Lenovo was commonly known for its laptops and personal computers but they have since ventured into the Mobile phone niche.
The mobile phone company is quite different from other companies in that they want to cater for the mass consumer market. They’ve only released a couple of flagship models and they opted to create a lot of budget-friendly and mid-range phones; mobile phones that can be bought by most people.
In this article, we are going to take a look at the Lenovo S60. This is a mid-range phone offering from Lenovo. First, let’s talk about the design.
The Lenovo S60’s design is quite similar to the iPhone 6S. Although it has resemblance to Apple’s flagship phone, it is different when you hold it in your hand. The chassis is made out of polycarbonate plastic which is a lightweight material most commonly used in mid-range phones and even in some flagship models.
The display of the Lenovo S60 is subpar, at best. It comes with a 5-inch IPS display. Although it is an IPS panel, it only has a maximum resolution of 720×1280 and a pixel density of 294. I wouldn’t say this is a good display considering other mid-range mobile phones. I would say this should fall more on the budget-friendly category.
As for the performance, the Lenovo S60 comes with the 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 quad-core processor with a clock speed of 1.2GHz. Not only that but you also get 2GB of system RAM. 2GB of RAM is probably the minimum RAM requirement nowadays as more and more apps are more RAM-intensive than anything else.
This mobile phone also comes with the Adreno 306 GPU. During benchmark tests and gaming, it is safe to say that the performs really well. The phone is also coupled with a 2,150 MaH. On paper, yes, it is not that big. But with a low-resolution screen and an optimal quad-core processor, it hardly sips out a lot of battery power.
The Lenovo S60’s camera is also surprisingly good. It comes with a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front camera. Lenovo’s camera app is quite responsive and it does have some post-processing tools such as HDR, Panorama, among others.
I just don’t understand the philosophy behind the operating system used, though. Most other mid-range phones now come with Android Lollipop, but the Lenovo S60 still has the Android Kitkat version 4.4.2. Android Lollipop should have been a great operating system for budget-friendly and mid-range phones and it is sad to see that Lenovo hasn’t taken advantage of it.
Also, a notable thing to take note is that the Lenovo S60 only comes with 3G connectivity. I understand that Lenovo wants to make mobile phones for the mass consumer market, but I think they just cut way too many corners.
Still, if you want a solid 3G data service, you may want to get mobile phone signal boosters to do that job.
The Lenovo S60 is a mid-range phone but it does come with a lot of drawbacks. Still, for the price of only $120, it is an okay phone.