Lenovo’s LePhone A500 joins the party, talks of 650MHz chip in a much lighter uniform (update)

Just to wrap up Lenovo’s products review extravaganza this week, we dance to the tune of $199.99 Lenovo’s LePhone A500. Right, expect the same whitish stylings on the back seen on the HTC Flyer and the Radar, with audio opening (“Non-clip”Anti-breaking audio technology) and a 5.0 megapixel shooter livening up the back. Unlike the HTC Sensation XE or HTC’s Rezound, no such touches at the front of the phone, just a 3.5 inch 320 x 480 pixel capacitive multitouch screen and Lenovo’s stock Android key triplet: menu, back and search.

Above the screen, you’ll find the 3.5mm stereo audio jack, ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, and a 0.3 megapixel front-facing webcam. Of course don’t expect a Gorilla Glass display – but its screen seems identical to the LCD we previously stroked on the P70 phone; that 3.5-inch screen remains unchanged, as it plays on color production and viewing angles.

Sure, it’s not super AMOLED, although that doesn’t imply it can’t strike. Placing it on a daily use, considering this size, it’s a revelation – and we’re not scared to put it up against the Galaxy Note; in fact we were drawing the handset away from our eyes, since we could see everything clearly from a considerable distance – you can peep at the phone, and understand any information you’ve placed on the customizable lock-screen.

Make no mistake: the LePhone A500 is still stocked with goodies. A nippy peep at the spec list makes this absolutely clear since the phone offers a 650MHz MediaTek’s CPU, 256MB of RAM, a 5MP rear shooter, 3MP front-facing cam, and 16GB microSD card. All told, web surfing, media consumption including other full-screen activities are a joy with the additional canvas being offered here, then, with patent nano sound chamber – an anti-breaking audio technology as mentioned earlier, this isn’t your run-of-the-mill Lenovo phone.

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Lenovo LePhone A500 (3.5 inch Android 2.3 3G Dual SIM smartphone Capacitive Multitouch)
Lenovo LePhone A500 (3.5 inch Android 2.3 3G Dual SIM smartphone Capacitive Multitouch)
List Price: $329.99
Our Price: $199.99