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Lenovo K8 Plus Review: Specifications, Price (Pros and Cons)

Lenovo, a Chinese phone manufacturer, is really making waves in the smartphone market with the launch of its K series of smartphones. After the brand launched the k8 Note in the market, they went further in launching its toned down variant known as the Lenovo K8 Plus. The K8 Plus came with new innovations from the brand and it is for sure one of the best buy budget smartphone at the moment. In this post, you will get to see a brief review of the Lenovo K8 Plus specifications, revealing its pros and cons, then also the price you can easily buy it.

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Lenovo K8 Plus Review: Specifications, Price (Pros and Cons)

Lenovo K8 Plus Review: Features and Specifications Pros and Cons

Pros

Android 7 Nougat and Upgradable to Android Oreo

The Lenovo K8 Plus is the first smartphone coming from Lenovo that came with the stock Android operating system. The stock Android gave the K8 Plus and edge over other smartphones from the brand and it places it in the same category as Motorola smartphones. The Lenovo K8 Plus came with Android 7 Nougat operating system out-of-the-box and it has an assurance of getting the Android Oreo update as well. This is a big advantage if you are looking for an affordable smartphone that will be receiving the Android 8 Oreo update.

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Powerful Battery

While fast charging seems great, they sometimes have an effect of the battery capacity. This is not the case with the Lenovo K8 Plus as it came with a non-removable 4000mAh battery that guarantees long-lasting usage. Be rest assured of getting more than 24 hours battery life after a single charge to 100%, that is when used moderately.

 

 

Dedicated Music Button

Lenovo brought a whole new feature to the music front with the Lenovo K8 Plus, this is by introducing a dedicated music button feature. Though the primary function of the button is to control music on play (such as play, pause and changing of tracks), it also has a dedicated settings in the menu and can be used to perform some secondary tasks like screenshots, open desired app by long pressing and turning on flash light.

Cons

Comparing the price of the Lenovo K8 Plus with its specs and features, it will be very difficult to fish out a particular cons or disadvantage. But just to satisfy the urge of lovers of fast charging battery lovers, I will say the omission of fast charging technology is the only cons of the K8 Plus. It is definitely one of the best buy budget smartphone you can find in the market with its price range.

Lenovo K8 Plus Full Specifications

GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS

Launch Date September 7, 2017
Brand Lenovo
Model K8 Plus
Color Venom Black, Fine Gold
Form Factor Touchbar
Category Phablet
Dual SIM Yes
Hybrid SIM No
SIM Card Dual Nano SIM
Waterproof No
Facial Recognition No
Fingerprint Scanner  Rear
Network LTE+LTE
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
Weight 165 grams

PROCESSOR & RAM

Processor 2.6 GHz Octa core 64 bit (2.6 GHz Quad + 1.6 GHz Quad) (Cortex A53)
Chipset MediaTek MT6757CD
RAM 3 GB
GPU Mali-T880 MP2

DISPLAY

Size 5.2 inches (13.21 cm)
Screen IPS LCD, 2.5D Curved Glass
Screen Protection  Corning Gorilla Class 3
Sensors Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels, Full HD
Pixel Density 424 ppi
Colours 16M
Keyboard Touch
Screen to Body Ratio 68.04 %
Stylus No
Other Input Features Multi-touch

CAMERA

Rear Camera  13 MP
Dual Rear Camera 13 MP + 5 MP
Front Camera  8 MP
Rear Flash  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 Yes
Video Recording  1080p@30fps, Full HD
Zoom  Digital Zoom

BATTERY

Battery Capacity 4000 mAh
Battery Type Li-ion, Non Removable
Wireless Charging No
Quick Charging No

CONNECTIVITY

GPRS Yes
2G GSM 1900/1800/900/850
3G HSDPA 2100/900/850
4G LTE Cat4 150 Mbps/LTE Cat4 150 Mbps
VoLTE Yes
WiFi  Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n
Bluetooth  v4.2
GPS  A-GPS
NFC Support No
USB Port microUSB 2.0
Edge Yes
HDMI No
USB OTG No
USB Type-C No

ENTERTAINMENT & MULTIMEDIA

Ringtone Music ringtones, Vibration
Radio Yes
Audio Format MP3
Video Format MPEG4
Speaker Yes

STORAGE

Internal Storage 32 GB
Expandable Storage  Up to 128 GB
Card Slot microSD

CALLING & MESSAGING

Phone Book  Practically Unlimited
SMS Yes
MMS Yes
Instant Messaging Yes
Email Yes

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Items in the Box Handset with built-in Battery, Charger, USB Cable, User Manual, Warranty Card

Lenovo K8 Plus price

The Lenovo K8 Plus Prices is different countries in the world are listed below. You can simply purchase your from any offline or online stores you prefer.

Lenovo K8 Plus Price in India: Rs. 9,000

Lenovo K8 Plus Price in UAE: AED 508

Lenovo K8 Plus Price in US: $138

Lenovo K8 Plus Price in UK: £105

Lenovo K8 Plus Price in Europe: EUR 117

Lenovo K8 Plus Price in Malaysia: MYR 584

Lenovo K8 Plus Price in Nigeria: NGN 49,900

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This is just brief review of the K8 Plus, revealing its pros and cons and giving you the more reason why you should buy it, because it is for sure the best-buy budget snartphone in its price range. If you are already using this device, you can tell us about your experience so far by using the comment box below. Kindly follow this blog for more latest in the smartphone market.

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