Launched: Lenovo K4 Note with 3GB RAM, fingerprint for $180


Rumours were true indeed, Lenovo has launched a new #KillerNote series phone, aka the Lenovo K4 Note. The device was launched at an even in New Delhi, India, earlier today.

The K4 Note is the same device we thought it was going to be — a knocked-down Vibe X3. Keep reading for more info about the device.

Lenovo K4 Note Specifications

Lenovo-K4-Note-Front-Back

The K4 Note has a 5.5-inch 1920 x 1080p full HD display, and is powered by an octa-core MediaTek MT6753 processor. Along with that it gets 3GB of RAM, 16GB on-board (expandable) storage, a 13 mega-pixel rear camera, a 5 mega-pixel front facing camera and a 3300mAh battery.

Like the budget version of the Vibe X3 in China, the Lenovo K4 note has a 13 mega-pixel F2.2  ISOCELL rear camera with PDAF and dual LED flash. The front camera is a 5 mega-pixel unit. The included rear fingerprint scanner is also a must for mid-range 2016 phones.

Another feature which is carried over from the Chinese version of the phone is the inclusion of audio centric features such as Dolby Atmos, and Wolfson WM8281 audio codec.

The phone is 11,999 INR/$180 and will go on sale 19th Jan onwards. Interested parties can sign up for the sale starting 3PM today.

Lenovo’s also offering a bundle where buyers get a VR headset along with the phone for 12,499 INR/$187. The headset — made in partnership with ANT VR — can be bought separately for 1299 INR/$19.

Does it look like a good deal to you for 11,999 INR/$180?

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132 Comments

  1. likvidator
    January 5, 2016

    note killer 😀

  2. Nilzie
    January 5, 2016

    no metal? they just lost

  3. Dis
    January 5, 2016

    Looks great and with front facing speakers.

  4. Steve B
    January 5, 2016

    Shame there’s no real connection to the K3 Note. Also I have a feeling the move from OV to Samsung for rear sensor might not be for the best.

  5. slartiblart
    January 5, 2016

    Looks good. The k3 note was a great phone, and if the camera is anything like the vibe x3. We have a winner..

  6. wackenroader
    January 5, 2016

    It seems to be the same Lenovo A7010 produced by Motorola…

  7. Chandler Bing
    January 5, 2016

    Note Killer? 6753 vs Helio X10?

  8. realjjj
    January 5, 2016

    In China they would need better pricing but in India they can afford not to push very hard. The weak point is the SoC , it was time for P10.
    That said, it certainly isn’t exciting in any way and other Chinese makers do manage to excite every so often.

  9. Achilles
    January 5, 2016

    Where is p10. It is very delayed, same applies for x20.. Mediatek announced x20 almost a year ago.. Where is it? 6753 is worse than 6752.. Its a pity..

      • Muhammad Yasir
        January 5, 2016

        PLEASE … TELL ME WHEN !

    • balcobomber25
      January 5, 2016

      Typically they announce new chips 1-2 years before they actually launch them. Given the high demand of the X10/6735/6753 right now it’s not surprising we haven’t seen the P10/X20 yet. But as realjjj posted, they both have been showing up in benchmarks, which usually happens right before they are released to manufacturers. Expect to see both of them appear in a number of phones at MWC in February.

      • Muhammad Yasir
        January 5, 2016

        oh mann… NOW I HAVE TO WAIT TILL FEB FOR P10 ?!

        at this rate … when will i get a phone 🙁 ?!

        • balcobomber25
          January 5, 2016

          2021?

          • Muhammad Yasir
            January 5, 2016

            *right in the feels!*

  10. MattD
    January 5, 2016

    Want it.

    Also, does it have ir sensor like vibe x3?
    The battery could have been a little bigger, with 4000mah it could have been near perfection, but still a bargain for the money, and i understand it can’t have a bigger battery than the flagship… With that soc it could still have a glorious battery life though, but camera aperture seems quite small, let’s hope it still works good

    • Muhammad Yasir
      January 5, 2016

      yeah. Run MILES away from this underpowered crap. If the redmi note 3 had a SD card slot , it woulda killed off everything under $200 for atleast the next 5 months !

      shame on lenovo trying to take up Samsung’s policy :/

      • MattD
        January 5, 2016

        Agree about the note 3, it could have been a beast with the sd slot!

