Lenovo has today officially presented K3 Note in India for 9,999 INR. It looks and feels same as the Lenovo A7000, but includes some improvements under the hood, which users have been asking for, the most important being enhanced 16 GB storage.
Is it exactly same as Lenovo A7000?
In terms of looks and external design, yes. It is similar to the A7000 which has turned out to be an easy recommendation for those looking to buy a decent performing smartphone under 10k.
How about the camera, the A7000 just had an 8 MP camera?
This time Lenovo has included a 13 MP camera, with OV13850 PureCell Image sensor 1/3.06 Inches in size and with large 1.1 micrometer pixels for better low light performance. A wide f2.0 aperture lens is also layered on top. In our initial testing, the camera seems to have improved over A7000.
Is the display any good?
The 5.5 Inch display panel is sharp and crisp and a noticeable improvement over A7000. Bezels on the side are narrow too. The capacitive navigation keys lining the display are not backlit in K3 Note either.
Will the processor handle Full HD resolution without stuttering?
The handset is powered by MT6752 64 bit octa core processor with all Cortex A53 cores clocked at 1.7 GHz and aided with 2 GB RAM and Mali T760MP2 GPU. We have seen this run full HD resolution smoothly before and performance shouldn’t be a problem. We will know more after spending some more time with the device.
So to compensate for all the extra work CPU needs to do, is there a bigger battery inside?
Battery capacity has been marginally improved to 3000 mAh, Lenovo claims better backup than A7000.
Recommended: Lenovo K3 Note Hands on, Photos and Videos
How about the software?
K3 Note comes with the familiar Android 5.0 Lollipop based Vibe 2.5 UI, which we have also experienced in A7000. It’s feature rich Android skin but doesn’t have an App drawer by default.
What are connectivity options included?
Connectivity options include Dual SIM, 4G LTE, 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and GLONASS
What are my other options under 10k?
When can I buy it?
You will have to register on Flipkart to buy K3 Note. Registration starts today, and first flash sale is scheduled for 8th July.
|Model||Lenovo K3 Note|
|Display||5.5 inch, Full HD|
|Processor||1.7 GHz Octa Core MT6752|
|Internal Storage||16 GB, up to 32 GB MicroSD support|
|OS||Android 5.0 Lollipop based Vibe UI|
|Camera||13 MP/ 5MP|