Our Opinion

The Lenovo K8 Note (4GB RAM, 64GB) is a slightly better phone than the Lenovo P2 (4GB RAM), and is also significantly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the Lenovo K8 Note (4GB RAM, 64GB)!

Lenovo K8 Note (4GB RAM, 64GB)  Lenovo P2 (4GB RAM) 
Lenovo K8 Note Lenovo Vibe P2
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Excellence Score
29.6
26.4
Value for Money Score
71.8
53.1
Price ₹ 11,399 onwards ₹ 17,999 onwards
Launch Date (India) Aug, 2017 Jan, 2017
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 7.1 Nougat, Upgradeable to 8.0 OreoLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Upgradeable to 7.0 NougatLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.5 inches 5.5 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch) 1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch)
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Display Features 2.5D Curved Glass, Oleophobic Coating Super AMOLED, 2.5D Curved Glass
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2.3 GHz 2 GHz
Processor Type Deca Core Octa Core
Processor Name MediaTek Helio X23 Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
GPU Mali-T880 MP4 Adreno 506
RAM 4 GB 4 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
USB Yes Yes
Camera 13.0 MP 13.0 MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (4K)
Other Camera Features Dual Camera (13MP + 5MP) Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF) Geo-tagging, Face Detection, HDR, Panorama
Secondary Camera 13.0 MP 5.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.0 Aperture, LED Flash Full HD Video Recording
Internal Memory 64 GB 32 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 128 GB up to 128 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Thickness 8.5 mm 8.3 mm
Weight 180 gm 177 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 4000 mAh 5100 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A N/A
Fast Charging Yes, Turbo Charging Yes
Other Battery Parameters Talktime (4G): 24.7 hrs, Standby Time (4G): 378 hrs Battery Standby Time: upto 768 hrs, Battery Talktime: upto 78.69 hrs
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features Dolby Atmos; Splash Resistant; Fast Battery Charging (Turbo Charging); Noise Filtration; TheatreMax Fast Battery Charging; NFC; USB On-The-Go; Noise Filtration; Skype; Twitter; Evernote; Route 66 Navi + Maps; UC Browser; McAfee Security
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Very good build quality, water repellent design
  • The metal body feels sturdy to hold and offers a premium feel and a soft touch
  • 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass spread across the front edges looks neat
  • On the whole, the K8 Note is one of the better looking phones in its category, and pretty similar to the well-designed Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
  • The K8 Note is also fairly easy to use with just one hand - its rounded edges make it fit well in a palm
  • The left panel has a dedicated "Music key" which is customisable for any purpose - playing/ pausing audio or video, toggling the flashlight, launching the camera, taking a screenshot, or opening a specific app
  • Nice, crisp, bright display - viewing angles are good and sunlight legibility is not an issue - good for watching videos and playing games
  • Lenovo has also used an anti-fingerprint coating on the screen which means you shouldn't have to bother cleaning it very often
  • With the Lenovo K8 Note, the company is also switching to a stock Android experience, ditching Lenevo's Vibe Pure UI entirely - it's a welcome move - both in terms of making the UI simple, and making the future software update cycle faster
  • The interface is also slick, and fluid, and you won't feel the device stuttering even when many apps are running - gaming too is smooth, and even heavy games are handled well - benchmark scores are right at the top too for this price bracket
  • The dual camera setup at the rear works fairly well - there's a 13-megapixel primary sensor and a 5-megapixel depth sensor for creating a bokeh effect
  • Images have good details and natural colours with low noise - the camera is quick to lock focus on a subject, and landscapes and macros are decent too
  • The front 13-megapixel camera too is pretty decent, is able to capture colour tones and details well enough, and has its own LED flash
  • The phone also has TheaterMax VR support which was initially introduced with the Lenovo Vibe K4 Note - it works well and lets you enjoy media on a virtual large screen, with a 100-degree field of view and a cinema-like feel
  • Decent speaker along with the Dolby Atmos app that can be used to tweak audio options
  • Decent call quality
  • Has dedicated dual SIM slots (instead of the hybrid setup in lot of the recent phones) which is always a good thing
  • Good battery life with a 4000mAh battery - lasts a whole day even with heavy use
  • Also supports fast charging (about 20 minutes to go from 0 to 40%)
  • All-metal body, and polished design, gives the phone a premium feel
  • Quick fingerprint scanner
  • Fingerprint sensor also has extensive gesture support for all kinds of navigation
  • The 5.5-inch full-HD Super AMOLED display on the Lenovo P2 is vibrant, with good visibility even under direct sunlight - text and images appear really sharp, and the screen size makes the device well suited for media consumption - viewing angles are decent, and colour reproduction is adequate
  • The Vibe Pure UI on top of Android in now relatively leaner with less bloatware, and includes plenty of useful functionality like Dual Apps mode, Knock to Light, VR mode, Wide Touch, and Secure Zone
  • The UI is also pretty smooth and fast for everyday usage
  • Overall the Lenovo P2 performs well when it comes to multitasking and general app performance, including games
  • Good call quality
  • Decent loudspeaker, though there is some distortion at higher volumes
  • Decent cameras overall, with fast focus speed, especially in good light
  • The 5100mAh battery is truly exceptional, managing to last over 2 days, even with heavy use - and 3 days with moderate use
  • Fast charging support is a huge advantage too, easily managing 30-40 percent charge in just 20 minutes - and the phone can be charged fully in less than 90 minutes, which is again impressive
  • Additionally, the left side also has a slider switch that Lenovo calls a "power-saving key", which toggles the Ultimate Power Saver mode - which dramatically extends the battery life by killing lots of features like cellular data connectivity and syncing - it could really come in handy in emergency situations
  • Overall with the great battery life, and the power management features, the phone is a very good prospect for power users who like to be online all the time without worrying about their battery level, or frequent travelers
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • A little bit on the heavy side at 180g (versus 165g for the Redmi Note 4, which is its top competitor)
  • Tends to get a little warm - when you are continuously using the camera app, or GPS, or when gaming
  • While the camera is good in daylight, low-light shots tended to have a lot of noise, and the low-light camera results leave a lot to be desired
  • Battery life is good but not the best in the segment - falling short of what the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 delivers in terms of battery performance
  • A bit heavier than most others in its class, due to its massive battery - in everyday usage, you will be more comfortable when using it with two hands, especially when typing
  • The bundled earphones are pretty average
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