Lenovo A2010 with 4.5-inch Display Quad-core Processor 4G Android 5.1 Lollipop now available on Flipkart At Rs 4,990
Lenovo launched the A2010 as India’s most affordable 4G smartphone for Rs. 4,990. It went on sale exclusively on Flipkart through flash sale last Thursday, September 3rd. Today Lenovo has started selling the smartphone in both White and Black colors through open sale, without registrations from 12PM. It did not say how long it will continue to sell the smartphone through open sale, but it is likely to be permanent.
The Lenovo K3 Note recently went registration-free permanently, so you can now get one from Flipkart for Rs. 9,999. To remind you, the A2010 packs 4.5-inch FWVGA screen, 1 GHz quad-core MediaTek SoC, 1GB RAM, Android 5.1 (Lollipop), 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, 2-megapixel front-facing camera, dual SIM support and 4G connectivity with support for both 1800 MHz (Band 3) and 2300 MHz (Band 40) for India, 8GB internal storage with micro SD expansion slot and a 2000mAh battery.
Several companies that usually sell their smartphones through flash sales initially have now started selling them without registration after few flash sales. Some firms like Motorola and Asus doesn’t sell their smartphones through flash sales and replenishes the stocks when it runs out.
Lenovo S60 with 5-inch HD Display 1.2Ghz QuadCore Snapdragon 410 Processor Android 4.4 now available At Rs 12,999
Lenovo has launched S60, the company’s latest smartphone in the S Series in India. It packs a 5-inch HD IPS display, is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor with Adreno 306 GPU and runs on Android 4.4 (KitKat) with Vibe 2.0 UI on top. It has a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. It has dual SIM support and 3G connectivity.
It packs 2GB RAM, 8GB of internal storage with expansion slot and a 2150mAh battery.
Lenovo Sisley S60 Specifications
5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD IPS display
1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor with Adreno 306 GPU
2GB RAM, 8GB internal memory, expandable memory up to 32GB with microSD
Android 4.4 (KitKat) with Vibe 2.0 UI, upgradable to Android 5.0 (Lollipop)
Dual SIM (Micro + Nano)
13MP rear camera with LED Flash
5MP front-facing camera with wide-angle lens
Dimensions: 143.3×72 x 7.7mm; Weight: 128 grams
3G, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS
The Lenovo Sisley S60 comes in Perl White, Graphite Grey and Laser Yellow colors and is priced at Rs.12,999. It is currently available in Graphite Grey color through Lenovo’s official thedostore, Flipkart and Amazon.in.
Battery life is below expectation
Display could have been better
The Lenovo A6000 Plus is a small upgrade over the A6000 which came out in February. Since then many manufacturers have come up with new devices and the 7K smartphone now has contenders like the Redmi 2 and the Yu Yuphoria. The Lenovo A6000 Plus relies on tried and tested hardware with some spec bumps and that’s pretty much it. It may be slightly higher priced than its competitors but at least performs at par.
The Lenovo A6000 was notable for bringing 64-bit computing to the budget segment. However, since February other smartphone manufacturers have upped the game and have released phones that equal the A6000. Enter the Lenovo A6000 Plus. This has the same SoC, same design, same display but the RAM has been bumped to 2GB and the internal storage is now 16GB instead of 8GB. So, does this spec bump change anything? Let’s find out.
A Bit faster Let’s go over the performance bit first since that’s the clear area in which the Lenovo A6000 Plus has been upgraded. In day to day tasks like browsing the web, making calls, using social media apps or just watching a video on YouTube, the Lenovo A6000 Plus performs slightly better than the Lenovo A6000. Now, you may ask how much improvement are we talking about? So let me give you an example: Our website loads almost 2-3 seconds faster on the A6000 Plus when compared to the A6000. This trend continues with almost every app. Opening up demanding games is slightly faster as well.
The Lenovo A6000 Plus is also a better multi-tasker since it has 2GB of RAM. This allows for multiple apps to be opened simultaneously without hindering the performance that much. Switching between apps or just running heavy games in the background does not affect the performance as much as we observed on the Lenovo A6000. However, in app experience is pretty much the same compared to the A6000. Also, the 16GB internal storage is a much better option over the 8GB internal storage since you will be able to install more apps.
Old design but a new display
The A6000 Plus has almost the same appearance and build quality as the older A6000 which means it boasts of solid build quality even with a removable back.