        All in all, i would have gone immediately for the note 2 if it had front speakers and a slightly better camera: the chance to buy a 10$ backup battery and double the sot is always tasty to me 😀

      • Marius Cirsta
        January 5, 2016

        Yes well I actually don’t need an SD card slot and I’m not using the one I have on the Redmi Note 2 so I guess for some people not card slot is not really a problem.
        When you can get 32-64 GB built-in + cloud storage ( if you have good enough 4G ) that’s really OK. After all what are you going to fill say … 50 GB with ? Movies are not that great to watch on a phone and if you stream them to a TV you probably have wifi there and so on.

        • Muhammad Yasir
          January 6, 2016

          games anyone ?

          • Marius Cirsta
            January 6, 2016

            Ah, I haven’t considered those… well 1-2 will certainly fit in and I guess you don’t really play more than 2-3 games at one time , do you ?
            Well I’m just saying that for most use case the built-in memory is fine if you opt for the largest capacity … well at least for now but then again in 2 years time you’ll want another phone I guess.

            • Muhammad Yasir
              January 6, 2016

              yeah … thats supposed to be a device’s life cycle in this age , 2 years give or take.
              i usually play FIFA UT , Dead Trigger … along with a few oddballs. Im not aware of other high-end games atm …

  11. Vlada
    January 5, 2016

    Average phone for above average price. It would be OK for $150 like other phones with similar specs. But this price is too high. MT6753 was middle class in 2015 but in 2016 it is lower class chipset.

    • Assefa Hanson
      January 5, 2016

      poor analyses on your part mate, you’ve fixated your price of what the phone should cost only on the grounds of an outdated cpu and you look over this phones audio chipset and their partnership with ANT VR

      • Vlada
        January 5, 2016

        That might make $10 difference, not more. The phone has a plastic case, poor camera optics and only 16GB ROM. So except of the audio part, the specifications are average of below average for a middle class phone.

      • alan4195
        January 5, 2016

        Nowhere does it say that the K4 has a dedicated audio chipset. It uses the Wolfson WM8281 audio “CODEC”. That’s not hardware, mate.

        • Assefa Hanson
          January 5, 2016

          my bad i was wrong

  12. Guest
    January 5, 2016

    note killer 😀

  13. Nilzie
    January 5, 2016

    no metal? they just lost. but I guess Yassir is finally getting a smartphone

  14. Levi Smith
    January 5, 2016

    It’s a killer phone alright. It killed all my hopes and dreams.

    • King
      January 5, 2016

      +10000000

    • Muhammad Yasir
      January 5, 2016

      i don’t have enough upvotes to give for this 😀

  15. jimberkas
    January 5, 2016

    so this is the Lenovo X3 Lite?

  16. Dis
    January 5, 2016

    Looks great and with front facing speakers.

  17. Steve B
    January 5, 2016

    Shame there’s no real connection to the K3 Note. Also I have a feeling the move from OV to Samsung for rear sensor might not be for the best.

  18. slartiblart
    January 5, 2016

    Looks good. The k3 note was a great phone, and if the camera is anything like the vibe x3. We have a winner..

  19. tauerman
    January 5, 2016

    Looks nice and is an improvement from the Lenovo K3 Note I think

    • balcobomber25
      January 5, 2016

      Except for the SoC which is a huge downgrade from the K3.

      • King
        January 5, 2016

        I am getting myself an MX5… will ask someone to send me one from HK… in India we get only the 16GB version. I need at least 32GB. :/

        • balcobomber25
          January 5, 2016

          I love my MX5, one of the 10 best phones I have ever used. I didn’t pay for mine and I had no opinions on Meizu when I got mine. But after owning this I am actually seriously considering the MX6/Pro 6 as my next phone.

          • Muhammad Yasir
            January 5, 2016

            who wouldn’t !

