Lenovo S856 4G LTE SmartPhone with Dual SIM and 8GB RAM


Lenovo S856 is a mid-range smartphone equipped with an excellent 1.2 GHz Quad-Core processor, a huge 5.5″ multi-touch screen, and 2 cameras, an 8 megapixels back side camera and a 1.6 megapixels front camera. With a 4G LTE network feature, it is the best buy to consider now as Nigeria is already embracing this technology.

Lenovo has built the cellphone with you in mind with a fast 1.2 gigahertz Quad-Core processing unit, packed into the Qualcomm Snapdragon system chip with 1 GB RAM memory. A good feature of the Lenovo S856 is its big 8 GB internal storage memory and an SD extension slot, enough to install hundreds of games and apps without any problem.


Lenovo S856

Lenovo only sells this phone in gray color. This device is extremely slim and good-looking, with a thickness of just 0.35″. While this cellphone is only 5.94″ long and 3.06″ wide, it manages to contain a 5.5 inches display. About its aspect, the Lenovo S856 is mostly built with Polycarbonate. This device is much lighter than what you expect from a phone like this.

Featuring two cameras, an 8 MP back-facing camera and a 1.6 megapixels front-facing camera, it also comes with auto-focus, flash and geo tagging.

Lenovo S856

Lenovo S856 is equipped with a nice 1280 x 720 (HD) 5.5-inches display, which makes it hard to distinguish the pixels composing the display. Its display uses IPS LCD capacitive technology, and is multi-touch enabled.


This cellphone counts with a large 2500 mAh Li-Polymer removable battery that can keep it running for several hours and even reach the end of the day without having to charge it at all. According to Lenovo, this phone has an approximate talk time of 24 hrs and a stand by time of 456 hrs.

This cellphone includes Wi-Fi connection (which it can share with other devices acting as a mobile hotspot), 4G LTE high performance connection type and also HSPA+ connection type, a lower speed 4G type or fast 3G connection type, using HSDPA, HSUPA and EDGE technologies. The Lenovo S856 uses 2 SIM cards so it can to use 2 different phone lines or carriers in the same device.

Also, Lenovo S856 a includes some interesting features like Bluetooth (4.0), GPS (Global Positioning System) and Near Field Communication (NFC), and some sensors like Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor and Accelerometer.

Full Specifications of Lenovo S856

2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G bands HSDPA 900 / 2100
4G bands LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 7(2600), 20(800)
Speed HSPA 21.1/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat3 100/50 Mbps
LAUNCH Announced 2014, October
Status Available. Released 2014, October
BODY Dimensions 151 x 77.8 x 9 mm (5.94 x 3.06 x 0.35 in)
Weight 175 g (6.17 oz)
SIM Dual SIM (Mini-SIM, dual stand-by)
DISPLAY Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.5 inches (~71.0% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels (~267 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes, up to 10 fingers
PLATFORM OS Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat)
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8926 Snapdragon 400
CPU Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7
GPU Adreno 305
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 32 GB (dedicated slot)
Internal 8 GB, 1 GB RAM
CAMERA Primary 8 MP, autofocus, LED flash
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection
Video Yes
Secondary 1.6 MP, 720p
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
Bluetooth v4.0
GPS Yes, with A-GPS
Radio To be confirmed
USB microUSB v2.0
FEATURES Sensors Accelerometer, proximity
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Browser HTML
Java No
– MP4/H.264 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
– Voice memo/dial
BATTERY Removable Li-Po 2500 mAh battery
Stand-by Up to 456 h (2G) / Up to 312 h (3G)
Talk time Up to 24 h (2G) / Up to 25 h (3G)
MISC Colors Silver
Price group 5/10

Where to Buy?

If you are looking for a phone to mainly use social networks and internet browsing, you will definitely be very satisfied with this smartphone. This phone costs about 19,371 on Jumia, which is quite the same as other similar devices.


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