We go hands-on with the Lenovo A7000 Plus!
Lenovo’s A7000 was a great bang-for-the-buck device when it came ou a few months ago. Leveled to compete against the likes of Alcatel’s Flash Plus and Meizu’s M1 Note, the A7000 brought a strong mix of hardware, software and a compelling price point. Today the Chinese company has revealed an updated version of the A7000, simply dubbed the A7000 Plus. The new phone is housed in the same body as the A7000, but features improved hardware that makes the phone an even more compelling choice for consumers.
Lenovo A7000 Plus specs
- 1.7GHz MediaTek MT6752 octa-core processor
- 2GB RAM
- 5.5-inch IPS full HD display, 1920 x 1080 resolution
- 16GB of storage expadable via microSD up to 32GB
- 13-megapixel rear camera
- 5-megapixel front camera
- 3G, LTE
- WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS
- 2,900mAh battery
- Dolby ATMOS surround sound
- Android 5.0 Lollipop
Initial Impressions: the localized version of the K3 Note
We can probably end this hands-on right now by telling you guys that the A7000 Plus is essentially a localized version of the K3 Note. We’ve already done a full review of the K3 Note (that you can check out here) but we’ll give our thoughts again for a short refresher. The build quality is typical Lenovo, which is to say that’s it’s pretty good – though fans of the K3 Note will be sad to hear that only the black option of the phone will be available when it’s sold in the PH. The 5.5-inch full HD display is an obvious improvement over the HD one in the A7000, with generally good colors all around. The phone has been clocked higher, at 1.7GHz as opposed to the 1.5Ghz on the A7000, and has a better 13-megapixel camera in it.
Physically the A7000 Plus is identical to the A7000 – all the physical controls are on the right side, which includes the power button and the volume button. The phone utilizes a plastic shell that can be removed to reveal the SIM slots, battery and microSD expansion slot. When the A7000 Plus goes on sale, only the black version of the phone will be available and we’re not sure yet if Lenovo will be bringing other colors in as well.
The price of the A7000 Plus is exactly like the listed price of retailers that carry the unofficial K3 Note – Php 7,990, though obviously you’re getting extra piece of mind when you buy it in Lazada come September 15, since the A7000 Plus is covered by Lenovo’s official PH warranty. Lenovo’s reps also stressed that the LTE bands for the A7000 Plus works well on both Smart and Globe, something that imported units from China may not be able to do.
There’s not a lot more to cover here, and like we said we’ve already reviewed the A7000 Plus before in the form of the K3 Note. You can check out what we thought of it here. It will go on sale on September 15, exclusively in Lazada.