Lenovo just brought the battery champion P2 in India. At a first glance, it seems that the phone has everything needed to be a successful midranger. Starting right from the gorgeous Super AMOLED panel and premium metal body till the gigantic 5100mAh battery, Lenovo P2 has it all. Today, we are going to compare it with two premium midrange smartphones – the Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime and Galaxy On8. Let’s find out which of the three is the best for you.
First things first. I am beginning the comparison by tallying the spec sheet of the three handsets. After that, we will go into detailed analysis categorically.
Lenovo P2 Vs Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime Vs Samsung Galaxy On8: Specs
|Key Specs||Lenovo P2||Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime||Samsung Galaxy On8|
|Display||5.5 inches Super AMOLED||5.5-inch PLS TFT||5.5 inches Super AMOLED|
|Screen Resolution||Full HD, 1920 x 1080 pixels||Full HD, 1920 x 1080 pixels||Full HD, 1920 x 1080 pixels|
|Operating System||Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow||Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow||Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow|
|Processor||Octa-core: 8 x 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53||Octa-core: 8 x 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53||Octa-core: 8 x 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 625||Exynos 7870 Octa||Exynos 7580 Octa|
|Memory||3 GB / 4 GB||3 GB||3 GB|
|Inbuilt Storage||32 GB||16 GB||16 GB|
|microSD card||Yes, upto 256 GB||Yes, upto 256 GB||Yes, upto 256 GB|
|Primary Camera||13 MP, Phase Detection Autofocus, dual LED flash||13 MP Autofocus, f/1.9 aperture, LED flash||13 MP Autofocus, f/1.9 aperture, LED flash|
|Secondary Camera||5 MP||8 MP||5 MP (front LED flash)|
|Dual SIM||Yes, Nano SIM||Yes||Yes|
|Weight||177 grams||167 grams||169 grams|
|Dimensions||153 x 76 x 8.3 mm||151.7 x 75 x 8 mm||151.7 x 76 x 7.8 mm|
|Battery||5100 mAh||3300 mAh||3300 mAh|
|Price||3 GB - Rs. 16,999|
4 GB - Rs. 17,999
|Rs. 16,900 - 3 GB||Rs. 15,900 - 3 GB|
Design and Build
Speaking of the design, the Lenovo P2 sports a metal unibody construction. The build quality is top notch and feels quite premium indeed. With a thickness of 8.3 mm and weight of 177 grams, this is not the thinnest of the lot. However, the P2 does pack a huge 5100mAh battery inside it. This makes it one of the slimmest device with such kind of battery capacity.
The Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime rocks a brushed metal exterior. This too is a well-built smartphone and looks and feels pretty good. Talking of dimensions, this has a thickness of 8 mm and weighs at 167 grams.
Moving on the Samsung Galaxy On8, we see a brushed metal rear combined with a diamond cut finished rim. At 7.8mm, this is the thinnest among the three smartphones. Weighing at 169 grams, the device is a bit on the heavier side.
All three of the phones come with fingerprint sensors embedded into their respective home buttons.
All the three smartphones come with 5.5-inch Full HD (1080 x 1920) screens. However, all of them are not the same. While the Lenovo P2 and the Galaxy On8 features Super AMOLED displays, the J7 Prime has a PLS TFT panel. Quality-wise, Super AMOLED is superior to TFT. The former has some technological advantage which makes more battery efficient too. The P2’s and J7 Prime’s displays have even got a 2.5D curvature.
Hardware, Memory, and Software
This is deemed as the most important aspect of a smartphone. Coming to hardware, the Lenovo P2 sports the 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 625 SoC combined with 3 or 4 GB or RAM and 32 GB of storage. The processor consists of eight Cortex A53 cores running at up to 2.0 GHz each. The chipset is manufactured using the newer 14 nm FinFET process. This makes it run cooler and consume less power.
The Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime packs the 64-bit Exynos 7870 Octa chip. This too is manufactured using the 14 nm process and has eight Cortex A53 cores clocked at up to 1.6 GHz each. Speaking about the memory, the J7 Prime is equipped with 3 GB of RAM and 16 GB of onboard storage.
Coming to hardware, the Galaxy On8 is the most underpowered. It sports an older 64-bit Exynos 7580 Octa chipset. Although this too has eight Cortex A53 cores running at up to 1.6 GHz each, it is manufactured using the previous generation 28 nm technique. Thus it is the least efficient CPU among the trio. The Galaxy On8 has 3 GB of RAM and 16 GB of inbuilt storage.
Talking about software, all three phones run Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with their respective modified user interface. The presence of micro SD card slot is another common thing between them.
None of the three smartphones sport flagship grade camera hardware. It is quite justifiable considering their midrange pricing. All of them come with 13 MP autofocus rear cameras with decent imaging capabilities. 4K video recording is a no go and the trio can only shoot Full HD 1080p footages at up to 30 fps.
Coming to the selfie department, the Lenovo P2 and the Galaxy On8 has 5 MP snappers, while the Galaxy J7 Prime has sports an 8 MP unit. Quite notably, the On8 additionally rocks a front LED flash apart from the usual rear flashlights.
With the gigantic 5100mAh battery, Lenovo P2 effortlessly crushes its competitors. The 3300mAh batteries of the J7 Prime and On8 may be quite decent, but they appear tiny beside the P2. Lenovo has even added some additional goodies like a proprietary 24W fast charging and reverse charging capability. The former makes the P2 last for 10 hours with just 15 minutes of charging time, while the latter opens up the power bank side of it.
Pricing and Availability
Coming to pricing, the Lenovo P2 costs Rs. 16,999 for the 3 GB/32 GB version and Rs. 17,999 for the 4 GB/32 GB version. The prices of Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime and Galaxy On8 are Rs. 16,900 and Rs. 15,900 respectively. In India, both of them are available on in their 3 GB/16 GB avatars. While the Lenovo P2 is currently up for sale only at Flipkart.com, the Galaxies are available all across the various online and offline retailers.
Although the Lenovo P2 is the costliest among the trio, it does offer the best specifications. Even if we put aside its 5100mAh battery, still it manages to outrun its competitors. The Samsung Galaxy J7 is a pretty nice smartphone, but it loses out on the display front. The Galaxy On8 even though has a splendid Super AMOLED screen, lags in the processor department.
The Lenovo P2 certainly does not have the best value for money proposition in the market. However, here, it easily beats the competition. The mammoth 5100mAh cell inside the phone makes it a league of its own.