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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. redsanchez says:

    pano maglagay ng lock sa gallery?

    • renz says:

      download mo gallery lock pro

    • renz says:

      pag gagamitin mu sya .,maglalagay k ng password dun ..i check mu ung stealth mode tas restart mo cp muh .,pag nwla ung icon ng lock pro sa mga apps muh ok n un .. gan2 gwin muh ung password muh i dial mu sa call dun lilitaw ung lock pro.. ^_^ epektive yan di tlga mkkta kht sa computer

  2. Andy says:

    Keyboard? try install BB big buttons keyboard from Playstore, very useful

  3. Andy says:

    Ok sana kung rooted, para mainstall ko yun reboot utility option. May nakita ko link pano i-root http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1926055 using custom ROM. Di ko palang natry eh.

  4. Jhe-ar says:

    Hindi ako maka connect sa fb using my lenovo A60+, meron pa ba kailangan ayusin sa settings?

  5. dana says:

    hi gud pm po, bumili ako khapon ng Lenovo a60+ ask ko lang po bakit hndi po ako maka connect sa internet tama naman po yung password ko sa wifi , nag co2nnect siya tapos nag di2sconnect din kgad.. help namn po thanks

    • renz says:

      ung akin hndi na didisconnect bsta stable lng ung wifi n gmit moh .. gumamit ka ng launcher na mababa lng ung size pra mas mblis ung pag totouch muh

    • Sunshine says:

      Kapag secured ang wifi mo, kailangn mong i-enter ang mac address ng A60+ sa wifi mo para ma-allow na makaconnect ka.

  6. margz says:

    sa akin lang ba or sa inyo rin. khit hindi ko inopen ang mga application like google map and settings, pag tingin ko sa “running” button. andon parati sila naka list. tnry ko i close, pag balik ko ulit sa running button. andon ulit either ang google map or settings or sometimes both. please help kng normal ba to. thank you.

  7. macmac says:

    Ok ba ang Wifi nto, I mean ung hot-spot? Sabi kc s review may prob daw s wifi connectivity nto

  8. Edmond says:

    Confirm ko din kung talagang pwede cya as wifi hotspot? Sa mga nakagamit na kumusta naman yung connection nya? Iniisip ko kasi kesa bumili ko ng pocket wifi di ito na lang lenovo A60+, at least dual sim smart phone pa.

  9. clayton says:

    helo… cno po sa inyo ang may manual netong a60 2.3.6? bka po pwedng pa share? and meron po bang aplication na pwdng idownload para maging 3×4 ung keys???? di aku sanay sa qwerty :)

    • Kim says:

      download ka nlng sa goole play store ng GO keyboard tol para mka switch qwerty to alpha neumeric :)

  10. clayton says:

    helo… cno po sa inyo ang may manual netong a60 2.3.6? bka po pwedng pa share? and meron po bang aplication na pwdng idownload para maging 3×4 ung keys???? di aku sanay sa qwerty :)
    kita nalang po tayo sa FACEBOOK.. :)
    NAME: CLAYTON M. LANGGATO
    ACCOUNT: FACEBOOK.COM/METHEREAL

  11. Raymond says:

    Boss Ask lang.. .panu ba mkpag surf sa internet using Smart Bro Sim sa Lenovo A60+ ?!
    I Bought this phone last week sabi pwde daw gmitin ang smart bro sim.. .hnd ko kc ntanong kng pano.. .Thanks

  12. manny says:

    @raymond, sa Sim 1 lang puede ang broadband sim, Sim 2 Gsm… ok ang a60+ para sa akin… text and call and broadband use–tethering and wifi… :)

    • krisha says:

      sir pano po ba magamit ung data connections. kasi unlisurf ako sa tm. ayaw gumana. fb twitter instagram ayaw lahat. sabi no connection kahit nakaon data connection ko. help pls.

