Lenovo A536 – Heads up

With the more than satisfactory experience of owning a Lenovo A369i for the past couple of months, I just ordered a new phone from Lenovo, the Lenovo A536. Watch out for the unboxing and review videos and article. I should receive the phone in next two days.

Lenovo A369i has been performing really well inspite of just 512mb ram and a dual core processor. On many ocassions for day to day use, I felt it’s performance and usage was smoother than my Moto E. The only issue was the poor display and camera, infact these are not issues for me as this phone is not my primary phone(btw, my primary phone is still a Symbian, Nokia 808).

Lenovo A536 is launched by Lenovo around 10 days back and looking at the specs it seems to be very promising at the price. It costs Rs.8500/- and has some decent and not so decent specs. The decent specs are a 5 inch display, 5MP rear camera with auto focus and flash, 2MP front camera, 1.3GHz Quad Core Processor, 1GB Ram, KitKat out of the box and a 2000 mAh battery. The not so decent specs, well, ugly spec is the display. For a 5 inch display, the resolution is only 480×854 pixels which gives it a pixel density of around 196 ppi. Added to that its a TN display and supports only 2 point touch.

Nevertheless, at Rs.8500/- I still though this to be a decent buy and ordered it. So lets wait for two more days to see how the experience unfolds. Will keep you posted.

Lenovo A536 Specs

  • Processor – 1.3GHz Quad Core, MT6582M
  • OS – Android 4.4 KitKat
  • Dimensions – 72 x 9.95 x 139.6 mm
  • Display – 5 inch 480 x 854
  • Ram – 1GB
  • Memory – 8GB Internal, expandable using microSD cards upto 32GB
  • Battery – 2000 mAh, user replaceable
  • Camera – 5MP Auto Focus Primary and 2MP Fixed Focus Secondary
  • Sim – Dual Sim(Regular Mini Sim, not a micro sim)
  • Others – 3G, Bluetooth 4.0, WLAN, FM Radio, GPS…

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  • ankit

    hi, can you please explain how to transfer contacts and text messages from my old nokia 301 dual sim phone to lenovo a536?

  • Victoria

    Hello, can this phone make the menu icon to it on the desktop or in folders?In advance thank you very much.

    • vishki

      Do you mean a menu to access the apps like other android phones? by default the phone does not have this as the phone comes with lenovo launcher.

      If you want the menu and home screens like regular android phones, you can install other launchers like ‘google now’ launcher or ‘nova’ launcher. Once these are installed, you will get the menu as usual.

  • Satheesh

    Hi Sir, I am planning to buy a phone and I don’t want to pay a lot of money (below 8000), which one you suggest me to buy? I need good battery back up with latest OS, is lenovo a536 or a328 would be good for me ? kindly reply

    • vishki

      Out of these two, I would recommend A536, but battery backup is not so good in any of these two.

      So go for Moto E if its for basic usage. If you can increase your budget to 10k, go for the 1st gen Moto G which is now available for 10k.

  • brylle

    does it have a front cam.

    • vishki

      yes, it does have

      • Guest

        plsss can you sent me a video showing that front cam

      • Guest

        or upload it on youtube

      • brylle

        Lenovo a369i ? does it have front cam

        • vishki

          Nope, A369i does not have front cam. Sorry for my earlier reply, I thought you are asking about A536. A536 has a front camera but not A369i

  • yasir

    Please give stock Rom for a536.My phone got brick due to error during firmware upgrade.