Yesterday, Lenovo PH officially announced three new phones. Of the three, two of the mid-ranged phones came to our attention as being very similar in specs to the very detail that their price point is exactly the same at PHP 10,999. We’re talking about the S560 and the P700i.
So what’s the diff?!
As you may know the P700i is the direct successor of the P700 which was launched just this July 2012. In terms of difference with its precursor, the P700i also comes with dual SIM capabilities and maintains the 4″ IPS screen real estate. It is essentially an incremental upgrade from the P700 because it also packs a strong 2500mAh battery. The main difference is really in the new form factor and a faster dual core processor which adds a noticeable difference to speed. We must note that the previous P700 was also priced at PHP 10,999.
On the other hand, the Lenovo S560 is being touted as a “music phone” for the younger market. It packs Dolby Speakers and the same 4″ IPS screen. The S560’s form factor actually resembles the original P700 more (or maybe because I saw the black version). Other than that, it maintains pretty much the same general specs as the P700i — dual SIM, 1GHz processor and a 4″ IPS screen.
So really, the main difference between the two phones, apart from the form factor and color is that the P700i comes with a larger 2500mAh battery pack while the S560 comes out loud with a better speaker stock from Dolby. Which among the two do you prefer?