8 Reasons to Buy the Lenovo A7000 Plus

It’s not the most hyped phone at the moment, but believe you me, it’s a solid purchase. The beautiful 5.5-inch Lenovo A7000 Plus is only P7999 on Lazada, so it’s technically a budget phone (even though, as you’ll see, it’s too good to be one). If your bring-everyday-phone just died, or if you want a phone-as-gift that won’t go beyond P9k, this phone it is. Here are 8 clear reasons why you should buy the Lenovo A7000 Plus.

Unique design – you won’t mistake this for any other phone

Thin and light, with a rear and side surface that’s soft to touch, no one can accuse the A7000 of being a clone. It doesn’t borrow design elements from Apple or Huawei or Samsung. Throw in the icons and UI that’s unmistakably Lenovo and you see how unique this baby is. The girth (display’s horizontal length) is slightly wide, so it both looks different and feels different in your hand. Different is good.

“Wide girth” display makes for easier on-screen typing, and is a great for movies

The girth I mentioned also affects your visual and tactile enjoyment of the Lenovo A7000 Plus. Some phones have too narrow displays, meaning their screen’s girth makes for thin-and-squeezed-together onscreen keyboards, making it hard to type. Not so with the A7000 Plus. Wider girth makes for slightly wider keys.

When on landscape video watching mode, the slight girth also makes for some “headroom”, meaning the video doesn’t look too rectangularly long. Also, note that for P7999, you’re getting a 5.5-inch Full HD display, not like the HD-only display of the 5.5-inch ZenFone Laser.

Dolby Atmos is amazing, with or without earphones

Face it, we share videos on our phones. Look at this cute one, and you face your phone’s display toward your friend, to share the moment. But then a faint sound experience can ruin the moment. The A7000 Plus’ Dolby Atmos sound technology improves the experience considerably. Not only are the A7000 Plus’ speakers already loud, but the Dolby Atmos app allows you to choose sound profiles – movies, games, etc. Or manually tweak the sound experience for Jazz, Heavy Metal, or Classical.

With our without headphones, this is a great video marathon and music phone for workouts and long, otherwise tedious and boring, commutes.

Handles demanding games

What’s the use of a phone if it can’t load the games you love? Mortal Combat, for example, runs without stutter or lag. That plus the great display and awesome sounds make for videos that are enjoyable and a gaming experience to brag about. So yeah, Clash of Clans will run smoothly.

Great rear and front cameras

We love taking pictures, and that means a decent budget phone should be a good camera phone – and we mean having a good rear and front camera. The Lenovo A7000 Plus doesn’t disappoint. It’s rear 13M F2.0 auto-focus with LED flash camera has impressive dynamic range and skin tone quality. Its flash is just right, so you don’t look like corpses when you use flash for those very low light group portraits. Note two things here: the Lenovo A7000 Plus does not have Optical Image Stabilization or Full Manual Mode or Laser Auto-Focus the addition of which can jack up the price tag. And yet its rear camera images are great.

The selfies from the front 5MP camera are also good, despite having no flash or a higher resolution sensor like the ASUS ZenFone Selfie. See our full review of the Lenovo A7000 Plus for more camera shot samples.

Good battery life

Poor battery life is a problem with budget phones. Not so with the A7000 Plus. Its 2900 mAh removable battery is enough to power the phone through out the day – that’s about 9 hours of continuous abuse, with WiFi always on. You can even extend that with the power saving options.

Comes with a free case and screen protector, so you won’t need to buy them separately

Something buyers of budget phones worry about, apart from the price, is where they can buy compatible screen protectors and cases that actually fit. With the A7000 Plus, they don’t have to. Those items are free. They come with the unit.

Everything you need is in the box.

Affordable package that’s so worth it

On Lazada, it costs P7999. On retail, P8499. So get it from Lazada. Neither price tags reach the P10k mark, so it’s affordable. Great display, awesome sound, impressive rear and front camera image quality for this price range, long battery life, free screen protector and snug-fit case, unique design, nice to hold. Plays Clash of Clans and loads all your movies. How can you not be happy with this?

Lenovo A7000 Plus Specs

5.5-inch FHD 1920 x 1080 resolution at 401 ppi
1.7 GHz 64 Bit MediaTek MT6752 octa-core processor
Mali T760, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal up to 32GB via microSD
Rear Cam -13MP f/2.0 AF w/ LED flash | Front Cam – 5 MP FF
2900 mAh removable battery
Android 5.0 Lollipop with Vibe UI
3G HSPA+, 4G/LTE , WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0,
Dolby ATMOS surround sound
152.6 x 76.2 x 8 mm | 140 g
Free case and screen protector

P7999 on Lazada

Bonus reasons

Just two taps to free up RAM. With good-looking phones, and our habit of launching and switching apps is amplified. So if ever the Lenovo A7000 Plus slows down, simply tap on the left capacitive key (on the phone’s chin) to see recent apps, and tap to close them all, thereby freeing RAM, and regaining the phone’s normal responsiveness.

Charging port is on top of the phone. If you’re the type who attaches, via a USB OTG cable, a USB keyboard to your phone for drafting quick thoughts, then the A7000 Plus is for you. Its charging port is on top, so you can prop up the phone with a stand, and type away on your keyboard. Had the port been on the bottom, you’d need a special phone stand with holes on the bottom to accommodate a plugged in charger.

And that’s it. All the good reasons to get the A7000 Plus from Lazada. Lenovo proves that budget phones don’t have to look like ugly derivatives of popular brands, or have poor cameras and displays, or that they should sound like they come with the cheapest speakers known to man, or that they’re battery life should suck. Here’s a phone that won’t let you, and your budget, down.

Get the Lenovo A7000 Plus for P7999 from Lazada.


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Irwin Allen Rivera loves his wife's cooking so much he's now twice the man he used to be. His English essay won a Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Award for Literature in 2012. His philosophical-horror story appeared in Philippine Speculative Fiction 8 (2013). He was managing editor and lead writer of Sites and Symbols 2 (2005), a coffee-table book about buildings in UP Diliman - his alma mater (BA Philosophy; MA Creative Writing continuing). He worked at the UP Diliman Information Office before shifting to web content writing. His sudden fiction, "Notwithstanding Pigs," initially a Friendster testimonial, appeared in Philippines Graphic (2006) and in Very Short Stories for Harried Readers (2007). He used to write for www.technoodling.net.