Hands on Review : The Lenovo A5000

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Last week I was privileged to attend an event with the guys from Lenovo Nigeria. There, I had the chance to play with a few of their devices. Here’s a brief hands-on experience with the Lenovo A5000.

Lenovo A5000

The Lenovo A5000 is a mid-range device that was launched earlier this year. It was sold as part of the Lenovo Hero deals during the Jumia Mobile Megathon. This device runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat, 16 GB internal storage, 1 GB RAM, 8MP/2MP camera, you can check out the full spec sheet HERE.

Lenovo A5000-front-back

This phone has a plastic build. The sides are slimy but the back has a glossy finish that can leave finger print smudges. Thankfully, the transparent case that comes with the device helps to give better grip to this device. The device is light and beautiful with its rounded edges.

The right hand side bears the volume and power buttons while the USB port and 3.5 mm jack rests at the top. This device runs Android KitKat 4.4.2, though it was skinned with the Lenovo Vibe UI. The interface looks good and runs smoothly, though we can say much since there aren’t any apps installed here.

Guess the device that took these lovely pictures 😆


  1. Lenovo dropped the ball with their recent A series devices, the A 5000 has 16 GB ROM but 1 GB RAM, the A 7000 has 2 GB RAM but 8 GB ROM, if they’d just made both devices 16/2 GB they’d have made some in roads into the market

  2. Rightly said … the 1GB RAM in Lenovo A5000 seems a bit little less but its 4000mAh battery looks impressive..especially with the quick charge feature…

  3. there’s no mention of quick charging in the spec sheet, I’d be surprised if it does support quick charging. devices at this price range rarely do

  4. He said we should guess the device that took the picture and my guess would be the rave of the moment the hot 2. am I correct?

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