Since the launch of the Redmi Note 3, Xiaomi has been dominating the Sub 10K segment, and with the launch of the Redmi 3S Prime, it just gives Xiaomi the added spark which they needed. At present, when it comes to the low-budget power-packed smartphone, the Redmi Note 3 and 3S seems to be the best options available right now. But, there is one brand who have come with an answer for the Redmi 3S Prime, and that is the Lenovo’s latest low-budget smartphone; the K6 Power.
The year is coming to end, so instead of launching last month, Lenovo could have launched the smartphone 2-3 months earlier, nevertheless, the device seems to be the perfect competitor for the Redmi 3S. So in this post, we are going to talk about the price, full specification and things you must know about the Lenovo K6 Power.
Currently, the device is being sold in India via Flipkart, and Lenovo is offering the device in color variants; Silver, Gold and Dark Grey. One of the strange things about the K6 Power is that Lenovo is only selling the higher variant, which packs 3 Gigs of RAM, and 32 GB of internal memory in India. Therefore, you’ll not be getting the 2 GB RAM /16 GB ROM variant in India.
When it comes to availability, Lenovo will be selling this device via flash sale, so the device will be available on selected dates only, and for your kind information, the device will be available for sale on 13th December.
Nonetheless, here are the top things to know about the Lenovo K6 Power:-
#1. Metallic Design
Now, this is a common thing, all the Chinese vendors are offering Uni-body metal design in their budget segment, and the Lenovo K6 Power is no exception. Now that sure makes the smartphone look premium, but if you look at the back panel, it will kind of remind you of the Redmi Note 3, except few tweaks that include the Lenovo logo, and dual stereo speakers. Overall, for a sub 10K segment, the smartphone does look pretty good.
#2. Full HD display
This is one of the areas, where the K6 Power turns out to be a better choice in comparison to the Redmi 3S. Unlike the Redmi 3S, the K6 Power packs a full HD display, that means a 1080p display panel with a pixel density of 441 ppi. However, the sad part is Lenovo didn’t provide any kind of Corning Gorilla glass protection, so we would recommend you to use a tempered glass if you are thinking of getting this device.
#3. Good Gaming Performance
As you know the device packs the same hardware that you get on the Redmi 3S. The Snapdragon 430 is not a new chipset, so the gaming performance might get hampered by the full HD display, but fortunately, the device offers a pretty good gaming experience even when you play heavy games like NFS, Nova 3, Modern Combat 5, Asphalt 8, etc, you will not notice any kind of lags.
However, when you play games for a long duration, the display tends to heat up a bit but doesn’t exhibit any kind of overheating issues.
#3. Dual Profile
If you are someone who has used Lenovo smartphones in the past, then you might be aware of the dual profile feature, but for those who are unknown, the dual profile feature is something which will let allow you to use two profiles on your smartphones.
So, if you are using Whatsapp or any kind of app, you will have the freedom to use two profiles simultaneously, now that just keeps your privacy more secure.
#4. Sluggish UI
The Lenovo K6 Power comes with Lenovo’s new Vibe Pure UI, which seems to be a bit better than the previous Vibe UI, regardless of that, the device seems to lag a bit when you move in and out of apps, but you can fix that by enabling the Android stock UI, by changing the theme settings.
#5. Battery Backup
The K6 Power seems to shine even in the battery segment, the 4000 mAh battery can last from 1-4 days before running out of juice. An average user will easily be able to get 2-3 days of backup on a single charge.
It would have been really great if Lenovo would make this device support fast charging, even though you will be getting 2 Ampere chargers, but still, you will be needing 3-4 hours to charge the battery up to 100%.
#6. Improved Camera
This year, Lenovo has done a lot of improvements in their smartphone cameras, and we have seen the results in smartphones like Vibe K4, & K5, and with the K6 Power seems to be no different, both the cameras produce some really good images in good lighting conditions. The K6 Power camera quality seems to surpass the Redmi 3S’s camera when it comes to detailing and sharpness.
#7. Dual Speakers with Dolby Atmos
Lenovo smartphones are known for featuring with dual stereo speakers, and this is exactly the same trend, which we get to see in the K6 Power, like the K5 Plus, the speakers have been placed at the back, but unfortunately the sound gets muffled when you hold the device for playing games or watching videos. Anyways, if you are having a good pair of headphone, then you will surely enjoy the sound output.
#8. Heating issues
Now, there are many who might be concerned whether or not the K6 Power exhibit overheating issues, well, you’ll be glad to know that the K6 Power doesn’t exhibit overheating issues, but while playing games, the temperature may reach up to 40-41 degree Celsus, but luckily, you’ll not have to deal with any kind of overheating issues.
#9. Card Slot
The device houses a Hybrid SIM card slot, so either you can use two Nano Sims or you can go with one Nano SIM and one MicroSD card. Therefore, there is no dedicated MicroSD card slot available in this device.
|Device name||K6 Note|
|Released Date||September 2016|
|Colors available in||Silver, Gold, Grey|
|Screen Size||5.5 inch|
|Pixel density||~ 441 ppi|
|O.S & Hardware|
|Custom UI||Vibe Pure UI|
|Processor||1.4 GHz Octa-core Cortex-A53|
|Internal memory||16/32 GB|
|Expandable memory||up to 256 GB|
|Primary Camera||13 MP|
|Secondary Camera||8 MP|
|Video||HD recording at 1080p @30fps|
|Features||LED flash, panorama
|Audio Jack||Yes,3.5 mm stereo audio jack|
|Loud Speaker||Dual with Dolby Atmos audio|
|Capacity||4000 mAh (Li-Po)|
|Talk Time||upto 30+ hrs (3G)|
|Store & Price|
|Rs 9,999Click here to buy|
Overall, for the budget of Rs 10K, the Lenovo K6 Power is surely a great buy, in various regions, it seems to beat its competitors. Nevertheless, if you enjoyed reading the post, please do share this post on social media sites like Fb, Twitter, Google+, and feel free to let us know about your views about this smartphone by commenting in the comment section below.