The budget smartphone market in India is seeing a boom. Budget phones with impressive specs have gained popularity as people grow more concerned about money and look to save more with every transaction.This love for savings has made companies like Lenovo, Micromax, Xiaomi and Yu Mobiles come out with game-changing technologies to capture the market.
With rapidly changing dynamics, the budget phone segment has become a place where only the fittest can survive. Here’s a budget phone from Lenovo which aims to raise the bar and set a benchmark for its competitors. Though the specs look impressive on paper, we’ll have to put the phone to test to see how it performs. Read on for the complete Lenovo K3 Note review!
The K3 Notehas a simple and basicdesign. The edges are not sharp and the device is easy to hold. The plastic rear has a matte finish which makes the phone resistant to fingerprints and smudges. It has a replaceable battery, two SIM slots and a microSD card slot. On the right side of the phone are the volume keys and the power key. The headphone jack and microUSB port are found at the top. There is a small LED for notifications near the front camera – red LED to indicate the device is charging and green LED to indicate a missed call.
A 5.5-inch screen with 1080p resolution gives a bright and crisp display. The viewing angles are good and the color reproduction is accurate. The device comes with Dragontrail protection and this prevents scratches on the screen’s surface. The visibility is good even outdoors.
The phone has anocta-core 64-bit MediaTek MT6752 processor clocking at 1.7 GHz and is backed by Mali-T760MP2 GPU and 2GB of RAM. It has an in-built memory of 16GB which can always be expanded to 64GB using microSD cards. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS with strong and stable signal strength. The phone supports 4G in both SIM slots and has a 3000mAh battery which is removable. There is a 13MP rear camera with dual flash to capture fine details and a 5MP front camera for beautiful selfies!
The K3 Note comes with Android v5.0 Lollipop which adds a lot of style and functionality to the device. The LenovoVibeUI is simple and efficient. You can download a good UI and personalize your phone with useful apps like Dropbox, Freecharge and Evernote. Remember, you can use freecharge coupons to get some recharge offers. Some pre-installed apps like SHAREit, CLONEit and SYNCit are also very useful. There is a feature called “secure zone” which can instantly hide apps, calls, files and notifications with a unique lock code. Also on board is another special feature, called the “Ultimate Power Saver” which allows only calls and messaging, thus saving precious battery life.
This device is a power-packed performer. It renders a snappy performance with no lags even while multitasking. The comprehensive Android benchmarking application, AnTuTu returned an impressive figure of 45,616 points for the K3 Note. This is much higher than any other phone in its range. The phone’s 13MP rear camera shoots well in broad daylight but the performance dips a little in low light. Meanwhile, the 5MP front camera delivers clear and perfect selfies. The audio experience of the phone is wonderful with Dolby Atmos Equalizer. Call quality is good and 4G speeds are a joy to experience. The battery lasts for 8 hrs (approx) on moderate to heavy usage.
Available on Flipkart through flash sales, the phone is priced at Rs 9,999. However, you can use flipkart coupons to purchase it on ebay India. Don’t forget to visit ebay India through CashKaro.com to get some additional cashback.
Go for it if you are looking for a snappy and powerful phone in the budget segment. Worth every penny spent!