Lenovo K6 Note Review

I know that this review has been a long time coming but finally got down to write it.

I have been using the Lenovo K6 Note for the past six months and here is my review of it.

The 1080×1920 5.5-inch screen offers beautiful pictures. This coupled with the 3GB RAM works great while playing games and watching videos on YouTube or Kodi. However, on the flip side, the screen size also makes it a bit difficult to type with one hand. It is also not pocket-friendly and needs to be carried around in a bag.

The phone has a  4000mAh battery that usually lasts for around two days on one charge (While using the Browser, WhatsApp, Kodi, VLC, LibriVox, Google Spreadsheets, Adobe Reader and occasionally a game or the WordPress app). Right now, as I’m typing this, my battery is at 41% after charging it 3 days ago!

However, I did find that the Screencast option did drain the battery pretty quickly. My battery went down from 40% to 9% while screencasting a 2-hour movie. While screencasting the video was hanging a bit on my TV, even though it played well on the phone. (So unsure if this was a problem with the phone, Amazon Prime app, my Internet connection, or whether this is a regular thing during screencasts).

While the phone gives a clear sound, it isn’t as loud as my previous phone (The Sony Ericsson WT19i). Also, I’ve heard that Dolby Atmos gives you a surround sound, but not sure how that works out for a phone with only one speaker at the bottom.

The last con of the phone is that it has suddenly shut down twice while I’ve been using it. On checking online, I found that this problem has also been faced by other users as well.

The phone has the Android 6.0.1 OS and runs glitch-free with its Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor.

My mom recently got the new K8 Note. While I haven’t had the time to check the phone entirely, it seems pretty much the same as the K6 Note. The differences at a glance:

The multitask button is on the right side while the back button is on its left. (Opposite of the K6 Note). This can be a bit inconvenient as sometimes I ended up pressing the back button instead of the multi-task button. The front and rear cameras are both  13MP which gives clear images. While the battery is supposed to be the same for both phones, my mom charges her K8 Note once in 3-4 days.

I would like to conclude by saying, the pros of the K6 Note exceeds that of the cons and if you are looking for a new phone then this is a good buy. If you already have the K6 Note and are planning on upgrading, then I would suggest waiting and seeing what the Lenovo K9 Note has to offer. It is expected to release in 2018.

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