Our Opinion

The Lenovo K8 Plus (3GB RAM) is a slightly better phone than the Samsung Galaxy J2 (2018), and is also significantly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the Lenovo K8 Plus (3GB RAM)!

Lenovo K8 Plus (3GB RAM)  Samsung Galaxy J2 (2018) 
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Excellence Score
26.7
23.7
Value for Money Score
83.9
72.8
Price ₹ 7,177 onwards ₹ 7,690 onwards
Launch Date (India) Sep, 2017 Apr, 2018
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 7.1 NougatExpected update to 8.0 Oreo Android 7.1 NougatLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.2 inches 5 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x1920 pixels (~ 424 pixels per inch) 540x960 pixels (~ 220 pixels per inch)
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Display Features 2.5D Curved Glass Super AMOLED
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2.5 GHz 1.4 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Quad Core
Processor Name MediaTek Helio P25Ranked #21 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 425Ranked #64 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Mali-T880 Adreno 308
RAM 3 GB 2 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 8.0 MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes
Other Camera Features Dual Camera (13MP + 5MP), 5P Lens, F/2.0 Aperture, Dual-tone LED Flash F/2.2 Aperture, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, HDR, Panorama
Secondary Camera 8.0 MP 5.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.0 Aperture, 84-degree Wide-angle Lens, LED Flash LED Flash, F/2.2 Aperture
Internal Memory 32 GB 16 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 128 GB up to 256 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM GSM+GSM
Thickness 8.99 mm 8.4 mm
Weight 165 gm 153 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 4000 mAh 2600 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
Other Battery Parameters Battery Standby Time (4G): upto 401 hrs, Battery Talktime (4G): upto 26 hrs N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Other Features Fast Battery Charging; WiFi Dual-band; USB On-The-Go; Noise Filtration; Dolby Atmos; TheatreMax USB On-The-Go; Wi-Fi Direct
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Well built
  • Ergonomically sized, comfortable for one-handed use
  • Useful physical button that can be setup to to play/ pause music, switch tracks, or launch a custom app
  • Dedicated slots for dual SIM cards and memory card (which is a always a good thing when many other phones are choosing to come out with a hybrid SIM/memory slot)
  • Fingerprint scanner at the back is easy to reach, and quite responsive
  • Decent Full HD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for protection - viewing angles are good and colour reproduction is decent
  • Stock Android UI keeps thing nice and simple, and will be much appreciated by Android enthusiasts
  • Good all-round performance backed by solid hardware - multitasking is easy with several apps running in the background, and games run well too
  • Decent dual-camera setup on the rear - decent bokeh shots (as long as you set it up right), good macros, and indoor shots are also pretty good
  • Decent front camera too - photos taken with the the front camera are good and can be used on messengers and social networking apps - also, the front flash is handy in dark areas
  • Very good battery life - the phone can run for a day and a half with regular use
  • Pretty decent charging speed - takes about 2 hours to charge fully
  • On the whole, if stock Android and good battery life appeal to you, then the Lenovo K8 Plus is a good choice
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2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • A bit on the thick and bulky side, measuring 8.99mm and weighing 165g
  • Sunlight legibility of the display could have been better
  • Rear camera is pretty good but could have been a bit better in landscape mode, and with HDR
  • Also the camera tends to sometimes lag a bit in depth (bokeh) mode
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