          • Joel Adames
            January 5, 2016

            Great to know I do remember you back in October/November talking me into the MX5 but I went further into the rom room space battle got the blu pure xl at 64gbRom and sd-reader plus the you already know what…
            I do also have to say anyone should try this OV sensor plus lenses plus software is crazy good even friends at iPhone6 and S. Galaxy s6 love the clarity and speed of the camera. And build quality this carried out from Gionee.
            The only things I sacrificed for it were:
            1. Screen size, this is big but oddly I’m already used to it.
            2. Would have liked 5000mah+ battery but oh well
            3. Back-lit buttons, but I get dedicated camera button and still the ones it does have are offscreens and my fingers now know where they are

        • tauerman
          January 5, 2016

          Yeah the Meizu MX5 looks nice, but it above my budget. The MX5 is 330€. I am more looking for 200€

          • Marius Cirsta
            January 5, 2016

            Redmi Note 3 ? I have the 2 and I really like it. Wish I waited a bit and got the 3 but oh well, good enough.

    • The Believer
      January 6, 2016

      Expected to be much better than K3 Note. The features itself says how the phone would function! In detail features here, http://www.dealmonitor.in/2016/01/lenovo-k4-note-will-be-releasing-on.html

  20. wackenroader
    January 5, 2016

    It seems to be the same Lenovo A7010 produced by Motorola…

  21. Chandler Bing
    January 5, 2016

    Note Killer? 6753 vs Helio X10?

  22. Wolverine
    January 5, 2016

    Killer Note ?

    Which note this freakin’ lenovo can kill ????????

    I don’t see how this phablet can compete with Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 ?

    Price and specification all lose to Redmi Note 3.

    • King
      January 5, 2016

      It is just going to kill the currency notes in my country. what a shame indeed. Can’t believe I waited for LeTV and Lenovo’s launch and we get is duck poop. Sigh! 🙁

    • King
      January 5, 2016

      Should be called Killer NOT … they added the “e” by mistake.

      • Muhammad Yasir
        January 5, 2016

        typos , typos everywhere 😀

      • TheP
        January 5, 2016

        the “E” is probably silent

  23. realjjj
    January 5, 2016

    In China they would need better pricing but in India they can afford not to push very hard. The weak point is the SoC , it was time for P10.
    That said, it certainly isn’t exciting in any way and other Chinese makers do manage to excite every so often.

  24. Achilles
    January 5, 2016

    Where is p10. It is very delayed, same applies for x20.. Mediatek announced x20 almost a year ago.. Where is it? 6753 is worse than 6752.. Its a pity..

    • balcobomber25
      January 5, 2016

      Typically they announce new chips 1-2 years before they actually launch them. Given the high demand of the X10/6735/6753 right now it’s not surprising we haven’t seen the P10/X20 yet. But as realjjj posted, they both have been showing up in benchmarks, which usually happens right before they are released to manufacturers. Expect to see both of them appear in a number of phones at MWC in February.

    • Guest
      January 5, 2016

      oh mann… NOW I HAVE TO WAIT TILL FEB FOR P10 ?!

      at this rate … when will i get a phone 🙁 ?!

    • Guest
      January 5, 2016

      PLEASE … TELL ME WHEN !

    • balcobomber25
      January 5, 2016

      2021?

    • Guest
      January 5, 2016

      *right in the feels!*

  25. Steven Fox
    January 5, 2016

    This is baffling? The 6753 is an inferior chip to the 6752, it can’t handle gaming on a 1080p screen, and all that for thr price of the X10 powered Redmi Note 3? You have got to be joking Lenovo.

    • balcobomber25
      January 5, 2016

      It’s baffling why they didn’t use X10, especially at this price point.

      • Steven Fox
        January 5, 2016

        I was hoping for the P10, because of the new GPU core.
        Lenovo has shot itself in the foot, but uneducated will see OCTA CORE, 3GB OF RAM, FHD screen at 190$ and they will eat it up, just because it is a known brand. Once some of them try to play a demanding game they will see what has been brought upon then.
        Anyway if you get this for half the price when you sign your new contract it`s not a bad deal.

