Lenovo K6: Budget Smartphone Blessed with Good Configuration

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In India, we usually see either too low or too high priced devices. The flagships or the high-profile moniker isn’t really affordable for all of us and the cheap ones are not at par with basic performance standards. Though it’s quite strange, there’s never been an actual smartphone that could cater both the low as well as the high-end smartphone buyers.

Lucky for us Lenovo hasn’t given up yet. The Chinese giant known for its exquisite product range has teased yet another smartphone for the Indian market. This time, a bit faster and a bit more charming Lenovo K6 is making its way alongside two other K series phones: K6 Power and K6 Note. The device,just like its elder siblings, will deliver on the value for money prospect with its alluring design and super-impressive internals.

You can always find the specs on 91mobiles, but there’s a lot to know about Lenovo’s latest version of ideal entry-level phone in the Indian market.

Design

Lenovo has created a beautiful masterpiece in the form of K6. The device flaunts an all metal body with curved corners and looks amazing in every way. Its sleek profile fits so well in hand that you do nothing but appreciate Lenovo’s effort in creating such an exquisite beauty.K6 boasts subtle premiumness, especially with its silky smooth back panel. The back of the handset perfectly rocks those dual antenna lines with a slightly protruding camera sensor and fingerprint scanner under On whole, we can say, everything looks so well placed that you cannot mark out mistakes in the design strategy used by the company. Lenovo K6 is minimalistic and ergonomically satisfying with fine aesthetics. Its back can feel slippery at times, but that’s something we all are willing to accept at such a tempting price tag.

Viewing Experience

Lenovo offers a fairly crisp full-HD IPS panel with K6 and its elder siblings. This is a 5-inch screen which endows vivid and colour-rich visuals for an engaging viewing experience. It packs 441 pixels per inch and looks extremely accurate from all viewing angles. In fact, even under broad daylight, the visibility from this display is just perfect. It might not be the best, but is definitely good enough to upgrade from a below par HD panel.In other words, if you’re looking for sharp and punchy imagery, Lenovo K6 can do it all and that too without eating much of your battery.

Hardware and Performance

Among major hardware upgrades, the new 64-bit processor is the biggest thing of interest. This time, instead of a MediaTek built chip, Lenovo has used Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 430 processorrunning at 1.5GHz. The entry-level octa-core chipset holds sufficient power for seamless performance and pairs up with Adreno 505 and 2 gigabytes of memory glitch-free work and play.It saves enormous amount of juice on hefty usage and neither stutters while running games like Asphalt 8 and Dead Trigger 2. Though it’s not a favourite for gaming addicts, we’re pretty sure you can most high-end apps with this phone.

As for storage, Lenovo K6 comes in 16 and 32-gigabyte models, and also includes a microSD slot for storage expansion up to 128 gigs. So, there’s always sufficient room to keep all your apps, files, and documents.

Software

Not much to our surprise, Lenovo K6 runs company’s proprietary skin on the top of Android 6 Marshmallow. The heavily bloated interface comes with a bunch of customizations and is as fast and snappy as it used to be on Vibe K5 Note and previous Vibe series models. It packs colourful app icons, themes, wallpapers, and a slew of customizable features. The only thing that makes sense on this interface is the app-drawer which is quite hard to find these days. It runs smooth, but far, far behind stock Android 6.0.

Camera

The camera lens used on Lenovo K6 is also pretty impressive. According to 91mobiles, device uses a 13-megapixel sensor at the back and an 8-megapixel snapper on the front. They both work well and produce vibrant and detailed shots in all environments. The main camera pairs with HDR, autofocus, geo-tagging and an LED flash, while the front-camera captures lifelike selfies with fine detailed. We haven’t tested out the camera unit, but the specs aboard do give us a fair idea of what expect from the rear and front-facing cameras of Lenovo K6.

Battery Life

The 3,000mAh battery bundled with Lenovo K6 does the job nicely and addssufficient power for an entire day of work and play.It is not the best offering under 10k, but if you’re looking for battery efficient options, Lenovo K6 makes a good choice to consider. Even with a full-HD panel, it consumes very less power and lasts almost a day. It extends battery life by a thick margin, and works well for on-the-go gamers and movie-buffs.

Bottom Line

Summing things up, this is what we can expect from Lenovo’s recentIFA launches. Though there’s no word on the official release, the hype created by the company is giving us clear hints of what is to come. Either way,Lenovo K6 is here to stay. The device will sway the Indian smartphone market andwill fairstraight against Lenovo’s biggest peers of all time, Xiaomi and Micromax. It’s amazing that the device has got all the goodsof an ideal phone: premium looks, top-notch internals, Android Marshmallow, and a perfect viewing experience.

Long story short, that’s the beauty of Lenovo K6. The device makes an ideal phone for a budget focused smartphone buyer and brings all essential features inside one package. Some might not like the heavily bloated UI or the changes in design, but one whole, Lenovo K6 looks terrific and is one of the finest releases of the year.

Now, all we need to do is wait for the official India release and first online flash sale on any of the famous ecommerce portals!