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Lenovo P770 Hands-on: Gorgeous Phone with Monstrous Battery Life

One of the hottest phones to watch out for in early 2013
One of the hottest phones to watch out for in early 2013

Meet the Lenovo P770

A smartphone with no battery is a dumbphone. That’s why I find it frustrating that a lot of manufacturers are still shipping devices with low rated and inferior batteries. Those that cram so much power in their batteries though usually end up increasing the bulk and heft of the device drastically making it unwieldy. That’s not the case though with the upcoming smartphone of Lenovo, the Lenovo P770. This sweet package not only has competitive specifications and a spacious 4.5-inch screen, it also has a monstrous 3,500mAh battery. Love it!

Lenovo P770 Spec Sheet

  • 1.2GHz Dual-core Cortex-A9 CPU
  • PowerVR SGX531 GPU
  • 1GB RAM
  • 4GB Internal Storage, expandable via microSD
  • 4.5-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 960×540 pixels, 245 pixels per inch
  • 5.0-megapixel rear-facing camera with autofocus, LED flash
  • VGA front-facing camera
  • Dual SIM, Dual Standby
  • 3,500mAh Battery (Whut)
  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

As you can see, the specs are respectable. It even runs on the latest version of Android, Jelly Bean! With these numbers you can easily run most of the graphics intensive applications (games) on Google Play and you won’t have major problems as well with lags or delays (there will be occasional ones).

We were able to play with the demo unit of the P770 during the recent episode of the Unbox Podcast where we guested Patricia Paredes from Lenovo Mobile Philippines. Read on for our initial impressions.

Powerful battery without compromising form factor

If the Lenovo P770 has one major selling point it would be the fact that it manages to retain a very good form factor despite the fact that it has a monstrous battery inside it. It measures at just 133 x 67 x 11.9 mm and weighs in at 161 grams. They also used some sort of glossy smooth finish for the back plate which is quite a departure from what we usually see with Lenovo products. Here’s what the back looks like:

Shiny.
Shiny.

Not bad right? Personally I feel that the design elements of the P770 is much more superior compared to the P700i and the P700.

If you think about it there’s nothing really to not like about this situation. You have a very nice looking phone that has superb battery life. Boom. Delicious. Yummy.

Responsive, smooth, and fast user interface

lenovo p770

The dual-core processor combined with the 1GB RAM and Project Butter brought about by Android 4.1 Jelly Bean will definitely make the P770 a blazing fast device. I wasn’t able to check if the demo unit we were playing around with had Jelly Bean or ICS but it was definitely smoother compared to the other models. I don’t know if that’s just my brain though. We will confirm this when we get a unit for review.

All signs pointing towards the Lenovo P770 as a very good smartphone

Looks? Check. Speed? Check. Battery life? Check, check, check! There’s nothing really to complain about with the Lenovo P770. I’m pretty sure that this will sell like hotcakes once it gets out in the market.

Unfortunately there’s no schedule yet for the release date or the pricing. As soon as we find out though we’ll update this post. 🙂

Carlo Ople

Carlo is the Editor-in-Chief and Founder of Unbox.ph. During daytime he’s the Managing Director and Partner of a Digital Marketing Agency in the Philippines and by nighttime he’s living out his passion as a gadget enthusiast and story teller through Unbox.

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5 Comments

  1. This will be a great upgrade from the P700/i. If it’s priced just as aggressively as the other Lenovo units, this will probably their best one so far.

  2. The smooth glossy finish of the back plate is a step back IMO. Mas OK pa din yun matte ribbed back cover ng p700i. More rugged and utilitarian.

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