Lenovo has been quite experimental with its recently launched devices in India. Lenovo is bringing up variety of phones back to back for users with different demands, after the camera-centric Vibe Shot and the big display phone Phab Plus, it has introduced Vibe P1 with huge battery capacity. It was earlier unveiled during IFA 2015, and is now announced in India. It is a promising phone with great battery life and fingerprint sensor on board, let’s find the much needed answers about the phone in this FAQ. We have also written the quick review of Lenovo P1

Lenovo Vibe P1 Full Coverage

Full Specs: Lenovo Vibe P1M Full Specifications | Lenovo Vibe P1 Full Specifications 

Lenovo Vibe P1 Pros

  • Big screen for maximum viewing pleasure
  • Supports the wireless NFC protocol
  • Great battery life with Rocket fast charging feature
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • Dual SIM 4G LTE support
  • Good design

Lenovo Vibe P1 Cons

  • SIM 2 slot shared with microSD card
  • Bulky
  • Battery not user replaceable

Lenovo Vibe P1 Quick Specifications

Key SpecsLenovo Vibe P1
Display5.5 inches IPS
Screen ResolutionFHD (1080 x 1920)
Operating SystemAndroid Lollipop 5.1
Processor Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53
ChipsetQualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615
Memory2 GB RAM
Inbuilt Storage 32 GB
Storage UpgradeYes, upto 128 GB via microSD
Primary Camera13 MP with Autofocus and dual-LED flash
Secondary Camera5 MP
Battery 5000 mAh Li-Po
Fingerprint SensorYes
NFCYes
4G readyYes
SIM card typeDual nano SIM
WaterproofNo
Weight189 gms
Price INR 15,999

Lenovo Vibe P1 India Hands on Review, Camera and Features [Video]


Question- How is Design and Build Quality?

Answer- Lenovo Vibe P1 is a 5.5 inch metal cased smartphone which has some extra bulk due to the hefty battery inside. It weighs 189 grams, feels solid but it still manages to stay sleek and shiny. The tapered back offers a great handling grip, and the aluminum design feels sturdy in the hand. Squeezing a 5000 mAh battery in such a thin shell is not an easy task; Lenovo deserves the applause for the job.

Lenovo Vibe P1 Photo Gallery

Question- Does the Lenovo Vibe P1 Have Dual SIM Slots?

Answer- Yes, it has Dual-SIM. It supports Nano-SIM, dual stand-by.

Question- Does the Lenovo Vibe P1 Have microSD Expansion option?

Answer- Yes, the Vibe P1 has a microSD expansion slot. It supports microSD cards up to 128 GB.

 Question- Does Lenovo Vibe P1 Have Display Glass Protection?

 Answer- Yes, the Lenovo Vibe P1 comes with Gorilla Glass 3 protection.

 Question- How is the Display of the Lenovo Vibe P1?

 Answer- It comes with a 5.5 inch IPS display; it has great viewing angles and manages to emit good colours and brightness and the details look really crisp. We have no complains with the display on Vibe P1.

 Question- Does Lenovo Vibe P1 Support Adaptive Brightness?

Answer- Yes, it does support adaptive brightness.

Question- Are navigation Buttons Backlit?

Answer- No, the capacitive navigation buttons are not backlit. And it houses a physical home button on in the center which also acts as a fingerprint scanner.

Question- Which OS Version, Type Runs on Phone?

Answer- It comes with the Android 5.1 Lollipop skinned with the Lenovo’s own Vibe UI.

Question- Is there any Finger Print Sensor, How Good or Bad It Is?

Answer- Yes, fingerprint sensor is available on this phone and the response is fast and accurate.

Question- Is Fast Charging Supported in Lenovo Vibe P1?

Answer- The main selling point of this phone is the battery, and it does have a 24W quick charge function that can rapidly charge the 2000mAh of phone’s battery in just 30 minutes.

Question- How Much Free Internal Storage is Available to User?

Answer- Out of 32 GB, 23.77 GB of internal storage is available at the user end.

Question- Can Apps be Moved to SD card on Lenovo Vibe P1?

