The Best Lenovo Mobiles Between 5000-10000 in India

by Oct 23, 2019

Lenovo is a very popular and well-known brand when it comes to PCs and laptops. But when it comes to the Indian smartphone market, the company has had its fair share of ups and downs, and the Chinese giant is attempting to replicate its past success.

So if you are planning to purchase a new Lenovo smartphone or wanting to upgrade to a fresh one without breaking the bank then here is a list of top10 Lenovo smartphones under Rs.10000. This list showcases features like processor, design, battery life, camera quality, and so on.

The 9 Best Lenovo Mobiles Between 5000-10000

 
1.

Lenovo K9 Note

Lenovo K9 Note
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    5.99" (720 x 1440)
  • Camera
    Camera
    Dual 16 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    4GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    3760 mAh

Design and Display

Lenovo K9 Note was launched in May this year and is the newest addition to the budget lineup. The phone features a 6 inch LCD display at 268 PPI.

It has a nice reflecting back panel adding a premium finish to it, although the phone tends to slip a little. The company has kept the front very minimalistic which looks subtle.

Processor and Specifications

In terms of hardware, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 along with 4 GB of RAM guarantees the phone to run smoothly and efficiently even when running memory-intensive applications. It also has an Adreno 506 GPU that runs modern games like PUBG and Asphalt efficiently and without any lag.

The internal storage can be expanded up to 256 GB via a microSD card. In terms of security, K9 Note has a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and as well as face detection for additional security.

Camera Quality

K9 Note comes with a dual primary camera of 16+2 and an 8-megapixel camera at the front. It has support for Face detection, High Dynamic Range (HDR) imaging and the front camera has a flash to improve selfies and take better images in low light or at night. The rear camera is capable of recording videos at [email protected] fps and has a digital zoom. The overall quality of videos is satisfactory even though it lacks attention to detail. The front flash also lets down as the images feel a little less sharp and blurry.

Battery

Powering the K90 Note is a sufficient 3760 mAh battery and comes with a standard 10 W charger. It can comfortably last around 10 to 12 hours in a single charge and can give you enough juice to enjoy music, play games and multitask.

What We Loved

  • Bigger screen
  • Good Performance

What We Didn’t Like

  • Average camera
  • Not so sharp display
2.

Lenovo K9

Lenovo K9
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    5.7" (720 x 1440)
  • Camera
    Camera
    Dual 13 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    3GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    3000 mAh

Design and Display

The K9 comes with a glass back having a glossy finish to it, ditching the commonly used plastic back. The phone comes in 3 colors namely Black, Blue, and Gold with a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. On the front, it features dual front-facing cameras and some sensors. The front and back glass have rounded corners although the phone isn't quite tough.

It boasts a 5.7 inches display with a resolution of 720x1440, which shouldn't be a surprise considering the price. The display is somewhat crisp and moderately bright however you will have a hard time using the phone outdoors as reflections on the screen cause problems in viewing.

Processor and Specifications

The K9 comes fitted with MediaTek Helio P22 processor which is almost a new processor having 8 cores and a core clock of 2 GHz, and a PowerVR GE8320 GPU. The phone performs and runs satisfactorily, although not very exciting. It is paired with 3 gigs of RAM and 32 internal storage. Additionally, it has 4G support and USB Type C port.

Camera Quality

The much-lauded highlight of this phone is the 4 camera setup, with 13 and 5 megapixels on the rear and front of the smartphone.
The camera focus is soft and the images taken are blurry, and the colors appear dull too.

Under low light conditions, the images look noisy although detail was evident and reasonably good. The default video resolution is 1280x720 which can be taken up to 1920x1080. The camera application lacks several features although panorama and beautification can be found.

Battery

With 3760 mAh battery, the K9 has a decent battery capable of lasting a full day and is bundled with a 10 W charger, which can seem a little slow. With a fair amount of usage, the battery can easily provide 20 hours of juice.

Additional Features

The phone comes with several added features in its software and resembles the stock Android 8.1. The UI components look bigger than usual and are also spaced out.

K9 supports gestures like three-finger slide to take a screenshot, you can wake the phone from standby and launch an app by following certain gestures on the screen.

Additionally, there is a feature named DuraSpeed which force closes individual apps thus freeing up resources and boosting performance.

What We Loved

  • Good battery life
  • Clean UI
  • Good overall design

What We Didn’t Like

  • Hybrid sim slots
  • Very average camera
3.

Lenovo A5

Lenovo A5
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    5.45" (720 x 1440)
  • Camera
    Camera
    Single 13 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    3GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    4000 mAh

Design and Display

To begin with the design, Lenovo A5 comes with a plastic back and metal frame and the overall build quality is satisfactory and comfortable to hold. The device is available in Black and Gold both looking attractive. The phone is compact and easy to carry around and does not tend to slip.

