The Lenovo S820 is one out of the 6 phones Lenovo launched earlier today. The S820 comes with powerful hardware which includes a 720p screen measuring 4.7 inches, and will retail for 19,599 INR in the Indian market. The phone is touted to challenge the Gionee Dream D1, Micromax Canvas HD and the likes.

The phone will come with the hugely popular MediaTek MT6589 chipset which houses a 1.2 GHz Cortex A7 based quad core processor.




Camera And Internal Storage

The Lenovo S820 comes with a surprising 13MP camera, something which we don’t usually see on MediaTek based devices. Pictures from the 13MP camera should be sharp and crisp, and should be good enough to live up to expectations of most shutterbugs. The 13MP shooter will be assisted with LED flash and autofocus, which will further add to the quality of the pictures. On the front, the S820 sports a 2MP camera, which should perform more than decently since most of us would only be using it for tasks such as video calls.

The S820 comes with a standard 4GB of on-board storage which we have seen on quite a few MediaTek based devices. The storage will be expandable to 32GB with a microSD card. Although 4GB will not be enough for most of us out here, the inclusion of a microSD card should make life easier.


Processor And Battery

The S820 comes with the same processor which we saw on a range of devices including Gionee Dream D1, Micromax Canvas HD, etc, which is the MediaTek MT6589. This is a very popular quad-core chipset from the Taiwanese manufacturer, MediaTek and as most of our readers must be aware, it has been well documented all over the internet. The MT6589 is a proven processor, and coupled with 1GB of RAM it makes for a great combination which is multitask-efficient and powerful at the same time.

The device comes with a 2000mAh battery, which is sort of a standard in the industry in today’s day. The 2000mAh would probably take you through one day if you are not a heavy user, which most people are. The screen is pretty big at 4.7 inches, so we would have liked to see a battery bigger than that.


Display Size And Type

The S820 comes with a 4.7 inch screen, which houses a display panel of 1280x720p HD resolution. The display should be a treat since Lenovo have implemented the IPS-LCD technology in the display which allows for great visibility angles without the colour being washed away.

The 720p HD resolution on a 4.7 inch screen means that the phone will have a more than decent pixel density of 312ppi, which should provide for an excellent video experience.



The S820 is has joined the league of an already highly populated phones which come with a quad core processor from MediaTek. As mentioned earlier, the Lenovo S820 will be facing tough competition from devices like the Gionee Dream D1, Micromax Canvas HD, XOLO Q800, etc. Given the price point, the average buyer will lean towards cheaper options such as the Micromax Canvas HD. Apart from the cheaper price, the Canvas HD also comes with a bigger screen, i.e., 5 inches when compared to 4.7 inches on the S820.

The success of this device also depends on how well the other devices from Lenovo fare. If the other 5 devices do manage to create an impact in the market, the visibility of Lenovo in the market will increase which will lead to greater acceptance by the average buyer.

Model Lenovo S820
Display 4.7 inches HD (1280x720p)
OS Android v4.2 Jelly Bean
Processor 1.2 GHz quad core MT6589
RAM, ROM 1GB RAM, 4GB ROM expandable up to 32GB
Camera 13MP rear, 2MP front
Battery 2000mAh
Price 19,599 INR


Conclusion And Price

The S820 comes with a rather steep price tag of 19,599 INR. This makes it one of the pricier phones with a MediaTek processor, since Indian manufacturers offer similar hardware for quite a bit less (typically in between 8-14,000 INR). We can expect the price to fall by a bit, but it still will cost more than any device from an Indian manufacturer.

The only edge it has over other phones is the 13MP camera which is a rarity in MT6589 phones. Apart from that, there is nothing much to speak of for this device, but we ought to say that Lenovo is indeed a trusted international brand, although it is still in it’s early days when it comes to mobile phones.


  1. Please suggest me the best smart phone to have in the range of 20000 to 25000 in big branded mobiles like Samsung, HTC, Nokia etc.

    • I cant compare the cameras it is not just megapixels which count but the actual picture clarity, details and color reproduction which matters. I cannot just tell you my view as it depends on what type of camera a device has and hows does that perform in practical.

  2. Abishek, this phone has an sx544 gpu and a 1.2ghz mediatek quadcore processor right? I was wondering if this phone is capable of running graphically intensive games like nova 3 and real racing 3 without any lags….

    • Yes it can run both of these games, real racing and nova 3 both we have played on this hardware config both of these games can run smooth of the times, you might notice little graphic glitch at times while running these games on this device.

  3. hi bro,may i ask? does s820 comes with gyro sensor or gyroscope? and also compass? some website says that it support and some says it doesnt. thanks =)

  4. hii m pradip… i want to purchase new mob range is upto 17000 which is one best… i saw the lenovo s820 it was awesome… can i purchase it???? some website i saw review that phone creates the probleb it will be mang and battery problem .. is it really

    • we havent done the full review of this phone, but with the intial hands on we can say its a good phone. We will tell you more about the battery once we do the full review of this phone.

    • as per the initial views – the camera on this device was decent, but we will tell you more once we do the full review of this phone.

  5. Hi,

    Just want to ask regarding its dual sim capability. Do I have to switch sim in sending/receiving texts and calls? Or sim 1 can be used in data, sim 2 for calls and texts?

  6. if u have been able to do a full review of lenovo s820 how does its camera perform in practical ? any problems with mediatek chipset in long run. are u skeptical of 6589 being able to support and sustain 13 MP CAMERA ?

    • the overall performance of the camera i have seen on 6589 chipset incuding this phone is not great, but decent – the 13 mp quality sounds great but does not actually make much difference in day to day usage atleast on this hardware as per my experience.

  7. if u have been able to do a full review of lenovo s820 how does its camera perform in practical ? any problems with mediatek chipset in long run. are u skeptical of 6589 being able to support and sustain 13 MP CAMERA ? –

  8. Hi Abi,

    I am confused in phone selection. I need good camera phone with decent cost. here I go with phone list. Please suggest me the best camera phone.

    1. Lenovo S820
    2. Sony Xperia L
    3. Moto G

    Please select the best camera phone in this list or suggest me other best camera phones below 20000 Rs.



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