Lenovo A7000 : Average phone, loud speakers

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UPDATE: The Lenovo A7000 received a firmware update very recently and the new test scores reflect that.

The Lenovo A7000 is their latest addition in the mid-range smartphone segment that has been highly competitive with the likes of the Redmi Note and the Honor 4X. With the addition of Dolby Atmos tech and speakers, Lenovo hopes that the A7000 would stand out from the crowd.

Quite literally the first phone to sport Dolby Atmos which is more commonly seen in cinemas, the Lenovo A7000 is only the first in a line of Lenovo products to be sporting the technology. You can expect more Dolby Atmos enhanced devices with their upcoming Lenovo Tab 2 A8 and A10.

Is this a compelling choice when it comes to cheap and good phablets with 4G LTE? This is our review of the Lenovo A7000.

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In terms of specs, the Lenovo A7000 has a 5.5 inch IPS HD display at 1280 x 720, alongside a 1.5GHZ octa-core MediaTek MT6752m processor that has been mated to 2GB RAM and a removable 2,900 mAh battery. The phone comes with just 8GB internal storage but it’s expandable up to 32GB via a microSD slot. For those who are particular about software, it runs on Android 5.0 with its own VIBE UI on top. Connectivity is all covered as the A7000 is dual-SIM ready with LTE connectivity, which is becoming mainstream for midrangers.

Out of the box, the Lenovo A7000 is a pretty spartan package, with the contents only being a microUSB cable and charger plug as well as a pair of very basic earphones. Strangely enough Lenovo didn’t include a OTG cable that allows you to charge other devices with the phone, despite the A7000’s inherent ability to act as a powerbank.

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