Lenovo A536 Review



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There are just so many phones in the budget smartphone category, it is really hard to choose. To make your choice even more messed up Lenovo has come out with a new phone in this budget smartphone category. Lenovo A536 is a very decent smartphone for the masses, let us take a closer look at it.


Design

It has a very Samsung design and built to it. That chunky scratchy back panel is very bad plastic and ode snot feel too good. It is decent but not good. You won’t like it much. It is very much like the Galaxy S2 design and built. The actual phone is a proper rectangular design. There is not much of a curve anywhere at all. Just a little around the edge.

Display

Companies need to understand that in the time right now, if you what to deliver a 5 inch display, it better be atleast an HD one. Lenovo A536 has a 5 inch 480p display. It is not the sharpest of the greatest. It is very grainy thanks to the low resolution on such a big canvas. The colours are okay. It does not have deep black levels that do put the video viewing a bit off and the viewing angles are not that great as well.

Camera

The 5 MP camera on board does a fair job of taking photos. They come out really off in balance of colour and contrast. They do not have good highlights and warmth as well. The dullness will only put off a flagship smartphone user off. The photo has its share of graininess as well. The front camera is okay for both video calls and selfies. Lenovo A536 does not offer a lot. The video has a cleaner quality than the photos and is pretty nice to look at.

Software

Lenovo A536 runs on the latest v4.4.2 KitKat Android OS. It has a very basic UI and does not have any software integration of its own. You get your basic customizable grid of apps and widgets. It is all very basic and does not offer you anything over the skin of Android OS. All the features it has are from the sole APIs of KitKat.

Performance

Lenovo A536 runs on a MediaTek 1.3GHz Quad Core processor along with 1GB of RAM. That does give you a good smooth performance. There is a little snug lag here and there but overall the phone does a good job to juice up most of your apps that need that heavy architecture. The battery is quiet good as well. Lenovo A536 has 8GB of internal memory and can expand up to 32GB.

GENERAL FEATURES
BrandLenovo
Handset ColorWhite
FormBar
Touch ScreenYes, Capacitive
SIM TypeDual Sim, GSM + WCDMA
Model IDA536
MULTIMEDIA
Sound Enhancement1 x Speaker
Video PlayerYes
FMYes
Music PlayerYes, Supports MP3
CAMERA
Secondary CameraYes, 2 Megapixel
Other Camera FeaturesAuto Focus, Flash Support, HDR Mode, Multi Angle View, Zero Shutter Delay, Face Detection, Smile Shot, EIS, Auto Scene Detection, Continuous Shots (40), 5 Customizable ISO Levels, Scene Mode (Different Presets for Different Lighting Condititions)
Primary CameraYes, 5 Megapixel
INTERNET & CONNECTIVITY
Audio Jack3.5 mm
Preinstalled BrowserAndroid
BluetoothYes, v4
Navigation TechnologyA-GPS, with Google Maps
Internet FeaturesEmail
WifiYes, 802.11 b/g/n
GPRSYes
EDGEYes
TetheringWi-fi Hotspot
3GYes, 21 Mbps HSDPA; 5.76 Mbps HSUPA; HSPA+
OTHER FEATURES
SensorsG-Sensor, SW Enabled Proximity Sensor
Phone Book MemoryYes
Call MemoryYes
SMS MemoryYes
Important AppsDOit Apps, Vibe UI
Additional FeaturesOne Hand Operation, CE and IDA Certified
WARRANTY
Warranty Summary1 year manufacturer warranty for Phone and 6 months warranty for in the box accessories
DIMENSIONS
Size72×139.6×9.95 mm
DISPLAY
ResolutionFWVGA, 480 x 854 Pixels
Other Display FeaturesTwisted Nematic Display, One Hand Operation, 2-point Multi-touch
TypeTFT
Size5 Inches
BATTERY
TypeLi-Polymer, 2000 mAh
MEMORY AND STORAGE
Expandable MemorymicroSD, upto 32 GB
Memory1 RAM, 8 GB ROM
Internal8
PLATFORM
Operating FreqGSM – 900, 1800, 1900; WCDMA – 2100
GraphicsMali-400
OSAndroid v4.4 (KitKat)
Processor1.3 MT6582M, Quad Core



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