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Gadget review: Lenovo Vibe P1m

The only good thing about Lenovo Vibe P1m is its flawless battery life; the rest seems like work in progress

HT48HRS_Special Updated: Feb 11, 2016 14:50 IST
Meenakshi Iyer
Meenakshi Iyer
Hindustan Times
Lenovo Vibe P1m,HT48Hours,3900mAh battery
The only good thing about Lenovo Vibe P1m is its flawless battery life.

The Lenovo Vibe P1m is a budget offering from the company that comes with the promise of solid battery life. We tested the device for over a week to find out. On the first day, the phone’s battery lasted for over 24 hours on a single charge, and this performance continued through the week. However, the overall experience of using the phone was marred by frequent lags.

What’s good: The big 3900mAh battery in the device is the hero. It makes sure you don’t run out of juice all day long. It charges faster than many devices in this category, such as Huawei P8 lite or the Coolpad Note 3. The phone comes with a power saver option, which helps extend the battery life to up to two hours.

What’s bad: Owing to its size, the device looks clunky. And since it is a budget offering, there are very few redeeming features in terms of the phone’s look and feel. While the phone’s 8MP camera works perfectly fine outdoors in daylight, it lacks sharpness when used indoors. Additionally, to our disappointment, the phone lagged when we used basic apps such as WhatsApp and the camera.

Verdict: Go for the Lenovo Vibe P1m only if you hate lugging around a battery pack or a portable charger.

Quick specs

What: At a glance: 5.0 inches, camera: 8MP (back), 5MP (front), 2GB RAM, Android OS, v5.1 (Lollipop)

USP: 3900mAh battery that lasts a day on a single charge.

Best buy: Rs 7,999 on

First Published: Feb 11, 2016 00:00 IST