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Excellence Score
21.5
25.4
Value for Money Score
50.4
68.5
Price Rs. 14,999 onwards Rs. 10,390 onwards
Launch Date (India) Jan, 2016 Aug, 2016
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 5.1, Upgradeable to 6.0 Android 6.0, Upgradeable to 7.0
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.5 inches 5 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch) 720x1280 pixels (~ 294 pixels per inch)
Display Features IPS, Scratch Resistant (Gorilla Glass 3) IPS LCD, Reading Mode
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 1.3 GHz 1.4 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name MediaTek MT6753 Qualcomm Snapdragon 430
GPU Mali T720-MP3 Adreno 505
RAM 3 GB 3 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
USB Yes Yes
Camera 13.0 MP 13.0 MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features Dual LED CCT Flash Phase-Detection Auto-Focus, 12 Real-time Filters, Countdown Timer, Manual Mode, 5-piece Lens, F/2.0 Aperture
Secondary Camera 5.0 MP 5.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features N/A F/2.2 Aperture, Full HD Video Recording, Beautify, 36 Smart Beautify Profiles, Face Recognition
Internal Memory 16 GB 32 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 128 GB up to 128 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Thickness 9.1 mm 8.5 mm
Weight 160 gm 144 gm
Battery Capacity 3300 mAh 4100 mAh
Battery Standby 265 hrs N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime 22.00 hrs N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A N/A
Other Battery Parameters N/A Gaming: up to 15 hrs, Music Playback Time: up to 121 hrs, Reading Time: up to 39 hrs, Video Playback Time: up to 17 hrs
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features Twin Dolby-Atmos enabled speakers, Lenovo HD Audio, 3-mic system with wolfson codec support; TheaterMax Technology - Virtual Giant Cinematic Experience; NFC; Stereo Speakers; Noise Filtration; Games - Tap the Frog; SHAREit; SYNCit; SNAPit; CLONEit; Skype; Gamecentre; Guvera Music; Shazam; Route 66 Navi + Maps; Evernote; UC Browser WiFi Display; WiFi Direct; Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Very good build quality
  • The metal frame is a nice touch, and enhances the overall design
  • Comfortable to hold, for a phone of this size
  • Very good display - offers vibrant color output, good sunlight legibility and good viewing angles
  • Lenovo's UI over Android is one of the better UI skins around
  • Good speed/performance in daily use (although gaming performance could have been better)
  • Good overall front and back cameras
  • Thanks to Dolby Atmos, Wolfson WM8281 audio codec and dual front-facing speakers, loudspeaker output is brilliant and clear even in full volume
  • Audio output through headphones is brilliant as well
  • Good fingerprint sensor
  • Good battery life
  • VR support
  • Compact, smart looking, premium design with a metal build - very similar to the Redmi Note 3, but more easy to handle (because of the smaller size)
  • Excellent ergonomics, with the curves on the back making the phone very comfortable to hold
  • Light-weight with an excellent weight distribution, despite the large battery it holds inside
  • Nice, vibrant, and bright display, with excellent touch-responsiveness, and good viewing angles
  • MIUI is a one of the better Android skins around
  • Very good speed/performance - one of the best in this price range
  • Decent camera
  • Excellent battery life - easily lasts a day and a half in regular use
  • Good audio quality
2-minute Review [Negatives]

No Major Negatives!

  • Camera is decent, and almost at par with the more expensive Redmi Note 3, but still could have been better, especially with low light performance
  • Loudspeaker volume could have been better
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