In recent years Lenovo has been concentrating on offering users with smartphone devices at a comparatively low price point, tailored for the markets they make them available in. Now, it has launched the Lenovo A680 which is a dual sim phone with dual standby features, at a price of Rs.8723 in the mid-range market segment. Let us have a quick look at the specifications and features of this product.
Camera and Internal storage
The Lenovo A680 carries a 5MP rear camera, which can click decent pictures of medium quality. A front camera has been provided with the device, but the front camera being a VGA 0.3MP camera is not suitable at all for snapping pictures.
The device comes with an internal memory of a mere 4GB. To overcome this lack of storage space, Lenovo has provided the user the option of expanding the memory upto 32GB through a MicroSD card slot.
Processor and battery
The Lenovo A680 is equipped with MediaTek’s MTK6582 chip set. This quad core processor has been clocked at 1.3 Ghz, and comes along with a Mali-400MP GPU. The internal memory provided with the device is 1GB which while adequate for a device in this price range, might lead to some lags during multitasking.
A 2000 mAh standard battery is provided with the device an order to power the Lenovo A680 and can deliver about 14 hours of talk time on 2G.
Display and Features
The smartphone flaunts a 5 inch display with FWVGA resolution of 480X854 pixels, giving it a low pixel density of about 196 pixels per inch. The screen has a capacitive,TFT display with 1600K colors. The display is however not a multi touch display.
Lenovo is providing Android 4.2 Jelly Bean with this device. The device also comes with basic features such as 3G connectivity, Bluetooth, GPS, Light sensor etc. A distance Sensor has also been included.
The direct competitors for this device are expected to be Xolo Q700 S, Panasonic T11, Intex Aqua N8, Gionee CTRL V4 and Gionee GPad G3. With a number of competitors having similar hardware and software specs, Lenovo A680 will have a tough time differentiating itself from others.
|Display||5 inch, FWVGA|
|Processor||1.3 GHz Quad Core MTK6582|
|Internal Storage||4 GB, Expandable up to 32 GB|
|OS||Android 4.2 Jelly Bean|
|Camera||5 MP/ VGA|
Price and Conclusion
At this price, Lenovo A680 provides the best possible specifications to the user. However, with some products providing either the exact same or similar hardware specifications as the A680, it will face some severe competition. The absence of multi-touch doesn’t help it’s cause either. Nonetheless, the Lenovo A680 is a device which can serve its purpose as a budget Phone and will attract users who are looking for a combination of a Quad-core Phone and a low cost solution.