Lenovo K3 Note is the latest best sub-10000 category smartphone from Lenovo in India. It supports 4G LTE, and the improvement here from the A7000 is especially with the display resolution as well as with the camera on the back. We have a few questions frequently asked by the users, and the advantages and disadvantages of the K3 Note, which you can read below.
Lenovo launched the K4 Note on January 5th, 2016. Check out the Lenovo K4 Note FAQ to learn more about the phone.
How is the build quality of Lenovo K3 Note?
No different from what the Lenovo A7000 was, the phone is very comfortable to hold though will be large for those users who haven’t used phablets of screen size 5.5-inch. It doesn’t have any sharp edges, and the back is a matte finish one, with buttons on the right side of the phone. For the price, this build quality isn’t bad at all, although there are phones coming with even metal body for lesser price than this.
Does Lenovo K3 Note have Gorilla Glass or other screen protection?
Sadly, there is no screen protection given on the Lenovo K3 Note, thus you are seeing no Gorilla Glass screen or any other kind of protective layer.
Is there a screen guard provided by the company in Lenovo K3 Note package?
Yes there is a screen guard provided by the company in the box package. Nothing else is provided except for the charger and USB cable, but the screen guard will come handy for protection against scratches.
Are the navigation buttons having LED backlight?
No, the navigation buttons below the screen don’t light up whenever pressed, and they have a bright line which stays the same.
What 4G LTE bands are supported by Lenovo K3 Note?
The bands that are supported in India, by the K3 Note are: (FDD): Bands 1/3/7, (TDD): Bands 38/39/40/41.
Does Lenovo K3 Note have USB OTG support?
The phone supports USB OTG connectivity.
How much free RAM is there in Lenovo K3 Note on first boot?
Around 1.12GB of free RAM was seen after a fresh reboot of the phone, and no applications running in the background.
What is the processor and GPU in Lenovo K3 Note?
The processor included in the Lenovo K3 Note is the Mediatek MT6752 processor, octa-core 64 bit one clocking at 1.7 GHz, and along with that is ARM Mali-T760 GPU and 2GB of RAM.
How is the gaming performance on Lenovo K3 Note?
The K3 Note is superb for gaming, and almost all high-end games played flawlessly without any noticeable lags or glitches during the few hours of gaming tests. This being the same processor that was in Lenovo A7000, we expected the phone to do well, and it didn’t fail with the gaming performance. Except that it was a little poorer in performance because of the higher resolution load. We tried playing games like GTA Vice City, Asphalt 8, Dead Trigger 2, Modern Combat 5, and Real Racing.
Does the Lenovo K3 Note heat or has any heating issues while playing games?
No, the phone doesn’t heat up to an extent that would alarm you to stop playing. The temperatures that the K3 Note could reach while playing top end games, was about 42-degree, which is much lesser compared to the other phones playing similar games.
How is the camera quality and video recording of Lenovo K3 Note?
There is a 13-megapixel camera on the back of the phone and a 5-megapixel camera on the front. The photos looked good when there was good amount of available light for the back camera, and even on low light, although the performance is not the best, it is not bad at all. It is taking a little time to focus on the object, but the camera is much better than the one on Lenovo A7000.
No big difference between the selfie camera on the A7000 and the K3 Note, and it does the job as expected, though pictures are a little washed out and the face looks plain.
How much internal storage is free for user?
Around 10GB of internal storage is available to the user, out of the 16GB ROM. The Operating system takes around 4.81GB size, and app data also takes up a little space.
What are the Android version, pre-installed apps on K3 Note?
The phone has Android 5.0 Lollipop OS, and it comes with the Vibe UI layered on the Lollipop version. The build number is K50a40_S112_150610_ROW. The apps that come preinstalled are Theme Center, SHAREit, SYNCit, Guvera Music, Facebook, Skype, Twitter, WeChat, Recorder, CLONEit, Compass, Radio, UC Browser, Evernote, Navigate, Flipkart, Truecaller, Dolby Atmos, and the Google apps kit.
How much external MicroSD storage is supported by Lenovo K3 Note?
The 32GB card was recognised and supported by the K3 Note, and that is the maximum it can support as external storage.
Does the K3 Note have Dolby Atmos?
This is the second phone, after the Lenovo A7000 to have the Dolby Atmos technology for a good sound output on headphones. There is graphic equalizer, surround virtualizer, dialogue enhancer, and volume leveler in the Atmos settings.
Is there a secondary noise cancellation mic on the phone?
Yes, there is a secondary microphone located just beside the camera on the back of the phone. It does help well in reducing the noise.
What are the types of SIM supported by Lenovo K3 Note?
There are two Micro SIM card slots provided in the Lenovo K3 Note, and both are located side by side on the back of the phone, visible after pulling out the back cover.
Can I change themes on the Lenovo K3 Note?
Yes, a few themes are available in the Theme Center (an app pre-installed in the phone), and you can choose one of them. There are DaVinci, Pulse, Age, Ribbon, Less is more, and Mirage as themes available.
What are the benchmark scores that K3 Note got?
We conducted different benchmark tests on the Lenovo K3 Note, and it got the following scores:
- Lenovo K3 Note Antutu benchmark score: 45635
- Lenovo K3 Note Quadrant Standard score: 20915
- Lenovo K3 Note Vellamo Multicore score: 1979
- Lenovo K3 Note Vellamo Metal score: 1245
- Lenovo K3 Note Chrome Browser Score: 2894
- Lenovo K3 Note Geekbench Single-core score: 809
- Lenovo K3 Note Geekbench Multi-core score: 4102
Pros of Lenovo K3 Note
- Decent build quality and a 1080p display
- Better camera and good app features for selfie camera
- Dolby Atmos technology for sound output
- Great performance and gaming experience
Cons of Lenovo K3 Note
- Battery doesn’t last as long as on Lenovo A7000 due to higher resolution display
- The Vibe UI doesn’t look great, and a lot of bloatware