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October 01, 2012

Lenovo A60+ review

Looking for a dual-SIM capable Android smartphone that won’t hurt your pocket? Lenovo’s A60+ smartphone might just be the one you’re looking for. Check out our full review after the break.

Design and Construction

At first glance, the Lenovo A60+ looks very similar to the Nokia Luma 610 but with less sleek. It has a curved plastic body with a chrome strip around it and a textured back panel. On the front is 3.5-inch display, the earpiece, three capacitive buttons and a pinhole for the microphone. Right on top is Power/Sleep button and a headset jack. Flip it on its back and you’ll find the 2-megapixel camera and speaker grill. At the bottom is the microUSB port and on the right side is the volume rocker.

The A60+ is not really a tiny smartphone but it somehow gives an illusion that it’s really small. It carries a decent amount of weight at 120g.

Display

The A60+ sports a 3.5-inch HVGA (480×320) display. As the spec suggests, it is has low resolution display but not at all ugly. However, it suffers from glare and has limited viewing angles.

UI

The A60+ runs Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread out of the box. Lenovo customized the UI that it will remind you of the MeeGo OS on the Nokia N9. The UI is smooth and responsive. No lags in navigating and scrolling but the transition from landscape to portrait is frustratingly slow that I ended up disabling the Auto-Rotate feature.

Camera

You have a 2-megapixel camera on the A60+ which has face detection, color effects, smile shot, burst shot, panorama and video recording capabilities. As for picture quality, some images appear washed out and out of focus even when there’s an abundance of light while some appear decent enough even when shot during a cloudy day. Overall, images captured by the A60+ are good enough to be uploaded to social media sites.

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Multimedia and Apps

Multimedia playback and app availability is not an issue for the A60+. You can play videos but it’s not going to be a visual treat. Music playback is good, the speaker is loud and crisp but lacks bass. For your app needs Google Play Store is present. We were able to install and play Temple Run and Fruit Ninja without any problem although there are times when Temple Run stalls then crashes.

Performance and Benchmarks

The review unit we received somehow suffers from WiFi connectivity issues. It can easily connect to the network but it just can’t receive and send data. I hope that this is just an isolated problem. We ended up downloading APKs from websites to the computer then manually installing them on the phone.

For benchmarks, AnTuTu gave it a score of 3,966 while NenaMark scored the A60+’s PowerVR SGX531 GPU a 29.9fps.

Battery Life

The A60+ has a user-replaceable battery rated at 1500mAh. Under regular texting, calling and few minutes of gaming, I was able to make the phone last for three days. However, if you’re constantly connected to the internet then expect battery life to suffer a bit.

Conclusion

We don’t know how to put it but it’s a bag of mixed emotions for the Lenovo A60+. It gives you dual-SIM, dual-standby functionality with smooth and attractive UI in a budget-friendly package. However, it also is frustrating to use every now and then. If you’re not going to push it past its limits, then this dual-SIM Android phone will surely handle your basic smartphone needs.

Lenovo A60+ specs:
3.5-inch HVGA (320 x 480 pixels) Capacitive touchscreen
MediaTek MT6575 1GHz single-core processor, ARMv7
PowerVR SGX531 GPU
256MB RAM, 512MB ROM,
144MB Internal Memory
microSD up to 16GB
Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread
3G / HSDPA Technology
SIM1: WCDMA/GSM
SIM2: GSM
2 megapixel camera
WLAN, Bluetooth, GPS
115.8 x 60.8 x 11.9 mm
120g
1500mAh battery
SRP: Php4,999

What we liked about it:
● Small profile
● Smooth and attractive UI
● Affordable

What we did not like about it:
● Poor display
● Low-resolution camera
● WiFi connectivity issues

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123 Responses to “Lenovo A60+ review”

  1. chrisna says:

    hi! ask ko lng if, mgnda ba ang shot ng mga pictures khit na 2megapixels lng ung camera ng A60+ ??? im planning to buy next week… :)

  2. chrisna says:

    hi! ask ko lng if mgnda p din b ung mga shot ng mga pictures, khit na 2megapixels lng ung camera ng A60+? im planning to buy one, next week.. :)

  3. imacz says:

    Nag babalak ako bumili neto ..
    San ba pwede sa Quezon City lng po ..

  4. nhiecz says:

    bkit tuwing nag log-in ako sa FB ito lumalabas “COOKIES ARE NOT ENABLED ON YOUR BROWSER. PLEASE ADJUST THIS IN YOUR SECURITY PREFERENCES BEFORE CONTINUING” pwde pa help po please?

  5. nivle11 says:

    @nhiecz aq rin hindi mkaconnect ganyan din ang lumalabas,.

  6. nivle11 says:

    @nhiecz aq rin hindi mkaconnect ganyan din ang lumalabas,.any one can help us?

  7. nhiecz says:

    Wla bang may dyan pahelp nmn kami please dami q nang research pero ayaw prin….huhu

  8. nhiecz says:

    Cno may alam d2? Pa help nmn pano e enable ang cookie

  9. jade says:

    im an a60+ user. open ur browser.click mo lng yung menu button. then click more. then go to settings then check nio lng ang accept cookies. thats it. problem solved.

