Lenovo K8 Plus Review: A feature packed budget smartphone
It looks and sounds identical to other Lenovo units, has a metal shell, and comes in ‘fine gold’ and ‘venom black.’ It has a smaller size than the Lenovo K8 Note, making it simpler for one-handed use. Power and volume keys are assigned to the right while another physical button on the other hand is set to play/pause music and move tracks by design. The button may be remapped to other features, such as taking a snapshot or running an app, which makes it very handy. We do have a 3.5mm headphone jack at the end, the speaker and the micro-usb port at the bottom. The K8 Plus has two cameras on the back and a dual-tone LED flash. Below this is the fingerprint reader, which is simple to enter. The K8 Plus is 8.99mm thick and weights 165g, which some consumers can find bulky. But Lenovo, on the other side, has stuffed a 4000mAh battery into the phone, making it worth the bulk!
It has a 5.2 inch 1080p LCD panel that is covered by Gorilla Glass 3. Below the monitor, we have touch capacitive navigation buttons that are not backlit which making it difficult to reach in the dark. The viewing angles are nice and the replication of the color is great. Brightness is nice enough indoors, so you might have to limit overt sunshine at times to see stuff clearly outside.
It is operated by the P25 octa core processor, which is clocked up to 2.5ghz. It has a Mali-T880 MP2 GPU. It comes with 3gb/4gb ram and 32gb internal storage.
It has a 13mp + 5mp dual camera configuration at the rear, which is used to calculate depth. There’s an 8-megapixel selfie camera on the front, along with a selfie flash. The shutter speed is good, but it’s in depth mode. It also does not support 4k or slo-mo recordings.
The mobile has two Nano-SIM slots and supports both 4G and VoLTE. Apart from the sim slots, it comes with a dedicated micro-sd card slot that enables you to extend your memory by up to 128gb.
It operates on stock android and comes out of the box with Android 7.1.1. Lenovo has agreed to upgrade the oreo for this unit. It doesn’t come preinstalled with some bloatware (apart from microsoft apps which can be uninstalled).
It has no physical led light warning. The performance of the speaker is pretty noisy and nice.
It handles day-to-day activities very well and comes with stock android that makes it look nice and easier to use. The 4000mAh battery will last for more than a day. The designated microSD card slot would not require you to pick between a second SIM and extra capacity. The output of the camera is fairly good, and storage is enough for the regular person.
If you’re interested in stock Android and decent battery life, then Lenovo K8 Plus looks like a good option.