Lenovo P2 has finally reached Indian markets and is available to buy. This smartphone is successor of Lenovo Vibe P1 and has certainly buckled up the series with advancements. It has come with 5.5 inches Super AMOLED display with resolution of 1080 x 1920p and 3GB / 4GB RAM. Let’s unbox the device.
Phone comes in a multi-colored box with its branding at the front and specifications as well as SAR values at the back.
- Charger with Micro USB Cable
- Micro USB charging connecter: Phone to phone charge
- Warranty Card
Lenovo P2 Physical Overview
Lenovo P2 has a metallic unibody design. The design and metallic build makes the phone look elegant. Chamfered edges at the back and front panel are a good feature on this phone. Phone handling is a little difficult because of its 153 x 76 x 8.3 mm dimension. Phone might come a tad heavy on your hand because it is packed with massive 5100 mAh battery, which is good performance wise.
Let’s look at the device from all the possible angles.
The front of the phone features an earpiece and either side of the ear piece, you will find the proximity sensor and the front camera.
The bottom of the phone features the fingerprint sensor-cum-home button and three on-screen navigation keys.
Turning the phone around, you can see camera with inward chamfered edges and no camera protrusion. Just below the camera you can see dual-tone LED flash. Just an inch below the flash light, you can see NFC sign, which makes sure that the phone possesses NFC (Near Field communication).
On the right side of the phone, you will find the volume rocker and the power button. The volume and power buttons make clicking sound and there is no recognition texture on either of the buttons.
On the top edge, there is 3.5 mm headphones jack and secondary mic, which is used for noise cancellation.
On the bottom edge, you can see two speaker mesh and charging port in the. One of the speaker mesh contains loudspeaker and the other one is for primary mic.
Lenovo P2 has a 5.5 inch Super AMOLED display. When said Super AMOLED, it is quite sure the colors are bright and the viewing angles are better than any IPS display. It has full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and plays well in the sharpness and brightness levels.
Super AMOLED display is not seen in other devices except Samsung. It just means that the viewing angles and other screen reflections are better. Sunlight visibility and other light changing conditions are well handled on a panel like this.
Lenovo P2 comes with 13 MP primary camera equipped with dual tone LED flash. Front of the phone carries 5 MP camera. We took photos in different light conditions and saw the ups and downs camera went through. The autofocus speed was quite slow. Viewing angle is cropped as compared to any other phone. If you see the shots taken in artificial and low light, you will see that there is a lot noise in the shots.
Low light shots are carrying more noise than the artificial ones. You can call it as the weakness of software used in the Lenovo P2’s camera. Although it is okay to use it for Facebook or other social media photos, but for a phone of this price range, the camera is not up to that mark.
Lenovo P2 comes with Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, Adreno 506 GPU and 3/4 GB RAM. I tested the gaming performance with Modern Combat 5 and played it for 15 minutes, starting with 15% battery.
While I was playing, I didn’t see any frame drop or lagging. In fact even after the 15 minutes of heavy gaming session, battery dropped by only 2%. Battery didn’t drop that fast and I must say, graphics were good too. Of course the 5100 mAh battery plays a big role here.
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The Lenovo P2 looks good with its metallic body and chamfered edges; even the display is good, featuring Super AMOLED technology. Lenovo P2’s build quality is strong as well.
Coming to the specifications, camera is not that impressive. One can use it if they don’t have camera as a priority. On the other hand, gaming is decent. Overall, the P2 is a very decent phone except for the camera performance.