A 5.45-inch HD+IPS LCD display looks clean and the viewing angles also seem fair. The display is bright and the colors look good with average outdoor visibility. It has an 189 aspect ratio and 720x1440 pixels resolution.

Processor and Specifications

The device is powered by a 1.3 GHz MediaTek MT6739 quad-core processor coupled with either 2 or 3 GB of RAM. Lenovo A5 has a mediocre performance and can perform fundamental multitasking like surfing, messaging, listening to music without breaking a sweat and switching between apps seem smooth.

It comes with 16Gb and 32 GB of internal storage capacity which can be further expanded to 256 GB via a memory card. It can manage lightweight games and doesn't show any signs of lag although many processor heavy games tend to lag and cause the device to heat up.

Camera Quality

The camera isn't a strong suit of the phone as it comes with a 13-megapixel single rear sensor with LED flash and an f/ 2.2 aperture, while on the front an 8-megapixel selfie camera.

Both the cameras perform satisfactorily and there is not much to expect here. It has features like bokeh mode, autofocus, geo-tagging, face detection, and panorama. In low light, the images are above average thanks to the LED flash although the picture looks a little grainy. It also lacks attention to detail and images aren’t sharp.

Battery

Lenovo A5 packs a tremendous 4000 mAh battery however there isn't support for fast charging. In a single charge, the phone can comfortably last a day under typical usage which involves streaming videos, surfing the internet, messaging, and calling along with a fair bit of gaming as well. Although it takes around 4 hours to charge the phone completely.

Additional Features

The phone runs on Lenovo's custom interface ZUI 3.9 on top of Android 8.1 which is a clean and smooth UI. All the apps are on the home screen and the transitions feel fluid.

The device comes with a collection of pre-installed applications like Asphalt, Nitro, Beauty Fit and many more. A swipe to the left from the home screen will open Google Assistant, and if you swipe from above the notification panel will open with some shortcuts.

What We Loved

  • Tremendous battery
  • Lightweight
  • Good display

What We Didn’t Like

  • Outdated chipset
  • Average camera
  • Slow charging
4.

Lenovo K8 Plus

Lenovo K8 Plus
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    5.2" (1080 x 1920)
  • Camera
    Camera
    Dual 13 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    3GB | 4GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    4000 mAh

Design and Display

K8 plus is a compact and easy to hold device and has a metal body, with top and bottom portion formed out of plastic. The phone is well built although it tends to slip a lot thanks to the metal back. Instead of on-screen navigation buttons, it possesses non-backlit buttons at the bottom which might be troublesome to see in the dark and look outdated.

This thing has a 5.2 inch IPS LCD display and is guarded by Gorilla Glass 3. The viewing angles are excellent thanks to the IPS panel, and the screen has decent brightness for both outdoor and indoor usage.

Processor and Specifications

The chipset used to power the phone is a MediaTek Helio P25 processor, an octa-core chip clocking at 2.5 GHz coupled with 4 GB of RAM. For storage, K8 Plus has 32 Gb of internal storage and a dedicated SD card slot with a maximum capacity of 128 GB.

The processor is capable of handling everyday tasks and even can run some high-end games without any issues of lag, although heating issue can be a dilemma. There is no noticeable lag while browsing the web, switching between apps, or just navigating the UI.

Camera Quality

Lenovo opted for a moderately basic camera, with the primary camera being a 13 megapixel OmniVision sensor while the secondary being a 5-megapixel depth sensor camera by Samsung.

In satisfactory light conditions, the images captured possess pleasing details and images are quite sharp although it could have been better. The camera also has a depth enabled mode, which can change the aperture of the camera between f/5.6 to f/ 0.8.
The front shooter also takes good photos and the color saturation is likewise satisfactory. The front camera has beauty mode pre enabled and helps remove dark spots and blemishes from the user’s face.

Battery

With a 4000 mAh battery, the K8 Plus can comfortably last a day under heavy usage which is impressive. It also supports fast charging and the company alleges it can go from 0 to 50 under an hour which isn't that great but it serves the purpose since the phone has a tremendous battery.

Additional Features

K8 plus features an extra physical button which the company is calling the music button and it can be assigned different roles as well. By default, if you press the button for a second or more it can play or pause the music or open the desired application. In the audio department, the phone has Dolby Atmos for improving the sound and the overall clarity.

What We Loved

  • Great battery
  • Decent battery life
  • Stock Android

What We Didn’t Like

  • Average cameras
  • Heating Issue
5.

Lenovo K6 Note

Lenovo K6 Note
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    5.5" (1080 x 1920)
  • Camera
    Camera
    Single 16 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    3GB | 4GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    4000 mAh

Design and Display

The K6 Note offers an all-metal frame and is firm although it has thick lower and upper bezels. Below the display, it has three navigation buttons which aren't backlit.

