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:

Display:

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.    

Processor:

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.

Camera:

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.

Price:

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
RAM 2GB 2GB
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