After creating a lot of buzz with the pre-launch teasers, Lenovo today finally unveiled the K4 Note.  The new Lenovo device is the successor to the very successful K3 Note, which was among the most appreciated smartphones launched last year. Lenovo has cleared that it is not going to get into the spec war, in place it will concentrate on giving more and more dedicated features to a specific set of consumers. We got lucky to get our hands on the device and here are answers to the most common queries related to Lenovo K4 Note.

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Lenovo K4 Note Pros

  • Great graphic performance
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • 10 Point Multi-touch
  • TheaterMax technology for high end entertainment
  • Gorilla glass protection
  • Dual SIM
  • Value for money

Lenovo K4 Note Cons

  • Average camera performance
  • Does not have Marshmallow out of the box

Lenovo K4 Note Coverage

Lenovo K4 Note First Impressions , Pros & Cons [Video]


Lenovo K4 Note Quick Specifications

Key SpecsLenovo K4 Note
Display5.5 inches
Screen ResolutionFull HD (1920 x 1080)
Operating SystemAndroid Lollipop 5.1
Processor Octa-Core
ChipsetMeditek MT6753
Memory3 GB RAM
Inbuilt Storage 16 GB
Storage UpgradeYes, upto 128 GB via microSD
Primary Camera13 MP
Video recording1080p@30fps
Secondary Camera5 MP
Battery 3300 mAh
Fingerprint SensorYes
NFCYes
4G readyYes
SIM card typeDual SIM
WaterproofNo
Price INR 11,999

Question- How is Design and Build Quality?

Answer- The new K4 Note looks and feels great in hand. Front is made out of glass, where the back cover is made up of polycarbonate. Sides are curved and have solid metal frame which runs around the phone and makes it feel solid. It has thin bezels on the sides and on the top and bottom as well. It is a good looking phone overall, with no extra bulk. The only thing is that the back and front attract fingerprints pretty easily which can be seen in the pictures as well. For this price, I would say Lenovo has done a fair job overall.

Lenovo K4 Note Photo Gallery

Question- Does the Lenovo K4 Note Have Dual SIM Slots?

Answer- Yes, it has dual Mirco SIM slots. The second one is Hybrid SIM slot.

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Question- Does the Lenovo K4 Note Have microSD Expansion option?

Answer- Yes, the Lenovo K4 Note uses 2nd SIM slot as a microSD slot and same slot can be used to have the 2nd SIM, it can support up to 128 GB microSD.

Question- Does Lenovo K4 Note Have Display Glass Protection?

Answer- The Lenovo K4 Note has Corning Gorilla glass 3 protection.

Question- How is the Display of the Lenovo K4 Note?

Answer- It features a 5.5 inch IPS LCD panel with FHD (1080×1920 p) resolution and pixel density of 441 ppi. The touch has 10 point multi touch and works well. The screen is protected with Gorilla Glass 3. The colour reproduction is good and the viewing angles are also impressive. It is easily viewable indoors but we did not get a chance to test the phone under sunlight for now. It is one of the best displays in this price range and definitely killer for the price.

Lenovo K4 Note

Question- Does Lenovo K4 Note Support Adaptive Brightness?

Answer- Yes, it supports adaptive brightness.

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Question- Are navigation Buttons Backlit?

Answer- No, the capacitive navigation buttons are but not backlit, they are silver coloured and shiny.

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Question- Which OS Version, Type Runs on Phone?

Answer- It comes with the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop with Lenovo’s own Vibe UI on top.

Question- Is there any Finger Print Sensor, How Good or Bad It Is?

Answer- Yes, it has fingerprint sensor and it works really good.

Rear K4 Note

Question- Is Fast Charging Supported in Lenovo K4 Note ?

Answer- Yes, it supports fast charging.

Question- How Much Free Internal Storage is Available to User?

Answer- Out of 16 GB of internal storage, around 8.38 GB is available at user end.

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Question- Can Apps be moved to SD card on Lenovo K4 Note?

Answer- Yes, apps can be moved to SD card.

Question- How Much Bloatware Apps are Pre-installed, Are They Removable?

Answer- Around 0.93 GB of bloatware apps is pre-installed and some of them can be removed.

Question- How Much RAM is Available on the first Boot?

Answer- Out of 3 GB, 1.3 GB of RAM was free on the first boot.

UI 2 K4 Note

Question- Does it have LED notification light?

Answer- Yes, it does have a LED notification light.

Question- Does it support USB OTG?

Answer- Yes, it supports USB OTG.

Question- Does Lenovo K4 Note offer theme options to choose from?

Answer- Yes, Lenovo K4 Note does have theme options to customize the look of the phone. You can see the Theme center icon in the image below.

K4 Note UI

Question- How Loud is The Loudspeaker?

Answer- It has a very loud sound the sound is powered by Dolby Digital and has great output.

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Question- How is the Call quality?

Answer- We could not test the call quality, but we will surely update once we receive a review unit.

Question- How good is The Camera Quality of the Lenovo K4 Note?

Answer- The rear camera is 13 MP with F2.2 ISOCELL PDAF and the front camera is 5 MP. We will reserve our comments on the camera as the lighting conditions at the launch event were not so good. Still the camera managed to capture some good colours and details under artificial lights but the shutter speed suffered in low lit scenes. The front camera is decent, it captured good colours but the details were not up to the mark during our initial testing

Lenovo K4 Note Camera Samples

Question- Can we Play Full HD 1080p Videos on Lenovo K4 Note?

Answer- Yes, it is capable of playing Full HD videos.

