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Lenovo A7000 review: Lightweight phablet competes with the best in market

In terms of looks and build quality, the A7000 is similar to the A6000- A6000 Plus that is to say , very good, especially for the price.

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Updated: May 28, 2015, 11.48 AM IST
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In terms of looks and build quality, the A7000 is similar to the A6000- A6000 Plus that is to say , very good, especially for the price.  
In terms of looks and build quality, the A7000 is similar to the A6000- A6000 Plus that is to say , very good, especially for the price.  
NEW DELHI: 5.5-inch IPS display (1280 x 720 pixels), 1.5Ghz octa core Mediatek processor, 2GB RAM, 8GB + microSD slot, 8MP rear camera, 5MP front camera, 4G, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, dual SIM, Android 5.0, 140 grams The A7000 is Lenovo's latest budget phablet that directly competes with the Redmi Note and Yu Yureka.

In terms of looks and build quality, the A7000 is similar to the A6000- A6000 Plus that is to say , very good, especially for the price. It has a matte finish on the removable back panel under which hides the battery, dual SIM slots and microSD slot. On the side are the metallic volume and power keys that are comfortable to use. What impresses is that it is just 140 grams in weight ­ the Yu Yureka in comparison is 152 grams.

We liked the 5.5-inch HD display for its responsiveness and vibrant colours. However, like the A6000, this one also does not use Gorilla Glass for protection and the menu buttons below the display are not backlit.

It is powered by an octa core Mediatek processor along with 2GB RAM. It comes with heavily customised Vibe user interface based on Android 5.0. In our us age, the phone worked great ­ no issues with multitasking, running all kinds of apps as well as playing games like Shadowgun and Dead Trigger 2. Thanks to the 2,900mAh, the phone easily manages to offer one and a half days of battery life.

Camera quality is where the A7000 loses out to the competition. While both rear 8MP and front 5MP cameras take good pictures, they do not stand up to the cameras of Yureka and Redmi Note. Photos from the A7000 are low on details and have more noise compared to these two.

Notably, this is the first smartphone with Dolby Atmos technology. The built-in Dolby app gives you an equalizer to adjust audio settings and with a good pair of headphones, audio experience is unmatched from any competing smartphone.We feel that for the price, the A7000 is a great phablet option.However, the Yureka and Redmi Note have advantage in the camera and user interface over the A7000 in the same price bracket.
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Lenovo A7000 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G, Moto G (2nd Gen), others

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Lenovo A7000 vs Redmi Note 4G, Moto G (2nd Gen)

8 Apr, 2015
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Lenovo has just rattled the budget segment with its A7000 smartphone. The first smartphone in the world with Dolby Atoms technology, Lenovo A7000 boasts of impressive features that promises to give even higher-priced models a run for their money.

But the road isn't so smooth for the new smartphone, with budget models by Xiaomi and Micromax reigning over the segment, and Moto G (Gen 2) being everyone's favourite....

So, we compare the new Lenovo A7000 with its toughest rivals, namely Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G, Micromax Yu Yureka, Huawei Honor 4X, Moto G (Gen 2) to see their strengths and weaknesses.
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