  13. Carlos says:

    Help.. kakabili ko lang nito… normal lang po bang kusang nagrurun yung mga appli’s gaya ng maps, google services, settings etc?? kasi kahit iclose sa running e nagrurun ulit… kaya yung ram e naglalaro lang sa 40 – 50 mb free lang… nasa sd card naman yung ibang appli’s gaya ng angry birds atbp
    help po ty

    • Name: slackcore says:

      Normal yun… dl ka ata clean master(cleaner) yan… para pwd mo thrash yung task, history at cache ng phone mo… pwd mo stop yung map.. and dl ka smart ram boost sa playstore para 1 tap boost yung ram mo.. yun lang.. and try to boot up every day para ma release yung ram mo.. kasi lagi ka naka online nag statart mag update yung services…. 2 apps lang clean master at smart ram boost..

  14. gina says:

    kung ano problema niu same din sa akin,kc d ako maka connect sa website,pano ba gamitin to para maka avail ako sa promo! ng register na me sa unlisurf pero d ako maka connect may iba kc na celphone na automatic na eto hindi,

  15. Edmond says:

    Same here, nasayang tuloy yung powersurf50 ko. Haaay…

  16. kashei says:

    Hi po sa lahat, pwdeng patlong po paano e.set.up ang bluetooth nang lenovo a60+, naka.turn.on na po ang aking bluetooth kaso hindi ko ma.received ung file, ano dapat kung gawin po? please help…salamat

    • Ivan says:

      Sa may prob po sa bluetooth, turn on mo ung Discoverable, ung sa net, ok naman sakin, gamit ko ung sa 3days ng sun ung i100, mabilis, tas meron din ako black internet, UC browser, super bilis kahit naka share ung wifi. ok na ako dito sa Lenovo A60+ naka set up n nga eh, dami may gusto nito, gusto nila bilin ung skin.hehe

  17. geno says:

    ok broser ko pero pag sa play store or mag download aq games.. no connection.. or error.. if sa pc nmn aq mag download ng games tapos i install q sa file browser nag iinstal pero nag eeror nmn games saglit lng nagana.. paano b to? salamat

  18. Edmond says:

    baka me other apps na naman na kelangan para maka-direct link sa internet, haist…

  19. aleth says:

    tanung ko lang po … meron bang screenshot ang lenovo A60+??

  20. aubrey says:

    nagdown ako ng temple run sa cp ko ayaw magstart what can i do? help me pls

    • slackcore says:

      d mag run temple run 1 and 2 kasi .. d pa naka root yung phone mo ata…. need ya mataas na ram usage and 3d app… try mo nga dl chainfire 3d sa playstore baka mag work.. alam ko dapat e root mo pa a60+ para tumaas ang ram and rom moh:) hope nakatulong ako

  21. kimpoy says:

    saken super astig na.. naroot ko tapos nginstall ako chainfire3d.. ayun nalaro ko n ung mga games na ende ko nalalaro gamit tong lenovo a60+ kc nga namimili xa dati ng mga games like templerun2, plantsVSzombie, asphalt7,binura ko dn ung mga bloatware. try nyo toh.
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2098836

  22. Mon says:

    Once na mapaso na yung warranty nya iru-root ko na din tong sa kin… :)

  23. jamesbrad says:

    ask q lang mga brad panu b mag root?at sir yung a60 q pag d open ung wifi nya d sya na kksgap ng sim signal kelanagn may signal din wifi and then ska palang sya mag kakaroon ng simm signal.bkit ganun?

  24. Aljon says:

    Tanong ko lang po. Unsecured daw po yung data connection sa internet, ASTIGFB15 po yung gamit ko. Ngayon lang naman po nagkaganun. Pano pong gagawin ko?? Salamat po sa sasagot. :)

  25. santie says:

    PARA SAAN UNG PARANG LENS SA BANDANG KANAN , SA HARAP NG PHONE BANDANG TAAS ? PANG CAMERA BA YUN ?

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