Abaft the Lenovo K8 Note (review), the company’s has launched the K8 Plus which is a successor of the K6 Power (faq). It joins the dual-camera club of smartphones under Rs. 15,000. However, that’s not its only highlight. From pure Android to a massive battery it has more than a few aces up its sleeve. If you are a tempted to buy it and have questions related to K8 Plus, you might find your answers here. Let’s explore Lenovo’s “complete phone” further.
Lenovo K8 Plus Advantages and Disadvantages
Lenovo K8 Plus Pros
- Dedicated microSD card slot
- Stock Android software
- Rear camera performance
Lenovo K8 Plus Cons
- No 4K or slo-mo recording
Lenovo K8 Plus Specifications
|Model||Lenovo K8 Plus|
|Display||5.2-Inch, Full HD, 2.5D glass|
|Processor||16nm process based octa-core MediaTek P25 processor|
|Internal Storage||32GB,expandable up to 128GB|
|Software||Android 7.1.1 Nougat|
|Primary Camera||13MP + 5MP (Depth sensor) rear cameras|
|Secondary Camera||8MP selfie camera|
|Dimensions||147.9 x 73.7 x 9 mm; 165 grams|
|Others||4G VoLTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, 3.5mm, micro USB, TheaterMax, Dolby Atmos|
|Price||Rs. 8,999/ Rs. 10,999|
Lenovo K8 Plus Look and Feel
Question: How is the Lenovo K8 Plus design?
Answer: The Lenovo K8 Plus design isn’t too far off from the recently launched K8 Note (review). The usage of material, placement of keys, and sensor are identical to the elder sibling. But yes, this one is smaller, which also makes it more manageable.
The phone has a metal back with plastic trimming on the top and bottom. The phone front is dominated by a 5.2-inch display which the customary 2.5D curved glass protection (Gorilla Glass 3). And there are substantial bezels both above and beneath the display
The keys on the either sides offer good tactile feedback. The vertical dual camera setup (except LED flash), fingerprint sensor, and Lenovo branding all are symmetrically aligned.
Overall, the K8 Plus design won’t blow your mind away but it’s quite ergonomic and functional and abides by the modern standards.
Question: How is the Lenovo K8 Plus build quality?
Answer: The Lenovo K8 Plus wins some brownie points for built quality. It feels solid and durable. There are no flexes or creeks in the body.
Question: Is Lenovo K8 Plus water resistant?
Answer: No, the K8 Plus is not water resistant.
Question: Does the Lenovo K8 Plus comes with back cover and tempered glass?
Answer: No, you will have shell out few hundred bucks to buy K8 Plus back cover and tempered glass.
Question: Does Lenovo K8 Plus have capacitive navigation buttons below the display?
Answer: Yes, navigation buttons are present below the display. They are not backlit but are silver coated and offer decent haptic feedback when touched.
Question: How is the Lenovo K8 Plus display?
Answer: The K8 Plus display is a 5.2-inch IPS LCD screen with full HD resolution with 424ppi pixel density. The display is sharp and 450 nits bright. Sunlight legibility isn’t a problem. Like most budget phones, it too tends to lean towards slightly colder color temperature. The colors of the display are close to real life and the contrast ratio is also good.
Question: Does the Lenovo K8 Plus have the option for automatic brightness?
Answer: The Lenovo K8 Plus offer adaptive brightness option.
Question: Does the Lenovo K8 Plus display have Gorilla glass protection?
Answer: Yes, it does carry Gorilla Glass 3 to keep scratches at bay.
Lenovo K8 Plus Performance and Storage
Question: How much internal storage space is free on Lenovo K8 Plus?
Answer: Both variants of the Lenovo K8 Plus come with 32GB inbuilt storage. In our review unit, 21GB of storage was free out of the box.
Question: How much RAM is free on Lenovo K8 Plus?
Answer: At the time of first boot, about 2.5GB free RAM was available (out of 4GB). We didn’t face any issue with RAM management.
Question: Does Lenovo K8 Plus have a separate microSD card slot?
Answer: Yes, the Lenovo K8 Plus comes with dedicated microSD card slot which can be used to add up to 256GB of secondary storage.
Question: Does Lenovo K8 Plus support USB OTG?
Answer: Yes, the phone supports USB OTG as well.
Question: Does Lenovo K8 Plus have a fingerprint sensor? How many fingerprints can you scan and store?
Answer: The Lenovo K8 Plus fingerprint sensor is mounted on the rear side. You can save up to 5 fingerprints.
Question: Is the fingerprint sensor on Lenovo K8 Plus fast and accurate? Is it always-on type?
Answer: The fingerprint sensor on the Lenovo K8 Plus is always-on type and it’s very fast and accurate.
Question: How is the day-to-day or general performance? How is gaming performance of Lenovo K8 Plus?
Answer: The Lenovo k8 Plus performance lives up to the expectations. It rocks a MediaTek Helio P25 chipset with 4GB RAM. We didn’t face any lags during the day to day usage. Multitasking works well too. We didn’t face any issue with high-end gaming either.
Question: Does Lenovo K8 Plus have heating issues?
Answer: No, it runs cool most of the time. Helio P25 is a quite thermally efficient SoC.
