Lenovo has entered the Indian market slowly, but over the last few years, it has managed to give tough competition to established brands like Samsung. While Moto has received great feedback from the domestic buyers, it was Lenovo Vibe P1 that had grabbed hearts. Thus it is understandable why Lenovo is taking the P1 series forward bringing out Lenovo P2.
This time they have managed to play it safe by keeping the strengths (battery power) intact. But what remains to be seen is whether they have improved on their weaknesses.
Bland Design, Commendable Display
The company has kept the design of Lenovo P2 similar to its predecessor. So we have the same plastic back although the metal edges make it more graspable. The 5.5 inch Super AMOLED display sparks 1080×1920 pixels which are equivalent to a ppi of 403 – not bad for a phone in this range!
The colors would be crisp, and they have a good contrast. However, the screen is reflective and therefore the viewing angles are affected upon tilting. Overall, considering the price range (Rs. 16999), this is the best display we have seen so far.
Specifications & Performance
Lenovo P2 is available in three variants at present:
- 3GB RAM + 32GB ROM
- 4GB RAM + 32GB ROM
- 4GB RAM + 64GB ROM
Of course, you have microSD slot (up to 128GB) options available in all the three variants. The RAM of this accord is backed by a powerful processor of 2GHz by Qualcomm’s 625 SoC. It will be interesting to see how this turns out with the 4GB RAM.
For the graphics, the Adreno 506 GPU is enough. This capacity indicates the phone has a superb gaming performance. However, during testing, we found out that it gets warm with just 15 to 20 minutes of gaming, which is a letdown.
With a 13MP Phase detection autofocus rear camera and a 5MP camera in the front for selfies, the phone has touched the market standards. However, when we tested them at TNI labs, we found that the front camera had a reduced aperture. This gap was causing the images to get blurry in the front camera.
The rear camera, on the other hand, was pretty good. Even in low light, the images captured were crisp and very slightly blurred. But compared to other mobiles like Z2 Plus, they are far better.
Best Battery in Town
Lenovo P2 is best known for its superior battery. The 5100 mAh battery with rapid charging allows you to be quick on your feet while charging it for the least time necessary. Having said that, the regular phones in the market already have at least 4000 mAh.
Nevertheless, you can charge this phone 30-40% in just 20 minutes. The battery is capable of playing 20 hours of video non-stop with just a single round of full charging. This power makes Lenovo P2’s battery unbeatable in the market.
The user interface is the same as that of Lenovo’s Vibe Pure UI therefore it gives the same experience as its predecessor. The only let down is that the phone has launched in Android 6.0 Marshmallow while 7.0 Noughat has already released in the market.
The battery in this phone is very powerful. But one wonders in this day and age of power banks is this feature redundant? Talking about the gaming aspect, the phone could support superior gaming with its chipset and battery power but doesn’t seem to do so.
Hence, if you are using this phone for day to day purposes and you don’t mind carrying a slightly heavier phone with you, it’s great. We do not recommend to buy it as an alternative to a gaming tablet.