“Common queries about the Lenovo A6000 Plus answered”
Lenovo has been tackling the smartphone market in India rather aggressively, especially in the recent past. The Lenovo A6000 Plus, released just a few weeks after the popular A6000, is aimed at budget users who want a more powerful device, and seems quite capable of standing up to hot favourites like the Xiaomi Redmi 2. In its first flash sale on Flipkart today, Lenovo ambitiously made 100,000 units of the A6000 Plus available to buyers. But the response – and we’ll have to take Lenovo’s word for it – was even more phenomenal. The company claims that the entire stock was sold out within just 15 minutes, which indicates that there’s already massive demand for this new budget performance device. While our review of the smartphone is coming up shortly, for now we’re going to answer some commonly queries you might have about the device. If we’ve missed anything, do leave us a comment at the end of the article and we’ll get back to you.
How about a recap of the Lenovo A6000 Plus’ key specs?
Sure. The A6000 Plus features a 5-inch display with a resolution of 1,280 x 720 pixels, equating to a pixel density of 294ppi. It is powered by a 64-bit quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor clocked at 1.2GHz, working in tandem with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. It features an 8MP primary camera and 2MP front camera. It runs Android 4.4.4 KitKat and draws power from a 2,300mAh battery.
Ok, so how is it different from the A6000?
The Lenovo A6000 Plus is identical to the A6000 in every aspect except the memory department, where it offers double the RAM at 2GB and double the storage at 16GB.
What do I get inside the retail box of the A6000 Plus?
Included in the official retail package is the smartphone, user-replaceable battery, two-pin wall charger, micr0-USB cable, screen guard, warranty and other documentation. Our unboxing of the A6000 Plus has all the details.
What colour options can I get it in?
Currently, the A6000 Plus is available only in black.
How many SIM cards does the Lenovo A6000 Plus accept? Does it support 4G?
The A6000 Plus features two micro-SIM card slots. It supports both Indian LTE bands, i.e. Band 3 and Band 40. However, 4G is supported only on the first SIM slot. The secondary slot only supports 2G.
Is the display protected by Gorilla Glass?
Unfortunately, no. The A6000 Plus misses out on Corning Gorilla Glass and alternatives like Asahi Dragontrail Glass. You’ll need to use a screen guard to protect the display from scratches.
Does the A6000 Plus feature a notification LED?
The answer to that is no.
Is USB OTG supported on the Lenovo A6000 Plus?
What about NFC? And what are the remaining connectivity options?
No, NFC is not available. What you do get is Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0 and A-GPS.
How much storage do I get on the Lenovo A6000 Plus? Does it feature a microSD card slot?
Out of the 16GB of internal storage, around 11.5GB is available on a fresh reboot. It gets a microSD card slot for expansion up to 32GB.
What are the cameras on the Lenovo A6000 Plus like?
Like we said earlier, the A6000 Plus features an 8MP primary autofocus camera at the back, assisted by an LED flash. The front camera is a 2MP fixed focus unit. The camera app is simple and intuitive, and features HDR and Panorama modes. By going into settings you can tweak other options like scenes, colour effects, contrast, saturation, sharpness, etc.
What do I get in terms of software?
The Lenovo A6000 Plus runs Android 4.4.4 KitKat with Lenovo’s own Vibe UI 2.0 on top. An update to Android Lollipop is expected in the coming months, which will take advantage of the 64-bit chipset. The smartphone comes pre-loaded with plenty of third-party apps, such as Facebook, Twitter, Skype, WeChat, Evernote, UC Browser, Truecaller, Asphalt 8, Real Football 2015, and Spider-Man: Ultimate Power, among others. You also get Lenovo’s SHAREit, SYNCit and Security apps.
What’s the price of the Lenovo A6000 Plus? And where can I buy one?
The A6000 Plus is priced at Rs 7,499. It’s available exclusively through Flipkart through a flash sale that takes place at 2pm every Tuesday.