If Lenovo wants to attain market dominance in the Philippines’ mobile industry, then the China-based company needs to deliver aggressively-priced, quality smartphones. And deliver three such smartphones it has: the Lenovo S920, S820, and P780.
We’ve already covered the Lenovo S920 before, when it was announced in March as an affordable alternative to other Chinese smartphone brands. As per Lenovo Mobile Philippines’s official Facebook page, this 5.3-inch handset is only sold for Php16,999. For such amount, would-be owners get an ultra-thin device whose design seems pretty much inspired by the high-end HTC One X. Its features include a high-def IPS display, a MediaTek quad-core processor, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, among others.
If you want to “enjoy boundless screen, champion performance” like official endorser Kobe Bryant, check out the Lenovo S820. Think of this smartphone as the trimmed down version of S920. For only Php 12,999, you get the same processor, cameras, and Android OS version, but also a smaller display, lesser battery capacity, and a slightly thicker build. You can read a comprehensive list of S820 specs below.
Lenovo S820 Specs
- Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
- 4.7-inch IPS LCD (720×1280), ~312ppi
- 1.2GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6589W processor
- PowerVR SGX544 GPU
- x1GB RAM
- 4GB internal storage
- 12-megapixel main camera, with autofocus and LED flash
- 2-megapixel front camera
- Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
- 3G, HSDPA
- Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP
- GPS, A-GPS
- Dimensions: 139.5 x 69.7 x 9mm
- Weight: 143g
- Li-Po 2000mAh battery
Positioned between the S920 and S820 in terms of price is the Lenovo P780. Priced at Php13,999, this 5-inch smartphone also comes with the same MediaTek processor and Jelly Bean version. Its main selling point is battery life, which Lenovo claims can last up to a day and a half of non-stop phone calls. Camera-savvy users might want to choose the other two devices, since the P780 only comes with an 8-megapixel rear camera, paired with a measly 0.3-megapixel front shooter.
All three devices are already available in Lenovo stores and other local retailers. Those wanting two phone numbers in one device needn’t worry about choice, since all three devices allow dual-SIM configuration with dual standby. While they’re positioned at attractive price points against the likes of Samsung, HTC, and Apple smartphones, local competitors have products that even boast better specs and features. What you do get by choosing Lenovo are the sleek design and brand recognition. Perhaps you can add reliability and better aftersales service too.