Lenovo K13 Note Smartphone Review: Clean Android in the budget segment

The company Lenovo after a prolonged break continues to fill the market with new smartphones. I recently talked about the model Lenovo K12 Pro, which is a confident player in the price tag about 15 thousand rubles. Today it will be about the novelty - K13 Note.

Lenovo K13 Note is an inexpensive device worth 11,000 rubles. Among the characteristics of the model is a chamber 48 MP, a battery 5000 mAh and Clean Android. Read more about the device in the review below.


  • Materials: Plastic, Glass
  • Operating system: Android 11
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, 8 cores, clock frequency up to 1, 8 GHz
  • Video accelerator: Adreno 610
  • Operational / Permanent memory: 4/128 GB
  • Slot for Memory Cards : Eating, combined
  • Display: 6.5 inches, IPS, resolution 16 00 × 720, 263 ppi, 20: 9
  • Main chamber: 48 + 8 + 2 + 2 mp, f / 1.7 + f / 2.2 + f / 2.4 + f /2.4
  • Frontal chamber: 8 mp, f / 2.2
  • Protection: Fingerprint scanner, unlocking to face
  • Wireless modules: NFC, Bluetooth 5.1, Wi-Fi 802.11 AC
  • Battery: 5000 mAh
  • Dimensions: 165.2 x 75.7 x 9.1 mm
  • Weight: 200 g

Equipment and design

To the Lenovo K13 Note user gets in a rather small cardboard box in red-blue design. On the back of the device, the features of the device are listed, on the front we see the name of the model and its silhouette.

Inside there is a smartphone, Power supply 10 W, Cable USB-C, documentation. Equipment is simple, the eye is not clinging for.

Lenovo K13 Note - a smartphone with a 6.5-inch screen. By modern standards, this is not so much, but still the device is massive. You can manage it with one hand, but it is rather difficult.

Full plastic body. The back panel has a texture in the form of a wave, which, on the one hand, visually makes the device prettier, and on the other hand, improves ergonomics. In the hand, the smartphone does not slip and lies confidently.

The model is available in two colors - gray and mother-of-pearl. I got the second version. She looks quite pretty, but the option, in my opinion, is somewhat feminine. In the sun, the color of the case changes slightly.

The camera is designed as a rectangular block, protrudes slightly above the surface, but the phone will not lie flat on the table. The edge of the camera is golden, which complements the overall positive impression of the exterior.

Also on the back is a fingerprint scanner. At the bottom you can see the brand name.

The front side is represented by a display with rather large frames, especially the lower indent is striking. The cutout for the camera here is in the form of a drop, which for 2021 is a kind of symbol of a budget device. Lenovo K13 Note belongs to those, so I don’t see any reason to find fault. Above the camera is a mesh earpiece.

The screen has a good oleophobic layer, but still prints appear with use. The back side due to the peculiarities of the texture is completely non-marking.

On the left side is a combined tray for SIM and microSD, on the right is the power button, volume control and a button to call Google Assistant.

The assistant call button differs from the power button in texture: the first is smooth, the second is slightly ribbed. At first glance, the presence of two buttons on one side seemed inconvenient to me, but, as I used it, I did not notice any problems. The power supply is located below the volume control and clearly falls under the thumb - it is impossible to accidentally confuse it with calling an assistant.

The headphone jack is on the top. I will not tire of repeating that it is more convenient when it is from below, but this is a personal opinion, a matter of habit and taste. The bottom end is a microphone, USB-C, multimedia speaker. Here you can see some information about the model.

From the point of assembly, ergonomics and designs I have no complaints. Everything is collected well, the appearance is pretty, the location of the buttons is convenient.


Lenovo K13 Note Released a 6.5-inch screen, made using IPS technology. Its resolution is 1600 × 720. This is a common phenomenon for this segment.

The image of a high-quality device, pixels, if visible, then only when you look at the video or photo with high resolution. With everyday use, this is not felt.

The brightness here is quite high, so as not to feel discomfort when used, but with a bright sun ( in the summer At noon) it is missing. The image is read, but you have to look.

This model comes with a clean version of Android, so the screen settings are standard: dark theme, night mode, autowarity, display information near the camera (installed for specific applications), color scheme (natural, bright, saturated). Here you can enable the creation of the screenshot of the three fingers and configure the screenshot settings.

Productivity and Interface

Novelty works on Snapdragon 460 which is actually a SNAPDRAGON 662 processor, which is visible in some utilities for the rating of performance.

