Lenovo K6 Note Review: Underpowered but Big on Performance

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Price: ₹ Rs. 13,999

Key Specs

    Vibrant 5.5 inches Full HD Screen, Equipped with twin front-facing speakers with Dolby Atmos, Rear Camera: 16 Megapixels with PDAF and CCT flash technology, Front Camera: 8 Mega Pixels with auto-beautification and gesture shots,
    RAM: 3 GB, ROM: 32 GB, Expandable Up to 256 GB, Battery: 4000 mAh
    Processor: Qualcomm SnapdragonTM 430 Octa Core 1.4 GHz, Operating System - Android Marshmallow.

Pros: Design and build quality, vibrant display, powerful speakers, Ant VR support

Cons: No Corning Gorilla glass protection, Very bad earphones, No quick charge

Bottomline: The K6 Note handled multi-tasking, gaming and switching between apps smoothly without any heating issue despite coming with a mid-range Snapdragon 430 processor.

Lenovo, the second-biggest smartphone brand in India has launched the K6 Note – the latest in its K-series lineup. Lenovo has tried hard to woo consumers with noteworthy specifications and design.

Is Lenovo K6 Note the right choice for you? Read this review to find out.


The Lenovo K6 Note feels sturdy thanks to the all-metal design. It comes with a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920-pixel) IPS display and this all-metal smartphone gives a solid and premium feel upon holding. On the design front, K6 Note has a unibody design with hybrid SIM tray on the left side. You can fit either two SIMs or one SIM and one microSD card. The 3.5mm audio jack is on top, while there are two speaker grilles on either side of a Micro-USB port on the bottom. The volume rockers and the power button are placed on the right.

The K6 Note is vibrant and produces really sharp text and colors. The brightness is decent for outdoor use. However, Corning Gorilla Glass protection is missing from K6 Note which is odd. For people who love to watch movies or videos, K6 Note is a good choice as the bigger screen makes it better for watching videos and playing games.

Lenovo K6 Note specifications and features

Under the hood the K6 Note has Snapdragon 430 processor clocked at 1.4GHz. There are two variants of this phone, one with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, and one with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. However, the 4GB variant is not available yet. The smartphone supports expandable storage via microSD card (up to 128GB).

On the camera front, K6 Note sports a 16-megapixel rear camera and 8-megapixel front camera with dual LED Flash and both the cameras come with phase detection A/F. We noticed a slight bulge on the rear camera lens which makes it prone to scratches. The front side of the phone is dark black which looks great and is easy to hold in hand. There’s also a fingerprint sensor at the back which is very responsive.

Connectivity options on the handset include 4G with VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, and GPS.

The Lenovo K6 Note is powered by Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Lenovo’s Vibe Pure UI on top. For users who prefer privacy K6 Note has app lock functionality that allows them to lock any app through a fingerprint. With Dual Apps mode, users can have two WhatsApp and other accounts on the same phone; and Fingerprint Snap, allows you to use the fingerprint sensor act as an alternative shutter button. Overall, Vibe Pure UI is smooth and we didn’t face any problem while operating the device.

The K6 Note also supports Lenovo’s proprietary TheaterMax technology and ANT VR headset.


K6 Note easily lasted a day with average web browsing and playing YouTube videos on 4G. The long-lasting battery is definitely the USP of the smartphone.

The K6 Note handled multi-tasking, gaming and switching between apps smoothly without any heating issue despite coming with a mid-range Snapdragon 430 processor. Games like Dead Trigger and CSR Racing worked smoothly but we noticed lag while playing Mortal Kombat and Injustice: Gods Among Us.

The Lenovo K6 Note supports VoLTE (voice over LTE) on both SIMs and we didn’t experience any call drops but at times the call quality lacked clarity.

The Lenovo K6 Note camera is good for everyday photography. The Smart Composition tool makes it easy for you to click pictures without worrying about the light condition as it automatically changes according to the setting. K6 Note camera has many modes including Pro, Panorama, Nightscape, HDR, Fast-motion and Slow-motion.


The K6 Note offers a large screen with solid build quality and display. You are going to love the camera and multiple useful features like Secure Zone that enables the user to keep some content and apps away from prying eyes.

Equipped with Dolby Atmos the speakers is pretty loud and we really liked what we heard. Fast charging which is common these days is not present in K6 Note and the phone takes quite some time to charge.  At the price of Rs. 13,999, the Lenovo K6 Note will be competing against Moto G4 Plus and Xiaomi Redmi Note 3.

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  1. TKL
    #1 TKL 8 July, 2017, 08:54

    I have purchased Lenevo K6 Note ( IMIE No. 861886037101698 ) on 20.12.2016. On 29th July 2017 its touch pad started malfunctioning and gradually stopped working. As per service centre it got damaged because it might have fallen on ground. To my knowledge if at all it might have fallen it could be hardly from a height of 2 to 3 feet. The falling of a mobile phone from this height is not an uncommon thing and I believe it has happened to almost all. Phones should be able to absorb this impact. The repairing charge is also exorbitant. I would recommend all to not to buy such fragile phones

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  2. Aysha
    #2 Aysha 22 March, 2019, 14:15

    The facilities,display and camera was very perfect.But the quality of the phone is very poor. My set by mistake I hit the corner of the phone there were only a small scratch but after 1 weak its touch screen become complain. Try to make it with more good quality

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