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Lenovo Vibe P1 Review

Lenovo has been producing smartphones with large batteries for quite a while, like the 4,000mAh-packing A5000, P70, and K80. Now, the company wants to step it up a notch by launching the Vibe P1 with a 5,000mAh battery. Not only that, it is clad in aluminum, sports a fingerprint sensor, and carries a not-so-hefty Php15K price tag. Is the Vibe P1 worth getting? Find out in our review below.

Design and Construction

One of the first things you’ll notice about the Vibe P1 is its attractive design and premium build. The front part 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 sides are illuminated capacitive buttons for Recent apps and Back.

Situated on the left side is the OneKey Power Saver switch to turn on its 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.

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

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24 Responses

  1. Filo says:

    I went to makati and alabang… Wala pa.. San Lenovo branch Ito available?

  2. Mang Tomas says:

    Bought mine today. Not one bit of regret.

    Oh, and VIBE UI can be replaced with the built-in Lollipop UI. Long press at the home screen, preference, default launcher, choose Android.

  3. Mang Tomas says:

    Got mine from Hello SM Bicutan. Swerte, kasi paisa-isa lang ang kuha nila ng P1.

  4. What’s the top 1 in your battery test?

  5. Wesley says:

    Nothing good about the camera, it is the worst that I have ever used on a phone (smart or not).

    Very poor indoors, low detail and bad focussing. Had to return it to the seller. Too bad about that, as the battery life and incredibly quick charging are amazing.

    • Mang Tomas says:

      There’s may be something wrong with the unit you got. Focusing speed on my P1 is superb (thanks to Phase Detection Auto-Focus). And yeah, 1h 20m fro 15-100% on a 5000mAh battery is aweome.

  6. hmm says:

    which one is better, vibe p1 zuk z1 or huawei g8?

  7. hmmm says:

    good camera, eh di sold! thanks for the review yugatech!

  8. genosaga says:

    review or preview?

  9. Gel Gavina says:

    @mang tomas kapag cc ang mode of payment sa hello my additional po ba? Thanks

  10. Redmond says:

    @ mang Tomas

    Can you comment on its camera quality? Also please enlighten us Sa experience mo sa battery life base sa usage mo. Salamat.

  11. confused says:

    Got my P1 last week, from Hello Mobile SM MOA. For 6months 0% interest. olryt \m/

    For me:
    ~ Camera = average lang, nothing special for me. (although ok lang sakin kasi hindi camera and priority ko hehe)
    ~ Performance = haven’t encounter any lags, hindi din xa mabilis maginit.
    ~ Battery = SUPERB! last up to 1.5 to 2 days of medium to heavy usage. 5-100% of charging in less than 1.5 hrs.

  12. Jim Marius says:

    Got mine last week. OK naman so far. Ayus! May question lang ako sa GPS. Musta po ang GPS nung senyo? Pag google maps OK lang. Pero page Waze laging “no GPS”.

  13. My name is Potato says:

    Does it have a gyroscope?

  14. jll says:

    Both sim LTE capable?

  15. Mr.Kritiko says:

    *7 to 8hrs of screentime out of 28hrs battery life.
    *Not more than 2hrs of charging time from 5% to 100%.

  16. Eliboy says:

    Maganda pa ba ngaung 2017 nito? Anu mas magandang camera ung asus 3 max or ito?

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