Lenovo K3 Note is the latest rage. The company managed to sell almost 50,000 units in first flash sale in just 5 seconds, causing widespread resentment among buyers who couldn’t reserve a unit after weeks of waiting. If you are still in line to buy it, here are some popular questions and their answers.
Lenovo K3 Note Quick Specs
- Display Size: 5.5 Inch IPS LCD Display with 1920 x 1080p HD Resolution
- Processor: 1.7 GHz MT6752 big.LITTLE octa core SoC
- RAM: 2 GB
- Software Version: Android 5.0 Lollipop based Vibe UI
- Camera: 13 MP rear OV13850 PureCell sensor, large 1/3.06” sensor size, 5 element lens with F2.0 aperture, Dual LED flash, 1080p @30fps videos
- Secondary Camera: 5 MP
- Internal Storage: 16GB
- External Storage: up to 32 GB MicroSD support
- Battery: 3000 mAh, Removable
- Connectivity: 3G/4G LTE, HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, GPS, Dual SIM
Question – Does Lenovo K3 Note have Corning Gorilla Glass Protection?
Answer – No, Gorilla Glass 3 is not present.
Question – What is the SAR value of the device?
Answer- SAR Value at the Head is 1.590 W/Kg, At the Body it is 0.688 W/Kg.
Question – Should I avoid it because of high SAR rating?
Answer – SAR value considers only thermal effects of radiations and specifies the maximum thermal radiation effect recorded. It does not tell much about how much it will emit in normal day to day usage. Maximum value is with in permissible limits, but if you spend hours talking on your phone, you can look for a low SAR rating phone.
Question – How is the Display on K3 Note?
Answer – The full HD IPS LCD panel is sharp and vivid. Outdoor visibility is not great, but it is not bad either. Overall, we like the display on Lenovo K3 Notes, especially for an under 10k price tag.
Question – How is the Design and Build Quality?
Answer – Design, is similar to Lenovo A7000. Rather, it is same as Lenovo A7000. You can even swap accessories between the two. The soft touch plastic back, good hardware button feedback and notably good loudspeaker placement on the back are all traits it carries from its predecessor. The design isn’t stunning or glamorous, but we consider it far better than other phones we come across in this budget.
Question – Navigation keys are on screen or capacitive buttons?
Answer – There are three capacitive keys lining the display and they are not backlit. You will have to rely on
Question – Is there any heating issue in K3 Note?
Answer – We haven’t experienced any abnormal heating in Lenovo K3 Note so far.
Question – What comes inside the Box?
Answer – Charger, USB cable, Screen protector and Airtel 4G SIM, which existing Airtel users can use for 4G.
Question – What size SIM card is supported?
Answer – Two Micro SIM Cards are supported. One SIM supports 4G LTE.
Question – Does it have LED notification light?
Answer – Yes, LED notification light is present
Question – How much is Free Storage?
Answer – Out of 16 GB, around 10 GB is available at user end. You can choose SD card as external storage
Question – Does it support USB OTG?
Answer – Yes, USB OTG is supported.
Question – How much is free RAM on first boot?
Answer – Out of 2 GB, 1.4 GB RAM is available on first boot.
Question – How is the Camera Quality?
Answer – The 13 MP rear camera is an improvement over Lenovo A7000. It can click more detailed shots, but overall quality isn’t a massive improvement. The dynamic range could have been better and HDR performance needs improvement too. Overall the camera is good in this price but not perfect. The front 5 MP camera on the other hand is great for selfies.
Question – How is the performance ? How much did it score on Antutu and Nenamarks?
Answer – Performance is smooth and the Lenovo K3 Note can handle high end gaming without any lag or frame drops. In day to day usage, it is blazing fast. On Antutu the phone scored 44,890 and on Nenamarks 2 it scored 60.2 fps.
Question – How is the device software?
Answer – Software is Android 5.0 Lollipop based Lenovo Vibe 2.0 UI. There is no app drawer by default and if you have prior experience with Lenovo phones, you will find yourself in familiar territory. Whether you like it or not will be a matter of personal taste. You can install third party launchers too.
Question – How many sensors does Lenovo K3 Note have?
Answer – K3 Note includes Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass sensor.
Question – How loud is Loudspeaker?
Answer – loudspeaker is very loud. It is present on the rear side and thus sound can get muffled when the phone is resting on its back, but sice it is placed towards the top, it won’t get blocked when you are holding the phone in your hands.
Question – Can Lenovo K3 Note Play Full HD 1080p Videos?
Answer – Yes, the handset can play Full HD 1080p and HD 720p videos.
Question – How is the battery backup?
Answer – Lenovo K3 Note seems to be holding well even with full HD resolution. we will spend some more days with the device and update you regarding the battery backup.
Lenovo K3 Note India Hands on Quick Review, First Impressions [Video]
Lenovo K3 Note is an easy recommendation for us under 10,000 INR. Weighing all pros and cons, it is a good buy if you are looking for a smartphone in this budget.