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.
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... moreat music app, slide over left to right. at the end and you'll find the "playlist" up there.
i tried to make a playlist on my lenovo a390 but i couldnt find it, and i kept on trying i didnt find anything that can set up your own playlist. question how to create a playlist.
rappi, 02 Nov 2013Where can i buy this A390 in dubai, pls give adviseyou will find it in LULU CENTER.... i bought it from there
Standard for HSDPA is 7.2mbps. But there have 14.4mbps and for max it have 21.1mbps. Depend on this device I think 7.2mbps only.
Want use as modem for wifi hotspot, anyone can tell the max 3g speed? spec did not mention it, i'm from Malaysia, thank you.
Would be perfect if Lenovo increase the RAM size to 1 Ghz, improved the camera and add option to mute the shutter sound. Of course while maintaining the price
Ive just bought this one for my brother.
the speaker is OK its so loud than my razr but my razr is finer to hear.
the camera is bad! i compared it with my atrix 4g and its really way way behind.
overall experience is OK. if scored from 1 to 10 and 10 is the highest i say this device is rated 6.5!
AnonD-203175, 05 Nov 2013I don't find the camera as bad as people here say it is ; but judge it yourself : https://... moreagreed. well lighted place like outdoor take ok pics. indoor pics are a bit dark and have a lot of noise. i think the camera software is buggy some time it appear to have auto focus, but with HDR mode turn on it take nice pics. (sometimes) Lol.
bros, 07 Nov 2013Why intenal memory only 2gb ???normal laa. around 1.5gb use by android operating system. can uninstall some useless apps to clear some space. use a 16gb class10 memory card if want to install games. the games will load faster. my mom happy with this phone i got for her :)
meme, 09 Sep 2013how would i know if i have captured my screen-shot? :)it works nicely.. (y)
When i am playing a game , the game suddenly stops and the one on the top the one which has time appears eventhough theres no notification , please help me this thing interrupts me always when i am playang a game
I don't find the camera as bad as people here say it is ; but judge it yourself :