The model is notger, but still to start something on low settings is quite real. Hour of the game in Call of Duty caused a small heating of the case, but I did not notice the deterioration or display of the picture.

Memory - 4/128 GB, good value for inexpensive device. Expansion permanent repository is possible, but you have to sacrifice the second SIM card.


As a result, Lenovo K13 Note quite adequately behaves in everyday Usage, he is sufficiently smart, working with him comfortable. If you wish, you can run simple games, but solely on the minimum settings.

I will not separately tell about the interface, as it is set to clean Android 11. This means that nothing superfluous you find full minimalism and everything in the case. Of course, after the first inclusion, you will be offered to establish mandatory software for the Russian Federation, but it is not necessary.

Clean Android is the perfect option for those who do not like various shells with "bonuses" from the manufacturer or users in age. Nothing superfluous - you definitely do not have to explain that "here, here, and here it is not necessary to go here under any circumstances." You will not suffer from the annoying advertising or brand applications that the use of a smartphone is "facilitating" for you. They are not always useless, but sometimes they can interfere.

Dactyloscopic sensor and scanner of the person correspond to security in the device. Both work quickly and without any errors.

Communication and audio capabilities

Here the device is fine.

  • Wi-Fi ac - supports 2.4 and 5 GHz, you can use your smartphone as a access point and choose which frequency will be distribution;
  • NFC - contactless payment via smartphone is available;
  • GPS - satellite search is fast, there are no complaints about positioning accuracy;
  • Bluetooth 5.1 - there is support for AptX, no connection failures were found during testing.
  • Radio only works with headphones connected.

Lenovo K13 Note has one microphone. In quiet conditions, the voice of the interlocutor is heard perfectly, in busy and noisy places the voice transmission worsens, but you can still have a conversation. The interlocutor in any situation is heard well.

The call recording function is provided, both parties will be notified that the conversation is being recorded.

The sound through the multimedia speaker is quite loud, the quality is good - you can watch movies or YouTube. The situation is similar with headphones. I note that in terms of the quality of music playback, I liked the K13 Note more than the older K12 Pro device.

In addition, the device has an equalizer with a number of presets - voice emphasis, powerful bass, low frequencies, etc.


Lenovo K13 Note is equipped with a quad camera, where the main sensor shoots with a resolution of 48 megapixels. It is assisted by an 8MP wide-angle module, a 2MP macro module and a 2MP depth sensor.

The interface is uncomplicated and familiar - switching modes from below, camera settings from above.

Among the modes - night shooting, sinegramia, group selfie, point color, portrait and other. Some of them will enjoy those who love creative.

In general, with the application everything is standard, convenient and simple. It pleases that it is quite fast, for example, the night mode does not cause long to keep the smartphone in the same position.

The overall impression of the camera is positive. She makes decent pictures in the afternoon and copes well in the evening. For its price tag, the device takes pictures well, the resulting personnel can be divided somewhere in social networks.

Video filming is possible in the resolution of FHD C 30 or 60 K / s. Of course, movies to shoot with this smartphone will not work, but write some short rollers quite real.

According to the examples below, you can make your own conclusions.


Lenovo K13 Note is equipped with a 5000 mAh battery, which, according to the current m standards, not a record and quite standard meaning. Given that the processor is not the most demanding processor, but the resolution of the HD screen, the device successfully holds a charge.

on the maximum brightness and with the wireless modules included, the autonomy test shows 9.5 hours of the screen turned on. This means that the daily life of the device is enough for 1-1.5 days of active use. My use experience confirms this.

In addition, the smartphone has a power saving mode, which, if necessary, will extend the operating time. To do this, turn on the dark theme and turn off some background processes. It also has an Adaptive Battery mode. It detects rarely used applications and restricts their activity.

Fast charging is not provided here, the included 10 W power supply charges the phone in a little less than 2 hours.


Lenovo K13 Note is not a leader in its segment, but this is not always necessary. On the side of the model is pure Android 11 (and this is a significant advantage), and almost no one can offer the same. In addition, there is a comfortable performance, nice design, ergonomics, a good camera and autonomy. Plus, you get a complete set of modern wireless interfaces and a quality build from a time-tested brand.

There are many models on the market that will overtake this device in some way, but if you are not chasing a specific parameter, but are looking for the best smartphone in terms of capabilities, then Lenovo K13 Note is a good choice.