Nikkhil, 18 Aug 2013Its time for the Worlds leading Manufacturer of laptops to venture into the Cell Phone Realm a... moreGood review. Very detailed. For the case you can go for the one mentioned in the link. It fits very well and it's matte finish offers you excellent grip. My friend has it and believe me you will not be disappointed with it.
For screen protector go for
Hope this helps
I am using this phone for over a month now and I am loving it totally....the camera one of the best I have used on smartfones.I switched from samsung galaxy note to lenovo and m soo glad I did it.yes, I do wish it had a memory card slot.Thats the only one turn off this beautiful phone has!!
Its time for the Worlds leading Manufacturer of laptops to venture into the Cell Phone Realm after their take over of IBM.
While I am writing this review Lenovo becomes the fourth largest cell phone selling company this year with only a few handsets in its arsenal.
My review will purely be on my Experience of this Handset Lenovo K900 and why I chose it over the other counter parts.
1.Build - Pure Stainless Steel and Aluminium Chasis framework with polycarbonate inclusions. The moment you take it out of your jacket you will see jaws dropping and questions flowing. (I felt Lenovo should have atleast marketed its first flagship in the countries where its aiming success esp. Asian countries)
Its 6.9 mm thin and around 160 gms in weight.SUPER LIGHT & SUPER THIN and comes in a Gorgeous Box.
NOTE :- Do not fiddle with the screws on the back and save the sticker on its back to PRESERVE WARRANTY (Stick the transparent sticker to its box itself to prevent misplacment)
I had no problems with the usage.Convenient single handed operation along with easy slipping into pockets.
2.CAMERA - Simply STUNNING. 13 MP proves its worth esp.in low light photography.Its has a unique and very rare wide aperture 1.8 2MP front camera for wider visuals during Video Calling.No shutter LAG.Has DUAL LED Flash.
NOTE :- It uses SONY'S EXMOR RS and is way better than Xperia ZR's 13 MP (one of the reasons I dropped ZR purchase although ZR's camera is not bad but K900 is outstanding)
3.DISPLAY - GORGEOUS 5.5 INCH IPS LCD.Need not say further. No oversaturation like AMOLEDS and being an IPS LCD will have a good life. Keeping the brightness to very low is also so good. Colour reproduction is ACCURATE.
NOTE :- AMOLEDS does offer deep and rich blacks.
4.SOUNDS - EXCELLENT EARPIECE SOUND (Call quality). Loud and Admirable headphone quality (as loud as apple with no audible distortions while playing MUSIC).Comfortable to hold whole talking.
NOTE :- Device Uses WOLFSON DAC (also used in Note II,S3 & S4 )Pleasing Audio.Supports all formats.SADLY No equalizer (Which was a delight in Xperia ZR)
NOTE :- The 3.5mm jack is on the lower side and supports various renowned headsets (unlike ZR.Another reason to drop ZR)
5.INTERFACE - Custom UI is a refreshing change.Not heavy.NO LAGS.NO BLOATWARE.EASY AND CLEAN.
NOTE :- Users report using custom Launchers like NOVA to increase battery life.I use default launcher and still my battery life is so good.
NOTE :- any swipe gesture (horizontal or vertical still scrolls throught the menu)
Some CONS : -
1.Non expandable memory (But supports USB OTG and has 11gb free of 16GB,sufficient for me)
Although we have seen device the same device with diamond pattern on the back and MICRO SD capable and no wheresabouts for it.Poor Marketing.
2.Heat - On extreme usage that too on the branding area (Courtesy Slim METAL body and Close Proximity to Battery).The screen on the S4 also heats along with the back panel.NO SUCH PROBLEMS here.
3.Could not find cases for it (lolz).
4.NON REMOVABLE BATTERY.
THE PROS :-
1.QUICK CHARGE. Fully charges in an hour unbelievable.
2.INTELLIGENT AND OUTSTANDING POWER MANAGER.
3.MIND BLOWING STANDBY TIME - dropped only 1% in 9 hours overnight.
4.QUICK TEMPERATURE RECOVERY - just keep it for few minutes aside when it heats up.It will restore within seconds. Unbelievable.
5.Tangle FREE headphones.
