Phablets are estimated to be a US$46 billion market this year, and every Android manufacturer is getting into the game. Lenovo has two new phablet offerings, the K900 and S920. The K900 should be out in a few days, while the S920 is already available on retail shelves.
The Lenovo S920 has a 5.3-inch HD (720 x 1280) display and is powered by a 1.2 GHz quad core MediaTek MTK 6589 processor. This is the same processor you have already seen on the MyPhone A919i Duo, Cherry Mobile Omega HD 2.0 and Blaze 2.0 all priced less than Php10,000. So the price of the Lenovo S920 might surprise you a bit. It is priced at Php16,999. The Lenovo S920 is impressively thin, at 7.9 mm, but that is not enough to overlook the fact that the other specifications do not justify the price.
- Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
- 5.3-inch IPS HD display (720 x 1280)
- Dual SIM
- 4 GB internal storage, expandable via a microSD card slot
- 1 GB RAM
- 1.2 GHz quad core processor
- PowerVR SGX544MP graphics
- 8 MP primary camera, autofocus with flash
- 2 MP front camera
- 2250 mAh battery
Ironically, the Lenovo S920 even cost more than Lenovo's own K860 which is powered by a more powerful Samsung Exynos Quad chipset.
The Lenovo S920 is nice piece of hardware and feels well built. I just think it is priced several thousand pesos higher than it should be.