Question- Can Lenovo K4 Note record slow motion videos?

Answer- No, it cannot record slow motion videos.

Question- How is Battery Backup on Lenovo K4 Note?

Answer- It comes with a 3300 mAh battery, which comes with fast charging capability. It is rated to deliver up to 265 hours of 3G standby time, and 22 hours of 3G talk time.

Question- What Color Variants Available for Lenovo K4 Note?

Answer– Matte Black variant is available till now

Question- Can we set the display colour temperature on Lenovo K4 Note?

Answer- Yes, you can change display temperature.

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Question- Is there any in-built power saver in the Lenovo K4 Note?

Answer- Yes, it offers power battery saver mode in Battery settings.

Question- Which Sensors are available on Lenovo K4 Note?

Answer- It has Gravitation sensor, Proximity sensor, Light sensor and E-compass.

Question- What is the Weight of Lenovo K4 Note ?

Answer- It weighs 158 grams.

Question- What is the SAR Value of Lenovo K4 Note ?

Answer- The SAR values are not available.

Question- Does It Support Tap Wake up Commands?

Answer- Yes, it supports double tap to wake up command.

Question- Does It Support Voice Wake up Commands?

Answer- No, it does not support voice wake up commands.

Question- Does Lenovo K4 Note Have Heating Issues?

Answer- We did not get a chance to test the heating and gaming on this device, we will soon update this section once we receive the review unit.

Question- Can Lenovo K4 Note be connected to a Bluetooth Headset?

Answer- Yes, it can be connected to a Bluetooth headset.

Question- How is the Gaming Performance?

Answer- Lenovo K4 Note comes with Mali T720-MP3 (Up to 450 MHz 3D graphic accelerator) which is good for gaming and we can expect it to perform well with most of the high end games.

Question- Mobile Hotspot Internet Sharing Supported?

Answer- Yes, you can create and share internet from this device.

Conclusion

K4 Note is surely a killer device, which is going to kill most of its competition with such high on entertainment features. We were really impressed with the first impression off the device. The only doubt is with the camera, as we did not get a well lit surrounding to test the camera at the event. For the price of INR 11,999, it has almost everything to satisfy the user needs, be it fingerprint sensor, great display or power-packed performance.

64 COMMENTS

    • The Secondary sim card slot is a hibrid slot, You can use a sim card or sd card in that port.
      Means 2 simcards or 1 sim with 1sd card at a time.

    • The secondary sim card slot is not a hybrid. above the 2nd SIM card, You have to insert Memory card towards, fingerprint (there will be gap for memory slot)

    • You can use both 2 sim cards & a micro SD card.. can insert micro SD card above the 2nd sim card slot (in the opposite direction)… i did the same & all are working fine…

  1. No gyroscope but still VR ???? What??? , how will it even work properly? , will it be fun?
    Anyway , make a version with better processor and chipset , 3gb ram , 32gb rom , make it 17k , and I would still buy it
    This phone came out to be too slow for gaming and no gyroscope makes it a deal breaker for me

  2. Please tell me that can i use two sim card and a memory card at once on k4 note or i have to choose between 2nd sim or a microsd card??
    Please reply..

  3. my model no k3 note.

    my question is that how cane change camera picture resolution. so that our photo size is reduced.

  4. It’s a question regarding Battery for Lenovo K4 Note….. Is the battery removable or fixed???…. I am seeing Unboxing videos and it says “Do not remove Battery”. So, is the battery coming fixed with the device or whether I need to fix it while starting the phone for the first time as it usually comes with other cell phones in plastic cover???

    My second question would be….. Normally in certain cases when the phones get hangs and get stuck we normally open the back cover and remove the battery and again fix it to restart the device…. Is that possible for Lenovo K4 Note or there are some other options to shut down the phone when it get hangs?

  5. Is it possible to go for call conferencing? Is the noise cancellation is good to attend meetings through this phone? How about the clarity of calls?

  6. i have jio 4g sim k4 note volte call support 4G FDD LTE band

    i have not clear 4G FDD LTE band details support k4 note call support

    can you confirm

  7. can we make a video call without internate as we use in 4.4 androidversion
    n how many sim card n sd card we can use at same time
    does we use both sim card for 4g at same time

  8. IN LENOVO K4 NOTE 2ND SIM DOES NOT SUPPORT 4G LTE SERVICES IT SHOWS IN SETTING OPTIONS FOR 2ND SIM ONLY GSM WCDMA CDMA MODES ONLY BUT FOR 1ST SIM OPTIONS LTE/GSM/CDMA/ETC BUT FOR 2ND IT DOES NOT SHOWN…..IAM USING 2ND SIM IDEAR 4G…………….IN 1ST AIRCEL 3G IT SHOWS 4G LTE/GSM/CDMA WHAT IS THE REASON CAN U SOLVE THIS PROBLEM BY UR ANSWER…………………

  9. Guys I brought K4 note, But the thing is am not able call from sim1, its showing network (Full) adn if I try from sim2 to call it works. Please help on this. Thanks,

  10. Dear Sir,
    I am hearing Impaired.
    Kindly give instructions regarding MTNL Prepaid 3G video calling without internet facility on Lenovo Vibe K4 Note (Model No. Lenovo A7010a48) that I purchased since 28th Feb 2016.
    I tried 3G Video calling with my old aged parents without internet, it failed. Because handset is not supporting Video Calling facility without internet.
    Regards

  11. When i using internet that time mobile increasing heat and when i charging that time also had heat…whats is the reason and tell me sollution???

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