        • balcobomber25
          January 6, 2016

          That is who Lenovo is leaning towards with this phone, the people who don’t know the difference between CPU’s. And those people the “average consumer” as we refer to them in my line of work far outnumbers the “informed consumer” who we despise lol. Which is why this has a chance to sell well.

  26. MattD
    January 5, 2016

    Want it.

    Also, does it have ir sensor like vibe x3?
    The battery could have been a little bigger, with 4000mah it could have been near perfection, but still a bargain for the money, and i understand it can’t have a bigger battery than the flagship… With that soc it could still have a glorious battery life though, but camera aperture seems quite small, let’s hope it still works good

    EDIT: images do NOT confirm presence of ir sensor… The killer not has just been killed, for me :-/

    • Guest
      January 5, 2016

      yeah. Run MILES away from this underpowered crap. If the redmi note 3 had a SD card slot , it woulda killed off everything under $200 for atleast the next 5 months !

      shame on lenovo trying to take up Samsung’s policy :/

    • MattD
      January 5, 2016

      Agree about the note 3, it could have been a beast with the sd slot!

      All in all, i would have gone immediately for the note 2 if it had front speakers and a slightly better camera: the chance to buy a 10$ backup battery and double the sot is always tasty to me 😀

    • Marius Cirsta
      January 6, 2016

      Yes well I actually don’t need an SD card slot and I’m not using the one I have on the Redmi Note 2 so I guess for some people not card slot is not really a problem.
      When you can get 32-64 GB built-in + cloud storage ( if you have good enough 4G ) that’s really OK. After all what are you going to fill say … 50 GB with ? Movies are not that great to watch on a phone and if you stream them to a TV you probably have wifi there and so on.

    • Guest
      January 6, 2016

      games anyone ?

    • Marius Cirsta
      January 6, 2016

      Ah, I haven’t considered those… well 1-2 will certainly fit in and I guess you don’t really play more than 2-3 games at one time , do you ?
      Well I’m just saying that for most use case the built-in memory is fine if you opt for the largest capacity … well at least for now but then again in 2 years time you’ll want another phone I guess.

    • Guest
      January 6, 2016

      yeah … thats supposed to be a device’s life cycle in this age , 2 years give or take.
      i usually play FIFA UT , Dead Trigger … along with a few oddballs. Im not aware of other high-end games atm …

  27. Vlada
    January 5, 2016

    Average phone for above average price. It would be OK for $150 like other phones with similar specs. But this price is too high. MT6753 was middle class in 2015 but in 2016 it is lower class chipset.

    • Assefa Hanson
      January 5, 2016

      poor analyses on your part mate, you’ve fixated your price of what the phone should cost only on the grounds of an outdated cpu and you look over this phones audio chipset and their partnership with ANT VR

    • Vlada
      January 5, 2016

      That might make $10 difference, not more. The phone has a plastic case, poor camera optics and only 16GB ROM. So except of the audio part, the specifications are average of below average for a middle class phone.

    • AJ_74
      January 5, 2016

      Nowhere does it say that the K4 has a dedicated audio chipset. It uses the Wolfson WM8281 audio “CODEC”. That’s not hardware, mate. And why would a partnership with Ant VR make any difference? Who the heck is Ant VR? Lol

    • Assefa Hanson
      January 5, 2016

      my bad i was wrong

  28. DarthBatman
    January 5, 2016

    It’s a killer phone alright. It killed all my hopes and dreams.

    • King
      January 5, 2016

      +10000000

    • Guest
      January 5, 2016

      i don’t have enough upvotes to give for this 😀

  29. jimberkas
    January 5, 2016

    so this is the Lenovo X3 Lite?

  30. tauerman
    January 5, 2016

    Looks nice and is an improvement from the Lenovo K3 Note I think

    • balcobomber25
      January 5, 2016

      Except for the SoC which is a huge downgrade from the K3.

    • King
      January 5, 2016

      I am getting myself an MX5… will ask someone to send me one from HK… in India we get only the 16GB version. I need at least 32GB. :/

    • balcobomber25
      January 5, 2016

      I love my MX5, one of the 10 best phones I have ever used. I didn’t pay for mine and I had no opinions on Meizu when I got mine. But after owning this I am actually seriously considering the MX6/Pro 6 as my next phone.