Answer- Yes, you can move the apps to SD card from the phone.

Question- How Much Bloatware Apps are Pre-installed, Are They Removable?

Answer- Yes it comes with 1.10 GB of bloatware apps pre-installed, but the good thing is that you can uninstall most of the bloatware on this phone.

Question- How Much RAM is free Available on the first Boot?

Answer- Out of 2 GB, 1.1 GB of RAM is available on the first boot

Question- Does it have LED notification light?

Answer- Yes, it does have a LED notification light.

Question- Does it support USB OTG?

Answer- Yes, it supports USB OTG.

Question- How is The User Interface on The Vibe P1?

Answer- The UI offers a lot of customizable features. It is based on the Lenovo’s latest version of Vibe UI, which is found in mostly in all other Lenovo phones as well, it is smooth and the best thing is that it is not messed up like many of the custom UIs.

Question- Does Lenovo Vibe P1 offer theme options to choose from?

Answer- Yes, the Lenovo Vibe P1 comes with few pre-loaded themes to choose from.

Question- How Loud is The Loudspeaker?

Answer- The speaker output is still not tested in a quiet atmosphere; we will let you know about it later.

Question- How is the Call quality?

Answer- The call quality is good, the voice was crystal clear from both the ends.

Question- How Good is The Camera Quality of The Lenovo Vibe P1?

Answer- It has a 13 MP primary camera and 5 MP front camera, both the camera produce decent results. The main camera does not have OIS but works well with the existing Phase detection autofocus. It captures good amount of details, and colours are also close to original.

The front camera was not impressive at first when we used it in low-light but it did perform great in better lighting conditions, it did not overexpose or whiten the pictures and produced good colours.

Lenovo Vibe P1 Camera Samples

 [stbpro id=”grey”]Also See:Lenovo Vibe P1 Hands on Overview And Features [/stbpro]

Question- Can we Play Full HD 1080p Videos on Lenovo Vibe P1?

Answer- Yes, it is capable of playing Full HD videos.

Question- How is Battery Backup on Vibe P1?

Answer- Lenovo Vibe P1 features a power packed battery of 5000 mAh which is enough to use the phone for almost 2 days. It also features a Smart power saver toggle button on the left; it can increase the battery performance up to 2 hours or more.

Question- What Color Variants Available for Lenovo Vibe P1?

Answer– Platinum, Graphite Grey and Gold colour variants are available.

Question- Which Sensors are available on Lenovo Vibe P1?

Answer- It includes fingerprint sensor, light sensor, Accelerometer, proximity sensor and compass.

Question- What are the Dimensions & Weight of Lenovo Vibe P1?

Answer- It measures 152.9 x 75.6 x 9.9 mm and weighs 189 grams.

Question- Does it Support Double Tap to Wake Up?

Answer- Yes, it supports Double Tap to wake Up.

Question- What is the SAR Value of Lenovo Vibe P1?

Answer- SAR value not specified.

Question- Does It Support Voice Wake up Commands?

Answer- No, it does not support voice wake up commands.

Question- Does Lenovo Vibe P1 Have Heating Issues?

Answer- Yes, the aluminum unibody structure and Snapdragon 615 combine to heat up the device a little bit. During our initial testing, we did not notice any abnormal heating but we can expect it to heat up a little bit during aggressive usage.

Question- Can You Connect The Lenovo Vibe P1 to a Bluetooth Headset?

Answer- Yes, it can be connected to a Bluetooth headset.

Question- How is the Gaming Performance?

Answer- This device comes with the Snapdragon 615 and 2 GB of RAM which is never a bad combination for gaming. We have not tested gaming on this device till now, but we can expect a good gaming experience with such specifications and big screen.

Question- Mobile Hotspot Internet Sharing Supported?

Answer- Yes, you can create Hotspot and share internet from this device.

Conclusion

The lenovo Vibe P1 is a great device for the price tag of INR 15,999, it has a good build quality and design, fair performance, fingerprint sensor, dual-SIM 4G support and a lot more for the users other thant he heavy battery. The competitors may sound better in other departments, but this is a complete package for this price range.

