Lenovo A850 5.5" IPS HD Android 4.2.2 Mobile Smartphone/Phablet! £139! + £4.10 delivery Quad-Core, 1GB RAM, Huge Screen, Brand New! TechMasterOnlineLTD Ebay
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Lenovo A850 5.5" IPS HD Android 4.2.2 Mobile Smartphone/Phablet! £139! + £4.10 delivery Quad-Core, 1GB RAM, Huge Screen, Brand New! TechMasterOnlineLTD Ebay

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Found 22nd Dec 2013
Was looking at spending upto £150 on a new Smartphone... I've currently got the Sensation XL and wanted to go for a Nexus 4, as I really want a Quad-Core smartphone with Android on it, and stumbled across this... The specs for the price are damned amazing!

- Android 4.2.2 OS
- MediaTek MTK6582 1.3GHz Quad-Core Cortex-A7 CPU
- 5.5" qHD IPS Multitouch Capacitive Touchscreen
- 1GB RAM, 4GB Internal Memory & Upto 32GB MicroSD
- Dual-Sim Ready (1x 3G, 1X 2G)
- PowerVR SGX544 Dual-Core Graphics Processing Unit
- 5MP Back Camera/0.3MP Front Camera
- Bluetooth 4.0/WiFi 802.11b/g/n & Other standard connectivity

Well, I had a look at the standard chinese handsets and it didn't fill me with confidence, it might look nice but a fake HTC One/S4 is still a fake! So this one delivers on the specs with a top name as well, for a bargain price! I mean a decent quad-core system with such a large screen would cost a lot more!

Yeah, some of the specs i.e. 5MP Camera, 1GB RAM, 4GB Internal memory aint too good, but its amazing for the price!

Just to let you all know, this phone comes shipped with Lenovo's Android ROM/Firmware without Play Store, and i've located a custom firmware called MIUI, similar to CyanogenMod but very user friendly and looks very very nice, similar to iOS7 and Android 4.4 KitKat... MIUI comes pre-rooted with the Google Apps pack (Play Store, Maps etc) and works amazingly.

Honestly, for the price, you couldn't get a better deal anywhere! Even the Galaxy Note 1 performs less than this and costs more! On the AnTuTu Android Benchmarking system, it got pretty much the same score as the Nexus 4, which has an extra 1GB RAM!

Link to Phone:
- ebay.co.uk/itm…1a7

Here's another cheaper one, from China with 5-10 day delivery time via DHL:
- ebay.co.uk/itm…306

Links for MIUI ROM:
- en.miui.com/thr…tml
- needrom.com/mob…29/

I ordered the cheaper one from china too (link above)... It does ship from China but to get to the UK, the seller says it comes within 10 days... It took me 5 days for it to arrive via courier, with no import charges... Came with USB Cable, Charger, Silicon Case, CDs and Manuals, Headphone and Screen Protector, unlocked and in box.

One ordered from china was the same phone, just £15 less, thought i'd take the punt and go for it too!

Both phones running MIUI now, with WhatsApp, App2SD (To use SD Card as main storage) and all my other main apps... Slaughters my old Sensation XL and in real life, as good as my sister's Nexus 4, better looking than the Nexus 5 and cheaper than the Note 2 & 3!

My first post so go easy on me! :P

110 Comments

Yes I like it.

960 x 540 display spread over a screen that big ain't great. Sorry.

Its good with this price. Voting hot.

Banned

Looks great and this might tempt me to leave Apple.

Cheaper at Amazon though at £125 delivered.

amazon.co.uk/gp/…WLW

Imy85

Looks great and this might tempt me to leave Apple. Cheaper at Amazon … Looks great and this might tempt me to leave Apple. Cheaper at Amazon though at £125 delivered. http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B00F2E9WLW

and it's already rooted with Google play on it

Original Poster

Imy85

Looks great and this might tempt me to leave Apple. Cheaper at Amazon … Looks great and this might tempt me to leave Apple. Cheaper at Amazon though at £125 delivered. http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B00F2E9WLW



Thanks very much for this link! Is there any way I can update this ad with your Amazon link as well to ensure people are paying the best possible price?

Thanks!

Watch out the new Lenovo s939 1.7 GHz Octa Core Cortex A7 phablet is out soon if not already

cold. if you can buy through Amazon with better spec then this isn't a good deal for me at all

apparently apps cannot be moved from internal storage to memory card why would any company do this to their product?

This looks better for the money - stuff.tv/mot…iew

Great deal Have some Heat

4gb internal memory isnt that good, I know there is an so card slot but Android is not allowing apps to so card anymore

Banned

Thanks very much for this link! Is there any way I can update this ad … Thanks very much for this link! Is there any way I can update this ad with your Amazon link as well to ensure people are paying the best possible price?Thanks!



See if you can update your post and the header.
Edited by: "Imy85" 22nd Dec 2013

If its a phablet you want this looks tidy. But if i was looking for a phone at this price would have to go for the Moto G as mentioned in comment #10. Google supported functionality, near enough vanilla and KitKat. Best bang for your buck IMHO. Heat added cos good phablet deal.

