Lenovo introduces the 6-inch S930, the 4.7-inch S650, and a 5-inch A859
Let's start off with the dual SIM, 6-inch Lenovo S930.
The S930 is marketed as the multimedia nuts' new toy, and that makes sense considering the giant screen and front stereo speakers. Better yet, Lenovo has added a healthy 3000mAh Li-Polymer cell, one that is sure to get your through an entire day of heavy media consumption. As is to be expected, the usual connectivity features, such as Bluetooth 3.0 HS, Wi-FI, FM Radio and GPS, are all present.
In terms of looks, we find no reason to complain at all – quite the opposite, actually. This new gen of Lenovo phones has a very refined look to them, one that
Next up is the more compact, 4.7-inch Lenovo S650, again with dual SIM support. With some exceptions, the specs sheet of the S650 read much alike to the one of the S930, meaning the same 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6582 chipset, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of expandable internal storage. The shooter appears to be the same, too, listed as an 8MP unit with Auto Focus and LED flash.
On the other hand, the display is of the qHD type, meaning a less pixel dense 540x960 resolution. Battery capacity is also smaller, at 2000mAh, and there are no stereo speakers in sight. The Lenovo S650 will retail with a price tag of $229, which is a pretty decent
Last comes the Lenovo A859 – a decent dual SIM all-rounder. Priced at just $219, the A859 has quite a bit on offer, including a 5-inch 720x1280 resolution IPS display, or a pixel density of 294ppi. The very same 1.3GHz MT6582 chipset is present, again complemented by 1GB of RAM and 8GB of microSD-expandable storage. Equipped with likely the same 8MP camera unit with LED flash and Auto Focus found on the duo above, the A859 strikes us as quite a deal. Considering the four efficient ARM Cortex-A7 cores inside, the battery capacity, at 2250mAh, doesn't seem inadequate at all.
If anything, and we do take note of the A859's polished looks here, this cheapest new Lenovo phone is sure to attract just enough attention from anyone looking for a bargain. And this actually does also bear truth for the rest of the new Lenovo crop of smartphones, even the premium Vibe Z ($549). We definitely like where Lenovo is headed, and if they do manage to keep the Vibe series healthy, we may just see the company establish more of a foothold outside of its local dominion of China.
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Lenovo S930, S650 and A859
1. ihavenoname (Posts: 1267; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)
All look great and I see front facing speakers. Good that they still exist. Job well done Lenovo.
2. faizan-sharif (Posts: 52; Member since: 26 Jun 2013)
lenove seems to be highly priced for their most fantastic and premium looking devices but cheap MTK internals i have choice at the same price to go for S3,
S4 mini in KSa now is on deal for abt 300 dollars so single sim is even cheaper, so why wud i go for any other leaving samsung? even sony is struggling to beat samsung's pricing and samsung is selling well and well day by day
3. mas39 (Posts: 40; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)
Sorry, but awful chipset and resolution lets these down.
4. Chris.P (Posts: 256; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)
Two of these sport a 720p resolution, and the MT6582 is anything but awful. It's stupid cheap and offers a pretty darn good performance for what it is?