We already discussed that Lenovo has surprised the Smartphone market by recently launching a series of Smartphone for different budget range in the event organized at New Delhi, India. The company has launched total of 6 Smartphones in the event along with its new flagship device Lenovo K900. We have recently reviewed the Lenovo A706 from this launch and now we will be checking Lenovo A390.
The Lenovo A390 is a dual-SIM phone feature with 4-inch display and powered by a 1GHZ dual-core Mediatek processor. The device will be running on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and it is a low budget device phone competing to the recent launch of WYNNCOM G41.
Camera and Internal Storage
Lenovo A390 comes with a 5 Megapixel camera at its back capable at shooting up to 16 shots in burst mode. The device is also capable of capturing amazing panorama images with he panorama mode. The device also comes with the Face Beauty Mode to capture a picture of your face and automatically adjust it to reveal your beauty. Powered by the powerful PowerVR SGX531 Graphics Processing Unit, the device won’t experience lagging transitions and animation with this GPU. But the device lacks in front camera and hence you cannot do the video calling using this phone.
From the storage segment, the device is featured with 4 GB of Internal storage which can be expanded up to 32 GB using the MicroSD memory card. The device has got 512 MB of RAM a well for the processing.
Processor and Battery
Being the low budget device we cannot expect a out of the box innovation in the processor but still the device is powered with 1GHz Dual-core processor with MTK 6577 chipset which was the first MTK Dual Core processor. This processor operates on Cortex A9 architecture and have built-in PowerVR SGX 531 GPU for graphical processing.
The device also come packed with Li-Ion 1500 mAh battery. With the support of superb 1Ghz Dual core processor this device can support Up to 220 h (2G) standby time or Up to 180 h with 3G stand by and a talk time of up to 14 h (2G) / Up to 9 h (3G).
Display Size and Type
With the body dimension of 125.6 x 64 x 10.1 mm the device will be weighting 131 gms and have the display size of 4.0 inches. The display houses Capacitive touch screen with the display resolution of 480 x 800 pixels and support ~233 ppi pixel density.
Lenovo A390 Hands On Photos Gallery
As we mentioned earlier the device can face a good competition to the recently launched WYNNCOM G41 and hence we will be quickly comparing the specs of this two device. Wynncom comes with the same screen size of 4-inch and same 1GHz Dual Core powered Processor but the chipset can be different. Both get support of 512 MB RAM which can be enough for using the phone primarily for the social applications. The internal storage capacity is also 512MB in case of Wynncom which look weak when compared to 4GB pre-provided internal storage of Lenovo A390 but both can be further extended up to 32GB with the help of microSD card.
The primary camera used in Lenovo’s device is powerful with 5MP camera when compared to Wynncom’s 3 MP camera but there is at least secondary VGA camera for the video calling purpose in Wynncom when there is NO secondary camera in A390. The battery power is same in both the device which is 1500mAh and both support basic connectivity features like Wifi, Bluetooth and 3G. Apart from all this we should not ignore the price tag of both the device. The Lenovo A390 cost around 2500 INR more than Wynncom’s G41 and hence tough to declare the winner here.
|Display||4.0 inches, Capacitive touch screen
Resolution: 480 x 800 pixels (~233 ppi pixel density)
|OS||Android OS, v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich)|
|Processor||Dual-core 1 GHz with MTK 6577 Chipset|
|RAM, ROM||512MB RAM, 4GB ROM expandable up to 32GB|
|Cameras||5MP rear, No secondary front camera|
Conclusion and Price
Lenovo A390 has all the pretty impressive feature and support essential features of Android phones. It has Wi-Fi capability to connect to Wi-Fi networks and serve as a mobile WiFi hotspot. It also has a high speed Bluetooth capability and microUSB slot. It supports A-GPS, a built in FM Radio and Dual SIM and Dual Standby capability. Aside from these, Lenovo A390 also comes pre-installed with few apps including Norton Mobile Security which will protect your Smartphone from malwares. The device is available for online order at Naaptol.com for Rs.8,999.