Review: Lenovo K6 Note Impresses With Its Battery Life & Looks
The Lenovo K6 Note impresses with its battery life, but should you pick it over  established players such the Moto G4 Plus and Xiaomi Redmi Note 3? (Photo: <b>The Quint/</b>Shiv Kumar Maurya)
The Lenovo K6 Note impresses with its battery life, but should you pick it over established players such the Moto G4 Plus and Xiaomi Redmi Note 3? (Photo: The Quint/Shiv Kumar Maurya)

Review: Lenovo K6 Note Impresses With Its Battery Life & Looks

Lenovo has emerged as a strong player in the Indian smartphone market. With Motorola also under its wing, the Chinese electronics major has taken some right decisions as far as products and their pricing are concerned.

The latest offering in Lenovo's K series is the K6 Note, starting at Rs 13,999 for the 32GB version. Should you buy it? Read on to find out.

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Pros:

  • Premium looks
  • Long battery life
  • Bright, vivid display
  • Decent camera performance

Cons:

  • The Snapdragon 430 processor feels a bit low-end
  • Slow fingerprint sensor feedback
  • No Gorilla Glass protection

What’s Good?

The phone has a metal and glass construction, which lends it a premium look. It feels great in your palm too. But it's very prone to slippage, so handle it with utmost care.

The Lenovo K6 Note has a bright, vivid display which is legible in sunlight (Photo: Shiv Kumar Maurya/<b>The Quint</b>)
The Lenovo K6 Note has a bright, vivid display which is legible in sunlight (Photo: Shiv Kumar Maurya/The Quint)

The screen is 5.5" and quite vivid, even in sunlight. What can be seen on the phone is Lenovo's custom Pure UI, overlaid on Android 6 Marshmallow. The smartphone comes in two RAM variants - 3GB and 4GB. Both the versions have a Snapdragon 430 processor, which runs all the average apps and activities minus any visible lags.

The phone has a metal and glass construction (Photo: <b>The Quint/</b>Shiv Kumar Maurya)
The phone has a metal and glass construction (Photo: The Quint/Shiv Kumar Maurya)

The battery department left us really impressed. The battery lass comfortably for a day and a half, while being used for the internet hotspot, photography and social media sharing. Proving that the phone's power management does justice to the 4,000 mAh battery.

The smartphone has a 16 megapixel camera at the back and a 8 megapixel at the front. (Photo:<b>The Quint/</b>Shiv Kumar Maurya)
The smartphone has a 16 megapixel camera at the back and a 8 megapixel at the front. (Photo:The Quint/Shiv Kumar Maurya)

Getting good shots is also pretty easy, with the scene assist modes adjusting the exposure, focus and colours automatically. There's a 16 megapixel camera at the back and an 8 megapixel camera at the front. The photos clicked on phone's rear camera turn out really well-detailed, especially for social media sharing purposes.

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    The 16 MP camera captures decent light. (Photo: Aaqib Raza Khan/<b>TheQuint</b>)
    The 16 MP camera captures decent light. (Photo: Aaqib Raza Khan/TheQuint)
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    K6 Note also manages to quickly capture images with minimal shutter lag. (Photo: Aaqib Raza Khan/<b>TheQuint</b>)
    K6 Note also manages to quickly capture images with minimal shutter lag. (Photo: Aaqib Raza Khan/TheQuint)
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    The macro on the phone gets good details, and depth of field. (Photo: Aaqib Raza Khan/<b>TheQuint</b>)
    The macro on the phone gets good details, and depth of field. (Photo: Aaqib Raza Khan/TheQuint)
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    The Lenovo K6 Note has an auto scene mode which adjusts according to the available light modes and subject composition. (Photo: Aaqib Raza Khan/<b>TheQuint</b>)
    The Lenovo K6 Note has an auto scene mode which adjusts according to the available light modes and subject composition. (Photo: Aaqib Raza Khan/TheQuint)

What’s Bad?

The Lenovo K6 Note runs on Snapdragon 430, which is offered by competitors priced under Rs 10,000, such as the Xiaomi Redmi 3S. Being marketed as a VR device at a mid-range price, Lenovo should have considered a Snapdragon 630 or a similar chipset.

The fingerprint scanner at the back of the phone felt a bit slow . (Photo: Shiv Kumar Maurya/<b>The Quint</b>)
The fingerprint scanner at the back of the phone felt a bit slow . (Photo: Shiv Kumar Maurya/The Quint)

The fingerprint sensor felt a tad bit slow in unlocking our review device.

Also, the K6 Note asks for a lot of careful handling because the screen is not Gorilla Glass. Yes, that breaks our heart already.

The speakers on the phone are quite loud. (Photo: <b>The Quint/</b>Shiv Kumar Maurya)
The speakers on the phone are quite loud. (Photo: The Quint/Shiv Kumar Maurya)

Why Buy It?

The Lenovo K6 Note promises affordable VR (with AntVR, sold separately) and has a good battery life, along with a decent camera, and this package ensures a comfortable smartphone experience.

The smartphone has good battery life, which is one of its biggest USPs. (Photo: Shiv Kumar Maurya/<b>The Quint</b>)
The smartphone has good battery life, which is one of its biggest USPs. (Photo: Shiv Kumar Maurya/The Quint)

If Lenovo's sister brand Motorola's G4 Plus is not your type, this one is worth considering.

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