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Lenovo K8 Note First Impressions

Yesterday, Lenovo launched two new smartphones, namely the Lenovo K8 Note and the K8 Plus that are both packed with a dual camera setup and a MediaTek processor. But for now, let’s talk about the K8 Note.

The K8 Note is pretty much straightforward in terms of design. It sports a 5.5-inch Full HD IPS LCD display with 2.5D glass for protection. It’s good to know that Lenovo didn’t join the bezel-less wagon yet, so we still have a meager chin and forehead left to hold which will come in handy when playing games. The top houses the 13MP front camera with LED flash, coupled with sensors.

We get our typical capacitive navigation buttons (which are non-lit) on the bottom.

On the left side, we have the power button, and the volume rocker, while the right side houses the dual nano-SIM card slot, the dedicated microSD slot, and lastly, the dedicated music button which launches your music player.

Above the phone, sits the lone 3.5mm headset jack.


Down at the bottom, we have the speaker grilles and the micro-USB port. It’s quite a downer that this device doesn’t sport a USB Type-C port though.

The back of the K8 Note dons a metallic finish, making it look and feel premium. It’s also quite hefty and holding it in one hand feels reasonably comfortable. Apart from that, two antenna bands run across on opposite ends of the device. We can also its 13MP + 5MP secondary rear depth camera w/ LED flash, the fingerprint scanners, and the Lenovo logo on the bottom.

Under the hood, the K8 Note is powered by a 2.3GHz MediaTek Helio X23 deca-core processor paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage which can be expanded up to 128GB via microSD. It also runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat and has 4000mAh of battery. So far, first usage was pretty smooth.

Lenovo K8 Note specs:
5.5-inch Full HD IPS LCD display w/ 2.5D glass
2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass
2.3GHz MediaTek Helio X23 deca-core SoC
64GB storage
up to 128GB via microSD (dedicated)
13MP + 5MP secondary rear depth camera w/ LED flash
13MP front camera w/ flash
Dual-SIM (nano)
Dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac
Bluetooth 4.1
Fingerprint scanner
Durable water repellent design
Dolby Atmos audio
FM Radio
Android 7.1.1 Nougat
4,000mAh battery
154.5 x 75.9 x 8.5mm
Venom Black, Fine Gold

The Lenovo K8 Note is priced at Php13,999 but it will be exclusively available in Lazada for only Php8,999 starting November 9. We will be taking this device for a full review, so stay tuned!

Alyza is a Multimedia Producer for YugaTech. You can follow her at @tadboring.

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1 Response

  1. Ejia says:

    That discounted price is pretty good; it beats out Xiaomi’s Helio X20 Note4(X) if you factor in the newer chipset, Android version, and dedicated SD slot
    Pity about lacking usb-c though

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