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Lenovo K6 Power review: A closer look

Introduction

Despite acquiring Motorola back in 2014, Lenovo didn’t even slow down in churning new Android smartphones under its own brand name. One of the most recent phones in its arsenal is the budget friendly K-series, the Lenovo K6 Power.

Lenovo K6 Power review

The K6 Power is the smaller of the two new K-series devices, the other one being the K6 Note, which we recently reviewed. The two are much the same, except the K6 Power has a smaller 5-inch display that should appeal to those who want something more compact.

Previously, though, going for a smaller phone also meant getting a smaller battery, but that’s not the case with the K6 Power, which has the same 4000mAh battery as the larger K6 Note. And that’s really the main feature of the phone (hence the name), with Lenovo claiming two days of battery life.

Key features:
5.0-inch IPS LCD of 1080 x 1920 resolution; 441ppi
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 chipset; octa-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53; Adreno 505 GPU; 3GB of RAM
32GB of built-in memory; hybrid microSD card slot (up to 256GB)
Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
13MP main camera with PDAF autofocus; single LED flash
1080p video capture @ 30fps
8MP front-facing camera
Rear-mounted fingerprint reader
Stereo speakers
FM radio
Dual nano SIM slots; Cat. 4 LTE support; 802.11 a/g/b/n, dual band Wi-Fi 802.11n; Bluetooth 4.2; GPS; FM Radio
4,000mAh battery

Lenovo K6 Power official photos - Lenovo K6 Power review
Lenovo K6 Power official photos - Lenovo K6 Power review
Lenovo K6 Power official photos - Lenovo K6 Power review
Lenovo K6 Power official photos - Lenovo K6 Power review

Lenovo K6 Power official photos

In markets like India, the K6 Power will primarily be facing against the Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime. Although a bit cheaper, the Redmi 3S Prime has a lower resolution display, less RAM, less storage, and no stereo speakers. It might seem, then, the Lenovo may have just beaten Xiaomi at its own game. But that’s just on paper. Let’s see what’s it like in the real world.