Lenovo K6 Power is now out in India, and the highlight of this new smartphone is its large 4,000 mAh battery. Lenovo first announced its Vibe K6 series at IFA 2016 in Berlin. The K6 Power was launched alongside Lenovo K6 and K6 Note. Lenovo K6 Power is a budget device that fits right in between K6 and K6 Note.
The K6 Power is aimed at users who rely on big battery packed in a small phone to get through the day. Lenovo K6 Power gets a 5-inch full HD display and runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Lenovo has priced the smartphone at Rs 9,999. Given the pricing and specifications, the K6 Power will directly compete with Xiaomi’s Redmi 3S Prime in India which costs Rs 8,999.
Let us take a look at how Lenovo K6 Power fares against the 3S Prime based on specifications:
Lenovo K6 Power
The highlight of this phone is the battery life. The smartphone sports a metal unibody design just like the Redmi 3S Prime. It features a 5-inch Full HD IPS display (1920 x 1080 pixels resolution) and is powered by 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 chipset clocked at 1.4Ghz with an Adreno 505 GPU. It comes in with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage. The memory is expandable up to 128GB via microSD card.
The rear camera on the K6 Power is 13MP with LED flash, PDAF, Manual Pro Mode, Time lapse and Slow Motion. It features an 8MP front camera with auto Beautification mode. The Dual-SIM smartphone offers fingerprint sensor and Dolby Audio support.
Lenovo K6 Power runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow with company’s Pure UI that brings support for dual apps and long screenshots. Again this is similar to the MIUI 8 offers on Xiaomi phones. The phone supports the company’s TheatreMax technology to allow for a 360 video, gaming experience for those who have the required VR ANT headset.
Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime comes at Rs 8,999 in India and features similar specifications. The budget smartphone gets a 5-inch HD display and and runs MIUI 7 with Android 6.0 Marshmallow. It packs a big 4,100 mAh battery, which easily lasts for up to 2 days. The smartphone has a metal unibody design with curved back. It is powered by a 1.4Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage (expandable up to 128GB via microSD slot).
The device sports a 13MP rear camera, and a 5MP front camera. The Redmi 3S Prime has a fingerprint scanner on the back. It is available in Gold, Grey and Silver colour options. In our review of Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime, we called the smartphone as the battery king.
Xiaomi launched a stripped down version of the smartphone as well – Redmi 3S. The Redmi 3S is priced at Rs 6,999, lacks fingerprint scanner and comes in 2GB+16GB storage options. Rest of the specifications are same as the 3S Prime. Xiaomi Redmi 3S and Redmi 3S Prime are Made in India phones and come with 4G VoLTE support.
So which one wins?
On the face of it, the Lenovo K6 Power has a better full HD display, along with an 8MP front camera. The VR and 360-degree viewing support with TheatreMax also looks like an extra point in the phone’s favour. But it is more expensive than the Redmi 3S at Rs 9,999, and in this price band it can make a big difference for a consumer.
For now, Lenovo is the number two smartphone vendor in India, with a little over 9 per cent market share, according to the latest numbers from research firm International Data Corporation (IDC). There’s no doubt that the K6 Power with its extra battery life and better display will get the interest of those shopping for a new phone online.