Lenovo A7000 vs Asus Zenfone 2 (550ML): Who wins the powerful, budget phone race?

If you have been following the news lately, you would know 2 of the most talk-about devices in the mid-ends smartphone market: Lenovo A7000 vs Asus Zenfone 2 (Ze550ML)

The 2 Giants: Lenovo from China and Asus from Taiwan stirred up the internet multiple times with awe and excitement when launching their recent flagships. People still talk about Asus Zenfone 2 (Ze551ML) with powerful 4GB RAM and Lenovo K80 with amazing 4000 mAh. Now, once again, we would like to put 2 of their latest handsets as competitors in a very harsh battle, for you to decide which one should be the better to own. GO!

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Lenovo A7000 vs Asus Zenfone 2: Dolby ATMOS vs Intel core

We have to confirm one more time that, both of the devices, Lenovo A7000 vs Asus Zenfone 2 goes with very great kits of specs. Forget about the cheap prices, they are packed with some of the newest technology applied in mobiles.

However, each of the two cater a different strenghth to compete with each other. Asus Zenfone 2 is powered by famous Intel Atom processor with Quad core, while Lenovo A7000 still goes with Octa core. To fight back, Lenovo equipped their device with Dolby ATMOS sound technology, first to be found in smartphone, giving user a whole new sound experience.

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Lenovo A7000 vs Asus Zenfone 2: Plastic vs Metal casing

Both Lenovo and Asus focus on designing premium appearance for their competitors in other to better cater the customers. However, Lenovo A7000 still feature plastic casing while Asus Zenfone 2 has a metal one, making it look much more elegant and high-class.

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Lenovo A7000 vs Asus Zenfone 2: RM699 vs RM749

Lenovo A7000 Malaysia price at retail is RM699 (and RM625 on Lazada Malaysia here). The device has 2 color options: White and Yellow.

At the same time, Asus Zenfone 2 550ML Malaysia price is RM749. It is available in Black and Red.

Again, one more time, just like in the previous battle between Asus Zenfone 2 vs Lenovo K80, Lenovo wins 1 point for better price.

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Lenovo a7000 vs Asus Zenfone 2: Full specs comparison

DeviceLenovo A7000ASUS Zenfone 2 (Ze550ML)
Display5.5”, 720 x 1280 pixels. Dolby Atmos sound tech5.5″, 720 x 1280 pixels, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Thickness8mm10.9mm
Weight140 grams170 grams
CameraRear: 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flashflash. Front: 5MP  13MP rear, 5MP front
ProcessorOcta-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53Quad-core 1.8 GHz Intel Atom Z3560
RAM2GB2GB
Storage8GB (microSD up to 32GB)16GB (microSD up to 64GB)
OSAndroid 5.0 LollipopAndroid 5.0 Lollipop with Zen UI
BatteryLi-Po 2900 mAh batteryNon-removable Li-Po 2900 mAh battery
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspotWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
CasingWhite and YellowMetal with Black and Red

What do you say? Which do you want to vote for? Share with us your preference!