154 COMMENTS

  1. I know that the handset has 4900 mAh battery & a dedicated power saving mode switch. I have seen the UI change when the PS mode is activated. It looks similar to that of the Samsung Galaxy S5.
    1. But does it uses the LucidLogix PowerXtend software like the S5 or does it uses it own software?
    2. The UI changes to grayscale mode, which alone can’t improve battery life as the display is LCD not LED right?
    3. So just like the S5 all the unnecessary background apps will be stopped right?
    4. Or is there any more special features or functions this mode provide to improve battery life?

  2. Hi ,

    Is that true that this model have only two nano slot where either one sim and SD card be inserted on both slots or may use dual sims…in the slot .. ?

    • Lenovo Vibe P1 has a big battery so the temperature may rise quite high at times, and like most of the phones it will also heat up if used excessively or aggressively.

  3. Sir like other lenovo smartphones in this also truecaller will work properly or not. I have a6000 but truecaller doesn’t popup at the time of unknown number.

  4. Hi, in your video you had showed there are seperate trays for sim and micro sd and now you are saying there is single tray we can use second sim instead of micro sd whts ths ? and want to about gaming review and cons in tht phone

    • we will get this corrected, we are getting the review unit by this week, all these confusions will go away after that.

      • Hi, I have purchase d vibe p1 its going good but since morning am facing a problem when I call or someone calling me, my friends image is showing as a caller image which I have not set. Please suggest how to remove.

    • Hi Md. Salman and Abhishek,

      I am using the phone from quite a few days now.

      It has one single tray for both the SIM Cards (Nano Only) while there’s another port for MicroSD Card.

      This is not a hybrid SIM Design. In this phone you can use 2 SIM Cards along with 128 GB Card at the same time. Do not worry.

      Regards
      SuperDroid

  5. is P1 supports video calling .. Confrence calling is P1 haver a seprate slot for mivro sd card
    Watng 4 the Reply thank u

  6. Dear Sir,
    Yesterday I have purchased Lenovo vibe p1 smart phone but I have a doubt that how many hour I need to put charge for Lenovo vibe p1 smart phone for the first time. So please give me advice as soon as possible.

  7. sir can we use both sim cards with sd card or we will have to remove one sim if sd card has to be used. this phone uses sim 2 slot for sd card?

  8. can both the sims be used alongwith expandable storage? I heard that in one plus x one can use either the second sim or the micro sd card… is the same true for lenevo vibe P1 too?

    • Sir, Pls tel me does lenovo vibe p1 supports dual sim with separate tray for micro SD card? Can I use both d sims together with a SD card? As m planning to buy this mobile very soon. I don’t want a mobile which has hybrid sim slot. I want 2 sim trays n a separate SD card slot together. Does this mobile have this? Pleaseeee help.

  9. Pls clear my doubts Vibe p1
    1.Any heating issues
    2.mobile full charging time
    3.Online watching video hour time
    4.189grm weight so finger pain prolem
    5.2G/3G/4G Browsing time pls response to my doubt clear.

  10. I am using P1 for the last one week and I must say it’s very good phone and I’m very happy!

    One issue I’m facing is about cell broadcast messages which I’m unable to deactivate. Pls suggest! Battery draining out faster due to nonstop broadcast messages.

    Thanks.

    • update the os(system update) and the issue will get resolved. But it will not have good performance after that. also it wont have home screen settings when u pull the curtain from down. i think that was a good feature after the update i didnt get that feature

  11. Hi.

    Pls suggest how to deactivate cell broadcast messages in Vibe p1. Irritated due to non stop msgs and battery draining faster dud to this!

    Tks.

  12. IS there video calling facility available on lenova vibe p1. how it is.. for user gives ram 1gb is it enough for big games playing.

  13. Do we have different slots for sim1 , sim2 and sd card? Or else we should use sim2 slot for sd card.can I have information onthis.???

  14. lenovo vibe p1 has dual sim slot bt have different slot for SD card?if i use two sim and SD card also ,i cant use these.is it right?

