After a powerful start with A6000, Chinese tech giant Lenovo has grown progressively in the Indian smartphone market. Thecompany has unveiled some mind-boggling beauties from its arsenal and is now taking a dig against leading players with the prolific K3 Note successor with TheaterMax, K4 Note!
Packed with top-tier specs and good looks, LenovoK4 Note continues exactly from where its predecessor left off.The metal-clad device boasts an ideal package for multimedia enthusiasts and ships with AntVR headset for delivering a unique cinematic experience for gamers and movie-buffs.It brings an ideal deal for budget phone buyers, but it isalso important to note that another Lenovo handset, A7000 Turbo endows very good specs at a lower price tag!
So, taking the two phones together, let’s see which one comes out as out winner of the day!
Design and Build Quality
In terms of look and feel, Lenovo K4 Note is much better than A7000 Turbo. The company has taken several design cues from Motorola for creating this masterpiece and done terrifically well, especially with the metal frame and that fingerprint placed right below the camera sensor.Its back panel features soft matte finish and a small bulge which gives a firm grip for carrying and holding the device with one hand. The overall look and form-factor of this handset is just stunning.
The design of A7000 Turbo, on the other hand, is very similar to that of Lenovo K3 Note. The device ships in matte black and boasts a nice look with a sleek profile measuring just at 8mm. This handset is slimmer and lighter than K4 Note, but its overall look and feel is not so good. It’s completely made from plastic and there’s nofingerprint as well!
As far as visual experience is concerned, both budget beauties deliver an impeccable viewing trip with their razor sharp 5.5-inch full-HD panels.They both create an ideal ecosystem for multimedia enthusiasts, but Vibe K4 Note goes a step ahead with additional Gorilla Glass 3 protection and advanced TheaterMax Technology!
For those who’re new, TheaterMax gives a beautiful cinematic viewing experience right from the display of your smartphone. Itretains content quality and is perfectly backed by AntVR headset that adds more fun!
Hardware and Performance
Both phones power up by top-tier chipsets but Lenovo K4 Note incorporates the latest one and looks slightly better than A7000 Turbo. The power-packed phablet features an Octa-core MediaTek MT6753 SoC clocked at 1.3GHz, while A7000 Turbo has an older MediaTek MT6752 Octa-core processor running at 1.7GHz.The two phones look fairly strong, but the RAM bundled with K4 Note changes the entire game.It incorporates3 gigs of RAM and packs a strong punch against A7000 Turbo and all 2GB RAM phones. In a nutshell, we can say, apart from good looks and a powerful chipset, Lenovo K4 Note includes a lot more to make a great package.
Both phones run vibe UI, but there are some noticeable differences. Lenovo A7000 Turbo runs Android 5.0 Lollipop based Vibe UI 2.0 and features a colourful and app drawer less interface with heavy bloatware. The interface of the handset includes a bunch of customizations and looks very similar to the UI featured Vibe K3 Note older Lenovo smartphones.
The VibeUI featured with K4 Note, however, includes an app-drawer and looks much better than the traditional interface.Based on Android 5.1 Lollipop, the UI of this handset looks cleaner and performs faster than VibeUI 2.0 and other custom skins. It delivers smooth performance and boasts a plethora of new features for customization and power management.
The camera sensor featured with Lenovo A7000 Turbo and K4 Note is absolutely identical. Both budget beauties incorporate a 13MP rear and 5-megapixel front-facing shooter, and deliver sharp and vibrant images in all environments. They capture 1080p videos at 30fps, and pack a snappycamera app whichincludes a bunch of filters and features such as, geo-tagging, panorama, HDR, and phase detection.The selfie-camera of the two handsets is also pretty impressive!
Lenovo Vibe K4 Note and A7000 Turbo include basic connectivity options such as, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G HSPA+, GPS/A-GPS, 4G LTE, and micro-USB 2.0 with support for USB OTG.They both deliver blazing download and upload speeds, but the new K4 Note comes with added advantage of NFC (Near Field Communication)and fingerprint scanning.It adds up benefits of bio-metric security and keeps personal and business-related data safe and secure!
Even here, Lenovo K4 Note performs much better than A7000 Turbo. The dual SIM based handset accommodates a 3,300 mAh battery and offers more than enough juice for seamless work and play. It gives you sufficient power-backup for an entire day of usage, and outperforms A7000 Turbo which not only includes a smaller battery of 2900 mAh, but also lacks power-saving features. On 3G, K4 Note can give you 23 hours of talk time while A7000 Turbo can just go up to 15 hours.
Pricing and Availability
Lenovo K4 Note is available exclusively via Amazon India at Rs. 11,990. The AntVR headset can be purchased at a standalone price tag of Rs. 1,299, but that’s only for those who’re looking for ecstatic visual experience.On the contrary, the weaker A7000 Turbo is available at a slightly less Rs. 10,990. The handset is available via Lenovo’s official TheDoStore and also via Flipkart.com.
With a marginal difference of Rs. 1,000, Lenovo K4 Note offers a much better deal for gamers and movie-buffs. The handset features a whole new design language and includes some mind-boggling features that are hard to find in a smartphone price just around 10k. In our opinion, it is the best deal that you can askfor with a tight budget of 12k, and is certainly much better than Lenovo A7000 Turbo with nothing but just good looks and a sleek profile!