Market Status: Available in India
Updated on:Jul 27, 2016
Release Date: Oct 18, 2013 (Official)
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Phablet with the right combination of looks and muscle
Display and Configuration
Lenovo's new phablet sports a 5.5 inches qHD (540 x 960 pixels resolution) IPS LCD display, which comes with 16M colour depth for a breathtaking visual experience. The configuration is equally good, with Lenovo providing the device with a 1300MHz Quad-core processor and 1GB of RAM for smooth performance. The device is also suited for gamers, since it comes with a PowerVR SGX 544MP GPU.
Camera and Storage
Those loving photography will not be disappointed with the picture quality of the 5MP rear camera, which comes with LED flash, while those wanting to video chat, use Skype, etc, can make use of the 0.3MP front camera. Storage is consists of 4GB internal memory, which can be expanded using microSD card up to a limit of 32GB.
Connectivity and Battery
Lenovo has once again shown its capability of coming out with an innovative product with excellent specs such as a good display, the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS, good processing power and equally good connectivity. Internal storage is the only field in which this device does not shine, but that can be mitigated using microSD card. In fact, considering the great specs it otherwise has, this phone can be recommended for anyone wanting a phablet with the right mix of display and power.
Lenovo A850 (Black, 4 GB)
Usually Delivered in 4 business day(s)
Lenovo A850 (White)
2-10 Working Days
Lenovo A850 Black
4-6 Working Days
Rs. 12,870 Flat Rs. 700 OFF
Flat Rs.700 Off
Lenovo A850 4GB Blue
7-10 Working Days
Overall User Rating (4 Out of 5 based on 440 ratings)
Overall: Lenovo A850 is a mid range quadcore device priced around 15K
Features,Pros and Cons
1) 5.5 inch IPS Display,but coming with a poor resolution (540 x 960 pixels ) ie only 200PPI. Viewing angles are good.
2) This is powered by a MTK 6582M Quad-core 1.3GHz Processor which performs on par with the popular Mtk6589 processor. The GPU on board is a Mali-400 MP. It performs better than the usual GPU, PowerVR SGX 544MP, seen in mtk6589 devices like Micromax Turbo,Xolo 3000 etc.Gaming performance is great for the price.
(Note : GSMArena lists this has a PowerVR SGX 544MP GPU which is an error, gfxbenchmark website clearly shows it has a Mali-400 MP )
3) 1 GB Ram, which has now become a standard in 10K+ devices, allows lag free multitasking.
4) Jellybean 4.2.2 - Not the latest,but still new and better than 4.1 Jellybean. Im not sure whether this device will ever get updates to 4.3 or 4.4. No word from lenovo yet. Like any other Lenovo device,this too has a modified custom ui,so not a stock android experience.
5) Battery - Li-Po 2250 mAh battery which is good. You can get around 2 days of average use with low brightness settings.
6) Camera - 5 MP Rear and VGA Front Cam. Photo quality is not good.
7) Storage - You CANNOT move or install apps to the sdcard,so you are stuck with around 2 GB of internal memory for apps and games installation,which is not enough if you plan to install a lot of games.
Overall a good huge device with decent specs,but priced a little higher. Camera quality and Internal memory are the key downsides of this device.