A cheaper twin brother of the iPhone 6 – Lenovo S90
Month after the Apple showed iPhone 6, the Chinese manufacturer Lenovo demonstrated almost identical in design model – S90. The similarities are numerous – aluminum housing with the same “space gray” color (renamed “graphite gray”), rounded corners, light bar at the bottom of the cover. Is absolutely identical and the layout of the physical buttons on the side of S90, and the headphone jack at the top, as well as ports for plugging in a cable at the bottom of the camera, surrounded on both sides by speakers. It is therefore inevitable that the review of the new model of Lenovo to make a direct comparison with the new flagship of Apple, although two smartphones are in different price categories.
Naturally, there are differences but they are in detail. The physical center button below the display, which is the sensor for fingerprint recognition, has been replaced by three traditional Android touch buttons. Logo on the back of Apple – silver bitten apple – is replaced by the word of Lenovo, the second light strip above it is removed.
Lenovo S90 is based on Android, unlike the iPhone 6, which uses the iOS. But the main benefit of the model of the Chinese giant is the price. S90 worth in about $370 without subscription contract for the version with 32 gigabytes.
Under the aluminum housing
+ Great design for smartphone midrange
+ Aluminum housing
+ Good 8MP front camera
+ Slot for two SIM cards
+ Acceptable price
+ The main camera suffer in darkness
+ However its a copy of the iPhone 6
Lenovo S90 can only be superficially identical to the iPhone 6. It has a larger screen: 5-inch versus 4.7 – Apple smartphone. For this reason, the Chinese model is a bit longer and wider. At the expense of larger size S90 however retains the thinness of the iPhone – both phones are only 6.9 mm thick. The weight of the two models is the same – 129 grams. So regardless of the 5-inch screen S90 almost does not feel in the hand. Screen resolution of Lenovo is HD (1280×720). Some recent Android smartphones like Galaxy Note 4 to Samsung have 4K displays. On this indicator S90 is also similar to the model of Apple. However the screen of S90 have good contrast. Significant difference between the iPhone 6 and S90 is the model on the screen. Apple rely more on their LCD displays, while the Lenovo device has a AMOLED. This gives the Chinese smartphone manufacturer to earn a high contrast and vivid colors.
The processor is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 – quad and at least on paper “beats” dual-core A8 in the iPhone 6.
Memory, battery, camera
Lenovo S90 has 2GB of RAM or nearly double the iPhone 6. Allowing applications to run quickly and without delay. Double contrast with the Apple phone can mislead because smartphones based on Android, are “hungry” for RAM. Why are involved multiple applications, while working on “background” mode occupy any portion of memory and slow the overall process.
Lenovo S90 used Anroid 4.4.4 KitKat, the Chinese company has installed its “allowance” Vibe 2.0 platform (ie. Shell). Unlike other manufacturers that make it quite heavy, at S90 it does not look as though not completely close to “pure” Android. The idea of Vibe 2.0 is rather to give the impression, which resembles the interface of iOS of Apple – screens with applications, folders, and called widgets.
The rear camera is 13 mega pixel that makes good pictures in daylight with saturated colors. But performance deteriorates in proportion to the reduction of light sources. Although on paper to have a good sensor camera S90 is far behind the leaders on this indicator Sony and Microsoft. The front camera has a good 8-megapixel sensor.
Because of the single aluminum housing battery can not be changed by the user – a trend that is observed by more manufacturers. It has a capacity of 2300 mAh and active use can not last a day without charge – comparable with most Android smartphones of high-end.
Lenovo S90 can use two SIM cards simultaneously – a useful feature for people who have two phones that want to combine into one. Chinese smartphone manufacturer only comes with 16 or 32GB storage memory, but has a slot for insertion of cards additional one. Available in several colors – the aforementioned graphite gray, silver, white. If you take the gray or white, from a distance people will hardly notice the difference with the iPhone 6.
Lenovo S90 combines sophisticated design of the iPhone 6 Apple, good characteristics for the middle class, but at a much more affordable price. The Chinese producer did not compromise with the workmanship – no joints or edges, aluminum her “weighs” in place. Weaker processor will meet the needs of the average user. Aside from him, the more obscure night camera pictures, S90 is a good alternative for those who like the design of the iPhone 6, but the high price or ecosystem stop them from buying the smartphone from Apple.http://szlifestyle.com/sz/2015/02/16/a-cheaper-twin-brother-of-the-iphone-6-lenovo-s90/https://i2.wp.com/szlifestyle.com/sz/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/sz_Lenovo_S90.jpg?fit=698%2C317https://i2.wp.com/szlifestyle.com/sz/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/sz_Lenovo_S90.jpg?resize=150%2C150LENOVOTECH NEWSAndroid,Lenovo,smartphoneMonth after the Apple showed iPhone 6, the Chinese manufacturer Lenovo demonstrated almost identical in design model - S90. The similarities are numerous - aluminum housing with the same 'space gray' color (renamed 'graphite gray'), rounded corners, light bar at the bottom of the cover. Is absolutely identical and...Richard D.Richard Deendeen@szlifestyle.comContributorRichard Deen is a writer at szlifestyle. What can I say I love gadgets!szlifestyle.com Tech News, Life Style, Reviews, Videos!