Lenovo is a very strong brand in the mobile market which in the last few years has become known mostly for the family of products to Moto brand. But it seems that the company wants to prove that even without the legacy of the popular Motorola, it can do well. So here's to you Lenovo P2.
Within the Lenovo P2 box you will find a very fast 12V/2A power adapter, a USB-microUSB cable and also a USB OTG adapter.
Lenovo P2 is a compact smartphone, but considering the large capacity of the battery, the optimization work in space and weight is quite remarkable. The smartphone is in fact just 8.3 millimeters thin and weighs 177 grams. It is made of metal and has a particularly refined design but is still pleasant and very different from what you would expect from a product from long range, usually characterized by rough bodies, in favor of a more capacious battery. You can also handle it with one hand for simple tasks, but, as for all smartphone of this type, you'll have to use it with two hands.
Within the Lenovo P2 you will find a Snadpragon 625 octa-core 2 GHz GPU Adreno 506 processor. The performance, even related to energy consumption is definitely good, thanks to the 4 GB RAM. The internal memory amounts to 32 GB and is expandable via a microSD, but goes to occupy the same dedicated to the second SIM slot. The connectivity is good with 4G and supports speeds up to 300 Mbps, and has Wi-Fi a/b/g/n with full support towards the 5 GHz band. Finally, we have Bluetooth 4.1 and NFC, as well as FM radio.
The LED notification is present on the front although it is a bit small and cashed and it is not always easy to see it blink. The sound that is generated from the lower speaker is good, with a high quality and a higher than average volume. On the front there is also a physical Home key that doubles as a precise and fast fingerprint reader. Just place your finger to activate it.
Lenovo P2 camera
The main camera of the P2 is 13 megapixels, while the front one is 5 megapixels. It is a more than an acceptable resolution and the results are more than good. There is a smart mode, which leaves the choice to the phone to select a favorite scene. In many cases it activates a kind of automatic HDR, which however is inefficient and slow in shooting. The presence of a specific automatic HDR would have certainly helped. Other functions are the ones you see in the image above from which we find the artistic HDR (with different effects to choose from) and the manual mode. The video resolution is up to 4K.
Lenovo P2 has a 5.5-inch Full HD resolution screen. The real highlight of this display is the technology used or SuperAMOLED. In fact, the screen is bright, with very vivid colors and overall it's a pleasure to watch. Few phones have so pleasant display in this price range. It also has a night mode that attenuates the tone of the screen, without changing, however, particularly its coloration.
Android is updated to version 6.0.1 Marshmallow and is personalized with the Lenovo interface. The interface still take most of its cues from stock Android, and if you want to experience true experience of VIBEUI, you'll have to activate it in settings. The system is extremely fluid and also quite customizable, thanks to some themes and the ability to change lockscreen separately, wallpapers or icons. There are also various options very dear to the Chinese, such as the handling of notifications or the app permission to save energy.
Then if you want to disable the on-screen buttons in favor of gesture on the home button, the ability to use some gesture and VR mode will become any content ready for virtual reality (if the content is appropriate, of course). There is then also a way to duplicate the application (by choosing among all those installed) or to create a code-protected space. then present, through a gesture, the one-handed mode. As for the other apps present Lenovo relies primarily on Google and we find Chrome as their primary browser in addition to the entire suite of Big-G applications, such as Play Music as a music player.
The battery is a 5100 mAh non-removable. The results are excellent. With heavy usage you will probably be able to get to the end of your day with even half of your battery, allowing you to be so in two full days. With moderate use it will not be difficult to do so for three days on a single charge, if not something more. On the left side then we find a switch to activate a physical very stringent energy-saving mode.
It may seem nearly as drastic solution, but we have rather appreciated a lot, so you can repeatedly change energy mode during the day even without pulling out the pocket smartphone, allowing you to optimize consumption not only when you arrive at the end of the day.
Lenovo P2 comes at a price of 339 €, a price in line with the hardware offered in some ways, but still inferior to other more famous brand solutions.