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Review of Lenovo S890, A800, P770: a new line of inexpensive Dual SIM Smartphone

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In early February, the third sale the Lenovo smartphone in Russia: cheap and functional model S720, which we talked in detail . Following her out several smartphones completely different directions: low-Lenovo A800, planshetofon with a 5-inch screen and most  S890 smartphone in the world – P770 with battery on 3500 mAh.

In our opinion, the best of the entire line looks the S720 cost, appearance, quality, screen and sound, so the other models we will dedicate a combined overview, especially as the hardware and software platform they have almost exactly the same. The comments and the poll you can express an opinion, which of the models you are most interested in, we will tell you more about it later.

All smart phones will appear in March, will be the most affordable Lenovo A800 (7990 rubles), then – P770 (11,990 rubles), while top-end product that is S890 (13-14 thousand). If we pay attention to the specs, prices seem quite adequate, at the other players in this segment: Huawei, Fly, Philips, and even lower. In P770 with its 3500 mAh battery analogues yet at all (even the flagship Philips W832 works less), so 12 thousand rubles for it – is acceptable.

Unlike Lenovo from these manufacturers is that the company plans to produce products are not isolated, and whole rulers and more. Line will be updated at the same time quite often, especially for low-end models of A-series. Here I will say that Lenovo – a large international company that takes the 1st place in the PC market after beating HP, has a large network of service centers, represented in many formal parlors and shops, so to compare the price of smart phones with unknown Chinese players is fundamentally wrong. You get a guaranteed upgrade, warranty, and do not buy the questionable quality of the device over the Internet or from vendors in the electronics market. Naturally, the prices of such smartphones simply can not be the same.
Lenovo S 890

S890 – a continuation of the first 5-inch smartphone, S880 . About the model, I also gave a detailed account of its strength is the cost and time but also the hardware platform, the screen – very weak. In S890 Lenovo fixes major flaws: the screen now has a higher resolution, the normal viewing angles, the processor has 2-core, and decreased thickness (up to 9.3 mm).

Key Features Lenovo S890

Operating system: Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, own shell ideaDesctop
CPU: 2-core MTK6577, Cortex A9 1,2 GHz Graphics PowerVR SGX 531
Memory: 1 GB of RAM, 4 GB of internal memory (2 GB per user), a slot for microSD up to 32 GB
Screen: touch screen TFT-IPS, 5,0”, 960 x 540
Camera: 8 MP, 0.3 MP front
Network: support for two SIM-cards, UMTS 900/2100 MHz, GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
Optional: GPS, proximity sensor, light sensor, accelerometer
Audio Support: MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, AMR
Video Support: MPEG4, 3GP, H.264
Battery: Li-ion 2250 mAh
Dimensions: 143,6 x 74,2 x 9,3 mm, weight 176 g
Price: 13-14 thousand rubles

Lenovo S890 recognizable appearance, the device resembles smartphones Samsung (Galaxy S III and Note II) on the quality of materials and colors. Similarly, Samsung has a dark blue polished version. Nobody says that up – it’s good, of course, but the fact remains that, Lenovo is expensive especially if Samsung.

The smartphone will cost around 13-14 thousand, so that the use of such materials, design is justified. Design elements in common with the S720, with the new slightly wider and higher, however, for a 5-inch smartphone expect another would be wrong. Unlike its predecessor, appeared S880 touch control buttons below the screen, and the entire front panel is protected by scratch-resistant glass (S880 was plastic).

By elements of the standard set here. Top audio jack of 3.5 mm and a shutdown button, bottom – the connector microUSB, right – the volume control. MicroSD slots and two SIM-cards are under the hood, a removable battery in the model. Slots for SIM-cards mottos like 2G and 3G, respectively, we can choose the card for data transfer in 3G and card mainly for conversation. Standard Organization.

Screen in the Lenovo S890 is much better than the S880, though resolution of 800 x 480 there were not enough, here we have a 960 x 540 pixels. Viewing angles are also bigger image when tilted is not inverted. The maximum brightness is not as high (in the S720 above), but this was done in order to reduce energy consumption.

Hardware platform here is simple, MTK6577 (2-core, 1.2 GHz), but 1 GB and 4 GB of internal memory for installing applications. Everything is the same S720 and much better predecessor S880, there was only one-core processor and the extremely low productivity. Synthetic test results are similar to S720, so that these details encourage you to appropriately reviewed .

A brief summary follows. Lenovo S880, the first model in the Russian market, was weak in terms of functionality, but at a price inferior to the competition from Fly and Sharp. Update in the face to get a much nicer S890: adequate performance with a 2-core processor, better screen, slim, actual version Android 4.1.

Strengths: 2 SIM-card, long battery life, accessories (rear with flip screen cover, again, as in the Samsung) remained in place. For my money – the offer is good, the main competitor of Samsung Galaxy Grand worth 18,000 rubles, while the resolution has lower (800 x 480 pixels), the battery capacity is less. But the performance, and the brand Samsung smartphones much stronger.

On the part of the budget unit competition is much higher: for sale are 5-inch Fly IQ450 Horizon (9990 rubles, screen and 800 x 480 pixels, and the Android OS version 4.0), TeXet TM5204 (the same characteristics as that of the Fly). So the choice is, of course, there is. Lenovo with its S890 occupies an intermediate position between the big-name brands (Samsung) and the second echelon. Let’s see how to successfully get this over with not very successful predecessor.

Again, it is good that Lenovo offers a choice: S720 and S890 are functionally identical, are similar in appearance, you can choose between the right diagonal screen. In my opinion, S720 universal.

