Lenovo P2 Review

Lenovo P2 was launched without any grand marketing hue and cry in September 2016. Recently launched Motorola G5 plus is almost a replica of Lenovo P2 , apart from some battery capacity, body and expandable memory. Lenovo P2 launch was unnoticeable in comparison with the recently launched Motorola G5 Plus model.

Lenovo P2 was launched in two variants .Only difference is RAM , one with 3GB and other one with 4GB RAM. Both are priced evenly and are certainly a value for money.

What comes in the box

  • Lenovo P2 Phone
  • Plastic hard cover for back panel : I was not so sure if it would be able to protect the screen during the fall. Someone needs to sponsor my experiment , in case they are eager to find out.
  • Ear phones
  • Screen Guard
  • Sim Ejector Pin
  • Instruction Booklet , which you might require to put sim cards

Lenovo P2 Look and Feel

Lenovo P2 is comparatively thin than its predecessor Lenovo P1, with a thickness of 8.3mm. Metallic body and aluminium covering illuminates a sense of niche electronic product. Power button placed below the volume button might irritate few users who are used to volume buttons above the fold. Touch sensor is quite receptive and gives a fair amount of control while being touched.

Lenovo P2 might look little heavy at 177gms , Its like “Win Big, Lose Some” kind of deal. I knew beforehand that it is ought to be little heavy due to a big battery , but still it was much lighter than anticipated . Also the battery did not explode !!!

There is one more button on left side pane which acts as a power saver. Few might find it useful but it was definitely not for me and felt being oddly placed. Also felt too much space was given for finger print sensor which has been placed at the bottom of the front screen.

Those who are complaining about scratch free screen should realize that screen guard is part of the parcel. On screen buttons are new and resolves the back light issue which i faced while using Lenovo K5 Note.

Lenovo P2 Battery

I have stopped doing infinite video loop test and continuous gaming method to test the battery life . It was very inconclusive for most of the samples i have tested. Result is mostly proportional to background apps running , display brightness, version of apps running, android version etc . Bringing all handsets to same set of configuration is almost impossible by my standards. So its better to observe ,battery charge and discharge, as a normal human being.

After one week of observation found the battery life to be heart soothing .It was approximately between 1.5-2.5 days , depending on the games I played or apps usage. Lenovo P2 comes with gigantic non replaceable 5100 mAh battery.

Lenovo P2 Display

Full-HD Super amoled 5.5 inch display screen with 1080×1920 px resolution , makes it a true entertainer for gamers and media entertainment freaks especially like me. Display really made me drool over it and in the process installed many graphic rich games ie. Mortal Combat , carmageddon etc.

Lenovo P2 Performance

I was trying to force Lenovo P2 to break a sweat by opening infinite number of applications in the background along with resource intensive games including Mortal Kombat, Asphalt 8 , Train Racing , carmageddon. I was somewhat unsuccessful in making that effort. Its not only the beauty of the hardware but also the working of Android Marshmallow OS , on how it handles background tasks intelligently.

Lenovo P2 comes with Quallcom snapdragon 625 processor having eight cores ( octa core ) clocked at 2.0 Ghz (roughly 2020 Mhz). Adreno 506 GPU is a part of the snapdragon processor.

Lenovo P2 Network

Lenovo P2 Supports Volte ( Voice over LTE ) as well as 3G and 4G for both the sims slots. For wifi it supports a/b/g/n covering all the generally used bands over 802.11 . NFC is unexpected for mid-level priced phones and was a cherry on the top , for fast device to device direct transfers.

Lenovo P2 Sim Slots

Lenovo P2 is a dual sim phone and it supports only Nano Sim. One downside with the arrangement is either dual nano sim or single nano with micro-sd card for expandable storage can be put on the sim slot.

Lenovo P2 Camera

Its not a extra ordinary camera phone but with 13 pixels rear camera it gives a decent perceptive acceptability for the users. I may be not a big fan of using camera in phones much but few shots were really brilliant.

Some of them were distorted when shots were taken from near distance. I later realized i did not stabilize position of my hands well. Front camera of 5 MP seems sufficient for video calling and results were satisfactory while using whatsapp video calling, which i used once.

Lenovo P2 Operating System and Software

It is running  Android Marshmallow Operating System and until now i have not heard Nougat update for P2. Possibility of Lenovo knowingly as a part of market cannibalism did not plan upgrade for Lenovo P2 to make way for Motorola g5 plus sales.

Lenovo P2 Specifications

Processor Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 625 true octa-core 2.0 GHz
Operating System Android™ 6.0.1, Marshmallow
Dimensions (LxWxT) 153 x 76 x 8.3 mm
Weight 177 g (0.39 Ibs)
Battery 5100 mAh embedded
Battery Life Active Standby: Up to 32 days’ (4G)
Talk Time: Up to 78.69 hours’ (4G)
Integrated Camera Rear: 13 MP auto-focus allows HD video recording with single LED flash
Front: 5 MP fixed-focus
Sound 1x Speaker, 3.5 mm Jack
Ports Micro-USB
Connectivity/Radios Data: GPRS, EDGE, HSPA+, LTE
Speed: LTE 300Mbps (DL) / 50Mbps (UL) CAT 6
4G Network: TDD LTE Band 38/40
FDD Band 1/3/4/5/7/8/20/28
3G Network: WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100 MHz
2G Network: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth: Bluetooth® 4.1
A-GPS support: Yes
Radio: FM radio
Network information is subject to change for different regions
Display Size: 13.97cm (5.5) Full HD (1920 x 1080) Super AMOLED display with Gorilla Glass 3
Type: 10-point Multi-touch Capacitive
Color Options: Champagne gold
Graphite gray
SIM Dual Nano SIM (Hybrid Slot)


Lenovo P2 Final Review

I will give it 9/10 and rate it much above Motorola G5 Plus . Every reviewer prioritize rankings based on features, for me battery life, display and performance were the primary factors. I would be writing a shakedown article soon between Lenovo P2 vs Motorola G5 plus soon. Meanwhile checkout  Motorola G5 Plus launch details and specs