Lenovo has unveiled its most affordable smartphone for this year—the Lenovo A269i. This new handset will only set consumers back Php2,799 (SRP), but it also offers low-end specs: 1GHz dual-core processor, Android 2.3 Gingerbread, and a small touchscreen.

Indeed, this Lenovo phone is one of the cheapest choices for dual-SIM capability and a good buy for first-time Android users. Naturally, it can’t deliver the best of Android and its apps with its underpowered CPU and limited amount of RAM, but it’s adequate enough for the basic phone functionalities. Also expect the internal storage to run out fast too, meaning you’ll eventually need a microSD card for external expansion.

Lenovo A269i Specs

  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread
  • 3.5-inch capacitive touchscreen (320×480 HVGA), ~165ppi
  • 1GHz dual-core MediaTek MT6572 processor
  • Mali-400 GPU
  • 256MB RAM
  • 512MB internal storage
  • microSD support up to 32GB
  • 2-megapixel main camera, without flash
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • 2G, 3G, HSPA
  • Bluetooth 2.0
  • GPS, A-GPS
  • Dimensions: 117 x 62.5 x 12.8mm
  • Weight: 112g
  • Li-Ion 1300mAh removable battery

Related: Lenovo A516: dual SIM, dual core processor, 4.2 Jelly Bean, Php5,999

Other specs include G-Sensor (accelerometer), proximity detection, a 3.5mm audio jack, MP3/MP4 player, and microUSB 2.0 connectivity. As mentioned above, it also comes with dual-SIM configuration, allowing users to have two phone numbers in one unit. A Wi-Fi hotspot can also be set up to share the device’s Internet connection with other mobile devices. The battery is estimated to last up to 20 hours of talk time and 21 days while on standby.

Only available in color black, the Lenovo A269i is now sold in all Lenovo retail stores nationwide for Php2,799. It’s one of the cheapest handsets that entitle an entry to Lenovo’s LIVING L.A.RGE promo, letting users give a chance to see Kobe Bryant live in Los Angeles, USA early next year. More details can be found in promos.studio23.tv.

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  1. my tita buy me a phone and thats the lenovo a269i ..im a user of lenovo a269i dame ko na phone na gnagmit all of my androids phone. ouh pang matagalan nga sya. kaso log pagmejo marami2x na aps. ang nailalagay . 2gb internal storage at gawing 5 mp cam. nlng sana para aus na ..

  2. I been using this smartphone for almost 4 months now and I don’t really like it because of the small OS Keyboard that I always end up typing the wrong words, and it is painfully everytime to retype it again. I don’t know if there are any apps out there that can change that. Another thing is that whenever I listen to music with its original headset the music is a bit distorted even the 320 kbps or just that standard one and even the original itunes were distorted for some reason (tried many different players but same result)the only thing is that its the cheapest you could ever get for a smartphone. I don’t recommend this one.

  3. Yep mababa lang tlga ung ram nea, pero doesnt affect the performance of
    the phone,, pra sakin mabilis xa sa gingerbread since dual core xa 256
    mb of ram lang , pero sobrang smooth xa gamitin, Im a Lenovo a269i user
    here, matagal pa malowbat kahit mag surfing ka. never q na experience
    mag Lag ung phone or mag hung, tska mas Ok rin to compare mo sa cherry
    mobile at myphone kc sumusunod cla sa international standard when it
    comes to components, kea ung mga umaaangal jan,, better use. wag pa
    silaw sa quad core ng mga cherry mobile or any other pinoy brands,
    kabado nman keo pag nacira phone neo ^^. ung mga cherry mobile jan sa una lang magnda yan pero sa huli ang pag sisise.. kahit ingatan neo pa.

  4. BWAHAHA! sira ulo tong Lenovo. Ahoy Lenovo, change your mentality towards your intended market for budget phones. They may be on budget but they’re not stupid – they know who has the better specs.

  5. Let’s see, ang main competitor nito ay yung CM life (srp php2,999)

    Cpu – CM wins (1.3ghz)
    RAM – CM wins (512MB)
    Ppi count- CM wins (233 ppi)
    Battery – CM wins (altho they should be just about equal in real world use)
    Native memory – CM wins (4 GB ROM)
    OPERATING SYSTEM – CM wins (Android 4.2)
    Price – Lenovo wins (Yaaaaaaaaaayyy!!!!!!!)

    I mean seriously, why would you buy a Lenovo

    1. same lang sila ng cpu. pwede rin umabot 1.3 ghz yung lenovo pero talo sa ram at gingerbread kasi. pero lamang naman sya sa quality.

    2. well una sa quality durability at sa customer service nila, uu maganda ang specs ng Life na yan, ang tanong kelan kea ta2gal yan ^^, at marami na aq nabasa na review na my problem din yang phone na yan.. yngatan mo na lang pra hindi macira hehehe..

  6. Ano ba yan Lenovo. I wouldn’t spend that much money on a Gingerbread phone with a 256 mb RAM. This piece of crap is basically on a dead-end update wise.

    Buti pa cherry mobile. Yung Php3k entry phone nila ay talagang “usable”.


  7. LMAO xD what was Lenovo thinking oh, come on there are a lot of sub 3k phone that’s way way better than this, how sad its has an MT6572 chipset which was powerful enough, but it has a year old OS, also the ram is so pity xD LoL

    1. Think before you act, d mo pa nga nagamit ung phone husga na agad, hindi nman ibig sabihin 256 lang ung ram e mabgal na, kea nga xa binagay sa gingerbread kc 256 lang ung ram, mag reklamo ka kung naka Jelly bean xa tpoz 256mb ram dun sasabog ka..

      1. im also an a269i user at lahat ng co workers ko talbog lahat sa cp ko. gingerbread but it could run temple run 2 ,cytus , subway, dead trigger? etc …isnt that amazing? small glitches but no hang.

        1. i also found that ang transition ng jb isnt suit for 512mb it supposed to be 1g ram. tingnan ng jb halos puno nah.dahil sa dami ng running apps. pag ganyan thats a sign na bumabagal na cp mo kasi ang bigat ng karga sa ram.