The current smartphone landscape is widely dominated by Chinese manufacturers. OEMs like Huawei, Lenovo, and Xiaomi have been at loggerheads when it comes to launching mid-range and entry-level smartphones, cleanly segmented to suit different budgets. In the past 2 years, all these three manufacturers have launched a variety of smartphones catering to every budget. We decided to compare three mid-range smartphones from each of these OEMs. The ones we chose to compare are Xiaomi Mi 4, Huawei Honor 6X, and Lenovo K6 Power.
Mi 4 vs Honor 6x vs Lenovo K6 Power: Price
Let’s start the comparison by comparing the pricing of these smartphones. The Xiaomi Mi 4 is currently limited to its 16GB storage variant exclusively from the Mi Store at Rs. 10,999. Whereas, the Huawei Honor 6x retails at Rs. 9,999 for the 32GB storage/3GB RAM and Rs. 11,998 for the 64GB storage/4GB RAM variant. The Lenovo K6 Power is priced at Rs. 10,000 for the 32GB storage/4GB RAM variant and Rs. 7,999 for the 32GB storage/3GB RAM variant.
The price comparison between the three handsets makes the Lenovo K6 Power look like a better option as it is available for Rs. 7,999 for the 32GB storage/3GB RAM variant while the Huawei Honor 6X is available for Rs. 9,999 for the same RAM and storage variant, making a difference of Rs. 2,000.
Mi 4 vs Honor 6x vs Lenovo K6 Power: Display
The Mi 4 comes with a a 5-inch full HD screen with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and 441 PPI of pixel density. On the other hand, the Honor 6X features a 5.5-inch full HD IPS display bearing a 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution and 403 PPI pixel density. The Lenovo K6 Power boasts a 5-inch full HD IPS display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and 441 PPI of pixel density. The Honor 6X wins this segment with its bigger full HD screen i.e a perfect screen size for a handy smartphone with a screen size that is neither too small nor too big to watch videos and play games.
Mi 4 vs Honor 6x vs Lenovo K6 Power: Hardware, Software
Hardware and software specs could make or break the device and they are the details that matter the most when buying a smartphone. In terms of hardware, the Mi 4 comes powered by a 2.5 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 Krait 400 processor with Adreno 330 GPU. On the software front, it was launched with Android 4.4 KitKat-based MIUI but later received an upgrade to Android 6.0 Marshmallow MIUI 8.
The Honor 6x on the other hand is powered by Huawei’s in-house HiSilicon Kirin 655 octa-core chipset with Mali-T830MP2 GPU. The Honor 6X runs Android 7.1 Nougat-based EMUI. Whereas, the Lenovo K6 Power comes powered by a 1.4GHz octa-core Snapdragon 430 SoC with Adreno 505 GPU.
Comparing the hardware and software, the Honor 6X wins the race as it has a perfect mix of both. The HiSilicon Kirin 655 SoC has garnered good reviews. The Mi 4 also stands a chance with Snapdragon 801 SoC onboard but lags in the software department.
Mi 4 vs Honor 6x vs Lenovo K6 Power: Camera
Now-a-days smartphones have major competition in terms of camera setup, with many users going for the one with better camera on both rear and front. Let’s take a look at what these phones have to offer in this segment.
The Xiaomi Mi 4 sports a 13MP camera on the rear with dual-LED flash and an 8MP camera on the front for selfies. The phone can record up to 4K 30 fps videos with its rear camera. On the contrary, the Honor 6x comes with 12MP+2MP dual-camera setup with LED flash on the rear that is geared with some extra-ordinary DSLR-level features and an 8MP camera on the front. The Lenovo K6 Power features a 13MP rear camera with LED flash and an 8MP selfie snapper.
Well, yet again, the Honor 6X offers the best specs in the segment. The dual-camera setup on the rear has now become an essential standard for better camera quality and the Honor 6x does not let user miss on that.
Mi 4 vs Honor 6x vs Lenovo K6 Power: Battery
Battery capacity plays a pivotal role in handling the hardware and software on a smartphone. With less battery power, a smartphone is of not of much use as it can hardly offer assistance for the entire day and that could pose a big shortcoming for a major chunk of buyers. In terms of battery capacity, the Mi 4 is backed by a 3080mAh battery while the Honor 6x is equipped with a 3340mAh battery. The Lenovo K6 Power wins this segment with margin, thanks to its massive 4000mAh battery that could offer seamless assistance for an entire day on moderate usage.
Mi 4 vs Honor 6x vs Lenovo K6 Power: Verdict
By comparing the three smartphones on the basis of various specifications and features, we have come to a conclusion that the Huawei Honor 6x is the best in the lot with its premium camera setup, better screen, hardware, and software. However, for the ones who are looking for a decent smartphone with good battery backup, then the Lenovo K6 Power can be a better deal.