Chinese Computer Giant Lenovo needs no Introduction. Having become one of the Top companies in Desktop and Laptop market after buying out IBM’s Computer division, Lenovo has now entered the mobile market too with little success. Recently, they have launched 2 new models in Indian market namely Ideaphones S890 & P770
These handsets have smartly been positioned in the hottest mid-range section which is slowly being taken over by Micromax with their aggressive pricings.
Lenovo Ideaphone S890 & P770
Processors & OS
Both The handsets have pretty much same Specs with respect to processor and ram. A Mediatek powered Dual-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A9 processor with 1GB of RAM and a PowerVR SGX531 GPU. This Mediatek processor and its quad core version is featured in lot of Midrange mobiles these days and is a good processor for day to day mobile usage with light gaming. Both featured the now common Android 4.1.1 Jellybean OS.
S890 comes with a 5 incher 540 x 960 pixels IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with a pretty good 220 ppi pixel density. While the P770 is a 4.6incher with similar resolution but a higher 245 ppi pixel density. (though the actual density in our benchmarking showed it to be 240ppi). Both these handsets have a very good viewing angles and were visible even at extreme angels. The Displays are so smooth that for a second you feel like holding a phone with gorilla glass. Lenovo should be all proud for having managed such a good display.
The P770 though a slightly heavy because of its huge 3500mAh battery, gives a Stand-by Up to 644 hrs and talk time of Up to 29 hrs. This is crazy by any standards. The S890 too give a good backup compared to the Micromax’s and Samsung’s with its 2250 mAh battery.
Both the phones support dual sim but 3G is supported in only Sim1. They are slightly heavy because of their big batteries at 161 g(P770) ( yes it is lighter even with a bigger battery than S890) and 176 g (S890). Both come with a 4GB on board storage, expandable upto 32GB with microsd card. But only Less than 2 GB is acutal usable space.
The S890 comes with a 8MP rear camera, while the P770 has a 5MP shooter. Both have front camera but only VGA. The Camera is good not the best, though it has got a very good led flash, enough to take pictures even in pitch dark. One drawback though is that it doesn’t fill the light in the whole frame due to its small round flash. The picture quality was good, sharp and with less noise or artifacts.
Check out some of the photographs clicked with S890 Ideaphone.
The S890 is priced between 16200/- and 17K online while the P770 is priced between 13-14K online. The Antutu Benchmark scores we got from S890 was 7277 only.
With P770 it is not much different as it has the same chipset processor and ram. This score is not great in fact it is even less than Galaxy SII. But it still beats the Micromax A110 and Galaxy Grand Duos. I would have loved a quad-core under the hood of S890 for the price we are paying as the mediatek quadcore tends to give very impressive Benchmark figures of around 12000.
So If you want to go for a good brand like Lenovo, I would recommend the P770 for its huge battery and decent performance. Remember there is a 1 year warranty on handset and charger, while only 6 months warranty on battery and just 3 months warranty on earphone. The build Quality of both the models is Rock solid. I really wanted to do a crash test but did not want to take that risk 🙂