|Lenovo A680 Unboxing, Preview And Initial Impression|
Lenovo is a well-known mobile manufacturer and belongs to the top 5 smartphone vendors worldwide in terms of units shipped and market shares.
Their growth is driven by their presence and continuous success in the Asia and Pacific region. During the first quarter of the year, they managed to ship out 12.9 million units which made them on the number 4 spot.
The major contributors on this shipment are the entry-level and mid-range devices. The Lenovo A680 is one of them, it sports a 5-inch touchscreen display powered MediaTek MT6582 with four CPU cores clocked at 1.3GHz each bundled with 1GB of RAM.
The retail package consists of the unit, battery, charger with detachable USB cable, wired headset, quick start guide, product information guide and warranty guide.
The front is mainly covered by the 5-inch display, you will find the usual Android capacitive keys below it and the secondary camera, earpiece grill and the Lenovo branding above it.
The back is made of glossy plastic which is prone to fingerprints and smudges. Here you can find another Lenovo branding, loudspeaker grill and the 5MP main camera.
|Back without the cover|
Once you remove the back cover, it will reveal the 2000mAh battery, two regular SIM card slots and the micro SD card slot.
The top holds both the 3.5mm audio jack and the micro USB port while at the bottom, you can only find the microphone pin hole.
The left side has the volume rocker and the right side has the power button.
At first I thought that the Lenovo A680 is a bulky device, but when I physically compare it to my Xiaomi Mi 3, I found out that they have almost the same height and width, although it is a bit thicker at 10.8mm and heavier at 165 grams. Overall, it has a simple design yet good build quality.
The A680 sports a 5-inch display with FWVGA (854x480) resolution, there is no IPS or similar technology which means that viewing angles are limited. There is also no scratch-resistant glass, so better install a plastic film in order to protect the screen against scratches.
The Android Sensor Box and CPU Z show that it has accelerometer, proximity and light sensors, however, only the first two are confirmed working when placed under test.
|Antutu - 17410|
|Quadrant - 5876|
|Vellamo, Browser - 1825, Multicore - 1270, Metal - 660|
|NenaMark2 - 44.1fps|
|Ice Storm Unlimited - 2908|
The benchmark results are typical for an Android device being powered by MediaTek MT6582 processor.
The Lenovo A680 is one of the cheapest quad-core device from the Chinese phone maker. The MT6582 chipset, 1GB RAM and 4GB ROM are already a proven combination when it comes to performance and we believe that it will be the same with the A680.
What we like so far:
Quad core processor
1GB of RAM
What we do not like so far:
No LED flash
No ambient light sensor
- Triple band 2G, dual band 3G
- Dual SIM (regular+regular) dual standby
- 5-inch capacitive FWVGA (854x480) touchscreen display
- Dimensions: 145mm x 73.5mm x 10.8mm
- Weight: 165 grams
- Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
- 1.3GHz Quad Core Cortex-A7 CPU, Mali-400 GPU, MediaTek MT6582 chipset
- 1GB of RAM
- 4GB internal storage, expandable up to 32GB via micro SD
- 5MP fixed focus main camera without LED Flash,
- VGA secondary camera
- Multimedia Player
- FM Radio
- 3.5 Audio Jack
- GPS with A-GPS and EPO assistance
- WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
- Micro USB 2.0
- Bluetooth v3.0
- Sensors: accelerometer, proximity
- 2000mAh Li-Po battery
- Price: Php6,400