Lenovo has launched the K6 Note after the K6 power. With almost same specs and bigger display, Lenovo K6 Note hits the Indian market. The China-based company grabbed the attention of the users with a serial release of 4G enabled phones. The phones do perform well in the midrange market with very decent price ranges. Before we get into the Lenovo K6 Note review, we tell you the fact that Lenovo claims more than 30 percent of quality 4G smartphones in India.
The recently launched Lenovo K6 power is mentioning a reasonable sale across the country. Lenovo’s another offering K6 Note is released as the successor to Lenovo K5 Note released earlier this year. Strengthening its midrange segment, Lenovo has made the K6 Note available at offline stores in the country. Here we provide you Lenovo K6 Note review to know better about the device and pick the right one from the series offering from the company.
Lenovo K6 Note features all metal body strikes the look of Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime at a glance. Though the design is not so unique, it looks good. The metal built quality and the glass on the top are appreciated for the look which it sports. The phone is identical to Lenovo K6 power and measures 151 x 76 x 8.4 mm in dimensions. It is a bit hefty, and the only change you notice in looks of K6 power is the screen size.
You’ll find the row of capacitive buttons on the bottom chin of the front panel. Sadly, they aren’t backlit which Lenovo disappoints its users always. You’ll find a 3.5mm audio out jack on the top edge along with a secondary noise cancellation microphone. The right edge of K6 note houses volume rocker keys and power button.
On the left edge, a Hybrid SIM slot is available without any disturbance in edge design. The rear panel of the device packs a primary camera along with Dual tone LED flash. A fingerprint scanner also took place just below the camera flash which is a great position for quick unlock.
A 5.5-inch display makes the huge of the front panel. Lenovo K6 Note features an IPS LCD display of 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution at 401 pixels per image density. The display covers 72.7 percent of the screen to body ratio which the bezel is a bit high. Sadly, the smartphone doesn’t have any Gorilla Glass for the display which has become most common in present day smartphone. The big screen on the K6 Note produces great colors and sharp images.
The readability is good even in sunlight. The phone made better than the K6 Power is the big form factor. Lenovo K6 Note offers TheaterMax 3.0 technology, a VR technology for its users. The new technology partnered with Lenovo enables an enhanced movie viewing and gaming experience on a super-size virtual screen. In-plane switching technology provides a rich range of colors and wide viewing angles. Here we provide more info about the TheaterMax technology in the below section in our Lenovo K6 Note review.
The Lenovo K6 Note packs the same 1.4GHz Snapdragon 430 processor which the K6 Power has. Where, the Lenovo could have provided a more capable processor at least better than K6 Power. The phone is available in two variants, a 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, and a 4GB of RAM with 64GB of storage. You also can expand the storage in either variant up to 128GB via microSD card.
K6 Note is decently fast to perform all your daily tasks even it features a mid-range Snapdragon 430 processor. You don’t find any lag issues while multitasking and switching between apps. The fingerprint scanner on the rear was decent and unlocks device quickly at a tap.
The Dolby Atmos audio enhancement does a great Job and pushes the audio experience to a next level. Apart from the regular connectivity options, K6 Note also offers dual VoLTE band support, and you get an excellent call quality.
Gaming experience in Lenovo K6 Note is smooth, and you don’t find any lag issues or frame drop. The phone performs heavy graphic games like Dead Trigger 2 and Plants vs. Zombies 2 with ease. Mentioning benchmarks, It scored 44,217 points in AnTuTu and 15fps in GFXbench.
Coming to software department, Lenovo K6 Note runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow with its Vibe Pure UI on top. The same is witnessed in K6 power and is still good. Other Lenovo default features remain same which include app lock functionality, Dual Apps mode. The Fingerprint sensor doubles up as another shutter button in Fingerprint Snap mode.
Lenovo K6 Note comes with only a little amount of bloatware, and the Vibe Pure UI is smooth and fast. The TheatreMax technology bundled with ANT VR headset is another major push by Lenovo. It essentially provides VR experience to its uses with a 100-degree field of view. You can enable VR mode from within the Settings app or a long-press of the power button.
The K6 Note features a 16-megapixel primary camera with PDAF and a dual-LED flash. The sensor does a good job in a regular daylight. The Smart Composition tool helps in every different situation to get the best out of the camera. Images captured are sharp and properties are detailed. The camera also offers other modes like Pro, Nightscape, Panorama, HDR, Fast-motion, and Slow-motion.
Focusing speeds are great, and you can also turn these clips into GIFs. The camera interface is quite easy to use and get good landscape shots as well. Color accuracy is good, and you hardly find any noise in the shots taken in daylight. You may complain about colors washed out on a direct sunlight when seen on a larger screen. Night mode also works well, and low-light shots are impressive and the focusing is stable.
Another 8-megapixel camera is positioned on the front panel of the K6 Note. The front camera comes with auto beautification mode, clicks some decent selfies and is good for video calls. However, it is not very impressive when again compared to K6 Power.
Lenovo K6 Note is backed by a Non-removable 4000 mAh battery. The battery chosen is an added advantage for the specs. It also supports fast charging with the bundled charger which comes in the box. The phone can easily manage to last over a day with both the SIMs active. On an HD video loop test, the battery managed to get playback time of 13 hours and 20 minutes. However, it is a decent standby considering the size of the device. The device gains back its battery power from 0 to 50 percent and can attain full charge in 100 minutes.
- Great design and build quality
- Good display
- VR support
- No gorilla glass
- Performance could have been better
After out detailed Lenovo K6 Note review, here we provide you few conclusions. With the K6 Note, Lenovo is now targeting the offline buyers in the country. The K6 Note is a big form factor phone with basic VR experience. The large display is the major element which gives you a reason to choose it over K6 power. There are few elements where the phone could have been better. But Lenovo K6 Note is a decent smartphone which is apt for all your regular needs if you are a moderate user. Overall, the device stands in the race with its competitors like Moto G4 Plus and Xiaomi Note 3.