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Lenovo K8 Note or Meizu M6 Note which one to get?

Arnel Uy asks, “Which is better: Lenovo K8 Note or Meizu M6 Note?

Lenovo K8 Note Or Meizu M6 Note?
Lenovo K8 Note Or Meizu M6 Note?

This matchup may be a bit different since both smartphones have not been released in the Philippines yet. Nevertheless, they are worthy of being compared. Let’s go!

The Lenovo K8 Note is available exclusively on Amazon India for a month now. It has a 5.5 Full HD IPS LCD display with 1920 x 1080 resolution, a MediaTek Helio X20 chipset, 32/64GB internal storage, 3GB/4GB RAM, a 13MP + 5MP dual rear camera with dual LED-flash, a 13MP front camera with LED flash, and a 4,000mAh battery to power up it up.

The Meizu M6 Note was recently released in China on the first week of September. It has a 5.5” Full HD IPS display with 1920 x 1080 resolution, a Snapdragon 625 chipset, 16GB/32GB/64GB internal storage, 3GB/4GB RAM, a 12MP + 5MP Phase Detection Auto Focus dual rear camera with Quad-LED (dual-tone) flash, a 16MP front camera, and a 4,000mAh battery to power up the smartphone.

Here are their detailed specs:

 Lenovo K8 NoteMeizu M6 Note
Display5.5-inch Full HD IPS LCD @1920 x 1080 pixels5.5-inch Full HD IPS display @ 1920 x 1080 pixels
CPUMediatek Helio X20 (MT6797) deca-core2.0 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core
GPUMali T880Adreno 506
Memory– 32GB/64GB internal storage
– 16GB/32GB/64GB internal storage
Camera– 13MP + 5MP (main + depth) rear camera w/ dual-LED flash
– 13MP front camera with LED flash
– 12MP + 5MP PDAF Quad-LED (dual-tone) flash
– 16MP front camera
Battery4,000mAh battery4,000mAh battery with mCharge
OSAndroid 7.1.1 NougatAndroid 7.1.2 Nougat (Flyme OS 6.0)

On paper, here are the advantages of each smartphone.

Lenovo K8 Note

  • Better performing CPU
  • Better performing GPU
  • LED flash on front camera
  • Bluetooth 4.1
  • Expandable microSD card slot (dedicated)

Meizu M6 Note

  • Quad-LED (dual-tone) rear camera
  • Higher front camera resolution
  • Bluetooth 4.1
  • fast charging (mCharge technology)
  • USB Type-C support

In terms of overall performance, both smartphones are equipped with good CPUs and GPUs but the Helio X20 and Mali T880 that are in the Lenovo K8 Note has the upper hand. On a more general benchmark, the Helio X20 is a deca-core processor while the Snapdragon 625 is an octa-core one. Even though the Snapdragon 625 is known for its power efficiency, Helio X20 is still above the Snapdragon 625 in terms of performance.

As for their camera quality, we cannot test them yet since they are not yet available in the country but rest assured that we’ll update the readers when we get our hands on the units. Both units have dual rear cameras but there is no LED flash for M6 Note’s front camera. However, the M6 Note has a Quad LED flash located alongside its rear cameras.

For their battery performance, both smartphones have a 4,000mAh battery, however, knowing that the Snapdragon 625 is known for its power efficiency, we could assume that the Meizu M6 Note will provide a slightly longer battery life compared to the Lenovo K8 Note.

As for their prices, the Lenovo K8 Note is priced at Rs12,999 (~Php10,300) (3GB/32GB) and Rs13,999 (~Php11,000) (4GB/64GB) and has been available exclusively on Amazon India since August 18, 2017. The Meizu M6 Note is priced at CNY1,299 (~Php9,986.37) (3GB/32GB) and CNY 1,699 (~Php13,061.46) (4GB/64GB) and has been available in China’s online stores since September 1, 2017.

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