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In-depth Lenovo K4 Note Review – Camera Gaming User Experience

Front Camera Review –  Sample Shots ( Lenovo K4 Note)

Coming to the front camera it is a 5 Mega Pixel shooter and comes with fixed focus, there is no front facing flash on the K4 Note.

Here is a sample image I clicked with the K4 Note front(selfie) camera and the camera didn’t disappoint either. The image is detailed and have the subject captured well even in the artificial light which most 5 MP camera’s fail to do.

Obviously the rear camera shot looks more detailed and capture the subject really well. The front camera is also decent when used in well lit conditions and for closed shot the results are good.

Click Next Below to read more on Lenovo K4 Note Sound and Music experience, Pros, Cons , Concluding thoughts.

You can also read the Xolo One HD Review – a Budget Selfie Smartphone.

Sound & Call Quality Review and You Tube Videos Playback

I really liked the Dual Firing front speakers and the Dolby Audio is just not a gimmick they actually perform really well. Watching You tube videos on HD or Full HD resolution is a delight on the large 5.5 inch display and the sound is equally impressive for the Lenovo K4 Note.

Here is a video review of the Sound Quality of the Smartphone. 

There are no earphones/headphones which are supplied with the Lenovo K4 Note . I tested my Sennheiser headphones with the Lenovo K4 Note, the sound quality is at par with the Google Nexus 5X and other high end smartphones.

The Lenovo K4 Note comes with the Wofson 8284 Audio Hub technology which improves the sound clarity of the device.

Apps and OS

The Lenovo K4 Note runs on the Android Lollipop 5.1 operating system, along with the Lenovo Vibe UI. The UI is smooth and there are really good themes available for you to customize the look of icons and display of the smartphone.

The default theme is really nice and dark named as the Hot Move, while other themes like the Mirage and the Less is more are also quite great.

The smartphone comes with a lot of pre-loaded Apps some of which are useful and others are just bloat by Lenovo. To name a few Apps the K4 Note has share it, ever note , Google drive, Facebook , UC browser,  Mcfee security , Shazam, we chat, Guevera music, Skype and true caller.

User Experience / User Interface

The smartphone is fast and fluid, no lag what so ever. The lenovo UI is stable and comes with decent themes and is not too much different to the stock android lollipop. I would say experience is good and there are lot of options in the notification bar some of which are absent in the pure android experience in Nexus devices.

Options Menu notification bar

Quick Data Connection access and switching on Dolby and enabling the power saver mode lets you do things faster and easily.

Fingerprint Scanner Review for K4 Note

The finger print scanner is mounted at the back and the limited time we spent with this feature was a good experience. No issues in unlocking the device once it is set. The fingerprint scanner just takes  a minute to setup the profile and is very responsive to use.

Bench Mark Review (Antutu)

Antutu Score – 38706 , We tested it twice to check the Antutu benchmark score the performance is a bit low even compared to the Lenovo K3 Note which scores 43k in my testing. The CPU score is lower than the Snapdragon 800 which is almost 2 years old.

The GPU score is almost twice that of the Adreno 330 which is quite capable at playing games.  There is also an update which popped Up as I was using the smartphone which may also improve the performance for the device a little more. Though I would have loved to see a score of above 50K from the smartphone it scored lower than 40K.

Connectivity and Call Quality

We used the smartphone with 3G and 4G network and faced no issues with the connectivity or data speed. The call clarity is also good and speaker and mic volume is decent, no issues here.

We played lots of videos on WIFI using Youtube and even tried the Netflix app on the Lenovo K4 Note, there was no connectivity or heating issue with our unit.

Battery Life

The lenovo K4 Note boasts of a large 3300 mAH battery capacity, the smartphone also has support for Quick Charge feature, we charged it from 35% to 60% and measured the time, K4 Note almost took 25 minutes to reach to 60%, which is good charge speed but we have seen better in some of Samsung devices.

I will add more on the battery life and how long does it last after some more testing during the weekend.

You Can Watch our Video Review for Lenovo K4 Note 

Full Specifications Lenovo K4 Note

  • Processor – Mediatek  Processor 6753 Octa Core Clocked at 1.3 Ghz.
  • GPU Mali T720-MP3 clocked at 450 Mhz
  • Ram – 3 GB RAM.
  • Finger print scanner
  • Display – Full HD with 403 PPI
  • Screen Size – 5.5 inches
  • 16 GB inbuilt storage , expandable to 128 GB.
  • Comes with NFC Support
  • Dolly Surround Sound
  • 8.9 mm thickness
  • 158 grams weight
  • 4G LTE Support
  • Dual Sim Support.
  • Twin Dolby Atmos Speakers.
  • OS Android Lollipop 5.1 , Vibe UI
  • Price Rs. 11,999

Pros and Cons for Lenovo K4 Note

Major Pros 

  • Gorgeous Looks
  • Solid Build and design
  • Dual Front Speakers
  • Full HD Display is Good.
  • Rear camera offers decent details.

Major Cons

  • Front camera could have been better.
  • Low screen to body ratio due to front speakers.
  • Not a bezel less design.
  • Benchmark score could have been better.

Verdict – Lenovo K4 Note Review – Is it really the Killer Note !

The Lenovo K4 Note is a significant improvement from the K3 Note and for an additional price of Rs. 2000 it is every bit value for money.

As I have stated above the design , display and the rear camera is something I really liked in the K4 Note. The lenovo Vibe UI is fast and easy to work with, icons and themes look nice with fluid performance.

