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Lenovo Vibe P1 hands-on, first impressions

Lenovo lauched three new smartphones today and one of them is the Vibe P1 – a phablet with a 5.5-inch Full HD display, aluminum body, fingerprint scanner, and a huge 5,000mAh battery. Read on to find out our initial thoughts about the device.

You can check out our hands-on video of the Vibe S1, Vibe P1, and Vibe P1m below.

One of the first things you’ll notice about the Vibe P1 is its attractive design and premium build. The front part actually reminds us of the OnePlus 2. Dominating the front is a 5.5-inch IPS display with Full HD resolution or 401ppi and mounted with Gorilla Glass 3. The display is sharp and vibrant with good colors and viewing angles.

Above it are the earpiece and the 5 megapixel front-facing camera. Down below is the physical home button that also doubles as the fingerprint scanner, and at its left and right side are illuminated capacitive buttons for Recent apps and Back.

Situated on the left side is the OneKey Power Saver switch to turn on its ultra power saving mode. Found on the right side are the buttons for the volume and power / lock.


Right up top are the headset jack and pinhole for the microphone. This top part is also removable which reveals a SIM tray for two nano-sized SIM cards and a separate slot for the microSD. Down at the bottom are the microUSB port as well as the speaker and microphone.

Flip it on its back and you will see the curved metallic body which reminds us of the HTC One. Here you can see the 13 megapixel camera with dual-tone LED flash and NFC.

On hand, the Vibe P1 feels premium which is not common for a device priced under Php15K. It’s slightly hefty at 187g and a bit chunky at 9.9mm (justified given the 5,000mAh battery) but it has this certain appeal that makes you want to hold it every now and then. Overall, this is one of the nicest phones that Lenovo has released to date.

Lenovo Vibe P1 specs:
5.5-inch Full HD IPS display, 401ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
1.5GHz 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 Octa-core CPU
Adreno 405 GPU
32GB internal storage
up to 128GB via microSD
13MP rear camera w/ dual-tone flash
5MP front camera
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 4.1
FM Radio
Fingerprint scanner
Android 5.1 Lollipop w/ Vibe UI
5,000mAh battery
152.9 x 75.6 x 9.9mm

The Lenovo Vibe P1 is priced at Php14,999 and is available in Platinum and Graphite Grey. Stay tuned for our full review.

This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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6 Responses

  1. xy says:

    do a comparison against Huawei G8

  2. PointBreak says:

    the video embedded is for Lenovo Vibe S1, please edit the links. LOL.

  3. Zorobadingbel says:


  4. bao says:

    Wow lenovo you’re always making big surprises..

  5. Hard2Pls says:

    2gb Ram not enough nowadays

  6. Ian farrales says:

    @HARD2PLS Trust me the Snapdragon 615 and 2 gb ram is good enough. :)

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