With the P90, Lenovo tried to combine the best of both worlds: a top-notch handset with great camera capabilities and a long lasting 4000mAh battery inside. In addition, the Lenovo P90 has Intel's new Z3560 processor: a quad-core, 1.83GHz 64-bit chipset.
If you're still using an old BlackBerry handset, or if you've switched platforms but still prefer to use Google's Android OS, then the Lenovo P90 is the phone you've been waiting for.
The Lenovo P90 is designed to look, feel and function like a flagship handset, and it easily achieves of all three of these goals. Unfortunately, Lenovo hasn't yet launched the device in India. It is expected to launch in India in coming days to come.
We got a look at a White model at the recently held event in New Delhi. Here are our first impressions.
Lenovo P90 First Look: Form Factor, Design, Display and Operating System
As soon as you pick up the phone for the first time, it's clear that it's a well-built, sturdy device. It feels solid, and the plastic bezel that surrounds the device looks good and adds durability.
By design, the handset does look sturdy but it somehow fails to attract consumers' attention immediately. The phone has a plastic feel, with a soft-touch finish. It feels heavy for its size.
For the record, the Lenovo P90 weighs 156 grams. And the Galaxy Note 4, another very large phone, weighs 178 grams.
Lenovo has never been known for its displays. This time around we really liked the display. It's an extremely bright screen as well and like the Vibe Z2 Pro, the contrast and vibrant colours really impress.
For context, the P90 has a 5.5-inch FHD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The iPhone 6 Plus has a 5.5-inch 1920 x 1080 Retina display, with one of the best displays we've ever seen on a premium handset.
The phone runs on Android 4.4 with Lenovo's native UI on top. In particular, we didn't the user interface (UI). If you're familiar with Lenovo's past offerings, you'll feel the same. There's just a handful of apps some might find extraneous this time.
Lenovo P90 First Look: Processor, RAM and Connectvity
One thing you don't really have to worry about is the P90 feeling at all sluggish. It uses a 1.8GHz 64-bit Intel Atom (quad core) processor in the inside coupled with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of native storage that makes the device really fast. The phone offers 4G LTE connectivity, which isn't a surprise. Like the Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro, there's no expandable memory, which is going to disappoint many users.
We even tried to play a few notable games on the device. Thanks to the powerful processor -the Lenovo P90 is such a great gaming phone.
Lenovo P90 First Look: Camera and Video
Lenovo has been making a big push with smartphone camera technology. On paper, the P90 comes with a 13MP (rear) and a 5MP (front) camera. Like the LG G3, there's also optical image stabilization to reduce blur and keep things steady.
There's an added HDR mode, which seemed to work like a charm, when we took some shots. Optical stabilization is also in tow for the 1080p Full HD video recording. The Camera app is relatively straight forward and simple to use.
Taking about the quality of shots, the camera performs well for close-ups, delivering sharp, detailed images. Low-light performance is what we still need to find in our detailed review.
Lenovo P90 First Look: Battery and Early Verdict
It's no surprise to find that the Lenovo P90 is stuffed with a 4000mAh battery, although its performance in real world needs to be seen closely. The phone uses a non-removable battery, which could worry some power users.
The P90 is not a perfect device, but it seems to be the best Android handset coming our way. We're not totally convinced with the device. That's mainly because of its chunky design. Otherwise, it feels sturdy and well built. We're looking forward to see the device in India soon.