The newly launched Lenovo K4 Note is a phone that all of us have been waiting for eagerly. With ridiculously good specs at a reasonable price, the Lenovo K4 Note is no doubt going to set the sales charts on fire. Priced at Rs 11,999, the Lenovo K4 Note is going to give direct competition to the Motorola Moto G 3rd generation.
Here note that currently there are two versions of Moto G 3rd Gen in the market. One with 8 GB storage and 1 GB of RAM is available for Rs 11,999, while its 16 GB model has 2 GB RAM and is available for Rs 12,999.
Lenovo has deviated from the boxy looks of the Lenovo K3 Note, and has instead designed this in accordance to their new design language. The Lenovo K4 Note has a HTC like front with metal surrounds and the speakers in the metallic rim, which extends all the way to the back, where the dull black plastic back panel meets. The back is dominated by the camera lens and the fingerprint sensor. The Lenovo K4 Note is 9.1 mm thick and weighs 158 grams.
Motorola too has now started to develop a recognisable design theme. The 3rd gen Moto G looks similar to the Nexus 6, and the Moto Turbo in some ways, and this is not a bad thing. The phone has average sized bezels all around the display; you may even call them thick. The rear of the phone is the where it gets interesting. The back of the phone has a very nice looking finish. The Moto G measures 142.1 x 72.4 x 6.1 mm, and weighs 155 grams. It must be mentioned, that the Moto G is water resistant to a decent degree.
Looks are a personal choice, and both these phones have appealing aspects, thus we can only call this round a draw.
The Motorola Moto G 3rd Gen has a 5 inch IPS display with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels, resulting in a pixel density of 294 ppi. While the Lenovo K4 Note has a 5.5 inch IPS display with resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels, thus offering much better pixel density of 401 ppi. Both these phones have Corning Gorilla Glass 3, but the larger and clearer display of the Lenovo K4 Note wins.
Processor & Memory
The Lenovo K4 Note has the octa-core MediaTek 6753 processing unit clocked at 1.3 GHz which runs with 3 GB of RAM. Its internal memory stands at 16 GB, to which another 128 GB can be added.
The Motorola Moto G 3rd Gen is armed with the same processor it has had since the 1st Moto G, the Snapdragon 410. As we earlier said, it comes in 8 GB and 16 GB internal storage variants but both of which have 32 GB micro SD card slot. The 8 GB model has 1 GB RAM while the 16 GB model has 2 GB RAM.
The Moto G 3rd gen runs on Android Lollipop in a largely stock avatar, and an upgrade to Marshmallow is likely to be available soon, as Motorola has shown a good track record regarding updates. The Lenovo K4 Note runs on Android Lollipop too, but with Lenovo’s Vibe UI.
The Lenovo K4 Note has a 3300 mAh battery, while the Moto G 3 has a 2470 mAh battery. Neither has mentioned how much battery life the phone provides, so the Lenovo K4 Note wins purely on size.
The Motorola Moto G 3 has a 13 megapixel camera with an aperture of F/2.0, flash, auto-focus, HDR, and video recording at 1080p at 30 fps, while the front has a 5 megapixel camera for video calls and selfies.
The Lenovo K4 Note has too a 13 megapixel primary camera with an aperture of f/2.2, flash, phase detection autofocus, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama, dual-LED flash, and video recording at 1080p at 30 fps., whilst the front has a 5 megapixel selfie shooter.
Overall, spec for spec, both the phones are equal to each other. We will have to reserve further comment till a real world test of the two devices.
The Motorola Moto G 3rd Gen has two SIM card slots and it offers 4G connectivity. Besides, it offers WiFi (b/g/n), WiFi Hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0, and GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS. The phone has a micro USB port with USB host functionality (OTG)
Lenovo K4 Note too offers dual SIM, 4G, GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS, Bluetooth 4.0 (A2DP) and micro USB port. Infact it has much faster WiFi (a/b/g/n/ac) and NFC but it isn’t clear whether it offers OTG functionality or not.
The Lenovo K4 Note has a larger display with better resolution, faster processor with more RAM and storage, and a much larger battery. Clearly, just in terms of numbers, the K4 Note wins hands down.