Lenovo Launched A6000Plus budget smartphone as an upgrade to existing Lenovo A6000. In the new version i.e. A6000Plus, the hardware is doubled. Lenovo A6000Plus has 2GB of RAM and 16GB ROM as compared to Lenovo A6000, which has 1GB RAM and 8GB ROM.
In Sept 2015, Lenovo released Android Lollipop 5.0.2 upgrade for Lenovo A6000 and A6000Plus smartphones. This upgrade is quite large and require atleast 1.1GB of free space on your smartphone. If you are trying it over DATA connection, it may cost you a lot. So, better is to upgrade it over Wifi or through the broadband connection using your PC.
There are some good features of this new upgrade and it has some shortcomings also. I am not going to explain each and every good thing or problem but only those which I found to be worth sharing.
Beautiful Design and look of Lollipop 5.0.2
Design and look of your Lenovo A6000 / A6000 Plus is going to be fantastic after you upgrade to Lollipop 5.0.2. Graphics User Interface is quite good and an upgrade to existing Keyboard design makes it easy to use and it also has good understanding of your typing preferences. New Keyboard provides better suggestions while typing based upon your previous typing history.
Better Management of Applications.
In New upgrade your can easily manage applications and you can also choose which application should start with the phone and which one should not.
In this upgrade, Lenovo has provided 6 good looking themes. As you start your phone, launcher starts with it which manages the themes. Every theme has beautiful wallpapers for background and for Lockscreen. Icons are attractive and creative.
The Pull-Down Panel
The pull-down menu in this upgrade has beautiful design and accessibility. You will find mostly used settings here.
On the lockscreen, you will see two shortcuts on the bottom-left and bottom-right corner. In this Lollipop upgrade, you can customize these two shortcuts. You can set your favorite application on lockscreen.
There are more good things in this new upgrade. If you have this phone, you can research about these things. Now, let’s turn to the other side of the coin. This upgrade has some shortcomings also. I have found two of them. If you find anymore, you can report them in comments and help others.
WhatsApp contact Synchronization Problem [*Fixed]
After the upgrade you may face Contact Synchronization problem. I have faced this problem yesterday. After the upgrade, I also upgraded WhatsApp. But when I opened it, it was not showing any contacts in the list. All my chatheads were without names. I tried hard to solve this problem but nothing improved.
- Solution: Solution to this WhatsApp problem is to reset your smartphone. After reset everything works fine. Before you start resetting, don’t forget to take backup of your data and contacts. It is a better option to upload all your contacts to your google account. Copy all your media and required files to SD card. Make sure you have around 1GB 3G Data to reinstall the applications after resetting your smartphone.
- How to Reset Your Smartphone?
See How to reset your SmartPhone?
Your smartphone will erase all the data on the phone and it will reset. After factory reset your smartphone will restart.
On startup your phone will ask you to login using your google account, login using the same account that you were logged in before. This way you will get back all your contacts. Now is the time to reinstall all the applications. Install WhatsApp and other applications. Start WhatsApp and you will see all the contacts in the contact list of WhatsApp.
If you still face problem, write in comments.
Battery draining faster
Another problem that I could find after upgrade is that battery is draining faster than before. Lollipop is eating more power than KitKat. Though battery doesn’t drain so fast that you have to charge your phone 2 or more times a day. But your battery won’t last whole day if you use internet and play videos regularly. This problem is something that Lenovo has to work on.
If you don’t like this Lollipop Upgrade, you can downgrade your Lenovo A6000/A6000 Plus from Lollipop 5.0.2 to KitKat 4.4.4.
The more you use it, more you learn. You may find some good and bad things in this upgrade. Write down your findings in comments if you are using Lenovo A6000 or Lenovo A6000Plus. So, What have you found so far?