Lenovo P2 – The £199 Smartphone with a 3 Day Battery and so much more – my detailed review

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Welcome to my review of the Lenovo P2. The Lenovo P2 is available from Three UK on PAYG for £199.

First lets take a look at the key specifications.

The Key Specification

– 5,100mAh battery providing up to 3 days use
– Charge other devices – OTG cable in box and adapter
– 24W fast charging – 15 mins charge gives 10 hours of use
– Special Hardware Key slides to activate power saving mode
– 5.5 inch super amoled screen 1080p
– Full metal unibody design in a profile of just 8.5mm thin
– Processor – Snapdragon 625, Andreno 506 GPU
– Connectivity – VoLTE (4G Super-Voice),3G ,Wi-Fi,GPS,Bluetooth® ,NFC, FM Radio
– 32gb rom, 4gb ram
– Micro SD cards up to 128gb
– Headphone Jack
– Micro USB, USB Audio, OTG
– Sensors – Accelerometer,Gyroscope,Ambient light,Proximity,Magnetometer
– Bands – GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, WCDMA: 850/900/2100 MHz,LTE: 800/900/1800/2600 MHz
– Dimensions – Height: 153 mm,Width: 76 mm,Depth: 8.5 mm
– Weight: 177 g
– Front Fingerprint sensor – special functions on sensor too
– Android Marshmallow
– Cameras – Rear – 13 MP, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash, Front 5mp

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Phone Basics

The Lenovo P2 is incredible value for money. I have been so surprised by the phone that I really don’t know where to start. So let’s start at the beginning. Call quality is good. Sunlight visibility is average. It has a monster size battery at 5,100mAh. It manages 10 hours screen on time. So you could use it to charge your other devices too and still not run out of juice.

The loudspeaker is loud and clear. Headphone jack audio is loud and of average quality. I tested the headphone output using my Sennheiser HD598 CS which were powered just fine. Bluetooth is of reasonable quality. My AirPods sounded great with the Lenovo P2. USB Audio is present, and that was a surprise. It has a front facing fingerprint sensor and NFC.

With such a big battery it is handy to note that a 24W fast charger is included. If for some unbelievable reason you are likely to run low on juice or 3 days battery life is not enough, you can with the slide of a hardware switch on the side, turn on extreme power mode.

The Snapdragon 625 with the near stock launcher provides a smooth experience. Heavy CPU intensive games will skip the odd frame though. AnTuTu scored 65,000.

Camera. The camera took some crazy good photos. Below is a sample shot. For more samples check out the video review, which also details the camera app interface.

Church of St Michael - shot on the new #LenovoP2

Video Review

I strongly recommend you watch the video review as this has all the details on the camera quality with photo samples and video footage. You can also hear the loudspeaker test and a lot more. This is a really detailed video review!

Conclusion

The Lenovo P2 is highly recommended and is easily one of the best budget phones I have reviewed.

Useful Links

The Lenovo P2 on Three UK – Click HERE

Amazon UK – Click HERE

Donations – https://www.paypal.me/gavinsgadgets

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