Lenovo P2 Review
Lenovo is pretty much on a roll with some robust sales clocked in last year, and from what we can see, they seem to want to leverage on the same in 2017. In India, the year has got off to a good start with the launch of the Lenovo P2, a smartphone that had fans of Lenovo (and now Motorola as well) eagerly looking forward to its release.
Let us start with the battery life. The plus point here, much like its predecessor, the Lenovo Vibe P1, is a large battery. The battery is a 5100mAh non-removable one that packs in punch and then some! With regular usage, it is easily expected to last a good 2 days at the very least. The Ultimate Power Saver mode extends battery life, but do note that under this condition, you can expect only the basic features to perform well, such as calls and text messages. However, the battery does charge up fast, 100% in less than 90 minutes, which is saying a lot.
On the look and feel, the phone does manage to look rather sophisticated, even with no significant enhancement on design, but its Champagne Gold and Graphite Grey colour variants do make up for it. The phone supports dual hybrid nanoSIMs, and a MicroUSB port as well as the standard 3.5 mm audio jack.
Coming to the camera, the rear camera is of 13MP one with phase-detection autofocus that allows for decent picture quality, plus a Sony sensor and dual LED flash. However, do keep in mind that adequate lighting is required, and that colours are more accurate in better lighting. The front camera for all those selfies you may want to take, is a 5MP one. While not the best-in-class, then, there still is no reason to dislike the camera feature on this smartphone.
On the technical front, the phone manages to support well, the apps you want to work with, while the 5.5-inch screen with full HD Super AMOLED display also does its job well. The colours are vibrant and accurate even under conditions of bright sunlight. A 2.5D curved glass covers the display. The smartphone is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor clocked at 2GHz, with the options of either a 3GB or 4GB RAM. The internal 32GB storage can be expanded using a microSD card of up to 128GB. Of course, given the hybrid SIM options, a user would need to select between using a second or dual SIM versus a microSD card. The Lenovo P2 runs on the Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS. The fingerprint sensor not only keeps your phone secure but also allows you to perform gestures such as accessing the home screen or launching Google Now.
To buy or not to buy?
With the features that have been made available on the Lenovo P2, and that it performs well when it comes to using various apps, given the starting price point of Rs. 16,999, what’s not to like? If you’re looking for a smartphone in the range of 15,000 – 20,000, this may be well worth taking a second look at.
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by techtalks @TechTalks March 14, 2017 11:24 AM UTC