Regarding the different bands for LTE/4G in India: it is better to refer to the Band numbers rather than the frequencies, because many bands operate on the same frequencies (eg, both band 38 and 7 operate on band 2600MHz, but a phone with only LTE band 38 will not interface with LTE band 7)
Based on the websites, the P2a42 LTE bands are:
1,3,5,7,8,20,28,38 and 40, and the P2c72 LTE bands are:
1,3,38,39,40 and 41
Airtel seems to only rely on LTE band 3 and band 40, which both P2a42 and P2c72 support. Airtel also uses UMTS band 1 and 8, again supported by both P2a42 and P2c72.
Reliance Jio relies on LTE bands 3, 5 and 40, and the P2a42 has all these, but the P2c72 does not support band 5. B3 and B40 will probably be enough 4G coverage for your needs anyway, and further to this, both P2a42 and P2c72 phones support UMTS B1 and B8, which are the UMTS bands used by Reliance Jio.
In summary, it doesn't really matter which one you buy in terms of the mobile network speed and coverage.
If someone does choose the Chinese variant, it makes life easier if the vendor has already flashed the phone with the P2a42 firmware (ROW).
I bought the 64GB Chinese version from ebay for AUS $ 325, and it came with the ROW firmware pre installed.
Anonymous, 13 Sep 2017Hello everyone,
I have a question regarding this phone. Does the Lenovo P2 C72 variant wit... moreI did some additional research, and came across this website. I was able to search for the phone model. Thereafter, I was able to search by country for each model, and check the frequencies that each service provider operates on, and the frequencies supported by the phone model.
This might help some of you, so, sharing this information here:
AnonD-697549, 13 Sep 2017does it support wifi tethering and usb tethering , ihave seen comments for redmi note 4 that i... moreP2 supports both personal hotspot and USB tethering. It all depends on the telco. Some telco have plan / package that blocks tethering. Hence, check with your telco first to verify your plan / package supports tethering or not.
Redmi Note 4 also supports both tethering.
AnonD-700226, 14 Sep 2017Should I prefer 3gb ram , is there any lags with 3gb ram Kindly any one suggest.It will be ok if you pick 3gb model. But always go for higher ram model for future.
AnonD-697549, 13 Sep 2017does it support wifi tethering and usb tethering , ihave seen comments for redmi note 4 that i... moreYes, it does support WiFi tethering, and it works great.
I haven't tried USB tethering. So, I'm not sure about that.
Should I prefer 3gb ram , is there any lags with 3gb ram
Kindly any one suggest.
AnonD-697549, 13 Sep 2017kindly any one suggest would i prefer buying lenevo p2 or redmi note 4I'm using Lenovo p2 for past 2 months and i met my expectations ...No doubt that p2 is better than redmi note 4..
Well, my experience says you should buy p2..
Massive battery last for 2 days.. Average (Heavy use 1 day easily)
Super amoled display.. Simply Awesome
Camera -Average but better than redmi note 4...
Sound quality- bro im pretty sure you'll love the sound.. Seriously
No heating issues...
Dont think for a second.. Just go for it...
I was confused like you that which one should i buy then my best friend bought note 4 and i bought p2 and now he wants to exchange his mobile with mine and also wants to pay 4000 so hope you got it... Thanks for reading...
does it support wifi tethering and usb tethering , ihave seen comments for redmi note 4 that it does not support wifi/usb tethering
kindly any one suggest would i prefer buying lenevo p2 or redmi note 4
Its been only one month my fast chargering is not working....
Whats its problem are my mobile have so defect or my charger is damage...
AnonD-694197, 13 Sep 2017Hey guys! can anyone help/guide me regarding the multitasking.I'm unable to use 2 apps at same... moreAnother way of to install apps that support floating window. Try BSplayer and flowing calc
I have a question regarding this phone. Does the Lenovo P2 C72 variant with P2a42 global ROM support the mobile telephony frequencies used in India? I'm particularly interested in knowing if Airtel 4G and Reliance Jio SIM cards would work on this variant with the p2a42 global ROM installed.
