Monday, February 25, 2013

Lenovo S890 - A Really Nice 5-inch Android Phone

Lenovo has released two new Android smartphones in the Philippines, the P770 and the P890. As compared to the new Lenovo offerings released last January, the main features of the two new phones is that they now have Android 4.1, Jelly Bean, installed and have increased the RAM to 1 GB. 

Lenovo S890. The Lenovo S890 is a monster Droid phone with  a 5-inch qHD (540 x 960) display. The Lenovo S890 is powered by a 1.2 GHz dual core ARM Cortex-A9 processor on a Mediatek chipset and comes with PowerVR SGX graphics.  This makes places the phone in the same category as the Cherry Mobile TitanCherry Mobile Omega and MyPhone A919.  The Lenovo S890 priced at Php12,800, is priced 4-6K more than its competition. 

Now Android 4.1 and 1 GB of RAM are substantial updates, but what really makes the Lenovo S890 worth considering despite the much higher price is the qHD resolution. The Titan, Omega and A919 have 5 to 5.2 inch, WVGA displays with lower WVGA (480 x 800) resolution displays. At 5-inches, the qHD display really makes a noticeable difference in the sharpness of the user interface and image quality.

The other specifications are in line with what you expect from a smartphone at this price with dual SIM capability, 4 GB of internal storage expandable via a MicroSD card, a 8 MP primary camera with a LED flash camera, a VGA secondary camera, a 2250 mAh battery and the other features you expect to find in an Android smartphone these days.

I suspect this phone will be a very successful release for Lenovo.


  1. Hey, not bad indeed! And it's almost the price of its predecessor, Lenovo S880. I have a friend who bought one of Lenovo's smartphones and she told me that Lenovo's build quality is really good. This might be a good alternative to those expensive brands that we're seeing nowadays.

    1. Yup. As the phone specifications continue to improve, they will become like laptops... most users won't need the highest end units for anything more than bragging rights.

  2. ive been using the 890 for a week now. from the looks,the features,the specs,the performance and the price, its the perfect phone for a user like me that opting for a dual sim phone. the only downside is the screen protector which did not come with the unit like xperias. no regrets for this beast.

  3. I also bought this to try the specs and indeed it really is a good value. why spend more if you can get the same experience with this monster.. :)

  4. As much as i want to avoid to buy a new phone coz i already have the s3 mini since march it gave me the chills looking at this gorgeous phone also review it specs so i have no doubt wanting it..I surendered to my craving of this monster lenovo s890...Now im loving every moment using it.. :-)


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