Unboxed: The Lenovo P700i
The Lenovo P700i replaced the P700 in the Android smartphone product line-up of Lenovo last month. The P700i packs a bigger battery at 2,500mAh, a faster dual-core processor, and a slightly thinner and lighter form factor. It retained the price tag of the P700 which is at Php10,999. We currently have a review unit courtesy of Lenovo Philippines and we wanted to share with everyone our initial impressions as well as unboxing photos!
Lenovo P700i Spec Sheet
- 1GHz Dual-Core MT6577 Processor, PowerVR SGX531 GPU
- 512MB RAM
- 4GB internal storage, Expandable up to 32GB via microSD card
- 4-inch (800×480) IPS Capacitive display
- 5.0 Megapixel with Auto Focus + VGA Camera
- Dual SIM, Dual Standby
- Bluetooth/GPS/Portable Hotspot/FM Radio
- 2500 mAh Battery Capacity
Lenovo’s Packaging has Definitely Improved
I don’t know if it’s just me but I found the previous boxes of Lenovo to be too colorful and distracting (especially the one for the Lenovo A65). The P700i packaging is much more simpler but definitely classier. It’s a simple white carton box with some light gray design elements. Product information is at the back. I’m not 100% sure though if this is the packaging that’s actually being used in Lenovo stores since what I have is just a review unit.
To open just remove the tape and then pull out the inner compartment which is 2-piece plastic tray. At the top of the tray wrapped in voluminous amounts of plastic is the Lenovo P700i. It also has a plastic screen protector covering it (you should remove this though, not really for everyday use). Underneath the phone are the usual peripherals and accessories: earphones, USB to microUSB cable, wall charger, and manuals. By the way the box also had a 4GB microSD card. Yay.
The P700i looks and feels like a premium handset
In terms of hardware design and build, the P700i looks and feels much more than what you paid for it. They used some sort of pattern design for the back plate which also gives it better grip. The handset feels solid when you hold it and it has some heft to it too which isn’t really a bad thing. I personally prefer my phones not to be too light to the point I’d think I was just holding cardboard.
All the usual buttons and ports are there including a dedicated camera shutter button for taking quick photos.
We played with the P700i for a couple of hours and then went back and used the P700 and we can definitely say that there’s an improvement in how fast the phone responds. The over-all experience feels much smoother and seamless now and it doesn’t lag too much when you have a live wallpaper on plus a couple of widgets on the home screen (which was the pitfall of the P700 model). It looks like the dual-core processor really helped out.
The Lenovo P700i is already out in the market priced at Php10,999. We’ll play with this some more over the weekend. Full review to follow soon. If you want to know more you might want to check out Lenovo Mobile Philippines’ Facebook Page here.