    • Guest
      January 5, 2016

      who wouldn’t !

    • tauerman
      January 5, 2016

      Yeah the Meizu MX5 looks nice, but it above my budget. The MX5 is 330€. I am more looking for 200€

    • Joel Adames
      January 5, 2016

      Great to know I do remember you back in October/November talking me into the MX5 but I went further into the rom room space battle got the blu pure xl at 64gbRom and sd-reader plus the you already know what…

    • Marius Cirsta
      January 6, 2016

      Redmi Note 3 ? I have the 2 and I really like it. Wish I waited a bit and got the 3 but oh well, good enough.

    • The Believer
      January 6, 2016

      Expected to be much better than K3 Note. The features itself says how the phone would function! In detail features here, http://www.dealmonitor.in/2016/01/lenovo-k4-note-will-be-releasing-on.html

  31. Muhammad Yasir
    January 5, 2016

    more like Note self-killer … the only Note it killed was itself 😀 !

    good-luck selling SUCH a toothless phone for that DRACONIAN Price !
    i bet even K3 note is ROFL :p ~!

  32. trapchan
    January 5, 2016

    no metal?

  33. Guest
    January 5, 2016

    Killer Note ?

    Which note this freakin’ lenovo can kill ????????

    I don’t see how this phablet can compete with Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 ?

    Price and specification all lose to Redmi Note 3.

    • King
      January 5, 2016

      It is just going to kill the currency notes in my country. what a shame indeed. Can’t believe I waited for LeTV and Lenovo’s launch and we get is duck poop. Sigh! 🙁

    • King
      January 5, 2016

      Should be called Killer NOT … they added the “e” by mistake.

    • Guest
      January 5, 2016

      typos , typos everywhere 😀

    • TheP
      January 5, 2016

      the “E” is probably silent

  34. Steven Fox
    January 5, 2016

    This is baffling? The 6753 is an inferior chip to the 6752, it can’t handle gaming on a 1080p screen, and all that for thr price of the X10 powered Redmi Note 3? You have got to be joking Lenovo.

    • balcobomber25
      January 5, 2016

      It’s baffling why they didn’t use X10, especially at this price point.

    • Steven Fox
      January 5, 2016

      I was hoping for the P10, because of the new GPU core.
      Lenovo has shot itself in the foot, but uneducated will see OCTA CORE, 3GB OF RAM, FHD screen at 190$ and they will eat it up, just because it is a known brand. Once some of them try to play a demanding game they will see what has been brought upon then.
      Anyway if you get this for half the price when you sign your new contract it`s not a bad deal.

    • balcobomber25
      January 6, 2016

      That is who Lenovo is leaning towards with this phone, the people who don’t know the difference between CPU’s. And those people the “average consumer” as we refer to them in my line of work far outnumbers the “informed consumer” who we despise lol. Which is why this has a chance to sell well.

  35. Ivan
    January 5, 2016

    Damn it, Lenovo. This is a very good device, except of the chipset.
    P10 would have been a nice match for it and I would definitely buy it.
    X10 would have been ok too. Yep, 6753 is not that bad, especially if you don;t play games…but downgrading from X10 to this does not make much sense for me, otherwise I would happily replace my Redmi Note 2.

    It’s basically a Motorola device though, and that’s what I like about it. Shame on the chipset choice.

    • Marius Cirsta
      January 5, 2016

      Actually I’m really curios why you’d want to replace your Redmi Note 2 so soon after you’ve bought.
      I’m really enjoying mine. The quality is good, there’s support, a nice community , weekly SW update on the devel ROM …
      I for one am really happy with my Xiaomi and this phone really has nothing special IMO. It’s thicker than the Xiaomi, the battery is non-removable ( while bing only slightly larger ) , it has a weaker SOC … OK so it has a fingerprint scanner and 1 GB of extra RAM but that’s it and that’s over the Redmi Note 2 , don’t even get me started to compare this against the Redmi Note 3….

      • Ivan
        January 5, 2016

        Because I don’t see Xiaomi releasing kernel source code and without it I can’t fix my AOSP 5.1 build. This is the main reason.

