Lenovo recently launched Lenovo A526 priced at Rs. 9,499 which it is calling one of the most affordable smartphone. The phone features a 4.5 inch display, 1 GB RAM and other standard budget quad core specifications that you can expect at this price range, with the brand name of world’s third largest smartphone manufacturer.

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Camera and internal storage

The primary camera auto focus camera has 5 MP sensor. What is missing is LED flash and perhaps auto focus. If you are looking for a more detailed camera in this price range, several domestic players will offer you a 8 MP shooter in this price range. It won’t be wise to expect much from the front 1.3 MP shooter as well.

The internal storage is standard 4 GB and can be further extended by another 32 GB using microSD support. The internal storage is following the same ubiquitous trend in this price range.

Processor and Battery

Processor employed is low cost mediatek MT6582 chipset, which is trending these days and is fast replacing MT6589 series. The processor is expected to give good performance and is aided by Mali 400 MP2 GPU and 1 GB RAM which is not so common in this price range.

The battery capacity is2000 mAh which is above average, Lenovo has not specified how much back up you can extract from this battery, but the rating is above average considering the competition

Display and Other Features

The 4.5 inch display features FWVGA 854 X 480 pixels resolution which is not particularly stunning but is pretty usable considering the price range. The pixel density is 217 pixels per inches which implies that your texts will be soft but you won’t notice pixelation on the 4.5 inch display.

Software used is Android 4.2 jelly bean, which seems dated now. Lenovo and other manufacturers should now provide Android Kitkat on budget hardware because its optimized to perform well on less hardware resources.

Comparison

Lenovo A526 will primarily compete with phones like Gionee M2, Micromax Canvas Power A96, Moto G and Micromax Canvas Turbo Mini most of which are priced in the vicinity of 10,000 INR.

Key Specs

Model Lenovo A526
Display 4.5 Inch , WVGA
Processor 1.3 GHz Quad Core
RAM 1 GB
Internal Storage 4 GB, Expandable
OS Android 4.2 Jelly bean
Camera 5 MP/ VGA
Battery 2000 mAh
Price 9,499 INR

Conclusion

Lenovo A526 comes with standard budget quad core hardware with 1 GB RAM. It manages to squeeze in best of hardware specs that you can expect under 10,000 INR and will also have the advantage of Lenovo branding. The phone will be a tough competitor in the overcrowded budget quad core segment which is currently being ruled by Moto G

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