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Lenovo P2, huge battery (fast charging) and decent specs £199 + £10 Top Up @ Three
Lenovo P2, huge battery (fast charging) and decent specs £199 + £10 Top Up @ Three

Lenovo P2, huge battery (fast charging) and decent specs £199 + £10 Top Up @ Three

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UK Unboxing youtube.com/wat…6lI

Review.. m.gsmarena.com/len…php

UK Review.. techradar.com/rev…-p2

Official Forum.. Some software bugs have been reported.. forums.lenovo.com/t5/…_en

Cheap cases (mine took two weeks to arrive) aliexpress.com/ite…doD

Dimensions 153 x 76 x 8.3 mm

Weight 177 g

Dual SIM, Unlocked

Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen

Size 5.5 inches (~71.7% screen-to-body ratio)

Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels (~401 ppi pixel density)

Multitouch Yes, up to 10 fingers

PLATFORM OS Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow)*

Chipset Snapdragon 625

CPU Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53

GPu Adreno 506

MEMORY microSD, up to 256 GB

Internal 32 GB, 4 GB RAM

CAMERA back 13 MP, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone)

front 5 MP

3.5mm jack Yes

- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot

Bluetooth v4.1, A2DP, LE

GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS

NFC Yes

Radio FM radio

USB microUSB v2.0, USB On-The-Go (can charge other devices from phone)

Sensors Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

- Fast battery charging Yes 24W rapid charging.

BATTERY Non-removable Li-Ion 5100 mAh battery

It is worth noting that this has many similarities to the Asus Zenphone 3.

So with that bigger battery, plus OLED, 3 days normal battery life should be quite easy to achieve.

- LadyEleanor

*RoyBroon

On the three Facebook page, this video facebook.com/Thr…42/ says 'nougat update due within a couple of months'. Another video mentions it is a three exclusive for 'first three months'.

Battery life tests are in.

fonearena.com/blo…tml

An eye opener.

- LadyEleanor

Spoke to Three rep today (6th Feb) said the offer is ongoing, said they weren't aware of any upcoming change in price.

- hugekebab

Nougat OTA update not yet being pushed out by Three but can be downloaded and installed yourself If you want from this page, easy to do and instructions provided

stechguide.com/ins…p2/

- Uridium

Stock Nougat firmware update guide here on XDA Dev as well
forum.xda-developers.com/len…517

Recovery mode is accessed by powering off phone then powering back on but holding down Vol+, Vol- and Power button until Lenovo logo appears with "boot mode is Recovery at top of screen.
- Uridium

Just seen this on topcashback?
Mobile Phones: Pay As You Go
On all PAYG handsets
£15.00
- snappyfish

UK Lenovo P2 - Android Nougat Review - Worth doing?

youtube.com/wat…9Tg
- stealthx

Top comments

accyuklad

to heavy


For God's sake, if you are going to comment negatively on this this thread repeatedly, at least try and use basic English.
"asnt" = hasn't
"to" = too

GoldSquid

apart from the battery my 3 year old Nexus 5 is far better than this



​You mean apart from A Bigger & Brighter Screen / Faster Data Speeds / Expandable Storage / Double the Ram / 4K Video / Better Build Quality / Fingerprint Scanner / Fast Battery Charging and Far Far Better Battery Life your Nexus 5 is better

Original Poster

Just bought one, 4 GB ram confirmed. Usual price is £300, maybe this is a promo price? Says £100.01 discount on receipt X)

Info below provided by The_Hoff


Issues/fixes:
Q:Poor quality photos from stock camera app?
A:Install Open Camera from Play Store and configure opencamera.sourceforge.net/hel…tml

Q:Is it unlocked and does it work on 4G?
A:Yes it is unlocked like all '3' devices and worked on all UK 4G bands tested.

Q:Can you recommend a case/screen protector?
A:Only cheap ones exist so far, Avidet from Amazon or generic folio styles. Please let us know if you find a good one.

Q:Any problems with the phone?
A:Some users have noticed a lip-sync issue on certain YouTube content - not overly distracting, very fractional. Volume rocker and power buttons are looser than you would like, slight rattle. Sky Q app is broken with full screen viewing, Sky Go app seems a little jerky (media framerate is irregular. Reported to Sky 17/01).

Q:Can I buy it without top-up on PAYG?
A:Some users have had success in buying it for £199.99 without the £10 top-up by simply telling them they're a '3' customer, or buying it via a friend/partner with an existing '3' number. Others have had to pay.

Q:What's the phone like?
A: The phone is superb with the only mediocre component being the camera. In poor light conditions it struggles though some of this can be rectified using Open Camera app. Screen, build and general pace of the phone is excellent value.

Q:Is this the best value phone for under £300?
A: I would argue there's very little on the market for this price that competes (£200), and if battery is your priority there's very little competition at any price (including flagships), awaiting benchmarks but we expect the P2 to top the charts where standby and screen on time are concerned.

Q:How can I customise the phone?
A:Download Nova Launcher from the Play Store, if you buy Nova Prime and install the Nougat Icon Pack it looks very clean.

