Lenovo A859 Hands on


Lenovo has launched and announced a lot of products at the CES 2014 and among its smartphone line up is the Lenovo A859. The Lenovo A859 is a typical midrange Android smartphone in the mid-range market with a 720p display and powered by a quad-core processor from MediaTek. We go hands on with the device and you can check out the video right below.

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The specifications on Lenovo A859 are

  • 5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD capacitive touchscreen IPS display with 178 degree viewing angle
  • 1.3 GHz Quad-Core MediaTek 6582 processor with Mali 400 GPU
  • Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
  • Dual SIM (WCDMA+GSM)
  • 8MP auto focus camera with LED Flash
  • 1.6MP fixed-focus front-facing camera
  • 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
  • Dimensions – 142 x 72.5 x 9.2 mm
  • 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS
  • 1GB RAM, 8GB internal memory, expandable memory up to 32GB with microSD
  • 2250 mAh battery

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The device looks quite similar to the other Lenovo products in terms of design language. The front is dominated by the 5inch display above which we have the earpiece, the ambient and proximity sensor combination and the front facing 1.6MP camera. Below the display, we have three capacitive touch keys.

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On the right side, we have the volume rocker.

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There is just the microUSB port on the bottom. There is nothing on the left side.

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And on the top, we have the power lock button at the center and the 3.5mm audio jack.

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On the back, we have the 8MP camera with LED flash below it. There is also a loudspeaker grill towards the bottom. The back case is removable and on opening the case, you have the microSIM card slots along with the microSD card slot.


Author: Monish Kumar

Monish is passionate about smartphones who is also interested in User Experience and Design. He is currently using Samsung Galaxy S3. You can follow him on Twitter and Google+