Dual sim is nice, the size is a matter of taste, but the rest is subpart. Especially the resplution is rather poor, and the memory is too small. I would much rather take the Moto G, it is a much better phone.

Wheresmylaptop

960 x 540 display spread over a screen that big ain't great. Sorry.



LOL.

I remember looking at 640x480 12inch CRT screens and being amazed. It's amazing how our perceptions change.

signed
Grandpa.

chrisbass

4gb internal memory isnt that good, I know there is an so card slot but … 4gb internal memory isnt that good, I know there is an so card slot but Android is not allowing apps to so card anymore



..etc etc

Thanks for posting deal. The Zopo C2 is far more appealing though.

The dealbreaker for me = 540 x 960 pixels, 5.5 inches (~200 ppi pixel density) - very low res and poor pixel density for a screen so big. I guess that's why it's so cheap.

Just bought my son a Moto G and it's far better specced for less money.
Edited by: "leaston" 22nd Dec 2013

spec very similar to star n7189 (Samsung Galaxy Note II copy), except they are cheaper? Love the one I'm testing at the moment!

leaston

The dealbreaker for me = 540 x 960 pixels, 5.5 inches (~200 ppi pixel … The dealbreaker for me = 540 x 960 pixels, 5.5 inches (~200 ppi pixel density) - very low res and poor pixel density for a screen so big. I guess that's why it's so cheap.Just bought my son a Moto G and it's far better specced for less money.


Second that.

Wheresmylaptop

960 x 540 display spread over a screen that big ain't great. Sorry.


Also the screen is not Gorilla glass made I presume

If you have £150 to spend I can highly recommend the RAZR I, still available in store. amazing phone for the price!

The moto g looks like a better investment to me.

voted cold as your better off getting Moto G

I agree the Moto G is the better option.

Wheresmylaptop

960 x 540 display spread over a screen that big ain't great. Sorry.

Horrific resolution. I don't know how I coped when I had a standard definition 32 inch TV. I'm amazed that it was watchable.

bbbazman

..etc etc

This would be my main issue too. I have a 4gb and it makes it barely use able. I think you get a lot of phone for the money but you would need at least double the storage. Mine might be 4gb but less than a gig is useable.

whilst I agree the moto g is a great phone (i got my mum one for xmas) these are very different phones,

this is much bigger, has an sd card slot and dual sim so it's not really comparing like with like to compare the two. so depending on your needs this could suit you better

Banned

Horrific resolution. I don't know how I coped when I had a standard … Horrific resolution. I don't know how I coped when I had a standard definition 32 inch TV. I'm amazed that it was watchable.



How did you cope? You brave soul.

I bought this from antelife for about £115, for me its pretty good. if you haven't been spoiled by a HD display the screen red won't bother you. Having the big screen is a plus for me. also there are someroms on needrom which also you to install apps (none of the apps2sd or link2sd stuff) onto the SD card. Lenovo has some great apps BTW like a security app which prevents uncontrolled a actions by apps (even Google apps), The only thing is that the camera on it are a bit rubbish. Unlike the a820, this one lksmre premium (like a galaxy) and wdoes attract peoples attention
Edited by: "GTRX3" 22nd Dec 2013

This should be considered by anyone when the Moto G exists.

Unless you're desperate for a 5.5" screen

I tend to vote cold on deals with lots of exclamation marks in the title.

I have this phone i like it alot, not quite a massive upgrade from an htc desire hd. but an upgrade non the less. Thanks GTRX3 for the name of them apps they are going to come in real handy.

xlxaiwassxlx

Horrific resolution. I don't know how I coped when I had a standard … Horrific resolution. I don't know how I coped when I had a standard definition 32 inch TV. I'm amazed that it was watchable.



You know people still lived and breathed and got on with their lives before mobiles or even tv. They didn't mope around waiting for these things to be invented

There's also the lenovo store which is in Chinese (but not difficult to navigate around) which allows you to download all apps for free. Even normally paid for apps....

I personally would take this over the moto g any day, the big screen is really great, makes you think how could I have used a 4 inch phone before. The onscreen buttons of the moto g annoy the heck out of me. Also there's expandable memory on the lenovo. Its quicker than the average mtk phone with antutu scores between 16k-17k. And also I can block the hell out of Google services.

Rusty!

This should be considered by anyone when the Moto G exists.Unless you're … This should be considered by anyone when the Moto G exists.Unless you're desperate for a 5.5" screen



'You Keep Using That Word, I do not think it means what you think it means...' - Inigo Montoya

Just got one one these yesterday from Amazon (bettywell trader) 2 day delivery. Initially I believed it to to be faulty. On closer examination I discovered a piece of tape on the battery terminals once I removed it it worked straight away. Display looks good . I just need to get my sim replaced for full size one.

Banned

Would much rather get the Moto G, the screen isn't amazing to be honest.
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