In the pursuit of designing powerful smartphones with great cameras, exceptional processing power, monstrous multi tasking abilities and great screens, most manufacturers fail when it comes to the basics. They forget the real needs of a user.
Yes, the best phones in the market today do not offer solid battery life and require to be charged more than once everyday. Their call quality isn't great and in some cases, is terrible. They use weak, plastic bodies that can't take a bump or a drop. In other words, these handsets are great multimedia devices, but poor mobile phones. However, after tons of searching, GizBot has come across one phone that offers the right blend of practicality, quality and power, it is the recently launched, Lenovo P780.
With an affordable price tag of Rs 18,869, 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.
Lenovo P780 is a heavyweight which has been built by the Chinese phone maker for the business active consumer market. Now its time to take a brief look at the key features of the biggest battery handset available in India. Hit the slides below:
Super Battery Life
Our tests show that the Lenovo P780 can churn out about three days of battery life on a single charge. How? Because Lenovo has given the handset a massive 4000 mAh battery which is very, very generous for a smartphone. For instance, take Samsung Galaxy Note 3, it's lauded for a having a 3200 mAh battery or even the LG G2 and the Sony Xperia Z1 which use 3000 mAh batteries.
The Lenovo P780 mobile phone just keeps going on and on. The company claims that the battery life lasts up to 25 hours on 3G, 43 hours' on 2G.
Spectacular Call Quality
The handset offers great call quality. GizBot's tests checked for quality, signal strength and clarity over several mobile networks. The result? Loud, clean and crisp sound, even in some what noisy environments. The Lenovo P780's speaker phones perform very well.
Lenovo has carefully slipped a metal lining into a groove found on the phones edge. Combine that with the phones rounded corners, and you have a phone that's simply wonderful to hold. The P780's rugged design ensure that the phone will be easy to hold while making calls, watching videos and even reading.
Terrific Form Factor
With dimensions of 143 x 73 x 9.95 mm and a weight of 176 grams, Lenovo P780 uses a strong metal plate on its back, something similar to what we saw in the Lenovo K900. The result? The phone is strong, sturdy and feels very solid. Without doubt, it will be able to take a few bumps without a scratch and might even endure a drop as well.
The handset also has USB On-The-Go, a feature that allows two peripheral devices to connect with each other. This means that users will be able to connect the P780 to devices like printers, mp3 players, pen drives and perform actions which would otherwise require a host personal computer. However, the connected device must also have USG On-The-Go functionality for the feature to work.
Thanks to its 1.2Ghz quad core processor and 1GB of RAM, the P780 happens to be a stellar performer. Our tests on several games, including Despicable Me and Dead Trigger, showed that the handset is a great choice for gamers. Apart from this, the handset had no problems with multi tasking, leaving us with an experience that was silky smooth from start to end.
Charges Other Devices
Lenovo has added another nifty feature with which you can siphon off the power from the P780 to other devices as well. This means that if you connect the phone's USB charger to other USB powered devices, you can actually power them up. This is a great option and can seriously leverage the phone's mammoth of a battery.
Business Card Scanner
As the Lenovo P780 is targeted towards business professionals, one can scan business cards and convert to digital contacts with a premium scanning software that comes with the phone.
Dual SIM, Dual Standby
Most manufacturers, foreign and domestic, have understood that Indian users require dual SIM functionality. And so they've been launching their most popular handsets with that feature. Lenovo has done the same with the P780. It has Dual SIM and Dual standby capabilities.
So, if you want to separate business and pleasure, the dual SIM configurations on your Lenovo P780 handset will give you the option of having two phone numbers in one smartphone.
The phone uses a nice 8MP camera with a great LED flash that really lights things up, allowing it to perform well in low-light conditions as well. It deliver accurate colors, vibrant hues and noise free pictures in most situations. It can capture Full HD (1080p) videos at 30 frames per second and the outputs are good and smooth during playback on computer screens as well.