The Lenovo A606 is a recently launched device that caters to the lower to mid segment. Lenovo has created three lines of mobile devices. These are namely the A Series (for Affordable), S series (Stylish) and Vibe (Premium designer smartphones). The A606 is the first device in the series that packs 4G data connectivity and brings Android 4.4.2 out of the box (all others are 4.2). The phone packs mediocre hardware at a good price point that provides a decent balance of Battery life, performance, features and screen size. I picked up this phone recently for a first timer in the household. Here's a quick look at the device - iPhone inspired box. Slightly bigger though. The tech specs of the device are - Processor MT6582M Quad Core 1.3GHz Operating System Android™ 4.4 KitKat Dimensions (WxTxH) 141.5mm x 73.2mm x 9.1mm Display Size: 5’’ FWVGA (854 X 480) IPS Type: Capacitive touchscreen Memory RAM: 1 GB, ROM: 8 GB Up to 32GB expandable storage with microSD card Battery Type: Li-Po 2000 mAh, replaceable Sound 1x Speaker Integrated Camera Rear: 8 MP Auto-Focus Front: 2 MP Fixed-Focus Color Options White Black SIM Single, Regular SIM Sensors Gravitation Vibration Proximity Light Connectivity/Radios 4G Network: LTE FDD 2100/1800/2600/800 MHz 3G Network: UTMS 900/2100MHz 2G Network: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz Speed: HSPA+ 21Mbps(DL) / 5.76Mbps(UL) Data: HSPA+, GPRS, EDGE, GSM WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot Bluetooth®: 4.0 Radio: FM Receiver A-GPS, Satellite 3.5mm Audio Jack Opening up the box we find the following items - The phone does come packed with the usual suspects like a charger +USB cable, but a mobile cover and screen guard are also included in the deal. This does sweeten the purchase, since one does not really need to buy anything. Though I am not sure what message a mobile cover will send out to a buyer? The manufacturer wants you to have something that you will buy eventually, for free? or that the phone is prone to scratches and you need to protect it from day 0. A closer look at the equipment - The 2000 mAH battery. The 1 Amp Charger. I was hoping for a 2 or 2.1A charger that would provide fast charging, but then considering the budget option that this is, probably this was the best choice. The headset is a pretty cheap affair, not recommended at all. Seems like they picked up the cheapest passable headset that they could find and bundled it along with the pack. I have seen much better quality on headsets coming with Nokia phones that retail for much much lesser. The USB cable was good quality though. Definitely should last pretty well. The connector plastic at the Micro USB end is pretty big though, So using it for any other device can be a bother. The bundled cover (black) on the device (White). I guess it would look better on the Black phone, but to keep it simple they put only one color cover. The cover is finished in a nice grippy matt texture. Makes it easy to hold and handle. The actual phone back is also covered in a similar finish. Single SIM and Micro SD Card slot. Takes a full size SIM, no Micro/Nano SIM here. The chrome bezel of the rear camera (8MP) protudes slightly, and the LED flash is flush. The speaker grille is to the left of the lens. The bottom houses the pin hole for the microphone. No noise cancellation mic here. The lock/unlock and volume on the right hand side of the device. The USB and Headset ports on the top of the device. For size comparison I placed it next to the Samsung S3. And this is a much bigger and heftier device. At 170 Gms, its no featherweight either. The Chrome bezel of the Lenovo is pretty prominent. Oh and the bottom 3 navigation buttons do not light up. So using this device in the dark might be an issue for people who do not get used to the placement. The amount of bezel and un-used space is pretty evident in the above shot. Both the devices are nearly the same when it comes to thickness. Here's a shot of the battery cover or back shell to show how thin it is (pretty). The physical buttons are present in the shell itself. Not bad to press, though not the tactile response one would desire. Moving on, now to power up and use the device - Contd. in the next post.