The Lenovo K8 Plus is the latest smartphone from the company after the bigger version, the Lenovo K8 Note was made official about a month ago. Both these phones come under the same K series but they aren’t the exact successors as the K8 Note comes in as a successor to the K6 Note but the K8 Plus replaces the K6 Power, keeping the battery life in mind.
Since these two phones are now available, let’s talk about how different they are. Of course, with the price, there is a certain difference but is it only the screen size where the difference is seen?
To begin with, let’s talk about the display itself. Both the phones have the same screen protection, the same resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, but it is the screen size where they differ – the K8 Plus having a 5.2-inch display compared to the 5.5-inch display on the K8 Note. Though there was nothing mentioned about the screen brightness on the K8 Note, the Plus was specified to have 450 nits brightness.
With the exterior, the company hasn’t mentioned anything about the Lenovo K8 Plus being splash-proof with its design but the K8 Note, as we did a video of it as well, was taking the water splashes without an issue. The K8 Note had the cameras popping out on the back while it is a flat back on the K8 Plus. Both of them have the dedicated MicroSD card slot, and a dedicated music key so there is not much of a difference between the two when it comes to how to they look and what they offer externally.
Also, it is worth noting that the K8 Plus doesn’t have a LED notification light while the K8 Note does on the top.
Next, with the processing power. Both the phones have a MediaTek processor but they differ quite a lot. While the Lenovo K8 Note has the Helio X23 processor, the K8 Plus comes powered with the Helio P25 processor. The X23 is a deca-core chipset with the clock speed reaching up to 2.3GHz for the first four cores, while the P25 on the other side is a true octa-core chipset that has a clock speed of up to 2.6GHz.
To talk about the performance in actual, both are bound to do well. The Helio X23 in the end is a winner but then, you are paying a good amount more to see that in your device. For a regular user, it shouldn’t really matter as both the phones seem equal in performance for regular activities.
Also, for the multitasking and storage, the K8 Note is given higher capacities as it has 4GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage while it is 4GB of RAM and 32GB internal storage on the K8 Plus.
Both the phones have the same camera combination of 13-megapixel + 5-megapixel cameras on the back and that is supported by the Dual LED flash. Both offer the same set of features including the bokeh mode. On the front, the Lenovo K8 Note seems to have a better camera at least with the resolution as it has a 13-megapixel selfie camera compared to the 8-megapixel selfie camera on the Lenovo K8 Plus.
There’s no difference with the Android version or the interface as both the phones come with Android 7.1.1 Nougat with the stock interface and it is the same with the battery as well, as a 4000 mAh battery powers both the phones.
In the end, it comes down to only these factors that are different in the two phones.
The display size, The front-facing camera, and the internal specifications. If the size is not an issue, the K8 Note is what we would recommend, but if you are concerned about that, you know what to choose because with a smaller body, the K8 Plus doesn’t bring about a lot of compromises.