The Lenovo A6600 Plus is a plucky phone that punches above its weight. It feels like a mid-range smartphone, which is saying something for a $149 device.
It has a smooth, velvety back, with chamfered metallic edges, and its body is well-constructed and solid.
The A660 Plus comes with a 5-inch 1,280-by-720 IPS display, which pops with colour both indoors and outdoors.
While the eight-megapixel rear camera can take a while to focus, it captures details well and has vivid colour reproduction.
The front two-megapixel shooter has auto face detection, and takes decent selfies.
The A6600 Plus is powered by a MediaTek MT6580 chip, and has 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage, which is expandable by up to 32GB with a microSD card.
If you snap off the back - not an easy task as there are more than 15 latches holding the panel in place - you will find room for that card. There are additional slots too for two SIM cards, as well as a generous 2,900 mAh battery.
• Price: $149 from online resellers