        Also it has some bugs with data/wifi switch on/off and touchpanel not always responding in the top area where notification bar is. White back cover is not particularly pretty after some months of use too. Yes, I don’t like protective cases, etc.

        I don’t like MIUI, but Lenovo also has their Vibe which is even worse. I won’t change, but if that Lenovo had better SoC, then I would…

        BTW MIUI dev ROMs mostly introduce useless features and new bugs, rather than fixing existing things. Quantity (weekly update) does not mean quality.

        • Marius Cirsta
          January 6, 2016

          Well I honestly never noticed any serious bugs, not the ones that you mentioned anyway. There were some small problems on the devel channel with it not displaying the contact names when I received an SMS and once I did get stuck during a boot but that’s not serious.
          As for the cover I guess get a new one, they’re cheap on Aliexpress ?

          I’m guessing Xiaomi will also release the kernel source soon. They always seem to release them. I didn’t like MIUI at first too but I’ve now kind of gotten used to it.

          • Ivan
            January 6, 2016

            Have you seen a kernel source code released for any of their MTK devices? I don’t think so.

            Haven’t checked latest MIUI releases, but there were problems with notifications as well. Not to mention absolutely horrible RAM management.

            As for the covers – I tried several from Aliexpress and they are crap. Need to get official one, but last time I checked they all were glossy, not matte.

            • Marius Cirsta
              January 6, 2016

              Now that you mention it, I’m not sure I’ve seen any of their MTK kernel sources indeed.
              RAM management if fine for me but I’m not a heavy user. I never had less then 600 MB of free RAM and never experienced any serious slowdowns.
              Notifications also work well with the latest devel ROM. Looking forward to 6.0 now.

              The kernel source is a big problem though and I expect them to release something.

            • Ivan
              January 6, 2016

              I hope so. Otherwise we have to wait for official MIUI release based on 6.0 and then use precompiled kernel. With some proper optimizations this device can really fly. We could also undervolt the chipset to save battery, etc.

              It’s not a bad device, I like it more than Redmi Note 3, but can be so much better.

            • Ivan
              January 7, 2016

              That is about Redmi 2 with Qualcomm SoC, but I’ve signed a similar one for Redmi Note 2. Don’t think it will have any positive outcome, to be honest.

  36. SPLEND1D
    January 5, 2016

    well, gamers shall use PS4 not mobile phones…

  37. Guest
    January 5, 2016

    more like Note self-killer … the only Note it killed was itself 😀 !

    good-luck selling SUCH a toothless phone for that DRACONIAN Price !
    i bet even K3 note is ROFL :p ~!

  38. trapchan
    January 5, 2016

    no metal?

  39. Guest
    January 5, 2016

    Damn it, Lenovo. This is a very good device, except of the chipset.
    P10 would have been a nice match for it and I would definitely buy it.
    X10 would have been ok too. Yep, 6753 is not that bad, especially if you don;t play games…but downgrading from X10 to this does not make much sense for me, otherwise I would happily replace my Redmi Note 2.

    It’s basically a Motorola device though, and that’s what I like about it. Shame on the chipset choice.

    • Marius Cirsta
      January 6, 2016

      Actually I’m really curios why you’d want to replace your Redmi Note 2 so soon after you’ve bought.
      I’m really enjoying mine. The quality is good, there’s support, a nice community , weekly SW update on the devel ROM …
      I for one am really happy with my Xiaomi and this phone really has nothing special IMO. It’s thicker than the Xiaomi, the battery is non-removable ( while bing only slightly larger ) , it has a weaker SOC … OK so it has a fingerprint scanner and 1 GB of extra RAM but that’s it and that’s over the Redmi Note 2 , don’t even get me started to compare this against the Redmi Note 3….

    • Guest
      January 6, 2016

      Because I don’t see Xiaomi releasing kernel source code and without it I can’t fix my AOSP 5.1 build. This is the main reason.

      Also it has some bugs with data/wifi switch on/off and touchpanel not always responding in the top area where notification bar is. White back cover is not particularly pretty after some months of use too. Yes, I don’t like protective cases, etc.

