Lenovo IdeaPhone K860 Android Smartphone Review

The current smartphone boom in the market has allured quite a good number of manufacturers to venture out in this field. The latest to join this arena is Lenovo who with its latest IdeaPhone K860 has made its first steps into the field of quad-core smartphones. Lenovo IdeaPhone K860 was previewed in China along with the official announcement for Windows 8-powered ThinkPad 2 tablet. Will Lenovo make a statement with its latest IdeaPhone K860 in the smartphone market? Let us find out in this review.

Lenovo IdeaPhone K860 Android Smartphone Features

Design

Lenovo could not bestow its first ever quad-core smartphone with a unique and appealing design. The design rather looks subtle when compared to that of its rivals that flaunt captivating design and sleek profile.

Lenovo IdeaPhone K860

The design, however, will suit the needs of those who do not always go for flashy things. In short, design of Lenovo IdeaPhone K860 can be called very business-like.

Display

Lenovo IdeaPhone K860 sports 720p HD 5-inch display that renders output with a resolution of 1280×720 pixels. This means that it is a tad lower end display than that of the Samsung Galaxy Note with resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. Galaxy Note also flaunts bigger 5.3-inch display.

Internals

Lenovo IdeaPhone K860 runs on quad-core Exynos processor from Samsung. The presence of quad-core processor underneath its covers enables the smartphone to handle intensive programs without much hassle. The processor is backed up by 1GB RAM. The best thing about this quad-core smartphone is that it is based on Android 4.0 ICS (Ice Cream Sandwich). This opens up a good number of avenues for the user and readies the phone to handle latest games and apps from Android Market.

Being based on Android Ice Cream Sandwich, Lenovo IdeaPhone K860 gives tough competition to its rivals. Although the makers have not announced the upgrade to the latest Android 4.1 version Jelly Bean, this high-end smartphone is sure to receive the upgrade once it is officially launched.

Camera

Lenovo IdeaPhone K860 Android Smartphone

Lenovo IdeaPhone K860 sports 8MP camera that has LED flash. The camera can also record 1080p videos in high definition apart from capturing crisp, clear and detailed images. The phone also sports front-facing 2MP camera.

Storage

The phone’s memory can be expanded via microSD card.

Battery

Lenovo IdeaPhone K860 is powered by powerful 2250mAh battery.

Lenovo IdeaPhone K860 Price and Availability

There is no official word on the price of Lenovo IdeaPhone K860 as yet. If it is priced lower than the LG Optimus 4X HD – another rival quad-core smartphone – Lenovo IdeaPhone K860 will definitely steal the latter’s market sales. Also it is not sure whether Lenovo IdeaPhone K860 will reach to other markets outside China.

Conclusion

Lenovo IdeaPhone K860 is the result of high-end innovation from the makers and sports advanced features and decent design. Once it is officially released it is sure to give the likes of HTC One X and Galaxy SIII a good run for money. This is chiefly because it has Android Ice Cream Sandwich and quad-core Exynos processor under the hood. Also, the 8MP camera is equivalent to that of other rival smartphones.