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Lenovo A7000 Plus Quick Review

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The Lenovo A7000 is one of the hot-selling smartphones locally for 2015. It a pretty good smartphone with an Octa Core processor but it falls short on rest of the specs sheet when compared with the Alcatel Flash Plus or the Meizu M2 Note. So Lenovo has upgraded their best selling mid range smartphone with the Lenovo A7000 Plus.

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Our friends from online store Lazada Philippines has invited us to spend some precious time with the Lenovo A7000 Plus. The device is being sold exclusively on Lazada. Here’s our quick unboxing and review.

Lenovo A7000 Plus:

  • 1.7GHz Octa Core Mediatek MT7652m processor
  • Mali T760MP2 graphics
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB internal memory expandable via MicroSD up 32GB
  • 5.5-inch Full HD IPS LCD display (1920 x 1080 pixels)
  • Asahi Dragontrail glass
  • Dolby ATMOS surround sound technology
  • 13 megapixel rear facing Sony IMX219PQ camera with autofocus and LED flash
  • 5 megapixel front facing camera
  • Dual SIM, Dual Standby
  • 4G/LTE, 3G/HSPA+, WiFi, WiFi hotspot, Bluetooth
  • GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
  • 3,000 mAh battery
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop with Vibe UI
  • SRP: P7,999
  • Buy on Lazada

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What’s inside the box?

  • Lenovo A7000 Plus unit
  • Wall adapter
  • USB Cable
  • Screen Protector
  • Clear Case

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HARDWARE AND DESIGN

There is nothing much difference when compared to the older model. It retains much of the older model’s aesthetics and design. Button and port placements remain the same too. For a smartphone with a 5.5 inch display and a 3,000 mAh battery, the device is slim and lightweight.

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DISPLAY

When we reviewed the A7000, it already had a gorgeous display. Part of the bump in specs in which the A7000 Plus now sports a Full HD display. It is now sharper and brighter with better viewing angles. Watching movies with this screen and awesome audio thanks to its Dolby ATMOS Surround Sound technology is such a joy.

SOFTWARE AND PERFORMANCE

We did not notice any change in terms of overall performance in terms of gaming and heavy multitasking. Due to our limited time with it, we were not able to get benchmark scores but we are confident that results what will be the same.

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CAMERA

We were not able to get photos we’ve taken from the A7000 Plus. Photos we took are much better than A7000’s 8 megapixel rear camera. It has more detail, sharper and more alive.

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INITIAL VERDICT

Getting the Lenovo A7000 Plus is wiser choice now than the older model. It has a better camera, better display and bigger battery. Now choosing between the Meizu M2 Note, Alcatel Flash Plus and Lenovo A7000 Plus will be much harder.