All smartphones have some shortcomings so does the K4 Note has, the larger one is the under clocked Mediatek processor clocked at 1.3 Ghz while the K3 Note had the same processor clocked at 1.7 Hz, that also reflects in Antutu score.

The smartphone is bang for buck and you will definitely enjoy the positive features of the smartphone, and not to forget the killer K4 note does have killer looks to make your neighbor envious of your new prized possession.

Overall Rating – Lenovo Vibe K4 Note

Candytech Rating Lenovo K4 Note

Thanks for reading the Article – In-depth Lenovo K4 Note Review – Camera Gaming User Experience. 

You can share the user opinions and user reviews or any queries about the Lenovo K4 Note in the comments section below.

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Kanuj Sharma
Full-Time Blogger & Entrepreneur, Tech Enthusiast. A decade of experience in Telecom (Engineer & MBA) Read My Story,  Connect On Twitter, Linked-In, Youtube

82 COMMENTS

  1. i want a smartphone under Rs 12000 with excellent performance and good camera with least heating issue.

  2. i want a mobile phone under 12000 . My first choice is lenovo k5 note . But recently lenevo k6 note launched . Should i wait or go for it , also i want to know which phone is best in performance wise under 12000 which i should buy all brands are considerable either it is asus ,xiaomi lenovo,motorola .

  3. Please let me know which phone is good for VR glass usage . I need good display in low price . I am looking a good display for procus pro .

  4. hey friend will lenovo k4 note give me good selfie clicks,and also good quality of pics by selfie

  5. Hey……i want a smartphone with a best front camera…under Rs.5000…plz tell me which phone is good…

  6. Am confused between redmi note 3 ,moto g3,lenevo k4 note?? I want lag free experience,good picture quality,good audio quality. are redmi phones upgradable OTA.Which of these phones is the best and reliable.In terms of camera quality which comes 1 st ,2 nd and 3 rd pls tell

  7. Hi Kanuj,

    Good review. It would be great If you could have put some views on comparison by some more features for advanced user. For example : I am looking for NFC and Gyroscope features in mobile. The best to go for is Nexus. But these are offered in K4 as well. Moto are kind of mini nexus as they offer smooth experience of Pure Android. But unfortunately even Moto X Play does not have Gyroscope !! Moto G 2nd had rather ! Some of the old models from Samsung also had Gyroscpe. Its seems indian market demands/compares just batteries,camera and screens !Thanks

    • Thanks Krunal for your comment. Gyroscopes are not a common feature that most people look into before buying a smartphone. It is also not a deal breaker for many, hence don’t give much thought to it. Similarly for IR blaster few people use that. Even NFC have a very limited or no use for majority of people!

  8. hi bro….i am interested in gaming…but mi note 3 hasonly 16+2 GB……but iam also interested in k4 note.\
    lenova note 4 is not at all useful for gaming.

    • Redmi Note 3 is good as far as performance goes, K4 note has a better sound , and J7 offers the brand name and reiability, you can go with the RM3 🙂

  9. for playing game which phone is better between lenovo k4 and redmi note 3 also which phone fast hitting problem show?? plz ans me.

  10. does its front and rear cameras are better than micromax nitro 2 , canvas 5 or any other micromax phone or lava phones???

  11. Hi Kanuj,

    I am planning to buy a smartphone in range of 11k-13k.

    I am confused among K4note, Redmi Note 3 and Letv Le 1S.

    Till now i was planning to buy Note 3 because of its awesome features but i think company is not offering its 32GB Varient right now and the upcoming sale on 30th will only have (2GB+16GB) varient.
    The second problem Note 3 is that it does not have dedicated Mem Card Slot so 16GB wont be enough for me as either i may use the dual sim functionality or the Mem Card in its Sim slot.

    So what is your advice. Should i wait for some more time so that 32 GB varient may be available again or i should go ahead with K4 .

    What is your advice and review for Letv Le 1S ?

    Thanks

  12. Hey ! Brilliant work there ! Good review !
    Just one ques as I am thinking of buying a new mobile and I need an urgent answer, I am confused with Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and Lenovo K4 Note. So what do you suggest ? And I am a person who likes his photos to be good!

  13. Is Mediatek processor clocked at 1.3 Ghz is a big disadvantage….in browsing and gaming …or multitasking..?
    Thnx for ur awesome and detailed review.

  14. THANKS. SO I am gona buy this killer but I have some question like should I buy the ANT VR or any VR and is skullCandy handsfree Worth of buying ? T.I.A………

  15. “K3 Note had the same processor ” ??? K3 note has a better processor with mali t760 gpu which is clearly better

  16. Really an in-depth review.
    Going to buy this phone with VR headset .
    Hope this phone works well as you mentioned in your review.

  17. Hi, can you please tell me how do I purchase just the VR set?? I bought the phone on 20th sale and the VR set is not included in that.

  18. I am getting confusing to buy phone I have listed some phones suggest from it pls.

    K4note
    One plus x
    Nexus 5x
    Moto x play
    Honor 6
    I am hard core game player , browser, music hearer

    IsmIs

    • Thanks kapil rechecked it yes there is no Hybrid Sim actually the micro- sim slot is hidden below the finger print scanner.. thanks for heads up 🙂

  19. Bro please suggest me phone around 20k.
    I am considering oneplus x which os going on sale for 15k on amazon right now.

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