Lenovo launches A7000 – sweetens the deal with Lollipop [Specs Comparison with A6000]

Lenovo A7000Lenovo is all aggressive in terms of launching devices after devices in all possible segments and has been tasting success to a certain extent. In trying to move up the charts, the devices seem to arrive in a flurry! CES few weeks ago saw the launch of A6000, the entry/mid-range LTE phone and Lenovo is now leveraging the MWC to launch a successor and very quick at that – A7000. This would be empowering the predecessor with more specs and a better UI. Lets look at the specs, the pricing and the color choices of the new phone and also compare it with its predecessor without any further delay.  

Specs comparison with A6000 –

A7000 A6000
Display 5.5-inch HD (1280 x 720) IPS display   5.0″ IPS (1280 x 720) capacitive touchscreen
Form Factor 7.99 mm thick, 140gms in weight  8.2 mm thick, 128 gms in weight
Processor, OS, and GPU 1.5 GHz Octa-core MediaTek MT6752m

Vibe UI with Android 5.0 Lollipop

Mali-T760MP2

1.2 GHz Quad-core Snapdragon 410 MSM8916

Vibe UI with Android 4.4.4 KitKat

Adreno 306

Memory 2GB RAM 1GB RAM
Storage 8GB internal storage, expandable upto 32GB via microSD 8GB internal storage, expandable upto 32GB via microSD
Connectivity 4G LTE; FDD Band 1, 3, 7, 20; TDD Band 40, BT 4.0 4G LTE; TDD band 40 and FDD band 1,3,7 and 20, BT 4.0
Camera 8MP auto-focus rear camera w/ LED flash; 5MP fixed-focus front camera 8MP auto-focus rear camera w/ LED flash; 2MP fixed-focus front camera
Battery 2900mAh (user replaceable) Talk time: Up to 39 hours (2G), 16 hours (3G), 4G voice not supported Standby time: Up to 11 days (2G/3G), 12 days (4G) 2300mAh (user replaceable) Talk time: Up to 22 hours (2G), 13 hours (3G), 4G voice not supported Standby time: Up to 11 days (2G/3G), 12 days (4G)
SIM Dual, Micro SIM Dual, Micro SIM
Colors Onyx Black and Pearl White Black
Price 169$ (10,500 INR) – Unofficial 6,999 INR

Key Improvements over A6000 –

  • Screen size increased to 5.5 inches
  • More RAM – 2GB
  • Better processor – Octacore
  • Better front camera – 5MP
  • Slimmer – 7.99mm
  • Better OS – Android™ 5.0, Lollipop with VIBE UI
  • Bigger battery – 2900 mAh but this may be negated given the fact that it has a bigger screen
  • Color choices 

Overall its an improvement in the right direction and the A7000 will be a perfect, stiff competition to Yureka and Redmi Note. Though A6000 was a 4G LTE phone, it was under spec’d and wasn’t a fair competition. This will be the first phone from Lenovo to come with Android Lollipop at this range. We will have to wait and see how the MTK processor performs here but on paper, with the pricing Lenovo seems to be hitting the sweet spot

Cosmic Paladin

Cosmic Paladin is a Tech Enthusiast and a Gadget Freak! From Nokia 3310 from back in the day to OnePlus One today, he has used tons of devices and has dived deep into the nuances of what it takes to make a good phone. As a Product Manager building enterprise mobile and web apps, his passion is music, photography and tech blogging!

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  1. March 3, 2015

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