Lenovo's new line of Android phones will make you want to move to Russia

Lenovo's new line of Android phones will make you want to move to Russia

Lenovo might not the first company you think of when it comes to smartphones, but the company's new line of Android handsets drew the biggest crowd at CES Unveiled.

Prices for the Lenovo Android phones range from entry-level to high-end. The phones are slated for release next year in emerging markets like Russia, India, and Indonesia.

IdeaPhone P770

This not-so-sleek phone may not look all that impressive on the outside, but it comes packing a massive 3500mAh battery and ships running Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean).

Lenovo claims that the P770's large battery will keep the phone going for more than 12 hours, a claim we're likely to believe given the fact that Motorola's Droid Razr Maxx HD currently tops our battery life lab tests with a smaller 3300mAh battery. It will need that battery to power its large 4.5-inch qHD IPS display.

IdeaPhone S890

For those of you out there who want more than just superior battery life, the IdeaPhone S890 should be on your radar. The phone features a vibrant and sharp 5-inch IPS display, making the screen roughly the same size as the one on the original Samsung Galaxy Note. Aside from the eye-catching display, the S890 also has a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, an 8-megapixel camera, and Android 4.1 with a custom Lenovo skin running on top. I found the phone to be a bit too plasticky for my taste, but it performed well in spite of having only a dual-core chipset.

IdeaPhone S720

Finally there's the IdeaPhone S720, Lenovo's entry level smartphone running Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). The phone has the same 4.5-inch qHD IPS display found on the P770, and is positioned as more of multimedia device. The phone sports a 1.2GHz dual-core processor and 8-megapixel camera, and ships pre-loaded with Dolby's audio software for an enhanced listening experience. These types of specs are atypical of budget handsets, many of which are still sold running Android 2.3 (Gingerbread).

CES has just begun, so here's to hoping we see more phones in the days to come.

For more blogs, stories, photos, and video from the nation's largest consumer electronics show, check out our complete coverage of CES 2013.

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