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January 16, 2013

Lenovo A800 in the flesh, priced at Php6,999

Lenovo Mobile Philippines will be introducing a couple new affordable Android handsets later this month. One of them is this 4.5-inch, dual-SIM Lenovo A800.

Lenovo Mobile has have fairly successful in introducing handsets last year, especially ones with really unique selling points. This year, they might continue to offer more of the same but it looks like this A800 is gunning for affordability.

With the Lenovo A800, you are looking at a large IPS display, a dual-core chip with a dual-SIM feature — all for just Php6,999. Not bad actually.

Lenovo A800 specs:
4.5-inch IPS LCD display @ 480×854 pixels, 218ppi
Mediatek MTK 6577T 1.2GHz dual-core Cortex-A9
PowerVR SGX531
512MB RAM
4GB internal storage
up to 32GB via microSD
dual-SIM, dual-standy
3G/HSDPA
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0 w/ A2DP
GPS w/ aGPS support
5MP rear camera, 720p video
Android 4.0.4 ICS
Li-Ion 2000mAh battery

The handset itself looks pretty decent, just a little chunkier at 11.5mm and the large display lacks enough pixel density. There’s also no front-facing camera. It comes in two variants — a white one and the black one.

The whole package looks appealing, as well as the price. Watch out for our final review soon (Lenovo has not yet formally launched these but they are looking to do it before end of the month).


24 Responses to “Lenovo A800 in the flesh, priced at Php6,999”

  1. the chosen one says:

    like all the other lenovo phones. no cmamera flash. BUMMER

  2. randolf says:

    San pwede mabili to? nice spec for the price.

  3. vince
    Twitter: Vincent
    says:

    definitely cheaper than other lenovos like the p700i, but is is better than the p700i???

  4. Drew says:

    No flash and no front camera?? Tsk….tsk….

  5. Laney says:

    Nabasa ko na may bugs daw ito sa review ng gsm arena. Di daw lumalabas yung names pag may nag txt o call, numero lang…. How true kaya ito??.

  6. pcso result says:

    aw sayang naman walang flash at front camera, sana naka jellybean na rin

  7. lee paul says:

    Paano mo gagamitin ito ng video call sa skype, viber eh walang front camera. Flare nlang if wala maski MP A919 na lang.

  8. rabby says:

    this vs Cherry mobile Flare? not sure if 500mah difference sa battery is worth the 3k price difference ? :)

    you paid for the brand I guess

    • lenovoUser says:

      hindi lang brand ang binayaran mo dito, pati na din ang quality. ito nalang ang bibilhin ko kesa cherry Flre na may madaming defects( dead pixels, not accurate acceleremoters, low quality speakers, etc), at may kaduda dudang IPS display kasi nagiiba ang kulay kapag tumingin ka sa top angle. at ayon pa sa gsmarena meron lag itong “TFT capacitive touchscreen, 256K colors”. sobrang pangit ng display na yun kung ikukumpara mo sa (lenovo a800) na merong IPS display at 16m colors. bago ka manghusga ng produkto, magresearch ka naman,. OK? sa tingin ko sulit na ang 7k mo dito :D

  9. Cheq says:

    Check nyo Kata i1… Walang sinabi sa spec nyan at the price of 8500, in sm ang robinson OWTEL shop…

  10. Ex-Alodian Knight says:

    A888 ng Myphone is a better choice.

  11. ferdinand marte says:

    Sana 4.7 ang screen, like CM Blaze.

  12. Merce says:

    A good price for a 4.5inch! decent na ha…. tempting! :)

  13. julz says:

    P700i is better due to higher RAM 1Gig compared to A800′s 512MB. P700i’s battery is also higher, 2500mah compared to A800′s 2000mah (both are still higher compared to most brands (average is around 1500mah. The A800 has a larger screen though. But remember, the bigger the screen the more it consumes your battery. again still the missing flash and noisy shuttersound is a downer. but most specs are very good. It still gives more bang to your buck. Quality/Durability and brand-wise, I would trust Lenovo than Cherry or Myphone. Lenovo has been in the computer industry for a long while now, they’re just starting out in the mobile industry, that’s why they lower the price for the higher specs to be competitive. And also lenovo uses Lithium Ion batteries rather than Lipoly, which means more energy capacity but cheaper to make.

    I suggest you guys take a look at P770. now that’s definitely to look forward to. 3500Mah batt (that’s 3 times higher than iphone’s batt cap) and it also has 5mp cam with LED flash. 1gig ram and jellybean. and of course the dual sim.

  14. lenovouser says:

    @julz

    p700i has 512 mb ram only.

    yes, watch out for lenovo p770, very powerful and best feature is its supported with usb otg. almost anything you can connect to p770 as long as you have a usb otg cord.

  15. Anonymous says:

    antagal naman lumabas.. nakahanda na ang pera ko…

  16. kyla chua zapico says:

    im planning to buy the lenovoA800 but i want something that is not dual-sim..im hoping they would produce lenovo A800 single-sim with camera flash for the same price… but i still like it

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