  15. Abhishek bro !
    will you please let us know about the quality and clarity of cameras (both rear and front ) ? I have watched your review of this phone where you said camera performance is average but in other reviews some says camera is waste and some says camera is good in this price segment , so please give me some idea so I can take decision whether to buy it or not .
    thank you !

  16. lenovo vibe p1 when i speaking in to other cal other networking sim is showing no signal please me the best solution for these

    • If I tell you my personal opinion then OnePlus X has a totally different approach of giving powerful performance and premium experience, where the Vibe P1 offers a way bigger battery with a good set of specs. If you want a handy phone with good looks and great performance then you can consider OnePlus X, but if you want amazing battery performance and a decent smartphone performance then go for Vibe P1. Both the smartphones dominate each other at some points.

  17. One time phone restore done.3 times system updates done. but not supported apps lock. And when chargeing time display on top aide is over heated.

  18. You are missguiding people here… Capacitive buttons are backlit…… Though slight but there are……and you are saying it has hybrid micro SD slot….. Don’t be dumb guys people visit your pages as information source…. Mistakes are not accepted .. From you…. I know you won’t publish my comment……. Its moderated…. But please…… At least improve…. And re edit mistakes

    • Thanks a lot for your feedback and correcting on certain things. we will correct all these once we get the device for review, there is slight amount of confusion around some of the thing, which will be cleared.

  19. I have doubt about micro sd card. it support 128 GB micro sd card but i want to use 128 or 64 GB SDXC card instead of SD card. this will work???

  20. Hello Abhishek sir I saw your review video of P1 on youtube and purchased it. As i can see a menu button on home screen in your video how can i get that home screen button? I searched i lot but i couldn’t get that.
    I like the phone a lot your review was good too.
    Thanks.

  21. Hello Abhishek sir I saw your review video of P1 on youtube and purchased it. As i can see a menu button on home screen in your video how can i get that menu button on home screen? I searched i lot but i couldn’t get that.
    I like the phone a lot, your review was good too.
    Thanks.

  22. Abhi,

    Today i got my my vibe p1…looks aweome… only one q. can we install for font and apply for it… cos its not given like samsun… a very cute function m missing here… pls suggest/

  23. In my Lenovo Vibe P1 if the phone is kept unused for 5 -10 minutes & if an incoming call is coming the screen does not wake up it remains blank only ring & vibration is heard. For picking up the call i need to open the lock & then receive the call

  24. Is this mobile locked with 18 or 14 Satellites (Heard from frnds that we can browse without internet) Is that true… please resp

  25. Hi
    I am using this phone since 10 days and I loved the phone and specifications. But I am getting headache and chest phone whenever I am near to this device or use it even fr 15 minutes. Is it because of SAR value and radiation. Is this problem faced by all or is there anything wrong with this device.
    Please share your views.
    Thanks in advance

  26. During conversation, the voice from the opposite party heard outside. Pls tell me is there any way for adjusting this.

    Thanks.

  27. sir Im willing to buy p1 within a week.
    I watched your video,you mentioneed about the p1 with 3gb ram
    is it available now in saudi arabia?
    how much is the price different from the p1 with 2gb Ram?
    and the one with 2gb Ram give only 1.1gb available to the user,is it sufficient for heavy gaming??

  28. I have purchased lenovo vibe p1 recently. But there is a problem that at the time of any type of calling when i put phone on speaker mode it’s mouth speaker become inactive (mute mode) automatically that time i have to use only external headset or wireless device.
    How to tackle this problem ….?

    Any suggestion???

    Thanks in Advance

  29. I buyed vibe p1 lenovo on Dec 17 . I don’t no why left side touch button not working minisie option not working and center button also not working I restated my mobile but same happens I am disturbed please advice my self what I need to do ..can I approach service center…

  30. Is there a way ,can we set photos for individual contacts in lenovo vibe p1 so that we can their photo when that person calls..?

