Monday, February 25, 2013

Lenovo P770 - 4.5-inch Jelly Bean Android with MAXX Like Battery Life

Lenovo has released two new Android smartphones in the Philippines, the P770 and the P890. As compared to the new Lenovo offerings released last January, the main features of the two new phones is that they now have Android 4.1, Jelly Bean, installed and have increased the RAM to 1 GB. 

Lenovo P770. The Lenovo P770 is a mid-sized Android phone with  a 4.5-inch qHD (540 x 960) display. The Lenovo P770 is powered by a 1.2 GHz dual core ARM Cortex-A9 processor on a Mediatek chipset and comes with PowerVR SGX graphics.  This makes places the phone in the same category as the Cherry Mobile ThunderCherry Mobile Flare, Cloudfone Trill 430X, MyPhone A888 and Starmobile Crystal.  The Lenovo P770 priced at Php11,790, is priced 4-7K more than its competition. 

What the Lenovo P770 offers which could justify the higher price are:

- Android 4.1 out of the box
- 1 GB of RAM, which is double of what you have in the Thunder, Flame, A888 and Crystal
- Processor clocked 200 MHz faster than the Thunder, Flame, Thrill 430x, A888 and Crystal
- a large 3500 mAh battery, again is twice the size of the batteries on the Thunder, Flame, A888 and Crystal

Best to leave each reader to decide whether the Lenovo P770's feature set justifies the higher price. The buyers who will consider the Lenovo P770 will probably be most interested in the large 3500 mAh battery, and this would make the Cloudfone Trill 430X is main competition. 

The other specifications are in line with what you expect from a smartphone at this price with dual SIM capability, 4 GB of internal storage expandable via a MicroSD card, a 5 MP primary camera with a LED flash camera, a VGA secondary camera and the other features you expect to find in an Android smartphone these days.

The Lenovo P770 is solid offering. While I cannot say it is a value for money option, it differentiates itself enough from its direct competition to make it a worthwhile choice.

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