Lenovo K3 Note Review: An affordable smartphone having good performance

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Price: ₹ 9999

Key Specs

    5.5 inch display with a FHD screen(401ppi),1.7 GHz Octa-core processor,
    Android Lollipop,16 GB in-built storage, expandable up to 32GB,
    13 MP main camera, 5 MP front camera, 4G connectivity, dual sim slots, 2900mAh battery

Pros: Good battery life, vibrant display, slim in design, snappy performance

Cons: No earphones in the box

Bottomline: Lenovo K3 note is a complete package which includes elegant design, good hardware configuration and better battery life, which make it the best phone under 10k.

After launching Lenovo A6000, A6000 Plus and A7000, they have launched another budget smartphone in the sub 10K category. It seems like Lenovo is aggressively focusing on capturing the budget smartphone market in India, as most smartphone buyers want to buy a phone under 10k.

Sleek design with sharp display

Lenovo devices are generally made from same high quality plastic and glass, with a matte finish at back which lend to the sleek (8mm) looks. The 5.5 inch FHD display screen has a black glass cover on top which reduces glare. The phone is light weight (150 grams) and can be operated with one hand.

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Lenovo k3 Note

High resolution camera

It packs a 13 MP rear and 5 MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture. The camera is equipped with dual-led flash, beautification feature, HDR, Panorama etc.The images clicked in daylight are crisp and clear which captures detail of objects precisely. In low light conditions it lags sometimes and produces noise which is visible on images. The camera software is easy and user friendly.

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Lenovo k3 Note

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Good performer 

The Lenovo K3 Note has a Dolby Atmos for enhanced audio quality and a 64 bit Octa-core processor for fast performance. The surround sound is loud enough and you could catch every bit of the music track which is impressive.

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Lenovo K3 Note comes with preinstalled number of third party apps, like Guvera Music, Truecaller, UC Browser, Evernote, and Route 66 Navigate. Flipkart, Facebook, WeChat, Twitter and Skype. But user can uninstall these apps to free up some space.

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The smartphone has some customized software that are switched off by default and have to be turned on by the users. The features are Quick Snap, Knock to light, and Screen off gestures.
With Quick Snap, users can click pictures while the phone is asleep by double clicking any volume key, whereas Knock lights up the screen when it was off when we doubled tapped on it.
It supports smart gestures like drawing “V” to open up the camera and “O” for opening up Chrome.On the software part, the Lenovo K3 Note comes with Android 5.0 over Lenovo’s VibeUI skin.Everything runs pretty smooth, and the smartphone touched a mark of 45055 in Antutu benchmark, on 3D Mark it scores 10434, 20193 on quadrant and 3070 on Vellamo benchmark.

Long battery life

K3 Note comes with 2900 mAh battery.On our video test, Lenovo K3 Note lasted for 8 hours and 30 minutes which would easily translate to a full-day of normal use.On normal usages it can last for one complete day.

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