Lenovo launched the Vibe K4 Note smartphone in India at Rs. 11,999 recently. We already brought you the unboxing, teardown, benchmarks and the battery life test results, here we have the camera samples from the smartphone. As you might have seen in the teardown, the phone has a 13-megapixel rear camera with Samsung S5K3M2 ISOCELL sensor with 1.12 um pixel size, PDAF, f/2.2 aperture and dual-tone LED flash. It has a 5-megapixel front-facing camera with OmniVision OV5693 sensor and f/2.2 aperture.
The camera UI is simple, has toggles for flash, front camera and HDR. The menu option lets you choose Panorama and also has several Effects (Mono, Sepia, Negative, Memory, Gorgeous, Elegant and Cool). Settings option lets you choose aspect ratio (16:9, 4:3 and 1:1), adjust white balance, ISO (100 to 1600), enable geo location, option to use volume button as a shutter key and more.
Coming to the image quality, daylight shots are decent, but some images seem dull if the environment is not bright. Macro shots are good, but focus is hard most of the times, even though it has PDAF. HDR shots are too bright so colors are not perfect and there is also exposure issues in daylight. The phone doesn’t have a manual mode. Since this is a mid-range phone you can’t expect such features. Low-light shots have noise as usual, but the images are not too bad. Images with flash are decent. The dual-tone flash helps to bring natural tone, but it might be overpowering sometimes.
The 5MP front-facing camera is good for selfies and video chats. Colors are vibrant and the images are sharp as well. Overall the phone has a decent camera compared to other smartphones in the price range.
Check out the camera samples below (Click the image to view full resolution sample.)
It can record videos at 1080p full HD resolution at 30 fps. Video is decent, but does lack a bit in terms of detailing. Audio is crisp since it has a secondary microphone. Sadly it doesn’t have slow motion recording. Check out the video sample below.