Lenovo has been offering a good variety of smartphones in India ranging from Rs 6,000 to Rs 20,000. The company has smartphones that offer value for money and to be honest some of them are quite worth buying.

Lenovo’s ‘P’ series saw an update last year, the Vibe P1, with a large 4,900mAh battery. This year, the smartphone sees a successor which drops the Vibe moniker and gets a larger battery. Here is an in-depth look at the Lenovo P2.

Build and Design: 7/10

Like its predecessor, the P2 features a uni-body metal design. But the P2 looks and feels way better than the Vibe P1. The design is more refined. While the Lenovo P1 measured 9.9mm in thickness, the P2 offers 8.3mm thickness. Despite having a larger battery, the P2 is slimmer and even offers less weight.


Having said that, the design is quite conventional. It looks very similar to most of the smartphones selling in the market today. The metal casing at the back has plastic strips on top and bottom while the front is covered by a 2.5D curved glass.


I was surprised to see a toggle switch on the phone, almost reminding me of the the OnePlus handsets, but this actually turns on an ultimate power saver mode. More on this later.


On the right side you will find the usual set of volume and power buttons while the hybrid SIM card tray is placed on the left side. At the bottom there is microUSB port for charging and data transfer along with two grills on either sides. The right one actually houses the loudspeaker and the left is well just for a bit of symmetry. The 3.5mm audio jack sit on the top and the microphone for recording videos.

The 5.5-inch display sits under the protective glass and has the front facing camera, earpiece and some sensors sitting above it. Right below the display is the fingerprint sensor embedded in a hardware key. This does act like the home button but there are no capacitive buttons on its sides leaving you to use the onscreen navigation buttons.

Overall the construction is solid and the design feels right. Even the hardware buttons offer a good tactile feedback and are responsive. Lenovo is offering the P2 in two colour variants, Champagne Gold and Graphite Grey.

Features: 7.5/10

The Lenovo P2 comes with a good set of features considering its price range. It features a 5.5-inch Full HD, Super AMOLED display with 2.5D Gorilla Glass on top. The phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor clocked at 2GHz which is paired 3GB or 4GB of RAM. The one I am reviewing here is the 4GB variant. You get 32GB of storage, which is expandable to up to 128GB via a microSD card. The cameras come in the form of a 13MP Sony IMX258 rear sensor and the front is a 5MP unit.

The smartphone supports dual nano SIMs and it offers a hybrid SIM tray. Connectivity features include LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC, microUSB 2.0, FM Radio, GPS/A-GPS/GLONASS. There is a front mounted fingerprint scanner as well.

The USP of the device is the 5,100mAh battery which can be charged quickly thanks to quick charge and the bundled 24W charger. The smartphone runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and supports Lenovo’s TheatreMax technology, which transforms your screen into a VR display when hooked up with Lenovo’s ANT-VR headset.

Publish date: February 21, 2017 11:42 am| Modified date: February 21, 2017 1:12 pm

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