Great Phone but with Minor Flaws!!!
First of all about the delivery by Flipkart:- Received the phone within 3 days!!
The packaging was standard and up to the mark completely covered in bubble wrap. So kudos to the retailer WS Retail (The Best in the business) and flipkart for bringing the phone safely!! And since it was marked by Flipkart Advantage so no doubt about the safety!!
OPENING THE BOX - It was safely cover wrapped and with Lenovo Warranty Assured sticker and hall mark on the front of the box and on side.
INSIDE THE BOX - Phone, 2-pin wall charger socket, battery, USB Cable, Quick start guide, Warranty card and a Screen film(not mentioned on Flipkart Site)
Opening the phone's back cover is quite easy if you do it the right way, there's a small edge on the bottom left corner from where you can open it. Do not forget to remove the film on the camera. Safely installed the Micro SIM and battery in the slots.
TURING ON THE PHONE - No lags on start up, quickly booted up and went to the registration screen. After that it downloads a 75MB update which took me 30mins and another 30mins for installing the update. This update is a must if you don't want the phone to have heating issues or any other ones. It asks you to choose your default 4G/3G SIM after which the other SIM automatically gets assigned to 2G network which is very annoying because you cannot change it afterwards!!!
After all this you start using the phone. I am a techno-geek so first i checked the specs and made sure everything was the same as mentioned on the site,The processor was a Qualcomm Snapdragon but was disappointed to find 1.5 GHz Processor instead of 1.7GHz as mentioned here, also you get 1.8Gb of RAM instead of 2Gb. And you get nearly 9.7Gb of free space which is a bit less!!
I unistalled many of the default which already came in the phone like Myntra, Skype, Twitter, Game Companion and few more which I knew were of no use to me right now.
CAMERA Quality is not up to mark as mentioned for both the cameras(Front and Rear)!!! It didn't feel like it was a 13MP Camera or 5MP one. Very Disappointed. Also I couldn't find any option in the Camera Settings to change the resolution of the image. It is very disappointing.
OTHER APPS- All other apps are working fine. Lenovo Companion and McAfee Security are great apps which help you a lot. Also you get Printing option in Settings in which you can add wireless Printers which is very helpful.
TOUCHSCREEN AND DISPLAY feels quite good and works flawlessly without any lags. It justifies it tags CAPACITIVE TOUCH very well. The display is bright and crisp and sharp. Also you get notification LED on the top right corner.
SPEAKERS are really good with Dolby Atmos feature. The name says it all.
UI is good and you get many themes to choose with, and also a few widgets.
BATTERY backup is good if not used for heavy gaming and long browsing. Also you get a battery saver mode to save your battery for long but haven't checked this feature. Charging is fast it took 1hour for the battery to get charged from 15% to 65% i.e. 50% in 1 hour with Wi Fi still on which I think is not bad. But I think with the usage of Data Network it will consume more battery.!!
Nice Sleek Design.
Display and Touch.
Battery Backup is good if you're not a heavy user!!
Touch Response is quick
Boot Up is fast.
No Heating Issues till now. May be the 75Mb update worked but not sure if it would be the with the use of Data Network.
Background App Manager very helpful.
Permission Control lets you choose to give what permission to what app and permissions to the apps to make changes!! (Really Nice Feature) (Y)
DOLBY ATMOS use it with Reputed Headphones manufacturer like Phillps, BOSE, JBL, etc. It will make yours ears go BOOM!! Amazing Experience!!! I am using it with my BOSE headphones!!
Camera quality. They should fix the issue of changing the resolution of image in the next update then may be the camera quality can improve.
Battery Capacity should have been more. Maybe near 3000mAh would have been great. But you can't get everything in this budget. Isn't it?
No option to Clear RAM like in the SAMSUNG phones. But you can restrict apps from auto starting on Power ON and Background Auto Start.
No headphones in the box which is a must in today's world. Also if you are giving DOLBY ATMOS then headphones are a must.
FINAL WORDS:- If you want a phone with good specs, no heavy using and not to make your pockets feel light then this one is for you!! Because it's a great budget phone under 9Ks. But If you are a heavy user and camera lover then don't go for this.
ALL IN ALL A GOOD PHONE!! BUT COULD HAVE BEEN BETTER, SATISFIED WITH THE MONEY I INVESTED ON THIS PHONE.
Giving 4 STARS because of the issues but THUMPS UP (Y) to Lenovo for this effort and bringing a good phone in this Range.
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