Updated on 2017-09-06 by Shivam Setia
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Lenovo K8 Plus looks like the smaller version of Lenovo K8 Note. We think Lenovo K8 Mini should have been a better name. The phone is made of metal and has a good build quality. The edges are curved which make it easy to hold. The display is Full HD 1080p panel with good colour reproduction and viewing angles.
The USP of the Lenovo K8 Plus is the dual camera on the back. There are 13MP and 5MP sensors on the back and information from both camera sensors help to give a bokeh or depth effect to the images. The camera performs well under daylight conditions but under low light the camera performance is average. The camera on the front is 8MP with a flash which will help while taking selfies under low light.
Inside the Lenovo K8 Plus, we have an Helio P25 processor. The processor is similar to Snapdragon 625 in performance but it is not that efficient. The processor performs well and we did not notice any lag while multitasking or playing heavy games like Asphalt. The Anututu Benchmark score of K8 Plus is around 63000.
Lenovo K8 Plus is running on stock android 7.1 which is the latest version of Android. There is almost no bloatware on the device, we are saying almost because there are some Microsoft apps installed which might not be useful for everyone and you cannot uninstall them, they can be disabled though. Still, apps open up fast and multi-tasking is a breeze as well. You are not going to notice any lag even with heavy games.
For security, there is a fingerprint sensor on the back of the device which is quick and accurate.
On the storage side, we have 3GB and 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. The Lenovo K8 Plus also has a dedicated MicroSD slot in the sim tray which can be used to increase the storage by 128GB. Nano type sims are required for the K8 Plus.
On the battery side, you have a 4000 mAh battery which is a very good capacity. It takes around 2.5 hours to fully charge and you can expect 1.5 days of backup with normal usage.
Lenovo K8 Plus also has Dolby digital support which helps to improve the sound quality. The sound from speakers and earphones is really good and you can improve it further to your liking by changing equalizer in the Dobly app which is preinstalled on the device. It is safe to say that Lenovo K8 Plus is the best smartphone under or around 10000 if you like to listen to music on your phone.
There is a notification LED on this device which was not enabled when the device was launched. But recently Lenovo has rolled out a software update and LED notification light has been enabled.
Overall the Lenovo K8 Plus is a balanced device with a great audio, good battery, decent camera, stock android and a powerful processor. If you need a budget device at around 10000 then this is a good option. Another phone with similar pricing and a dual camera is Honor 6X.
Xiaomi has launched Redmi Y1 recently at Rs. 8999. It competes with Lenovo K8 Plus. Take a look at its review, ratings, pros cons, specs.
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Lenovo K8 Plus looks like a good device at this price point. The camera performs well, the build is solid, software is stock android so no issues with that. Overall it looks like a very balanced smartphone.