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Unboxing the Lenovo A65 (Dual SIM Android Smartphone)

The Lenovo A65! Dual SIM Android 2.3.5 smartphone for Php5,499!

Lenovo A65 Unboxed!

The march of affordable Android smartphones continues with the Lenovo A65. This entry level device from Lenovo sports a 3.5-inch screen, runs on Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread, and has Dual SIM/Dual Standby capabilities. You’d think that you’ll need to shell out a lot of cash for this but apparently you can get it for just Php5,499. Talk about value-for-money right? Read on for our unboxing.

Lenovo A65 Spec Sheet

  • 800MHz CPU
  • 256MB RAM
  • 3.5-inch LCD, 320×480
  • Memory expandable up to 32GB via microSD
  • 3G/2G (only one SIM can have 3G)
  • Dual SIM, Dual Standby
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, FM Radio
  • 3.2MP Camera (rear, no front)
  • Android 2.3.5 OS
  • 1500mAh battery

Unboxing time!

Talk about having a funky box, haha!

The Lenovo A65 comes in a rather colorful (lol) small box. The color scheme is probably like this since their primary market for this smartphone will be students and young professionals given the low price point.

Opening the box is straightforward: just remove the tape and flip the box open from the side. The first thing that will greet you will be the Lenovo A65 unit itself covered in plastic. When I first saw the unit I was a bit surprised at the size of the screen. I was initially thinking that at this price it would be smaller than the Galaxy Y but apparently that’s not the case.

In your hands the phone feels very solid and sturdy. The materials used in building this device were definitely quality ones since it doesn’t give a cheap vibe at all. Admittedly the unit is a bit hefty and bulky (kinda thick) but that’s a small price to pay given the features and the price.

Beneath the screen you’ll find the Lenovo logo as well as the standard Android buttons for Menu, Home, and Back. At the right side are the volume rocker and the dedicated camera shutter button. The micro-USB port (charging and data) is at the top together with the power button and the headphone jack. The 3.2MP camera is at the back (removable backplate) and you’ll find the speaker grille just beside it.

Solid phone.
Looks good from any angle!
What the back looks like
Side view

What else is in the box?

Other than the A65, the box has the following inside: micro USB cable, wall outlet, earphones, and a user manual.

Full Review Soon

Watch out for our full review of the Lenovo A65 later this week. Hopefully it should be up by Thursday or Friday. Again note that this just sells for Php5,499. I heard that Smart will be offering it on their postpaid plans as well so expect some sort of low-cost Data/Call/Text bundle for this.

So far, so good! Full review soon!

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