I am in Malaysia.
Just bought this phone 2 days ago.
What I like:
Quad core.Fast with Antutu score of 16K+!
Nice huge screen. Just great to read mails and some surfing.Easy on the eyes for sure.
Google Play is available unlike some China versions ;)
What I don't really like but ok:
Screen resolution not that HD, but good on the eyes.
Camera/pictures are just a okay. I am not a heavy camera user.Daylight sceneries are really acceptable. Indoors with flash.. don't bother too much. I have a better real camera for that!
No compass, no orientation sensor, no gyroscope,no pressure sensor. If you can live without these, you're ok.
I am not that comfortable with only 2GB memory onboard but I am not a heavy Google Play applications downloader. Yup, you can't app2sd applications to SDcard. For the time being I am ok with it.
I only use Facebook, email(K9 mail), tweetcaster, whatsapp,greader and boat browser. Out of 2.11GB, I am left now with 1.40GB. Kinda okay for now.
The other model that I was evaluating was the S820. Better features and spec but I picked A850 for its larger screen.
So far I am pleased. My previous phone was a Sony Xperia Arc S.
i have just got lrlenovoA850 from my husband who visited china but my problem with the phone is that all the applications are in chinese language which made it difficult to use.How can convert the apps in to the english language?
My A850 is original international version Lenovo warranty with Google Store built-in bought in Malaysia. And I have rooted it.
The looks is so Samsung Note 2.
- Powerful 28nm quad-core processor MT6582"M" with underclocked GPU, M stands for MINIMUM I guess?
- Antutu score 17066!
- Can record upto 1080p video (slightly frame drops)
- Can decode 2k video smooth using MX "software" decoder
- 5.5" large screen, view angle OK, colour OK unlike Samsung's over saturated OLED.
- Total RAM is 1.25GB, available RAM for user is x/973MB.
- Cost only RM639 (~200USD)
- Disgusting camera, too much noise, over "DE-noising" results detail lost, very poor in low light environment, Huawei Y300 is FAR MORE BETTER (my previous phone).
- No button light, same like Lumia 520.
- Only RED notification light.
I buy this phone for its processor and huge screen, nothing more. I dislike the camera because they produce noisy, over de-noise, detail lost, darker and reddish image.
I do not need full HD on my screen since I'm not gonna stick my face on the phone to looks for its pixels. As long as I can "See", that is fine.
So far ok lah...China AP stock cost only RM479 without Google apps. But you can root it and install them yourself.
~ VERY CHEAP with high spec phone ~~~
U need sync the Google account in settings to retrieve contacts, calendar etc.
I can see that lots of people are facing problems with preinstalled rom. In the Chinese rom there is no google paly and other G-apps. You will find lots of chinese apps also. But you can easily find lots of rom with multi language supported. For this you have to know how to install the rom. So my suggestion is:
Before buying this phone tell your seller to install the rom with G-apps supported or you can install it yourself.. Need more help mail me : firstname.lastname@example.org
LenovoA850, 30 Nov 2013can someone suggest me a store on aliexpress so i can order the phone and not be scammed ?SHENZHEN GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY -- http://www.aliexpress.com/store/508704-- ...buy only from Shopy Li, she is an agent there. Best lady ever, i bought two phones from her and live in Canada, shipped though DHL got it less than 10 days.
This phone has digital compass or not? I like to install Google SkyMaps and Star Chart which is using compass (instead of GPS) for realtime star maps searching.
HaidirHs, 02 Dec 2013Man i have a question, does this phone will support and get update for android 4.4 kitkat?? -ThanksShould be able to when unlocked. Get someone root the phone and it takes a few minutes to do if you can't do it yourself. Try Utube, they show it how........ Without GooglePlay you are practically doomed !
Man, 02 Dec 2013You all bought the Chinese version. They don't have google playstore n all in Chinese as well.... moreMan i have a question, does this phone will support and get update for android 4.4 kitkat?? -Thanks
wan, 01 Dec 2013There is no that such thing in my setting. Do you have that? It really have on lenovo a706.. B... moreYou all bought the Chinese version. They don't have google playstore n all in Chinese as well. However starting from December they have international version with playstore already prestalled.
henry5247, 27 Nov 2013Open Setting->Storage, you will see the "Default Write Disk",select SD storage.There is no that such thing in my setting. Do you have that? It really have on lenovo a706.. But on my phone (a850) doesnt have. Can u help me ?
sam, 29 Nov 2013Dose anybody know if I can move apps to sd with this phone with with out rooting it?Downioad clean master from play store it will do the job
sam, 29 Nov 2013Dose anybody know if I can move apps to sd with this phone with with out rooting it?download clean master from app store it will do the job