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Lenovo K12 Note Unboxing, Quick Review: POCO M3 Challenger?

Initial Verdict: We may in the end have a reputable POCO M3 challenger within the type of Lenovo’s K12 Note. The K12 Note has a large number of issues going for it: rapid processor, fast charging speeds, huge battery, beneficiant inner garage, and a high-resolution primary rear digicam, at a worth that’s actually exhausting to forget about. Is the K12 Note a sleeper POCO M3 killer?

The K12 Note is priced at Php 6,995.



-Pre-installed silicone case

-Good processing package deal


-Crazy shiny end

-Other rear cameras are stat stuffers

Aside from Motorola creating a commentary with the competitively-priced Moto G 5G Plus, guardian emblem Lenovo desires to take a slice of the funds phase with the K12 Note. While the telephone arrived with little fanfare to the Philippines, its value to efficiency ratio seems very similar to the present funds champ, the POCO M3.

(*10*)Unboxing and packaging contents

There isn’t a lot to mention concerning the field that the Lenovo K12 Note is available in – it’s a blue and light-weight orange field, and has the telephone’s identify prominently imprinted on the entrance.

Inside the field, you get the telephone itself with the silicone case pre-installed already, in conjunction with documentation, USB-C cable, a couple of earphones, SIM ejector device, and a 20w charger.


If the design seems acquainted, it’s for the reason that telephone is principally a rebranded Motorola G9 Play. And just like the G9 Play, the Lenovo K12 Note makes use of a shiny polycarbonate again panel with the logo’s identify imprinted on the backside. There’s a square-shaped digicam module at the best middle the place the triple cameras and flash is living, with a fingerprint scanner positioned proper underneath it. The gloss frame is a loopy fingerprint magnet, although the pre-installed silicone case looks after that fairly.

Going throughout the ports, you’ve gotten a headphone jack on best, NanoSIM tray at the left facet, and four buttons at the proper facet. There are rather a couple of controls at the proper, together with a devoted Google Assistant button, quantity controls, and gear button. At the ground, you’ve gotten a loudspeaker and USB-C port.

Despite having a 5000mAh battery, the K12 Note weighs 200g, which isn’t unhealthy for a telephone with one of these huge battery. Despite its chunky seems, the telephone feels excellent within the fingers and is a excitement to make use of.

(*5*)Display and audio system

For the show, you get a 6.5-inch HD+ IPS show, which is conventional of maximum funds telephones at this value level. You get a somewhat huge chin, in conjunction with a dewdrop notch that homes an 8-megapixel selfie snapper.


While its HD+ decision method you get a decrease pixel density in comparison to Full HD+ decision, the K12 Note’s total symbol high quality is excellent sufficient for staring at your favourite movies–colourful KPop movies incorporated.

As for the lone loudspeaker on the backside, the sound high quality is conventional of what you’d be expecting on the cheap smartphone: total audio constancy is excellent so long as you don’t max out the amount.


You get a triple rear digicam setup with the K12 Note. That accommodates of a 48-megapixel f/1.7 primary digicam and a couple of 2-megapixel sensors: one for intensity sensing and any other for macro photographs. Only the 48-megapixel digicam right here issues, as the opposite two are extra of stat stuffers–one thing this is finished for rather some time. Here are some snaps we were given:

For selfies, you get an 8-megapixel shooter at the dewdrop notch. The digicam UI has a good looks mode–although we suggest staying clear of it because it does competitive smoothening on one’s face.

We haven’t explored the entire digicam options of the K12 Note, so keep tuned for our complete evaluation for our complete verdict about its digicam efficiency.


For a telephone priced at beneath Php 7k, you might be getting a actually excellent set of internals with the K12 Note: Snapdragon 662, 4GB RAM, and 128GB inner garage. The Snapdragon 662 is a processor we’re aware of, as it’s the processor of selection for telephones just like the Realme 7i and POCO M3. As a variation of the extra standard Snapdragon 665, the Snapdragon 662 must be capable of run a few of your favourite video games with none factor. We will do our same old benchmarking and gaming exams to additional validate the K12 Note’s total efficiency.

The K12 Note packs a 5000mAh battery beneath the hood and is accompanied by way of 20w stressed charging. Aside from being a couple of watts sooner than the more-common 18w stressed charging noticed on costlier telephones. Unlike different manufacturers that make a selection to drop the charger, you get the correct 20w wall charger within the field.

In our enjoy with different telephones with 5000mAh batteries, we predict the K12 Note to ultimate just about two days. We gets again to that with the total evaluation when we do our same old video loop check.

(*3*)Early wrap-up and conclusions

As a telephone that targets to offer the POCO M3 a run for its cash, Lenovo’s newest funds providing proves that the logo extra identified for its laptops too can get a hold of value-for-money smartphones as smartly. With the K12 Note (or Moto G9 Play out of doors the Philippines), Lenovo guarantees that their native comeback is well worth the wait.

With options that come with 20w stressed charging, Snapdragon 662 processor, beneficiant 128GB inner garage, and a 48-megapixel digicam, the K12 Note just about covers the essential must-haves for shoppers who’re looking for a real value-for-money funds telephone.