Gsmarena : Nice review but I think you reviewed a chinese unit bcoz In Indian k3note both sim cards can be used for 4G and battery provided is 2900mah and not 3000mah and no Lenovo music player is preinstalled also no battery management apps are preinstalled. However a video player is bundled.. Also we have lollipop notifications. but no homescreen gestures settings although we have Lockscreen gestures
if you cant get the k3 note,get the lenovo a7000 plus, it's the k3 note's international version
Excellent review, but it seems you've skipped the audio quality test. Please review that if possible. I want to know if all the dts Dolby certifications that the mobile is flaunting, makes it sound better. Thanks
Lenovo now need to do new smartphone Lenovo K5 Note, how have to more brightness, better battery live and be more faster, for example this only new specs:
1.Display.- 5.5"inches FHD - IPS-Neo - CGG 4
2.Memory.- 4 GB RAM
3.Chipset.- MediaTek MT6797 ( Helio X20 )
4.Camera.- 5 MP FHD front & 12 MP back
Put this review next to iPhone 6s+ and OnePlus 2's review. Go to page 3 Display and compare the subpixel arrangement under microscope for all 3 phones. Notice while all 3 phones have IPS LCD with 401/403ppi, the pixel arrangement are quite different. K3 Note's forms a rectangle, iPhone's a square and OnePlus 2 parallelogram when you add the green, red and blue subpixels together to form a pixel. It is this difference that determine the actual viewing quality.
Pixels on K3 Note and OnePlus 2 aren't really square though OnePlus 2's is a lot better than K3. iPhone's 3 subpixels are actually 6 subpixels in chevron arrangement that helps with off-center color shaft. Same spec but when you get down to the details, you got what you paid for.
overall a very nice
phone on price/performace
but the battery life is deal breaker for me
No other storage options
What is the other storage option other than external micro SD- which is already there, plus the phone support OTG, so u can use your 64 GB pendrive as another storage?
please enlighten if i am missing anything.
Had the phone for about 2 months as my daily driver. The standard software stayed for a day. I rooted the phone, removed all the spyware, junk and bloatware and then installed the Google now home screen. Stayed with that for a month then moved to the limoncello rom.
I think I will stay with this setup for a while.
As it is now the phone is simply astonishing for the money. The screen is great, it's very fast and with the scrolling multi tasking control on this room switching is a pleasure.
Never used nfc so can't comment on the fact it's missing but all the networking, Bluetooth and so on work perfectly.
Highly recommended. I wrote this response on it. Ooh and with this rom, no Chinese..... At least this far!
Anonymous, 09 Oct 2015Sorry..what is sar label?SAR level is a measure of a phone's radiation. The higher the number, the more harmful it's likely to be to the body.
chiragajmeri, 09 Oct 2015The phone hangs a lot. i discovered it lately that the keypad doesnt supports chatting. many k... moreFor me it only happens when the phone is hot.. i.e, chatting with 4G data on..
The specs page seem to indicate that the phone is dual band i.e. 2.4 AND 5 ghz but the article seems to indicate otherwise. Also apparently there is no NFC which for me really limits the phone in the U.S. If it had NFC then it would be approaching a real phone imho. There will be new payment systems in place and it will happen overnight likely as soon as next year.
Otherwise people might as well spend that money torwards a BLU phone.
This is a very good review! However, you have skipped on the usual audio quality test. Please review the quality of audio output of the phone as well.
Not a very good product because im use it battery backup not be good.. Hanging problem always. But camera quality good mediatek chipset hanging problem
so good! but what else and how far can they bring more to our phones in order for them to compete surely to survive and presents a lot of tips n tricks also innovation funded by enormous research and capital will win if not survive the race
pintu samaddar, 09 Oct 2015This phone SAR ledel is very high...bewareSorry..what is sar label?
The phone hangs a lot. i discovered it lately that the keypad doesnt supports chatting. many keys need by either hard pressed or typed repeatedly to complete. not at all a good experience. Has uniquely hidden defects which takes time to show up.
It's a value for money phone without compromising on certain basics. The more you load apps the more an android phone will start to lag. I use this as a second phone especially for 4G in India and am quite satisfied with it. Battery - no one will be watching videos for long hours nor would I keep the WiFi on for long unless I keep charging the mobile. With 4g/3g on, I am able to pull the phone through the day, not much talking either. I keep all apps closed, no apps running in background either which is the real battery drainer.