All rounder Budget smartphone👍
05 Oct 2017 by Review
1.The build quality of the phone is top notch and feels premium in hand due to its metallic aluminum unibody design .It is also comes with oleophobic coating which helps to withstand few water splashes here and there,but is not recognized as an IP rated waterproof phone.The viewing angles of the display is awesome and the outdoor brightness is also sufficient enough for daily usage.The claim by lenovo of the handset being an excellent multimedia phone is definitely true.
2.Very smooth performance due to mediatek X23 chipset having deca cores and of course the stock android experience which enhances it,but very few customization options and limited features available for optimizing the phone to your needs.The Mali T880 MP4 performance is not upto mark especially for gamers who are going to purchase it just for playing high-end games.But The CPU is on a different league altogether since its processing power is on par with the snapdragon 653 chipset or even more,but due to no optimizations to the GPU which is a must for graphical performance, it will be a letdown for gamers and is definitely the biggest con in this phone even though it has an exceptional CPU.RAM management is average and could have been better but still multi-tasking is smooth and has almost no lags whatsoever.Lets just hope that lenovo rolls out updates regularly to resolve them which has always been a major letdown from Lenovo. 3.Battery performance is again just average due to the deca core chipset which drains the battery even when the phone is in an idle state. 4.The Fingerprint sensor is quick enough to unlock the phone in just under 0.3 to 0.1 seconds which is quite impressive,but it does not have any additional function such as unlocking the apps which would have been good for security purposes. 5.Bokeh effect is more of software optimization rather than hardware integration.The dual camera's do not work in tandem with each other which is rather a dissapointment when compared to other phones.The 5MP sensor on the back is definitely not good enough for bokeh effect shots.Both the 13MP in the rear and the front clicks good images but there is quite a lot of noise when zoomed in.Time taken to capture the shots is a liitle bit slow but is no issue for those who are not photography fanatics.The daylight quality is good and the capture at night gives better images than most of the smartphones priced at the same segment.There is a Dual-tone LED flash for the rear camera and a single LED flash on the front camera which the lenovo claims as a party flash. It does not have 4k option for taking videos even though the chipset supports 4k functionality.After the latest september patch update slow motion functionality has been added. 6.The music button to the left is multi-functional as u can assign other tasks to it.Both the volume rocker and power buttons are placed a little lower than it's normal placement u see in devices in the same price bracket which is good for one hand usage and people having medium to small hands.The power button is also texturized which gives a good feeling when u press it. 7.There is not much of a heating issue, sure though u cannot say that there is none at all since it does warm up even after 10 mins of continuous task.But the temperature remains under control meaning that it only heats up to an extent and after that maintains almost the same temperature even after heavy usage. 8.Most important of all the storage is expandable meaning it has a dedicated memory card slot unlike the hybrid sim one's which can be expanded to a massive 128GB. 9.The dolby system works fine but nothing extraordinary can be expected from it,and the same goes for the theatremax experience since the phone does not have a minimal quad display screen for VR.The music experience through the speakers and the earphones are good at best. 10.No particular issues in the network department both for Volte and network connectivity,though the voice quality heard during the call is just average 11.The 15W turbo charger works just as it is intended to and charges in about 2hrs.You only get the phone,the charger and a pure plastic made back cover which attracts a lot of scratches on it but feels good to hold. 12.For those who r into rooting the phone for adding many customization options,this phone is not recommended since it has a mediatek chipset for which many customization options r not developed yet due to the fact that the company does not release its kernel source for free,which ultimately means u have to pay enough to get it.But if u have no interest in adding many customizations and want to use the device as it is,then definitely a worthy buy indeed!. Although the handset does not stand apart from its competition for being outstanding in just any one category,the overall experience of using the smartphone was satisfactory and u can buy it without any worries for it is definitely a feature loaded smartphone!!! Pros Unibody Metal Design with Premium Build Good Performance from a mediatek processor Full Hd screen with one of the best viewing angles. Excellent Single camera performance+Flash light on both rear and front Nice placement of the Volume rocker buttons and the Power button Expandable Storage without any Hybrid Sim slot😁 Music key with multiple functionality 15W turbo charger provided for decent charging ability Very smooth Multitasking,with no lags or whatsoever due to the CPU Quick Fingerprint Response and VoLTE enabled on both sim slot Good Outdoor Sunlight☀️ Screen Legibility. Android Stock Experience Cons Average to poor battery performance due to deca core chipset As usual heating in mediatek chipset.🤒 The bokeh effect is just not good enough due to the dual rear camera setup The earphone clutches into the headphone jack very tightly, So becomes hard to remove it. RAM management not upto the mark. Dolby Atmos and TheatreMax functionality is Overrated No Backlit Capacitive Touch buttons. Less customization options available due to mediatek chipset. Late Updates from Lenovo