Chinese smartphone brands such as Xiaomi, Lenovo, Coolpad, and LeEco are vying heavily in the budget smartphone category in India. Not so long ago, Xiaomi launched the Redmi 3s (two variants) in India at a very affordable price tag of Rs. 6,999. Lenovo, at an event in New Delhi, recently launched their budget smartphone, the Lenovo K6 Power at a cost of Rs. 9,999.
Going by the pricing, the Lenovo K6 Power has priced a tad higher than the Xiaomi Redmi 3s. In fact, the Redmi 3s Prime with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage is priced at Rs. 8,999. In this article, we are putting both the Xiaomi Redmi 3s and Lenovo K6 Power against each other regarding specifications. Let’s begin.
When Lenovo first showcased the smartphone at IFA 2016, everyone was shell-shocked with the phone’s design as it looks exactly same as the Xiaomi Redmi 3s. Lenovo has taken a lot of design cues from Xiaomi. The Lenovo K6 Power looks strikingly similar to the Redmi 3s from the rear side. So, it’s a tie between both the phones in terms of look and feel.
2) Same Display Size of 5-inch
Both the Lenovo K6 Power and Xiaomi Redmi 3s sport the same 5-inch display, however, they differ in resolution. The Lenovo K6 Power comes with a 1080p display, which will be much better when compared to the Xiaomi Redmi 3s’ 720p screen. So, the display segment goes to Lenovo K6 Power.
3) Similar Hardware as Well
The Xiaomi Redmi 3s comes in two variants- one with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage and the other one with 3GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage. Having said that, the K6 Power comes in only one variant- 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. Both the smartphones boast the same octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC.
They feature the same 13MP rear camera along with support for a LED flash and PDAF technology. However, the front-facing cameras on both differ. The K6 Power comes with an 8MP sensor on the front, whereas the Redmi 3s comes with only 5MP front-facing camera. The Lenovo K6 Power has the upper hand in this segment.
Things get interesting in the battery department. The Xiaomi Redmi 3s comes with a 4100mAh battery and the Lenovo K6 Power comes with a 4000mAh battery. There’s not much in terms of battery, but Xiaomi’s phones are expected to deliver battery life than other phones.
On the software, the Xiaomi Redmi 3s runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow based MIUI 8 and the Lenovo K6 Power also boots Android Marshmallow based Vibe UI on top of it.
Both the Xiaomi Redmi 3s and Lenovo K6 Power are indeed great phones, but the K6 Power costs a Rs. 1,000 more than the Redmi 3s’ Prime variant, but has some advantages as well such as Full HD screen, Dolby atmos speakers, etc. So, it all boils down to your choice. If you aren’t much into the display space, then your obvious choice should be Xiaomi Redmi 3s.