Lenovo P2 (Grade A) - £169.97 @ Appliances Direct
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Lenovo P2 (Grade A) - £169.97 @ Appliances Direct

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Found 3rd JulEdited by:"paulie"
Is this a good deal for a sought after but hard to find handset? I have no experience of the seller but can vouch for the quality and durability of the handset.

Various options for delivery it seems...don't know whether the Which? trial mentioned is worth a pop to get another £15 off?
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Only thing going for it is the battery IMO. I think at this price, you'd be better with a Redmi Note 5 4/64 with money to spare - just a bit of patience for it to arrive of course.
Plus points
Battery
Battery
Battery
Custom ROMs on XDA
Warranty?


Minus points
No longer supported by Lenovo.
Considering it was only £200 from three almost 2 years ago, I can't vote this hot. Nice hardware but no chance of any updates.
Worth about £60.
Speculator24 m ago

Worth about £60.


You can only dream i suppose when even a second hand galaxy s4 goes for 50+
Fair comments mostly although possibly worth a bit more than £60? I'm no expert though - just thought that it was quite difficult to find and despite its age a little bit popular still?

I have one and it's more than suited my needs without fail since I got it about 18 months back.

Redmi Note 5 4/64 - sounds interesting but I'm a bit nervous about buying from where these sorts of phones seem to come from. Any other recommendations unless these can be bought more safely for those of a cautious disposition?
paulie36 m ago

Fair comments mostly although possibly worth a bit more than £60? I'm no …Fair comments mostly although possibly worth a bit more than £60? I'm no expert though - just thought that it was quite difficult to find and despite its age a little bit popular still? I have one and it's more than suited my needs without fail since I got it about 18 months back. Redmi Note 5 4/64 - sounds interesting but I'm a bit nervous about buying from where these sorts of phones seem to come from. Any other recommendations unless these can be bought more safely for those of a cautious disposition?


Agree with your reasoning, I think that it being harder to find has made the price buoyant
I love mine.
I got the dual SIM version from Three for £200 when the P2 first came out so £170 for a refurbished, single SIM version doesn't strike me as a bargain. That said, I'm very happy with my P2. The battery life, camera, speakers, wifi range, voice quality, and charging speed are all up to expectations, so I can recommend the phone itself. The only problem I've found is that the voice recorder volume is very low and as mentioned elsewhere, I think support has been dropped so there doesn't seem much prospect of a fix.
myjess2 h, 12 m ago

I love mine.


Mine too, wouldn't swap for a Xiaomi
Out of stock
Awesome phone battery amazing. Mine however just died. Ordered the replacement glass as i smashed it the day before.
If my p2 was to die today I have no idea what I'd replace it with. It's plenty fast enough and the battery still lasts 2 to 3 days like it did when new
I like my P2, but YouTube lag still irks me.

Does anyone know if a custom ROM fixes this? And if so, are there any genuinely straightforward guides for the P2 anywhere? I think it would breathe a new lease of life into it before Three get Xiaomi phones in stock as part of their new collaboration (really want a 6" screen ideally).
cactusbrandy5 m ago

I like my P2, but YouTube lag still irks me.Does anyone know if a custom …I like my P2, but YouTube lag still irks me.Does anyone know if a custom ROM fixes this? And if so, are there any genuinely straightforward guides for the P2 anywhere? I think it would breathe a new lease of life into it before Three get Xiaomi phones in stock as part of their new collaboration (really want a 6" screen ideally).



Which Rom are you on,Nougat or Marshmallow?
If you want custom ROMs go to XDA Forums
Just a heads-up but finding rocket chargers for this phone (12W 2A) is almost impossible in the UK and the phone is not quick charge compatible
Treboeth5 m ago

Which Rom are you on,Nougat or Marshmallow?If you want custom ROMs go to …Which Rom are you on,Nougat or Marshmallow?If you want custom ROMs go to XDA Forums



It's 6.0.1 Android Marshmallow.

I've been to XDA forums in the past and got lost in options. Maybe I ought to take another look for a stock Android solution.

Given that this phone uses the same hardware as many others, anyone able to confirm the lip sync headache in youtube goes away with custom ROM?
@cactusbrandy you can update your phone to Nougat, still has some bugs but YouTube is ok.
I can send you the links later if you like, it is still Official Lenovo software just the Rest of the World version.
Treboeth4 m ago

@cactusbrandy you can update your phone to Nougat, still has some bugs but …@cactusbrandy you can update your phone to Nougat, still has some bugs but YouTube is ok.I can send you the links later if you like, it is still Official Lenovo software just the Rest of the World version.


If it's not a pain that would be great, thank you kindly, sir.
I love my P2 - is there anything that comes close to it for battery life?
OP should change title to P2 appreciation society, another happy P2 owner here, it's a fantastic phone for the money.
Yeah me 2. In fact I’ve just paid £115 for Lenovo to replace the broken screen as I couldn’t find anything for the money that I prefer.

Awesome battery life (obvs), rock solid build, excellent WiFi and cellular, fantastic screen. I’ve had mine over a year and it’s never crashed or hiccuped once in all that time. Running Nougat nicely.

