Lenovo K6 Power Review: The return is real
Detailed review of Lenovo K6 Power
Part of the budget has always been fiercely competitive and massively crowded. The Lenovo K6 Power Party is a bit late, but it could be a better shot in the competition than the company’s previous phones. In our reviews, we see the Xiaomi Redmi 3s and Redmi Note 3 far ahead of Lenovo’s Vibe K5 and K5 Plus. K6 Power is an upgrade from them. But is that enough to qualify as the best budget phone? Find out.
Construction and design
As far as design is concerned, at the moment it looks like a vox populi approach. Lenovo K6 Power has the same design as Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 or Meizu M3 Note. In fact, due to its small footprint, it is almost a replica of the Meizu M3s or Xiaomi Redmi 3s Prime. Imagine the same design, with different camera mounts and you spot on the K6 Power design.
In terms of design or even build quality, the K6 Power doesn’t come with anything new. It has a metal back, the camera module and the fingerprint scanner are in the same central position and there is no key on the onscreen. There are subtle changes in power and volume keys and speaker placement, but that’s about it. You will be forgiven for making this mistake for literally any other budget phone in today’s market.
However, this means that like the other phones, the K6 Power is well built and ergonomic, and can withstand one or two knocks (we dropped the phone once). The small footprint and rounded edges make it comfortable to hold. Perhaps the top 2.5D glass would add to the design.
Display and UI
The Lenovo K6 Power is equipped with a 1080p panel. This is an upgrade to normal spaces, since 5-inch panels are often limited to 720p resolution. The phone, like the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, has a 5.5-inch 1080p panel.
The PPI calculation is at 441ppi. While the resolution is actually better than most budget phones, the contrast ratio and color saturation of the Redmi 3S Prime’s 720p panel is even better. Redmi’s display is also warm, which is nice to look at.
Unlike Meizu, Xiaomi or other Chinese vendors, the K6 Power offers an app drawer. There aren’t many pre-installed apps and the UI itself feels light. In fact, the Vibe UI has recently become lighter. While we can’t be sure if Lenovo will eventually bring a full stock UI like Motorola, it seems to be moving in that direction.
That said, there are still some specific UI features that add to the overall experience of the phone. You can lock the application and click the image by touching the fingerprint scanner on the back. For privacy, you’ll also find the Secure Zone functionality, which sets up a secure instance of a whole phone locked by a password. You can have separate apps and contacts in this zone, but you can also divide them into instances.
The Lenovo K6 Power performs just like the Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime with Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC, Adreno 505 GPU and 3GB RAM. App load time and multitasking performance are better than previous generation K-Series phones. However, it is still slower than a 16GB Xiaomi Redmi Note 3. Synthetic benchmarks represent this quite accurately.
On the K6 power benchmark, the Redmi 3s are a hair faster than the Prime, but the performance in the real world is more or less the same. Heavy games like Asphalt 8, you stutter and sometimes fall behind only when you charge the phone. For a budget phone, this is quite acceptable, being surpassed only by the Redmi Note 3.
For music lovers, the device’s audio output is good with headphones, but not too loud without them. You get an equalizer with Dolby Atmos magnification and the volume goes down a bit when you turn it off. In general, it’s a good audio quality for a budget smartphone, and music lovers will love it, in terms of the price asked.
The K6 Power has a 4000mAh battery, which is an important feature. Lenovo claims about 13-14 hours battery life, but we got about 12 hours on a single charge. It included music streaming, lots of YouTube, half a dozen calls, and some light photography. We also used the phone for 30-minute navigation sessions and the battery drop was only 5 percent.
Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime on the other hand handles a good 16 hours. So, the K6 Power is not the best for the budget, but satisfactory. If you are not a power user or use battery saver modes aggressively, the phone will easily last you 24 hours.
The K6 shines with Power’s good rear camera. Color reproduction is good, and it provides better details than most sub-10K phones. On the other hand low light image quality is average and equal to Redmi 3S Prime. Images lose detail, display quite a bit of sound. The only phone that has a better camera than this is the Redmi Note 3. Comparing our budgets using Lenovo K6 Power will give you a better idea of the quality of the camera.
Lenovo has also included a manual mode in the camera app taken from Vibe shots. This makes the camera experience even better for photography enthusiasts.
The front 8MP camera is also quite good and obviously better than almost every budget phone today. The photographs taken are proud of the sharp, detailed and decent contrast.
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Good performance, decent battery, reliable build and good camera are the reasons to consider Lenovo K6 Power. This is a really good budget smartphone. With the exception of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 16GB, there is no other phone that can surpass the K6 Power 7 Given that you get an extra gig of RAM with it and double the storage, this is a very good smartphone to buy.