The Lenovo A6000 Dual SIM was launched in January 2015 and featured as the cheapest 4G enabled smartphone in the market, it ended the era of Micromax’s Yu Yureka which was the lowest priced 4G enabled smartphone till then. Lenovo launched this smartphone to tap into the customers looking for 4G handsets, even though the 4G Networks are available in a few states of the country, but soon, the 4G facility will be offered throughout the country./p>
About the design of the phone, the phone boasts an ergonomic design and the plastic based back cover provided with a matte finish. The front side display of the phone has three soft buttons located at the base while Dolby Digital Plus speakers located at the rear aspect of the back panel. The phone comes with two SIM card slots and an option to expand it using the MicroSD card slot provided at the back of the phone. The phone is handy as its dimensions are 5.55 x 2.76 x 0.32 inches while it is also very lightweight having a total weight around 128 grams. The Lenovo A6000 is provided with 5 inches IPS capacitive touchscreen with 16M colors providing screen resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. The phone is multi-touch enabled and has approximately 294 pixels per inch, thus producing sharp and bright colors. We did not notice any problems with the viewing angles of the phone and there was no pixelation issue whatsoever. The thing to observe is that the display is not protected by Corning Gorilla Glass, and you have to protect it by using screen guards. We did not find much difficulty while using the phone in bright sunlight as the screen was not reflecting much. The only problem we saw with the display was that it attracted a lot of smudge and finger marks.
The Lenovo A6000 powered by Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410 Chipset with 1.2 GHz Quad-core Cortex-A53 processor. We had no problem with the working of the phone, and we did not notice any lag or delayed touch feedback when swiping through various screens on the phone. We played big games on the phone, and it ran smoothly, and the overheating of the phone was also in control even when we played the game continuously on it. We watched heavily encoded videos on the phone, and it was played perfectly for lower quality videos while the phone struggled a little when we played 1080p files on it while the videos showed without any color bleeding issue. The Lenovo A6000 comes with 8GB internal memory which can be expanded to 32GB using MicroSD card provided on the back side of the phone. The phone also comes with a 1 GB RAM.
The Lenovo A6000 equipped with 8 MP primary camera providing 3264 x 2448 pixels. The back camera also has autofocus and LED flash. The secondary camera is of 2 MP. The main camera has features like Geo-tagging, touch focus and face detection. The primary camera has average quality and clicks an image with enough details. When we carefully inspected the camera, we found out that there were few gray areas in the camera like the HDR mode tends to off balance the images and the photos captured in dim lights lack details. We made videos with the phone and found that the quality was just okay as it has a lot of tear and noise. The phone runs on an Android 4.4 KitKat platform, but the thing to see is that it's heavily customized. The Lenovo’s software team developed the UI skin present in the phone. The UI doesn’t have an app drawer and so could take the time to get used to by the users who have been using Android’s UI previously. All the widgets and icons are present on the home screen itself. The phone comes pre-installed with two themes that can be customized while there is no option to download other themes. The phone comes pre-installed with a lot of third-party apps, and you can uninstall them if you want to free space. Lenovo has focused on giving a very smooth appearance to the UI, and you can feel it using the phone.
The Lenovo A6000 provided with 2300 mAh Li-PO battery promising stand-by time up to 264 hours on both 2G and 3G networks while talk time up to 22 hours on 2G and 13 hours on 3G network. We performed loop test on the battery and found out that the battery worked excellent if you consider the budgeted price you get to have it.
Lenovo A6000 is a balanced phone having a unique feature of 4G connectivity at a very competitive price. Even if you don’t get the 4G network in your city, this phone will work correctly for you. The phone has amazing display and processor, which gives a seamless experience. On the downside, the screen acts as a fingerprint magnet, and you have to clean it daily. Also, the internal memory is less, so you have to install a microSD card in the phone. Being an entry level smartphone the value offered by this set is something seeking for a long time. If you are looking for a decent smartphone with a 4G connectivity in a small budget, then this phone is made just for you.