In September at IFA 2016 Lenovo has announced three devices: K6, K6 Power and Lenovo K6 Note. The first two smartphones have smaller diagonal and very similar to each other, although the main difference is the battery size and the physical parameters respectively. However, our review focuses on the latest announced device Lenovo K6 Note.
Due to the large size of the screen it can be safely recorded in the category of phablets. Other characteristics testify to the multimedia focus: a lot of megapixels in cameras, and speakers with Dolby Atmos, a long battery life. Out smartphone on the market in November 2016. The Price of Lenovo K6 Note is $240.
Phablet is designed for listening music, watching videos. Avid gamers hardly appreciate, since it does not have powerful hardware.
Case Note K6 is almost completely made of metal, though there is a small plastic insert. The apparatus is assembled solidly. It looks like a Junior model in the line K5, if not for the size and slightly different location of all holes, they are not distinguished from each other.
The front panel is covered with glass, on which it slides the fingers. The front part of the considered dark-gray copy is completely black, around the display thin bezels. The screen is covered with 2.5 D glass. The front lacks any bright accents.
At the top is the speaker, front camera, proximity sensor. Below the display are three touch buttons: “Home”, “Back” and “Recently used apps”. Navigation keys without backlight, but with a beautiful edging.
The rear panel has three choices of colors: silver, gold or dark gray. Small areas at the top and bottom separated antenna lines and a slightly different shade. So the rear bar doesn’t look cohesive design that not everyone will like it. Although the option of gold color in this respect, it seems more attractive: it is virtually no visible difference between the upper and lower portion and the main back panel.
In the upper part there is a main camera that is a bit outside of the housing. Immediately underneath lies two led flash, still below the fingerprint scanner, which unlocks your smartphone in less than a second. At the bottom of the visible label of Lenovo.
On the right side two buttons: one for volume, one for lock and on/off smartphone.
On the left side are slots for SIM card and memory card. In most instances under the panel hides only one slot for SIM, but not in this case.
Top audio Jack and a second microphone.
The bottom microphone and speaker, in the center of the bottom edge there is a micro USB port.
As for the physical size of the new item, height 151 mm, width 76 mm To super thin devices that cannot be attributed, as it has a thickness of 8.4 mm. the smartphone Weighs 169 grams.
Nothing special about the location of the standard set of keys and ports. A similar design is used by other Chinese manufacturers, such as Xiaomi Redmi Note 3.
Inside the phablet is a Snapdragon chipset 430. It operates at a frequency of 1.4 GHz, contains 8 cores Cortex-A53 and Adreno graphics module 505. The chip is made on 28 nm process technology. So it is safe to say that computing power is clearly not skate Lenovo K6 Note.
Other Chinese manufacturers also focus on this same chipset in smartphones budget. Moreover, in last year’s Lenovo K5 Note stood Helio P10. Compared to 430 Snapdragon system-on-chip from MediaTek performance, although there are complaints on its chip.Snapdragon 430 is better to cope with the smartphone camera.
Why Lenovo gave preference to the products of the American company is not clear. It is possible to understand if the current model supported technology fast charging (because the battery is an impressive capacity 4 000 mAh), but this feature is not specified in the specifications of the smartphone.
The markets will be two versions of Lenovo K6 Note: RAM 3 or 4 GB. We of course will be sold with 3 GB. The type of RAM LPDDR3.Permanent memory of 32 GB, of which 7,63 GB is Android system. The user has less than 25 GB. It can be expanded using microSD cards with capacity up to 256 GB.
Compared to last year’s model, Lenovo K6 Note increased battery capacity. Battery 4,000 mAh according to the manufacturer in the 3G should work in standby mode up to 600 hours and talktime of up to 31 hours. Apparently the device is able to withstand a day of active usage, with an average load on a single battery charge will last a couple of days. The increase in capacity lithium-polymer batteries – a definite plus, but it remains removable.
The front camera has fixed focus and flash. Shoots with a resolution of 8 MP, this is a good indicator for devices of the middle class, not claiming the title of best smartphone for selfies.
The main camera has a 16 megapixel phase detect autofocus and dvuhstadialnoj flash. In the camera app, you can select modes, panorama, HDR and definition. To each photo by the user is attached geotag. The maximum resolution shoot 1080p video at 30 frames per second.
Compared to the previous model screen performance, Lenovo K6 Note has changed. At 5.5-inch the display is still Full HD resolution with a pixel density of 401 pixels per inch, coated with 2.5 D glass. However, only slightly increased the ratio of screen area to the whole area of the front surface^ display occupies 72.7% of the front panel. The display also features a good color reproduction and wide viewing angles. As already mentioned, the screen is covered with protective glass, and some sources claim that it is Corning Gorilla Glass 4.
The Chinese company has released two versions: the first with one nano SIM, one with two nano-SIM. Both slots support 4G, not to mention the previous two generations of mobile networks.
Integrated communications has version Cat. 4, that is, maximum speed of receiving/sending data to 150/50 Mbit/s. other communication methods include Wi-Fi b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.2. Lenovo K6 Note is missing NFC. Navigation is done using GPS and GLONASS.
Although the bottom face Lenovo K6 Note there are two speaker grilles. One of them serves a decorative function and behind it lies a microphone. For the second loudspeaker grille which, together with earpiece for better sound supports Dolby Atmos.
The launch of a smartphone will be preloaded with Android operating system Marshmallow 6. Of course, Lenovo K6 Note will not be pure Android and a slightly modified system, which was rigged developers Lenovo. For example, the app icons look different than the stock OS from Google. It is worth noting that the software will soon become not the newest, as it is already available in Nougat. However, for the middle class pretty good option, and there is a chance that the manufacturer will update your device in the future.
In the original firmware also provides gestures with the fingerprint scanner.
Especially, the smartphone does not stand out. This is a typical of a mainstream workhorse, with acceptable performance, good display with high resolution, and virtually stock Android with extra features from Lenovo (e.g. gesture recognition on the fingerprint scanner).
difficult to identify, all worth the price. Perhaps to someone will seem a minus removable battery and a wide side frames when the display.
The phablet is suitable for people who are looking for a large screen with good color reproduction and wide viewing angles. It is comfortable to view video, photos, text documents. Large battery provides good battery life, so Lenovo K6 Note will last for a full day of use. In principle, a good machine for business people who need to stay connected and occasionally to view multimedia.
Lenovo K6 Note is a unique smartphone with impressive features is quite difficult. The phablet has the design similar to other smartphones Chinese manufacturers. The screen is nice, but the hardware and camera are average (and price). Although a definite plus the presence of a fingerprint scanner, Dolby Atmos and a capacious battery. Note also that at the time of review had not revealed any significant shortcomings.