Expert Review of Lenovo P780 4GB Black
Lenovo, the Chinese multinational firm entered the Indian smartphone market only sometime back, but is already on its way to compete with the top players like Samsung, Apple and Micromax. Lenovo’s multi-million dollar factory in Wuhan shows that the Chinese mobile maker is actively targeting the Samsung in China with its strategy to manufacture 30-40 million phones a year. It looks like Lenovo is following an active sales tactic in numerous countries in order to capture the smartphone market. Lenovo’s sales figure goes up every year as it expands its business in several countries. As of May 2014, Lenovo has occupied the fourth position in the world’s largest phone manufacturer category. The growing success and the rising trend in the sales figures can be attributed to the design and great features that Lenovo loads into its devices.
Lenovo has added a new smartphone named Lenovo P780 in its inventory that features a nice 5.0 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with a pixel density of 294ppi. This dual-SIM phone that runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean platform is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor. The phone features two cameras, 1GB of RAM, 4GB/8GB variants of internal memory and 32GB of external expandable memory. A massive 4000mAh lithium-polymer battery supplies enough power to this phone to run it for longer hours.
User Interface and UI functionality
Lenovo P780 flaunts a capacious 5.0 inches multitouch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with a display resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. The screen has a pixel density of 294ppi and a color depth resolution of 16M. This dual-SIM phone runs on an Android platform, version being 4.2 Jelly Bean. A 1.2GHz MTK6589 quad-core processer powers this phone and the presence of PowerVR SGX544 GPU is responsible for offering excellent graphics to the users.
Lenovo P780 sports an 8 megapixels primary rear camera, which is equipped with autofocus and LED flash features. In addition to that, the phone also features a 0.3 megapixels fixed focus secondary camera. The phone also carries a loud speaker, 3.5mm mic/headphone combo, audio and video player. The primary camera is equipped with LED flash. The phone possesses a FM Radio for users who like to have some sort of entertainment on the go. Lenovo P780 also supports video recording.
Pictures and Video quality
The 8MP primary rear camera equipped with autofocus and LED flash does its job perfectly. The image resolution is at 3264 x 2448 pixels, which offers crystal clear images. The presence of LED flash will definitely be helpful for snappers who want to capture pictures under low light conditions. The geo-tagging, touch focus and face detection features will come handy when shooting a picture. The front side of the camera carries a 0.3MP secondary camera for conducting video chats and taking selfies.
Lenovo P780 offers 2G, 3G, Wi-Fi, A-GPS, GPRS, and EDGE support. In addition, it supports HTML browser and Java via Java MIDP emulator. The browser however, does not support flash.
Internal and External Memory
Lenovo P780 has 1GB of RAM and comes in two variants of internal memory namely, 4GB and 8GB and possesses an external memory of 32GB through the microSD card slot route.
Applications and Gaming
Powered by Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS, Lenovo P780 comes with preloaded applications such as Google Play Store, Gmail, Google Talk, Google Maps, Picasa, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. The Google Play Store offers access to multiple paid and free apps. Also, games such as Temple Run 3, Contra, Subway Surfer etc., can be played on this device.
Lenovo P780 offers a talk time of 43 hours on 2G and up to 25 hours on 3G with the help of a Lithium-Polymer 4000mAh battery. The battery offers a standby time of 840 hours.
Lenovo P780 offers 2G, 3G, Wi-Fi, A-GPS, GPRS and EDGE connectivity. Also, Bluetooth v3.0 ensures faster transfer of files between compatible devices. The phone, neither supports NFC nor infrared. The micro USB port supports file transfer and charging.
Placing Lenovo P780 and Samsung Galaxy Grand under the scanner, one may find a lot of differences. While some features may favor your decision of buying the Samsung mobile, some make the users lean towards buying the Lenovo device. When compared to Samsung, Lenovo P780 weighs a little heavy at 176 grams. The P780 has a thickness of 9.95mm when compared to Galaxy Grand’s 9.60mm thickness. While the Lenovo P780 runs on an Android 4.2.1 (Jelly Bean) platform, Samsung Galaxy Grand runs on an an Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) platform. While both the phones feature an 8MP primary rear camera, Lenovo P780 features a 0.3MP secondary front camera when compared to Samsung’s 2MP camera. Both the phones offer similar types of connectivity options.
In the memory department, both Samsung and Lenovo mobile devices sport 1GB of RAM. Lenovo P780 has 4GB of internal memory when compared to Grand’s 8GB of internal memory. In the external memory segment, while the Galaxy Grand features a 64GB memory, the Lenovo P780 comes with a 32GB memory. Lenovo P780 offers excellent battery backup with its 4000mAh Li-ion battery when compared to Grand’s 2100mAh Li-ion battery. Both the phones have everything that makes these great smartphones. But if you are looking for a cost-effective option, then Lenovo P780 will be a good bet.
Lenovo P780 4GB Black Description
Among the various new entrants in the smartphone market, there are some that standout out amongst the rest and seem to have a higher chance of success than others. Companies like Lenovo, HP and Panasonic already have a certain sense of what the smartphone segment needs, since they have a certain sense of credibility to fall back on. With the success they have achieved in the other side of the electronic market, they would feel confident and would carry a certain sense of reputation in the mobile phone segment as well. Although Panasonic and HP have not made a remarkable impact in the market as of yet, but Lenovo has started to penetrate the Indian consumer segment and would be hoping to build on that success.
Lenovo has had a variety of gadgets ranging from Rs.5000 to as high as Rs.25,000. Lenovo P780 is a mid tier device that features a 5 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 720 by 1280 pixels along with a pixel density of 294ppi. As far as the appearance is concerned, we have to say that we have seen better looking Lenovo gadgets, although this one is not that bad either. The smartphone comes with a length of 143mm, breadth of 73mm and thickness of 10mm. The weight of the device is a little too excessive for our liking at 176 grams. The gadget works with 3G SIM and has a dual SIM facility for using two tariff plans.
Under the hood, the smartphone has a MediaTek quad-core processor clocking in at 1.2GHz, whereas the RAM of 1GB should keep things on track as far as the smoothness of operations is concerned. The operating system used for the smartphone is Android Jelly Bean 4.2, which is a vital source for accessing games and applications. The device is available in the single color of Black and is powered by a massive 4000mAh standard lithium-ion battery, which is the most powerful power supply we have ever come across in a smartphone. A supreme talk time of up to 43 hours in 2G and up to 25 hours in 3G is derived along with a standby time of up to 840 hours. The gadget has 8GB of internal memory along with a 32GB MicroSD card slot that should provide a substantial amount of space for storing data like songs, games, images and videos on a large scale.
The camera section of the smartphone involves an 8 megapixels primary rear camera and a VGA secondary front-faced camera. The camera at the back has loads of facilities to rely upon including LED flash, auto focus, geo-tagging, touch focus and face detection. Video calling is possible through the front camera along with clicking of selfies, but there is not much of pixel strength to rely on for the same with a resolution of 640 by 480 pixels. The connectivity elements for the smartphone include GPRS, EDGE, HTML5 browser, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi hot spot, Bluetooth, microUSB and USB on-the-go.