Lenovo A6000 Plus Review
Lenovo’s A-series smartphones are about budget and practicality. Since then, the Chinese manufacturer has been releasing affordable Androids and they get better from time to time. Some get a big upgrade, some just have what most of the consumer’s need for everyday mobile computing. Enter the Lenovo A6000 Plus — which just went on local sale yesterday exclusively through Lazada for under Php 7k. With its 5-inch HD display and usual budget internals, does it stands out against the competition?
Design and Construction
Lenovo gave the A6000 Plus a utilitarian design like most of its budget offering. That said, there’s nothing special about the looks of the smartphone, which is either a good or a bad point. The no frills language is straight to the point.
Up front is the 5-inch IPS LCD and with it are the earpiece, 2-megapixel front-facing camera, sensors, and three capacitive buttons for UI navigation. Sadly, the capacitive keys don’t have backlighting.
As usual, the right side houses the power/lock button and the volume rocker while the left side is virtually empty.
The top has the 3.5mm headphone jack and the micro-USB port, which is unusual and a bit unwieldy when charging, leaving the bottom bare with just the microphone pinhole.
The back is a familiar layout of the 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and secondary microphone, Lenovo logo, twin speaker grille, and a subtle Dolby marking.
The whole device feels light for its size, depending on who’s holding it, leaving a questionable build quality. Good thing there are no creaks around the device and the build is up to scratch. Perhaps its light weight is just giving us doubts.
Its 5-inch display sports a resolution 1280 x 720 pixels which results to a pretty sharp 294ppi. It also an IPS panel for wide viewing angles. With my daily usage of the A6000 Plus, I find the display to be average. Its colors are a wee bit dull compared to similarly priced devices. Brightness is adequate for both indoor and outdoor usage. It doesn’t have high visibility under bright sunlight but it can get comfortably low in the dark. Also, the ambient light sensor is quick to adjust.
Overall picture quality is just run-of-the-mill. There are better panels in this range but this is not the worst. It’s just something in the middle and you’ll probably get the hang of it. Unless you’ll go compare it from time to time.