Lenovo has announced the S580 smartphone for a price of Rs 8,999 in the entry-level market segment. The handset has similar specifications that arrive as a part of most of the other devices in this segment. It has been announced that the Lenovo S580 will be exclusively available via Snapdeal. Here is a quick review on the handset to analyze its capabilities.

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Camera and Internal Storage

The primary camera unit in the Lenovo S580 is an 8 MP primary camera that is coupled with auto focus and LED flash for better low light photography. Along with rear snapper, there is a front facing 2 MP selfie shooter that that can take care of video conferencing. At this pricing, there are many smartphones that arrive with similar aspects making this phone a standard one.

The internal storage is standard at 8 GB and this can be extended up to 32 GB using a micro SD card. Almost all the devices launched in this price bracket arrive with similar storage options and it is getting a standard aspect in the sub Rs 10,000 priced devices.

Processor and Battery

The chipset used is a quad core Snapdragon 200 SoC ticking at 1.2 GHz clock speed. This processor is paired with a moderate 1 GB of RAM and these should suffice in rendering decent performance and multi-tasking experience. Moreover, many smartphones in this price bracket arrive with similar hardware aspects.

Battery capacity of the Lenovo S580 is average standing at 2,150 mAh unit that sounds pretty decent and it is expected to deliver a moderate backup under mixed usage.

Display and Features

Lenovo has given the smartphone a 5 inch IPS display that carries a HD resolution of 1280×720 pixels. It appears like this display is pretty standard with a usable pixel density of 294 pixels per inch. Though it is not exceptional in its class, this screen would be decent enough for the usual functionalities.

The device runs on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, but the manufacturer claims that it can be upgraded to v4.4 KitKat. Also, it packs the usual connectivity features such as 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and dual SIM functionality. Like the other Lenovo smartphones, the S580 comes preloaded with DOit applications such as SHAREit, CLONEit, SYNCit and SECUREit.

Comparison

The Lenovo S580 would find a tough challenge from Xolo Opus 3, Lava Iris X5 and Karbonn Titanium S19 as they arrive with selfie focused snappers.

Key Specs

Model Lenovo S580
Display 5 inch, HD
Processor 1.2 GHz Quad Core Snapdragon 200
RAM 1 GB
Internal Storage 8 GB, Expandable up to 32 GB
OS Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, Upgradable to v4.4 KitKat
Camera 8 MP/ 2 MP
Battery 2,150 mAh
Price Rs 8,999

What we Like

  • 8 GB of internal storage capacity
  • Decent display

What we Dislike

  • Dated operating system

Price and Conclusion

The Lenovo S580 smartphone appears to be priced appropriately for the specifications it pack. It also includes all aspects that a sub Rs. 10,000 priced handset in the market should come with. If Lenovo had packed some exceptional aspect in the smartphone like giving it a selfie camera that is the latest trend or packing it an exceptional battery, the smartphone would definitely be a standout device in terms of competition.

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