Lenovo K8 Plus FAQ

BY Rajesh Pandey

Published 12 Sep 2017

Less than a month after launching the Lenovo K8 Note in India, Lenovo has launched another handset in the country: the K8 Plus. The handset sits below the K8 Note but offers largely the same experience as the former.

The K8 Plus takes on the likes of the Redmi Note 4, Redmi 4, Moto G5, and plenty of other budget handsets available in the Indian smartphone market. Unlike its competition, the K8 Plus does have one ace up its sleeve: a dual-camera setup at the rear. If you plan on buying the handset, check out our FAQ below that should clear your doubts surrounding it.

Q) What are the full specifications of the Lenovo K8 Plus?

A) The full specs of the Lenovo K8 Note are as follows:

  • Dimensions: 147.9 x 73.7 x 8.99 mm
  • Weight: 165g
  • Display: 5.2-inch 1080p IPS LCD, 2.5D Gorilla Glass 3
  • Chipset: MediaTek Helio P25 Octa core, Clocked at 2.5GHz
  • GPU: Mali-T880
  • RAM: 3GB
  • Storage: 32GB, microSD card slot
  • Rear camera: Primary: 13MP – OV13855 sensor, Secondary: 5MP – S5K5E2 sensor, Dual CCT LED flash
  • Front camera: 8MP, LED Flash
  • Sensors: Fingerprint, Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Proximity, Ambient light sensor
  • Connectivity: LTE, (Hybrid) Dual-SIM, GPS, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, microUSB
  • Battery: 4000mAh non-removable
  • Others: Dolby Atmos, Customisable Music key, TheaterMax

Q) Is the battery of the handset removable?

A) No, since the Lenovo K8 Plus features a metal and polycarbonate body, its battery and back cover cannot be removed.

Q) What kind of SIM card slot does the phone have? Can one use two SIM cards and a microSD card at the same time?

A) The Lenovo K8 Plus features three slots. Two of them are nanoSIM cards slots while the third one is for a microSD card.

Q) Is the Lenovo K8 Plus water-resistant?

A) No, the K8 Plus is not water-resistant. The handset does not even feature a splash proof coating like the K8 Plus.

Q) Does the Lenovo K8 Plus suffer from overheating issues?

A) The octa-core MediaTek chip inside the K8 Plus can get a bit warm when under heavy load, though this is not a cause for concern.

Q) Is the display on the Lenovo K8 Plus protected by Gorilla Glass?

A) The 5.2-inch display of the Lenovo K8 Plus is protected by Corning’s 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass. 3 Do remember that Gorilla Glass is also ultimately glass and is prone to scratches and cracking.

Q) Where is the fingerprint scanner on the Lenovo K8 Note located? Is it touch-based?

A) The fingerprint scanner on the K8 Plus is located at the rear, and yes, it is touch based.

Q) How many fingerprints can one register on the Lenovo K8 Plus?

A) 5.

Q) Does the Lenovo K8 Plus feature native fingerprint app locking functionality?

A) No. Since the K8 Plus runs on a near-stock build of Android Nougat, it lacks native app locking functionality. However, you can download one of the many third-party apps available on the Play Store to achieve the functionality.

Q) Can you record slow-motion videos on the Lenovo K8 Plus?

A) No, you cannot. The handset can only record videos in Full HD resolution at 30fps.

Q) Which version of Android does the handset run on?

A) Android 7.1.1 Nougat.

Q) What’s so special about the software of the Lenovo K8 Plus?

A) Like the K8 Note, the K8 Plus runs on a near stock build of Android 7.1.1 Nougat. Similar to Moto devices, Lenovo has decided to offer its future devices with a stock build of Android with just some enhancements added for a superior user experience. This will also help Lenovo in rolling out quicker software updates to the handset.

Q) How does the dual-camera setup on the Lenovo K8 Plus work? Is it similar to the one seen on the K8 Note?

A) The secondary 5MP sensor on the Lenovo K8 Plus is only used to capture depth information. This allows the handset to offer a bokeh/Portrait mode. Users can also adjust the amount of background blur according to their liking. The camera setup is not exactly the same so except some difference in image quality.

Q) Does the Lenovo K8 Plus support LTE and VoLTe networks? Will a Reliance Jio SIM work on the phone?

A) Yes, it does support LTE and VoLTE out of the box. Unlike many other phones, the handset will also work with a Reliance Jio SIM out of the box. The K8 Plus also supports Band 5, which will be used by many Indian operators in the future.

Q) Is Quick charging supported on the Lenovo K8 Plus?

A) Partially. The Lenovo K8 Plus supports 10W fast charging so its charging speeds are slightly slower than Quick Charge 2.0 standard.

Q) How much free storage space does the Lenovo K8 Note has out of the box?

A) The 32GB Lenovo K8 Plus has around 22GB of free space.

Q) Can you uninstall or disable pre-installed apps on the handset?

A) Yes, you can uninstall or disable some pre-installed apps on the K8 Plus to free up space on the internal storage of the handset.

Q) Are the capacitive keys on the Lenovo K8 Note?

A) No, the capacitive keys on the Lenovo K8 Plus are not backlit.

Q) What contents do you get inside the retail box of the Lenovo K8 Plus?

A) You get the phone, a 10W charger, a USB cable, SIM ejector tool, instruction manuals, some regulatory papers, and a transparent case. Lenovo does not ship the phone with any earphones.

Q) Does the handset support USB OTG? 

A) Yes, the Lenovo K8 Plus supports USB On-The-Go. This allows you to directly connect pen drives, external hard disks and more using an adapter to the device.

Q) When does the Lenovo K8 Plus go on sale and where?

A) The Lenovo K8 Plus can be purchased online through Flipkart for Rs 10,999. You can buy the handset from here.

If you have any other question regarding the Lenovo K8 Plus, drop in a comment, and we will be glad to answer them.