The Chinese handset maker, Lenovo has been making waves in the smartphone industry with its K series of handsets. After launching the newest K8 Note in the market, the brand has now launched the toned down variant called the Lenovo K8 Plus. The handset does come with few firsts from the brand and is one of the best buy in the budget segment as of now. Here is a brief lowdown of the handset for those who are looking to buy the budget handset.
Why should you buy?
Latest Android and upgradeable to Android Oreo
This is the first smartphone from the stables of the Chinese handset brand, which comes with the stock Android operating system. The stock Android gives the handset an edge over other smartphones and put it in the same league as Motorola handset. Out of the box, the handset comes with Android Nougat and is assured to get the upcoming Android Oreo update as well. This is a big plus for those who are looking for a device that gets frequent and latest updates.
While quick charging and slim profile feels great, they always come at the cost of battery capacity. However, that is not the case with the Lenovo K8 Plus as it comes with a massive non-removable battery with a strength of 4,000mAh battery. Be rest assured, the handset will last a whole day and some more on moderate usage.
Dedicated Music button
With the Lenovo K8 Plus, the handset maker is bringing another new feature to the table in form of the dedicated music button. While the primary function of the button is to play, pause and change tracks. However, the button gets a dedicated settings in the menu and can be used to perform a lot of other tasks like taking screenshots, turn on flash light and open desired app by long pressing.
The overview seems to be missing the why you should not be buying, which is because the smartphone does not have any cons to mention. The handset is definitely one of the best smartphone that the money can buy in this price segment.
|General Specifications||Launch Date||September 7, 2017|
|Color||Venom Black, Fine Gold|
|SIM Card||Dual Nano SIM|
|Operating System||Android v7.1.1 (Nougat)
Upgradable To V8.0 (Oreo)
|Phone Body||Case: Metal Back: Metal Side: Metal|
|Dimensions||147.9 x 73.9 x 8.9 mm|
|Processor & RAM||Processor||2.6 GHz Octa core 64 bit (2.6 GHz Quad + 1.6 GHz Quad) (Cortex A53)|
|Display||Size||5.2 inches (13.21 cm)|
|Screen||IPS LCD, 2.5D Curved Glass|
Corning Gorilla Class 3
|Sensors||Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope|
|Resolution||1080 x 1920 pixels, Full HD|
|Pixel Density||424 ppi|
|Screen to Body Ratio||68.04 %|
|Other Input Features||Multi-touch|
|Dual Rear Camera||13 MP + 5 MP|
Dual-color LED Flash
|Rear Camera Aperture||f/2.0|
|Front Camera Aperture||f/2.0|
|Rear Camera Features||Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)|
|Rear Auto Focus||
Phase Detection autofocus
1080p@30fps, Full HD
|Battery||Battery Capacity||4000 mAh|
|Battery Type||Li-ion, Non Removable|
|4G||LTE Cat4 150 Mbps/LTE Cat4 150 Mbps|
Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n
|USB Port||microUSB 2.0, Mass storage device, USB charging|
|Entertainment & Multimedia||Ringtone||Music ringtones, Vibration|
|Audio Format||eAAC+, FLAC, MP3, WAV|
|Video Format||H.264, MP4, MPEG4|
|Storage||Internal Storage||32 GB|
Up to 128 GB
|Calling & Messaging||Phone Book||
|Additional Information||Items in the Box||Handset with built-in Battery, Charger, USB Cable, SIM Eject Tool, User Manual, Warranty Card|