For the original K3, with a price tag of just $97 USD, you are getting a 5-inch quad-core with LTE, and you would have thought that K3 Note would be about having it upsized. But boy, it is so much more than that.
The K3 Note will be featuring a 5-5inch Full HD screen with an octa-core processor with 2GB RAM, dual sim, 4G LTE and a whopping 3000 mAh battery to boot. That’s not an improvement but a complete overhaul for just an additional $50. I wouldn’t mind paying extra because I know that I’m getting top dollar for my money.
With a body of 152.6 x 76.2 x 8 mm (6.01 x 3.00 x 0.31 in) and weighs 150 g (5.29 oz), it is indeed super slim and lightweight as well, there’s no denying that fact.
Now let’s break it down spec for spec shall we. The 5.5-inch Full HD IPS capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 1920 pixels or ~401 ppi pixel density might be last year’s flagship specs but it is still relevant in 2015. Although a few others have jumped to Quad HD but it has caused the battery to drain a lot faster than expected.
Under the hood of the K3, Note is the Mediatek MT6752 chipset paired with an Octa-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A53 processor, Mali-T760MP2 graphics and 2GB RAM. You can expect amazing performance as it is worth the money spent. All the apps and games that are out there can be run without any issues. Yes, 3GB or 4GB RAM is the target for flagships this year, but how many flagships are sold at this kind of price? The simple answer to that is none.
Even in the camera department, the K3 Note delivers. With a 13 Megapixel primary camera and 5 Megapixel secondary camera, you can expect great-looking pictures in great details being captured with its camera. Even for selfies which is the craze nowadays, the 5MP certainly helps a lot.
By taking lots of pictures, next you would be worried about storage space. Not to worry as it has 16GB of internal storage plus an expansion slot which can accommodate an additional 32GB.
The phablet will be running Android Lollipop 5.0 right out of the box which further adds to its credentials.
As mentioned earlier, it will have a Li-Po 3000 mAh battery to supply enough juice, and you can expect a battery life of at least a day in between charging.
It is also worth noting that the K3 Note will have dual-sim feature plus there’s also the 4G LTE connectivity which adds more value to the smartphone.
The Lenovo K3 Note is by no means an oversized Lemon as compared to the original K3. For an additional $50, you will be getting a bigger screen with Full HD resolution, twice the amount of cores and RAM, better camera and bigger battery. As compared to other flagships, it is certainly right up there in terms of performance and is definitely winning in terms of pricing as it only costs one-third of ½ the price of other flagships.
The Lenovo K3 Note is expected to be available in yellow and white.