Lenovo has become a specialist of the sort for producing budget segment smartphone. The market well receives the phones manufactured by Lenovo, and at that times users find their smartphones out of stock in the market. The main reason for Lenovo’s popularity in the smartphone market is that they offer decent hardware in their smartphones that too at an affordable price tag. Adding to its long list of budget-friendly smartphones, Lenovo launched its “A3900” smartphone in May 2015. So let’s see how this smartphone turns out to be in real life.
The phone boasts an eye-catching design with smooth panels and stylish bezel running along the sides of the smartphones. Overall the design of the phone is unique and certainly catches people's’ attention. The external dimensions of the phone are 5.62 x 2.83 x 0.35 in, which makes it normal sized smartphone. The phone weighs 157 g, which is not that heavy for a smartphone. The phone is available in three colour variants i.e. Black, Pearl White and Silver. The display of this phone features a 5.0 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen that provides a screen resolution of 480 x 854 pixels that roughly translates to 196 pixels-per-inch pixel density. Although the phone features a low-resolution display, somehow the screen can capture user’s attention. However, the screen's brightness seems low even at maximum brightness of the pixels.
The phone is powered by 1.2GHz Octa-core Cortex-A53 processor which is backed by a Mediatek MT6752. The processor though not very powerful is capable of performing general functions easily. One cannot find lag while performing day to day functions. However, frame drops occur when playing heavy games and applications. The smartphone offers 4GB of internal memory, which could be expanded up to 32GB using the microSD card slot provided in the phone. The phone runs on Android OS, version 4.4.2 i.e. KitKat. A 512MB of RAM has given on the phone, which in our opinion is less compared to other smartphone presents in the same price segment. The phone supports 4G/LTE networks.
The phone features a 5MP primary camera that is supported by a LED flashlight and features self-timer and geo-tagging. The front shooter is provided with 2MP camera. The images captured by the phone in broad daylight turn out to be decent, but then again not very impressive. While the images snapped in dim lighting conditions, lack a certain amount of details, as noise seems to creep in the photographs. The front camera serves well for video calling. Talking about multimedia, the phone features a loudspeaker which produces decent sound. A 3.5mm audio jack is also provided in the smartphone. The phone also features MP4/XviD /H.265 player, MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player, Photo/video editor and a Document viewer.
The battery provided is a 2300 mAh Li-Po removable battery, and this phone can work for an entire day with moderate to heavy usage. The smartphone does back the basic functions, such as Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth version 4.0 with A2DP, A-GPS and microUSB version 2.0. There are two types of sensor provided in the phone i.e. accelerometer and proximity. Overall. The phone serves well and offers a great value for money.