From the research I'd done, I seem to find that Airtel is operating in GSM 850 band, and Jio is operating in TD-LTE 2300 MHz band. Airtel also seems to be operating inTD-LTE2300 MHz band. Both of these frequency bands don't seem to be supported by the handset.
I looked up the specifications of the frequency bands for Lenovo P2 on the aliexpress website, which seems to be selling the Lenovo P2 C72 variant with P2a42 global ROM.
Thanks in advance for your help.
chaitu, 13 Sep 2017I m regretting...finger print scanner stopped working after two days suddenly! Don't buy this ... moreJust like cars, manufacturing defects is very rare and obviously you have got the "lemon" unit. Ask for full refund or exchange for new unit since it is still below 7-day ownership.... Use your rights as a consumer....
Hey guys! can anyone help/guide me regarding the multitasking.I'm unable to use 2 apps at same time. My P2 is currently on 6.0
Just to contribute my 2 cents of experience with buying the Lenovo P2:
- Slightly heavier than my old phone, but used to it already.
- Camera quality acceptable, (but not quite as crystal as the likes of Samsung, Pixel etc.)
- Only two type of phone styles - all black, or all gold
- Note: I chose to buy the Chinese variant P2C72 in order to get the 64GB internal storage version. (We can insert a 256GB SD card to boost storage in any of the variants, but some programs need the internal storage available on the phone
- As a result of getting the Chinese variant, the range of available 4G/LTE bands applicable to where I live (Australia) is slightly reduced. I will explain further down.
- Despite being the Chinese variant, I have experienced very high 4G+ speeds in both city and rural areas of Melbourne Australia (>55 mb/s 4G download speed while inside a dense apartment block)
- The seller on EBAY pre-loaded the P2C72 with P2a42-ROW firmware (non-China), and the auto-updates ensured the device is running and synchronised with Google and Google maps etc
- High DPI super AMOLED - anything above this DPI (401) is difficult for the user to notice
- Fast charging
- Front mounted fingerprint reader - very Samsung reminiscent
- Very Good quality speaker / loudspeaker
- Highly responsive device, suitable for gaming
- Fast processer - able to handle multiple apps easily
- Excelent power saving switch on the side - kills all unwanted apps and puts device in to "extreme battery saver mode"
- Excellent battery life - I am a frequent phone user and my old phone would last me less than 4 hours use. This phone lasts 12h plus usage
- I accidentally dropped the phone from shoulder height on to stone tiles, without any phone cover or screen protector. A couple of tiny scratches on the side of the phone, and the phone works just as well as ever
- Worth buying - a very good phone!!
Regarding the Chinese variant - the Australian LTE bands this phone is missing include bands 28 and 7 (Optus & Telstra use these bands), and band 5 (Vodaphone). However, I found that 99% of the time I am connected to 4G+ with most or all bars of signal strength. I put this down to the Chinese variant supporting the important 4G bands for use in Australia; being bands 40, 3, and 1. As previously mentioned - excellent speed. I am on the road a lot, and found no problem in 4G network coverage across urban and a few country areas. (If you want to get all the Australian bands, just buy the P2a42 version.)
The only contender that might come close to this device is the ASUS 553KL, Taiwan version, but that one has a higher price, and has a rear mounted fingerprint sensor.
The reviews I have read so far depict this to be one of the more outstanding types of Lenovo, and so far I have had no hanging, no lagging between tasks or during programs, no overheating or warmth, no problems to speak of so far. A good phone all round, and exactly what I was looking for.
rohan raut, 09 Sep 20173gb varient or 4gbI am currently using 3GB variant. If you can buy 4GB variant then it would be more future proof.
AnonD-618696, 08 Sep 2017Trust me, you won't regret buying Lenovo P2. CheersI m regretting...finger print scanner stopped working after two days suddenly! Don't buy this bullshit lenovo mobiles