Lenovo P780 - user opinions and reviews

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> In reply to k @ 2013-11-24 04:31 from bCqn - click to readno comparison....lenevo phones have serious quality issue, bad service support, no service centre details given on website of rare SC.....phones became dead in just two two months....and comapny failed to rectify defects even in several months and didnot provided any relief to customers and choose not even to respond

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  • 2013-11-24 07:31
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do lenovo provide otg cable or we have get it

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  • 2013-11-24 07:29
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This is one of the best Android phone I have ever used .Battery is enough for 3 days above average use .Very user friendly software with many practically useful options .8 GB internal memory model is now available below Rs.18000.A value for money product.

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  • 2013-11-24 05:30
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> In reply to An exercise 4 u @ 2013-11-06 10:57 from X0Iv - click to readsaw ad in the morning so thought toknow about the phone but reviews show very scary and gory picture. really bad customer experiences

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  • 2013-11-24 04:46
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> In reply to SalehT @ 2013-10-06 21:38 from pIZC - click to readMy issue is worse - stock calendar app and even downloaded calendar app doesn't sync with google and exchange. Anyone facing similar problems and managed to resolve?

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  • 2013-11-24 04:35
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> In reply to Devandroid @ 2013-11-23 20:44 from bCY8 - click to readLenovo P780 or Grand. please advise

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  • 2013-11-24 04:31
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> In reply to cuwid @ 2013-11-23 18:50 from uSgD - click to readyes. it has a compass

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  • 2013-11-24 03:19
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Great smart phone ever.... from last 3 months i am using this phone with great experiance. CPU speed is great, UI is user freiendly, Screeen resolution good, camera and LED flash also works great in night shooting. Last and best the batary performance... is +EXCELENT it goes for me up to 2 to 2.5 days with continuous net active mode... thanks to lenovo and best wishes for future

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  • 2013-11-24 00:49
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-11-22 18:18 from MTZq - click to readThats indeed great. Now I can use the net while taking a call on the other SIM. Lenovo has indeed thought a lot about the problems and limitations of most of the so called SMART phones.

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  • 2013-11-23 20:44
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> In reply to GHFighter @ 2013-11-23 09:34 from A5w4 - click to readHey Thats really one of the most useful and distinct features of this phone. really wont use to laptop ever agsin :)

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  • 2013-11-23 20:41
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Is there any compass on this phone?

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  • 2013-11-23 18:50
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good battery

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  • 2013-11-23 17:03
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Coming from Nokia 3210, Nokia E61, Samsung P780, HTC HD2, iPhone 4 and Lenovo S890.

Playing P780 8GB version for 7 days now... my review & comparison to daily-drive Alcatel Idol X (iX):

A=Android
> iX custom-UI is horrible.
> P780 is more versatile.
! P780 wins.

B=Body-Built
> iX is sturdy but not premium. Slim bezel is irresistible.
> P780 hefty feeling is more premium but wider than iX.
! Draw.

C=Call quality
> iX is average. Static presents intermittently.
> P780 is much better without static issue.
! P780 wins.

D=Data
> iX has HSPA+ modules for both micro-SIMs are excellent and stable. Bluetooth is stable.
> P780 only HSDPA on SIM1 but no 3G for SIM2. Bluetooth is reliable.
! iX wins.

E=Email
> iX not flexible but working as intended.
> P780 email client is more reliable and suits daily routine.
! P780 wins.

F=Free-apps
> iX : Whatsapp, Shazam, Asphalt 7, Kingsoft Office, Evernote, TouchPal Keyboard.
> P780 : Asphalt 7, CamCard, Evernote, EverNote, Kingsoft Office, SuperCamera.
! iX wins due to Whatsapp.

G=Games
> iX excels but juice is the enemy. Thanks to MTK6589-Turbo chip.
> P780 is OK but laggy abit due to non-Turbo MTK6589.
! iX wins.

H=Hangouts
> iX video call for Skype, Google Hangouts, Tango etc. is acceptable for 2MP front facing camera.
> P780 also decent.
! Draw.

I=Internet
> iX default browser is smooth. No checker-board effect even heavy websites. 2GB RAM helps alot.
> P780 also decent but sometime lag on heavy webs. 1GB RAM needs Android 4it.4kat (ie. KitKat)
! iX wins.

J=Juice
> iX has 2000 mAh="mediocre". Claimed talk-time, stand-by time, etc. are questionable. Powerbank...?
> P780 has 4000 mAh which is its "trade-mark". It is now the powerbank for iX.
! P780 wins.

K=Kamasutra
> iX vibrates with notification/ringtone. But vibrating too mild.
> P780 vibrates more than iX. You won't miss a call/notification during silent mode.
! P780 wins.

