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.
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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.
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GENERAL FEATURES
Brand Lenovo
Handset Color White
Form Bar
Touch Screen Yes, Capacitive
SIM Type Dual Sim, GSM + WCDMA
Model ID A536
MULTIMEDIA
Sound Enhancement 1 x Speaker
Video Player Yes
FM Yes
Music Player Yes, Supports MP3
CAMERA
Secondary Camera Yes, 2 Megapixel
Other Camera Features Auto 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 Camera Yes, 5 Megapixel
INTERNET & CONNECTIVITY
Audio Jack 3.5 mm
Preinstalled Browser Android
Bluetooth Yes, v4
Navigation Technology A-GPS, with Google Maps
Internet Features Email
Wifi Yes, 802.11 b/g/n
GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes
Tethering Wi-fi Hotspot
3G Yes, 21 Mbps HSDPA; 5.76 Mbps HSUPA; HSPA+
OTHER FEATURES
Sensors G-Sensor, SW Enabled Proximity Sensor
Phone Book Memory Yes
Call Memory Yes
SMS Memory Yes
Important Apps DOit Apps, Vibe UI
Additional Features One Hand Operation, CE and IDA Certified
WARRANTY
Warranty Summary 1 year manufacturer warranty for Phone and 6 months warranty for in the box accessories
DIMENSIONS
Size 72×139.6×9.95 mm
DISPLAY
Resolution FWVGA, 480 x 854 Pixels
Other Display Features Twisted Nematic Display, One Hand Operation, 2-point Multi-touch
Type TFT
Size 5 Inches
BATTERY
Type Li-Polymer, 2000 mAh
MEMORY AND STORAGE
Expandable Memory microSD, upto 32 GB
Memory 1 RAM, 8 GB ROM
Internal 8
PLATFORM
Operating Freq GSM – 900, 1800, 1900; WCDMA – 2100
Graphics Mali-400
OS Android v4.4 (KitKat)
Processor 1.3 MT6582M, Quad Core

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