      I don’t like MIUI, but Lenovo also has their Vibe which is even worse. I won’t change, but if that Lenovo had better SoC, then I would…

      BTW MIUI dev ROMs mostly introduce useless features and new bugs, rather than fixing existing things. Quantity (weekly update) does not mean quality.

    • Marius Cirsta
      January 6, 2016

      Well I honestly never noticed any serious bugs, not the ones that you mentioned anyway. There were some small problems on the devel channel with it not displaying the contact names when I received an SMS and once I did get stuck during a boot but that’s not serious.
      As for the cover I guess get a new one, they’re cheap on Aliexpress ?

      I’m guessing Xiaomi will also release the kernel source soon. They always seem to release them. I didn’t like MIUI at first too but I’ve now kind of gotten used to it.

    • Guest
      January 6, 2016

      Have you seen a kernel source code released for any of their MTK devices? I don’t think so.

      Haven’t checked latest MIUI releases, but there were problems with notifications as well. Not to mention absolutely horrible RAM management.

      As for the covers – I tried several from Aliexpress and they are crap. Need to get official one, but last time I checked they all were glossy, not matte.

    • Marius Cirsta
      January 6, 2016

      Now that you mention it, I’m not sure I’ve seen any of their MTK kernel sources indeed.
      RAM management if fine for me but I’m not a heavy user. I never had less then 600 MB of free RAM and never experienced any serious slowdowns.
      Notifications also work well with the latest devel ROM. Looking forward to 6.0 now.

      The kernel source is a big problem though and I expect them to release something.

    • Guest
      January 6, 2016

      I hope so. Otherwise we have to wait for official MIUI release based on 6.0 and then use precompiled kernel. With some proper optimizations this device can really fly. We could also undervolt the chipset to save battery, etc.

      It’s not a bad device, I like it more than Redmi Note 3, but can be so much better.

    • Guest
      January 7, 2016

      That is about Redmi 2 with Qualcomm SoC, but I’ve signed a similar one for Redmi Note 2. Don’t think it will have any positive outcome, to be honest.

  40. SPLEND1D
    January 5, 2016

    well, gamers shall use PS4 not mobile phones…

  41. Pol Pastrello
    January 6, 2016

    The #killerNote or #killedNote?

  42. Saad Naeem
    January 6, 2016

    They should have used X10

  43. Sorin Balan
    January 6, 2016

    If it will prove to have a decent camera, very good audio quality and good battery life I will definitely buy it. Since I’m not interested in games I couldn’t care less in the cpu (as long as it’s good enough to power the screen).
    The only things I don’t like are the lack of illuminated buttons and the lack of a notification LED.

    I was considering the xiaomi note 3 but I’d prefer the Lenovo for the sd expansion and the audio hardware.

  44. Pol Pastrello
    January 6, 2016

    The #killerNote or #killedNote?

  45. Saad Naeem
    January 6, 2016

    They should have used X10

  46. Sorin Balan
    January 6, 2016

    If it will prove to have a decent camera, very good audio quality and good battery life I will definitely buy it. Since I’m not interested in games I couldn’t care less in the cpu (as long as it’s good enough to power the screen).
    The only things I don’t like are the lack of illuminated buttons and the lack of a notification LED.

    I was considering the xiaomi note 3 but I’d prefer the Lenovo for the sd expansion and the audio hardware.

    LE: It seems to have a notification LED.

  47. Mr.Flying Zoom3rz
    January 10, 2016

    As a owner of K3 Note I’m really disappointed by K4 Note this year. The design is good, but the big turn offs are the slow cpu and the mediocre battery. As a Lenovo fan I admit that there are better phones <$200 out there. I just don't see why anyone would buy a K4N instead of Redmi Note 3 or LeTV 1S for example.

  48. Mr.Flying Zoom3rz
    January 10, 2016

    As a owner of K3 Note I’m really disappointed by K4 Note this year. The design is good, but the big turn offs are the slow cpu and the mediocre battery. As a Lenovo fan I admit that there are better phones <$200 out there. I just don't see why anyone would buy a K4N instead of Redmi Note 3 or LeTV 1S for example.

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