This is my review after 3 months of using the A390
When you make a call 7 times out of 10 makes a strange digital sound and then cuts off.
Typing, storage of new words does not work
word prediction often comes up with weird predictions. This is obviously not tailored to the English language.
Volume in calls is quite low even at maximum.
Speaker sound is very tinny
If you attach a pair of headphones, call quality extremeley poor bearly understandable. I've tried various headphones which work fine with other phones.
Loud speaker quality very poor.
Camera quality poor. I use my old phone for taking pictures where I need to be able to read handwriting, as it comes out blurry on the A390
Very slow to load screens, often have to wait a few seconds after clicking, the performance deteriorates further each month
Wifi often drops
Doesn't hold the network data connection. The bar states its connected, but it's not. You have to switch the phone off and on again, at least once a day to pick up the data connection again.
Doesnt have a proper ear sensor, so if you're on a call and you cheek touches the screen it starts bleeping because buttons are being pressed. You can't tell yourself until the person on the other line tells you, then you have to manually hide the keyboard.
I thought the price was good when I bought it, but they've cut so many corners I regret buying it.
Dual sim android, but there are many better dual sim android phones around now, and from proper phone manufacturers.Better to have two phones which work properly.
I bought the phone in a high street reputable phone chain store in Indonesia, but the guarantee is not global, so I can't send it away in the UK.
Rating 1/10 (fairly generous)
Would you buy a Lenovo phone again? No
Not that much into photo or mobile gaming, using it mostly for biz stuff.. And if it had a bit more battery life, I would love it... Now, I'm just liking it :)
i've bought this phone last month ago. for me , the spec for this hp is quite good. but for photog the camera is bad. the photo not clear and hazy. quality of picture is bad. i think sony is better for photog. then the sound of the camera cant be set as silent/mute. even the hp mode is silent. the camera still make sound when snap a photo. then, the batery. i use hp for surfing internet, call and message.listen music n playing game are not too often.but the battery life is so poor. i have to recharge back after 6 hours. i give 7/10 for this hp. overall is okay for student like me. but not for photog.the price also affordable . i got this hp in malaysia at price rm399 free screen protector+casing+8gb memory card.
dont buy this mobile i purchased this one & after 10 days mobile was hang problem also power on of button stuckup
joe, 11 Nov 2013i tried to make a playlist on my lenovo a390 but i couldnt find it, and i kept on trying i did... morewell if you would like to make your own playlist go to music and slide your finger going right so you would actually see the playlist just click it and you could make your own play list.
the battery is good high gaming is also good you can enjoy using this abnoid phone///
Rakesh Reddy, 14 Nov 2013I think u r using the mobile, plz tell me know the information about the mobile such as it pla... moreSince this ia an android phone, you can just download apps and and games on it but make sure that you also have a back up storage (microSD card) so that the phone won't lag..
I'm currently using this phone and all in all, they phone's specs are good but not so well with the battery life..
Sulaiman, 28 Oct 2013the internet connection in my lenovo a390 phone is very slow even i'm near the rooter... why??I think u r using the mobile, plz tell me know the information about the mobile such as it plays temple run, subway surfers with out stuck ( lagging), and how it is support to Internet connection through the Wi-fi. Thanks
I went for this phone for the price the spec is good and the dual sim feature was key. I find it easily as compatible with my HTC with the exception of the camera. But I have to say when I want good pics, I use my camera not my phone, so not critical for me. All in all happy with this phone.
I bought this phone last week for my 6 y/o daughter's birthday next week. It costs about USD85 here in Malaysia with 6 months shop warranty. For manufacturer warranty you can add an additional USD35.
Here are some of my opinions after testing it for a week:
Touchscreen accuracy is low. It makes typing in portrait mode very frustrating. My daily phone is a 3.5 inch Nokia N8 and I can type quickly and accurately on it's default keyboard so that should tell you something.
Touchscreen sometimes detect multitouch as a quick swipe between the 2 fingers in games like Cut The Rope and Fruit Ninja.
Some videos (mostly Disney movies) that play flawlessly on my old 2010 N8 phone stutter on this phone. I guess I'll have to re-encode those videos.
Battery life is poor. 1 hour of playing Subway Surfer eats up nearly 30% with screen at lowest brightness and mobile data off. But playing movies back to back it can last up to 5 hours on a full charge. It lasts longer idle: I left it at home one day and it still had 80% 12 hours later.
Perhaps it's not fully optimized because there is some slight stuttering in Chrome and Opera Mini.
Screen viewing angles are pretty poor, especially if viewed from the top. Speaker is surprisingly loud.
Antenna signal strength is very good. Voice calls are clear on both sides of the conversation.
Conclusion: It's the cheapest dual core Cortex A9 phone you can get from a well known manufacturer. The cons are minor and it should work well as a Whatsapp, simple gaming machine and movie player for my daughter.
Just using the phone for a week.
From my opinion, the speed and specs quite nice. But, not suitable for mobile gamers, photographers, and those who like to install many apps. 512MB ram is insufficient to run many apps at one time.
5MP camera w/o autofocus.
Gps signal not so strong. Hard to lock location.
Dual-sim option is what i want.
I can give 7 out of 10 from my overall experience so far. =)
everything is ok on this phone except the camera and battery endurance
Worth the money but its not gonna last you a couple of years. The icons are a little bit weird but its still a dual core device running android. And its affordable too. Anyone deciding to change to android from windows or from belle can definitely have a go with this device.