Gear Review: Lenovo K6 Note

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Notable Specifications

  • Launch date: September 2016

  • RAM: 4GB

  • CPU: Octa-core 1.4ghz

  • GPU: Adreno 505

  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 430

  • Battery Rating: 4000 mah

  • Display Size: 5.5 Inch

  • Display Resolution: 1080×1920 (401 ppi)

  • 16MP Rear Camera

  • 8MP Front Camera

  • MicroUSB 2.0

  • FM Radio

  • VR mode



What’s in the box?



  • Unit

  • 2A wall charger

  • USB cable

  • Headset

  • SIM Eject tool

  • Manual and leaflets


Build and Design

The Lenovo K6 Note won’t necessarily stand out in a crowd. The design is safe and typical to that of a 2016 Chinese smartphone. It uses the same design language that of midrange offerings from Huawei and Xiaomi phones. At 8.6mm thick it isn’t the sexiest either. But the added waist line has to do with the built in 4000mah battery.

Up top, the 5.5-inch display is an 8MP front camera, earpiece, ambient sensor and a concealed LED notifications light. Just below the screen are non-lit capacitive keys.

Flip it on its belly and you will be greeted by a slightly protruding circular 16MP camera with concentric markings. There is also the fast circular fingerprint scanner. The dual tone LED flash is sandwiched in between the camera and the fingerprint scanner.

At the bottom, there is the Lenovo logo. The back is mostly metal built but the top and bottom part where the edges meet are made of plastic materials but is painted metallic. This is to ensure better signal reception rather than having visible antenna bands.

The right edge is where you can find the tactile volume rocker and power button.

The plastic top edge houses the 3.5mm jack and noise canceling mic.

The left edge is devoid of any buttons but features the Dual Nano Hybrid SIM Slot. With it, you can go for 1 SIM and 1 Micro SD card or two SIMS setup.

At the bottom edge, you can find the slowly being phased out USB 2.0, 7 hole speaker grill infused with Dolby Atmos and another 7 hole grill but conceals the mic. This keeps the bottom edge uniform looking.



The K6 note has a beautiful 5.5inch Full HD screen with 1080x1920p resolution. The display is bright may it be indoors and very readable outdoors. The K6 Note has a 2.5D curved glass as seen in modern smartphones. However, there is no mention of the protection used on this device so you might want to invest in some screen protectors or tempered glass if available. Overall the screen is impressive.



The Lenovo K6 Note is endowed with a very generous 4GB of RAM and 8 cores clocked at 1.4ghz. For its chipset, Lenovo used a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 paired with a graphic processing unit Adreno 505 which is noted for high-quality graphics output but is battery friendly.

Day to day usage wise, the K6 Note was able to run applications thrown at it. Switching between typical apps like facebook, Instagram, watching series was a breeze thanks to the generous 4GB RAM.



I tried the following HD games on the K6 Note and here are may ratings on it.

  • Asphalt Extreme

    • Little to no lags experienced and very playable.


    • Little lags but can be adjusted in the settings to reduce gore. Playable.

  • Mobile Legends

    • Very playable with almost no lags.



The K6 Note has a 16MP rear snapper paired with a 8MP front snapper. As mentioned, the rear camera is slightly protruding and seems to be a trend in 2016 as seen with the Zenfone 3 base models, Iphone 7 and Samsung S7 series.

It also has a dual led flash dubbed as dual CCT flash. CCT stands for Colour Correlated temperature flash which simply means the other flash is white and the other is yellow which helps avoid overexposed photos. Th 8MP front camera features beautification mode and gesture triggered shots and captures good photos in low light condition.

The camera app is clean and minimal. Supported modes include Pro mode, Panorama, Art Nightscape, Artistic HDR, Fast Motion (time lapse) and Slow Motion mode. In the Pro mode, you can adjust the WB, Focus mode, ISO, EV and also Shutter speed but only up until ⅔ of a second which isn’t that long but at least it is there.

Added feature is the triaxial level to determine your shooting angle. The K6 Note can record between 480p, 720p, and 1080p Full HD videos.

Below are sample shots of the K6 Note.



The K6 note ships with the now aging Android Marshmallow out of the box. The UI is mostly stock Android with some features injected by Lenovo like gesture or touch based triggers to activate behaviors.

Notable features include the native VR Mode which, when enabled, splits the screen into two identical smaller screens ideal for VR headsets. It is a native capability so any content or app in the phone automatically is displayed into two windows. There is no more need to convert videos to have a VR experience. This should be a standard feature for phones. Too bad it doesn’t come with a VR headset.




The K6 Note has a generous 4000mah battery. Combine that with a power efficient processor and some software optimization by Lenovo, the device can last you between 2 to 2.5 days depending on how you use it. Though the Snapdragon 430 supports Qualcomm’s quick charge 3.0 technology, Lenovo did not enable it for this unit which is a shame given the large 4000mah battery of the K6 Note. However, it still charges fast, able to at least get half the capacity in under 30 mins.

Fast charging might be there but Lenovo did not put any indicator if the device is going thru fast charging as some manufacturers do like ironically, Motorola with their G4 plus. Lenovo now owns Motorola Mobility for those who are unaware. Anyway, all in all the battery life is very impressive on the K6 Note.



The Verdict

Considering the price of the Lenovo K6 Note (under 12K pesos), the long battery life, a capable performer and that beautiful screen it wouldn’t be hard to recommend this phone.


The Good

  • Ample RAM to help mid level processor

  • 4GB RAM and Snapdragon phone under 12k pesos

  • Little bloatware

  • Fluid for day to day use

  • Beautiful Full HD Screen

  • Fast fingerprint scanner

  • Decent camera

  • Good Battery life


The Bad

  • Typical phone design of 2016

  • Deactivated Quick Charge capability

  • Cheap bundled headset

  • Native VR support but no VR headset included





Article first published on NewsBytes.PH
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