After almost a year in which Lenovo has focused on moto phones in India, Lenovo will again launch phones under its own banner. The company has announced three new models in the Indian market – the Lenovo Z6 Pro, the Lenovo K10 Note and the Lenovo A6 Note. Lenovo sent us the K10 note out of the three in advance. Now that we can spend a little time on it, we can share our first impressions.
The budget smartphone segment in India is currently saturated and offers a wide range of good deals. From what we've seen so far, the Lenovo K10 Note has a standout feature that could appeal to a niche audience and set this phone apart. While it is common nowadays to see multiple rear cameras on phones of all price ranges, a telephoto camera with optical zoom is still rare. Add to that the almost standard look of Android, a fast Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor and a large battery – all in all, this makes for an attractive package, at least on paper. So far we think about the Lenovo K10 Note.
The design of the Lenovo K10 Note feels a little bit safe, and that really doesn't let anyone speak. However, the plastic body feels durable and the phone is fairly slim and light. The back is wrapped around the sides so there is less stitching and the phone can be comfortably held and used. However, the & # 39; Knight Black & # 39; finish we have is painfully clean because fingerprints are not easy to wipe off. We hope that the finish of & # 39; Stardust Blue & # 39; holds better in this regard.
Ergonomics is good. All buttons are on the right and have good tactile feedback. The capacitive fingerprint sensor on the back is also easy to reach. You even get a notification LED hidden in the earpiece grille. The Lenovo K10 Note also has a headphone jack and a USB Type-C port on the bottom.
The 6.3-inch display of the Lenovo K10 Note looks good. The colors are punchy and the viewing angles are decent. The brightness also seems reasonable, although we need to do some outdoor testing to see how it keeps under direct sunlight. There is a dewdrop notch on the top, which we have all got used to, and the edges around the display are visible. The Lenovo K10 Note is powered by the Snapdragon 710 SoC. This is an energy-saving chip that we have already seen in phones like the Realme X (review).
The variant we have is configured with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB storage, but there is also one with 6 GB RAM and 128 GB storage. 64 GB should be enough for most people. However, if you need more, you can insert a microSD card into the hybrid dual nano SIM tray. A surprising fact that we discovered by chance is that the K10 Note may be a renamed Lenovo Z6 Youth Edition that launched in China earlier this year. The AIDA64 app recognizes the K10 Note as a Z6 Youth Edition. Aside from replacing this model's wide-angle camera with a telephoto camera, all other specifications and design appear to be very similar.
Lenovo has opted for an Android 9 Pie user interface, but there are a few improvements such as additional gestures for navigation, custom icons, and a revised notification shadow. The surface is mostly smooth, but we noticed a bit of lag in the animations every now and then. It's difficult to pinpoint or repeat exactly what it's about, but we definitely felt it. The battery seemed to hold up well enough in our limited experience, but it's still too early to tell exactly how long and how fast it can be charged. We'll be running all of our real world and benchmark tests and will shortly report on how the phone performs in our full review of the Lenovo K10 Note.
As for the cameras, the K10 Note has a 16 megapixel primary camera with a large aperture of 1: 1.8. an 8-megapixel telephoto camera with 2x optical zoom and an aperture of f / 2.4; and a 5 megapixel depth camera. In terms of actual performance, auto focus is pretty quick. The phone locks are activated almost immediately when you tap the screen or simply move the phone to frame it again. The image quality is quite clean with a good white balance. The telephoto camera also records decent details, but the sharpness seems to be a little less than with the main camera. Once we have fully tested this phone, we will report our final results again.
The Lenovo K10 Note is not particularly worth seeing, especially in this black version, and we are disappointed to see that the case is a big spot magnet. Aside from these cosmetic flaws, it's the only phone in this segment with a telephoto camera, which can often be useful. We will test the phone in the next few days. So don't forget to read our full Lenovo K10 Note review here shortly.