Lenovo K8 Note Brings the Pure Android Experience

As promised, Lenovo has announced its first phone in line coming with pure Android OS without any skins on top.

Lenovo K8 Note follows up on the K6 and K7 Note in a strictly mid-range package, aimed at mainstream users. There are two versions of the K8 note, the 3 GB variant comes at a price of $200 while the 4 GB version costs $220.

Design and Display

The phone comes with a metallic build and a plain looking front. The back however is anything but plain with a dual camera setup and a fingerprint sensor sitting underneath it.

K8 Note features a 5.5 inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution display.

Internals and Storage

Under the hood, you get the deca-core Helio X23 processor from MediaTek, which makes it one of the most-powerful phones in its range.

K8 Note has two different RAM/storage versions you can choose from, a 3 GB/32 GB variant and a 4 GB/64 GB flavor. Storage is expandable via a dedicated microSD card slot so you can’t go wrong with either version in terms of storage.

The phones will come with Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box. Also, Lenovo has promised timely updates, meaning the phone will likely get the upcoming Android O update.

Camera(s)

As mentioned earlier, there is a dual camera setup on the K8 note with a regular 13 MP sensor coupled with a 5 MP shooter for refocusing and selective blurring. Phase detection autofocus and a dual LED flash is also included.

Up front is a 13 MP camera with an LED flash as well.

Battery

The phone comes with a spacious battery with 4000 mAh capacity, also supporting turbo-charging. The battery may last you through 2 days of average use, thanks to pure Android and 1080p screen.

Lenovo K8 Note Specifications

  • Chipset: MediaTek 10-core Helio X23
  • GPU: Mali-T880
  • OS: Android 7.1.1 Nougat, stock
  • Supported Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE; Dual SIM
  • Design:
    • Fingerprint scanner
    • Dolby atmos audio enhancement
    • Dimensions: 154.5 x 75.9 x 8.5 mm
    • Weight: 180 g
  • Display:
    • 5.5-inch IPS LCD with 1080p (1920 x 1080) resolution
  • Memory:
    • RAM: 3/4 GB
    • Internal: 32/64 GB
    • Card slot: yes, by up to 256 GB via microSD
  • Camera:
    • Primary: Dual 13 MP + 5 MP, f/1.7, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
    • Secondary: 13 MP, f/2.0, LED flash
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, USB OTG
  • Battery: 4,000 mAh, fast-charging supported
  • Price: $200 (3 GB, 32 GB), $220 (4 GB, 64 GB)


  • Price Is Reasonable :
    But No Corning Glasses, No UI Or Any Customized Features, No Water Proof, No Any Sensors, But Why MediaTEK ChipSet ::
    Aur Pure Andriod Se Kiya Farq Pharta hai ?? Baki Mobile Main Jo Andriod Hai Wo Kiya hai Phir ???

    • Shahrukh

      Bhai pure android has less bloatware and is faster

      • U Mean This Pure Andriod is better then “Samsung, Huwawi, Oppo Andriod ???
        Magar Kuch Samjha Nahi ???

        • Haamiz Ahmed

          Pure Android slow nai hota (unless you do it yourself with unoptimized apps like Facebook)

          • Shahid

            pure android is what google launches, every company then modifies it for its bloatware integration or whatever it feels good for itself. Its a double edge sword as it makes the OS feel unique but at the same time it becomes heavy and sluggish “most of the time”.

        • Pure Android experience means Google’s own Stock Android UI, much better thn all these.

      • Umar

        STAY AWAY from MTK chipsets, its goes sluggish by every passing week. if you use your mobile hard, like 2/3 hours of intense gaming each day (or most days per week) then expect a MTK chipset cell for lasting < 12 months.

        • Muhammad Abrar Ali

          U r making Fool to whole world here.
          Who said MediaTek is Sluggish
          Its bst in Price Range
          for Lower End People

        • SBFarooq

          Yeah.. Just buy the Snapdragon 810.. No worries of heating in the winter..

    • Mushif Ali Nawaz

      Bhai pure android bloated nahi hota. I mean uss mein extra (useless) apps pre-installed nahi aati. Aur UI bhi simple hoti hai jo Google ke Pixel, Nexus series mein aati hai.

    • FuriousNinja

      Not all MediaTek chipsets are meh. What do you mean by no sensors? What specific sensors you need?

    • Amna

      Stock Android is what Google desired it to be. For example on Motorola, Nexus and Pixel phones. Stock Android looks way better aesthetically than the Vibe UI which Lenovo previously used, plus it’s more responsive. EMUI (Huawei), TouchWiz (Now Grace UI [Samsung]) and MIUI (Xiaomi) are also sluggish when compared to stock/vanilla Android.

      • Simple

        toh baki companies pagal hain jo pure android offer nai karte?

        • Amna

          All those companies try to stand out in the market by adding additional features and changing the UI. It depends on everyone’s personal preference. The major reason why people buy Pixel/Nexus/Moto phones over other phones is the vanilla Android experience they provide. Plus devices running stock Android usually get security and feature updates way before other phones with consist of a modified version of Android. Even Nokia decided to provide stock experience. And usually the modified versions consist of some useless functions too, known as bloatware.

  • Shahrukh

    This will be a beast with these specs and vanilla OS

  • Haseeb Hamid

    Price and specs are reasonable. I hope the phone Launches in Pakistan soon and that with the 64gb variant

    • Simple

      yahan 30k se kam ka nai hoga, taxes lagne ke baad.

      • 30 Main Bhi 4GB 64GB 5.5 & Pure Andriod Behtar he hai

  • Sharif Cheema

    Great job Lenovo

  • Mansoor Jahangir

    When this phone will available in Pakistan… I am dying to purchase it… With deca core helio X25 of A72 cortex, it will make Samsung, Huawei, oppo, Nokia, vivo phones totally irrelevant in this price range. It will have antutu benchmark of more than 85000 piints due to hello x25 (faster than snapdragon 625), while Samsung j7 pro, oppo f3, Nokia 5 hardly touch 50000 points on antutu benchmark… This phone will be a flagship killer with it’s specs and deca core processor

  • Mansoor Jahangir

    It’s actual antutu benchmark due to fantastic processor is 90,000 points and Samsung Galaxy S6 scored 65,000 points on antutu benchmark while oppo f3 is hardly on 50,000 and J7 pro scored 46,000 points, so it is safe to say that it’s processor is faster than all mobiles of any brand in this price range of Rs. 30,000. No other mobile brand could even touch it in medium range specs. Only meizu mx6 is it’s equal but it doesn’t have dual camera and using marshmellow with bloatware UI, so still k8 note is better than all. When will this fantastic phone launch here…, could anybody tell me pleaseeeeeee !!!