Lenovo has launched the S860 at the MWC 2014 which has its battery as its talking point. Coupled with a 5.3 inch massive display it will be quite a good offering. The smartphone comes shod with a 4,000 mAh battery that will double up as a battery pack for charging other devices as well. Let us have a hands on review of the same
Lenovo S860 Quick Specs
- Display Size: 5.3 Inch display, 1280 x 720 pixels resolution
- Processor: 1.3 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6582 processor
- RAM: 2 GB
- Software Version: Android 4.2 Jelly bean
- Camera: 8 MP camera, LED flash
- Secondary Camera: 1.5 MP
- Internal Storage: 16 GB
- External Storage: No
- Battery: 4,000 mAh
- Connectivity: 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS with aGPS
Lenovo S860 Hands on, Quick Review, Camera, Features and Overview HD at MWC 2014[Video]
Design and Build
The Lenovo S860 is a fairly large one courtesy of the 5.3 inch display it packs in which has a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels and has reflective surface, thus hampering sunlight legibility. There are dual front speakers for a good audio experience.
It tips the scales at 190 grams and may seem heavy for a device but its massive battery of 4,000 mAh compensates for the weight. It has a top notch build quality and will surely be the one that looks like it has been built to last. So it won’t disappoint you in the design and build quality department.
Camera and Internal Storage
The smartphone will surely be of help when you need a device for those occasional clicks. It gets an 8MP rear camera which teams up with a LED flash. You also get a 1.5MP front camera which is decent enough for video calling and all the selfies that you might want to click time and again.
Battery, Operating System and Chipset
One of the strongest bits about the Lenovo S860 is its 4,000 mAh battery which will easily last you about 2 days and you can also charge other gadgets via USB OTG from the device. It is one of the better battery units in the mid-range segment and it comes forth as a strong performer in this department. The company claims that it will last up to 40 days on stand by and 24 hours on 3G talk time.
Under the hood of the Lenovo S860 is a 1.3 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6582 processor which is present in almost every budget quad core which is hitting the markets these days. It teams with a 2GB RAM to aid multitasking and it won’t disappoint you in the processing department.
It runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean which is not to our liking as it could have surely done better with an Android 4.3 Jelly Bean or Android 4.4 KitKat as a matter of fact.
Lenovo S860 Photo Gallery
The Lenovo S860 has one of the better build qualities for the price it commands and the battery unit is the sweetest part of the deal. The fact that you can use the same to charge other devices is like a cherry on the cake. To top it off, it does not cost a fortune as well (will sell for around Rs 20,000-22,000). So it comes across as a pretty good mid-range smartphone.