  31. After reading all the reviews I finally decided and very Happy to buy lenovo vibe p1 mobile. But I have a query that, whetherhaving led notification lights available in this mobile like some Samsung models. In some videos, I didn’t see that led notifications option. Can you please clarify this to me??

  32. Can Vibe P1 NFC Chip perform NDEF NFC Forum Type 4(eg.NXP Mifare Desfire 2k Tag) Tag Operations like Tag Reading and Tag Writing??

  33. hi …i m using vibe p1 its awesome.. in my phone the ram cleared option it will be change horizontal to vertical so how to original horizontal position pls tell me anyone

  34. My lenovo vibe p1 worked fine for a week..
    But now its showing full signal but wen i call some one its showing network not available..
    How to solve it..

  35. App locker is not working in my Lenovo vibe p1, how to fix this problem ….does anyone know the solution to this issue…

  36. I purchased this cell yesterday. I was playing video on it. I noticed that among the speakers on the bottom only the right hand side works and no sound comes out of the left hand side speaker.
    Please suggest what can be the problem.

  37. How to block call in lenevo vibe p1 without using trucaller app

    And rejected number should not be display on screen ,..
    The call should be reject automatically

    ??????

  38. My Mobile lenovo vibe pm1 gallery unfortunately not supported display the screen. My mobile any problem ah How can I slove it.

  39. I have a problem with my Lenovo Vibe P1. Please help.

    I am unable to browse any site on the phone. Unable to use apps like facebook, linked in, twitter, etc. … its too slow or does not load. However, am able to use whatsapp (text part) but unable to download / upload pix and vids. Wonder if there is any setting on the phone.

    The best part is I am able to browse the net easily through my laptop connected to my phone through hotspot.

    Request suggestions by email, preferably (nhshah22@gmail.com), if possible.

  40. Hi

    When i connect my Pc to my phone the internal memory is not displayed only my external device is shown in my pc what should i do inorder to show my internal memory in my PC…Please advice

  41. Hi,
    iam recently purchasing levono vibe p1 everything is fine but internet is not working iam using vodafone & docomo networks but wify is working, whenever I choose the mobile data its not coming, proxy setting everything is normal , but iam not able to browsing……

    could you please help & fix this problem iam awaiting your response

  42. i have purchased lenevo vibe p1m can i get proper instructions n details about its features specially about about camera quality……………….reply as soon as possible

  43. Front Glass broken but the screen touch every thing is working perfectly, what is the solutions , whether to change the glass only or to change the entire display please give me the suggestion.

  44. Major font issues. Some of my mails on IBM Lotus Notes show up extremely tiny fonts. And cannot zoom either. Also display blank when getting incoming calls. Poor sensor. In mobile settings, despite selection of LTE or 4G or 3g it switches to GSM. Very poor experience. Overall not a happy user.

  45. After inserting a sim to the sim slot in lenovo vibe P1 mobile it had not give any responce whether the sim had slotted or not so can i know what’s the problem in the mobile

  46. I am having problem of transfering videos from pc to lenovo vibe p1 after attaching android phone thro’ usb port.

    What I see is all videos are shown in phone are from whatsapp & not from sim card. I am unable to transfer nor able to play because

    filmi videos are not seen & play with vlc or mx player. I use format mp4 or mpeg & songs with mp3.

    Please guide.

    N.B. Previously I have done this job several times with file conversion on samsung & other smart phones.

  47. I do not understand the provision of ‘SMALL PART ( LIKE SMALL ERASING RUBBER )’ IN THE PACKAGE. i CAN ATTACH IT TO USB ADAPTER.

    But I do not understand the importance of it. It has USB port site to attach & other side is having ‘Pin Hole’

    Please explain how & why to use it.

    So also other apps are necessary to install eg. anti-virus, cleaning utilities etc.

  48. I Just Buy LENOVO VIBE P1, My SIM 2 is not turning on in to call waiting while SIM 1 is in Engage SIM 2 callers are getting not reachable How set duel SIM Stand by?.

  49. Hi

    I have lost original charger of vibe P1. Other chargers don’t give the same performance. Any idea from where i can get new original charger.

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