KEEP ‘EM RUN­NING

HWM (Malaysia) - - THINK -

Now that all the smart­phone com­pa­nies have shown the world just what a pow­er­ful smart­phone would be like in their eyes, there are a cou­ple of them who have been try­ing to ad­dress an age-old prob­lem of bat­tery con­sump­tion. Sony has the STAMINA Mode with their flag­ship Xpe­ria mod­els, and while Sam­sung hasn’t quite got­ten a hang on the idea of a longer­last­ing bat­tery, they’ve some­what ad­dressed this is­sue with the im­ple­men­ta­tion of their own quick-charg­ing tech­nol­ogy into their latest Gal­axy flag­ships.

Len­ovo is now a part of the band­wagon of com­pa­nies with de­vices that carry those sim­i­lar func­tions. One of the phones that is tasked with en­ter­ing the arena is the new VIBE P1m. De­spite only hav­ing a mod­est 5-inch dis­play with a res­o­lu­tion of 720p, the VIBE P1m packs a huge 4,000mAh bat­tery in­side of it. Cou­ple that with Len­ovo’s Quick Charge 2.0 fea­ture, and what you have here is a bat­tery that is guar­an­teed to last well past two days.

But the key fea­ture of the VIBE P1m is ac­tu­ally a ded­i­cated phys­i­cal switch on the side of the phone, which puts it in an ul­tra-power sav­ing state: the Bat­tery STAMINA mode. The fea­tures looks and func­tions the same way as other low-power modes that we’ve seen: when ac­ti­vated, it opens up a sim­ple list of just six dif­fer­ent apps on the Home screen, while giv­ing you some lim­ited amount of con­trol over spe­cific apps.

Take pro­duc­tiv­ity to the next level with the use of a dig­i­tal per­sonal as­sis­tant. To­day, each of the four giants – Google, Ap­ple, Mi­crosoft and Face­book, has a dig­i­tal as­sis­tant of their own. Google’s is called Google Now; Ap­ple has Siri; Mi­crosoft calls theirs Cor­tana; and Face­book’s is

just called M. Each come with their own set of func­tions, though many of them over­lap. Re­gard­less, they are able to re­mind us of our ap­point­ments, take down notes, and even an­swer trivia. All you need to do is use your

voice to ask a ques­tion or give a com­mand, and they’ll be more than

happy to help you!

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