For years now Lenovo has been investing in budget smartphones to facilitate high ending specs within a tight budget, but somewhere it lacked the proper direction and balance, thus leading to mediocrity.The perfect balance was however struck with the launching of the A series smartphones. The Lenovo A5000 becomes the fourth smartphone in the A series launched this year, and has all in it to flourish.
Lenovo launches its new budget phone a5000 keeping in mind the customers who crave for a long battery life. The smartphone for now is only available on the company’s website at a price of Rs 9,999.
Display and Camera: Value for money
As far as the price is concerned, the camera delivers a satisfactory performance. The Lenovo a5000 comprises of an 8MP autofocus rear camera with LED flash and a 2 MP fixed focus front facing camera. The display unit consists of a 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) IPS display along with a pixel density of 300ppi. Another distinctive feature in this price range is the special nano coating for prevention from rain and water splashes. The allover design of the smartphone is sleek (140 x 71.4 x 9.98mm) and it weighs 160 grams and are available in black and in white colours. The smartphone boasts of a modest configuration as it runs on 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek (MT6582) processor accompanied by 1GB of RAM. The device falls way short as far as RAM is concerned. Other competitors like Lenovo A7000 packs in a greater RAM within the same price range. The device is well built for providing moderate gaming experience and multitasking as it uses Mali T760-MP2 as the graphical engine. The Lenovo A5000 runs on Android KitKat 4.4 out of the box.
Camera and Storage: Moderate
As far as the price is concerned the camera delivers a satisfactory performance. The Lenovo A5000 comprises of an 8MP autofocus rear camera with LED flash and a 2MP fixed focus front facing camera. The stock camera interface has been neatly designed and the rear camera is fast and focus is accurate to document optimum detail and colours in the image without any visible tints. The default storage capacity of the device is 8GB which can be further extended up to 32GB.
Longer Battery Life and Connectivity
The Lenovo a5000 uses a mammoth 4,000mah battery which is configured to provide 17 hours of talk time and 792 hours of standby time on 3G networks. The newly devised quick charge feature allows the battery to be fully charged within 3 hours. In case you are short of time, plugging in for 15 minutes will charge it to deliver a talk time of four hours. This new feature comes in real handy and is worthy of a handful appreciation. The Smartphone supports a dual sim framework (micro sim and regular sim). On the connectivity front apart from 3G the device also offers Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS/ A-GPS, Micro-USB, GPRS/ EDGE, and Bluetooth connectivity options.
The pricing strategy seems a bit confusing as other smartphones in its family with higher specs and 4G connectivity are available at lower prices. The smartphone certainly has an edge in terms of battery backup, and hence is suitable for people who are constantly on run.
Author Bio:The author is an expert in mobile technology and loves to write about different handsets launched. He has listed the specifications Lenovo A5000 for the readers to make an informed buying decision.