Seems all manufacturers regardless their goals in the smartphones market have already launched at least one full-screen phone. There have been left only a couple of smartphone makers not launched such a handset. But Meizu announced the M6S a few days back. So who do we have left? Lenovo? Nope, this manufacturer has uncovered its entry-level smartphone with a full-screen on December 31, 2017. If you haven’t heard about it, we are going to review the Lenovo K320t right now. This is the first full-screen model of the brand. So the requirements towards it are too high. But let’s be honest, Lenovo doesn’t compete with top brands. Therefore, the K320t won’t sport any super-duper feature.
Lenovo K320t Appearance
As we are dealing with a smartphone that targets the low-end market, it’s quite satisfactory not to see any astonishing design element there. Anyway, can’t say whether its red packaging is related to its launch timer period of Christmas days, but it looks quite attractive. So when choosing the Lenovo K320t as a gift, you won’t need any additional packaging.
The Lenovo K320t sports a 5.7-inch screen with an 18:9 aspect ratio and 720p resolution. It’s also covered with a 2.5D arc glass. Thus looking at the phone from the front, we can see a familiar design found on the most of smartphones. There are no keys below the screen because the traditional Android sensitive keys are on the screen. Thus the chin is blank. But the forehead carries a camera, speaker, and a standard set of sensors.
This is a 1000-yuan machine, which means the materials used in it should cost less. The back panel of the Lenovo K320t is made of a plastic. But thanks to a special treatment it provides an aluminum-touch feeling. We are sure, if not looking at the specs list, most of you will be thinking it’s made of metal. Moreover, the transition from the rear panel to the metal frame is so smooth that you won’t feel any gap between them. The same can be said about the front panel and the frame. We should state the build quality is at the highest level.
But you will be surprised to know the back panel is removable. So no need to look for a SIM card slot on the side. It’s been moved under the shell. It supports dual-SIM card option, but as usual, you can scarify one of them to expand the memory.
Lenovo K320t Performance
Smartphone brands like Lenovo do not pay much attention to the SoC. No one can say whether this is good or not, but the fact is the K320t is capable of handling the most of tasks you set in front of it. This phone is packed with a Spreadtrum SC9850 quad-core 64-bit chip clocked at 1.3GHz. It was announced back in August 2017 along with the Spreadtrum SC9853i that is used in the Leagoo T5c. This processor uses a 14nm process node as well as octa-core 64-bit Intel Airmont architecture with a highly integrated 5-mode solution. As the manufacturer claims, the SC9850 is targeting the global mid and high-level smartphone market. It provides a smooth performance at an ultra-low power consumption. The chip is also paired with a Mali 820 MP1 GPU, 2GB of RAM, and a 16GB of internal storage.
Apart from this, this SoC supports LTE Cat-7 downlink and Cat-13 uplink reaching up to 300Mbps download speed as well as 150Mbps upload speed. The rest of supported features include a true 4G+ on-line surfing, 1080P HD video playback, 18:9 FHD+ (1080*2160) screen, and 16MP dual-cameras. There is a built-in 3DNR to boost night shooting, real-time face beauty, 3D modeling, and AR. One of the most interesting features of this chip is the Spreadtrum’s exclusive EverMuLTETM technology offering dual-SIM, dual-4G, and dual-VoLTE functionalities. Plus, you can do NFC payments. This can be done via the fingerprint scanner mounted on the front, under the non-press home button.
There is a 3000mAh built-in battery that can provide a long life due to very low power consumption. Plus, it uses a special ‘white plus black smart power’ technology that automatically determines user’s attention and frequency of use.
The Lenovo K320t runs on Android 7.0. Thus it comes with all the goodies coming with this version of Google’s mobile operating system. But Lenovo has added some interesting features itself. Among them, we can mention the number of stickers to use in SMS, buy movie tickets directly from the phone by learning about them like notifications, book flights, send messages via voice commands, and many more.
Lenovo K320t Camera
On the back, the Lenovo K320t uses an 8+2MP dual-camera that provides the much-liked bokeh effect. As you know, it brings in front the focused object and blurs the background. It supports Beauty, Night shooting, panorama, and time-lapse modes.
On the front, the phone sports an 8MP single camera, which supports Beauty, smile capture, and many selfie tricks.
As the photo samples below showcase, when there is enough lightning, the Lenovo K320t is capable of taking great shots. Therefore, the daytime photos won’t cause any complaints. Plus, the Beauty feature works quite acceptable providing natural filters.
Honestly, almost everything in the Lenovo K320t is satisfactory if taking into account it is priced at 1000 yuan ($156). It comes with all the trendiest features including a full-screen, rear dual-camera, good selfie features, and stylish look. But customers pay attention to hardware too. Though the Spreadtrum SC9850 is proved to provide a smooth and stable performance, it requires some time to test. Of course, it comes with all the features we used to see on mid-range chips, but this brand is not familiar to many buyers. Generally, we like this phone. But there is no idea whether it can make any competition to other models from the same niche.