On the front, a 5.5-inch 1080p display looks clean and the colors are reasonably engaging with average viewing angles. The display isn't very much immersive and should have been more vibrant and also lacks a Gorilla Glass protection.

Processor and Specifications

Under the hood, K6 Note possesses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor and is coupled with 3/4 GB of RAM. It also has two storage alternatives 32 GB and 64 GB and it supports expandable storage up to 128 GB.

The processor fails to deliver while multi-tasking at may feel slow at times with signs of lag and this is mostly due to an outdated processor. Although it can handle general tasks like web surfing and messaging efficiently. You might notice frame drops as well while playing modern games and this may lead to the game to lag and stutter. The good thing is that the phone doesn't heat to a very high extent.

Camera Quality

Talking about the camera, K6 Note has 16-megapixel single shooter along with dual-LED flash and also has an 8-megapixel selfie camera.
The primary camera is a letdown and the images lack details and there is a high amount of noise present, although it is suitable for daily use and has support for Slow motion, Nightscape, HDR, and Fast motion.

The night time images are very satisfactory and the camera was capable of holding the focus. The selfie camera was also good but not that impressive.

Battery

The K6 Note emphasizes very much on its battery and is capable of lasting 12 to 14 hours in one go which is good considering the display size. It owns a 4000 mAh battery although does not feature fast charging.

Additional Features

The device comes with some additional features to give it an upper hand against its rivals. K6 Note has TheatreMax technology and ANT VR headset, which provides users to experience media contents like videos, games and so on with a 100degree field of view to provide a cinematic experience, however, the ANT VR headset is sold separately.

It also has a Smart Composition tool in the camera app to provide a perfect shot in different scenarios.

What We Loved

  • ANT VR support
  • Good battery life
  • Decent speakers

What We Didn’t Like

  • Average camera
  • No gorilla glass support
  • Not so powerful processor
6.

Lenovo Zuk Z1

Lenovo Zuk Z1
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    5.5" (1080 x 1920)
  • Camera
    Camera
    Single 13 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    3GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    4100 mAh

Design and Display

ZUK Z1 has a metallic frame and a plastic back, which is polished to give a metallic look and feel to it and thus making it look more premium. However, the phone is a little heavy and very much wide which can prevent a comfortable grip on the phone.

It has the usual 5.5-inch FHD display with a resolution of 1080x1920 and a density of 401 PPI which is satisfactory. The screen isn't as bright as one would expect and lacks sharpness, even though the contrast ratio is fabulous and the company says the display can achieve 100% of the NTSC color gamut.

Processor and Specifications

ZUK Z1 runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset clocked at 2.5 GHz which is a very old SoC now but the device manages to pull off thanks to the smooth UI and customizations from Lenovo ( as it tends to run on Cyanogen OS).

The performance is commendable and it can run heavy games as well but the app load up times can be an issue as well as heating up of the device. Having said that it is a nice performer and that effortlessly pull off everyday tasks. It also has 3 GB of RAM.

Camera Quality

One of the most disappointing features of the device is the camera. It has a single primary 13-megapixel camera built on Sony IMX 214 sensor and features dual-LED flash, while on the front a standard an 8-megapixel selfie camera. Both the cameras are competent in recording videos up to 1080p.

In daylight, the camera takes some fair images but in low light conditions, it drastically fails and struggles with details, sharpness, image quality, and is also very sluggish. It supports optical image stabilization and the rear camera can shoot videos at 60 fps.

Battery

ZUK Z1 comes packed with a 4100 mAh battery which is very prominent and can last around 8 -10 hours depending upon the usage.

Additional Features

The one feature which makes this phone stand out is that it runs on Cyanogen OS, which offers a lot of decent customizations and tweaking options to the phone. The notification light has different colors based on the alerts like when you plug in your charger or anything else. It is free from bloatware as well.

What We Loved

  • Well built
  • Great design
  • Software is light and efficient
  • Good battery life

What We Didn’t Like

  • Outdated processor
  • Weak cameras
  • Internal storage can’t be expanded
7.

Lenovo K5 note

  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    6.0" (720 x 1440)
  • Camera
    Camera
    Dual 16 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    3GB | 4GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    3760 mAh

Design and Display

Also known as the Lenovo K5 Note, it comes in a full metal unibody structure and is strong and well built, although the metal body is not of high quality.

It misses out on-screen navigation buttons and instead the navigation buttons are placed just below the display. Vibe K5's display is an immense improvement over its predecessor and comes with a 5.5 inch Full HD IPS LCD panel with nice color and brightness.
The HD display helps in providing excellent sharpness and the image quality is also very nice.

