Lenovo Vibe A – An Affordable Smartphone Option

For those of you who have been following Chinese giant Lenovo’s smartphone trail, you would know that on the heels of the A1000 series comes the Lenovo Vibe A or the A1000m, the company’s answer to a budget smartphone released in July 2016 in the Russian market. It is in fact the cheapest smartphone that Lenovo has released as on date, an entry-level handset that is a variant of the A1000 series.

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Given the current crop of smartphones, the specs on this one are not the best in class, but if priced right the phone may just garner the sales the manufacturer is envisaging by putting up this phone altogether and may just be the go-to option for the first-time smartphone buyer.

Product specifications and features

The Vibe A boasts of a 4-inch WVGA TFT display (400×800 pixels) and has a Spreadtrum quad-core CPU, 512MB RAM, 4GB in-built storage and a removable 1700 mAh battery. The memory is expandable up to 32GB using a microSD card.

With a dual micro-SIM option, this phone works on the Android OS, v5.1 (Lollipop), which already has a newer version, making this software a tad outdated. However, it does not support 4G LTE networks.

The primary (rear) camera is a 5 MP one, with an LED flash, and the phone additionally has a secondary VGA camera, which is a 0.3 megapixel camera.

Other features include the standard Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, with a FM radio as well.

The handset measures 124.5 x 64 x 10.6 mm and weighs 132 grams.

Colour variants

Presently, the Vibe A is available in two colours, Onyx Black and Pearl White.

The verdict – yay or nay?

As of now, there is no official India release date or price, but given the specifications the handset definitely falls under the category of no-frills, affordable smartphones and if that’s what you’re on the lookout for, this may be an option you would want to consider. Do keep in mind that this is strictly a basic touchscreen smartphone though, and before you choose to make it your own, give careful thought to the features and specifications.

Picture courtesy – indianexpress.com


by techtalks @TechTalks August 10, 2016 11:54 AM UTC

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Mobile Upgrades: Killing The Product Before Its Time?

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