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Lenovo A6000 Plus First Impressions




Fresh from its local launch, let’s take the Lenovo A6000 Plus for a quick spin. What does the sub-7k budget smartphone has to offer? Read on to find out.

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For starters, the A6000 Plus has a 5-inch IPS LCD display. It’s a standard HD resolution at 720×1280 pixels that gives a reasonably sharp 294ppi. We’ve noticed that outdoor visibility seems to be okay as long you’re under a shade. Aside from the display, the front panel has the earpiece, front-facing camera, sensors, and three capacitive buttons.

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The volume rocker and power/lock button are located at the right side of the device while the left side is virtually clean. The top houses the 3.5mm jack and the micro-USB port leaving nothing at the bottom, except for a mic pinhole.

Heading to the back will show the rear camera with the LED flash and another mic pinhole for noise-cancelling. There’s a distinct Lenovo branding at the middle while the speaker grille and Dolby logo is situated below. Interestingly, there are two grilles but we’re not yet sure if it’s a stereo setup. We’ll get into that with our review.

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The back cover is removable to give access to the 2300mAh battery, two micro-SIM card slots, and the microSD card slot for memory expansion. Overall, the whole build of the Lenovo smartphone is solid, although it’s a bit light on hand due to the plastic material used. The back panel has a matte finish and is good in resisting nasty smudges.

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The rear camera has a megapixel count of 8, a usual number for budget smartphones. While it is early to say about the quality, it seems pretty decent given that the environment is well-lit. You may check out two samples below.

The device boots Android 4.4.4 KitKat with Vibe UI 2.0 out of the box with a Lollipop update already waiting. Our review unit is already downloading the update so rest assured we will have the latest software available.

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Lenovo A6000 Plus specifications:
5-inch HD IPS display (1280 x 720 pixels), 294ppi
1.2GHz Snapdragon 410 quad-core processor
Adreno 306 GPU
2GB RAM
16GB internal storage
Expandable via microSD, up to 32GB
8-megapixel rear camera w/ LED flash
2-megapixel front-facing camera
LTE Cat4
Dual-SIM / Dual-standby
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0, A2DP
GPS w/ A-GPS
FM Radio
Dolby Digital Plus
2300mAh battery
Android KitKat (upgradeable to Android Lollipop upon boot-up)
141 x 70 x 8.2mm
128g

This wraps up our initial impression with the Lenovo A6000 Plus. Check back in a week for our review as the device will go on sale on December 9 exclusively through Lazada for Php 6,999. Lenovo will include a free screen protector plus a hard case for each purchase. See listing here.



This article was contributed by Daniel Morial, a film school graduate and technology enthusiast. He's the geeky encyclopedia and salesman among his friends for anything tech.

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