The new add-ups to the already overflowing kitty of mid-range smartphones are the Nokia 6, LG Q6 and Lenovo K8 Note handsets. Since these are the recent entrant to the Indian market they will be at war among themselves to be the best smartphone in under 15,000 price range.
Interestingly, each smartphone looks good on the specs front and promises to deliver high-end features without putting a big hole in your pocket. But, which smartphone will serve you the best and is a perfect blend of everything? Let’s find out!
Specs Comparison: Nokia 6 Vs LG Q6 Vs Lenovo K8 Note
|Model||Nokia 6||LG Q6||Lenovo K8 Note|
|Display||5.5-inch, Full HD, IPS LCD, 2.5D curved glass display,||5.5-Inch, 18:9 FHD+ Display||5.5-Inch, Full HD IPS LCD display|
|Processor||1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 430, Adreno 505 GPU||Octa-Core Snapdragon 435 Processor||Mediatek Helios X23 processor|
|Internal Storage||32GB, expandable up to 256GB||32GB expandable up to 2TB||64GB expandable up to 256GB|
|Software||Android 7.1.1 Nougat||Android Nougat 7.1.1||Android Nougat 7.1.1|
|Primary Camera||16MP (main), PDAF, f/2.0 aperture Dual Tone LED Flash||13MP rear camera, LED Flash||13MP + 5MP rear cameras|
|Secondary Camera||8MP front-facing camera,||5MP selfie camera, 120-degree wide-angle lens||13MP selfie camera|
|Dimensions and Weight||154 x 75.8 x 7.85mm||142.5 x 69.3 x 8.1mm and 149 Grams||151 x 76 x 8.4 mm and 175grams|
|Battery||3,000mAh||3,000mAh||4000mAh battery, Turbo Charging|
|Others||4G LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, NFC, 3.5mm audio jack, Fingerprint sensor||4G VoLTE, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2 LE, GPS, NFC, 3.5 mm Audio jack, No fingerprint sensor||4G VoLTE, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, 3.5mm audio jack, Fingerprint sensor, 3.5 mm Audio jack, no NFC|
|Price||Rs. 14,999||Rs. 14,990||Rs. 13,999|
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To begin with, we have Nokia 6. The fact that it has been carved out from a single block of Aluminum makes it a far more premium than its budget price tag would suggest. The phone has a 2.5D glass on top, and sports flat edges with sharp corners. The fingerprint scanner is embedded on the front.
On the other hand, LG Q6 comes clad in a metal unibody with minimal bezels. The sleek and sleek design of LG Q6 makes it totally comfortable to touch, use, and hold. The flat display surface and well-optimized bezel reduce accidental touches, frequent with curved displays.
Just like the LG Q6, Lenovo K8 Note also comes in an all-metallic body, with a 2.5D glass on top and round edges. The fingerprint scanner can be spotted at the back of the phone, K8 Note also adds a dedicated button for music playback on the left edge of the phone.
All the three smartphones – K8 Note, Nokia 6 and Q6, comes in a 5.5-inch display size, but each screen varies in its resolution.
Starting from the LG Q6, the phone is the first smartphone in the mid-range category to sport an 18:9 screen aspect ratio. The screen of the phone runs end to end thus, giving a wide screen space that makes it a good choice for gaming, video playback, and browsing.
Whereas On Lenovo K8 and Nokia 6, we have a 5.5-inch full-HD display – certainly not as fancy as the display on LG Q6, but still good enough to do the job.
How attractive a smartphone may look from the outside, it is the performance that matters to all classes of users.
As a matter of fact, all three devices will run on Android Nougat out of the box. The Nokia 6 and K8 Note adhere to near stock interface and will appeal to the minimalist, while the LG Q6 is loaded with proprietary customizations that should bode well with consumers who appreciated trinkets that manufacturers add to enhance Android experience.
The Lenovo K8 Note employs a Deca-core Media Helios X23 processor SoC, making it the first smartphone to feature an X23 processor in India. The processor is supported by 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, which is expandable to up to 256GB via a microSD card.
In LG Q6, we have a Qualcomm MSM8940 Snapdragon 435 processor clocked at 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 paired with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of expandable internal storage.
In context to this, the Nokia 6 holds a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC clocked at 1.4 GHz, and an integrated Adreno 505 GPU. The inclusion of 3GB of RAM and 32GB of expandable storage makes quite a difference to the day-to-day performance of the phone.
Which one is better? On paper, K8 Note has a mightier chipset. At the same time Nokia 6 has well optimized software and feels extremely snappy. The LG Q6 should be fine option for basic users as well.
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Camera and Battery
In the optic department, every phone has something different for the photogenic. While the Nokia 6 offers a 16MP primary camera with f/2.0 aperture, dual LED tone, and HDR mode. On the front, it has 8MP selfie shooter.
The LG Q6 have a 13MP rear-facing camera with an LED flash that has the capability of clicking some low light quality photos, and a 5MP of front camera with a 120-degree-wide camera lens.
On the other hand, Lenovo K8 Note comes in a dual-camera setup at the back. It has a 13MP + 5MP rear camera with f/1.7 aperture, phase detection autofocus, and dual tone LED flash. For selfies, Lenovo has opted for a 13MP front camera with an LED flash that can deliver good selfies even in low light.
What’s good for you? Well, we will suggest that if you are a selfie enthusiast and want a dual-rear camera, opt for Lenovo K8 Note as it comes in dual camera and delivers better selfies. Otherwise, the primary camera performance of all the three devices is up to the par.
Talking about the batteries on these phones there isn’t much comparison as Lenovo K8 Note emerges as a clear winner. The phone houses a monstrous 4,000 mAh battery with turbo-charging feature against the average Nokia 6 and LG Q6 3,000 mAh turbo-charging battery.
Also Read: Lenovo K8 Note FAQ – All Questions Answered
If you ask us to single out one device then we will pick Nokia 6 as it has everything for everyone. But, if you are looking for something specific on the phone you can consider LG Q6 and Lenovo K8 Note, as well.
Why Nokia 6?
- Premium looks
- Stock 7.1.1 Android – update promised
- Decent performance
Why LG Q6?
- Swanky 18:9 display
- Minimal bezels
- Sofware with plenty of enhancement and customization options.
- Decent rear camera
Why Lenovo K8 Note?
- Dual-optics and good selfie Camera
- Huge Battery
- stock Android
- Powerful Processor