Lenovo, China’s leading tech-giant has made it really big in the Indian smartphone market. The company currently dominates as one of the finest smartphone manufacturers in India, and packs an exemplary range of smartphones even in the mid-range segment.The famous “A” series from the companywas the starting pointfrom where things started changing and team Lenovo found its way to the top.In this series, we witnessed a slew of entry-level phones, but the main highlight was the sassy Lenovo A6000and its tweaked avatars.
Even today, Lenovo A6000 and its upgraded variantshave huge demand in the Indian market. Keeping up with frequent market changes, Lenovo first introducedA6000 Plus with Android 5.0 Lollipop, and now, it has unleashed its photography focused variant, Lenovo A6000 Shot.Both phones have a lot in common, but in this article, we’ll give a detailed comparison highlighting the key upgrades in the newly launched beauty from Lenovo. There is a lot to notice, and here is a clear description of the major changes!
In terms of design, there is not much difference between Lenovo A6000 Plus and Lenovo A6000 Shot. Both budget phones look closely similar and feature a sturdy plastic body with soft-touch matte finish on the rear.A6000 Plus features a plain rear panel, while its successor adds up a small change with textured pattern on its back. They both feature a very small difference in terms of weight or thickness and looks completely similar on first look!
In Lenovo A6000 Shot, the number of speakers at the bottom of the rear panel has also been increased.This time, there are three Dolby Atmos speakers, but in the previous variant, there were only two!
As expected, the latest member in Lenovo’s A6000 lineupfeatures the same 5-inch HD IPS display. The display panel of Lenovo A6000 Shot looks good and delivers a decent visual experience with rich colors and perfect viewing angles.Both smartphones create an ideal ecosystem for multimedia lovers, and stand apartby giving a whole new touch to video games, pictures, and HD movies.You can play graphic intensive games or watch high-quality sitcoms, but still, a price tag of Rs. 9,000, the unimproved HD display of A6000 Shot looks quite disappointing.
Hardware and Performance
Even the hardware of the new handset is unchanged. The dual-SIM based device packs 64-bit capabilities and powers up by the same quad-core Snapdragon 410 SoC clocked at 1.2 GHz coupled with 2GB RAM.It packs enormous power for nonstop and work play, but brings no major upgrade over its predecessor A6000 Plus.So, you can expectdecently smooth and glitch-free performance from both phones but nothing new!
Just like hardware, the operating system of Lenovo A6000 shot also remains unimproved. The new device runs Android 5.0 based Vibe UI and brings a plethora of features and pre-installed apps. The color-rich UI of the handset brings several under-the-hood improvements, and looks better, reliable, and faster than standard stock Android. It works perfectly with several Google apps, and deliver buttery smooth performance right out-of-the box. You’ll get some basic apps from Lenovo such as, SHAREit, SYNCit, Truecaller, Evernote, and WeChat!
The biggest and most essential highlight of Lenovo A6000 shot is its powerful rear and front-facing shooter.The device features upgraded camera capabilities and delvers crisp and razor sharp images in all lighting conditions. Its main camera features a 13-megapixel sensor with autofocus and phase detection, and front-facing snapper features a 5-megapixel sensorfor delivering picture-perfect selfies.It packs enhanced pixel count, and looks far better than the 8MP rear and 2MP front-facing shooter that ships with A6000 Plus.
It’s pretty disappointing that the availableonboard storage onLenovo A6000 Shot is just16GB. The new phone moves in line with its predecessor and offers the same amount of space for work and play. It brings additional expandability up to 32GB via microSD card, but fails to impress on-the-go gamers, music-freaks, and movie-buffs!
On the connectivity front, the dual-SIM based Lenovo A6000 Plus and A6000 Shot both go head to head and pack a slew of features such as, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G HSPA+, GPRS/EDGE, and 4G LTE. Both phones deliver blazing download and upload speeds on 4G, but the new A6000 Shot performs a little better with advanced Cat.4 LTE technology. It supports LTE bands currently deployed in India, and delivers download and upload speeds up to a whopping 150Mbps and 50Mbps!
The battery packed with Lenovo A6000 Shot features a decent capacity of 2300 mAh.The phone offerssufficient juice for moderate and heavy usage, but it does not manages to fade out the performance of A6000 Pluscompletely.You’ll get decent performance from both phones, and will get enough backup to keep things up and running throughout the day.However, on heaviest usage, either of the two phones might not fail to outperform players like Mi4i and Moto G Gen 3.
In India, Lenovo A6000 Plus is available at a price around Rs. 7,500, while its upgraded successor A6000 Shot is shipping at a price tag of Rs.9,949 via Flipkart.com. Both phones come bundled with a slew of offers, but at 10k, the price of A6000 Shot looks a little hefty.
At a hefty price tag, Lenovo A6000 Shot brings only a handful of upgrades over A6000 Plus.The device features a small change in design, an improved rear and front-facing camera, and advanced LTE options at 10k. It’s really disappointing that a company like Lenovo is offering such small changes at a heavy price bracket. In fact, not only A6000 Plus, other Lenovo smartphones such as K3 Note and P1malso make up a better package and offer full value for money to the buyers.
So, unless Lenovo cuts down the price of A6000 Shot by 2k, it would be a hard time for the smartphone to survive in the competitive budget segment!