8.AWSOME BATTERY LIFE
9.AWSOME FULL HD DISPLAY
10.AWSOME OVERALL PACKAGE
11.LEAST EXPENSIVE FLAGSHIP.
Verdict :- if you are looking for - something which is not plastic and that does not resemble half cut boiled eggs , something new , something stylish and ergonomic , something classy , something which stands upto its spec sheet and A Good Branded Product -
GO FOR IT.
1.NOTE II (although THE BEST PHONE OF LAST YEAR-I left it out due to its cheap plasticky looks and also every third person has same looking SAMSUNG DEVICE ) No disrespect
2.LG OPTIMUS G PRO - in INDIA its offering TWO YEAR warranty but was still expensive ( although had removable battery though )
3.SONY XPERIA ZR - Excellent headphone music quality BUT VERY POOR LOUD SPEAKER,EARPIECE & CAMERA (not 13 MP worth )Also has Only 4 GB available storage.
Thank You friends esp. Kasivishwa and Jasechiu.
Awesome equipment, camera is too good and natural. Need more grip too hold very slippery while holding.
Finally I own this baby. Unexpectedly amazing, user friendly. And of course, not falling into samsung & apple stereotype is the most legit reason.
Suits me best because I'm a moderate user and this phone is not complicated to me. Extremely amazing.
k900 phone device is very awesome but plzzzz re release k900 with external micro sd card solt plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.......
k900 phone is very awesome device but plzzzzz rerelease k900 with micro sd card solt....plzzzzzzzzz
Lenovo K900 firmware K900_ROW_1_S_2_009_0101_130708
Should I update to this firmware.I gt it Via OTA.
I will be posting a detailed review tomm.
Nikkhil, 17 Aug 2013Thank You so much Bro.Just bought it and fell in loveCongrats on your new buy. Do share the review with us.
I'm in love with this phone too.
One question though.
ZTE Grand-X IN which was the first phone with Intel CPU had issues with some apps.Some of them did not work on that device.
Any similar issues with K900?
no card slot,
no LED display.
no flash player no default browser,
bluetooth not 4.0,
not worthy for 25k in india.. don't buy.
Jasechiu, 16 Aug 2013Lenovo K900 is a phone you could close your eyes and pick it up. According to some websites ... morethank you so much fella.Just got this beauty beast this morning as soon as i read your response.Fell in love.
This is the best smartphone I ever used. Very slim and elegant. The screen resolution is awesome, battery life is wonderful.
Arvio, 03 Aug 2013S4 or K900 = ?K900 of course. Samsung is just a piece of plastic.
Nikkhil, 15 Aug 2013Hello Users,
I am deeply in love with this phone and I intend to buy this since it fulfills m... moreLenovo K900 is a phone you could close your eyes and pick it up.
According to some websites it is better and ranked much higher than Samsung S4.
All your queries in the post works, Whatsapp, google play store exists, heating is not a major issue when texting or calling. Usually heats up a bit when playing HD games, but it's not burning hot as you had presumed it.
Don't worry, it's a good phone and it's an android phone will work like a charm.
Nikkhil, 15 Aug 2013Hello Users,
I am deeply in love with this phone and I intend to buy this since it fulfills m... moreNikhil,
My friend does have this phone and it looks gorgeous.
1) Indian version comes with Play store and hence you can download all the apps.
2) Yes it supports Whats app and it works fine.
3) Yes there is a slight heating issue but its bearable and which phone does not heat tell me :)
I have noticed the heating issue when used the phone for Camera and games. But 10 min of games should be fine.
4) For the usage which you have mentioned it should easily come for one day+ few hours. But I have heard from that when Chrome is used the battery life is drained very fast and hence recommend to use UC Browser. Also the Acu weather widget on the home screen consumes more battery. The stock UI is heavy and its recommended to use Nova launcher or any other which has less battery usage.
5) Not sure about the head phone quality but the speaker quality is good.
6) LG Optimus G Pro is a good alternative but the price difference is around 11K.
Even I am under a big confusion whether to go for K900 or G Pro. My only concern with K900 is the 2500mah battery. Had it been 3000mah would have definitely opted for it.
Lenovo finally makes a phone that will work on the T-M0bile USA network and then they cripple the phone with just 16GB of storage and no micro sd card slot. So sad.