KEEP ‘EM RUNNING
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!