Secondary Camera: 2 MPix Fix-Focus Lens
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the Lenovo B
A Lenovo for first-time smartphone users. The Lenovo B smartphone is already available for less than 100 Euros (~$108). Its fixed-focus camera or TN display may cause disappointment, but at least there is LTE and a replaceable battery. Whether this is enough to top other low-cost smartphones, we'll clarify in the following test.
Source: Android Mag DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/23/2017
Rating: Total score: 71% price: 76% performance: 20% features: 40% display: 40% mobility: 40% workmanship: 60% ergonomy: 60%
Source: Inside Handy DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/10/2017
Rating: Total score: 50%
Source: Tech Stage DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/07/2017
Source: Chinahandys.net DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/06/2017
Rating: Total score: 58% performance: 50% display: 60% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%
Model: The Lenovo B is built to give decent performance at a pocket friendly price. The smartphone is suitable for entry-level users. It is measured at 132.5 x 66 x 9.9 mm and weighs at 144 g (0.32 Ibs). Designed with rounded edges and a textured back cover, this device feels great to hold and fits perfectly into a pocket. The beauty of the Lenovo B is that users can change the color of the smartphone whenever desired. Available in matte white and matte black, this smartphone also includes an interchangeable gold battery cover. Its compact design features a 4.5-inch touchscreen with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels, easy for scrolling on the go, and ideal for very light gaming and casual use. It has up to 2-point multi-touch capacitive support and has a pixel density of approximately 207 ppi. As for operating system, the Lenovo B runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
The Lenovo B features a Mediatek quad-core processor coupled with a Mali-T720MP2 graphic processing unit, 1 GB RAM and 8 GB internal memory. The storage can be further expanded up to 32 GB via microSD card slot. The specs are quite reasonable for an entry-level option. The Lenovo B also has dual SIM slots and 4G LTE network which keeps the brand’s sleek and fast performance tag alive. Dual SIM function provides flexibility to separate slots which keeps work and personal contacts in one device. The smartphone is powered by a 2000mAh lithium ion battery, which works for hours before needing another charge. It provides up to 11.3 hours of talk time and 7.3 days active standby on 4G networks, all thanks to its smaller size display with a lower resolution. And when battery life does get low, a user can simply swap the interchangeable battery with a spare battery and keep going.
The main 5 MP fixed-focus camera is capable of snapping loads of good quality photos and record videos. The lens is joined by a LED flash, but do not expect anything more than that. The 2 MP front-facing fixed-focus camera sends an invitation to get on board with the selfie revolution. With apps like Skype and Google’s Duo, a user can video-chat with friends all over the world. As for the audio source, it features a speaker on the smartphone and a 3.5 mm jack to plug on a headphone. Lenovo 500 in-ear headphones are included in the Lenovo B package. They feature a metal finishing and a tangle-free noodle cable and can be plugged into the 3.5 mm headphone jack to deliver a rich and deep bass sound. In short, the Lenovo B is exactly what the entry level market needs. A no nonsense device with a low price tag.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
ARM Mali-T720: Integrated graphics card in ARM based SoCs. Can be configured with up to 8 cores (T720 MP8) and 650 MHz core clock (at 28nm). Supports OpenGL ES 3.1, OpenCL 1.1, DirectX 11 FL9_3, and Renderscript.
These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.
MT6735M: A 64-bit quad-core SoC (4x ARM Cortex-A53) clocked at up to 1 GHz and designed for inexpensive smartphones. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This is a typical smartphone diagonal.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.
Lenovo: Lenovo ( "Le" as in the English word legend and "novo" (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. From 2004, the company has been the largest laptop manufacturer in China and got the fourth largest manufacturer worldwide after the acquisition of IBM's PC division in 2005. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company also produces monitors, projectors, servers, etc.
In 2011, Lenovo acquired the majority of Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Lenovo took over Motorola Mobility, which gave them a boost in the smartphone market.
From 2014 to 2016 Lenovo's market share in the global notebook market was 20-21%, ranking second behind HP. However, the distance decreased gradually. In the smartphone market, Lenovo did not belong to the Top 5 global manufacturers in 2016.
62.9%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.