Lenovo’s growing smartphone range has something for everyone, and many of its devices are among the best in their specific categories. Following up on the successful Lenovo P1 is the Lenovo P2, a smartphone with a massive 5100mAh battery and a definite goal of giving you as many hours per charge as possible.
At its price of Rs 16,999, the phone goes up against the recently launched Moto M and Asus ZenFone 3 Max, both of which offer strong competition to the Lenovo P2. We’ve compared the three phones to find out how they stand when it comes to price, specifications and features.
Price and availability: Available now from Rs 16,999, the Lenovo P2 also packs in either 3GB or 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The Moto M on the other hand has two variants: a more affordable Rs 15,999 option with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage, and a similarly priced Rs 17,999 option with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The Asus ZenFone 3 Max (ZC553KL) is priced similarly at Rs 17,999, but has only 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. While the Lenovo L2 is available exclusively on Flipkart, the Moto M is available only on Flipkart and the ZenFone 3 Max can be bought on a variety of online retailers including Amazon India, Flipkart and Snapdeal.
Design: All of the three phones feature metal unibody designs. While the Moto M and Asus ZenFone 3 Max have thin antenna lines, the Lenovo P2 uses plastic strips on the metal unibody to serve as the antenna for the device. And while the former two also feature the fingerprint sensors on the rear, the P2 has its sensor on the front of the phone, on top of the physical home button. Preferences in styling and looks are of course entirely subjective.
Specifications: All of the three phones feature 5.5-inch full-HD screens. However, the choice of SoC is different in each case, with the Lenovo P2 powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625. The Asus ZenFone 3 Max uses the lower-end Qualcomm Snapdragon 430, while the Moto M features the MediaTek Helio P15 SoC in India. As previously mentioned, the ZenFone 3 Max has 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage, while the Moto has a 4GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage variant.
Camera: While the Lenovo P2 features a 13-megapixel primary and 5-megapixel secondary camera, the Moto M and Asus ZenFone 3 Max both come with a 16-megapixel shooter at the back and an 8-megapixel camera at the front. All three feature phase detection autofocus, although the Asus ZenFone 3 Max also has a laser which combines with PDAF for a better focusing mechanism. All three also feature dual-tone LED flash at the back, and while the Moto and Asus record video at 1080p, the Lenovo P2 can record video at 4K resolution.
Battery and connectivity: The Lenovo P2 features the largest battery of the three phones, with a massive 5100mAh unit. The ZenFone 3 Max also markets itself on its battery capabilities, but has a smaller 4100mAh battery in place. The smallest of the three is the Moto M, which has a 3050mAh battery. Lenovo also has a unique hardware switch on the P2, which turns on the power saver mode. This shuts off all non-essential functions to stretch your battery as far as possible. All three phones are dual-SIM enabled, with support for 4G and VoLTE, along with Bluetooth v4.1 and Wi-Fi b/g/n. The Moto M does one better in the last department, also offering Wi-Fi ac connectivity.
Operating system and user interface: While Motorola have stuck to their trademark near-stock Android experience, the Lenovo P2 and Asus ZenFone 3 Max use Lenovo’s and Asus’ custom UIs. However, all three phones run on Android Marshmallow, which is disappointing at this stage considering that Android Nougat has been out for a while now.
|Features||Lenovo P2||Asus ZenFone 3 Max (ZC553KL)||Motorola Moto M|
|Display||5.5-inch full-HD (1080p)||5.5-inch full-HD (1080p)||5.5-inch full-HD (1080p)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 625||Qualcomm Snapdragon 430||MediaTek Helio P15 octa-core|
|Storage||32GB(expandable)||32GB (expandable)||32GB/64GB (expandable)|
|Rear Camera||13-megapixel camera with LED flash||16-megapixel with LED flash||16-megapixel with LED flash|
|Connectivity||Dual SIM, 4G LTE with VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS||Dual SIM, 4G LTE with VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS||Dual SIM, 4G LTE with VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS|
|Android OS||Android 6.0 Marshmallow||Android 6.0 Marshmallow||Android 6.0 Marshmallow|
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