BY RIZAL RAOUL REYES
As they say, first impression is lasting, the writer got excited upon receiving the Lenovo K4 Note review unit.
You will easily notice the Lenovo Vibe K4 Note is plastic from the removable back panel to the frame and edges of the device. Nevertheless, the phone is still amazingly lighter than both its metal competitors.
One of the salient features of the Vibe K4 Note is the 5.5-inch full-HD IPS LCD panel, an advantage for journalists who want to record an interview, shoot a video, and watch a downloaded episode of Game of Thrones and Homeland, among others.
At the same time, it is also useful for visually-challenged individuals as its fonts can be easily adjusted from normal to large.
With the K4 Note’s 13MP auto-focus rear camera and 5MP front camera, you can shoot overwhelming photos good enough for publishing and keen-edged selfies.
Located at the back along with the fingerprint sensor and flash, the camera has a 13-megapixel shooter with a dual-tone LED flash, while the front camera is a 5 megapixel affair. Both are capable of recording video at 1080p. It has basic photography modes and limited to the essentials.
Taking close-ups, indoor shots and low-light photography are perfect jobs for the K4 Note. Furthermore, it delivers good performance in low-light and indoor shots and the phone is very good in brightening up dull settings.
The Chinese tech dragon wanted to show to the market the K4 Note is a powerhouse device. It runs on MediaTek MT6753 SoC. Storage is not a problem with a 3GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage (expandable by up to 128GB), Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac compatibility, and 4G connectivity on both SIM slots. TDD Band 40 and FDD Band 3 are both supported.
One nicest features of the K4 Note is the Step Count app that is perfect for an active lifestyle. It helps you in monitoring your progress in your jogging or walking activity.
Moreover, Step Count motivates you to go for a higher standard so you can become a fitter individual.
In standby mode, the Vibe K4 Note’s 3300mAh battery can last for an average of eight hours. With 16 GB of built-in storage, millennials will like the K4 Note because they can store lot of room for photos, videos, and music.
Nevertheless, if the need for a bigger space comes out, you can beef up the storage up to 128 GB with a microSD card.
With a 3300mAh battery, the Lenovo K4 Note can be your able partner for your active lifestyle from social media to gaming, or just simple chatting.
Its DOit series of apps allows you to walk the extra mile so to speak. SHAREit allows sharing of photos, apps, video, and other data with any compatible device, off network.
Meanwhile, SYNCit allows backup or restore contacts, message data and call logs. SNAPit allows you to maximize multiple photo shooting modes while CLONEit sets you up to instantly transfer all your old apps and data to your new Lenovo phone.
Overall, the K4 Note is a good buy with the gazillion of features available which were not discussed because of space constraints.
June 2016 Health and Lifestyle