The Lenovo A6000 has been stealing a lot of limelight since its arrival in India owing to the fact that it offers really good hardware at a price that’s too low compared to what similar devices are sold at. It is made available exclusively through Flipkart by means of flash sales every week, and this review should definitely help you come to a conclusion on whether or not to buy it this week.
We were given our first glance at the Lenovo A6000 during this year’s CES in January, where we learnt that among other things, it’s an LTE-capable device. Although 4G coverage in India is extremely sparse at the moment, it’s safe to assume that buying such a device now will keep you ready for the future, when a big 4G invasion is slated to happen.
The phone is competing against the likes of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G and the Yu Yureka, both of which kick in LTE support. But pricing is where the Lenovo handset is trouncing its opponents. At Rs 6999, it’s definitely something which the wallets of a lot of people approve of.
Another highlight of the A6000 is its Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 chipset that houses a 64-bit quad core processor, with each of its Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.2GHz. This should not only guarantee fast operations and smooth gaming, but it also means that the phone will be able to take full advantage of the 64-bit support of the Android 5.0 Lollipop OS.
Which brings us to the software on this Lenovo handset; although the Android 4.4 KitKat OS lies at the its heart, an update to the 5.0 version has been guaranteed by the company. However, it will be arriving no sooner than during Q2 of this year. Fans of third-party skins must know that the Vibe UI 2.0 UI, with all its visual flair and functionality enhancements, has been placed atop the base software of this smartphone.
There’s a 5-inch IPS display present on the A6000, and this panel garners a 720p HD resolution moreover. It’s hence safe to say that watching videos is a very pleasant experience on it. But will it have the battery to support your long video watching binges?
Lenovo has got that covered as well, for it has pushed inside the phone a 2300mAh power pack offering respectable talk time of 22 hours on 2G and 13 hours on 3G. Additionally, you can extract a whopping 264 hours of standby time from this device.
Music lovers will be pleased to know that twin Dolby speakers have made their way onto the A6000 as well, delivering crisp sound and rich volume. You can capture excellent images and HD videos through this smartphone’s 8MP rear-facing camera. Furthermore, selfies and video calling capabilities are also given to it by its 2MP front snapper.
Here’s a quick look at the specs of the Lenovo A6000:
– Display: 5-inch IPS, 720p HD
– OS: Android 4.4 KitKat (Lollipop update announced)
– Processor 1.2GHz quad core Snapdragon 410
– Memory: 1GB RAM, 8GB storage (expandable up to 32GB)
– Camera: 8MP rear, 2MP front
– Battery: 2300mAh
– Size: 70 x 141 x 8.2mm
– Weight: 128gms
If all the features on the Lenovo A6000 have intrigued you enough and if you’re ready to spend your hard earned Rs 6999 on it this Wednesday, better be quick to register for its flash sale on Flipkart right now.