Lately, Lenovo is taking an active part in the smartphone industry. They have begun long ago with several Windows smartphones, and quite shined on the realm when Android was on-board. The three latest releases named Lenovo K3 Note, Lenovo A7000 and Lenovo A6000 arethe currently hyped devices from Lenovo and we couldn’t resist reviewing all of them. Here’s a brief comparison review among these three smartphones.
Lenovo K3 Note and Lenovo A7000 were released back in March 2015. The Lenovo A6000 was released in January.
Performance and Configuration
Speaking of basic configuration, all these three handsets are packed with the latest hardware pieces available in the market. The cheapest inside A7000 and K3 Note have been manufactured by MediaTek, a 1.5 GHz octa core MT6752m in the Lenovo A7000 and octa core 1.7 GHz MT6752 in the Lenovo Note K3. However, the Lenovo A6000 chipset is slightly downgraded – it’s a 1.2 GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor. Alongside these processors, all the three phones have 2 GB of RAM ensuring better grip over multitasking, lag free gaming and faster operation all through.
The system memory is 2 GB on K3 Note and A7000; 1 GB on the Lenovo A6000. Lenovo A7000 has 8 GB of internal memory on board and other two phones have 16 gigs of internal storage. All these are expandable using microSD cards up to 32 GB officially, however during few tests they seem to be capable of utilizing 64 GB cards. The card slots are built to accommodate high speed class 10 memory cards.
Lenovo K3 Note is a phablet hence the display is 5.5 inch. The Lenovo A7000 is supposed to be a normal phone; however the display is 5.5 inch in this one as well. If a smaller phone is the device you are looking for, then A6000 may be your perfect device as it has a 5.0 inch display. Display on both the Lenovo A7000 and Lenovo A6000 are 720p, the K3 Note has a 1080p display – kind of indicates the more premium smartphone among these three. 16M color capacitive touch screen panel ensures better viewing angles, necessary crispiness in the display and the perfect touch sensitivity as required.
Without decent front cameras, no phone is considered worth buying in this modern selfie-era. To satisfy the youth’s condition, Lenovo has emphasized well on the front cameras, as well as the rear. Only the A6000 model has a 2 MP front camera, while it is 5 MP on the other two.. The rear camera on Lenovo A7000 and A6000 are 8 megapixels and 13 megapixels on the K3 Note. All these cameras here capture better low light photos, compensate for handheld shakes in a software level as there’s no hardware based optical image stabilization and for supplementary flash, there are LED flashes in the back of the phones.
Software and Connectivity
Lenovo K3 Note and Lenovo A7000 runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop, with probability of having one or two further updates. The Lenovo 6000 still runs on the KitKat 4.4.4 though. The Android version on the Lenovo smartphones is slightly modified – it’s the Vibe UI and not the vanilla Android Launcher.
All connectivity features are available as standard features in all three devices. There are two SIM card slots; all SIM1 slots support 4G LTE bands but not the SIM2 slot.
Lenovo A7000 costs Rs. 8999, Lenovo K3 Note costs Rs. 9999 and Lenovo A6000 for Rs. 7700.
For the price and the hardware configuration these Lenovo phones offer, we like them very much. Lenovo is settling down into the market as a worthy smartphone brand and that touch is very prominent in these three smartphones.