It’s plastic vs metal in the design category where the “lightweight” contender comes into the fray against a decent mid ranger in favor of the K6 Note.
Our Vivo contender comes from the “perfect selfie” family – as the most affordable of them all headlining its 16MP selfie camera with soft-light flash. It’s essentially an iPhone Lite from the rounded sides down to the antenna lines.
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Reposition the camera, add a fingerprint sensor on top of a pseudo metal build and you got the K6 Note.
Everything else is a standard affair from the button placements, the microUSB ports, the speaker grilles, the non-backlit capacitive navigation keys, and the 3.55mm headphone jack where it’s located at the bottom for the V5 Lite.
The look and feel will come down to user preference so we are giving it a tie.
Both are coming in on the fight with 5.5-inch IPS LCD displays with a standard 1080p resolution for the K6 Note and a toned-down 720p for the V5 Lite.
As we put the two beside each other, the V5 Lite shows a brighter output compared to the tinted version of the K6 Note but with better color reproduction and contrast ratio.
In addition, the higher resolution gave a crispier image, and, suffice to say, that outdoor readability favors the Lenovo contender.
Lenovo K6 Note takes this one.
V5 Lite is going to make do with 13MP autofocus rear module as it clashes with K6 Note’s 16MP PDAF sensor, giving our Lenovo contender an edge on paper.
The effect can already be seen with K6 Note having better sharpness and color during outdoor shooting.
But when the battle was taken indoors, it seems to be a matter of preference with warm tone for V5 Lite and cool tone for K6 Note.
Our Lenovo contender continues to take the lead with brighter output when placed on the low-light shooting challenge. Using the LED flash continues to favor the K6 Note with a sharper rendition comparing.
Neither of our contenders was able to capitalize outdoor night shots as photos came out noisy with blurry details.
A steady hand or a tripod is deemed a handy tool for both when recording videos that maxes out at 1080p resolution @30fps. In comparison, the K6 Note just had a better color reproduction.
As we head to the selfie department, V5 Lite’s 16MP selfie shooter will turn the tides against the 8MP version of the K6 Note.
Vivo’s affordable Perfect Selfie handset left its competitor with a better overall shot that comes with its own softlight flash.
It’s a matter of black & white in the camera department for our contenders so do let us know in the comment section which you prefer – either the main camera of the K6 Note or the selfie camera of the V5 Lite.
We’re leaving this one to you guys.
Expect a close call on the performance test, as the V5 Lite is coming in with a MediaTek 6750 octa-core chipset paired with 3GB of RAM. While a Snapdragon 430 of the same number of cores combines it with 4GB of RAM for the K6 Note.
Upon booting up on the K6 Note, the inclusion of an app drawer emulates the Android experience. On the other hand, the V5 Lite mimics the iOS feel and look put together by the FunTouch OS 3.0.
Disparity aside, the extra RAM advantage played a key role for the K6 Note on Antutu benchmark scores at 44,511 points, compared to the 41,080 points for the V5 Lite.
However, the experience was on par with one another as we open and play different apps and games.
Casual to mid-ranged gaming is the sweet spot if you plan on gaming with either one of our contenders – leaving the higher tiered games such as Real Racing 3 and NBA 2K17 with a less desirable gaming experience.
What will separate the K6 Note from this category, though, is the VR mode which can be easily accessed by holding the power button.
Another important feature of the Lenovo contender brings is the fast and accurate fingerprint sensor at the back which is lacking for the Vivo contender.
The Lenovo K6 Note takes this one.
An upgrade that K6 Note boasts is the 4000mAh battery pack. A significant advantage when compared to 3000mAh of the V5 Lite.
Of course, Lenovo did not disappoint with 4.5hours of screen time and 32.8hours of standby time. However, the V5 Lite impressed us with an amazing 5.5 hours and 40.2hours of screen time and standby time.
Once that reaches to zero, the V5 Lite will take 3hours and 5 mins to recharge while the K6 Note needed 20mins less.
For sheer longevity, no doubt, V5 Lite wins this one.
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No hi-res audio playback support for either handsets can be found so the loudspeaker will decide who wins in this category.
As tested, volume intensity are close to one another but the K6 Note sounded a bit tinny to the ears.
Vivo V5 Lite slighty takes this one.
Pricing and Verdict
Lenovo K6 Note is available in retail stores for Php11,999 or $239USD, on the other hand, the Vivo V5 Lite comes for Php9,990 or $199USD.
Great selfie camera, long-lasting battery life, affordable price tag – if this falls down under criteria for your next phone, then V5 Lite is a perfect buy for you.
FHD screen, VR-capability, and fingerprint scanner – these key features might be worth shedding the extra peso for the Lenovo K6 Note if needed.
What do you think of our latest phone-off? Let us know at the comments section below.
Lenovo K6 Note vs Vivo V5 Lite Full Specs, Official PH Price, Release Date in the Philippines
|SPECS, PH Price||Lenovo K6 Note||Vivo V5 Lite|
|Display||5.5-inch 1080p FHD IPS LCD, 401 ppi||5.5-inch 720p HD IPS LCD, 267ppi|
|Size||8.4mm thick, 169g weight||7.6mm thick, 155g weight|
|Design||Metal with plastic||All metal unibody, antenna lines, 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass(unspecified)|
|Colors||Gold, Silver, Dark Gray||Crown Gold, Rose Gold|
|Chipset||Snapdragon 430 octa-core platform||MediaTek 6750 octa-core chipset|
|Processor||8 x 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53||1.5GHZ x 8|
|Graphics||Adreno 505 graphics||Mali-T860 GPU|
|Memory||4GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, 128GB max microSD card||3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, microSD card up to 256GB|
|Main Camera||16MP main, 1080p video, LED flash||13MP f/2.2, autofocus, LED flash|
|Multimedia||1080p @ 30fps||1080p @ 30fps|
|Front camera||8MP||16MP f/2.0 with soft light flash|
|Connectivity||GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz | (3G)UMTS|
4G LTE, WiFi b/g/n, Bt 4.2, GPS, A-GPS, hybrid dual-nano sim card slot
|GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz | WCDMA: 850/900/2100MHz ||
4G LTE, WiFi , Bt, GPS, hybrid dual-nano sim
|OS||Android 6.0 Marshmallow||Android 6.0 Marshmallow|
|Software||Lenovo Custom UI and apps||FunTouch OS 3.0|
|Ports||microUSB, 3.55mm headphone jack||microUSB, 3.55mm headphone jack|
|Official Price||P11,999 or $237 USD in the Philippines||Php9,990 ~ $200USD|
|Where to buy||Lenovo Stores||Vivo Stores|