A new mid-range smartphone from Lenovo is just around the corner, with an official appearance this coming CES 2014. The Lenovo A859 comes with decent specs that should justify it being marketed as an all-rounder phone: Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, 5-inch IPS LCD with 720p resolution, and a quad-core MediaTek CPU.

Indeed, Lenovo’s effort into the A859 isn’t at a high degree, but decent enough to satisfy many would-be buyers. Though there’s no Android KitKat to drool for, the preloaded 4.2 Jelly Bean is still a relevant and recent Android version. Profile thickness at 9.2mm isn’t really that thin, but isn’t that thick either. Furthermore, the 5-inch display is more than enough for general smartphone usage. It’s even got a 178-degree viewing angle. A 2250mAh battery should supply a decent number of hours of active use before the device demands recharging.

Lenovo A859 Specs

  • Android 4.2 Jelly bean
  • 5-inch IPS LCD (720×1280 HD), ~ 294ppi
  • 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6582 processor
  • Mali 400 GPU
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8GB internal storage
  • microSD support up to 32GB
  • 8-megapixel main camera, with autofocus and LED flash
  • 1.6-megapixel front camera
  • Wi-Fi, 2G/3G
  • Bluetooth 3.0 HS
  • GPS, A-GPS
  • Dimensions: 142 x 72.5 x 9.2mm
  • 2250mAh battery

Lenovo A859 (2)

While it does support 2G and 3G networks, the Lenovo A859 lacks 4G connectivity. It is, however, a dual-SIM capable handset. Quite a number of apps and multimedia files can be stored in the 8GB internal storage, with external storage available via the microSD slot. Multitasking needs are sufficiently met thanks to 1GB of RAM. The Lenovo A859 also comes with the company’s preloaded apps.

All in all, the price for said specs is primarily the good thing about the Lenovo A859, which will set users back for approximately $220. The Philippine price will naturally be higher than that, making it relatively costly when you consider what the local brands have to offer. But hey, this device¬†is from Lenovo, an internationally recognized brand!¬†Update: It’s now selling for only Php6,499 in the Philippines.

Along with the Vibe Z (a better equipped smartphone with Android 4.3 and faster CPU), S930 and S650, the Lenovo A859 is reported to be already available “in countries where Lenovo smartphones are sold,” which means local stores probably have the device for sale.

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  1. Mali 400 yung gpu eeewww.
    Kapanahunan pa ng S3 yan, dapat hindi na yan kinakabit sa mga 2014 mid rangers