Chinese PC maker, Lenovo has started churning out new devices quite fast and latest to join the gang is Lenovo A526. This smartphone is the latest iteration of Lenovo’s entry level A-series smartphones. Apart from A-series Lenovo boasts of a lengthy line up of K, S and P series, also the flagship Vibe series. Recently company also launched two of it’s leading smartphones Lenovo Vibe X and Lenovo Vibe Z.
As of now you may buy A526 from Lenovo’s official online store or some restricted mobile stores as earmarked by company. Only one color i.e. midnight blue has been made available online as of now. Company has given a 1 year warranty on handset and charger, whereas battery comes with a warranty of 6 months while earplugs have a warranty of only 3 months. Lenovo has promised that once the phone has been ordered online, it will deliver the same within 8-10 working days. What’s more company also offer cash on delivery in select locations and you can check this by looking up your PIN number on Lenovo’s website.
Now let us review the key specifications of this smartphone. It has a MediaTek MT6582M Quad-core CPU which clocked at 1.3 GHz paired with 1 GB of RAM. Quad core CPU coupled with 1 GB of RAM makes this phone responsive and good enough for not so heavy games. This device sports a bright 4.5 inch capacitive FWVGA touch screen with a resolution of 854 X 480 pixels. For a entry level smartphone display specs of this phone are good enough.
This smartphone has in built memory of 4 GB which can be increased via use of upto 32 GB microSD card. Lenovo A526 has a 5 megapixel rear snapper and a 0.3 megapixel front facing camera which is quite the norm in this price bracket. But both the cameras are fixed focus cameras which could be a big turn off if you use your smartphone frequently for clicking pics on the go. This device runs on Android Jelly Bean 4.2 and company has not revealed any plan to update this phone to Kitkat 4.4 soon.
As far as connectivity options are concerned this is a typical dual SIM budget phone which support GSM technology on both the SIM slots. Other connectivity options include Bluetooth: 2.1 / 3.0(HS) / 4.0, WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, Data: HSPA+, GPRS, EDGE and 3G. You also have a 3.5 mm jack to connect your phone with different music devices.
Lenovo A526 performs fairly in the power management with a 2,000 mAh Li-Po replaceable battery. Lenovo has claimed that the handset would deliver a standby time of 16.5 days on 2G network while it would deliver a standby time of 12.5 days on 3G network. Similarly you can expect a talk time of upto 5 hours on 2G network and at the same time it can deliver a talk time of up to 3 hours on 3G network.
Apart from all these features Lenovo A526 comes pre installed with Lenovo Premium apps using which you can share content with your friends and family, secure your smartphone data and also sync your contacts easily.
Lenovo A526 Price:
This device has been priced quite aggressively at INR. 9499 or US$160.
Lenovo A526 key specifications:
- Dual SIM (GSM+GSM) connectivity
- 4.5 inch FWVGA screen (480×854 pixels resolution)
- 1.3GHz Quad-Core MediaTek MT6582M CPU
- 1 GB of RAM
- Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) OS
- ROM: 4GB
- Expandable up to 32GB via microSD card
- Rear Camera: 5MP
- Front Facing Camera: VGA (0.3 MP)
- 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, Micro-USB and AGPS