Question: Does Lenovo K8 Plus support Google cardboard and other VR Apps? Does Lenovo K8 Plus have gyroscope sensor?
Answer: It does carry the gyroscope and it does support the Google cardboard.
Lenovo K8 Plus Camera
Question: How is the Lenovo K8 Plus camera quality?
Answer: The Lenovo K8 Plus rear camera setup features 13-megapixel primary sensor with a wide-angle lens, f/2.0 aperture, and dual LED flash. The secondary 5MP camera is used here for depth sensing. Each time we clicked a photo with this device, it took an extra second to click and capture. Having said that, the images we took with the K8 Plus camera turned out very well, especially considering the price tag. It’s one of the best phone cameras you can get in this budget. The dual camera mode also feels like an improvement over K8 Note.
Lenovo K8 Plus Camera Samples
Question: How does the dual camera on the Lenovo K8 Plus work?
Answer: The dual secondary camera on the K8 Plus is used for depth sensing. Lenovo has added a slider you can use to select F-stop between f/5.6 to f/0.8 to adjust the intensity of the background blur.
Question: How is the selfie camera on Lenovo K8 Plus?
Answer: The selfie camera of the Lenovo K8 Plus turned out to be a decent shooter. We clicked few images with the phone and turns out well. Lenovo is also offering a beautify mode that allows you all whiten skin your skin tone.
Question: Can the Lenovo K8 Plus shoot 4K videos?
Answer: No, you can shoot up to 1080p full HD videos.
Question: Can you record slow-motion videos on Lenovo K8 Plus?
Answer: No, you cannot.
Lenovo K8 Plus Software
Question: How is the software on the Lenovo K8 Plus?
Answer: Lenovo’s new found love for Stock Android is admirable. Like K8 Note, the K8 Plus also comes running on Android Nougat software out-of-the box. If you look closely, it will appear to you that the K8 Plus has Moto’s spirit in it. Be it launcher or icons or the clock widget everything seems to be coming from Moto. Having said that, if you have used Vibe UI in the past, then you will consider it as a welcome change.
Stock Android benefits are evident in the day to day use. It’s UI transitions are fast and accurate. There are no UI lags or slow downs.
Question: Will Lenovo K8 Plus get Android O update?
Answer: Yes, Lenovo has guaranteed Android Oreo update.
Lenovo K8 Plus Miscellaneous
Question: What kind of SIM cards does Lenovo K8 Plus support?
Answer: It supports two nano SIM cards. The SIM tray has dedicated slot.
Question: Does Lenovo K8 Plus support FM radio?
Answer: Yes, Lenovo K8 Plus supports FM radio.
Question: Does Lenovo K8 Plus have IR blaster?
Answer: No, Lenovo K8 Plus doesn’t feature IR blaster.
Question: How is the call quality on Lenovo K8 Plus?
Answer: We didn’t face any issue with call quality.
Question: Does Lenovo K8 Plus support Reliance Jio SIM cards/ 4G VoLTE? Do both SIM slots support 4G VoLTE?
Answer: Yes, it supports Jio sim cards, VoLTE on both SIM slots.
Question: How is the Battery backup on Lenovo K8 Plus?
Answer: The 4000mAh battery on the phones can easily last for more than a day.
Question: Does Lenovo K8 Plus support fast charging? Is fast charger bundled in the box?
Answer: Yes, it supports fast charging.
Question: What can you do with Music Key on Lenovo K8 Plus?
Answer: You could use the double press action to play or pause music in music player app, or configure it to launch Flash camera or any other app.
Question: What are the sensors present on Lenovo K8 Plus?
Answer: The handset includes Accelerometer, Ambient Light Sensor, E-compass, Gyroscope, Proximity Sensor and fingerprint sensor.
Question: How loud is the loudspeaker on Lenovo K8 Plus?
Answer: The K8 Plus has a mono speaker mounted on the bottom edge. Audio output is loud and clear. Dolby Atmos is also supported.
Question: What’s the Lenovo K8 Plus Best India Price? Where to buy Lenovo K8 Plus from? Are there any promotional offers that I can avail?
Answer: Lenovo K8 Plus will retail exclusively on Flipkart starting from 7 September 2017 at 12 noon. The handset will be available in Soft Gold and Venom Black color options for Rs. 10,999.
Lenovo also announced limited period K8 Plus promotional offers include extra Reliance Jio data, Flipkart buyback guarantee up to Rs. 5,000 and exchange offer up to Rs. 10,000. Apart from these, Lenovo is also offering Moto Plus 2 headphone and a Bluetooth speaker at a discounted price when ordered along with the K8 Plus.
Lenovo K8 Plus Quick Review – Should you buy it?
With the K8 Note and K8 Lite, Lenovo hits all the right notes. It’s a very comfortable phone to live with and that’s because Lenovo has focused more on getting the basics right. It’s sturdy built, compact size, light and fast software, decent primary rear camera, long-lasting battery and multimedia enhancements like Theatermax and Dolby Atmos all make it a near-complete multimedia device. All in all, the K8 Power is the worthy successor to the K6 Power. And the base 3GB RAM variant feels like a really sweet deal at 8,999 INR.