256GB
  • 5.5-inch Full HD IPS LCD display (1920 x 1080 pixels)
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • 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
  • Dual SIM, Dual Standby
  • 4G/LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, Fingerprint Scanner
  • GPS, A-GPS
  • 4,000 mAh battery with Turbo Charge
  • Android 7.1 Nougat upgradable to Android 8.0 Oreo
  • Price: P13,999 but only P8,999 via online store Lazada (sale up to December 12, 2017)

Ports and buttons:

  • Top – 3.5mm headset jack
  • Left – SIM card trays and a dedicated music key
  • Right – volume rocker and power button
  • Bottom -microphone, speaker grill and USB 2.0 port
  • Back – fingerprint scanner, dual cameras, and noise cancelling microphone
  • Front – 5.5-inch display, selfie camera, sensors and three capacitive buttons

For years we’ve been praising Lenovo’s excellent build quality on their phones and the Lenovo K8 Note is no different. The design is quite typical here with its usual unibody metal design. It has some resemblance with Huawei’s P10 series especially at the front.


As for the display, we are surprised to see improvements. It is now brighter and more vivid than its past models. The 5.5-inch display is at 16:9 aspect ratio. No edge to edge display here but its a good display nonetheless.

We managed to test both cameras and we must say it is actually very good. The f/1.7 aperture made it possible to take better phone in low light. Selfies are good too. Here, check out our first camera samples.

This is the first Lenovo smartphone with a UI similar to its sister brand Motorola. The company has ditched its home brew Vibe UI launcher in favor for a more stock Android feel. Also, Lenovo promised an Android 8.0 Oreo update once it is a available. Cool!


This is a great phone! We love to have more time with it so we can do our full review. It checks all the boxes that we want in a midrange smartphone – good camera, amazing value for money, nice display and smooth user experience.