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August 12, 2013

Review: Lenovo P770: What Makes Me Love the Phone!

Oh noes, I am not shifting careers, or changing blog niche, and turning into a tech blogger. I would have to leave that to the experts. It is not Kobe Bryant that even convinced me to start writing this review. It is probably simply, my love for my new smart phone.



Well, it is not exactly new - new - with all the unboxing ceremony and documentation. My relationship with Lenovo P770 started months ago. This post is long overdue. The story on how I ended up buying this Lenovo P770 phone is more like an impulse-buy. I was supposed to buy a really cheap smart phone that I can use for commuting. I was even considering of buying Cherry Mobile Flare. Lenovo set-up a booth in our office offering discounted smart phones. But I thought I don't really need a new phone, so after a quick check on what they are offering (and how much discounts they are offering), I left decided to stay loyal with my phone.

After a month, Lenovo booth was back, this time, I was convinced in buying the Lenovo A390. But, after careful review and research, I fell inloved with Lenovo P770. I felt that it has that one characteristic that I have been looking for a smart phone - the battery life (I want to equate that to a man's humor/wit!)

If Lenovo P770 is a man, it is a man that I want to marry.
 
Quick check, the specs:

  •     Dual SIM, Dual Standby
  •     1.2GHz Dual Core, MTK6577 Processor
  •     Android OS 4.1.1 JellyBean
  •     4.5 inches IPS-LCD Capacitive Multi-Touchscreen
  •     QHD 960 x 540 pixels, 16M colour display
  •     3G / HSPA Technology DL 7.2Mbps, UL 5.76Mbps
  •     1GB RAM, 4GB ROM, External Memory Support up to 32GB
  •     Dual Camera: 5MP with Auto Focus and LED Flash + 0.3MP Front
  •     100 Burst Shots, Panorama Mode, Multi-Angle View Mode
  •     3500 mAh Battery Capacity
  •     Built-in USB On-The-Go (OTG)
  •     Integrated Lenovo Apps: Lenovo Power Saving and Lenovo Note
  •     Integrated Facebook, Skype, AccuWeather & TouchPal Keyboard
  •     Document Viewer and Editor via Kingsoft Office App
  •     Free 5GB Cloud Storage via SugarSync
  •     Portable WLAN Hotspot, USB and BT Tethering
  •     GPS with AGPS support, G-Sensor, Proximity and Light Sensor
  •     Wireless FM Radio with Recording Function
  •     Smart Sound Technology
  •     LED Notification for Unread SMS, Incoming and Missed Calls

I know most of the wordings mean nothing to a normal, non-techie person, but I got to understand the jargons after research and readings - alot of tech blogs have been very useful. What made me buy the phone is that (based on the reviews), it is faster, it has bigger capacity and expandable up to 32 GB , with Jelly Bean OS and impressive battery life. 

The #ootd - The Casing

I love the hard casing of Lenovo P770, which is default blue. It is made of plastic, but looks chic. The size is just perfect fit. It is acceptable size for a phone and a tablet.

Click Read More to see sample camera shots..




Display and Sensitivity

I am an average smart phone user, so I wouldn't notice the difference - reviews say it may come a little pixelated - but it has 4.5 inche LDC display and comes ok to me. It may come a little heavier though because of the battery.

Lenovo P770 has a good sensitivity and response time (a bit more responsive than a typical guy?). I checked by using and playing Temple Run and I get passed difficult turns. ;)


Apps Display

Nothing really special, but you can always download theme settings. ;) I love how easy to navigate the apps.




Camera

Camera is okay, but I still need to know how to use per setting. I got used to using my digital camera.

Here are some sample shots.


Party, Party Pics


(with DJ Issa Ramos here)

Inside Car Morning Shot


Indoor with Natural Light
(different kinds of vinegar in Longanise Sorpresa) 

Outdoor with Natural Light
(with popazrael in #Loreland - wait for my post about it!)


Food!!!
Indoor with Incandescent Light
(salad from Hanging Garden Restaurant!
wait for my blog!!) 

Indoor with Natural Light
(oh, I feel hungry!
KFC Zinger now only Php80!)


Surprisingly, Lenovo P770 takes good macro shots!
Something to rave about Lenovo P770!


Night Outdoor
(here with my colleagues, we watched Percy Jackson movie 
during lunch break ;))


 And a selfie
(stuffed toy from @wentot during our bloggies 2011 Christmas Party!)



The Big Pack - The Battery

The very reason I married this phone, it is full packed and can stay with me longer. I need a phone that can last longer especially that I tend to forget to charge my phone as I am always out and sometimes my schedule gets crazy. Plus, I do attend events and it is such a bummer to come with dead battery.

Tested:

Simple text and calls (3 days)
Social networking, call, text, FB ( 2 days)
Hard Core use with all the gaming, and entertainment (1 day)

Now, who is abused?

I wish mobile companies will also invest on manufacturing smart phones with longer battery life more than nice displays and features (what good are these features if your battery is dead?). But then again, the market looks for these features and not ask for battery life. So there goes economics.

Mobility! USB-on-the-Go!

I love this feature of Lenovo P770 that transferring files can be as easy as connecting it with USB. I mainly use the phone now to take pictures and cover events (because my camera has died on me), and downloading files has become easier.

Oh, yeah, I also use Lenovo x230 for work. 
I looove Lenovo!

You can even connect flash drives and external drives to the phone so you can easily copy contents. Lenovo P770 makes life much easier by lessening life's simple stresses.



I think Lenovo P770 is a keeper. I only got it for Php11,999 - but upon checking for the current market price, it now sells at Php10,999. Aside from the battery life, I also love that it is Dual SIM. I honestly do not have anything to not like about the phone. Maybe soon, I can update this blog. ;)


What's for Keeps?
 
  • Lenovo P770 Handset
  • Standard 3500 mAh
  • USB Power Adapter
  • micro USB cable
  • 3.5mm jack headset
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Warranty Card




I am still happy with this phone, so there is no divorce coming soon. My colleagues keep on teasing me on how loyal I am with Lenovo and IBM products. Well, I am loyal like that. But really, if you want a good quality phone with really reasonable prices, go for Lenovo.

The only downside is, since Lenovo is not one of the very popular brands, I find it hard to buy a nice casing for my smart phone. All I see in the market are for Samsung, and iPhone. I hope Kobe Bryant can do something about this! (really!!!) Btw, I heard Kobe Bryant is coming to Manila and presscon is happening today. Who's out and going?




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