Lenovo P780 has been one of the most popular phone launched in India some months ago, the most attractive key feature of this phone is the huge battery of 4000 mAh which comes with this phone. It comes powered with 1.2 Ghz Quad Core MediaTek MT6589 chipset with 1 GB of RAM and 5 Inch of IPS display, we tell you in this review whether this phone is worth the money you will pay for it.
Lenovo P780 Quick Specs
- Display Size: 5 inch IPS LCD capacitive touch screen with 720 x 1280 HD resolution
- Processor: 1.2 GHz Quad Core MediaTek Mt6589
- RAM: 1 Gb
- Software Version: Android 4.2.1 (Jelly Bean) OS
- Camera: 8 MP AF camera.
- Secondary Camera: 1.2 MP front-facing camera FF [Fixed Focus]
- Internal Storage: 4 GB
- External Storage: Expandable up to 32GB
- Battery: 4000 mAh battery Lithium Polymer Ion
- Connectivity: 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, aGPS, 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
- Others: OTG Support – Yes, Dual SIM – Yes, LED Indicator – Yes
- Sensors: Accelerometer, gyro, proximity
Handset, In ear headphones, micro USB to USB cable, User guide, Universal USB Charger with 2 Ampere output current and screen protector which comes preinstalled on the device.
Build Quality, Design and Form Factor
P780 is a one of best phones which comes with amazing build quality, it feels solid in hands with metallic back cover which can be removed but the battery is non removable on the phone and sealed inside. The design of the phone is does make a different statement, it does feel like a premium phone in terms of looks. The matte finish rear of the device does give you a better grip and great metal feel in hands, its equally handy phone with rounded edges which makes it easy to hold and carry around. It has dimensions 143 x 73 x 10 mm which makes it not a thin device but its not too thick as well being a 5 Inch display phone. The only thing which could make this phone not too good in terms of the form factor is the weight. It weighs around 176 grams at which it is slightly more heavier as compared to the other phones of same display and similar price segment.
The rear camera in the device is 8 MP with auto focus and LED flash for low light photos, it can also record 1080p video from rear camera at 30 fps, you can also use the front facing 1.2 MP camera which his fixed focus to take decent self portrait shots and you can also do good quality video chat. The day light performance of the rear camera is great and low light performance is also decent and one thing we like is output pictures are not oversaturated and look real in terms of color reproduction, more you can get to know through the camera samples below.
Display, Memory and Battery Backup
It has 5 inch IPS LCD capacitive touch screen with 720 x 1280 HD resolution gives you pixel density of the 294 pixels per inch. The display of the device does not feel pixelated while reading document with large amount of the text, it also has pretty good viewing angles as well which makes it easy to consume multimedia and gaming becomes more fun. The in built memory of the device is 4 Gb out of which around 1.45 Gb available for apps and to store pictures, videos and other data. You have support for expanding the storage with Micro SD memory card and upto 32 Gb card will be supported and you can also install apps directly on the SD card as well, after selecting SD Card as default write disk. Battery backup is the major highlight of this phone as it will last upto 2 days on moderate usage if you don’t play a lot of games and watch videos much, but even with heavy usage you will get one day or more backup from the battery on this device.
Software, Benchmarks and Gaming
Software UI on the device is heavily optimized in terms of looks but its snappy and there is no lag in UI which is something we really being a custom UI is it quite fast, it does have some cool animations as well. Gaming performance of the device is good if not the best as you can play casual games like Temple run oz, Subway Surfer etc smoothly, medium graphic intensive games like asphalt 7, Front line commando runs fins as well and you can also play MC4 and Nova 3 as well with a little graphic glitch.
- Quadrant Standard Edition: 4835
- Antutu Benchmark: 13885
- Nenamark2: 44.6 fps (good score)
- Multi Touch: 5 point
Sound, Video and Navigation
The sound output from the loudspeaker the is loud enough and the voice from ear piece was clear, but the loud speaker is placed at the back side of the device, so it will get blocked at times or at least will get muffled when you place the device flat on a table. It can play HD videos at 720p and 1080p without any audio and video sync issues. It can also be used for GPS navigation with the help of assisted GPS and it does have magnetic sensor for precise navigation. You will need internet connectivity to use navigation on the device as it requires some data download to lock the GPS.
Lenovo P780 Photo Gallery
What We Liked
- Long Battery Backup
- Fast Custom Software UI
- Decent Gaming Performance
- Good Daylight Camera Performance
What We Did Not Liked
- Heavy Weight
- Non Removable Battery
Lenovo P780 Full In Depth Review + Unboxing [Video]
Conclusion and Price
Lenovo P780 is a great value for money device available in the market for a price of around Rs. 19,000. Its a decent performer both on the gaming and application day to day usage scenarios. It will give you an awesome battery backup, which is an issue with most of the smartphone these days but on other hand the heavy weight of the device is something which you may not like in the beginning but you will get use to it wit time and around one week of usage.