Len­ovo VIBE P1

HWM (Malaysia) - - TELEPORT - By John Law

Bat­tery life has been (and to a great ex­tent, still is ) a stick­ing point for smart­phones since the in­tro­duc­tion of the iPhone back in 2007. Some­where down the line, a num­ber of com­pa­nies got smart and cre­ated smart­phones with larger ca­pac­ity bat­ter­ies that would ef­fec­tively give users a phone that lasts longer than just a day and half, and the Len­ovo VIBE P1 is one such de­vice.

Get­ting straight to the point, the VIBE P1 isn't a flag­ship smart­phone with top-of-the­line specs, but to be fair, that wasn't Len­ovo's goal when they in­tro­duced the de­vice. Its per­for­mance is what you would ex­pect of a mid-range model: in 3DMark, it scored 7,556 on Ice Storm Un­lim­ited and a woe­ful 198 on the Sling Shot bench­mark (we don't re­ally ex­pect mid-range phones to ace this par­tic­u­lar bench­mark). On PCMark, the phone gave a score of 3,588, and for AnTuTu and Quad­rant, the phone scored 35,763 and 22,255, re­spec­tively. On Epic Citadel, the phone man­aged to hold an av­er­age on 28 fps, and that was on the Ul­tra High Qual­ity set­ting

In­stead, what its cre­ators de­cided to do was to give it two use­ful, if not direly needed fea­tures: A whop­ping 5,000mAh bat­tery and the Rapid Charg­ing fea­ture. You can pretty much see where the flow of para­graph is go­ing, so we'll do you a fa­vor and break it down for you: On a full charge, we used the phone as we nor­mally would for a grand to­tal of 10 days be­fore you we even had to plug it back to the wall.

10 days – that's how long the phone ac­tu­ally man­aged to last be­fore a recharge was re­quired, and for the record, that in­cludes the oc­ca­sional YouTube view­ing, con­stant In­ter­net brows­ing, and Face­book view­ing. We had gen­uinely for­got­ten about charg­ing the phone that when we even­tu­ally did get around to do­ing it, the phone still had 22 per­cent of its bat­tery left in it.

Of course, there is a price to be paid with the VIBE P1. As you'd ex­pect, the phone ac­tu­ally feels weighty in our hands, de­spite the fact that it weighs less than 200g. To com­pen­sate for that huge bat­tery, the phone's thick­ness comes in at 9.9mm which, while not the thick­est, can still be felt in our hands con­sid­er­ably.

On a com­pletely dif­fer­ent note, the rear cam­era is, in this case, note­wor­thy. De­spite the (now con­sid­ered) mea­ger 13MP cam­era sen­sor, the qual­ity of the pho­tos cap­tured is sharp and they suf­fer from no dras­tic loss of de­tail. The aut­o­fo­cus is snappy, and only lags for a frac­tion of a se­cond be­fore even­tu­ally lock­ing onto the sub­ject.

One hour of run­ning the game, and we barely lost two per­cent of the bat­tery.


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