When I had my first Android based smartphone about a year and half ago, I was very disappointed on how my smartphone’s battery draining so fast. On full charge, it took maybe about 4 hours before it ran flat with 3G on. Without 3G on, it may take up to 6 hours before the battery run dry. I even bought 2 power banks for emergency, yet sometimes it is not sufficient to hold the phone for a whole day. I kept on charging the phone until the USB data/charging port spoil. And that my friend, is the end of my first Android smartphone.
About 2 months ago, I was looking for a replacement for my smartphone is when I first met this Lenovo A3300-GV.
On a first glance, I was really skeptical about its performance and the look of it. I’ve promised myself that the next time I’m buying a smartphone, I won’t be buying anything bigger then a 6-inch phone. However, this piece of beaut just keep me juggling between keep walking or keep analyzing. You guys want to know why this phone is VERY TEMPTING to buy? Let me tell you why:
- It is a 7-inch phablet (phone + tablet), meaning you got call capabilities on a 7-inch tablet.
- It runs on a 1.3 Ghz quad-core Mediatek A-7 CPU and 1GB RAM, meaning smooth, VERY smooth browsing and gaming.
- Built in 8Gb internal memory and extendable micro-SD slot up to 64Gb, meaning lots and LOTS of GB space for videos and music tracks.
- Dual front speaker with DOLBY Digital Plus surround sound, meaning SUPERB sound quality.
- It costs ONLY RM380! (about USD100+) ———–> Whaaaattttttt????? #WhatTheFish
The only downside of this phablet (for me) is…it only have a 2.5G capability which supports only up to EDGE data connectivity. That means, no 3G calls too. Apart from that, I’m not complaining any other imperfections on this phablet. Also, this phablet is running on a 4.2.2 (Jellybean) Android O.S and by this, you can expect to have the latest APKs on Play Store to be installed in this device. Because of this phone is running with a very basic phone functions like only have a Wifi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot tethering, Bluetooth v3.0, basic 2.0 Mp back camera and VGA front camera for selfie, you can expect this phone to run multimedia functions extremely well and because of the lack of background processing, this device can support mobile gaming to an immerse level.
Performance wise, I’ve been playing a few games on this device such as Samurai Vengeance II, CSR Racing, CSR Racing Classic, Clash of Clans and few other RPG games and I’m really impressed by its performance. No lagging at all but beware if you’re playing an online MMORPG. It might lags a little because of the 2.5G connectivity, but this can be resolved if you’re using Wifi connectivity on high speed internet. Pffftt! Its just a piece of cake.
Music and video playing? Truth to be told, I never had an amazing mobile multimedia experience before this with any other phones. You want to know how amazing this has to offer?
- Well, I put in a 720p HD video with MP4 format in this phone,
- mount it on a car dashboard mounting kit,
- connect the 3.5mm DOLBY audio jack to my car’s stereo auxiliary input,
- play the video and turn the volume to a thundering level and
KEBABOOOMMM! You have a mini theater in your car with DOLBY Digital Plus surround sound output. It is AMAZING! You gonna feel ‘hemegerd!’ (an expressively ‘OMG!’ normally used by Ana Jonessy).
Another feature that really attracts me on buying this phone is the battery life. Although it is a built in Li-Ion 3500mAh and nowhere can be externally charged or swapped, this battery provide a very satisfying amount of power to the phone. On a full charge, I can play a HD movie for at least 6 hours straight and if I’m not playing movies, this phone can last up to 8 hours internet browsing via Wifi and 10 hours of standby with data connection On. This is just truly amazing.
For more info, please click here ——> Lenovo A7-30 A3300-GV
To summarize, if any of you out there are looking for a very very very reasonably cheap 7-inch Android smartphone, who doesn’t care about those fancy feature such as the eye sensor or gesture sensor, who still alive and kicking when their phone only runs up to 2.5G data connectivity and appreciate multimedia performance, please consider this Lenovo A7-30 A3300-GV into your wishlist.
Should anybody out there have a different view from what I’ve wrote, please feel free to comment or add more info to this post. Thanks so much for reading and see you next time.