Lenovo struck a perfect balance between price and performance by launching its A series smartphones. This budget smartphone segment amalgamates decent performing configurations with a wide array of features to cater to the needs of the first time smartphone users. Latest in the series, the Lenovo A6000 Plus comes with promising features and adds a tint of glamour and credibility to this segment. For a better understanding let’s have a quick look on the top five pros and cons of the device.
Good Quality Display and Design
The latest sensation from Lenovo comes with a big 5-inch Full HD (720 x 1280 pixels) IPS LCD capacitive screen equipped with multi-touch. With a pixel density of 294 ppi the smartphone boasts of a wide arrayed colour spectrum and decent viewing angles due to the IPS technology. The Lenovo A6000 Plus also impresses with its looks. It comes encased in an 8.2mm thick outfit and weighs only 128 grams which makes it comfortable to use with one hand and also induces a slim outlook.
Configuration: Value for Money
It is a well-known fact that Qualcomm has a high reputation when it comes to high performance processors. Lenovo A6000 Plus sails on a quad-core 1.2GHz Cortex-A53 processor pepped up with a 64-bit Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410 chipset. The CPU is also coupled with 2GB RAM and Adreno 306 GPU. The 2GB RAM proves out be very effective in multitasking. You can run multiple apps simultaneously, surf the web with shorter loading time ,stream beautifully lag-free videos and enjoy a decent gaming experience. The processor optimizes better, consumes very less battery and most of all it’s fast. The device comes with an 8GB inbuilt memory and can be further expanded via microSD card (up to 32GB).
Diversified Connectivity with Decent Battery life: Budget-friendly pocket 4GLTE
On the Connectivity front Lenovo A6000 Plus gives a tough competition to other smartphones within the same budget. With this smartphone Lenovo now becomes one of the few brands to offer 4G LTE Cat4 connectivity. Other connectivity features include – 3G, computer sync, GPS/A-GPS, tethering, Wi-Fi, OTA sync, USB Port and Bluetooth v4.0.
The Lenovo A6000 Plus is good when it comes to battery life. It is fuelled with a 2,300mAH, li-ion battery to deliver a talk time of 13 Hours and 264 hours of standby time on 3G, which is way above average.
No Gorilla Glass
If we notice the recent trend in the market, even smartphones under Rs 5000 flaunt Gorilla Glass 3 for imparting additional strength to the display. Lenovo falls short in this aspect and more disappointing is the fact that Moto E which is its closest competitor sports Gorilla Glass. Another disadvantage is the absence of backlit for capacitive menu touch buttons. With backlit, it’s easy and quick to use the navigation keys.
No Android 5.0 Lollipop on board
Android Lollipop 5.0 is a significant over KitKat, not just limited to a few bug fixes. Lollipop infuses better intuitive features to its users and comes with a better performing UI. Timely updates have always been a problem with Lenovo. Many other smartphones with the same overall framework nowadays comes with the latest Lollipop OS. Moreover, the existing Android v4.4.4 (Kitkat) in Lenovo A6000 plus comes with several pre-installed apps which is a bit bothersome as they eat up a lot of space and cannot be uninstalled.
The company has left no stones unturned to make it an impressive budget phone. The Lenovo A6000 Plus price in India is well justified by the modest hardware configuration and it surpasses its competitors in many aspects. A long battery life, 64-bit processor, Dolby speakers, 4G connectivity along with an impressive pair of camera make it a decent buy.
Author Bio:The author is an expert in mobile technology and loves to write about different handsets launched. He has listed the specifications Lenovo A6000 Plus for the readers to make an informed buying decision.