Mid-Range Bang For Buck: Lenovo A7000 vs Alcatel Flash Plus

Mid-Range Bang For Buck: Lenovo A7000 vs Alcatel Flash Plus




With the recent launch of the new Lenovo A7000 in the country, we’ve thought of pitting it against Alcatel’s mid-range powerhouse, the Alcatel OneTouch Flash Plus, to see which of them offers more value for the consumers’ money.

As far as specs are concerned, the Lenovo A7000 shares a lot in common with the Alcatel Flash Plus. Both handsets sport a 5.5-inch 720p IPS display and runs on an octa-core MT6752M processor from MediaTek.

The Flash Plus, however, have some minor advantages over the A7000 like the inclusion of Dragontrail glass laid on top of its actual display, support for LTE connectivity on both of its SIM card slots, and twice the amount of internal storage.

Furthermore, Alcatel’s mid-range smartphone trumps the newly-launched A7000 in the battery and imaging department. The Flash Plus is powered by a sizeable 3500mAh battery pack, compared to the 2,900mAh battery found on the A7000.


 

As for the camera, both of the Flash Plus’ snappers have higher resolution compared to those on the A7000, not to mention Alcatel used a Sony IMX214 sensor for the Flash Plus’ rear camera which, in theory, should be better than the A7000’s 8MP rear shooter.

Alcatel Flash PlusLenovo A7000
5.5-inch HD IPS display, 1280x720 @ 268ppi5.5-inch HD IPS display, 1280x720 @ 268ppi
Dragontrail Glass, Japan OGS full laminationN/A
Mediatek MT6752M 1.5GHz octa-core processorMediatek MT6752M 1.5GHz octa-core processor
Mali T760 MP2 GPUMali T760 MP2 GPU
2GB RAM2GB RAM
Expandable 16GB internal storageExpandable 8GB internal storage
Sony IMX214 13-megapixel rear camera w/ flash8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash
8-megapixel front-facing camera5-megapixel front-facing camera
Dual-SIM, dual StandbyDual-SIM, dual Standby
Dual-LTE support4G/LTE (SIM 1)
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n | Bluetooth 4.0 | GPS w/ A-GPSWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n | Bluetooth 4.0 | GPS w/ A-GPS
USB OTGUSB OTG
Li-Ion 3500mAh batteryLi-Po 2,900mAh battery
Android 4.4.4 KitkatAndroid 5.0 Lollipop

Surprisingly, despite of the advantages that the Flash Plus have over the A7000, it’s still Php900 cheaper compared to its competitor. The Alcatel Flash Plus will retail tomorrow at Lazada for Php6,490 while the Lenovo A7000 will hit the online store’s shelves for Php7,390 starting on May 21.

All is not lost though for the Lenovo A7000 as it has a few tricks up its sleeve to compensate for some of its shortcomings. For one, it’s running on a newer version of Android (Lollipop) and, most importantly, its got a fancy Dolby ATMOS speaker setup.

Is the Dolby ATMOS speaker and Android Lollipop worth the extra Php900? We’ll leave the answer to you. But for all intents and purposes, we think that the Alcatel Flash Plus will walk away as the victor in this brief comparison.

If you haven’t already, you can read our full review of the Alcatel Flash Plus here. You can also check out our short first impression of the Lenovo A7000 on this link.



This article was written by Ronnie Bulaong, a special features contributor and correspondent for YugaTech. Follow him on Twitter @turonbulaong.

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17 Responses

  1. joe says:

    li-ion / o li-pol. ano po ?

  2. darvs says:

    Sir Abe, do u hv d retail unit of the flash plus from lazada when u say that it has the sony sensor?.. this aspect of the specs is the only one that creates confusion.. Ty..

  3. Easy E says:

    A decent earphone for less than p900 can be paired with the AFP. I going for the AFP.

    • easy engot says:

      lahat na lang yata ng telepono na pinopost sa yugatech binibili mo.

      pagupit nga.

    • klky says:

      easy engot, wut ?? comparison yan, may sinabi b syang binibili nya? sabi “im going for the afp.” ibig sabihin nun mas pabor sya sa afp…

      ikaw tlga ung engot

  4. PauL says:

    Alcatel already answered the issue about the sony sensors…. try to look on their instagram post…. they said there that it is indeed a Sony IMX214. So no need to be confuse anymore…. Cheers

  5. Lily says:

    To all,

    Meron na bang cover/case ang AFP?

    Sana meron na :) sabagay ngayon pa lang pala release nung phone :) sana next week or next month meron na available case or covers sa Lazada :)

  6. rad says:

    pero non-removable un battery ng AFP di ba

  7. Andrew says:

    Did Alcatel One Touch considered selling the Alcatel Idol 3 (5.5) in the Philippines?

  8. Glenn says:

    karamihan ng nakikita ko puro up to 32gb micro sd card. masyado bang maaga nung bumili ako ng 64gb micro sd? hirap makahanap ng 64gb supported micro sd na phone with decent specs(other than Asus and Microsoft phones).

    • Q says:

      According to the review ng yuga eh on paper 32gb supported ng AFP pero working naman daw ang 64gb nang sinubukan nila.

  9. Erwan says:

    Di ako nakabili ng flash plus kasi sold out agad, kaya im planning to buy lenovo a7000 na lang. Question: Sir Abe, yung 2nd sim slot ba ng lenovo a7000 ay 3G dino GSM lang, yun kasi deal breaker para sa akin.

  10. ebook says:

    May second batch daw ng alcatel flash plus sa lazada ds may23… yari kang lenovo ka

  11. get says:

    sir possible po magimg lollipop from kitkat ang afp? and how? tnx

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