Brilliant phone. Battery lasts at least 2/3 days with normal use; expandable memory, although mine has 32gb of internal memory, with a SD card, can go up to a lot. Feels really premium in hand, all around made of metal. Although says it's a 8.3 mm width, feels like a 6-7 mm phone, due to curves. Best deal I ever made in UK, it's only 199 £ on Three, and comes unlocked. Would really recommend it. Pictures and videos quality I think it's excellent as well.
Btw, XDA found solution fo audio lag problem in youtube app etc.
Sadly, phone need to be rooted to use this fix.
Can anyone post link to that XDA forum thread in lenovo forums? I'm too lazy.
More worrying (than getting Nougat) for me is that Lenovo don't care to release security patches. P2 is still on October 2016 security patch.
P2, 12 Mar 2017@azhar75 your comments:
Moto is under Lenovo ryt....Still then Moto phones get latest softwar... moreLenovo acquired Motorola Mobility is to capture their presence in the US. Huawei and LeEco also trying to penetrate US markets by their own ways.
Since Moto phones are "already" popular in US and international market, hence, Lenovo has to continue the tradition to give prompt updates to all Moto branded phones. Lenovo keeps putting Moto selling price very high to ensure they can cover the operation cost of Moto branded phones including providing OTAs. That's the price consumer has to pay in order to get latest OTAs for 2 years in Moto brand.
However, Lenovo branded phones are not popular in US and also keep declining year-to-year market shares to other players like Huawei, Oppo and Vivo in international scenes despite selling price is at par or lower than Huawei, Oppo and Vivo.
Hence, Lenovo strategy for Lenovo brand is to keep on introducing year-to-year new model in order to lure consumers to upgrade to year-to-year model. You can see the pattern for Lenovo K-series where by they keep on introducing new models to lure consumers. Introducing brand new model with latest Android OS is more strategic than updating old model to the latest OS. Hence, Lenovo only provide 1-year Android update to ensure their old model still relevant until the same model is released with latest Android.
So, when P3 is introduced this/next year, it already has Android Nougat and will be upgraded to Android Oreo for sure. Sadly for P2, Android Oreo is not to be seen because Lenovo is focusing 100% effort to P3 already. No point focusing on old P2 because no one is interested to buy P2 when P3 is more "interesting" and better than P2.
Thus, if one is serious about 2 years OTAs, get the more "premium" price of Moto brands. Lenovo branded phones are "affordable" and 1-year update is enough before being replaced by another same but fresh model with latest Android platform.
But my take is to use the phone "as is" rather than getting OTAs frequently. To me (my point of view and many Average Joe non-tech buyers out there) is that OTAs are not important. No matter how latest the OTAs we received, the phone will get sluggish and security can never be strengthened all the time. Security breach always mutated every seconds. The OTAs that we receive today will be breach the next day...it will never stop...
@azhar75 your comments:
Moto is under Lenovo ryt....Still then Moto phones get latest software updates (the Moto g5 plus wud b upgraded to even Android 8 also as some review video said) But still they don't care for updates of Lenovo phones which r not even a year old,,,Still don't know what's the reason,,,?????? Even the last year launched Redmi note 3 wud b getting the Nougat update but k4 note wud not b upgraded,,,,There's so much about this phone this is a perfect one #P2 in all respects but providing software updates wud make Lenovo a major brand..I do not like Moto phones because of their designs but I like Lenovo but still don't know what's the reason Moto(under Lenovo) is getting regular updates while Lenovo branded phones r not.........
Even this phone will just get the next version 7.0 and then no More further updates even 7.1.1 is doubtful but still why MOTO(Under Lenovo) will continue to have latest updates???
azhar75, 11 Mar 2017P2 will chime when SIM2 is receiving call while we are busy talking on SIM1.
If we didn't p... moreNot that problem sir I asked about
call waiting notification that usually appears on screen for short time in any android not shown at all when calling some one and he is in another call it should give me notification - call waiting message- that he already on a call but this message doesn't appear in lenovo p2 (same thing in xiaomi-iphone)
Latvis, 11 Mar 2017Is it possible to use my local home sim in roaming mode, when traveling abroad and second sim ... moreSIM1 = Prepaid local SIM. Call/SMS/data is allowed.
SIM2 = Your current SIM. No data can pass thru but only roaming calls and SMS will work.
P2 expert, 11 Mar 2017
i need call waiting notification when call some one and he has other call phone give you hin... moreP2 will chime when SIM2 is receiving call while we are busy talking on SIM1.
If we didn't pickup the call on SIM2, after finished talking on SIM1, there'll be missed call LED notification for SIM2.
Is it possible to use my local home sim in roaming mode, when traveling abroad and second sim (pre-paid card purchased locally in travel destination country) in "normal" mode? I need them to both work. Default sim should be pre-paid card (mainly for internet use but possible also for calls), and secondary card should be my home sim, one only to receive calls from home when traveling abroad.
i need call waiting notification when call some one and he has other call phone give you hint and notification that person had call
AnonD-66956, 11 Mar 2017Can they add swipe gesture like z2 plus and g5 plus?? How to request that feature?I don't think the swipe gestures is of highest priority in P2 OTA(s). BTW, the current gestures are A-OK with me.
Having to swipe the "Sensitive" Fingerprint sensor tends to leave scratch marks, debris and gunks collected at the side of the fingerprint sensor.
AnonD-66956, 11 Mar 2017Where did u get theme numbers?From actual OTAs of my P2 unit...
P2, 11 Mar 2017@azhar75 your comments on this issue:
Plzz help as anyone wud l... moreMy unit does NOT have the "sunken" screen issue. So, any tempered glass works for my unit.
However, do take note that there will be no tempered glass that can fully cover the screen from all corners for 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass panel. Hence, stop applying tempered glass. It's an old technology.
Start applying nano-coated PET screen guard to fully protect the 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass.
You can get the nano-coated PET film from eBay. Here is one of the seller:
azhar75, 11 Mar 2017Yes. Both can be activated and used simultaneously.Can they add swipe gesture like z2 plus and g5 plus?? How to request that feature?
P2, 11 Mar 2017@azhar75 your comments on this issue: https://youtu.be/z_VUV8-wR4M Plzz help as anyone wud l... moreYes i got but i have gold color so it is not visiable at all. I think it is a common problem for 2.5d glass
@azhar75 your comments on this issue:
Plzz help as anyone wud like to protect their phones with a tempered glass...
Anyone else getting the issue of air bubbles on the lower part of the screen with different tempered glasses??
P2's OTAs chronicles:
S033_160919_ROW = Released from factory.
S048_161111_ROW = 1st OTA released on 9th December 2016.
S062_170117_ROW = 2nd OTA released on 24th January 2017
S0xx_170317_ROW = 3rd OTA on 1st week of April...?