So Lenovo has launched the A7000 in India, for very competitive pricing of 8,999 INR. Now even before we get a chance to play with the devices, there are certain things that potential buyers would start pondering and we decided why not put together our initial thoughts on two important questions! After all, deciding on a phone has become such a tricky affair with so many OEMs throwing devices out there at such competitive prices and more often than not, the same pricing! So let’s jump right into it:
How do the A7000 compare with the A6000?
Well obviously this is the next-gen and hence the specs are bumped up. But is it really a BIG jump? We would say not so much. Here is why:
- Screen size is bumped to 5.5 inches – there is really no good or bad in this and comes down to one’s personal preferences.
- RAM – increased by 1GB to make it 2GB – this is a good improvement given the fact that the A6000 starting becoming sluggish with slightly intensive multitasking. And given the bigger screen now, more multimedia would come into play so this is good.
- Camera – it is really disappointing to see Lenovo did not choose to bump up the rear camera and stayed with the 8MP but thankfully the front shooter got an improvement from 2MP to 5MP – selfie freaks, go crazy! Not that we are mad about megapixels nor we tend to think more MP = better pics. Just that the neighboring competition has the rear shooters at 13MP and one will lean towards it if the camera were to be one of their top priorities, especially with the Redmi Note 4G housing a stunning camera at that price.
- Sound – A7000 will be the first phone to be shipped with Dolby Atmos and hence this will bring about an enhanced multimedia experience and the A6000 already had the Dolby Digital Plus!
- OS – Everyone wants a taste of Lollipop and Lenovo would give it to them here. A7000 ships with Android 5.0 on board and with slight improvements to the Vibe UI. We will wait to get our hands on the OS to comment more.
- Processor – A7000 comes with the MTK Octa-Core processor as compared to the Quad-Core Snapdragon processor on the A6000. More core doesn’t necessarily mean an advantage as this would consume more battery and faster. And no matter what MediaTek does, people always tend to prefer Snapdragon especially when Yureka and Redmi Note ship with them. Again, we will wait to get our hands on the device to comment more on the performance.
- Battery – 2900mAh is what the A7000 would have, 600mAh more than the A6000. Is this better? well yeah but remember the Octacore processor and the bigger screen may consume more battery and risk negating the bump up but Lenovo claims to have optimized the Vibe UI to bring in improvements around the battery life – so let’s wait to see it!
How do the A7000 compare with the competition?
Well, it would be immature to start comparing the device when we have not even got our hands on it. However, just looking at the spec sheet, the pricing, the performances from the competition and A6000, the A7000 would not be giving it a very tough fight: 8MP camera, MTK processor – will be the main points that buyers will compare with the Redmi Note 4G and the Yureka. But given the fact that Lenovo phones have the good build quality and good battery back up, it boils down to the choice of buyers. We have seen the Moto E (2015) successful to a certain extent though the Redmi 2 which is priced the same and offers much better specs. Motorola leverages on the ‘Trust’ factor and Lenovo here would be looking to do the same.
Do let us know your thoughts, feedback, and questions if any, and we will try to cater to that in the coming days once we get a unit to play around and as we come back with a detailed review, verdict, and comparative conclusions.