Camera isn’t wonderful, but it’s easily good enough for me.

Excellent finger print sensor (where I like it too) and a great single speaker.

Power saving button is useful, as are many of the Lenovo tweaks.

No future updates, but they can sometimes make a phone worse anyway so I’m not fussed.

I’ve never spent that much on a phone repair, but I’ve kinda bonded with the P2 and so don’t regret it.

Oh and I run dual sims AND a micro sd card with a simple hack.
Edited by: "locktheworldout" 4th Jul
Also love my P2, using it now to type this, plus for me is the battery, excellent display and loud speaker.
Love my P2 battery is AMAZING. No other phone comes close. There's 2 models the A and C version, one has the UK 800mhz frequency (good for countryside). But will not work in the US and Argentina (fwiw) but fine for Europe etc.
I hadn't expected this to generate guite so much interest to be honest but there's obviously still some love about for this phone!

Thanks also for the links to info on custom Roms and so on. I've never yet had the nerve to try anything like that but may do now, although any further idiot proof tips will be much appreciated. I still have visions of my much loved phone lying useless in my hand, all data gone and me in tears.

Is there a phone about at the moment that could be considered as a rough equivalent?
Back in stock now apparently?
Still adore mine, absolutely fantastic, main button is on the way out tho. Updated to the ROTW ROM and had no issues. Apart from the not being able to turn off Doze cr@p.

Would also like to know what I would replace it with if anything went wrong!!
Xda roms avail if anyone wants them. What stops me is the fact I just loathe having to set the darned thing up again.
Maybe I'll test on my 32GB version cos I don't really want to reset my 64GB version.

YAHHHHHHHHH, I have the 64GB version
locktheworldout4th Jul

Yeah me 2. In fact I’ve just paid £115 for Lenovo to replace the broken sc …Yeah me 2. In fact I’ve just paid £115 for Lenovo to replace the broken screen as I couldn’t find anything for the money that I prefer. Awesome battery life (obvs), rock solid build, excellent WiFi and cellular, fantastic screen. I’ve had mine over a year and it’s never crashed or hiccuped once in all that time. Running Nougat nicely. Camera isn’t wonderful, but it’s easily good enough for me. Excellent finger print sensor (where I like it too) and a great single speaker. Power saving button is useful, as are many of the Lenovo tweaks. No future updates, but they can sometimes make a phone worse anyway so I’m not fussed. I’ve never spent that much on a phone repair, but I’ve kinda bonded with the P2 and so don’t regret it.Oh and I run dual sims AND a micro sd card with a simple hack.


Open Camera makes this snapper an awful lot better - honestly - Lenovo default compression is brutal and Open Camera lets you tweak it to no end.

To the chap above that pointed me to ROMs - in the end, I just forced the OTA update method instead to get to Nougat and it seems snappier.

Anyone know how to force bluetooth to always be on after reboot? Mine has always insisted on turning bluetooth off on reboot.
Loved mine...since replaced with a Vernee X which is similar but better!...

Bigger battery, better camera and costs the same as this P2...
cactusbrandy23 h, 25 m ago

Open Camera makes this snapper an awful lot better - honestly - Lenovo …Open Camera makes this snapper an awful lot better - honestly - Lenovo default compression is brutal and Open Camera lets you tweak it to no end.



I have mine set so that a double tap on the power button opens Open Camera, and a double tap on the volume opens the stock camera.

Open camera offers a slight improvement, but to be honest I find the camera OK in good light, fairly poor in low light but especially good for macros.
Uridium15 h, 51 m ago

Loved mine...since replaced with a Vernee X which is similar but …Loved mine...since replaced with a Vernee X which is similar but better!...Bigger battery, better camera and costs the same as this P2...



I considered the Vernee X before committing to the £115 repair on my P2 but a few thing put me off:

No NFC (which I use for contactless payment virtually every day)
I would really miss the Super Amoled screen of the P2 (it's a stunner)
I understand the speaker on the Vernee is a bit weak in comparison to the P2

Still a good option though, and I nearly went for one
My P2 is still fantastic
locktheworldout10th Jul

I considered the Vernee X before committing to the £115 repair on my P2 …I considered the Vernee X before committing to the £115 repair on my P2 but a few thing put me off:No NFC (which I use for contactless payment virtually every day)I would really miss the Super Amoled screen of the P2 (it's a stunner)I understand the speaker on the Vernee is a bit weak in comparison to the P2Still a good option though, and I nearly went for one


If you use your P2 for contactless pay like I did you will want shut of it fast. Currently in talks with both Three and Lenovo (Motorola) in getting a refund on mine. Disgraceful that within its two years warranty it has no android security patch updates, either via the only ROM on Three, and even the ROW ROM security patch is way outdated on 1/11/17

A very foolish mistake to shell that money out imo on a phone that has not had support.

Lenovo computing division is a totally different kettle of fish, I would never ever buy a Lenovo/Motorola phone ever again.
Edited by: "cicobuff" 15th Aug
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