A number of Chinese companies have come up with their high-end smartphones at cost-effective prices. And, many of these are already fan favourites. Which is why, there is a fan-favourite device every few weeks. Two of such devices are the Lenovo K6 Note and the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 64 GB edition. These two devices are brought up by the two famous Chinese companies with a number of commendable features for users.
The Lenovo K6 Note is the next instalment in the K series of flagship devices with a full-metal body and a revamped set of features. The primary focus in this device is on a balanced approach between the storage, sound, and performance features. While the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 packs in a metal body with a great camera as well as some new features for the new generation. But, which one would the users prefer between the two? Let us find out through this comparison-based review of the two phones.
Design and Display
Lenovo’s K6 Note packs in a 5.5-inch IPS display covering a full HD resolution of 1080×1920 pixels at 401 ppi. This beautiful IPS display offers the perfect resolution needed for viewing videos or playing games in a perfectly suited screen. Moreover, the beautiful metallic encasing makes it robust while maintaining the premium quality. The device comes in silver, gold, and dark greycolour variants. With a fingerprint sensor at the back, it makes use of commendable security features as well.
On the other hand, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 64 GB variants is also packed in a 5.5-inch IPS LCD display powered at 1080×1920 pixel Full HD resolution with 401 ppi. The Redmi Note 4 also offers a full metal body and is also available in gold, silver, and dark greycolour models. A fingerprint sensor is present on the back of the smartphone for extra security. It is hard to resist the tempting colour resolution on both the devices, and it can be said that both screens are full capable in terms of high-definition media playing formats. Users will hardly find a difference in terms of display. Even the addition of metal bodies in both devices makes them equally suited in terms of body designing.
Lenovo K6 Note comprises of a high-end Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 chipset with Octa-core CPU functionality. The cores comprise of 4 Cortex A53 with a clocking speed of 1.5GHz. While the other 4 are clocked at 1.2GHz. All these cores have been supported by 4GB of RAM and Adreno 505 GPU.
On the contrary Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 powers in Deca-core CPU processing through 3 different types of processing cores. These are 2.1GHz dual core Cortex A72, 2 GHz Quad-core Cortex A53, and 1.4 GHz Quad-core A53 chipsets. All these cores are supported by 3GB of RAM and Mali-T880 MP4 GPU processing unit. Three different cores make it offer a slightly better multitasking performance.
Taking a look at the software in both devices, Lenovo K6 Note features Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow) out of the box. Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 is also featuring Android 6.0.1 (marshmallow) first-hand. Both devices might also be using their own company UI interface skins to offer users with a beautiful user interface. There might also be future updates for the operating systems on both the devices.
Lenovo K6 Note comes in with a 16 MP rear camera comprising of autofocus and dual LED flash. With an 8 MP front camera, it lets users shoot selfies and perform video calling efficiently. Another feature in the Lenovo K6 Note is the Dolby Atmos sound quality that offers a surround sound experience. Plus, an internal memory of 32 GB is also offered with up to 128 GB of external memory with the help of a MicroSD card.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4’s rear camera is at 13 MP, but it has an aperture of 2.0 F. Plus it features dual-LED flash as well. The front camera is at 5 MP. Taking a look at the storage options, the device offers 64 GB of internal memory with up to 128 GB of external memory storage.
Battery & Connectivity
Both devices comprise of powerful batteries for high-end backup. Lenovo K6 Note has a 4,000 mAh battery that powers the device for almost a whole day. Its connectivity options comprise of microUSB 2.0, GPS with A-GPS, Bluetooth v4.1, Wi-Fi supported with Hotspot, 4G, and dual SIM features. With fingerprint sensor to support all these connectivity features, it gets easy to manage the device. Other sensors comprise of gyroscope, proximity, accelerometer, light, and compass. However, the battery on the device is a non-removable one.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 64 GB comprises of a 4,100 mAh Li-polymer battery powered to run almost 2 days as claimed by the company. A GPS backup of up to 12 hours is also possible on a full charge. Other connectivity features are USB Type-C, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, Bluetooth v4.2, Mobile Hotspot, a/ac/b/g/n, Wi-Fi 802.11, 2G, 3G, 4G (Indian band support), and dual SIM features. Sensors on this device are also comprising of the usual like accelerometer, gyroscope, compass, proximity, and light.
Both devices with their commendable features are priced just right for users. Lenovo K6 Note being at Rs. 12,990 in India while the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 64 GB variant is priced at Rs. 11,990.
No doubt both smartphones have been enabled with a list of features which are a must in today’s smartphone. Moreover, all these features are available at budgeted prices as well. But, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 64 GB surpasses Lenovo K6 Note in some ways. Firstly, it is cheaper compared to the latter. Plus, it has a better camera thanks to the better focusing aperture. Plus, the device has a larger battery which can stay powered for almost two days.
Lenovo K6 Note is not a bad device either. You get better sound quality letting you use it for high-end media file playing. You can find more about the two devices at 91mobiles.com.