Lenovo S930 Review


Lenovo is stepping up. Year after year their products are becoming standard to the market. They were surely in the dilemma weather to take the premium route of Apple, Samsung and HTC or stick to the budget smartphone market because frankly they were going nowhere. But their base is becoming stronger and the new range of phones is really awesome. One of them is the new Lenovo S930.


Lenovo is not that design friendly, they do not do something really cool. I actually prefer the Xolo phones on the budget side. Lenovo is just so-so with their design and built quality on the new Lenovo S930. What I do like is the sleekness of the phone. It is really thin and that accounts for it relatively larger length. Lenovo S930 is not all that heavy or anything for a large phone so that is pretty nice. Lenovo S930 built quality is a tad above average, it is made of a metallic back. The good curves on the side edges gives you a good hold on the phone.


There is one thing companies try to accomplish and include in their phone: large displays. Many end up with the wrong resolution and some end up with both wrong resolution and wrong size. 5 inch displays with 480p resolution or a qHD resolution or similar on the 6 inches displays. Lenovo S930 gives you a 6 inch 720p HD display. The display obviously would have been a lot sharper at 5 inches tall but then that’s what they think consumers want. The display is really nice anyway. The pixels are not that sharp but then you cannot see any broken pixels either. Colors on the Lenovo S930 display looks good and presentable but they are not all that natural.


The shutter speed matters as much as sensor size and pixel size. Thankfully Lenovo S930 has most of it covered. The shutter speed is not all that fast but fast enough to not take forever and hence result in blurry images. So with good shutter speed that is thankfully not there. The images are not too colourful, they are not oversaturated but under saturated. Photos often look dull compared to the actual subject you are trying to capture with the 8MP camera on the back. Front camera is pretty okay too. There is a burst mode as well for the 8MP sensor.

Software and Performance

Lenovo S930 has 3 vital components that matter the most- 1. Android v4.2.2 Jelly Bean 2. 1.3GHz Quad Core processor 3. 1GB RAM. It is this symphony that orchestrates a really good performance. The phone is really smooth and responsive. There is the occasional lag but nothing that will make you want to throw the phone away. Lenovo S930 has a decent battery life as well actually its pretty awesome, the larger 3000mAh battery takes you through a staggering 2 days of usage which we all know is amazing considering modern smartphone. There is no NFC but you get Bluetooth.

Lenovo S930 comes for Rs. 18,000

GENERAL2G NetworkGSM 900 / 1800 / 1900
GSM 850 / 1800 / 1900
3G NetworkHSDPA 900 / 2100
HSDPA 850 / 1900
SIMDual SIM (Mini-SIM, dual stand-by)
Announced2013, December
StatusAvailable. Released 2013, December
BODYDimensions170 x 86.5 x 8.7 mm (6.69 x 3.41 x 0.34 in)
Weight170 g (6.00 oz)
DISPLAYTypeIPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size720 x 1280 pixels, 6.0 inches (~245 ppi pixel density)
SOUNDAlert typesVibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
LoudspeakerYes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jackYes
– Dolby Digital Plus sound enhancement
MEMORYCard slotmicroSD, up to 32 GB
Internal8 GB, 1 GB RAM
SpeedHSDPA, 21.1 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
BluetoothYes, v3.0 with A2DP
USBYes, microUSB v2.0
CAMERAPrimary8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
FeaturesGeo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR
SecondaryYes, 1.6 MP
FEATURESOSAndroid OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean), planned upgrade to v4.4 (KitKat)
ChipsetMediatek MT6582
CPUQuad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7
SensorsAccelerometer, proximity, compass
MessagingSMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS
RadioFM radio
GPSYes, with A-GPS support
JavaYes, via Java MIDP emulator
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– SNS integration
– MP4/WMV/H.264/H.263 player
– MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+ player
– Organizer
– Image/video editor
– Document viewer
– Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk
– Voice memo/dial
– Predictive text input
BATTERYLi-Po 3000 mAh battery


Author: Sinha

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