Lenovo K4 Note is the word that has been buzzing in the corridors of the smartphone industry and for all the right reasons. The successor of K3 Note has made a bumper opening at the box-office by selling 10,000 unit in just 0.9 seconds. Still lots of questions remain to be answered. Here’s the answer to all such questions in our K4 Note FAQ.

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Key Specifications of Lenovo K4 Note

Model Lenovo K4 Note (Model no. A7010a48)
Display 5.5 Inch HD display, 10 point multi touch, Gorilla Glass 3
Processor 64 bit MediaTek MT6753 Octa core, Mali T720: MP3
RAM 3GB LPDDR3
Internal Storage 16GB (9.01 GB available), 128GB MicroSD card support
Software Android 5.1 Lollipop based Vibe UI
Primary Camera 13MP ISOCELL Sensor, F2.2 lens, Dual Tone Flash, PDAF
Secondary Camera 5MP, Wide angle lens
Dimensions and Weight 153.6 x 76.5 x 9.2 mm and 158g
Battery 3300 mAh
Sensors Gravitation, Proximity, e-compass, Light, Fingerprint Sensor (2 fingerprints only)
Others 4G LTE on both SIM, TheaterMax, 2 x 1.5W Dolby Atmos front speakers, WiFi a/b/g/n/ac
Price 11,999 INR/ 12,499 INR (With ANTVR headset)

Display, Design and Build

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Question – How is the Lenovo K4 Note design?

Answer: The K4 Note clearly flaunts Lenovo Vibe series X3 like design with curved back and false metal edges (chrome finished). The removable back panel is made of plastic and is prone to smudges. To mitigate that company has bundled a transparent back cover (which accumulates scratches rather easily). Speaker grills flanking the display have been elegantly implemented and look cool. Overall K4 Note has an appealing and ergonomic design, but quality of materials used could have been better.

Question: Are the capacitive keys backlit?

Answer: No, the keys are not backlit.

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Question: How is the display on Lenovo K4 Note?

Answer: Lenovo K4 Note full HD display (1920x1080p) is one of the best display available in the price bracket. The display is bright, has good contrast ratio. The phone does offer great viewing angles. Still, colors Lenovo K4 Note display does appear a tad warm. There is option to tweak color temperature in settings, but other options feel overblown and thus, worthless. Text and icons in the UI appear soft, however, while playing media everything looks sharp. This could be a UI optimization issue.

Question: How is the outdoor visibility? Does Lenovo K4 Note has an option for automatic brightness?

Answer: The phone offers good sunlight legibility. Yes, it has an automatic brightness option present in its UI. Also, there is an option to enable smart brightness under display setting which will detect when the user is in outdoors and bump up or down brightness accordingly.

Question: Does the Lenovo K4 Note display has gorilla glass protection?

Answer: Yes, Vibe K4 Note wears an added layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.

Performance and Storage:

 Question: How much internal storage space is free? Can Apps be moved to SD card on K4 Note?

Answer: Only 9.01 GB is available on first boot. You can free up additional space if you uninstall pre-loaded apps (total 10.53 GB). Apps can not be moved to SD card.

Question: Is USB OTG supported on Lenovo K4 Note?

Answer: Yes, USB OTG is supported.

Question: How is day to day or general performance? How is gaming performance of Lenovo K4 Note?

Answer: Lenovo K4 Note is powered by a MediaTek MT6753 delivers a decent day to day performance for a normal user. We haven’t noticed any lag while navigating through various apps however the performance isn’t snappy. Overall, the multitasking experience is not as zippy as we would like to have in a brand-new phone.

Gaming performance however is poor. Most high-end games don’t run smoothly, which also makes us apprehensive about durability of smooth day to day performance a few months down the line.

Question: What are benchmark scores of Lenovo K4 Note?

Answer: Here are some benchmark scores.

Benchmark Standard Score
Antutu  37423
Nenamarks 2  59.0 fps
Vellamo Metal, Multicore  1101, 1521
Quadrant  22090

Question: Does Lenovo K4 Note have heating issues?

