Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Lenovo VIBE K4 Note versus Elephone P9000

Lenovo VIBE K4 Note versus Elephone P9000
Lenovo VIBE K4 Note versus Elephone P9000

Earlier this month, two international brands, namely Lenovo and Elephone, launched their affordable yet powerful devices in the Philippines, the Lenovo VIBE K4 Note and Elephone P9000. These two Android smartphones are highly-sought by local consumers and if you want to know why, check our comparison table after the break.

Device Lenovo VIBE K4 Note Elephone P9000
Price Php10,699 Php11,499
O/S Android 5.1 Lollipop Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Dual SIM Yes, micro+micro Yes, micro+micro
Display 5.5-inch IPS Full HD, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 5.5-inch LTPS Full HD, Dragontrail Glass
Chipset MediaTek MT6753 MediaTek MT6755 Helio P10
CPU 64-bit 1.3GHz octa core Cortex-A53 2GHz quad core Cortex-A53 + 1.2GHz quad core Cortex-A53
GPU Mali-T720MP3 Mali-T860MP2
Memory 16GB internal storage, expandable up to 128GB via a micro SD card 32GB internal storage, expandable up to 256GB via a micro SD card
Main Cam 13MP PDAF with LED Flash 13MP laser auto focus with LED Flash
Front Cam 5MP 8MP
Radio Yes Yes
HiFi Audio Yes No
Wi-Fi dual band 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, WiFi Hotspot, Miracast dual band 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, WiFi Hotspot, Miracast
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0 Yes, v4.0
NFC Yes Yes
USB Micro, 2.0 Micro, type-C
 OTG Yes Yes
Battery 3300mAh Li-PO, non-removable 3080mAh Li-PO, non-removable
Wireless Charging No Yes
Freebies and Inclusions ANT VR Glasses, screen protector and clear case Wireless charger, screen protector, clear case

By just looking at the colors of the font above, we can safely say that the Elophone P9000 got several aces on sleeves compared to that of the Lenovo VIBE K4 Note. The main advantages are newer and more powerful chipset, thus the better CPU and GPU, bigger RAM, twice as much ROM, higher front camera resolution, latest micro USB type-C and wireless charging support.

Meanwhile, the Lenovo VIBE K4 Note got the upper hand for having bigger battery, HiFi audio and a more affordable price tag. Moreover, users can purchase it both from the offline and online channels unlike the Elephone P9000, which is only available through Lazada.

In terms of freebies, those who love VR will surely root for the K4 Note, not only because of the free VR Glasses, but also because of the TheaterMax technology, which converts any video or game to become worthy for VR consumption. On the other hand, those who love the convenience of wireless charging will certainly pick the P9000.

Of course, there are other factors aside from specs that affects the buying decision of the public, for example the design and build quality of the phone, after sales support as well as their perception of the brand itself. That being said, we want to know which side are you - the Lenovo VIBE K4 Note or Elephone P9000?

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