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Lenovo S860 Short Hands On Review


It’s been a while since the last we reviewed any smartphones from Lenovo. The company has launched so many mid range smartphones this year. One of them is the Lenovo S860, a mid range smartphone with a large 4,000 mAh battery under the hood.


Lenovo S860 specs:

  • 1.3GHz Quad Core Mediatek MT6582 processor
  • Mali 400MP2 graphics
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB internal memory
  • 5.3-inch HD IPS LCD display (1280 x 720 pixels) 277 ppi
  • 8 megapixel rear facing camera with autofocus and LED flash
  • 1.6 megapixel front facing camera
  • Dual SIM, Dual Standby
  • HSPA+, WiFi, WiFi hotspot, Bluetooth 3.0
  • GPS, A-GPS
  • 4,000 mah Li-Po battery
  • Android 4.2 Jellybean upgradable to Android 4.4 Kitkat
  • SRP: 15,999
  • Status: Available on Lenovo stores and retailers


We only had a few minutes of playtime with this phone so here’s what we think about it.


  • Rock solid smartphone!
  • Back cover does not attract fingerprints and smudges.
  • 4,000 mAh battery will last for days of moderate use.
  • Nice and bright 5.3-inch display with great viewing angles.
  • Decent 8 megapixel rear facing camera
  • Customized UI has no app tray but looks really nice
  • Smooth performance


  • Only 16GB of internal memory with only 12.3GB memory left for movies, pictures and apps.
  • No external memory.
  • Non removable battery.
  • Quite heavy.
  • Too expensive for the specs.
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