Answer: In day to day it stays cool as a cucumber, however while gaming it does heat up in the area surrounding earpiece but nothing alarming.

Question: How much RAM is free on first boot?

Answer: 2091 MB (Almost 2GB RAM) is free on first boot

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Question: How is fingerprint sensor performance?

Answer: Actually, we are impressed with the accuracy and speed of fingerprint sensor. It is a rear mounted sensor, placed just underneath the camera module and index finger naturally rests on it. Setting it up is easy, and it can also be used for capturing selfies, as back key, home key or recent apps key. However, Lenovo has made a blunder by not allowing users to save more than two fingers at a time.

Camera

Question: How is the Lenovo K4 Note camera?

Answer: Taking its pricing into account, Lenovo K4 Note has one of the best camera available in this budget. Images captured by K4 Note offers better contrast ratio and details. Colors also appear close to natural on K4 Note. What really stands out on K4 Note is by default it captures images in 16:9 ratio. Also, users can activate burst mode with a long press of shutter key to shoot.

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Question: Is HDR mode present on Lenovo K4 Note?

Answer: Yes, HDR mode is present in Lenovo K4 Note.

Question: Can you record slow-motion videos on Lenovo K4 Note?

Answer: Nope. It does not feature slow-motion recording option.

Lenovo K4 Note Camera Samples

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Software

Question: How is the software?

Answer: Vibe K4 Note runs on Lenovo Vibe UI which is based on Android Lollipop 5.1. The user interface is smooth and offer a mix of rich features. Most of the features are similar to other Vibe Series smart devices. There is no app drawer in the default launcher. You will find the standard set of Lenovo apps pre-installed, and some of them can be uninstalled too. The stand-out feature on Lenovo K4 Note is the introduction of Theatermax, which creates an illusion of a bigger canvas when coupled with ATR kit.

Question: Does Lenovo K4 Note support Gestures?

Answer: Yes. You can activate double tap to unlock, Quick snap (double click volume button to shoot instantly) for camera and screen off unlock.

Miscellaneous

Question: What kind of SIM card does it accept? How is the quality of SIM Card tray in Lenovo K4 Note?

Answer: The Lenovo K4 Note supports dual Micro SIM card. Both SIM card supports 4G LTE.

Question: How is the call quality on Lenovo K4 Note?

Answer: Call quality is very good in our area.

Question: How is the Battery backup on Lenovo K4 Note?
Answer:
The performance of a 3300mAh battery is decent. We got a screen on time of about 4 hours, but our usage is on the heavier side. Most basic users can easily reach one day mark.

Question: Is the battery removable on Lenovo K4 Note?

Answer:  No, battery is not user replaceable.

Question: How many sensors do Lenovo K4 Note have?

Answer: Take a look at list of sensors in the image belowLenovo-K4-Note-sensors

Question: How loud is the loudspeaker on Vibe K4 Note?

Answer: Lenovo K4 Note dual frontal speakers seriously standout against all its competitor. Lenovo has also added Dolby Atoms to offer theater like surround sound experience for its user.

Question: What comes inside the box of K4 Note?

Answer: Inside the box, there is a 2 Ampere charge, back cover (not a nice fit), scratch guard and USB cables. Headphones are not included in the retail box. Also, there is an option to buy K4 Note bundled with ANTVR for theater max.

Lenovo Vibe K4 Note Photo Gallery

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Conclusion:

K4 Note has all the correct specs barring right chipset which is one of the key element for great performance. Having said that, Lenovo K4 Note delivers decent smartphone experience leaving gaming performance aside.  If you are looking for a good camera, better music capabilities and good day-to-day life performance K4 Note can be a good buy.

10 COMMENTS

  1. I m using lenovo k 4note vibe . My touch screen is not properly work that s why I go to lenovo authorized center but he said to change display …actually my display colour is blue but it’s look like black its original or not I have a doubt pls reply me soon

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