Lenovo S930 Review



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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.
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Design

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.

Display

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.

Camera

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

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GENERAL 2G Network GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900
GSM 850 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100
HSDPA 850 / 1900
SIM Dual SIM (Mini-SIM, dual stand-by)
Announced 2013, December
Status Available. Released 2013, December
BODY Dimensions 170 x 86.5 x 8.7 mm (6.69 x 3.41 x 0.34 in)
Weight 170 g (6.00 oz)
DISPLAY Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 720 x 1280 pixels, 6.0 inches (~245 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack Yes
– Dolby Digital Plus sound enhancement
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 32 GB
Internal 8 GB, 1 GB RAM
DATA GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes
Speed HSDPA, 21.1 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth Yes, v3.0 with A2DP
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0
CAMERA Primary 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR
Video Yes
Secondary Yes, 1.6 MP
FEATURES OS Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean), planned upgrade to v4.4 (KitKat)
Chipset Mediatek MT6582
CPU Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7
GPU Mali-400MP2
Sensors Accelerometer, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS
Browser HTML
Radio FM radio
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support
Java Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
Colors Silver
– 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

 

BATTERY Li-Po 3000 mAh battery

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