If you’re a fan of a large screen smartphone or just decided to try to use a latest device with a screen size of more than 5 inches, but not sure how comfortable would such a device, then you here. Let’s see the Lenovo K6 Note review – 5.5 inch smartphone with a metal body, high-quality display, a fingerprint sensor and a very giant battery. What other interesting features of this device have? Now we know below:
The Lenovo K6 Note smartphone is available in three colors: Dark Gray, Gold and Silver. Here we have the dark gray color variant for review. First impressions of the device are very positive. The body of this Lenovo smartphone is slightly slippery, the back part is made of metal, with a small plastic piece placed on top and bottom, slight different spark from the main body. Under these inserts is the antenna of the smartphone. If you look closely, you may notice a slight difference in shades between the metal back panel and plastic.
Lenovo brand logo on the bottom of the back panel, upstairs is the main camera with a dual LED flash below it and a fingerprint sensor below the flash. Two shiny lines frame the top and bottom of the phone that gives it a classic look.
The front of the smartphone is completely black on Grey color variant and covered with 2.5D Curved Corning Gorilla Glass 3, which is framed by a thin plastic frame for added protection. At the bottom we have the three Android navigation buttons without backlit painted in silver icons.
The top of the screen, which is the usual place for front camera, Proximity and Ambient light sensors, as well as loudspeaker grill. On the left side of the device is a Hybrid SIM card slot, while the power button and volume rocker are placed on the right side of the smartphone.
Lenovo K6 Note can be charged via a standard micro-USB port, which is traditionally located on the bottom side of the case, together with the Loudspeaker, and at the top a 3.5mm audio jack along with a microphone.
The design of the Lenovo K6 Note is symmetrical and also very precise. Its dimensions are 151 x 76 x 8.4 mm mm and it weighs 169 grams. It features a 5.5 inch display with 72.7% screen-to-body ratio. Of course, to use this with one hand is not very convenient. But some of manufacturers equip their devices with all sorts of software somehow easier to handle the device in one hand.
The fingerprint sensor is perfectly placed on the back side from where you can reach easily the finger when you hold a device in hand. The fingerprint recognition rate slightly above average, it’s not perfect every time. Overall the build quality is very premium at this price range.
Display is 5.5 inches with Full HD (1920×1080 pixels) resolution, IPS-matrix with high brightness, good color reproduction, and wide viewing angles. Surprisingly, the black and white color in its depth is very close to that the AMOLED panel. Contrast ratio and maximum brightness of the image is literally amazing.
If desired, in the settings you can choose between two color profiles, “default” and “High brightness mode”. Multi-touch support up to ten points, sensor is working as it should most of the time. It’s very sensitive and responsive, and everything seems perfect. Another benefit, in addition to good color, there is an oleophobic coating on top of it. It is very comparable to other same segment flagship devices.
Lenovo K6 Note running the Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box. At the time of testing when first turned on the device immediately got a two update in a row and the result is Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.
Well, Lenovo has also made it possible to set different themes. As additional software on the smartphone is VR mode that divides the screen into two parts for the use in virtual reality glasses. To quick launch camera by double tapping on the lock screen button and to open the flashlight just long press on the “Home” button through the lock screen.
Other software features are common across the models as well, including the app lock functionality that allows users to lock any app using a fingerprint or password; Dual Apps mode, which lets users have two apps on the same phone; and Fingerprint Snap, which lets the fingerprint sensor act as an alternative shutter button. Overall, Lenovo Vibe Pure UI interface is fast, smooth, and no delay or lag to open various applications.
The Lenovo K6 Note uses Snapdragon 430 processor with an Adreno 505 graphics. In conjunction with 3GB or 4GB of RAM is the solution proved itself as a quite stable system for the mid-range segment for everyday use and gaming. Built-in storage is 32GB or 64GB, and also supports external microSD card up to 128GB.
Talking about the benchmark score on the Lenovo K6 Note, we got the 44,305 in AnTuTu, 21,063 in Quadrant, 15fps in GFXbench, and 5.601 in 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme. Game performance of the smartphone, playing Doodle Jump gyroscope works perfect; Lara Croft: Relic Run – running without any problem. When playing high graphics game like the Godfire: Rise of Prometheus, Adreno 505 does not reveal all the graphic potential of this device, but, it can be easily played on it.
The Lenovo K6 Note comes with a 16-megapixel rear autofocus camera sensor with dual-tone LED flash, and an 8-megapixels front facing camera for selfie. The PDAF is very quick, and good to capture the perfect shot, but you need to keep the phone very stable, because the slightest movement of the hand leads to the image deterioration.
But from the point of view of the built-in camera software worked well. To many modes, including: intelligent, which automatically selects shooting settings depending on the lighting and scene; panorama photography; Night Scene; HDR; Professional mode in which all parameters are set manually; Slow Motion, and Timelapse.
One of the main features of the Lenovo K6 Note is its giant 4000mAh battery capacity. We managed to get about 9 hours of playback time in Full HD video at maximum brightness with “Flight” mode on, which is decent for a battery of this size. One hour game play of the World Of Tanks: Blitz, battery drop around 21%. With such a battery we can not worry about the charge, the device can easily last for a day with moderate usage.
Lenovo has long been the smartphone market. And today, thanks to its achievements and development strategy, the company makes another leap. But the other fact is increased price of some devices. In return you have to pay for the quality, and the Lenovo K6 Note impresses with its well build design as well as its custom UI. In addition, its large and high-quality display, a good performance, functional software, and battery backup is also good.