Q:Is there much bloat?
A:No, most of the 5/6 apps included on the phone can simply be deleted. With Nova you can also hide apps you don't wish to see.

Q:Does this come with Nougat or will it be updated?
A:At the moment we have no confirmation of this but expectations are that it will receive Nougat (assisted by reasonably stock Android, and Motorola acquisition). Spring/Summer as a guesstimate but no guarantee yet.

Q:Is the phone able to play Hi-Res audio?
A:Yes, we have tested .flac files.

Q:Where can I buy it?
A:In the UK it is a Three exclusive, though in a recent 'Three' video I noted it said "launch exclusive" which leads me to believe it is a timed exclusive and may be available on other networks who already partner Lenovo, like Vodafone and CPW.

If you have any others add them to the OP and we can keep things more on-topic in the thread.

Edited by: "THRILLER-DEEJAY" 18th Jan

MrHUKD786

This or the huawei p9? Might sell my p9 to get this oO



That would be a mental thing to do
3760 Comments

Looks like an amazing phone for the money. Heat added.

Lenovo are always ****

you know why with a big battery you would want fast charging this asnt
Edited by: "accyuklad" 14th Jan

Original Poster

accyuklad

Lenovo are always ****you know why with a big battery you would want fast … Lenovo are always ****you know why with a big battery you would want fast charging this asnt



Yes it is fast charging..

accyuklad

Lenovo are always ****you know why with a big battery you would want fast … Lenovo are always ****you know why with a big battery you would want fast charging this asnt



​wouldnt necessarily 'want' fast charging. At best its handy if you are short on time, not a good long term method of charging as it will decrease the life of the battery.

Interesting device. Huge battery, Super Amoled display, 3GB RAM, decent processor( better than Moto G4), NFC ...

litwoojczyznomoj

Interesting device. Huge battery, Super Amoled display, 3GB RAM, decent … Interesting device. Huge battery, Super Amoled display, 3GB RAM, decent processor( better than Moto G4), NFC ...



​dual SIM too

snapdragon 625 for this price? oO

Original Poster

borosidf

snapdragon 625 for this price? oO



Yep oO

djames108

​wouldnt necessarily 'want' fast charging. At best its handy if you are s … ​wouldnt necessarily 'want' fast charging. At best its handy if you are short on time, not a good long term method of charging as it will decrease the life of the battery.



​better start swimming....

Q4: Can Quick Charge hurt my smartphone's battery?

A: Quick Charge operates within the design parameters of batteries found in most smartphones. It is just charging the battery the way it is designed to be charged.

Device manufacturers build smartphones with a specific battery that can accept a specific level of charge. The battery size and maximum current of each battery are design decisions made by the manufacturer and can vary from smartphone to smartphone, tablet to tablet and so on.

However, traditional battery charging technology does not come close to the full power requirements of today's large batteries. Quick Charge is designed to allow device manufacturers to achieve the full rated capability of the batteries they choose while still meeting the performance and safety standards set by the battery manufacturer.

Banned

This or the huawei p9? Might sell my p9 to get this oO

Yes, it is best to keep the 24W charger for emergencies and to use a low power USB for standard safe charging. The defunct Note 7 used the very same Quick Charge !

But charge sensibly, and only to 80%, and that 5.1AH battery should last a good 5 years.

No need for a removable battery when they supply an internal one fit for purpose!
Edited by: "LadyEleanor" 14th Jan

is it unlocked?

Original Poster

leebad

is it unlocked?



No idea. It's dual sim, surely should allow other networks?

leebad

is it unlocked?



​All phones from three are unlocked.

MrHUKD786

This or the huawei p9? Might sell my p9 to get this oO



That would be a mental thing to do

Original Poster

Stock will be in stores from the 17th of January.

Never had any experience with Lenovo before but looking for a new phone, this ticks all the boxes but it's left me questioning why so cheap?

This seems like an amazing deal and the huge battery is great. All I wanted was a big screen and huge battery lol. Everything else is a bonus

mynameisthehulk

That would be a mental thing to do


P9 is a fantastic phone... This is probably nicely spec'd on paper but no where near it irl

The 625 chipset is mid range. It will be same for the camera too.
Edited by: "LadyEleanor" 14th Jan

99rb

​better start swimming....Q4: Can Quick Charge hurt my smartphone's ba … ​better start swimming....Q4: Can Quick Charge hurt my smartphone's battery?A: Quick Charge operates within the design parameters of batteries found in most smartphones. It is just charging the battery the way it is designed to be charged.Device manufacturers build smartphones with a specific battery that can accept a specific level of charge. The battery size and maximum current of each battery are design decisions made by the manufacturer and can vary from smartphone to smartphone, tablet to tablet and so on.However, traditional battery charging technology does not come close to the full power requirements of today's large batteries. Quick Charge is designed to allow device manufacturers to achieve the full rated capability of the batteries they choose while still meeting the performance and safety standards set by the battery manufacturer.


