Google’s Android OS has rippled a huge amount of competitive market for the world, setting a pace for the creation of budget-friendly smartphones for majority of the global consumers. Since the arrival of the Android operating system, manufacturers of mobile phones and tablet PCs have offered a lot of products for the people to enjoy while carrying a cheaper price tag. When the Apple products are a bit too pricey for a common Techno-Pinoy, there’s always an alternative choice for us in order to experience the joy of having our very own touch-screen mobile device. Though Samsung has gained most of the spotlight in this product range, many of their competitors continue to launch their own doodads to showcase to the growing android phone market.
Lenovo, known to be one of the best manufacturer of computer systems that is IBM, has also entered the android phone race with their latest product: the A60+ which is making noise in the current smart phone sales. A60+ is Lenovo’s entry level android phone sporting a 1GHz A7 mediatek processor, a 256 RAM, 3.5″ capacitive (two-point) touch screen and dual sim support making it a head turner.
A few weeks ago, I decided to give up my old symbian phone from Samsung. My S5233W (Star Wifi) is no longer functioning and the malfunction has caused me a lot of trouble. Browsing through the stores of a nearby mall, I got my eye on Alcatel’s Glory 915N. Though the build and features of this one has gained a lot of positive reviews from its users, I still had second thoughts of getting one and instead moved on to look for a better one to match my needs. Then I found the A60+.
Lenovo’s A60+ caught my attention because of its sturdy look, slim profile and classy appeal. The A60+ competes with the same price range with the other budget android phones in the market, making one of the few selected entries on my search. With its low price of P 4,999.00, you wouldn’t expect much from this handset but it will at least match my needs. The only deal breaker with the A60+ is its low memory capacity which may pose an issue for frequent lags while using the phone. Surprisingly, Lenovo has engineered this device pretty well and never did I experience that problem.
Another possible issue is its mediocre camera phone. The 2 megapixel camera may be a poor one but it will surely put your photography skills into the test. Anyone would have wished for higher pixels and LED flash to go with it but the price wouldn’t surely fit.
Overall, the Lenovo A60+ is a good device for the entry level android phone user (even for tech-savvy people). Its full-response touch screen and the long list of apps to match your needs will keep you swiping back and forth and enjoy the wonderful world of Android.
Lenovo A6+ full specs:
Single-core 1GHz MediaTek MT6575 processor
3.5-inch capacitive touchscreen, HVGA 480 x 320 resolution, 16m colors
256MB RAM, 512MB ROM, microSD up to 32GB
Dual SIM, Dual Standby
Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread
3G / HSPA Technology
WLAN, Bluetooth, GPS
Built-in FM Radio with recording functions
116 x 60.8 x 11.9 mm
1500 mAh battery