Lenovo, the Chinese manufacturer that has not established quite a strong fan base in the Indian market has been struggling to get recognition for its innovative products. Lenovo smartphones are not as famous as the laptops and tablets produced by the company. But with the introduction of 4G smart phone at a lower price than the rest, it hopes to win the customers over. The first in line was Lenovo A6000 which proved to be as powerful as it sounded and now Lenovo has launched a new smart phone in the same series called A7000 which also offers 4G connectivity and LTE support for a few bucks more. The phone has a lot of additional features that make it a better buy when compared with other handsets.
Its main competitor is the YU Yureka by Micromax which offers similar specs for a cheaper price. It is hard to decide between the two. Though, Lenovo is not the first option that many would consider while looking for a phone, we hope this soon changes when the public becomes more aware of how powerful the Lenovo phones are. A7000 is worth the money and performs amazingly causing no problems in terms of performance.
The Lenovo A7000’s design is compact gives a good feel in your hands. The plastic body covers the slots for Dual-SIM and microSD. The power button and the volume rocker are placed on the right hand side one below the other unlike the A6000 where the power button is placed on the top. It looks much like its predecessor A6000 and does not hold many differences in terms of design. The rear camera is placed on the right top corner. The bezel space on the sides is also much reduced. The speakers are placed on the back panel. Just like its previous models the phone does not have a home button.
It weighs 140g and it is much lighter than Redmi Note 4G and YU yureka. YU yureka is also much wider than Lenovo A7000.
Lenovo A7000 is 5.5 inches big and the screen has an average resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels approximately measuring up to 267 ppi. The resolution is clear though not sharp. Its competitor YU yureka also has the same resolution. The screen size got an upgrade from its previous model. A6000 had the same resolution for a 0.5 inches smaller screen hence the images were much sharper. The viewing angles are fine and the colors are vibrant but the display screen does not have the Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for protection. This is one of the features that are present in almost all the phones these days so Lenovo must start adopting this feature to all its budget friendly phones for increased sales.
Battery Backup Life:
The phone has a 2900mAh Li-Po battery which is fine for the features. As the screen does not have HD display, the 2900mAh battery is enough to keep the phone running for a day or two under normal usage. The battery is bigger than the one found in A6000. These small improvements have brought in better performance. Li-Po batteries do not drain out faster.
The phone has a an 8MP primary camera which can captures images with a resolution of 3264 x 2448 pixels with auto focus, face detection and geo-tagging features. An LED flash is also present below the camera which helps improve the clarity of images taken under bad lighting. Many have concerns over the quality of images produced. Camera is not the strongest selling point of this phone. It loses to its competitors like YU yureka that offers 13MP camera.
The secondary camera has been upgraded to 5MP from its predecessor which sported only a 2MP camera. The front camera actually functions better than the rear camera for some reason.
The phone delivers a power packed performance due to the Octa-core MediaTek MT6752 processor and a Mali T760MP2 Graphic Processing Unit backed with 2GB RAM. No visible lags and delays could be seen even while playing high-end games. Many had a doubt which the screen gets pixilated when playing HD movies and games, but no such problems could be seen.
Websites claim that the Lenovo A7000 has scored more than 35000 points on the AnTuTu benchmark test which is extremely marvelous for a budget-friendly phone.
A7000 holds the honor of being the first Lenovo phone to be released with Android Lollipop software. The phone’s Vibe User Interface couple with Android results in a user-friendly software. Lenovo has kept all the essential Android apps. It has not tampered with the settings much and played it safe. The User Interface is colorful but lacks an app drawer. Many of the phones have started to ditch this feature these days but it has its own advantages.
Internal Memory Storage:
The phone comes with an 8GB internal space out of which 5GB is available for user content. The storage can be expanded up t o 32GB with a microSD card.
Dolby ATOMS sound:
The Lenovo A7000’s USP is the Dolby ATOMS sound speaker which is said to enhance the output by a great extent. It aims at providing the users with Surround sound experience. The difference is minimum but it is still a great feature. The audio of any video or audio played will automatically be enhanced by this feature.
The Lenovo A7000 offers best performance for its features. Lenovo A7000 is also priced at a much lower rate than its competitors like YU yureka and Redmi Note 4G. It can deliver good performance and the software is user-friendly. The only downsides are the camera and there have been some complaints of the device heating up while charging. Other than that the Lenovo A7000 is brilliant and we hope Lenovo produces more such models that will bring fame to the brand. You can buy this phone if you are looking for a performance oriented, budget friendly, Android Lollipop phone with 4G connectivity in this price range.