In early January, smartphone leader Samsung launched an affordable 64-bit class processor based handset Galaxy A3 in India. Post this, a couple of Chinese firms like Lenovo and Oppo released similar devices, A6000 and Mirror 3, into the market.
To get a better perspective on these phones, we have briefly described the key specifications of Lenovo A6000, Oppo Mirror 3 and Galaxy A3.
Both Lenovo A6000 and Oppo Mirror 3 boast same HD 1280x720p resolution, but the former's smaller 4.7-inch screen makes images look sharper than the rival device.
Sans the energy efficient super AMOLED screen and metal-clad frame around edges, Galaxy A3's qHD (940x540p) display resolution does not do justice to the ₹20K price-tag.
Processor and RAM Capacity:
In this aspect, all three -- Lenovo A6000, Oppo Mirror 3 and Galaxy A3 -- stand even as they house same 64-bit class Snapdragon 410 processor with 1GB RAM.
One advantage of having 64-bit processor is that the phone performance and RAM management will be more optimized and efficiently used among the apps. Users are less likely to face lag during multi-tasking.
Secondly, new Android applications starting this year will roll-out with 64-bit architecture compliant codes, so all the three smartphones housing Snapdragon 410 SoC (System on Chip) are future-proof.
Oppo Mirror 3 comes packed with a feature-rich 8.0-megapixel SONY IMX179 camera with 5P lens, Blue Light Filter, Backside Illuminated (BSI) sensor, F/2.0 aperture, 1/3.2 inch sensor and a pixel size of 1.4µm and also comes with PI (Pure Image) 2.0+ technology and on the front, it houses a 5.0-megapixel camera.
Samsung too is no less of a competitor; it too houses 8.0-megapixel snapper on the rear-side and 5.0-megapixel camera for video chatting.
Lenovo A6000 houses an 8.0-megapixel main camera and a front-facing 2.0-megapixel camera.
Mobile Operating system:
All three phones Mirror 3, A6000 and Galaxy A3 run on the ubiquitous Android 4.4 KitKat OS, but differ in use of custom UI.
It has to be noted the Lenovo has confirmed the A6000 will get the latest Android Lollipop in the second quarter.
Both Galaxy A3 and Mirror 3 are very new to the market, but the parent companies are yet to confirm will these devices get the candy flavoured Google mobile OS or not.
Lenovo A6000 costs just ₹6,999, making it the cheapest among the rival. But the only complaint among consumers is the limited availability of the device. It is sold via Flipkart's weekly Wednesday flash sale.
On the other hand, Oppo Mirror and Galaxy A3 are priced little too steep for a market like India. They cost ₹16,990 and ₹20,000 bucks respectively.
Key specifications of Lenovo A6000 and Oppo Mirror 3:
|Model||Lenovo A6000||Oppo Mirror 3||Samsung Galaxy A3|
|Display||5.0-inch HD (1280x720p) IPS screen||4.7-inch HD screen
||4.5-inch qHD (540x960p) super AMOLED with Adaptive Display technology|
|OS||Android 4.4.2 KitKat with custom Lenovo Vibe UI v2.0 [Android 5.0 Lollipop update confirmed]||Android 4.4 KitKat OS with Oppo custom UI ColorOS 2.0.1||Android 4.4 KitKat|
|Processor||64-bit class 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 CPU [Chipset: MSM8916]||64-bit class 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 CPU||64-bit class 1.2GHz 410 quad-core processor|
|GPU||Adreno 306||Adreno 306||Adreno 306|
|Storage Capacity||8GB, expandable up to 32GB||8GB, expandable up to 128GB||16GB, expandable up to 64GB|
|Battery||2300 mAh||2000 mAh;||1900 mAh with Ultra Power Saving Mode|
|Network||4G||2G & 3G||3G & 4G-LTE Cat.4 (in select markets)|
|Add-ons||Dual-SIM (type: Micro) slots, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, A-GPS, USB port||Dual-SIM (micro) slots, Bluetooth v4.0, Wi-Fi, A-GPS, Smart Remote Technology 2.0||Bluetooth 4.0 (BLE, ANT+), NFC (in LTE models only), Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n), A-GPS/GLONASS,|
|Dimensions||141.0 x 70.0 x 8.2 mm||137.6 x 68.8 x 8.95 mm||130.1 x 65.5 x 6.9 mm|
|Weight||128 g||126 g||110.3 g|