Lenovo A7000 Philippines Price Php 7,390, Full Specs, In The Flesh Photos, Features

Last May 13, 2015, Lenovo officially announced its latest powerhouse midrange Android smartphone in the Philippines through an exclusive media event held at Central Square in Bonifacio High Street where the company treated bloggers and members of the media to a 4D screening of Marvel's The Avengers : Age of Ultron.

Lenovo A7000, Lenovo A7000 Philippines

The activity may seem rather unusual for a smartphone launch but actually, it was meant to reflect one of the Lenovo A7000's key features or main selling points, which is its Dolby Atmos sound enhancement technology. In fact, this phone is the very first one in the world to have this cool feature. According to Lenovo, the patented Dolby Atmos 'makes sound flow above and around the user for a dramatically different listening experience. Users can simply plug in their headphones into the A7000 and enjoy being true surround sound.'

Lenovo A7000, Lenovo A7000 Philippines

But more than being a great smartphone for listening to music tracks, the Lenovo A7000 is also ideal for gamers as well as avid mobile photographers as the phone has more than decent technical specifications and also a good pair of cameras.

Lenovo A7000, Lenovo A7000 Philippines

Featuring a large 5.5 inch HD IPS display, A7000 runs Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system (underneath the company's neat and easy-to-use Vibe user interface version 2.0) with its Octa Core 1.5 GHz ARM Cortex A53 and Mali-T760MP2 based MediaTek MT6752M chipset, handles multitasking with 2 GB of RAM, and has 8 GB of expandable storage. All these combine to make this release a great handset for those who always want play specs-intensive 3D games on the go.

Lenovo A7000, Lenovo A7000 Philippines

The device comes with two cameras; An 8 MegaPixel autofocus shooter at the back with Dual LED flash and a 5 MegaPixel front cam for young (and young-at-heart) consumers who love to take selfies.

Lenovo A7000, Lenovo A7000 Philippines

Sharing images snapped using these cameras and enjoying streaming music and video content should be a breeze on this smartphone as it supports 4G LTE Cat4 mobile connectivity.

Lenovo A7000, Lenovo A7000 Philippines
As you can see in these photos, Lenovo A7000 features a simple design identity that's similar to what we've seen on previous mid-level releases by the company. Its shell is made primarily of plastic -- but thankfully, its power button and volume rocker are crafted from real metal, making them both durable and lustrous enough to be considered as design accents.

So when will it be up for purchase in the Philippines? Starting at 12 noon on May 21, 2015, Lazada Philippines will holding a flash sale for the the Lenovo A7000. The handset will be priced at only Php 7,390 and for that amount, buyers will already get a free back cover (valued at Php 699) and a free screen protector (valued at Php 299). As of writing, the company has yet to disclose when exactly this model will be out at their own concept stores and via their other retail partners. Stay tuned for updates, TP Friends.

"Due to the rapid growth of mobile internet, e-commerce and interactive marketing, we see a significant change in the traditional business model. Lenovo as a market leader needs to adapt fast to remain innovative and to seize opportunities to be ahead of the game. The partnership with Lazada has allowed us to take that step forward to meet our common goal," shared Mr. Dino Romano, Country Lead of Lenovo Smartphones Philippines.

On the other hand, Mr. Inanc Balci - CEO and Co-Founder of Lazada Philippines - said, "We are excited to exclusively retail the Lenovo A7000 Smartphone across the six Southeast Asian countries that Lazada operates in, having already experienced our successful partnership in Indonesia. I am confident that our market leadership and reach to approximately 550 million consumers in the region, along with Lenovo’s business strategy and brand presence, will pave the way to a win-win partnership."

TechPinas Smartphone Technical Specs Table (TSTST)
Name Lenovo A7000
Type Slate Form Factor (Full Touchscreen)
Price Category Midrange
Dimensions152.6 x 76.2 x 8 mm
Weight 140 grams
Available Colors Onyx Black, Pearl White
Operating System Android 5.0 Lollipop with Lenovo Vibe UI
Display 5.5 inches (~71.7% screen-to-body ratio), 720 x 1280 pixels (~267 ppi pixel density), IPS, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Processor Octa Core 1.5 GHz ARM Cortex A53 CPU, Mali-T760MP2 GPU, MediaTek MT6752M chipset
Internal Storage 8 GB, expandable via microSD card slot supporting up to 32GB
Camera Main: 8 MegaPixels, 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus, dual LED flash
Front: 5 MegaPixels
Video Capture Full HD 1080p 30 frames per second for main camera, HD for front camera (TBC)
Audio and Video Playback MP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLAC, MP4, H.264
Ports microUSB v2.0, 3.5 mm audio jack with Dolby Atmos
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, EDR, 3G HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps, HSPA+; LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
GPS Yes, with A-GPS
FM Radio Yes
Sensors Accelerometer, Proximity
Network 2G bands GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 and SIM 2, 3G bands HSDPA 2100, 4G bands LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 7(2600), 20(800), 40(2300)
SIM Card Type Dual microSIM, Dual Standby
Battery Removable Li-Po 2900 mAh battery
Uptime 264 Hours of Standby, 16 Hours of Talk Time
Value-Added Features Dolby Atmos Technology, LTE support, Vibe UI
Announcement Philippines: May 13, 2015
Availability Philippines: May 21, 2015 via Lazada
Price Official: Php 7,390