Lenovo’s K4 Note wooden back variant is now available for purchase on Amazon.in for 11,499 INR. Apart from the better looking back door, other hardware and software (which was recently upgraded to Android 6.0 Marshmallow) remains same.
The K4 Note (Full Review) is not a new phone. It was launched a whole 7 MONTHS AGO and that’s like 2 years in smartphone time (in ultra-dynamic Indian market, that is). Having said that, we do think that the dual frontal speakers and good quality display make it a relevant option for budget buyers even today. When we reviewed it, we liked the K4 Note design but were irked by the poor quality of materials being used. The back cover accumulated more than its fair share of smudges and scratches.
Quick Recap: If you are audacious enough to live a life without any case involved, the first thing you will notice is that the rear cover is very prone to finger grease. We dared to lead a case-less existence for 3 to 4 days and the only part which manage to keep scratches at bay was the Gorilla Glass 3 shielded display.
The wooden back cover (Wood Veneer pasted on flex strengthened polycarbonate) should be a refreshing change. However, we do wish Lenovo sold it as a separate accessory, for then the other 750,000 existing buyers, probably used to living with scuff marks, could have benefitted from the upgrade too. Wooden back cases
With the K4 Note you get a good quality 5.5-inch Full HD display, enriching sound experience from dual frontal speakers, decent battery backup from the 3300 mAh battery, a fast and accurate fingerprint sensor and Lenovo’s TheaterMax support. The MT67653 SoC humming inside is mediocre at best, and renders it unfit for heavy gamers.
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|
|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|
|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||10,999 INR/ 11,499 INR (Wooden Back edition)|