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Lenovo C2


Lenovo C2
Lenovo C2 (Vibe Series)
Mediatek MT6735 4 x 1.5 GHz, Cortex-A53
Graphics adapter
1024 MB 
5.00 inch 16:9, 1280 x 720 pixel 294 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, IPS, glossy: yes
8 GB eMMC Flash, 8 GB 
, 5.46 GB free
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm headset jack, Card Reader: microSD up to 32 GB, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Accelerometer, proximity sensor
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/), Bluetooth 4.0, GSM (850/​900/​1800/​1900), UMTS (850/​900/​1900/​2100), LTE (B1/​B3/​B5/​B7/​B8/​B20/​B38/​B40/​B41); Bandwidth (Download/​Upload): 150Mbps/​50Mbps (LTE); SAR value: 0.59 W/kg (head), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.6 x 143 x 71.4 ( = 0.34 x 5.63 x 2.81 in)
10.5 Wh, 2750 mAh Lithium-Ion, removeable
Operating System
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Primary Camera: 8 MPix AF, LED flash, videos @720p
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: speaker on the back, Keyboard: virtual keyboard, charger, USB cable, McAfee Security, Navigate, SYNCit, 24 Months Warranty
139 g ( = 4.9 oz / 0.31 pounds), Power Supply: 47 g ( = 1.66 oz / 0.1 pounds)
129 Euro



Average Score: 70.8% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 6 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 41%, features: 33%, display: 77% mobility: 82%, workmanship: 78%, ergonomy: 78%, emissions: 96%

Reviews for the Lenovo C2

80.4% Lenovo C2 Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Affordable battery-giant. The Lenovo C2 is an entry-level smartphone that is supposed to attract low-budget customers with a big and removable battery, an HD display, and dual SIM. Since the screen, camera, and battery life are quite good, this could work. But are there also any shortcomings?
Lenovo C2
Source: Connect - 4/2017 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/01/2017
64% Der Sparfuchs mit Bildungslücken
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/14/2017
Rating: Total score: 64%
Lenovo C2 preiswertes Smartphone mit Dual-SIM
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/03/2017
68% Lenovo C2
Source: MobiFlip German DE→EN version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/21/2017
Rating: Total score: 68%
Lenovo Vibe C2 [Análise]
Source: Canaltech Portuegese PT→EN version
Positive: Good speakers. Negative: Weak hardware; poor cameras.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/16/2016
Smartphone Lenovo Vibe C2 - Recensione Caratteristiche Prezzo
Source: Smartphone e tablet android Italian IT→EN version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/26/2016
Rating: performance: 70% display: 70% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70%


Model: The C2 is Lenovo’s latest offering on its range of smartphones for the budget-conscious. Also codenamed as the ‘Power’, it is slated to be a device which provides much strength in its performance and speed with a low price tag. The build of the C2 is kept basic and straightforward. It is largely made out of plastic which is not surprising considering its price factor. Its dimensions measure 5.63 x 2.81 x 0.34 in and weighs 139 g. The smartphone is slim and light. It is also easily pocket-able and convenient for one-handed operation. Lenovo ships the C2 in dual SIM mode (Micro-SIM, dual stand-by). It is capable of supporting LTE which makes web browsing on this smartphone a breeze. Its 5.0-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen features 16M colors and a resolution of 720x1280 pixels. It may not be anywhere near Full-HD resolution but images and visuals still appear clear and bright. This smartphone runs on Mediatek MT6735P processor. Although not exactly the fastest processor around, the device will work well and perform rather fast when used for web browsing and other similar applications. 2 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage for media, OS and application are available. The storage capacity can be expanded by up to 32 GB with a MicroSD card.

The integrated 8 MP rear-facing camera comes with autofocus and LED flash. Camera features include geo-tagging, touch focus, and face detection. It is pretty much a very basic camera, enough for the casual user. There is also a 5 MP secondary camera for video calls. The connectivity includes Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, and it also comes built-in with an FM radio, something that is often left out in high-end devices. One notable feature of the C2 is its removable lithium ion battery rated at 3500 mAh. The battery life is long lasting and can be rapidly recharged via its microUSB port but if that is not enough, just replace the battery with a spare unit and get from 0% to 100% within seconds. Sound quality on this smartphone is equally good as it is enhanced by Waves MaxxAudio. The color options available are black and white and both looks simple and nice. It comes pre-installed with Android 6.0 Marshmallow. In all, the C2 is a straightforward, basic smartphone which works decently for those who require a smartphone for running simple tasks and web browsing. Its low price factor makes it an appealing entry-level smartphone. Its removable battery makes it a rare breed and will be a perfect choice for people who are always on the move.

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ARM Mali-T720 MP2: 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.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

MT6735: A 64-bit quad-core SoC (4x ARM Cortex-A53) clocked at up to 1.5 GHz and designed for inexpensive tablets and smartphones.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


This display is tiny. You will probably see very little on the screen and be able to use mini-resolutions.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

Lenovo: Lenovo ("Le" from English legend, novo (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. As of 2004, the company was the largest laptop manufacturer in China and, after acquiring IBM's PC division in 2005, the fourth largest in the world. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company manufactures monitors, projectors, servers, etc, and specializes in developing, manufacturing and marketing consumer electronics, personal computers, software, enterprise solutions and related services.

In 2016, the company ranked first in the world in computer sales. It still held it in 2023 with about 23% global market share. Important product lines are Thinkpad, Legion and Ideapad.

In 2011, it acquired a majority stake in Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Motorola Mobility was purchased, which gave Lenovo a boost in the smartphone market.

70.8%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.


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Stefan Hinum, 2016-09-27 (Update: 2016-09-27)