With Galaxy On7, Samsung has certainly back in contention in the affordable segment. At Rs 10,999, the smartphone certainly has the pull factor. But it has too many good opponents including the Lenovo A7000 Turbo which was recently launched in India at Rs 10,999. The phone seems to have very competitive overall specs. Let us see how it does against its primary competition.
The Samsung Galaxy On7 looks like a premium offering from Samsung, with a textured back cover and metal surrounds. The phone measures 151.8 x 77.5 x 8.2 mm and weighs 171 grams. On the other hand, the Lenovo A7000 Turbo comes with an equally good design, having diamond cut metal body, with glass on the front and thin bezels to wrap up the looks. It is slimmer (76.2 mmx152.6 mmx8 mm) and even lighter (150 grams) than the On7.
If you are bored of the tried and tested look of Samsung phones, the Lenovo A7000 Turbo will surely excite you.
The Lenovo A7000 Turbo has a 5.5 inch full HD IPS display, which results in a pixel density of 401 ppi. The Samsung Galaxy On7 has a 5.5 inch HD TFT display, which results in a pixel density of 267 ppi. Neither of the phones seems to have any sort of screen protection, but the higher resolution display of the Lenovo A7000 Turbo is clearly the winner.
Processor & Memory
The Samsung Galaxy On7 is armed with a quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor, clocked at 1.2 GHz. The phone runs with 1.5 GB, and has 8 GB of internal storage, to which you can add another 128 GB via a micro SD card.
The Lenovo A7000 Turbo is armed with a MediaTek MT6752 octa-core processor, clocked at 1.7 GHz, which runs with 2 GB of RAM. The Lenovo A7000 Turbo has 16 GB of internal storage, which can be expanded by another 32 GB via a micro SD card.
The Lenovo A7000 Turbo is armed with a better processor as well as higher RAM and even internal storage. Naturally, the Turbo has more nitro and is certainly the faster phone here (atleast on paper it seems so).
The Lenovo A7000 Turbo runs on Android Lollipop 5.1, and has Lenovo’s Vibe UI. The Samsung Galaxy On7 runs on Android Lollipop 5.1, and has Samsung’s famed TouchWiz UI.
The Samsung Galaxy On7 has a 3000 mAh battery which can provide up to 21 hours of talk time (on 3G).
The Lenovo A7000 Turbo has a 2900 mAh battery which can provide up to 36 hours of talk time or 750 hours of standby (network not known). This round is too close to call as there is only a 100 mAh difference.
The Lenovo A7000 Turbo too has a 13 megapixel camera with autofocus, geo-tagging, touch focus, smile detection, HDR; face beauty, an aperture of f/2.0, flash, and video recording at 1080p. The front of the Lenovo A7000 Turbo has a 5 megapixel selfie taker.
The Samsung Galaxy On7 has a 13 megapixel shooter, with an aperture of f/2.2, flash, 1080p video recording; while the front of the phone has a 5 megapixel shooter with a similar aperture.
On paper, this round is a draw, as both the phones have similar specs.
The Samsung Galaxy On7 is a dual-SIM phone with 4G, GPS (A-GPS and GLONASS), Bluetooth 4.1, and WiFi too. The Lenovo A7000 Turbo too is a dual SIM phone with GPS (A-GPS and GLONASS), Bluetooth 4.0, and WiFi.
For a price difference of just Rs 9, there is a very wide gap between the Samsung Galaxy On7 and the Lenovo A7000 Turbo. The Lenovo comes with a full HD display, 512 MB of RAM more, 4 more cores in the processor, and a faster clock speed. Where is the catch? The catch is that the Samsung Galaxy On7 has a larger battery (by 100 mAh), and better overall storage. For those who can ignore these two shortcomings on the Lenovo A7000 Turbo, it seems like a very good deal.