Lenovo P2 has finally made it to India via Flipkart. The official announcement of the phone was in September and finally released in November last year. This phone has some really cool features which makes it quite suitable for Indians, especially during this internet boom. Without much ado, let’s hop into the features ASAP.
Lenovo P2 Specs Sheet
The front panel of the device has a single physical button which is the Home Button-cum-Fingerprint sensor. It has earpiece, sensors and front camera on the front panel as well. The back panel of Lenovo Vibe P2 has rear camera and LED Flash. The primary mic, speakers and micro USB is placed along the lower edge and the upper edge has the 3.5 mm jack slot and secondary mic. The left edge is clean with the SIM tray and the Volume and Power Buttons are placed on the right edge.
Lenovo P2 is a big sized phones with the physical dimensions 153 x 76 x 8.3 mm and weighs 177 grams. The phone has 2 variants in terms of internal specs. It is available in Champagne Gold and Graphite Gray colors only. Both the variants are available in either of the colors.
Screen and Display
Lenovo Vibe P2 has a 5.5 inch Super AMOLED screen with 71.7 % screen-to-body ratio. The screen resolution is 1080 x 1920 pixels or ~401 PPI. Some other display features are Gorilla Glass 3, Lenovo screen 100% NTSC Color Optimization, 2.5D Cover Glass, Full Lamination, Oncell 10 Points [As written on flipkart.com]
Under the hood, Lenovo P2 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset. It has 8 cores (octa-core) which runs at 2 GHz. It runs of Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out-of-the-box. There are 2 variants of the phone in terms of RAM and storage. They are – 3 GB RAM/32 GB ROM and 4 GB RAM/32 GB ROM. There is an option of external expandable storage up to 256 GB, which is via the hybrid SIM slot.
Lenovo Vibe P2 is a dual SIM phone for Indian audience. The SIM cards are hybrid in nature i.e 1 SIM+1 microSD card or 2 SIM cards. Both the SIM cards support LTE or 4G connectivity. The phone is VoLTE enabled so that you can make phone calls from your Jio number (iff you have one).
Other wireless connectivity features includes Wi Fi , Wi Fi hotspot, bluetooth, A-GPS, NFC, FM Radio and microUSB 2.0. The phone is OTG compatible, so you can very easily store your media and other files in a pendrive if you run out of storage
The device is a dual camera phone with 13 MP on the rear side and 5 MP on the front side. You can shoot video at 2160p@30fps or 1080p@30fps. Other camera features includes dual LED Flash, phase detection auto-focus, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama, etc. The front camera can shoot videos at 1080p.
As mentioned above, the physical Home Button has the fingerprint sensor embedded in it. Besides, Lenovo P2 also has accelerometer, gyro, proximity and compass sensors.
The battery of Lenovo P2 is a gigantic non-removable Li-Ion 5100 mAh battery that has a standby of slightly 4 weeks. As gigantic as the battery is, it surely gives a tough competition for any phone is the same range or same specs.
Each variant of Lenovo P2 has a different version. The lower spec model of 3 GB RAM and 32 GB internal is priced at Rs. 16,999 and the high spec model of 4 GB RAM and 32 GB internal is Rs. 17,999.
Buy Lenovo P2 in India
Lenovo P2 is available in India exclusively via Flipkart. Here are the links to buy the phone. Simply hit the button and head over to Flipkart to buy it.
Pros of Lenovo P2
- huge battery
- apt RAM
- very good display
- good processor
- no flash-sale
Cons of Lenovo P2
- Hybrid SIM slot
- Low on storage
- No 4K video recording
My Take on Lenovo P2
I like the Lenovo P2. However, a slight increase in the internal memory for the 4GB RAM variant would have been just perfect. Looking at the RAM and battery, this combination is quite deadly and no other phone delivers it in this pricing. The phone is quite bulky at 177 grams, keeping in mid the physical dimensions of the device as well. There is no OIS (Optical Image stabilization) and 4K shooting is also not possible. This can be a set back for those who wants a phone with a good camera and long lasting battery.
According to the current turn of event, another Lenovo’s line of phone received a price slash. Lenovo Zuk Z2 (Black,32 GB) and Lenoco Zuk Z2 (Black, 64 GB) prices has been slashed down from Rs. 17,999 to Rs. 14,999 and Rs. 19,999 to Rs. 17,499. This is a phone with Snapdragon 820 chipset. Besides, the storage and RAM of the phone is quite adequate for a normal user. I’m sure this price drop has brought some effect on the sales of Lenovo P2. But there won’t be any official word on this. If you get to know anything, do let us know.
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