Lenovo P2 Review: The Lenovo P2 is one of the Lenovo’s biggest phone launched in India without the branding of the Motorola Moto. As you all know Lenovo is a popular brand which is having lots of fans both for its laptops and mobile markets.
Lenovo has ended up on the high range in 2016; the Lenovo brand has stood up in the second place of the smartphone vendor in India, its market share prices have increased and reached some new milestones.
So, it boosted its confidence and planned the new Lenovo p2 in continuing its winning streak for the New Year. A new study by IDC has released recently, and that shows that Lenovo has seen a significant increase in sales during the summer season and holiday season around the October 2016.
As you might already know about “Lenovo has now included Motorola.” The share prices went higher after the Lenovo acquired Motorola and it has a huge demand for the smartphone models like Moto E3 power, Moto G4 Series, and also the Lenovo’s Vibe series such as Lenovo Vibe k5, k4, etc.
The Lenovo wanted to start 2017 with the launch of its new Lenovo P2. Recently Lenovo launched the Lenovo K6 power and K6 Note in December 2016. Now the company has brought the new Lenovo p2 in 2017.
Lenovo main highlights of the P2 Smartphone is its long lasting battery life. However, the Lenovo is promoting the other highlights as the design, cameras, and other security features. But the fact is the best highlight of this phone is its long lasting battery life. You can easily say the device has higher capacity which means it is having incredible 5,100 milliamp hours’ worth of the battery juice.
Now, you might have some interesting question hovering over your mind. So don’t bother about that I am going to say everything about this Lenovo p2 in this Lenovo p2 review.
Lenovo P2 Review:
Let’s first start the Lenovo p2 review with its design.
Lenovo P2 Design:
The new Lenovo p2 has a simple and attractive look. This device has the full metal body with the aluminum material, and this device totally feels hefty. When you have a glance at the Lenovo p2 design, you might find nothing new regarding its design, but you can find the polished premium feel which attractive you gently.
You can find some lot of the empty space above and below the display same as the Lenovo vide k5. The physical home button has a fingerprint scanner which is integrated with the home button. And there is nothing new regarding design you should mention about this phone.
The p2 is going to launch in two variant colors one is champagne gold, and another one is graphite gray in India. This is about the design there is nothing more than that to say about the design of this device.
Lenovo P2 built:
The Lenovo p2 is having a bit more chin and this phone weights at 177 grams, which is bit heavier than the other devices. But Lenovo has the clear explanation for that because it has a massive battery it has some extra weight.
The Lenovo is mainly focusing on the fact that it is thinner than its other Lenovo devices and thinner than its previous model Lenovo p1. The Lenovo p2 has 8.3mm, and the Lenovo p1 has 9.9mm that means it is bit lighter than its previous version.
But the fact is, this Lenovo p2 irritates the one-handed users. Because this device is heavier, and it can’t be handle one handily, So people who strive to use the phone single-handedly will be disappointed. Where else if you use your two hands then it will be comfortable in handling the device and along with that typing is comfortable only by using two hands.
Coming to the right portion of the p2, you’ll find the volume and power buttons. There are same as its previous version. The p2 comes with the hybrid SIM tray which accepts the dual Nano SIM on the left.
The left side also has the slider switch which is so called as the “power saving key.” This tool will take you to the ultimate power saver mode. In this ultimate power saver mode, you can see the countdown timer, and that timer actually saves how much time left to complete the battery life. This button placement is good, and so you can easy save your battery life with this option.
You can find the micro USB port along with speaker grills on the bottom of the device, and it also has 3.5mm audio jack on the top of the device. Coming to the back part, the Lenovo p2 has the primary camera with the dual Led flash option on the back, and along with that, it will also have the Lenovo branding in the lower part of the device same as other Lenovo devices.
This Lenovo p2 also has the “Made in India” tag this is something different. The p2’s rear panel is similar to the other Lenovo devices. This type of phones just fits for any range.
Lenovo p2 has 5.5 inches full HD Super AMOLED display, and it is protected by the Gorilla Glass 3, the look of the Lenovo p2 is vibrant, and it is having good visibility of screen even under the sunlight. Its text and images are very apparent and sharp along with that screen size make the device stands higher in viewing angles and color reproduction.
You can see the 2.5 D curved glass covering over the display. That display and screen are beautiful, but the sad part is this Lenovo p2 is not offering scratch protection to its screen. And along with that, you can also notice minor nicks on display glass.
The front portion of the Lenovo p2 is having the front facing camera along with the notification LED, this notification LED blinks for various unread notifications. There is a fingerprint scanner that also acts as the physical home button.
