New LTE Phones from Lenovo: Meet the 5″ A606 and the 5.5″ S856


“Midrange” shouldn’t mean a compromise between specs, style, usability, and price. Lenovo’s new LTE phones are what a fashionista, a blogger, a student, a traveller, a parent, an executive can rely on when it comes to LTE speeds on a well-made smartphone.

Lenovo A606 – Php9, 4999

This is what mid-range means to the Lenovo A606: 1.3GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage space (expandable to 32GB via microSD slot), a 5-inch display, an 8-megapixel rear and a 2-megapixel front camera, 2000mAh battery and Lenovo’s very own Do It Apps.

All of these work together to give users a pretty good and friendly user experience with the device. The Lenovo A606 is available in white and black, and is available through authorized resellers of Open Communications, Lenovo’s exclusive smartphone distributor in the country for Php9, 4999.

Lenovo S856 – Php13, 999

Bordering on massive yet still comfy to hold, the Lenovo S856 has a 5.5-inch HD display, a smooth-running 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 chip, the latest Android Kitkat 4.4.2 OS, dual-SIM capability, Lenovo’s Do It Apps, a 2500mAh battery and expandable 8GB of internal storage. You can snap lovely photos with the 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and the 1.6-megapixel front camera.

The Lenovo S856 has a premium feel to it, with its ergonomic polycarbonate body getting silver laser-etched treatment and being tough enough to resist scratches. You can get the entire package of great specs and great looks for Php13, 999 at all authorized resellers of Open Communications.

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Irwin Allen Rivera loves his wife's cooking so much he's now twice the man he used to be. His English essay won a Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Award for Literature in 2012. His philosophical-horror story appeared in Philippine Speculative Fiction 8 (2013). He was managing editor and lead writer of Sites and Symbols 2 (2005), a coffee-table book about buildings in UP Diliman - his alma mater (BA Philosophy; MA Creative Writing continuing). He worked at the UP Diliman Information Office before shifting to web content writing. His sudden fiction, "Notwithstanding Pigs," initially a Friendster testimonial, appeared in Philippines Graphic (2006) and in Very Short Stories for Harried Readers (2007). He used to write for