Lenovo launched the K8 Note smartphone in India with dual rear cameras starting at Rs. 12,999. We already brought you the unboxing of the phone, here we have the camera samples from the phone. The phone packs a 13MP rear camera with PureCel Plus OV13855 sensor, dual-tone LED Flash along with a secondary 5MP camera with S5K5E2 sensor to capture depth information. It has a 13-megapixel front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture, wide-angle lens and soft LED flash.
The Camera UI is similar to most other MediaTek-powered smartphones with toggles for HDR, Flash, Timer, option to switch between front and rear cameras and option to switch between photos, videos, panorama and select manual mode (to adjust White balance, ISO and exposure manually). There is also an option to switch from normal to depth enabled shots.
Coming to the image quality. Daylight shots were decent , but some images came out dull during cloudy or poor lighting conditions. Macro shots were good. Depth enabled shots lets you capture with effective f/2.8, f/1.8 and f/1.2 apertures using both the cameras, but the image size is reduced to 7MP. When the aperture reduces, you can see the blurred parts clearly. The depth effect looks better when taking portrait shots of people compared to objects.
HDR shots were pretty good with improved contrast and saturation. Low-light shots had noise but images were not that bad. Images with flash were good as well, but sometimes it was hard to focus. Thanks to dual-tone LED flash skin tone is natural. The front-facing camera is pretty good for selfies and video chats. Since it has a soft LED flash, it is not bright so it is not very useful when it is completely dark.
Check out the camera samples (Click the image for the full resolution sample).
It can record videos at 1080p Full HD video resolution at 30 fps. Quality is good. Thanks to the secondary microphone, audio is crisp. It doesn’t have option to record slow motion videos.
We will bring you the complete review soon.