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Lenovo K8 Note vs Meizu M6 Note: two notes square off for the sub-$230 price tag

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In a very interesting duel, let’s check out who will be crowned the king between Lenovo K8 Note and Meizu M6 Note.

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Dubbed the Killer Note, the Note series by Lenovo have time and again display a true value for money and is highly sought after. The latest K8 Note is no different, as you can see from the below:

  • 5.5-inch Full HD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 1920 pixels or ~401 ppi pixel density
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Gorilla Glass 3 protection
  • Splash-resistant
  • Mediatek MT6797 Helio X20 chipset, Deca-core 2.1 GHz processor, Mali-T880 MP4 graphics and 4GB RAM
  • Dual 13MP+5MP primary camera with f/1.7 aperture, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
  • 13MP secondary camera with f/2.0 aperture and LED flash
  • 64GB internal storage + microSD expansion slot up to maximum 256GB
  • Android Nougat 7.1
  • Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery
  • Dolby Atmos sound
  • Dual sim and 4G LTE
  • August 2017 release date
  • $13,999 Indian Rupee or ~$219 USD price tag

Sporting the usual 5.5-inch Full HD IPS screen, it also has a fingerprint sensor. But in this case, the K8 Note has the advantage of Gorilla Glass 3 protection and a splash-resistant body. 

In terms of performance, it is in the fast lane no doubt. With the Helio X20 chipset, blazingly fast deca-core (that’s 10-cores guys!), great graphics and 4GB RAM ensures you can run anything.

As far as camera goes, K8 Note is equipped with a slightly better dual 13MP+5MP primary camera with all the bells and whistles that you would expect. Taking high-res photos is a breeze on this smartphone. Then comes the good 13MP selfie camera that is also equipped with LED flash, so you can now enjoy taking selfies in the dark.

With 64GB internal storage found on the K8 Note, you have more than enough space to install all your favorite apps and games. Need more space? Just pop in a microSD card, and you are set to go up to 256GB.

For those who have a soft spot for music, you will be able to listen to great sound with the Dolby Atmos sound system on the K8 Note.

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Now that we have it covered, let’s now turn our attention to its rival with a lot of similarities, Meizu M6 Note:

  • 5.5-inch Full HD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 1920 pixels or ~403 ppi pixel density
  • Metal body
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625 chipset, Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 processor, Adreno 506 graphics and 3GB RAM
  • Dual 12MP+5MP primary camera with f/1.9 aperture, phase detection autofocus and quad-LED (dual tone) flash
  • 16MP secondary camera with f/2.0 aperture
  • 32GB internal storage + microSD expansion slot up to maximum 256GB
  • Android Nougat 7.1
  • Non-removable 4000 mAh battery with Fast battery charging
  • Dual-sim and 4G LTE
  • September 2017 release date
  • $229 USD price tag

With a similar 5.5-inch Full HD LTPS IPS screen and fingerprint sensor found on the M6 Note; it has one notable difference – a metal body. This puts a premium feeling to the smartphone, that also adds to its look and feel.

Performance-wise, the Snapdragon 625 chipset, fast octa-core, decent graphics and 3GB RAM makes for decent mid-range performer. It is highly capable in running most apps and games, although gaming might slow down just a bit.

M6 Note also comes with its own dual primary camera, a dual 12MP+5MP setup. The most interesting part is its quad-LED (dual tone) flash which makes for a much brighter and more natural lighting whatever the condition or background might be. The 16MP selfie camera ensures you get to take great-looking selfies as well.

But with half the amount of storage at just 32GB of internal storage, you will definitely need the help of the expansion slot for more space.

One other advantage that the M6 Note has is on its fast battery charging feature. 

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Conclusion:

Lenovo K8 Note is the definitive Killer Note with good 5.5-inch Full HD IPS screen, great protection, great hardware with 10-cores and 4GB RAM, great dual 13MP+5MP primary camera, large 64GB internal storage and great Dolby Atmos sound system. It is also slightly cheaper by $10 USD.

Lenovo K8 Note was launched last August 2017 for 13,999 Indian Rupees or ~$219. It is available in Silver, Gold and Dark Grey.

As for Meizu M6 Note, it does have a lot of similarities and a few plus points as well. The exquisite metal body does brings up its look and feel factor, the advantage of quad-LED flash found on its dual 12MP+5MP primary camera, better 16MP selfie camera and a battery with fast charging feature.

Meizu M6 Note had just been released last September 1st, and is priced at $229 USD. It is available in Black, Silver and Gold colours.

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