Lenovo launched the A6000 Plus budget smartphone as an upgrade to the existing Lenovo A6000. In the new version i.e. A6000 Plus, the hardware configuration is enhanced. Lenovo A6000 Plus has 2GB of RAM and 16GB ROM as compared to Lenovo A6000, which has 1GB RAM and 8GB ROM.
In September 2015, the company released the Lollipop upgrade for the Lenovo A6000 Plus phone. This upgrade is quite large and requires at least 1.1GB of free space on your smartphone.
Pros of Lollipop Upgrade for Lenovo A6000 Plus Phone
There are some good features of this new upgrade and it has some shortcomings also. We are not going to explain every good thing or problem but only those that we found worth sharing.
Beautiful Design and look of Lollipop 5.0.2
The GUI looks fantastic after the Lollipop 5.0.2 upgrade. The upgrade to the existing Keyboard design makes it easy to use and it also has a good understanding of your typing preferences. The New Keyboard provides better suggestions while typing based on your previous typing history.
Better Management of Applications
In the new upgrade, you can easily manage applications and you can also choose which application should start with the phone and which one should not.
New Themes in Lollipop Upgrade
In this Lollipop upgrade, the Lenovo A6000 Plus has got 6 good-looking themes. As you start your phone, the launcher starts with it which manages the themes. Every theme has beautiful wallpapers for the background and the Lockscreen. Icons are attractive and creative.
The Pull-Down Panel
The pull-down menu in this upgrade has a beautiful design and accessibility. You will find mostly used settings here.
Lock Screen Shortcuts
On the lock screen, you will see two shortcuts on the bottom-left and bottom-right corner. In this Lollipop upgrade for Lenovo A6000 Plus, you can customize these two shortcuts. You can set your favorite application on the lock screen.
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. We have found two of them. If you find more, you can report them in the comments and help others.
Cons of Lollipop Upgrade for Lenovo A6000 Plus
Here are some cons of this upgrade.
WhatsApp contact Synchronization Problem after Lollipop Upgrade [*Fixed]
After the Lollipop upgrade you may face the contact synchronization problem on WhatsApp. We have faced this problem just after the upgrade.
WhatsApp was not showing any contacts in the list. All the chat heads were without names. We tried hard to solve this problem but nothing improved.
The solution to this WhatsApp problem is to reset your smartphone. After the reset, everything works fine. Before you start resetting, don’t forget to take a backup of your data and contacts. If you have Lenovo A6000, try S061 to S062 upgrade.
It is a better option to upload all your contacts to your Google account. Copy all your media and required files to the SD card. Make sure you have around 1GB of mobile data to reinstall the applications after resetting your smartphone.
On startup, your phone will ask you to log in using your Google account. Log in 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 problems, write in the comments.
Battery Draining Faster
Another problem that we found after the Lollipop upgrade in the Lenovo A6000 Plus is, that the battery was draining faster. Lollipop is eating more power than KitKat.
Though the 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 a whole day if you use the internet and play videos regularly. This problem is something that Lenovo has to work on.
Lollipop Upgrade for Lenovo A6000 Plus – Pros and Cons
The more you use it, the 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.
You can also try to install custom ROMs on your Lenovo A6000/Plus using TWRP recovery. You can try the Android Nougat-based AOSP extended custom ROM. We found it pretty amazing. Remember, it will void your device’s warranty.