Lenovo S880, dual-SIM goodness on a 5-inch Android phone

Earlier today, we got a sneak preview of Lenovo’s upcoming dual-SIM Android phone. Lenovo Mobile upped the ante on the screen size of dual-SIM phones with the 5-inch Lenovo S880. Yes, if you think their 4-inch Lenovo P700 can satiate your screen size cravings, you can get more out of the S880.

Lenovo S880

The Lenovo S880 is currently Lenovo Mobile’s flagship model which is positioned to be a mid0range dual-SIM phone and a multimedia device rolled into one. It is equipped with Lenovo Sound technology to power its dual speakers (top and bottom) for decent volume levels without distorting the sound.

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The 5-inch screen only gives you an 800×480 WVGA resolution so don’t expect ultra-sharp icons like what you see from big high-end phones in the market. It does run on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with a few Lenovo UI customizations.

Lenovo s880 2

Powering the S880 is a single-core 1GHz processor along with 512 MB RAM. Internal storage is limited to 4GB but there’s the microSD option for additional space. The S880 has a 5-megapixel camera and a VGA front camera as well. Sadly, no flash for the camera.

One thing you don’t have to worry too much with this phone is battery life. The S880 boasts of a 2250mAh battery which is shorter than their P700’s 2500mAh but still above average for single-core phones.

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We were told that the Lenovo S880 will be available in the market mid-September with a price of Php14,999. It will come in either black which has a textured back or white and its glossy back. It may not wow you with its specs but if you’re looking for a big dual-SIM phone without spending a lot, the S880 should be on your list.

Lenovo S880 Specs:
Single-core 1GHz MediaTek MT6575 processor
5-inch capacitive touchscreen, WVGA 800 x 480 resolution, 16m colors
512MB RAM, 4GB ROM, microSD up to 32GB
Dual SIM, Dual Standby
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
3G / HSPA Technology
5-megapixel autofocus camera (no flash)
VGA front camera
WLAN, Bluetooth, GPS
2250 mAh battery
142.0 x 78.0 x 9.9 mm
SRP: Php14,999
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  • http://mobiletechpinoy.wordpress.com/ JmBalicano

    The specs aren’t bad if you’re looking for a budget alternative to the GS3, Note or Note 2. The battery life should be awesome considering it’s just a single core chip. I’m more worried about the limited RAM though. A screen as big as that is just begging to be populated with widgets 😛

    • http://calvinshub.com Calvin

      naw… widgets are cute at first but you only need the essential ones. ako im fine with 1 homescreen with widgets and the rest are just shortcuts.

      they also showed us their quad-core phone but didn’t say much about it. freshly launched sa China.

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      • http://mobiletechpinoy.wordpress.com/ JmBalicano

        I use the APW Timeline and Calendar/Agenda widgets kasi. The Timeline shows twitter and facebook feeds in one stream, while the Agenda widget keeps me organized. Those are only 2 widgets, but they each eat up one homescreen, and the Timeline widget can display a lot of feeds but eats up a chunk of RAM. Makes me thankful for the 1Gb of RAM on the Note :)

  • ryan

    Got excited upon reading the headline, 5″ + dual sim, but got disappointed with it having a single core (dual core would have been fine) and 512MB RAM. I could have forgiven its 800*480 resolution and not having a flash for its camera as I don’t almost use it. For sure I won’t enjoy using it for gaming, watching movies perhaps is ok but definitely not for resource-intensive games…
    Planning to replace my xperia neo V but I think I’ll pass on this one… try harder lenovo…

  • http://www.sandalyas.com Jun

    ok sana kung dual core..

  • wreek888

    Well if the price is 10k, i might consider. For 15k, i can buy second hand GNote in greenhills.

    • http://calvinshub.com Calvin

      wow merong 15k note sa greenhills? baka isang piraso lang yun?

    • http://mobiletechpinoy.wordpress.com/ JmBalicano

      That’s optimistic, but I’ve seen listings on Sulit for a secondhand Note selling at 15k-17k. It’s possible to get a secondhand Note at that price, but expect dings and scratches.

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  • Eds

    single core? and the resolution is a bummer for me

  • mike

    single core,,fail ang lenovo.tapos 1 ghz lang,yung experia arc s nga 1.4 ang bagal na.sayang..

  • Griswold

    parang pang porma lang yung pagka 5-inch nya since yung performance parang pang 3.5-inch lang.

  • faye

    kung ayaw nyo nyang phone nyo, akin na lang :3 i’ve never had a touch screen phone in my life because we can’t afford :( swerte nyo u can. i hope someone sponsors me :( Haha

  • john

    if the price down to 11k – 12k ill buy it !! ^_^ maporma cya..

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