I will throw you a lifebuoy as you seem to be drowning. Every time you charge a battery you damage the chemical structure. Two things cause the most damage. Fully discharging the battery and heat. Qualcomm Quick Charge causes your battery to heat up. This will damage the battery more than charging that doesn't heat the battery. Now this charging could be normal "slow" charging or fast charging as done by OnePlus - Dash Charging.

Comes in 3 and 4 gb ram variants which one are 3 selling?

Banned

mynameisthehulk

That would be a mental thing to do



​in what way? better and bigger display, bigger battery with fast charge, 4gb ram which is more than p9, processor is decent. In what way will it be a mental thing to do?

Original Poster

little_green

Comes in 3 and 4 gb ram variants which one are 3 selling?



3gb version

Original Poster

THRILLER-DEEJAY

3gb version



Later they maybe stocking the 4gb 32gb and the 4gb 64gb.

liltman

Never had any experience with Lenovo before but looking for a new phone, … Never had any experience with Lenovo before but looking for a new phone, this ticks all the boxes but it's left me questioning why so cheap?This seems like an amazing deal and the huge battery is great. All I wanted was a big screen and huge battery lol. Everything else is a bonus


It is well priced but it is priced for what you get. If you are after premium build, camera and performance then look elsewhere. However the SD625 is known to be very efficient and couple this with that battery and you have GENUINE two day battery life. Go and have a play in the shop before you commit but it does look like a decent device.

finbaar

I will throw you a lifebuoy as you seem to be drowning. Every time you … I will throw you a lifebuoy as you seem to be drowning. Every time you charge a battery you damage the chemical structure. Two things cause the most damage. Fully discharging the battery and heat. Qualcomm Quick Charge causes your battery to heat up. This will damage the battery more than charging that doesn't heat the battery. Now this charging could be normal "slow" charging or fast charging as done by OnePlus - Dash Charging.



​I'll bow to your superior knowledge.

How long have you had the phone?

Original Poster

finbaar

It is well priced but it is priced for what you get. If you are after … It is well priced but it is priced for what you get. If you are after premium build, camera and performance then look elsewhere. However the SD625 is known to be very efficient and couple this with that battery and you have GENUINE two day battery life. Go and have a play in the shop before you commit but it does look like a decent device.



Looks to be well made, metal body unibody with GG3 on the front. I'm going to check it in store when they arrive on the 17th.

youtube.com/wat…dCk

finbaar

It is well priced but it is priced for what you get. If you are after … It is well priced but it is priced for what you get. If you are after premium build, camera and performance then look elsewhere. However the SD625 is known to be very efficient and couple this with that battery and you have GENUINE two day battery life. Go and have a play in the shop before you commit but it does look like a decent device.



Cheers, it's claiming 3 days battery and tbh it probably will last that long for me as I usually leave power saving on constantly lol.

MrHUKD786

​in what way? better and bigger display, bigger battery with fast charge, … ​in what way? better and bigger display, bigger battery with fast charge, 4gb ram which is more than p9, processor is decent. In what way will it be a mental thing to do?



This appears to have only 3gb, the camera will be nothing like as good as the P9 and the HiSilicon Kirin 955 is a high end processor, whereas the SD625 is mid range. You'd be swapping a flagship device for a decent mid range phone.

I've been looking for a decent cheap phone for a while and this seems to tick all the boxes. Camera looks ok.

What are Lenovo like for updates?

you sure its the 3gb ram variant three are stocking? contacted via chat they are claiming the 4gb version?

you sure its the 3gb ram variant three are stocking? contacted via chat they are claiming the 4gb version?

Original Poster

Aka66

you sure its the 3gb ram variant three are stocking? contacted via chat … you sure its the 3gb ram variant three are stocking? contacted via chat they are claiming the 4gb version?




Really!! I contacted them on chat earlier and they said 3gb oO

well guess i'll find out when it arrives

MrHUKD786

​in what way? better and bigger display, bigger battery with fast charge, … ​in what way? better and bigger display, bigger battery with fast charge, 4gb ram which is more than p9, processor is decent. In what way will it be a mental thing to do?



​P9 is a premium smartphone this is a midrange similar to a Moto G4. Camera,screen and build quality likely to be vastly inferior to P9.

Original Poster

Aka66

well guess i'll find out when it arrives



Let us know X)

acholmes2000

​P9 is a premium smartphone this is a midrange similar to a Moto G4. C … ​P9 is a premium smartphone this is a midrange similar to a Moto G4. Camera,screen and build quality likely to be vastly inferior to P9.



OLED, 3 or 4 GB Ram, a 14nm SOC, 2Ghz speed, Adreno 505, 5.1AH battery, NFC + fingerprint reader. It is only a little like the Moto G4
Edited by: "LadyEleanor" 14th Jan

Will do

to heavy

also when a fault goes wront they will blame you
Edited by: "accyuklad" 14th Jan

accyuklad

to heavy


For God's sake, if you are going to comment negatively on this this thread repeatedly, at least try and use basic English.
"asnt" = hasn't
"to" = too
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