You don’t find any soft buttons on the either side of the device, so you will still need android on screen overview and back buttons. The fingerprint scanner is reliable, and it is authenticated. So it is super easy to transfer payments and along with you can unlock your phone.
The scanner in Lenovo is accurate and up to mark, so it easy use the scanner, and it is hard to stay away from this unique feature.
With the Lenovo p2 device you will get a screen guard, a cover, a 24W power adaptor and a SIM ejector and data cable. It is similar to the other device there is nothing special in this device retail box.
Lenovo P2 Specifications:
Coming to the new Lenovo p2 specification, it is powered by the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 this is clocked at the 2 GHz. The Lenovo p2 has two variants, and the first one is having the 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB internal storage whereas the other model is having 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage.
There is no 64 GB internal storage in its advanced model it is the main drawback of the Lenovo p2 as many people expect more internal storage space. But here the storage place is same for the both variants, so it is a somewhat frustrating factor.
You can see lots of other competitor smartphones which already launched and having both 32 GB and 64 GB internal storage. Along with these the same SoC including smartphones like Moto Z Play and Asus Zenfone 3 both are a bit higher in pricing than Lenovo P2.
If you are seeking more memory for the device, then you can expand the 32GB of memory microSD card up to the 128 GB. However, as this SIM are hybrid, you can only choose microSD card after removing one of the SIM.
Lenovo p2 has 13 Megapixel camera with a Sony sensor, and along with that, it is also having a dual LED flash at the back. It has the 5-megapixel camera on the front.
The Lenovo p2 is having a 4.1 Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi, FM radio, and GPS/A-GAS. This device is having the 4G support as well As. This device is working on the Android platform six marshmallows with the Lenovo’s Vibe simple user interface.
Lenovo has recently added a system button in settings so that you can choose the positioning of the on-screen buttons or even you can hide the navigation bar. The users are comfortable to swipe up from the bottom of the device. It will show the hidden buttons if the option is enabled or not.
The Lenovo p2 is having a lot of similar features from the Lenovo k6 power and k6 note. This p2 has the dual app mode which quickly allows apps to use the two different account on the same phone.
It is also having the knock to light wake feature which wakes the phone with the simple double tap on the screen while it is off. Along with these, it has VR mode it allows the smartphone to work with any type of VR headset and card boxes and also the wide touch offers shortcut access through a free button.
You can quickly toggle to the flashlight by just long pressing the home button whenever it is in standby mode. This secure zone feature is present on the Lenovo p2 where users should note that it will only wok with disabling the dual app profile feature.
The user interface of Lenovo is similar to its other devices, but it has one significant change in its user interface that is it removed the bloatware from its previous UI and made it look new. There are several third party apps preloaded in the Lenovo p2 that can’t be uninstalled.
But if you are eager to uninstall them then you can easily root the device. The third party apps in Lenovo p2 is Evernote, Ture caller, UC browser and Lenovo companion, sync it, etc. Along with these apps, Lenovo has also included the default gallery app so that users can access all kind of files through its new file manager app.
P2 has the drop-down notification shade which especially offers the quick settings along with the notification. It is having lots of customization options such as lock screen settings, icons, wallpapers and more. You can find the user interface of this device fast and smooth each and every day.
Here are the full and precise specifications:
- Dimensions: 153 * 76 * 8.3mm
- Weight: 177gms
- SIM: Single SIM or Dual SIM (Nano SIM, dual standby)
- Display: Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16 M colors
- Size: 5.5 inches.
- Resolution: 1080 * 1920 pixels.
- Multi-touch: Yes up to 10 fingers.
- Operating system: Android OS, v6.0.1 Marshmallow.
- CPU: Octa Core 2.0 GHz Cortex- A53.
- Memory Card Slot: Micro SD up to 256 GB (use SIM 2 slot)
- Internal: 32GB and 64GB.
- Rear Camera: 13 Megapixel, f/2.0, and 21mm phase detection.
- Front camera: 5 Mega pixel, f/2.2
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
- Bluetooth: v4.1
- USB: Micro USB v2.0, USB on the go.
- Battery: 5100 mAh nonremovable battery.
- Stand-by: up to 768 h (3g)
- Talk time: Up to 79 h (3g)
- MISC colors: Champagne Gold, Graphite Gray.
These are the full specification of the Lenovo p2. Now let’s have a glance at its best in class features, performance and other key specifications of this device in this Lenovo p2 review.
