I was earlier little hesitant to buy this phone. since lenovo being new in smartphones market. But lenovo has proven itself here as well. First, thanks to amazon for I found the most competitive price for this product only on amazon! Keep it up !
Now about the phone, it has every thing what I need. i am not a smartphone geek but what I know what I want from the phone: fast performance, gaming or videos without lags, fairly decent , high resolution camera (8 MP) and HD video recording. ca 1.8 GB of user accessible internal memory is more than enough for an average user like me.
Design: full marks! The design is stylish and easily comparable with a premium class samsung or HTC.
Display: LCD IPS . Quasi HD display. crisp images and very eye pleasing. 4.5 " makes movies more enjoyable.
Camera: 8 MP rear. Very much satisfactory. LED flash powerful.
Battery: Normal. one and half day after normal usage : 1/1.5 hr gaming, 2 hrs music etc.
Sound Quality: Excellent . speakers are really good and boosted by Dolby Digital. Best in headsets. Although call sound is average.
No issue as such. Only what I noticed was If you set live or 3d wall papers, then it lags by several seconds. Although it does not slow down. One can manage that. Secondly, considering the screen size, power button should have been on the right side instead of top. because it is difficult to reach the power button considering the size of the phone. But that's manageable once we get used to it.
Accessories like screen guard and flip case are available online.
So, moral of the story: Highly recommended. Go for It!....
The Phone is lovey. Nice to hold. The Touch is very responsive. I have a better experience with Lenovo S720 than my old Samsung smartphone. Just the RAM is lower than the need, you certainly have to use a Task Killer and/or a ram cleaner. The Camera is of a great quality. The Camera is almost like the one of Samsung Galaxy Grand's quality. The maximum resolution of Video it can play is 720p. (resolution 1280x720). Videos which were with 2Mb/s stream size, even in 720p, still lagged with MX Player, but I found that it will be better to keep the FPS within 18 and Video Bit Rate with 1024 Kb/s.
Processor is fast, just like all other Dual Core 1 GHz, and The Screen is Decent, Enough Brightness to see in bright sunlight (Best when in Auto Brightness mode), IPS Screen has made viewing easy.
Now, about the battery, I can say it is awesome. The Battery easily lasts over a day when Severely Multitasking and using in Great Brightness. Even, it lasts a lot when even taking Camera Shots with Flash and Taking a 720p Movie with keeping the light switched on.
Above all, I recommend this phone. A "Ram Cleaner" will be enough, everything else is Adorable and Admirable.
(1) Hearing Music with 5 band equalizer setting is great (Though the Dolby Digital Plus mode don't have that much clarity)
(2) Touch is very responsive
(1) It has Dual Core 1.0GHz processor, But it is even loading to go to main menu and it is sluggish while reading messages and scroll through contacts.
(2) It has 8M auto-focus rear camera, But cannot stands to a 2MP camera of leading mobile phone brands and it is more difficult to get a clear close shot (Macros).
(3) Look like made of cheap plastic (Not having glassy finish)
Overall go for this phone if you want to have a phone with the brand name 'LENOVO'
Otherwise, I would suggest that the Samsung Galaxy S duos is far more better.
Built quality is sturdy & the body does not picks up scratches easily.
Photo clicks in day light are pretty decent.
Vibrant IPS display with decent pixel density.
Clear call quality.
Strong signal reception for both 2G & 3G.
Battery lasts easily for a day on heavy usage.
Lags at times, due to 512 Mb ram.
Audio quality is not crisp, even lacks bass & the provided earphones be better ignored.
Tough to reach the unlock button on top, better it had been on the side.
Not a gaming device (Can't even expect at this price point)
Look & feel of the device refreshes me every time I use it. Gamers stay away!!!
I've purchased this mobile expecting that Lenovo will maintain minimum standards for their mobiles. But, the body, build, etc.. are just like a cheap Chinese phone (FYI, this mobile is also made in China). Very slow response even though I haven't installed any large apps... The Camera clarity sucks....The worst SIM slot design.... How did this design pass in their R&D... The 2nd SIM is to be inserted on top of the 1st..And, non eject spring..It is very difficult to remove... My SIM got damaged while removing, along with the SIM slot. Now, service center guys are saying that this is Physical damage and will not cover under warranty..It may cost min. Rs.1200 and max Rs.6K... I have to either throw this mobile away or gift it to kids to use it as a mini-tab....
"The best part of this mobile is battery standby".. Please note that even the cheap Chinese mobiles used to give more battery standby.... Ha ha ha.....
Think a lot before going for this cheap china made Leneovo mobile....