The latest kick-off launch of Lenovo in January this year, the Lenovo Vibe K4 Note also known as the Lenovo Vibe X3 Lite is a wonder to all the Tech-geeks with its all stunning features and looks worth specking in detail. And the quality it provides in such an affordable price is just worth mentioning it in the top launches of this year. It is a good sized phone having a screen of 5.5” and a handy weight of 158g (5.57oz). Lenovo K4 Note was launched on Amazon India on January 5th and since then it has sold over 180000 units of this phone till now. This new smartphone has aimed more at its performance than its appearance this time.
Why such popularity?
Lenovo’s new successor to its very popular K3 Note is a great phone for any college going student or a professional who is looking for a low-priced smartphone with latest new features. The superior performance plus the TheatreMax technology and Dolby Atmos sound with dual front speakers add glory to its elegant looks. And the hardware it provides with the added NFC and fingerprint scanner technology is just awesome.
So let us have a detailed look over this popular gadget:
Design and Look: This trendy smartphone features a 5.5” FULL HD display which gives you a wonderful feel everytime you touch your screen and has a matte plastic back panel. The sides are made up of brushed metal that gives it a decent look. Lenovo K4 Note has a chunky look with a design almost that of its earlier version K3 Note. It has an unmatched design among the phablets at its price, with subtle curves that give it a stunning appearance. It has a fingerprint sensor at its back and sleek look that has garnered attention among many smartphone buyers. Its design has especially been optimized for multimedia watching. However, during the launch event the company made it clear that this time they wanted to focus on performance and user experience rather than its specifications.
Touch and Display: This newly launched phablet has an IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen and flaunts a display of 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution with 441ppi pixel density which gives a detailed look. With added 178 degrees wide-angle viewing at 450 Nits brightness, it delivers crisp images with sharp contrast. The display is rich and vibrant although it gives a little sense of a bit higher saturation and added warmth. Its brightness is creating a little issue as far as outdoor view is considered but it is totally fine for an indoor view with low intensity of light. Well! This issue can be considered as it is prevalent in every other phone at its range.
Variants: By far the Lenovo K4 Note has two variants-
One variant comes with a flavor of 3GB RAM along with 16GB of internal memory (A7010 a48) whereas the other has a wide variety of storage options like 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB with 2GB of RAM (A7010). Their price may vary according to their storage capacity, but their size remains the same.
Software: This phone works on Android’s v5.1 (Lollipop) version, and the chipset is powered by the undisputable MediaTek MT6753. The CPU is of Octa-core 1.3 GHz Cortex A53, and there is a dedicated slot for micro SD, up to 128GB. The Lollipop OS on this smartphone is overlaid with Vibe UI alike the Note K3. This new phone comes with the connectivity features like 4G LTE, WiFi, 802.11 a/b/g/n./ac, v4.0 Bluetooth, NFC, USB OTG and a GPS. The NFC and the fingerprint scanner are the new specifications of this phone and its earlier version Note 3 even lacked all the above-mentioned connectivity features.
Camera: K4 Note features a 13-megapixe f/2.2 aperture camera at its rear side. It is also equipped with dual-tone LED Flash and auto phase detection which would make your photos come out live. As the phone is incomplete with its sharper front camera for selfies, hence Lenovo has provided a 5-megapixel front camera for the selfie lovers.
Battery Life: Lenovo K4 Note has a terrific battery back-up of 3300mAh which is way too better than its earlier version Note K3. It provides a 24 hours talk-time in 3G networks and supports all other required daily workload over the phone such as net browsing, texting, game playing, listening music, etc. Lenovo K4 Note leaves a descent impression in this regard.
Phone accessories: This mid-range smartphone comes with some added goods in its box. It contains a 2-pin charger (5.2V-2A), a micro USB cable, a clear case, a scratch guard and a quick start guide and warranty information. This smartphone gives an immersive virtual experience of Dolby Atmos Sound with TheatreMax Technology that comes with an optional AntVR headset sold separately. So guys! You have to compromise for an amount of Rs.1299; that is the price of this headset to enjoy the highly claimed sound quality of this smartphone.
Price: The K4 Note is a mid-range smartphone that comes in your budget. It was launched at a price of Rs.11,999. This phone loses its grip in the budget battle among its strong contenders Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and LeEco Le 1s. Lenovo K4 Note bundled with its headset comes at a price of Rs.12,499 whereas Le 1s is priced at a mouth-watering cost of Rs.10,999 and Xiomi Redmi Note 3 comes at a start of Rs.9,999 for 2GB RAM and 16 GB storage. But the better version comes in your pocket at a deal of Rs.11,999. So by far the price tag has related the crown for the cheapest phone goes to Le 1s.
Suggestions: Why take a stand on Lenovo K3 Note?
The Lenovo Vibe K3 Note is a mixed bag providing a sharp display and a wonderful audio performance, but it is also a fact that the audio headset will set you back at an additional charge of Rs. 1299. The slightly curved top and bottom edges give this phone a unique statement of its own. There is a separate SD card slot which allows you to expand the memory. The battery life is awesome. Regarding build and design this phone earns a descent rating, even in the terms of durability, this phone stands out among the rest. The viewing angles of nearly 180 degrees are excellent with no color or hue shift whatever be your inclination pose. The fingerprint scanner is quite accurate and optimized. In terms of performance, this smartphone is quite fast and zippy, light in weight but the graphics part narrates a different story altogether. It has a below par gaming performance, so if you are a game lover, then this phone is going to dishearten you a little. But looking at its overall features, this smartphone can be considered as a good deal.