Positives And Negatives Are Listed Below. You Can Decide For Yourself
By Santosh Warriar | 22 Aug 2014
I have used this handset for over 9 months now. There are positives and negatives. I'll list them and you can take the final call if the cell phone is worth your money and time
1. Looks : The phone drew great attention from everyone, including my senior managers to the local security guard at work. The Lenovo Launcher and their customized Android platforms are really neat looking products. The display is crystal clear and sharp. I honestly still haven't seen a phone which looks better than the K900.
2. Value for Money : The specs are definitely great for the price they come for (24k 9 month ago).
The other brand which offered all these features was a far 10k pricier.
3. Sturdy : This phone is built like a rock! The first time my phone hit the road from hip height and all I got was a small scratch on the metal.
4. Battery Life : Lenovo sure knows how to sustain battery life. If I use the phone normally (say whatsapp all day, listen to music and watch youtube for about an hour a day) the phone will still have about 20% remaining.
5. Service Centers : I can only speak about Mumbai here. My personal experience has been good. The staff is courteous and they deliver the repaired product on time. Why I had to go to a service center within 9 months of a purchase is explained in the "Negatives"
1. Very Problematic : I had initially purchased this model online. However, the phone developed hardware and software problems and went dead within a month. The service center issued me a certificate and the online retailer refunded my money. I used that money to buy the same phone from a local dealer (hoping that Lenovo would have corrected this issue in a subsequent batch). The phone developed hardware and software problems within 8 months. The service center replaced the Mother Board and Chipset. However, I now began having altogether different hardware and software problems. Here is a list of the problems I faced
--> Phone Overheating. 15 minutes of video and it feels like you are holding some molten metal piece
--> It Takes 9 Hours to Charge the battery completely
--> The phone doesn't connect to my computer through USB
--> Inability of the rear camera to auto focus resulting in very blurry pictures.
--> Sound jarring while using speakerphone (listening to music, conversation, etc)
2. Speakerphone : Even when they used to work well, I noticed that these aren't really high quality speakers. It is hard to make out what the person on the other side says even in a quiet environment like an A/c Car Interior.
I don't claim to be technical guru, but this is just what I've found from common experience. I'm also not going to say if the phone is a bad or good buy because that is for you to decide (what's a flaw to me may not be an important aspect to you)