Lenovo K12 Note
Secondary Camera: 16 MPix f/2.2, 1.0µm
Reviews for the Lenovo K12 Note
Hands-On, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/13/2021
Our K12 Note review shows just how much Lenovo wants to match POCO’s crazy budget offering, and the K12 Note just did that. While the majority of the specs are identical, Lenovo makes up for it with more camera features, stock Android, and slightly faster charging speeds. While its low-light performance is so-so at best even when using Night Vision, there’s still plenty of room for improvement through software updates–Lenovo has been keeping the K12 Note updated with the latest security updates.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/30/2021
As a phone that aims to give the POCO M3 a run for its money, Lenovo’s latest budget offering proves that the brand more known for its laptops can also come up with value-for-money smartphones as well. With the K12 Note (or Moto G9 Play outside the Philippines), Lenovo promises that their local comeback is worth the wait.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/19/2021
Qualcomm Adreno 610: Integrated (in the Snapdragon 665) graphics card based on the Adreno 600 architecture. The performance of the GPU is between the Adreno 510 and 512/612 and therefore in the lower mid range. Supports DirectX11_1, Vulkan 1.0, OpenCL 2.0, OpenGL ES 3.2.
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
SD 662: Fast mid-range ARM SoC with 8 CPU Kryo 260 cores (four fast 2 GHz Cortex-A73 cores in a cluster and two power saving 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53 cores) and a rather slow Adreno 610 GPU. Manufactured in a 11 nm LPP process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
Only a few smartphones have larger screens.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.
This weight is typical for smartphones.
Lenovo: Lenovo ( "Le" as in the English word legend and "novo" (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. From 2004, the company has been the largest laptop manufacturer in China and got the fourth largest manufacturer worldwide after the acquisition of IBM's PC division in 2005. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company also produces monitors, projectors, servers, etc.
In 2011, Lenovo acquired the majority of Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Lenovo took over Motorola Mobility, which gave them a boost in the smartphone market.
From 2014 to 2016 Lenovo's market share in the global notebook market was 20-21%, ranking second behind HP. However, the distance decreased gradually. In the smartphone market, Lenovo did not belong to the Top 5 global manufacturers in 2016.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.