Will Lenovo create ‘Vibes’ with its K4 Note or will Moto G and Mi 4i continue to grab its share?by Team Versus January 7, 2016
2016 brings with it a new chapter in the mobile phone market with the vast amount of new models set to be released. Among them is the Lenovo K4 Note which sets a new bench mark for features available in the sub Rs. 12000 category. Its full HD screen, 3GB RAM and an interesting addition of finger print sensor brings that extra ‘swag’ to your phone unlocking. But, how does it compare with current proven performers in the market such as Xiaomi Mi 4i and the Moto G3. Let’s do a little digging to find out.
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Lenovo Vibe K4 Note
This mobile is set to be a deal breaker. It’s got premium feel when you hold it and its hardware is also nothing short. It sports a 5.5” Full HD display with a pixel density of 401 PPI, which is as good as it gets as far as the human eye is concerned. Vibe K4 Note comes with 3 GB RAM and a Mediatek Octa-core processor sporting a Mali 720 graphics processor. Rest assured this device is packed enough for all your daily needs along with all the heavy apps that can be thrown at it.
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The unique feature that Lenovo has offered is the Dual front 5W Dolby Atmos surround sound speakers.This makes it perform much better in the audio domain, which is something unexpected from a mobile.
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All this comes with a 3,300 mAh battery which is on par with the hardware provided. Not to mention, with its 5MP front camera and 13MP rear auto-focus camera you can take sharp selfies and shoot breathtaking pictures all day long!
Xiaomi Mi 4i
It’s been here since April of 2015 and has received great reviews. It comes with a 5” Full HD display which is a tad smaller in size than the Lenovo’s but makes up for it in pixel density (441 PPI).
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Its primary advantage could be the Snapdragon 615 Quad-core processor which has a high clock frequency. There could also be the factor that many techies prefer Snapdragon based platforms. The added feature given in this model is the Quick Charging, which lets you charge 40% in 60 minutes.
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Coming to its camera, Mi 4i might have little edge over the K4 and Moto G3 for delivering photos with professional clarity using a with f/2.0 aperture, 13MP Samsung/Sony camera and 5-element lens!
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It comes with the MIUI (android) operating system, which is made in the shadow of the Apple’s operating system (iOS). This can be a big turn off, especially for me since I would prefer a good and indigenous phone versus an in-expensive copy of an iPhone.
Motorola Moto G (3rd gen)
Lastly the Moto G3 , which has been around for three generations and has proven itself time and again as an efficient and durable mobile for the masses.
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Though it’s a Snapdragon 410 Quad-core processor, it is the slowest of the lot, but powerful enough to do all daily tasks without breaking a sweat. The third generation is way more presentable in terms of quality as compared to the second generation which was quiet disappointing in the finish. It’s on par with all the others in all aspects except display 294 PPI resolution, Quad core processor and 2470 mAh battery.
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In spite of these short comings, if you want a phone that will get the job done be it rain or sun shine, the Moto G with its water resistant design is the one to go for. Moto G is at par with the K4 when it comes to delivering high-quality photos with a 5 MP front camera and 13 MP rear camera in any environment.
If you want the best processor then Mi 4i is the one for you. Though the plastic look is a big no and the other shortcomings will counter the processor advantage (no expandable memory). If you don’t care about the tech specs and want a phone that simple and durable, the Moto G is your best bet. The most advanced and value for money here is the Lenovo Vibe K4 Note. It packs a serious punch for only Rs. 12000 with its finger print scanner, great display, top of the line hardware and lastly the Dolby Atmos surround speakers.