On Thursday (25 June), Lenovo launched its feature-rich K3 Note phablet in India. The K3 Note is said to be an upgraded version of the company's A7000 series phablet.
To provide a better perspective on the Lenovo phablet siblings, we have briefly compared the key specifications of K3 Note and A7000.
Design and Display:
Both Lenovo A7000 and K3 Note flaunt the same design – 5.5-inch display having rectangular candybar body with curved corners. If the devices are placed next to each other, it will be difficult to differentiate between the two. Even the camera modules (back and front), power, volume-rocker placements are the same.
As for resolution, Lenovo K3 Note comes on top with a full HD screen, whereas the A7000 features HD display.
[Note: Many research studies have reportedly stated that the human eye cannot spot the difference in pixel density beyond HD (720x1280p), so we can be rest assured that anything beyond HD resolution is just a gimmick used by companies to sell their devices.]
Processor, RAM and Storage capacity:
In this aspect, K3 Note edges past the Lenovo A7000, thanks to faster CPU speed and larger storage space.
K3 Note houses a 64-bit class 1.7GHz Mediatek [MT6752] Octa-core (ARM Cortex-A53) CPU backed by 2GB RAM and 16GB inbuilt memory with an option of expansion up to 321GB.
On the other hand, Lenovo A7000 features lower-end version of Mediatek processor - 1.5GHz MT6752m Tru8core (ARM Cortex-A53). It features 2GB RAM and 8GB memory (expandable up to 32GB).
Mobile Operating System:
Both Lenovo A7000 and K3 Note stand even as they run on the same Android 5.0 series Lollipop OS with Vibe UI.
In terms of camera features, K3 Note comes on top as it houses a more superior, 13mp camera on the rear-side with dual-LED flash, auto-focus, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR and full HD video capturing ability. On the front, it ships with a 5mp snapper capable of taking decent selfies.
Lenovo A7000 has an 8mp camera with auto-focus, LED flash on the rear-side and a 5.0-megapixel camera with fixed-focus on the front.
In order to compensate power hogging full HD display, Lenovo has incorporated K3 Note with high capacity 3000 mAh battery, which ensures 36 hours' talk time and close to 750 hours (about 31 days) under standby mode.
On the other hand, Lenovo A7000 features 2900 mAh battery capable of powering the phone for up to 39 hours and close to 12 days under standby mode.
The K3 Note is an upgraded version of Lenovo A7000 and costs ₹9,999, ₹1,000 more than the A7000.
The K3 Note is a smart buy, as it is the most-affordable full HD smartphone currently available in the market. It's closest rival Meizu M1 Note with similar features costs ₹11,999.
[Note: Flipkart is offering exchange deal on Lenovo A7000 with up to ₹3000 cash-back offer]
|Models||Lenovo A7000||K3 Note|
|OS||Android 5.0.2 Lollipop with VIBE UI||Android 5.0.2 Lollipop (with Vibe v2.5 UI)|
|Processor||64-bit 1.5GHz MediaTek (MT6752m) Tru8core (ARM Cortex-A53) CPU||64-bit class 1.7GHz Mediatek [MT6752] Octa-core (ARM Cortex-A53) CPU|
|Storage capacity||8GB, expandable up to 32GB||16GB, expandable up to 32GB|
|Network||4G LTE; FDD Band 1, 3, 7, 20; TDD Band 40||4G-LTE|
|Add-ons||Dual-SIM (type: micro), Dolby Atmos audio system, Bluetooth v4.0,||Dual-SIM (micro) slots, Bluetooth v4.0 (A2DP & LE), Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), A-GPS. GLONASS, microUSB v2.0, FM Radio, Dolby Atmos audio system with surround sound feature|
|Dimensions||152.6 x 76.2 x 7.99 mm||152.6 x 76.2 x 8.0 mm|
|Weight||140 g||150 g|