Lenovo entered the Indian smartphone market with five new devices with distinct features and covering majority of the price range. The most affordable out of the five is the Lenovo A60+ which comes with 3.5-inch display and a 1 GHz mobile processor inside. Of course, the Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread might not appeal to the tech savvy users but the entire package is good enough for the first time user.
The new Lenovo A60+ smartphone has a 3.5-inch touchscreen display with 320×480 pixel resolution. Apart from light layer of transparent skin and the Lenovo launcher at the home screen, there is hardly anything spectacular on the software part. Of course, the icons are circular in this device too. The touchscreen was quite responsive and bright.
Lenovo has addressed the budget segment with a 1 GHz MediaTek MT6575 mobile processor and PowerVR SGX 531 graphics chip. Now everyone is wondering whether it would run popular graphics rich games like Temple Run or Need For Speed Most wanted but we doubt such performance from it.
The Lenovo A60+ has a textured back panel just like their flagship K860 smartphone. The textured back provides good grip to the palm. At the back rests a 2 megapixel camera with a speaker grill next to it.
It supports 3G network for faster data connectivity and offers Dual standby for those who like to use both SIM cards. Dual standby means both SIMs can receive call but as soon as the user answers the call, the other SIM becomes inactive.
This smartphone has merely 256 MB RAM to power the Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread and 512 MB ROM to store apps and other data. Out of that storage space, around 144 MB will be available for users to store their contents.
We are not sure if Lenovo will push Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for this device. Also even if the update is pushed, it will wipe everything on the ROM and thus the basic data will be lost.
The phone offers a micro SD card slot at the back to support up to 16 GB Memory card at the back. Lenovo has also added FM radio with recording function which might be admired by the Indian users. The user interface is quite easy to adapt with and some of the advance features have been drawn out to make them appear as apps. Lenovo had packed a 1500 mAh battery to this device and we presume it should give about six hours of battery life with both SIMs active.
Lenovo A60+ is great value packing device which will compete with the likes from Micromax Ninja series.