  10. jade says:

    im an a60+ user. open ur browser.click mo lng yung menu button. then click more. then go to settings then check nio lng ang accept cookies. thats it. problem solved. try niyo rin dolphin browser. mabilis yun magload ng pages

  11. jade says:

    baka yung problem ay nasa network mo. try mo i set visible ang network mo baka kasi najaprivate ang setting ng wifi network mo

  12. che says:

    paano ba patatahimikin yung shutter sound nya pag magcacapture, lahat na ginawa ko pero wala pa din. nakakahiya tuloy magpicture picture.

  13. rhaem says:

    pwede po ba magpatulong paano eroot ang lenovo a60+????hindi ko pa kasi na root ang phone ko..

  14. anne says:

    pano mag take ng screenshot using this a60+?

  15. Mia says:

    Hi. We’re planning to buy this phone. How is its battery life? I mean in casual phone usage like text, calls, games, using the camera, and the music player. I’m not actually fond of going online through phone :) Thank you so much!

  16. Mia says:

    Oh and again, is it really compatible just on mini sim?

  17. co0ljade says:

    @Mia aabot ng 1 day kapag ganyan lang ginagawa mo. pero kapag gumagamit ka na ng 3g, at wifi, 10-15 hours lang ang battery life niya. normal para sa isang smartphone. ito review ko o http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmnf1AjOLtc at co0ljade.blogspot.com

    • Mia says:

      Thank you! Ikaw yung jade5631? :) Thank you ulit, important kasi yung battery life. Yung mom ng friend ko, bumili ng a65. Maganda raw yung phone over all, ang problem lang daw ay yung earphones jack or yung saksakan ng earphones. I mean pag sinaksak yung earphones, tapos naikot or nawala sa tamang place, nagiging parang echo na lang yung maririnig mo. Just like how it is when you use incompatible earphones to a phone, eh kaso yung earphones na gamit nila ay yung earphones ng a65 mismo. Is this the same case with a60+? Thank you again :)

    • co0ljade says:

      palagi kong ginagamit yung headphones niya sa pakikinig ng music. maganda ang sound quality at di ko naeexperience yung nagiging parang echo ang sound niya. di kasi maluwag yung butas. saktong sakto lang.

    • Mia says:

      I already bought A60+!! :D Questiooon. How did you do the transition in your music player? yung diagonal na transition ng albums? nakita ko sa review mo sa youtube eh. haha gusto ko yun! :D at ang lakas pla talaga ng sound nung camera haha pero okay lang. and oh, pwede ko bang palitan yung keyboard? yung usual na keyboard lang and hindi querty? ang hirap kasi pag inaantok na ko o bagong gising haha thank you! :D

    • Mia says:

      HAHA Joke lang! Rotate lang pala yun! Wala pa kasing songs kanina kaya di ko pa na-try. Ngayon na try ko na rotate lang pala haha thanks

    • co0ljade says:

      uhm miss di po pwedeng palitan yung keyboard niya, kailangan niyo pong magdownload ng ibang keyboard sa play store :D

    • Mia says:

      ay haha anong name ng keyboard? :D

    • Mia says:

      ay haha anong name ng keyboard app? :D

    • andy says:

      @mia try u BB big buttons keyboard s playstore. Yan ang gamit ko

  18. Nath says:

    OO nga ang hirap pag querty eh, pwede bang palitan yun.. :)

  19. adit38 says:

    i purchase it yesterday, wanna ask about it just tweet me @adit38 :)

  20. anna says:

    pano mag screen shot sa phone na to?

  21. Melay95 says:

    kakabili ko lang nito. d ko ma open temple run :’(

    • Mia says:

      kapatid di talaga pwede temple run dyan eh :( pero may game na parang temple run na fit sa a60+ ko, malamang sayo rin. try mo Panda Run.

      kaya lang may problem ako. whoever wants to answer, thank you. pag naglalaro ako ng games either nag-oout siya bigla or nagpapause bigla. kahit sa angry birds ganon. why is that? :( and pag nagddownload ako ng app, sabi insufficient memory storage. when I checked my storage, 3gb something pa available. eh 23mb lang dinodownload ko. I just bought this 3 days ago.

  22. ryl says:

    ask q lng pwde b iupgrade ung adroid 2.3.6 nito???tnx

  23. @Mia, Internal Storage and sinasabi ng phone mo na insufficient hindi po ang External Storage or what you call SD Card space.

  24. kokakakorn says:

    Itatanong ko lang po kung katulad niyo yung situation sa a60+ ko, madalas po kasi may mga games na nagc-crash sakin, example yung pocket god, kaparehas ko po ba kayo ng situation? Ano po dapat kong gawin?

  25. kokakakorn says:

    tatanong ko lang po, may mga apps din po bang nagccrash sa inyo, medyo madaming apps na po kasi akong naDL pero nagccrash lang, nagtitira po ako at least 20+MB na internal storage pero nagccrash pa rin po, example ko lang po yung Pocket God na app, anu po dapat kong gawin?

    • Andy says:

      Possibleng mataas requirement sa RAM nun games. Mababa lang kasi nun RAM capacity neto eh. Yun temple run nagcacrash din, gamit ko lang to pangtext tawag at ebook.

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