Lenovo P2 Powerhouse vs. Lenovo P1 – What has changed?

Lenovo P1 vs Lenovo P2

The Lenovo P2 Powerhouse, as the company calls it, is a phone that the company launched towards the end of last year.

The P2 comes to replace Lenovo’s 2015 P1, which was also unveiled at about the same time. Like expected, the new Lenovo P2 brings a number of updates on the table – but the question is – are the upgrades enough for you to ditch your old Lenovo P1 in favor of the new one? Let’s take a closer look at the two Lenovo phones.

Lenovo has been marketing the phones P series based on its USP – the battery life. The initial Lenovo P1 came in with a 5000mAh battery unit and to show that the new Lenovo P2 is an upgrade, the Chinese OEM went for a 5100mAh unit. Both batteries support fast charging technology via a microUSB port.

A look at the design of the Lenovo P2 shows off a huge improvement, with the phone having well-rounded edges and a fingerprint scanner on the home button. As for the Lenovo P1, you get a metal rear with plastic caps on the top and bottom ends. The display area has a 5.5-inch AMOLED screen with Full HD resolution, a big step from the LCD Full HD screen used on the P1.

Lenovo P1 vs Lenovo P2

Under the hood, the Lenovo P2 ships with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC that is paired with an Adreno 506 GPU – a step up from the Snapdragon 615 and Adreno 405 used on the P1. The RAM of the latter is at 2GB while the storage is capped at 32GB, with a dedicated microSD card slot. As for the P2, you get a RAM of 3GB or 4GB with two storage options of 32GB and 64GB. MicroSD card storage is also available on both variants.

On the camera specs, the Lenovo P2 ships with a rear snapper of 13MP with PDAF and dual-tone LED flash the major highlights while the front has a 5MP sensor. This is the same specs configuration used on the Lenovo P1. Like its predecessor, the P2 should also come with support for dual-SIM and LTE connectivity, among other latest standards.

The Lenovo P2 already launched in China back in November 2016, but it will be making its way to India today at a price that is not expected to go below Rs 15,000.

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