Lenovo is a traditional Chinese phone brand since the beginning of 21st century by manufacturing feature phones. The Lenovo mobile phones are well known for its cheap price and functions. But it lost the battle of smartphone market domination decade later when competing with other new brands like Xiaomi, Huawei Horner and LeEco, etc. However, this Chinese phone maker has a good prospective in India market, which is just following China’s smartphone development, and have entered India smartphone market much earlier than most Chinese phone manufacturers. Now this Chinese phone brand have good reputation in India and take the third position in India’s smartphone market share, just after international phone maker, Samsung, and the local phone manufacturer, Micromax.
In India, Lenovo still uses the low-price market strategy to draw India users’ attention. Most Lenovo smartphones are budget phones with affordable price around Rs 10000 India Rupee. Lenovo Vibe K4 Note is one of the budget phone with affordable price of Rs 11999, exclusively sold on Amazon India since its release in January 19. What specifications does Lenovo Vibe K4 Note have? And is it worthy spending Rs 11999 to have this budget phone? Let’s start to check out.
Overview of Lenovo Vibe K4 Note specifications
- MediaTek MT6753 64bit 1.3GHz octa-core processor with Mali-T720 MP3 GPU
- 5.5 inch FHD IPS LCD touch screen of 1920 x 1080 pixels display of 401 PPI, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection glass, Capacitive multi-touch
- 3GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage with max expansion up to 128GB
- 13MP rear camera with dual LED flash, phase detection autofocus (PDAF), touch focus, face detection, HDR, Panorama and 5MP front camera
- Android 5.1
- Non-removable Li-Po 3300 mAh battery
- Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS/GLONASS/BEIDOU, NFC
Lenovo Vibe K4 Note specification review: design and display
Lenovo Vibe K4 Note is a 5.5-inch smartphone. The design of Lenovo Vibe K4 Note is quite satisfactory. The 5.5 inch touch screen is on the front with protection Gorilla Glass. The face shell of Lenovo Vibe K4 Note is different from most common Android smartphones, there are four bars on the front, both top and bottom bars locate the microphones, the front camera is the only function at second top bar and three menu buttons are at the second bottom bar. This looks a bit weird if you have owned another Android smartphone before and have Lenovo Vibe K4 Note for the first glance. The middle frame is made out of metal with metal power button and volume controls on the right side of Lenovo Vibe K4 Note. The earphone jack and USB port are separated on top side and bottom side. The back shell is made of frosted plastic for a good hand feeling. The design of rear camera and fingerprint scanner is preferable, but the LED flashes seem a little needless on the back cover, it should be more beautiful if the LED flashes are below the 13MP rear camera.
Lenovo Vibe K4 Note specification review: hardware and performance
Like most budget Chinese smartphones, Lenovo Vibe K4 Note sports an octa-core processor from MediaTek, MT6753, which is a budget chipset for most mid-range smartphones. Combing the ARM Mali-T720 GPU and 3GB of RAM, Lenovo Vibe K4 Note performs well for multitasking and playing games. The default internal storage is a bit small, only 16GB, not as big as the mainstream big storage smartphones in 2016 that have a 32GB internal memory at least.
Lenovo Vibe K4 Note specification review: camera
With the Lenovo Vibe K4 Note's 13MP auto-focus rear camera and 5MP front camera, users can shoot breathtaking photos and sharp selfies all day long, and share them instantly. The rear camera is a f2.2 ISOCELL sensor with PDAF fast focus. With all the VIBE UI enhancements, users will have the best photos every time.
Lenovo Vibe K4 Note specification review: battery
Lenovo Vibe K4 Note adopts a non-removable 3300mAh battery, which means that Lenovo Vibe K4 note is counted as a big battery smartphone when comparing most 3000mAh battery smartphones.
Lenovo Vibe K4 Note specification review: connectivity
Lenovo Vibe K4 Note is a dual-SIM smartphone and supports dual SIM dual standby and other common connectivity, like Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS/GLONASS/BEIDOU, NFC, 4G, 3G and GSM. The Lenovo Vibe K4 Note has a wide support of network frequencies: LTE TDD Band 40/41 NW (2555MHz--2655MHz); FDD Band 1/3/5/7 /8/20; 3G: 850/900/1900/2100 MHz; 2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
As a budget smartphone with affordable price of Rs 11999, Lenovo Vibe K4 Note might be a good choice if you don’t mind the weird front shell and the small internal storage. But other specifications are much common as most smartphones in this price range. And if you want to know more about India smartphones, please read this India mobile price list.
At last, for India companies who want to have its own smartphone to compete with Lenovo Vibe K4 Note, M1 Plus is a good recommendation, with almost the similar specifications:
- MediaTek 64bit 1.3GHz MT6753 octa-core processor with Mali-T760 GPU
- 5.5-inch FHD touch screen of 1920 x 1080 pixel display resolution and capacitive 5-points multi-touch, metal frame
- 3GB of RAM and 32GB of ROM
- 13MP rear camera of Sony IMX214 sensor and 5MP front camera
- 2600mAh battery
And M1 Plus is an ultra-thin smartphone with only 7.2 mm thickness.
Anyway, how do you think Lenovo Vibe K4 Note? Will you buy this budget smartphone? Please leave your thoughts below.