Our Opinion

The Lenovo K6 Note (3GB RAM) is a slightly better phone than the Lenovo Vibe K5 Note (4GB RAM, 32GB), and is also significantly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the Lenovo K6 Note (3GB RAM)!

Lenovo K6 Note (3GB RAM)  Lenovo Vibe K5 Note (4GB RAM, 32GB) 
Lenovo K6 Note Lenovo Vibe K5 Note
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Excellence Score
20.4
19.8
Value for Money Score
65.6
51.5
Price ₹ 8,259 onwards ₹ 12,499 onwards
Launch Date (India) Dec, 2016 Aug, 2016
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Upgradeable to 7.0 NougatLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Upgradeable to 7.0 NougatNo more updates expected
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.5 inches 5.5 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch) 1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Gorilla Glass 3
Display Features IPS, TheaterMax IPS
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 1.4 GHz 1.8 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Qualcomm Snapdragon 430Ranked #76 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks MediaTek MT6755 Helio P10Ranked #58 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Adreno 505 Mali T860 MP2
RAM 3 GB 4 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port USB USB
Primary Camera 16.0MP 13.0MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF), Dual-LED (dual tone) Flash, Geo-tagging, Face Detection, HDR, Panorama Phase Detection Auto Focus, F/2.2 Aperture, Dual-tone LED Flash
Secondary Camera 8.0MP 8.0MP
Secondary Camera Features N/A 1.4 um Pixels
Internal Memory 32 GB 32 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 128 GB up to 128 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot) GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Thickness 8.4 mm 8.45 mm
Weight 169 gm 165 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 4000 mAh 3500 mAh
Battery Standby 744 hrs N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime 46.00 hrs 33.00 hrs
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A 18.00 hrs
Fast Charging
Other Battery Parameters Battery Talktime (4G): upto 31 hrs Battery Standby Time (4G): 364 hrs
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features Dolby Atmos; Noise Filtration Dolby Atmos; Wolfson Audio Technology; TheaterMax Technology - Virtual Giant Cinematic Experience
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • All-metal body, with a solid, premium feel
  • Fast fingerprint sensor at the back
  • Nice, vibrant, large display
  • Lenovo's UI over Android is pretty decent and comes with 'Secure Zone' that enables the user to keep some content and apps away from prying eyes
  • Decent performance - handles multi-tasking, gaming and switching between apps fairly smoothly sans any heating issue
  • Decent cameras - stills quality is acceptable although it could have been better
  • Video recording too is with an acceptable level of detail and clarity, though nothing great
  • The dual speakers, equipped with Dolby Atmos, are pretty decent, and do well in daily tasks
  • You can also get an Ant-VR headset bundle with the phone at an additional cost of Rs 1, 299 for enjoying TheatreMax
  • Boasts of a huge 4, 000 mAh battery that actually delivers - comfortably lasts a day, and can generally last 2 days too with moderate use
  • Audio output is clean
  • Good build quality
  • Nice metal unibody design and brushed metal finish - feels good to hold
  • Fast fingerprint sensor
  • Good display - solid brightness levels, contrast ratio, sunlight legibility and viewing angles
  • Display has Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection unlike the K4 Note
  • Lenovo’s Vibe UI adds some useful features on top of Android
  • Good speed/performance, including with games
  • Multitasking is smooth too, thanks to the ample RAM
  • Decent, fast rear camera, especially for daylight shots - macro shots are good too and HDR shots came out well
  • The 8MP front-facing camera is good for selfies and video chats - colors are vibrant and the images are sharp as well
  • Built-in support for VR glasses, similar to the K4 Note (ANT VR headset has to be purchased separately)
  • Thanks to Dolby Atmos, Wolfson WM8281 audio codec and 1.5W speaker, loudspeaker output is good and clear even in full volume
  • Audio output through headphones is good as well
  • Good call quality
  • Good battery life - a definite improvement over the K4 Note - lasts a full day
  • Useful power saving modes to further reduce battery consumption
  • Smaller and slimmer than the K4 Note
  • Bundled clear cover for protecting the phone
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • At 169 grams, the K6 Note is a bit on the heavy side
  • Mediocre bundled earphones
  • No fast-charging support - so the phone takes quite some time to charge the big 4, 000 mAh battery
  • The performance is decent, but falls behind the competition from the likes of Xiaomi
  • Low-light camera performance of the phone is strictly average - with plenty of noise in the shots
  • No special support for quick charging unlike some of its competitors
  • Hybrid dual SIM slot lets you either use dual SIMS or a memory card, but not both together
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