Detailed Practical Review of Lenovo A7000
15 May 2015
Reviewed On: flipkart.com
Overall: Hello all, I'm writing this review after 80 intense usage hours of Lenovo A7000. My review is only based on the previous gadgets i used, i.e Sony Xperia GO, Sony Xperia Z, Galaxy Grand Duos, Galaxy S3 and iPod 5 Touch. nnBuild Quality, Looks: nIt weighs 140g, and is 7.99mm thick, which feels a lot light in weight and thin in looks when compared to other models i've used, except the iPod Touch. nThough its 5.5inch in size, it is pretty compact in your hands, can access entire phone, and type messages to your friends using your left hand, while you are busy with your right. nComes with a Screen protector, which is good. Lack of Corning Gorilla glass should not be troubling you, as it has Asashi's Dragontail glass in it, which is a Japanese make. Both are equally tough.nnIt has a removable 2900mah Battery which is pretty slim and light in weight. nnFor 9k, it doesn’t look like a cheap phone at all.nnPerformance:nnPerformance is something which makes this phone lot superior than others. Its benchmark in CPU and GPU is close to top 5 Flagship phones available in the market. You can verify the same in google for your reference.nnLet it be multitasking or HD gaming, this phone will not disappoint you. I didn’t face any lag in games or apps even when it was running in low battery. It just begs you to use more.nnVideo Clarity:nnSome people may argue about Apple’s iconic Retina Display being the best among everything, but no, they are just apple fan boys. With all the gadgets I used (Including iPod touch 5), I would rate Xperia Z as the best when it comes to clarity. It’s Bravia Engine 2 is just amazing. nnBut this phone has outsmarted Xperia Z miles ahead. It’s 5.5inch IPS display is insanely vibrant and rich. I know there are more phones in market with better dpis like the JDI, but still I would rate this phone from my eyes. Play a 1080p video in its 5.5 inch screen, you would not hate the worst movie even. nnCamera:nnThis is one of the major setback of this phone. I’m not very sure if it’s the camera app or the camera lens and sensor itself. None of my gadgets ever had such a worst camera which involves Sony, Samsung and Apple. nnLow light pics are going to appear like you shot something out of a VGA camera. With proper day light, it will just give you “Okay” pics. In this case, i just feel like I’m using my iPod touch to take pics, even worst, I would say.nnFor selfies, Beautify function in camera app does some justice. nnWhile being useless in pics, Video clarity seems to better, well truly, a lot better. Shoots excellent 1080p videos.nnDon’t buy this phone by keeping those 5MP SC and 8MP PC in mind.nnAudio:nnThis is setback number 2. This phone is being marketed with a tag “World’s first phone to feature Dolby ATOMS”, I would say, my Galaxy Grand Duos sounds better than this phone.nnWhen they mean, Dolby ATOMS, they mean a less sensitive, more pathetic mobile app and not the hardware. nnI always rated Samsung phones as the worst when it comes to audio, but this just beats them.nnThose stock earphones are lot horrible than those you get with Chinese and Korean mobiles 8-10 years back. nnNow the real question is, can it be rectified? Yes, you can. nnJust tweak those equalizer settings of your Dolby ATOMS app and the music player you use. I suggest installing VLC instead of that Google Play Music app, which comes preinstalled.nnOnce you are done tweaking on both of these apps, (ATOMS and VLC), you are all set. I could bring my Xperia’s sound in this phone after tweaking these equalizers, provided you have a decent earphone and not the stock ones. I tested with a basic stock earphone of my Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos and Sony Xtra Bass MDR-XB50AP. nnBut still as its all restricted to frequency changes, only in the software(app), earphones like Sony Xtra Bass MDR-XB50AP (which I use for my other gadgets) are useless.. It just can’t provide that dynamic range due to lack of dedicated hardware, which these higher end earphones demand. nnSpeaker is pretty, loud and crisp, I would definitely give a good rating for that. It has two microphones, one with noise isolation and one without. nnBattery:nnThis is something more important when it comes to an Android smartphone. With intense usage of approx. 50% of browsing and chatting, 30% of videos and music, 20% of games, I got a battery backup of 7 hours. When I mean intense usage, I didn’t take my hands off it even for a minute. nSo for a normal usage, you can expect for an entire day. nnnnThat’s it about this phone. You can buy this phone for it’s incomparable performance, fabulous display, and compact build. Audio can be tweaked, battery backup is very good minding its performance, and I didn't find a solution yet for the camera. It's best deal you would get for such a price tag. nHope it helped someone. Thanks for reading.
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