Processor and Specifications

Lenovo is offering an octa-core MediaTek Helio P1o processor which is upheld by a Mali- T860MP2 GPU. It comes in 3/4 GB of RAM and the overall performance of the phone is solid.

Swapping among apps or multitasking feels smooth and show no signs of lag and the device can handle games as well. The phone remains cool most of the times but while playing heavy games for long durations it heats up rather quickly.

Camera Quality

A single 13-megapixel camera with f/2.2 aperture and dual-LED flash, the K5 Note is an average performer and clicks decent images.
It also has an 8-megapixel front camera with beauty mode.

The camera does not have many significant improvements from its predecessor and the shutter speed is remarkably slow. It performs badly in low lit conditions and the images appear dull. The color reproduction isn't very precise as well.

Battery

It houses a 3500 mAh battery and with heavy to average usage it can last up to 6-7 hours which is excellent but it does not support fast charging. If you are someone who uses the phone for calling, surfing or messaging then the Vibe K5 can easily last a day. It also has a feature called Ultimate battery saving which allows only calls and texts.

What We Loved

  • Unibody design
  • Excellent battery life
  • Good overall performance

What We Didn’t Like

  • Very average camera
  • Not so good audio
8.

Lenovo K8 Note

  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    5.5" (1080 x 1920)
  • Camera
    Camera
    Dual 13 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    3GB | 4GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    4000 mAh

Design and Display

With more and more companies ditching the plastic back to add a premium feel to their devices metal body has become very common.
The Lenovo K8 Note is also no exception to this although the metal body is very sturdy and has a soft touch to it. It comes with an Anti-fingerprint coating which gives it a clean look along with gorilla glass protection.

In terms of display, the K8 Note features a 5.5 inch full HD display and has a resolution of 1080x1920 pixels with that has fair overall quality.

Processor and Specifications

On paper, the K8 Note is backed by a deca core MediaTek Helio X23 chipset and it is launched in two variants 3 GB of RAM with 32 GB internal storage and 4 GB with 64 GB of internal storage along with storage expansion via SD card.

The processor performs very moderately under normal circumstances and is proficient of multitasking but it gets heated up quickly and can be troublesome to hold the phone. It can manage games on high settings as well and the games run smoothly.

Camera Quality

K8 Note has received improvements in the camera department. It comes with a 13-megapixel Purecel sensor and a 5-megapixel depth sensor at the rear. Images taken from the rear camera are suitable, have pleasing details along with natural colors and less noise. The details are visible more in outdoor environments.

Low light photographs had a good amount of noise and the shots were not very sharp. The 13-megapixel front shooter has front flash as well and grabs well images and are suitable for low light conditions as well.

Battery

The 4000 mAh battery can promptly last 18-20 hours even if you use it to the maximum. With light usage, the phone should last a day and also has a fast charger included with the phone.

What We Loved

  • Premium looks
  • Solid build quality
  • Comes with Android Nougat

What We Didn’t Like

  • Poor camera
  • Average performance
  • Heating issue
9.

Lenovo K6 Power

Lenovo K6 Power
  • Screen Size
    Screen Size
    5.0" (1080 x 1920)
  • Camera
    Camera
    Single 13 MP
  • RAM
    RAM
    2GB | 3GB
  • Battery
    Battery
    4000 mAh

Design and Display

The K6 Power comprises of an all-metal chassis with dual speaker grills at the rear bottom of the phone. The phone is available in Gold, dark grey, and silver.

The front is ruled by a 5-inch screen with full HD resolution and a density of 441 PPI. The screen stays sharp most of the time due to high pixel density combined with a good bright and colorful screen.

Processor and Specifications

On the hardware front, we have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor an octa-core SoC accompanied by 3GB of RAM. It misses out on the dedicated memory slot and only has 32 Gb of inbuilt storage.

The chipset employed is a budget performer and light tasks are easily handled. The chipset is further capable of running games and demanding titles without considerable pressure and applications launch promptly.

Camera Quality

K6 Power includes a 13-megapixel posterior camera and an LED flash beside an 8-megapixel front camera. The rear camera has PDAF ( phase detection autofocus) which permits the camera to focus on objects quickly and easily. The close-up shots taken have admirable color accuracy.

The most significant challenge faced by the camera is that it requires an ample amount of light to take good images. Selfies captured in well-lit conditions are also decent.

Battery

The non-removable battery lasts approximately about 14 hours once fully charged with is great considering the fact that it comes with an HD screen. For getting more juice out of the battery one can always enable Ultimate power-saving mode disabling all functions except calling and messaging.

What We Loved

  • HD display
  • Great battery

What We Didn’t Like

  • Cameras could have been better
  • No fast charging