L=Loudspeaker
> iX is mediocre. Tiny and low treble.
> P780 more crisp.
! P780 wins.

M=Music
> iX has nothing unusual. Built-in Shazam app is a plus. FM radio is welcome.
> P780 is equal.
! Draw.

N=Navigation
> iX is working as expected. Lock satellite within 10 seconds. Waze is working normally.
> P780 is equal.
! Draw.

O=One-hand Operation.
> iX has slimmer bezels.
> P780 is tad wider but I have "big" hands and "long" fingers No further comment.
! Draw.

P=Picture
> iX has 13MP but camera features are limited. Pix and vids are above average. Colour re-production is more accurate.
> P780 has 8MP; acceptable pix and vids quality. Colour re-production is slightly off.
! iX wins.

Q=Quirks
> iX customised-Android is stable. No quirks. But UI needs to improve.
> P780 is decent and more intuitive.
! P780 wins.

R=Radio
> iX built-in FM radio works best in earphones.
> P780 FM radio and decent speakers is good for outdoors.
! P780 wins.

S=Sound
> iX is tiny even maximum due to low quality speaker.
> P780 is louder and more treble.
! P780 wins.

T=Texting
> iX Touchpal keyboard is brilliant. But Swiftkey is better.
> P780 native Google keyboard is more reliable.
! P780 wins.

U=User-Interface
> iX is smooth but not flexible. OneTouch UI needs new designer/architect.
> P780 is more intuitive.
! P780 wins.

V=Video
> iX 1080P video capture is acceptable. Auto-focus is acceptable.
> P780 is not as great as iX in general.
! iX wins.

W=WiFi
> iX performs on average. Not as great as iPhone(s). This is due to cheap MediaTek processor.
> P780 has non-Turbo MediaTek which performs slightly worse.
! iX wins.

X=X-factor
> iX has 5" 1080P screen with oleophobic DragonTrail Glass.
> P780 has 4000 mAh Lithium Polymer battery triples iX's battery performance.
! Draw.

Y=YouTube
> iX 441dpi screen and ear-phone is the way to go.
> P780 720P screen is not desirable.
! iX wins.

Z=Zero-figure
> iX intro-price at RM999-point-zero-zero is a smart move with medium specifications. Excellent for students.
> P780 (8GB) intro-price at RM899-point-zero-zero is also a value-buy for long-term investment.
! Draw.

iX conclusion : Buy it if desperate to have 5" 1080P IPS-OGS screen. It's like having Galaxy S4's or HTC One's screen.
P780 conclusion : Buy it if 4000 mAh battery is your priority. It is also a powerbank-on-the-go.

Scoreboard:
Alcatel OneTouch Idol X (aka iX) winning = 8
Lenovo IdeaPhone P780 (aka P780) winning = 11
Draw = 7

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  • 2013-11-23 16:18
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I think it is the best value for money. Long talktime/ edutainment. Glad to own one.

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  • 2013-11-23 12:51
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,.hi secondary cam it is ok for skype or for video call.?

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  • 2013-11-23 12:43
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Of all the reviews... Nobody seems to be talking about an important and high end function that this phone has... USB On The Go (OTG). They provide a small cable for this purpose (micro USB male to USB female). Through this cable this phone works like a laptop. It can charge other phones (i have charged my Blackberry Z10 when it died on me when I wanted some information from an email). You can connect an USB mouse or keyboard. You can read and copy USB drives.
Also you can answer a call by just taking it to your ear... GH

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  • 2013-11-23 09:34
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Of all the reviews... Nobody seems to be talking about an important and high end function that this phone has... USB On The Go (OTG). They provide a small cable for this purpose (micro USB male to USB female). Through this cable this phone works like a laptop. It can charge other phones (i have charged my Blackberry Z10 when it died on me when I wanted some information from an email). You can connect an USB mouse or keyboard. You can read and copy USB drives.
Also you can answer a call by just taking it to your ear... GH

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  • 2013-11-23 08:28
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TO ALL P780 users, i downloaded a GoSMSpro app. however, when i receive msgs the pre-installed sms messaging of p780 goes with GoSMSpro, double notifications. Is there anyone of you guys who knew how to disable the pre-installed SMS messaging of p780?

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  • 2013-11-23 03:36
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> In reply to Devandroid @ 2013-11-22 12:23 from bCYu - click to readIt has a full dual SIM capability. Its like two handsets in one device.

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  • 2013-11-22 18:18
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For all those users of prepaid who want call charge notification just install
1. USSD to Notification
2. Restart
Problem resolved, the stored notifications upto 25 last calls. Spread it among the lenovo community, cheers.

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  • 2013-11-22 16:19
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