The Great Gift Guide for Christmas 2014

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Buying Christmas presents can be both fun and exasperating. Every year, you encounter the same challenges when it comes to picking out a gift for your loved ones.Will they find it useful? Will they like it? And most importantly, will the gift you have in mind fit your budget?

One thing’s for sure, when it comes to finding the perfect balance between these considerations, Lenovo’s got you covered!  If you are running out of ideas, here’s a pretty good list of smartphones to consider for the people who matter the most which won’t break the brank.

Lenovo A Series: The Perfect Balance Between Affordability, All-Around Performance and Aesthetics

Looking to upgrade your non-techie parent’s feature phone to a smartphone? The Lenovo A328 and A536 are worth considering, priced affordably at Php5,999 and Php6,4999 respectively. The A328 with its 4.5-inch display and A536 withs its 5-inch display, have a 5-megapixel rear camera and 2-megapixel camera for taking decent photos and run on 1.3 Ghz quad-core processor with the latest Android Kitkat. The phones are also equipped with Lenovo Doit Apps so users can easily share files, sync contact and secure the phone from viruses.

For the music lovers, consider the Lenovo A319 that’s sure to produce rich and powerful Dolby audio with its bass-enhanced headphones that goes behind the most standard in-box earphones. This 10.16 cm (4) compact phone runs a dual-core processor with Android KitKat 4.4.2 OS to play non-stop music for up to 10 hours. This cool device may be availed for only Php3, 999.

The Lenovo A606 features a 5-inch display running on 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6582M+6290 processor. This capable smartphone boasts an 8-megapixel auto-focus rear camera and 2-megapixel fixed-focus front-facing camera. The Lenovo A606 is one of Lenovo’s most affordable smartphones that support LTE for faster and better Internet experience. This model may be availed at Php9, 499.

Lenovo S Series: Mid-Range Smartphones Packed with Awesome and Fun Features

Looking for a stylish and feature-rich smartphone for your sibling? For only Php8, 499, you can already get a great Christmas gift that’s perfect your younger brother by updating his phone with the Lenovo S580, a 5-inch IPS display phone that runs the Android 4.3 JellyBean and a 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor for a responsive experience. It features an 8-megapixel auto-focus rear camera with flash and 2-megapixel front-facing camera. Its sleek and compact build makes it easier to hold single-handedly.

If you want a fun and fashionable smartphone for your sister or for your bff, then the Lenovo S850 could be your perfect present that you might want to consider. It is beautifully crafted with its all glass exterior that comes in pink, blue or white. The Lenovo S850 is only 140 grams light and 8.22 millimeters thin. It features a 13-megapixel rear camera for crisp and clear photos and 5-megapixel wide-angle front facing camera for the perfect selfies. The Lenovo S850 houses a quad-core MediaTek MT6582 processor with a CPU that runs a 1.3GHz to support multi-media in HD. The Lenovo S850 may be availed at Php12, 999.

The Lenovo S856 that is LTE capable is one of the largest dual-SIM phones in the market with its 5.5-inch HD display. Running on the latest Android KitKat 4.4.2 OS and 1.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 chip, the Lenovo S856 gives a smooth and unique user experience. It also sports an 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and 1.6-megapixel front-facing camera. With its polycarbonate body, the Lenovo S856 is tough enough to resist scratches. Its 2500mAh battery and expandable 8GB of internal storage, users can definitely enjoy watching videos, playing games and surfing the web. Best part of all, this great smartphone can be your best gift yet for only Php13, 999.

Lenovo Vibe Series: Bring the Multimedia Experience to a Higher Level

Your photography enthusiast friend will love the powerful and sleek Vibe X2 and Vibe Z2 Pro.

The Lenovo Vibe X2 boasts its 13-megapixel auto-focus rear camera with LED flash to take sharp, vibrant pictures and 5-megapixel front facing camera to take really good selfies and have a better video chats. On top of the advanced cameras are its unique camera interface, face beautification feature, and auto-shutter gesture controls for the photo enthusiasts. Users can accentuate their own personal style with bold colors (white, gold and red) to choose from and get a premium feel with its sleek, sturdy and stand-out build that fits perfectly in your hand. In addition, performance of the Lenovo Vibe X2 may be even enhanced with the unique Vibe Xtensions. These are click-on cases that extends its battery life and produces hi-fi sound. With its blazing Octa-Core processor by MediaTek’s advanced True8Core technology and its 4G LTE capability, your friend will surely have a great multimedia experience. For only Php18, 999, you get all these amazing features found in the Lenovo Vibe X2.

An alternative and equally awesome smartphone  would be the Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro which offers professional photography features and imaging sensors. Its 16-megapixel camera uses a 16:9 BSI sensor that captures wide-angle photos in full resolution and features . It features a 6 element lens that further enhances low-light conditions and has a Zero Shutter Lag. This premium smartphone supports 4k resolution and high-speed 120 frames per second (fps) recordings. The Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro has an IPS screen that packs 2,560 x 1,440 pixels that produces ultra-sharp and vibrant display. At 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 processor, the Vibe Z2 Pro can surely smoothly run and load multiple applications all at the same time. This perfect gift for dad is priced is at Php29, 999.

The spirit of the season is to show your loved ones how much they mean to you and what other way to tell them than to give a well-thought out present like a Lenovo smartphone. These products are available in all Lenovo Mobile Exclusive Stores and authorized resellers of Open Communications, Lenovo’s exclusive distributor in the Philippines nationwide.

Bryan is a geek at heart and a tech enthusiast by choice. He has a strong background in corporate communications, marketing services, and customer relations having worked in the telecommunications and banking sectors for over two decades. In his spare time, he enjoys watching clips on YouTube and binge watching shows on Netflix.

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