Lenovo S930 Hands-on, Initial Review: Great Phablet Offering from Lenovo

Lenovo S930 Hands-on, Initial Review: Great Phablet Offering from Lenovo


Another solid offering from Lenovo

Aside from the Vibe Z, Lenovo also launched their S930 phablet in today’s launch. The S930 is a 6-inch, quad-core equipped phablet offering from the Chinese brand that promises a good combination of price, battery life and performance.

Lenovo S930 specs

  • 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6582
  • Mali 400 GPU
  • 1GB RAM
  • 6-inch HD IPS LCD display, 720 x 1280 resolution
  • 8GB storage, expandable via microSD up to 32GB
  • 8-megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash
  • 1.6-megapixel front facing camera
  • GPS, A-GPS, Bluetooth, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Hotspot
  • 3G, HSDPA
  • 3000mAh battery
  • Android 4.2, upgradeable to Android 4.4 Kit Kat
  • Php 14,999


Initial Impressions: Beautiful, fast, responsive

Judging from the body of the S930, it looks like Lenovo’s going to keep using the textured, faux metal plastic finish that was present in the Vibe Z in their other devices. The S930 definitely resembled Lenovo’s high-end smartphone, though it’s obviously fairly larger and chunkier than the Vibe Z. While the S930 is a big unit, it’s not particularly difficult to hold and is pleasant to the touch thanks to the textured back.


The body isn’t the only thing that makes the S930 similar to the Vibe Z. The phablet also uses the custom UI in the Vibe Z. That UI may or may not be to your liking – it all depends on how OC you are. Aside from the custom UI, Lenovo’s Doit apps are all also pre-installed in the S930.


As far as performance is concerned, the S930 perfomed well enough, as the 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek M6582 processor is fast enough to make everything feel smooth and fluid. The Lenovo S930 managed to score 16793 points in AnTuTu, which is a bit on the low side, but nothing to be worried about. The display needs to singled out in the S930 in terms of brightness and color reproduction, offering good performance on both counts.


Priced at Php 14,999, the Lenovo S930 isn’t cheap, especially considering the offerings of local brands. We’re going to be trying to nab a demo device so we can review this device throughly.



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