Lenovo A 800
A800 – a simplified version of the S720. There is the same screen diagonal (4.5 inches), but with a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels, 5 megapixel camera on against 8, but other features are the same. The device will cost 2000 rubles cheaper 7990 with the start of sales in late February – early March.

Key Features Lenovo A800

Operating system: Android 4.0 ICS, own shell ideaDesctop
CPU: 2-core MTK6577, Cortex A9 1,2 GHz Graphics PowerVR SGX 531
Memory: 512 MB RAM, 4 GB of internal memory (2 GB per user), a slot for microSD up to 32 GB
Screen: touch screen TFT-IPS, 4,5”, 854 x 480
Camera: 5 megapixel, no front
Network: support for two SIM-cards, UMTS 900/2100 MHz, GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
Optional: GPS, proximity sensor, light sensor, accelerometer
Audio Support: MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, AMR
Video Support: MPEG4, 3GP, H.264
Battery: Li-ion 2000 mAh
Dimensions: 133,6 x 69 x 11,5 mm, weight 155 g
Price: 7990 rubles.

Smartphone is simpler brethren here corrugated plastic back surface dark brown bezel, front panel entirely closed-scratching glass.

Here all the elements of a typical audio-jack 3.5 mm off button and a microUSB slot is in the top, left – only the volume rocker. Memory card slot 2 SIM-cards – under the removable battery cover.

Product does not have anything special, but the price for the 4.5-inch smartphone with a 2-core processor and two SIM-cards is quite attractive, less than 8000 rubles. Direct competitor – Huawei G500 Pro with 2 SIM-cards, the price starts at 9,000 rubles, the platform is used exactly the same. Fly IQ441 Radiance – The second obvious contender, the price is 8500 rubles, the screen size is slightly smaller 4.3 inches. Of second-tier manufacturers can not help but note IconBit NETTAB MERCURY X (the same function, but HD-screen density 326 ppi), the cost is at 9000 rubles.

Lenovo P 770

The third model in the series – record on the part of the battery, the first Russian unit with battery on 3500 mA * h Today it is the most capacious battery smartphones in the world, and the results of the tests shows the corresponding P770, 2-3 times ahead of the nearest alternative. One unit Lenovo showed Philips, it was her smartphone – the dolgorabotayuschy in the world.

Key Features Lenovo P770

Operating system: Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, own shell ideaDesctop
CPU: 2-core MTK6577, Cortex A9 1,2 GHz Graphics PowerVR SGX 531
Memory: 1 GB of RAM, 4 GB of internal memory (2 GB per user), a slot for microSD up to 32 GB
Screen: touch screen TFT-IPS, 4,5”, 960 x 540
Camera: 8 MP, 1.3 MP front
Network: support for two SIM-cards, UMTS 900/2100 MHz, GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
Optional: GPS, proximity sensor, light sensor, accelerometer
Audio Support: MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, AMR
Video Support: MPEG4, 3GP, H.264
Battery: Li-ion 3500 mAh
Dimensions: 132 x 67 x 11,7 mm, weight 162 g
Price: 11 990 rub.

The most interesting product from the three, in my opinion. In P770 combines the functionality of S720 (no change, all possibilities are exactly the same), but the device has received an impressive battery of 3500 mA * h This fact only slightly increased its thickness, it is 11.7 mm – perfectly acceptable.

In appearance the phone is made different from the brothers, and S720 in particular, it is more severe, use a dark blue glossy plastic with a light texture (in the tone of Samsung Galaxy S III). Again I repeat that the copy – this is not good, but Lenovo planned to make its flagship smartphone-like competitor. Glossy plastic and scratched quickly, just as in the Samsung, this position matte Lenovo S720 is clearly practical.

But due to the texture and iridescence on the body is not as noticeable fingerprints, and wear, it’s easy to wipe. On elements similar to Lenovo P770 A800, all the connectors are in the top, volume button – right.

The battery cover is removable, it can be seen under the usual two slots for SIM-cards, microSD, as well as the impressive size and weight of the battery, a key characteristic of the smartphone.

In tests AnTuTu Battery that we apply to all of today’s smartphones, P770 scored 1218 points. Let me remind you that the results of the next smartphone-lived amounted to 880 points (Philips W732 with battery 2400 mAh) and 848 points (Samsung Galaxy Note II with a battery of 3,100 mAh).

So in case of Lenovo P770 can safely say that this is the dolgorabotayuschy smartphone in the world. 3-4 days he just survive, especially since now the norm for Android is one bright day, in rare exceptions (such as Huawei P1 XL, D1 XL) – two days.

This battery life achieved not only by capacity. The hardware platform is relatively weak, the smart phone is not fast. Also note the screen, rather, its low brightness. Colleague on the line, S720, has a much higher maximum brightness.

But these things for someone can be quite insignificant compared runtime. Smartphone offers two SIM-cards and such energy savings will appeal to those who use the device for frequent calls, for example.

Price of the device at the beginning of March was 11,990 rubles, for a newcomer in the smartphone market with high competition from other manufacturers from China, as well as more well-known brands – rather a lot. But when you consider the record battery (larger volume not that in Russia and in the world so far) and the corresponding time of work, and this price can be justified. Especially because the smartphone has turned out quite modern in function: the screen resolution is high, and the processor – 2-core, and the newest version of the OS, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

Tell us in the comments, which model do you like more than others? What is the most interesting? As to whether the price of new items Lenovo?

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