The much anticipated metal-clad Lenovo K900 smartphone hit the Indian market just a couple of days ago and emerged as a new alternative in the high-end phablet segment which is led by Samsung.

The new metal-clad Lenovo smartphone which boasts of a 2GHz dual-core Intel processor poses a threat to Samsung's Galaxy Note 2 which continues to be top seller since its debut in late 2012, thanks to company's recent price-cut and attractive discount offers. If prospective buyers are looking for a high-end phablet, both Lenovo K900 and Galaxy Note 2 make a smart buy.

Here is brief comparison between Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and Lenovo K900:


Samsung's flagship Galaxy Note 2 phablet sports a 5.55-inch super AMOLED HD (1280x720p) screen with a pixel density close to 267 ppi (pixels per inch). On the other hand, Lenovo K900 features a more superior display; it boasts of a full HD 1080p resolution screen and a pixel density of more than 400 ppi.    


In term of power, Galaxy Note 2 packs a 1.2GHz Exynos Cortex A-9 quad-core processor, while the Lenovo smartphone houses a dual-core Intel based Clover Trail+ chipset. Despite having a 2-core chipset, K900 trumps the Samsung model with its sheer CPU speed of 2GHz.


Lenovo K900 features a 13.0-megapixel camera with Sony's exclusive Exmor RS Camera lens technology, auto focus and LED flash support capable of recording 1080p full HD video. On the front-side, it sports a 2.0-megapixel camera.

Galaxy Note 2 also packs a pretty decent 8.0-megapixel camera with auto-focus, LED flash and it can also record full HD 1080p video. Its secondary 1.9-megapixel camera can take HD 720p video.

Mobile Operating System:

K900 ships with v4.2.1 Jelly out-of-the-box, whereas Galaxy Note 2 comes with Android v4.1.1 OS. Prospective buyers needn't be disheartened as the new v4.2.2 Jelly Bean update is expected to be rolled out later this year.


As per the recent report, the price of Galaxy Note is hovering around ₹27,500 at major online shops, whereas Lenovo K900 is priced ₹32,999 on the company website.

Considering the overall specs comparison, the Lenovo smartphone tops the bill as it boasts of a very good build quality having its exterior body case made from a composite of stainless steel alloy. On the other hand, Galaxy Note 2 like its siblings has a bad reputation of featuring a sub-par plastic body.

Samsung in bid to attract thrift Indian buyers has begun a handset exchange program wherein consumers can trade their old smartphones to buy the new Galaxy Note 2 with a discount for upto ₹10,000.  

Key specifications of Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and Lenovo K900:

Model Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (GT-N7100) Lenovo K900
Display 5.55-inch Super AMOLED HD display with 720x1280p resolutions having pixel density of close to 267 ppi(pixels per inch) 5.5-inch IPS Full HD 1080p display with 400 plus pixels per inch resolution
OS Android v4.1.1 Jelly Bean,(v4.1.2 update is now available) Android v4.2.1 Jelly Bean
Processor Quad-core Cortex A-9 processor with 1.6GHz(Chipset: Samsung Exynos 4412 Quad) Intel's Atom Z2580 dual-core Clover Trail+ processor with 2GHz speed. 
GPU Mali-400MP PowerVR SGX544
Storage Capacity 16GB, expandable up to 64GB via microSD card 16GB, expandable up to 32GB via microSD card
Camera Main: 8.0-megapixel camera with LED flash, auto-focus, Full HD 1080p resolution video recording at 30 fpsFront:1.9-megapixel camera with 720p HD video recording Rear side: 13.0-megapixel camera with F1.8 focal length lens with Sony Exmor RS camera lens technology, 1080p video recording capability.Front side: 2.0-megapixel camera.
Battery Li-Ion, 3100 mAh 2500 mAh (non-removable)
Network 2G & 3G 2G & 3G
Add-ons Wi-Fi Hotspot, Wi-Fi(802.11 a/b/g/n), micro USB v2.0, Bluetooth v4.0, A-GPS, GLONASS, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), Bluetooth v3.0 HS, USB v2.0 HS, A-GPS
Dimensions 151.1 x 80.5 x 9.4 mm 157.0 x 78.0 x 6.9 mm
Weight 180 g 162 g
Price ₹27,500/- ₹32,999/-

Article Published: July 1, 2013 15:05 IST