If you’re planning to buy the latest 15k Rupees range mobile, you may have shortlisted K8 Note and Play 6 phones. CoolPad Cool Play 6 and Lenovo K8 Note are the latest smartphones within 13000 to 15000 Rupees budget. Both mobiles have impressive features and they are two of the hottest phones right now.
K8N was introduced earlier this month. The Play 6 mobile was unveiled last week. Both smartphones pack the latest hardware and run on the latest stable version of Android. They support VoLTE and 4G-LTE.
Below, we’ve compared the features of Lenovo K8 Note and Coolpad Cool Play 6 smartphone so that you can decide which phone is right for you.
Coolpad Cool Play 6 vs Lenovo K8 Note
Cool Play 6 provides an octa-core Snapdragon 653 1.9 GHz processor based on the modern Cortex A72 architecture and an Adreno 510 GPU. K8 Note, on another hand, comes with a Cortex A52 architecture based Deca-core Helio X23 2.3 GHz processor and a Mali T880 GPU.
Comparing Snapdragon with MediaTek is like comparing Intel with AMD. AMD and MediaTek are good brands. But for some reason, people consider buying a device with Snapdragon or Intel processor.
Cool Play 6 trumps K8 Note by offering a mammoth 6GB RAM and 64GB storage. K8 Note is available with 3GB and 4GB RAM. 3GB RAM variant of K8 Note offers 32GB ROM. The other variant packs 64GB internal storage memory. K8N provides a MicroSD card slot. Expansion of storage memory is not possible in Cool Play 6.
Display and battery
The Lenovo K8 phone comes with a 5.5-inch Full HD display with 2.5D glass and Corning Gorilla Glass protection. The screen features anti-fingerprint coating. Cool Play 6 ships with a 5.5-inch IPS FHD LCD scratch resistant screen.
K8 Note and CoolPad Cool 6 mobiles have a 4000 mAh battery. They support quick-charging technology.
OS and Updates
K8N runs on stock Android N OS pre-installed with the Google Personal Assistant app. Play 6 features the Journey UI (Android N ROM). Devices running on stock Android OS get faster OS updates compared to devices powered by a custom ROM. As Lenovo K8 Note doesn’t have a custom ROM, it is likely to get the recently launched Android Oreo OS update in 2018.
If Cool Play 6 gets enough sales for Coolpad, the Chinese firm may roll out Android O update for its latest phone, but the roll out may take some time because the development of custom ROM starts only when the source code of Android OS is made public by Google.
Lenovo K8 Note is a dual rear camera mobile that carries 13MP and 5MP back cameras accompanied with a dual CCT LED flash system. According to Lenovo, the K8N handset provides a DSLR like DOF (Depth Of Field) effect. K8 Note offers a front 13 megapixels camera. To light up selfies, it provides a soft front flash.
Cool Play 6 features a dual camera setup. The handset’s backside features two 13 megapixels camera equipped with a F/2.0 aperture. It can record 4K videos and supports blur background effect. The Coolpad Cool Play 6 smartphone ships with an 8MP front camera.
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K8 Note boasts a premium metal body. It has curved edges. Although the phone features a metallic chassis, it is comfortable to hold. Like the Lenovo’s latest handset, Cool Play 6 has a metallic design.
Weight, thickness, sensors
K8 Note is an 8.5mm thin mobile weighing at 180 grams weight. It packs five sensors – fingerprint reader, ambient light, proximity, E-compass, and gyroscope. Cool Play 6 has a thickness of 8.45 millimeters. It features a fingerprint sensor and weights about 17 grams.
Where to buy?
Both phones will be available exclusively on Amazon India portal. Flash sales for the K8 Note phone have already begun. Cool Play 6 will be available for purchase from September 4 onward.
If K8 Note packed an SD processor, it would have a great phone. Cool Play 6 has more RAM and a Snapdragon SoC. It includes a 4K rear camera but lacks Dolby Sound system and a MicroSD card slot.