Lenovo has been making great inroads in the Indian market with some great affordable phones along with its highly successful Motorola line-up and the company has launched a brand new addition to its family of A-series devices. The Lenovo A2010 is a pretty capable device priced aggressively at Rs. 4,990. So, let’s take a detailed look at the device.
Design and Build Quality
There’s nothing out of the ordinary when it comes to the design or the build quality of the Lenovo A2010 and it’s fine considering the price bracket it is aimed at. The device features a simple design with polycarbonate build. The back features a curved design, which should help with the grip on the device. From the looks of it, the device looks fine for an affordable smartphone.
The Lenovo A2010 features a 4.5-inch FWVGA (854x480p) TFT display and it should be good enough for people buying their very first smartphone.
Performance and Battery
The budget smartphone is powered by a 64-bit Quad-core MediaTek MT6735M processor clocked at 1 GHz aand there’s 1 GB RAM for your multitasking needs. We can surely expect some decent performance from the Quad-core chipset. On the battery front, the device packs a 2000 mAh battery, which should be okay for the needs of the device.
There’s a 5 MP fixed focus camera on the rear on the device along with a flash, while the front is graced by a 2 MP fixed focus camera for your mirror and selfie needs.
Software and UI
We are pleased to tell you that the Lenovo A2010 features the latest Android 5.1 Lollipop update (Well, not latest considering Android 6.0). Lenovo’s custom skin will also be part of the device and while fans of stock Android won’t really lap it up but it does bring some useful features.
The connectivity is certainly the trump card of the Lenovo A2010, as it is one of the most if not the most affordable devices packing 4G LTE support in India. There’s also the usual connectivity options along with Dual SIM support.
Price and Availability
The Lenovo A2010, as we mentioned is priced at Rs. 4,990 and the device will be sold exclusively through online retailer Snapdeal. It will be available in the usual Black and White variants. You can register for the flash sale here and the device will go on sale on September 3rd at 3 PM.
Price to Value Ratio
The Lenovo A2010 is certainly priced well and it brings some good value for money. The device brings 4G LTE to the masses but we think Lenovo could have used a better display and camera unit. Well, they had to cut corners somewhere to bring the price down. Overall, we believe it should be a decent device for anyone looking for their first smartphone although we will reserve our final judgement once we get to review the device.
Price Wise Competitors
The entry level smartphone market is a very competitive market, thanks to some great smartphones from the likes of Xiaomi, Huawei and Lenovo themeselves. The Lenovo A2010 competes with the Xiaomi Redmi 2, which although is priced a 1,000 bucks more but it brings a better display, camera and battery. There’s also Lenovo’s very own Moto E 2nd gen, which is a decent device although it lacks 4G LTE.
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The Lenovo A2010 is certainly a decent device if you are looking for an Android smartphone and your budget is below Rs. 5,000. So, Lenovo has made a smart move by launching a 4G LTE capable smartphone for the masses. There are options in the form of the Xiaomi Redmi 2 and the Moto E 2nd gen and more but below the 5k mark, the Lenovo A2010 should be good enough.