Lenovo is learning from other smartphone manufacturers and is coming up with more affordable budget oriented smartphones primarily targeting the masses. In the recent past Lenovo launched a couple of new products below INR 10,000 to compete against a few top players of this category. Its recent A6000 was received very well by the public but had a few flaws which Lenovo has tried to rectify in the A6000 Plus.
Lenovo A6000 Plus not much different to the A6000. The only changes which Lenovo has incorporated in it are the RAM and internal storage. While the original A6000 has 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal storage, the A6000 Plus has been provided 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of onboard storage. The rest of the hardware and software remains the same. It gets a 5.0 inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels summing out a pixel density of 294 ppi. It runs on a Quad-Core 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 410 processor aided by Adreno 306 GPU. The primary camera of this device is an 8 MP shooter with an LED flash whereas the secondary camera is a 2 MP unit which provides a decent selfies for its users.
As Lenovo is trying to beat its competitions by learning from its mistakes and launching new products frequently, let us have a look at the top 5 competitors of the A6000 Plus.
1) Motorola Moto E (2nd Gen)
Motorola upgraded its entry level Moto E earlier this year and again launched it at an aggressive price point. The Moto E 2nd Gen is packed with a more powerful Snapdragon 200, for the 3G model, and Snapdragon 410 for the LTE model. Both these are clocked at 1.2 GHz. It is also equipped with 1 GB RAM plus8 GB internal storage. The availability of Android Lollipop out of the box is a big plus point for the Moto E 2nd Gen. It has a 4.5 inch display with 245 ppi which provides a good user experience. It is available at INR 6,999 (3G) and INR 7,999 (LTE).
2) Yu Yureka
The Yu Yureka is a very appealing deal for the amount you are paying. Available at INR 8,999, it packs some really interesting specs. It has a 5.5” IPS LCD display with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. It runs on Snapdragon 615 chipset with Cortex-A53 1.7 GHz Quad-core & Cortex-A53 CPU1.0 GHzQuad-core processor. It has an internal storage of 16 GB and its 2 GB of RAM makes this device pretty smooth and responsive. It’s unique Cyanogen OS, which is now upgradable to Android Lollipop, acts as a magnet for a lot of customers. It has a 13 MP rear camera and a front facing camera is equipped with 5 MP along with a 2,500 mAh battery.
3) Xiaomi Redmi 2
Xiaomi has launched a successor of its highly popular device the Redmi 1. The Redmi 2 is again VFM device which is offered with HD ready that is matted to a 4.7” IPS LCD display. The pixel density of 312 ppi. It is powered by a 1.2 GHz quad core Snapdragon 410 and has 1 GB of RAM in the 8 GB model. It is available at a price of INR 6,999. It has an 8 MP primary camera with LED flash and a 2 MP front facing camera. It has a 2200 mAh battery. It runs on Android 4.4.4 KitKat on top of which is Xiaomi’s own MIUI OS.
4) Asus Zenfone 5
Asus Zenfone 5 has been in the market for quite some time now but it still is a good deal at INR 8,500. It display gets a 5” IPS panel with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels with a pixel density of 294 ppi. Under the hood it has a 2.0 GHz dual core Intel Atom processor which is coupled to 2 GB of RAM. The storage is offered in two variants including the 8 and 16-GB internally and it can further expandable via a micro SD card slot. At the back there is an 8 MP camera with an LED Flash and at the front we have a 2 MP shooter. A 2110 mAh battery is there to power the device. Asus has promised to provide Android Lollipop upgrade to its Zenfone series.
5) Huawei Honor Holly
Huawei is building up its product line up for its Indian customers. The Honor series is gaining much popularity in domestic market. The Honor Holly is a budget smartphone available at INR 6,999. It has a 5.0 inch IPS LCD HD display with a pixel density of 294 ppi. It weighs a bit on the heavier side at 156 grams. It is powered by a Quad-core 1.3-GHz MediaTek processor and the GPU is Mali 400MP2. It has an internal storage of 16 GB which is expandable via a micro SD card of up to 32 GB. For handling the multi-tasking it has 1 GB of RAM. The Honor Holly has an 8 MP rear facing camera and a 2 MP front facing camera. The battery of this device is a 2000 mAh unit. It is matted with Android 4.4 KitKat.
These are the top five competitors of the Lenovo A6000 Plus. All of these devices are budget devices and are below INR 10,000 price mark. Usually the user of such devices wouldn’t demand anything geeky and for normal daily use each of these devices would prove a good deal. All of the devices are Dual SIM devices with screen size ranging from 4.5 inch to 5.5 inch. It depends on the preference of the user which mobile to pick. The Moto E 2nd Gen has an advantage of being running on Android Lollipop out of the box whereas the Yureka boasts of its large display, 2 GB of RAM and Cyanogen OS which is also upgradable to CM 12S (based on Android Lollipop).
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.