Back in December Lenovo announced their budget phone with mid-range specs Lenovo K3 Music Lemon. It’s a great device especially considering the price of about $100-$110. However it was a model exclusively released for China and it works only with Chinese 3G and 4G frequencies. Luckily Lenovo announced what is seems like an international version of the device – Lenovo A6000. The phone is a response of the upcoming Xiaomi Redmi 2 release. The name is kind of odd, because until now Lenovo used to name its tablets with ‘A’ series followed by four digits.
Lenovo A6000 has almost the exact same specifications (with one difference) as Lenovo K3 Music Lemon. The phone weights exactly 128gr and has the same 5-inches HD (729×1280 pixels) display with 69.3% screen-to-body ratio. It runs the same version of Android KitKat 4.4.2 with Lenovo own Vibe UI. The processor remains unchanged 64-bits Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410 clocked at 1.2 GHz. Adreno 306 will take care of the Lenovo A6000 graphics. The phone will come with 8GB internal storage (of course expandable with microSD card) plus 1GB ram. Here is the difference between Lenovo A6000 and Lenovo K3 Music Lemon. K3 comes with doubled internal storage – as much as 16GB.
The cameras remain unchanged. There will be 8MP primary (back) camera with autofocus and flash plus 2MP front camera. The size of the battery will be 2300mAh.
So you see that the only differences between Lenovo A6000 and Lenovo K3 Music Lemon are the in-build storage amount (8GB vs. 16GB) and the availability for international 3G and 4G usage. Also the price tag is different. Lenovo A6000 is going to cost about 50% more and it will sell for about $170. There’s no official launch date announced, but it’s expected to arrive first in India by the end of the month.
Lenovo A6000 vs. Redmi 2
Comparing Redmi 2 and Lenovo A6000 we can say that both phones are almost the same. Redmi has smaller 4.7-inches screen with the same resolution leading to better pixel density, but has worse screen-to-body ratio of 67.6% . Xiaomi’s phone comes with 2200mAh battery and in theory should have better GPS coverage, because it’s using A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou and Lenovo A6000 uses only A-GPS. A6000 will come with slightly older OS. Redmi 2 comes with Android 4.4.4. The other specifications remain the same. Our personal opinion is that, if A6000 managed to keep the same amount of in-build storage like Lenovo K3, this would have been a really strong argument in Lenovo’s favor. We are yet to see, which one of both manufacturers managed to assemble a better phone.