Lenovo A7000 hands-on


Have you ever heard of Dolby Atmos sound? Well, the new Lenovo A7000 has it, and is seemingly the first handset to be equipped with Dolby's new surround sound tech for mobile. We couldn't really check the "astonishing clarity, richness and depth" of the sound that Lenovo promises with the Atmos and the oversized speaker on the back, as the show floor was pretty noisy, but we'll do it when we get the handset for review. The phone looks fine with its grippable matte plastic back, and is pretty light for its size indeed.

The size comes from a largish 5.5" HD display with wide viewing angles, and the 1.5 GHz MediaTek "true" octa-core processor paired with 2 GB of RAM are running Lenovo's colorful interface with aplomb, as far as we are concerned, as you can see exemplified in the video below.

Moreover, Lenovo stuffed the 2900 mAh Li-Pol battery in a 7.9mm thin polycarbonate chassis - the same juicer that's in the Vibe Shot - so battery life should be above the average mark for the category. All in all, the company managed to create a fine device for the suggested $170 retail price, and the A7000 will be available, Dolby Atmos and all, as soon as this month in all markets where Lenovo has a foothold.

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