Lenovo, though a late entrant into the mobile world, has not only caught up with its competition but in certain instances, surpassed them too. The Lenovo K3 Note made waves in the market for being impressive in its specifications yet affordable. When Lenovo launched the K4 Note, expectations were sky high regarding the changes and improvements it would bring. Let’s take a closer look at all that has changed.
Design and Display
Though both models are encased in plastic bodies, the K4 Note has a more premium feel to it with the metallic frame. The differences begin with the Dolby Sound dual speakers which are placed on the front of Lenovo K4 Note and the fingerprint scanner at the back. Both phones however, have the same 5.5-inch display with 1,920 x 1080 resolution and 401 ppi. The Lenovo K4 note also has Corning Gorilla Glass 3 which is absent in the K3 Note. While the K3 Note has sharp edges, its successor has a more curved back panel.
The MediaTek MT6753 octa-core chipset in the Lenovo K4 Note is supported by 3GB of RAM while the K3 Note is fueled by the MediaTek MT6752 chipset and 2GB of RAM. Though both have a native storage of 16GB, the K4 note can support up to 128 GB of microSD card whereas K3 note supports only up to 32 GB.
The K4 note does seem to be an upgrade when it comes to the battery. It has a 3300mAh battery which compared to the 3000mAh battery on the K3 Note, does last a lot longer.
When it comes to the shooting prowess, there doesn’t seem to be much of an upgrade. With 13MP rear camera and dual LED flash, both the K3 and the K4 Note can shoot 1,080p videos at 30 fps. Both the devices also have a 5MP front facing camera for selfies. There’s a slight difference with aperture since the K3 Note has a standard f/2.0 aperture, the Lenovo K4 Note has an upgraded f/2.2 aperture. Also, the K3 Note lacks PDAF.
The K4 note arrived with Android 5.1 Lollipop OS whereas K3 Note featured the Android 5.0 Lollipop. The OS on both phones is overlaid with the Vibe UI.
In spite of some major upgrades, Lenovo K4 Note does hold on to its ‘affordable’ price tag. If you want to enjoy the upgraded K4 Note do hurry because rumor has it, they are selling like hot cakes.