Lenovo S860 launched in India, Key Specs, Features and Price

By | April 28, 2014

Lenovo has recently hogged the lime light for acquiring Motorola, Inc. from Google and Server business from IBM. The Chinese tech giant is making strides in the mobile segments these days by launching good smartphones. It has just launched a mid range smartphone Lenovo S860 which boasts of a long lasting 4,000 mAh battery. Lenovo has claimed that this powerful battery will deliver a talk time of around 43 hours once fully charged. This smartphone will attract customers who are constantly on the move and barely get the time to charge their smartphones in between.

Sudhin Mathur, Director-Smartphones, Lenovo India said “The new range of S series smartphones complements users’ aspirations. Bundled with stylish design, blazing fast processing speeds, and integrated Lenovo proprietary apps, these phones provide customers a great user experience without sacrificing performance,”. The S860 combines sleek design elements with quad-core performance and features such as longer battery life for an overall impressive mobile user experience, Lenovo said in a release. It may be noted here that the Lenovo S860 was launched alongside the company’s other S-series smartphones – S660and S850 – at MWC in Barcelona.

Lenovo S860 review

Lenovo S860 is your typical dual SIM (GSM+GSM) mid range smartphone which has been garnished with some top end features like HD display, Quad Core processor and and brushed metal exteriors. Lenovo S860 is powered by a 1.3 Ghz MediaTek MT6582 quad core processor, while graphics are taken care of by Mali  400 – MP2 GPU and all this is paired with 2 GB of RAM. S860 currently runs on older Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS out of the box and it is expected to get Android 4.4.2 Kitkat update soon.

This phone sports a beautiful 5.3 inch IPS HD display which delivers a resolution of 1280X720 pixels. If we talk of camera then it has a 8 MP auto focus rear camera with one LED flash , while a 1.6 MP fixed focus camera has been installed at the front side. This device has a fixed 16 GB of on board storage which can’t be expended using an external microSD card, however it supports USB OTG to access data on a USB Pen Drive or flash drive.

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Lenovo S860 supports most of the standard connectivity options like Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS/ A-GPS, GPRS/ EDGE and 3G. The most noticeable feature of this device is it’s robust 4,000 mAh Li-Po non-removable battery which can deliver a talk time of 24 hours and standby time of 960 hours on 3G networks. Another top contenders in battery department are Micromax Canvas Power and Lenovo P780. 

Lenovo S860 price and availability:

Lenovo S860 is available for INR. 21,500 or US $350. Lenovo has started taking the pre orders for S860 from today on its official website. While it would be available across major retail outlets and Lenovo exclusive stores from May 3 onward. Only Titanium color variant is available as of now.

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Lenovo S860 Key Specification:

  • Processor – MTK 6582 1.3GHz Quad Core
  • Operating System – Android™ 4.2 Jelly Bean
  • Battery – 4000mAh Lithium Polymer, non-removable
  • Talk Time – Up to 24 hours’ (3G) and 43 hours’ (2G) talk time
  • Camera – 8 MP auto focus rear and 1.6 MP front facing fixed focus
  • RAM – 2 GB
  • ROM – 16 GB, non expandable
  • Supports USB on-the-go (OTG)
  • Dual SIM, Dual Standby