The modern day executive is always on the move. His week includes everything from multiple flights, numerous destinations, dozens of hand shakes and hundreds of emails. Technology has allowed us to ditch a brief case filled with documents in exchange for two smaller devices, the modern day laptop and the smartphone. Of the two devices, the smartphone, given its popularity and quick adoption, is the more important device.
So today's executives require smartphones that are focused on more practical aspects like productivity, durability, battery life and other factors. But manufacturers have other ideas. They are shipping phones with smaller batteries and larger processors. This might result in powerful smartphone performance, but the flipside is that you get low battery life, in most cases, less than an entire day of use.
Apart from this, phones with weak, plastic bodies are a let down as well. They simply cannot withstand the intensity of the modern day commuter. Moving through a massive crowd, dashing through the station to catch that train and other adventurous executive episodes will call for a phone that's made out of steel.
And then comes the need for value at an affordable price. Spending too much on a smartphone does not make sense for the executive because phone's are rendered obsolete on a yearly basis. Withing a year, he's going to have to upgrade for a device that can handle all the new, more graphic intensive apps with ease.
After searching for a while, GizBot has finally come across a smartphone that can overcome the above mentioned problems. The Lenovo P780.
Launched in India recently, the Lenovo P780 touts a 5.0-inch IPS display with 1280 x 720 pixels of resolution along with 5-point capacitive touch screen (178 degrees viewing angle). The handset is powered by MTK 6589 1.2 GHz quad core processor along with PowerVR SGX544, 1GB RAM and it comes loaded with 4,000mAh Lithium Polymer battery, which can power the phone up to 25 hours on 3G and 43 hours on 2G talktime, the standby time is up to 35 days.
Meanwhile, Lenovo P780 runs on Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean and is equipped with an 8MP rear camera featuring auto-focus with LED flash. There is also 2MP front facing camera along with 4GB internal storage, which can be further expanded up to 32GB via MicroSD slot.
On the connectivity front, the dual SIM Lenovo P780 offers 802.11 a/b/g/n with hotspot capability, Micro-USB v2.0 with USB-OTG, Bluetooth 3.0, GSM 900/1800/1900 MHz, UMTS 900/2100 MHz and FM. The phone has also got some sensor features including A-GPS, Gravitation, Ambient light, sensor and Proximity sensor.
Go through the sliders below to understand why its a great phone for travelers.
Thanks to its abundant 4000 mAh battery, this phone keeps going on and on and on. Our tests show that you can get up o two days of battery life from the device. Three days if you turn data services off.
The Lenovo P780 has been built like a tank. We put it through some endurance tests, treating the handset to some nasty bumps, hits and smashes and it came out just fine. Here's the best part, the phone survived not one, but two drop tests at the hands of Gizbot.
Dual SIM Capability
Well, yes! Lenovo P780 is a Dual SIM phone which understands the requirement of an Indian user, who wants to keep the personal and professional lives on two different grounds. The phone has got two SIM slots of GSM + GSM, where you can easily swap your contacts and other information from one SIM card to another on the same handset.
At the same time, taking a look at the market range available right now, not many decent looking phones have a Dual SIM capability. But Lenovo P780 has one, which is very important for a lot of travelers either for having a work/home connection or adding a roaming SIM when traveling.
The P780 offers a brilliant HD screen that has great contrasts, solid viewing angles and much more. When you're on the run, you're going to need a phone that allows you to read information quickly and clearly. Plus, its great for watching HD videos during those long journeys.
Value for money
Owing to its affordable price point, which is around Rs. 17,000, the P780 makes for sensible buy. Earlier, the handset came with only 4GB internal memory along with expandable memory of 32GB, however this Diwali the company has introduced the 8GB version of the phone at a cost of around Rs 18,000 in the market.
Basically, Lenovo P780 offers a host of high value features at an extremely reasonable price. Given that most executives change their phone year on year, the handset is a very practical investment.