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Hands on with the Lenovo Ideaphone S720; dual SIM 4.5″ screen sells for PHP 9,999.00

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UPDATE: If you’re interested in Lenovo’s P-series (with long life battery) do check out the Lenovo P770.

If you’re a close follower of Lenovo’s release schedule for phones, you’ll notice that they churn out about four or five units a quarter. At the recent CES, Lenovo unveiled five new phones for Q1 2013. We have one of these units now. The Ideaphone S720 is the perfect choice if you’re looking for a sub 10k Android device with a 4.5″ screen.

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In terms of look and feel, the S720 really reminds me of the HTC One X. Side by side, they are almost indistinguishable. Aesthetically, the main difference between the two is that the S720 is less curved and slightly heavier, but remember that it is also more affordable by more than 50%.

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Specs include:

Android OS, v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
4.5″ screen with a 960×540 IPS display
8MP back camera and 1MP front camera
dual SIM functionality
dual core MTK CPU
thin 9.9mm footprint
2000 mAh battery

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Again, the main selling points of the S720 are huge screen, long battery life, dual SIM features and last but definitely not the least, a great price point. The 4.5″ screen is bigger than the Samsung Galaxy SIII by 0.3 inches. It comes with a 2000mAh battery (the iPhone 5 comes with a 1440MAh battery). Add dual SIM and a sub 10k price, you’ve definitely got a winner.

The Ideaphone S720 costs PHP 9,999 and comes in bright white or hot pink finish. Available now.

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By Jayvee Fernandez

Jayvee Fernandez is a tech enthusiast and sitting Techbology Editor for The Philippine STAR.

He is also an EAN certified SCUBA Diver and underwater photographer based in Metro Manila, Philippines. His photos and videos have appeared in various international and local publications including Random House Germany, Discovery Channel Canada, and CNN.

7 replies on “Hands on with the Lenovo Ideaphone S720; dual SIM 4.5″ screen sells for PHP 9,999.00”

To aze.. alin sa mga gamit mo sa bahay ang hindi China made.. ??????

Dude, if this phone is not for you then don’t buy it as simple as that. If mayaman ka go for the expensive phones.. I’m a proud owner of Lenovo P700 and I’m happy that I bought it.. Yes, China phone yan.. The ‘F’ do I care, it serve its purpose..

study history

LENOVO was the one who bought the computer division of IBM that is when you a buy a THINKPAD it’s already lenovo not IBM

even your expensive phones are most made in china. china has very cheap labor cost and other operating cost for large business industries. kaya mura benta, mura puhunan.

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