Lenovo p2 performance:
The Lenovo has a mid-range QUALCOMM Snapdragon 625 processor which is supported by the 3GB RAM. So it performs well, and it is also good at the multiple tasking.
The internal storage of 32GB and some models have 64GB, but it is different in other locations. It is also having the other variant of 4GB RAM which is even better than its first variant.
The 625 processor is the same chip which is found in the much expensive mobiles such as Motorola Moto z play. This is having exceptional battery life, so this is a powerful device in performing both the multiple tasking and saves your battery life as well.
Lenovo p2 has enough speed to load photos, apps and other needs in mobiles but it isn’t that fast in the rendering process. Sometimes you might find this phone as a slow performer when you have a glance at the top and higher expensive models.
Other than that each and every thing is to find in this device, it has excellent graphics. The on board Adreno 506 graphics is having good variations and all, but once if you play high yield games then it might not play that actually in another device because the graphics card is medium range graphic, but if the games are 2D games then you can easily play excellent games from it.
Features of Lenovo p2:
The Lenovo p2 has some useful features to all the users. It is the device which is having the inbuilt call recording feature right into the dialer app. So it is very easy to record all your phone calls.
As the Lenovo removed all its bloatware. You can find so many customization options along with the design choices in the p2 device. The other feature you have to talk about is its fingerprint scanner. It is getting pretty accurate results it is also having the features like accelerometer, gyro, proximity and compass in its new Lenovo p2 device.
Lenovo p2 device has the fast charging option which means. This device don’t need that much time to charge as it has the non-removable li-lon 5100 mAh battery. It can be charged fastly, and it also gives long lasting battery life.
The camera feature of Lenovo p2 is relatively decent when you compared with the rate. This camera is having the similar, and regular camera features such as phase detection, autofocus, Dual-LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, HDR, panorama and more.
The Lenovo p2 secure zone feature is helpful. And it lets users configure the secondary accounts for apps for PIN, Pattern, WhatsApp, and Instagram and so on. The p2 device allows the users to perform the gestures using its fingerprint sensor.
Here the single tap will act as the back button and be touching and be holding triggers will give you the recent apps. And along with a single press takes you to the home screen. Long press home button will bring current apps.
Key Specification of the Lenovo p2:
I have already mentioned in the specification of the Lenovo p2 in this Lenovo p2 review. Now it’s time to know about the key specification of the Lenovo p2.
- Display: 5.50 inches
- Resolution: 1080*1920 pixels.
- Processor: 2GHz Octa –core.
- Storage: 32GB
- RAM: 3GB
- Rear Camera: 13 megapixel
- Front Camera: 5 megapixel
- Operating system (OS): Android 6.0
- Battery: 5100mAh
These are the key specifications of the Lenovo p2, now let’s know about the pros and cons of the Lenovo p2.
Lenovo p2 Final pros and cons:
The Lenovo p2 is the best phone when it comes to the battery performance. No other mid range phone can beat this mobile regarding the battery backup. When you think about the overall features, it is a pretty good device for all. If you are a traveller, then this is the best option for you mainly because of its battery life.
Let’s see its pros and cons.
Pros of Lenovo p2:
- World’s Best and unbeatable battery life.
- Metal body gives a premium look.
- Fast charging support.
- Quick fingerprint scanner.
- High screen and speakers.
- Good performance for the price.
Cons of Lenovo p2:
- Bit heavier and uncomfortable for one hand typers.
- Hybrid SIM slot.
- No scratch protection for the display.
- Low quality bundled earphones.
- Mediocre camera.
- No new version of Android.
These are the Lenovo p2 pros and cons. After having a glance at this device, I have taken these advantages and disadvantages. I feel these are the benefits and cons of this device. Now let’s wrap up this post with the final verdict on Lenovo p2 in the Lenovo p2 review.
Final Verdict of Lenovo p2:
The Lenovo p2 is one of the best performers in the mid range phones. I frequently suggest this phone if you are in need of the top class battery life. Other than that this phone is just like other devices. This is more helpful for the travellers because they usually require more battery life.
The price of the Lenovo p2 is starting at Rs. 16,999 for the first variant of 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB internal. While its other option is starting at Rs. 17,999 here this model is having 4GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage. If you want to buy this device, then you can purchase from Flipkart.
The best alternatives of the are Lenovo p2 is Xiaomi Mi5, Xiaomi Note 4, Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime, ASUS Zenfone 3 max are the same range and having similar features.
This is all about the Lenovo p2 review. I hope you all liked this Lenovo p2 review. If you have used this and found any glitches. You can share them in the comment section so that our users will have a glance at them.