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[REVIEW] Lenovo K3 Note

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By aPillar, Junior Member on 19th May 2015, 05:44 PM
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Lenovo's K3 Note is one of the newest Lenovo's smartphones. This budget 4G Android Lollipop device has 5.5-inch Full HD screen and octa-core processor. I purchased one for myself to figure out if it is as good as it looks like.


Specs
  • 4G
  • Android 5.0
  • MTK6752, 64bit 1.7GHz Cortex A53 octa-core processor
  • 5.5-inch IPS Full HD (1920x1080) Screen
  • 16GB ROM (about 10GB free space)
  • Micro-SD support up to 32GB
  • 2GB RAM
  • 3000mAh battery
  • Wifi, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0
  • Dual SIM

Design

Lenovo K3 Note has simple but elegant design. The phone is available with white and yellow back cover, I have white one. The rest of the phone is shiny black. Silver colored power button and volume buttons are on the right side of the phone. Unlike the most of the phones, K3 Note has its micro USB port on top next to the 3.5mm earphone port. Phone's large 5.5-inch IPS screen is clear and you can watch videos and pictures with good quality because of the 1920x1080 resolution.




Performance

K3 Note's processor is 1.7GHz 64-bit octa-core (MTK MT6752) and the phone has 2GB of RAM. That sounds good considering the price of the device and it really is awesome. I ran Antutu benchmark on the phone and the result was surprising. The score was over 45000. It means that this phone beats for example OnePlus One, Samsung Galaxy S5 and Google Nexus 5 in this test. Only very few phone models has got higher score than this. I was able to notice the excellent performance while using the device: everything works like clockwork, smoothly and steadily. I can play all the newest games on the phone with no lag at all.



Software

Android 5.0 is running very smoothly on this phone. Multitasking works nicely and new cool notification bar and lock screen notifications as well. Google Play and some other Google apps are pre-installed on Lenovo K3 Note, but it also has some other pre-installed apps that someone might dislike. I personally just ignored them. In addition to Android 5.0 K3 Note has Lenovo Vibe 2.5. It brings some new features to the phone as well as takes something away. I want to highlight some awesome features that K3 Note has. First one is gestures: For example the screen can be turned on by double tapping it or you can snap a picture while screen is off by double-pressing the volume up/down buttons. Second one is smart switching. You can make you phone for instance go silent mode or turn the GPS off when your phone connects certain wifi or at the time when you go to sleep.

Default home screen Gestures Smart switching

Cameras

Lenovo K3 Note has two cameras: 13MP back camera and 5MP front camera. Both cameras take very high quality pictures in both low and high light. Front camera records 1080p video with 30 frames per second. I took some sample photos to show you how well the cameras of this phone works. Please notice that pictures may have been damaged in upload process.

Back camera sample picture 1
Back camera sample picture 2
Front camera sample picture

Summary

I am absolutely satisfied with my Lenovo K3 Note. I have a phone with a good performance, large and high quality screen, very good cameras, long-lasting battery, newest Android and lot of space for apps and media. I bought my device from Pandawill and I'm satisfied with the service and fast shipping. Pandawill wanted to offer you a coupon for Lenovo K3 Note. You can get 10$ off by using coupon code Lenovok3 (expiration date 23.5.2015).

If you have any questions, just ask it and I will answer as soon as possible. Thanks for reading the review!

Edit:
Pictures are invisible for everyone but me (I guess) for some reason. I had uploaded the pictures on my xda-developers gallery and then linked them here but they aren't shown. You can see them here for now until I get this fixed.

Edit 2: Now everybody should be able to see every single picture.
Last edited by aPillar; 20th May 2015 at 11:54 AM. Reason: Pictures were only visible for me for some reason.
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22nd May 2015, 03:47 PM |#2  
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Does this phone have touch key backlight?
23rd May 2015, 11:39 AM |#3  
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how about its sound ? it is ok !
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Hi!

There is no touch key light but it is ok in my opinion. And I have nothing bad to say about the sound quality, I think it is surprisingly good.
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Hi, i want this phone really bad, but i need some help. Some sellers put in the desription that this phone (k50-t5) has wcdma 850/900/1900/2100 and others only 900/2100 , can someone enter into engineer mode and check the 3g bands?? I can live wihtout 4g but not wihtout 3g

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will this phone work on t-mobile in the US? looks like it doesnt support all of the LTE bands, but not entirely sure.
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Unhappy Lenovo K3 Note Network Selection
Thanks for Your Post..

But There is one question.? Can i select Only and only 2G in both sim or may me in sim 1 which is 4G/3G one more thing (Not 3G)because i am so far from City so there is problem of 3G signal even i cannot get 3G signal.. i had one phone when i put in 3G/2G (Auto Mode) then my phone battery discharge quickly .so i worry about 3G Signal So i prefer only 2G signal... so could you help me for solving this problem..??
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what differences from the K3?
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diff. betn these twos
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what differences from the K3?

Lenovo K3
Product Features:
Dual Sim, 3G, Wi-Fi
Quad Core, 1.2 GHz Processor
1 GB RAM, 16 GB inbuilt
2300 mAH Battery
5 inches, 720 x 1280 px display
8 MP Camera with flash
Memory Card Supported, upto 32 GB
Android, v4.4.2
r u getting???
12th July 2015, 05:40 PM |#10  
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I m using K3 Note for 2 Days. Getting some problems--
1. Will not connect to my G watch, Whatever i do.
2. Gyroscope is Fizzy ( While using Photosphere in Google Camera it does not sit still and does not take photosphere)
3. Frequent Bluetooth Disconnects from my Headset.
Other than these problems it is a good handset for 10k.
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I m using K3 Note for 2 Days. Getting some problems--
1. Will not connect to my G watch, Whatever i do.
2. Gyroscope is Fizzy ( While using Photosphere in Google Camera it does not sit still and does not take photosphere)
3. Frequent Bluetooth Disconnects from my Headset.
Other than these problems it is a good handset for 10k.

Hey bro,can you plz confirm me whether we have option to install apps directly into memory card in k3 note like it is in lenovo a6000,a6000 plus & a7000??
If u have memory card inserted then the option may come under settings->storage..
Plz let me know asap..

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