In early 2015, the 4G smartphone market started booming in India with several budget offerings from multiple international and domestic brands. Lenovo was among the first few manufacturers to release pocket friendly feature-loaded 4G-enabled smartphones in the country in the sub-Rs 10,000 range. Launched in January last year, the A6000 from the Chinese vendor at that time was the most affordable 4G offering in the country. In April last year, the vendor launched the A7000 4G phablet with superb audio features. For some reason, Lenovo re-launched the highlight popular K3 Note in India as the A7000 Turbo.
The Lenovo A7000 Turbo and A7000 share quite a few specifications. Both are budget 4G LTE-enabled Android phablets priced in the sub-Rs 11,000 range. If you are finding it hard to choose among these devices, let’s put them on the table for a quick specs comparison, so you can choose the one suits you better.
Lenovo A7000 Turbo vs Lenovo A7000: feature-loaded 4G devices compared
Talking about the design first, the Lenovo A7000 sports a slim 7.9mm waistline and offers a light-weight 140 gram body. The phone sports a plastic back panel with a matte finish, which keeps the fingerprints at the bay. The Lenovo A7000 Turbo also comes with a plastic body, which measures 8mm around the waist, and tips the scale at 150 grams. Both the smartphones also offer Dolby Atmos sound for excellent audio experience. Overall, design-wise, the A7000 Turbo and A7000 are similar offerings.
Display and OS
The Lenovo A7000 and A7000 Turbo, both the smartphones are equipped with phablet-grade 5.5-inch displays. While the former sports a HD screen panel with a pixel density of 267ppi, the latter gets a better full HD screen with higher pixel density of 401ppi. The A7000 Turbo offers much better media viewing experience than the A7000 thanks to a full HD screen panel based on One Glass Solution technology. On the software-front, the Lenovo A7000 and A7000 Turbo, both run Android Lollipop with the brand’s Vibe UI on top, and come with Lenovo’s DOit productivity apps suite.
Coming to the configuration, the Lenovo A7000 and A7000 Turbo, both are powered by 1.7GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6752 processors, which support 64-bit computing as well. The CPUs are further supported by 2-gigs of RAM and Mali T760 MP2 graphics processors. The A7000 offers 8GB of internal memory, while the A7000 Turbo gets higher 16GB of inbuilt storage. Both the phones can accept microSD cards up to 32GB in size.
For imaging, the A7000 offers an 8-megapixel autofocus primary shooter on the back with an LED flash, and a 5-megapixel secondary snapper for selfies and video calls. The Lenovo A7000 Turbo offers the same 5-megapixel selfie shooter, but delivers better overall photography experience thanks to a 13-meg rear snapper, complemented by a dual-tone LED flash and OmniVision OV13830 sensor.
Connectivity and battery
Connectivity and battery features of the A7000 and A7000 Turbo are the same. They offer dual-SIM slots, 4G LTE support for Indian LTE bands, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, USB on-the-go, and A-GPS. Both the phones are powered by 2,900mAh batteries.
Coming to the verdict, the Lenovo A7000 and A7000 Turbo, both are excellent 4G LTE-enabled phablets for a budget. They offer large displays, octa-core processors, decent selfie snappers, immersive audio experience thanks to Dolby-powered speakers, latest software, and decent battery capacities. The Lenovo A7000 is available for Rs 7,999, while the A7000 Turbo is being offered for Rs 10,500 via online stores. For an extra few thousand bucks, the A7000 Turbo gives you a full HD display, a better primary camera and higher internal memory. So, which one are you going for? Share in the comments with all.