The display on the new phone is different to the one on its older sibling. While the display is still an IPS LCD panel, it is slightly better. The display is also slightly warmer compared to that of the Lenovo A6000. However, as far as comparisons are concerned the Redmi 2 from Xiaomi has a better overall display.
Battery,Camera and UI
The Lenovo A6000 Plus carries over the same battery pack as the Lenovo A6000 which is a 2300mAh Li-Po one. However the phone uses that in a slightly less frugal manner and finished its entire charge in just six hours which is less than what an average budget phone should do. On the contrary, the Lenovo A6000 is slightly better at sustaining its battery levels.
Moving on to the camera and one can find the similarities to the Lenovo A6000 again. The pictures taken by the Lenovo A6000 and the A6000 Plus are pretty much identical since they use the same (or very similar) 8MP camera module. This means it is a good camera but it still can’t outdo the 8MP camera on the Redmi 2.
Lenovo A6000 Plus
As for the UI, it uses Vibe UI 2.0 which is the same as the one used on the Lenovo A6000. The UI is functional and snappy but does lag occasionally.
The Lenovo A6000 Plus is slight improvement for a thousand rupees over the Lenovo A6000 but does raise the question, why not buy the Yu Yuphoria Lenovo offers a better display and a slightly better camera but you also need to take into account that the Yu Yureka is almost Rs. 500 cheaper. Overall, the A6000 Plus puts up a good fight but could have done better to keep the competition in check
Lenovo A5000 and P70 smartphones that went on salein India recently been officially launched in the country. Both the A5000 and P70 have a a 5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD display, run on Android 4.4 (KitKat) and have a 4000mAh battery. The A5000 is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek processor, while the P70 is powered by a 1.7 GHz Octa-Core MediaTek MT6752 Processor processor and comes with 4G LTE connectivity.
Lenovo A5000 specifications
5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD IPS display
1.3 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6582 processor with Mali 400 GPU
1GB RAM, 8GB internal memory, expandable memory with microSD
Android 4.4 (KitKat) with Vibe 2.0 UI
Dual (mini + micro) SIM
8MP auto-focus rear camera with LED Flash
2MP front-facing camera
Dimensions: 140x 71.4 x 9.98mm, Weight:160 grams
3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS
Lenovo P70 Specifications
5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD capactive touch screen display
1.7 GHz Octa-Core MediaTek MT6752 64-bit processor with 700 MHz Mali T760-MP2 GPU
2GB RAM, 16GB internal memory, expandable memory up to 32GB with microSD
Android 4.4 (KitKat), upgradeable to Lollipop
Dual micro SIM
Dimensions: 71.8 x 8.9 x 142mm; Weight: 149g
13MP rear camera with LED Flash
5MP front-facing camera
4G LTE / 3G, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS
The Lenovo A5000 and P70 are priced at Rs. 9999 and Rs. 15999, respectively. These smartphones are available through Lenovo Retail stores and TheDoStore online.
Commenting on the launch, Sudhin Mathur, Director – Smartphones, Lenovo India said:
Lenovo has been a pioneer in long battery life smartphones starting with P780 in 2013. With P70 & A5000 we are looking at further extending our relationship with long lasting smartphones. Customers have repeatedly highlighted a desire for improved battery life at the top of shoppers most wished for smartphone feature. With both these smartphones now available in the Indian market the users can stop worrying about the battery life, enjoy uninterrupted gaming experience or watch high definition movies and stay connected while on the move.
Lenovo A3900 with 5-inch Display 1.2Ghz Octacore Processor 4G listed Online in China At Rs 5,100 approx
Lenovo seems to be quite eager to grab the attention of the buyers of budget smartphones. It is constantly going on launching budget smartphones and the latest one to come out from its stable is the Lenovo A3900 smartphone. The smartphone brings octa-core processing abilities and 4G LTE connectivity on a budget. It has been priced at 499 Yuan which translates into roughly Rs 5,100.
The A3900 has been listed on the company’s Chinese website and it may just reach India too. If we take into consideration the fact that the company has become quite popular in the sub Rs 10,000 segment in India, there’s not really much of a reason as to why this one shouldn’t be launched here. Coming back to the smartphone, it sports a 5-inch display and gets a 1.2GHz octa-core processor to do the processing.
The presence of 512MB of RAM might just be something that holds back some prospective buyers but then you can’t get everything when you are low on the budget. It features a 5-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel front camera. Let us take a quick look at the specifications of the smartphone:
The smartphone makes a decent impression on paper barring the RAM. Let us see if Lenovo brings it to India.