I researched for a long time to buy a phone which is a good value for money. After reading a lot of reviews on Flipkart,gsmarena and snapdeal I finally decided and bought this phone from Sangeeta Store.
I read a lot of mixed reviews about this phone and thought it might prove a good phone to me in this cost.
I was using Samsung R before and then micromax canvas2. I have used other phones also what my brother had. I must say I found Micromax the best in all the aspects in low range phones.
I am writing this review after using this (Lenovo P780) for 6 months and knowing every in and out of it.
First I should say that this phone has its best advantage of its battery backup. Its look is fine and its battery goes for at least 2 days in good usage.
The worst part of the phone is its Network and call drops.
First it will take about 10-15 minutes to search both the sims whenever we reboot the phone and after that also its network is never good when we try to call someone or get any phone call. It suddenly drops the network ones we get any call.
Even during surfing internet it sucks.
My Micromax was the best in network and internet usage. I use 2 best network provider in India which is Airtel and Vodafone and it doesnt work for any of them.
I installed a number of upgrades which lenevo provided but have not seen any better performance as of yet.
I normally have to call 2-3 times if I have to talk more than 10 minutes as the call drops or else there will be bad reception. I even hear from my friends that my phone was switched off or out of reach a lot of time but actually it is only because of network issue.
Internet is one of my most important thing and I cant live without that. Due to its bad reception, I had to buy wifi modem in my house and use my broadband service instead of Airtel 3G which i am paying for without enough use now.
With only one advantage of battery backup, I am actually suffering due to network usage. My phone is actually not a phone but just a tab now.
I never thought I will be cheated like this but no one to blame. I research a lot for anything I buy but this time I took a wrong decision and hence I suggest all my friends not to buy this phone. Micromax is far better than this if you are planning for low budget phone. But I would suggest buy a better phone from known brands instead of these cheap phones. It might work for some people but actually a lot of people suffers on the other hand.
EHSAN, 17 Dec 2014All Lenovo Good Phones but most have only 1 GB Ram and no Card Slot. Card Slot is a must now a days.Memory Card slot microSD, up to 32 GB
kitkat is not at all suitable for lenovo p780...very unhappy with the upgration..camera quality low, slow phone everything...please help to degrade the software...
Never buy this phone. They are boasting about the battery power. That is true. The charge will last for 3 days. But it will be damaged within 1 year. I am experienced about this. You cannot find its service center even from its own web site.
The phone was working well and suddenly the phone konked off and no response, the phone simply wont come on. The service centre in thane replaced the battery, which took 30 days. Again same problem, so they say - we will change the pcb, after 25 days i get the phone and gues what - *#06# gives message - NO IMEI. so back to the service centre, now its been 25 days more and no response from them. Pathetic After Sales Service.
it is very good phone and no issue to this handset and battery backup is very good but sum little problem the related accessories ( fancy flip cover / screen gard) are not in easy way to market
All Lenovo Good Phones but most have only 1 GB Ram and no Card Slot. Card Slot is a must now a days.
I have been using it since last one year..apart from bad Lenovo service I didn't find a single issue with this phone. Its an awesome phone .don't read all the bullshit posted anywhere and don't belive .Go for this phone I assure you won't get dissapointed .
P780 has a very strong battery life...but has a network fluctuations problem. Service is the worst ever. I strongly suggest not to buy...using it from last 5 months. Don't buy it for the worst service backup and Network adapter problem...
batteries drain quickly with the latest update, pleasr lenovo find a solution for this issues cuz the main reason customer bought this phone is because the realibility of its battery.
Using P780 from last 8 months. A small issue with network adapter. Fluctuating network. Processor is good. 2 days battery backup on 2G. Even the charging time is not too much.
for photo lovers, camera quality is poor. Music clarity is ok. but that can b change with equalizer.
Overall worth in price.
lenovo servicing is to bad and the servicing people are not give a prier feed back it have been 3 weeks i give my mobile lenovo P780 and servicing people or not even give feedback i feel so bad with lenovo servicing
Joni Tjoe, 11 Dec 2014I have been using Lenovo P780 and had been so happy with the battery power. Yesterday I upgrad... moreI had the same issue after installing s227. Now my battery drained up 50% faster rate. Its so surprising. Lenovo team, pls find the solution fast.
lenovo team can you make a OTA downgrade to jelly bean so that we can choose what OS is better for our devices without rootin
Lenovo please make a downgrade to jelly bean before loosing your customesr. Kitkat makes many issues.....
lenovo team can you make a OTA downgrade to jelly bean so that we can choose what OS is better for our devices without rooting
Anonymous, 09 Dec 2014update to 227After upgrading to s227
My whatsapp notification stopped working.I have tried reinstalling whatsapp but still same problem.
Do you have any solution.?
I think Lenovo P780 is a fairly decent phone. I have been using it for last 12 months. Yes the 4000mAh battery is the biggest advantage, but other than that the phone has a good built and decent specs for it's price. I also experienced the after sales service, and they replaced my phone's broken screen at 8000 rupees. It was broken because of my own fault. And it took only 25 mins for the replacement and the new screen is as good as the original screen. 25 minutes for screen replacement....i think It's very good for any service cente by any standard.
My only grief is that the number of themes in the new kit kat version is very limited I.e. 2. We would like to see more themes available soon.
Anonymous, 07 Dec 2014update to 227Is that new update will fix all bugs of KitKat? Worst thing after updataing KitKat poor camera, battery drain quickaly it shows 55% battery but after 5 mins it show 15% i.e. low battery n get switch off, another is network issues, network goes off simultaneously, too slow les RAM' hanging issues n on off automaticaly.
Plz anyone suggest how to diwngrade from kit kat to JB ? Thank you in advance