After contemplating and religiously reading all the reviews and youtube videos on this phone, i finally bought it. I had an LG optimus one before (and before that Sendo x / Treo 650 / Treo 300 in that order). Optimus one was good but its battery life had reduced to charging twice a day with no data thro wifi / 3g usage. Replacement batteries were not available.
I bought P770 from ebay for Rs 13500. It came in the original pack with a VAT paid bill. The original packing had a user guide of about ten pages...which was totally useless (I had been searching for english user guide through net before and had not found it). The carton noted that the phone had been made in China and had a manufacturing date of March 2013. It had also a list of Service centers in India.
I had difficulty in opening the back cover since i was scared i will break it if opened wrongly (there being no user manual). When i put the battery, it showed about 30% charge and the usage counter showed 30h of usage (So the seller had probably used it for 30h). I charged the battery to full...in about 3.5h. It did not come to 100% but stayed at 99% for about 30m and hence removed the charger.
Logged in the gmail id and downloaded all the necessary stuff through wifi...no video viewing or MP3 listening or surfing. The battery lasted for 48h when it came to 15%. Single SIM with WIFi on for probably 15h/ no bluetooth or 3g.
Project butter makes things really smooth and when i looked for an update, it said mine was the current version...so no software update needed. It comes with three default screens but can be increase up to 9 at the least. (i use two screens for direct dialing frequently called contacts).
Light flow which tries to control the indicator lamp to different colors does not work. The indicator lamp has only two colors - Red for charging and solid green for charged. Slow blinking green for missed calls and missed sms. Profile manager does not work ( i tried turning on wifi for 1minute every thirty minutes).
Because there is only one physical key, it needs to be pressed each time you have to unlock and that worries me whether it will ruin it in the longer run. (The optimus had three other physical keys which when pressed will turns on the screen for swiping it open).
Some one had written about preferred wifi with which it will automatically connect, i did not find any specific option for that.
Am i satisfied? Yes. Would i have bought any other phone....may be a Nokia 720...more expensive but has better navigation without data connection and a great battery...but was not too keen for Windows os. At this price range with 1gig RAM and a large battery with Jelly Bean OS, you cannot better P770. ...Micromax, wickedleaks, Swipe all have better specifications EXCEPT battery which i guess is the most important. No use in having a Ferrari, if you cannot go anywhere reliably.
Will continue my observations. this is my payback for GSM Arena's members helping me out with their views. if anybody has any queries, i can answer it.
Brajmohan, 07 May 2013Almost one month since I am using this phone. Not going in details, let me talk about few thi... moreAre you sure the fact of USB directely connection with the otg function have you rooted the phone
I bought this phone about a month and a half back. Using it has been absolute joy - great screen, awesome battery life and great touch..Only problem is, it was working as usual till last night. This morning when I woke up, the screen was blank and it didnt turn on. I put it on charge thinking the battery might have completely drained out but even after an hour's charging, the LED won't show that the phone is getting charged (by glowing RED) and the phone hasn't turned on since.. :( Has anyone else faced similar problems? How did u deal with it? Just want to make sure before I head for the Service Center
I think LG optimus l7 II dual is giving good competition. Anyone can give me comparison of LG with p770 n help me choose... thanks.
Vishal, 07 May 2013I am so much confused between lenovo p770 and LG optimus l7 series...also please let me know f... moreDOnt ever think to buy lg l7 series..
first of all lg l7 is a single core device with an unknown cpu and older gpu...
it had less ram ( 512 MB vs 1 GB of lenovo)..single sim vs dual sim and mediocre screen quality..and it always lags in performance..
just go and grab this beast of lenovo...
I am so much confused between lenovo p770 and LG optimus l7 series...also please let me know from where are you guys buying lenovo p770...there is quite a good price difference on different online stores (Lenovo official site v/s tradeus.com v/s ebay.in)...
hey guys. i just wanna ask if this phone can play HD videos or movies and can i play HD games? answer urgently needed please. thank you so much...
ANybody able to connect the adb interface?If so canyou Pl let meknow how you did that( I installed the Lenovo USB driver which comes along with the phone- but no luck!!)
Brajmohan, 07 May 2013Almost one month since I am using this phone.
Not going in details, let me talk about few thi... moremine pen drive or any other flash drive is not connecting...????
what should i do....
may i need to see service centre????
Almost one month since I am using this phone.
Not going in details, let me talk about few things only,
1) Touch, is awesome. I have tested it by playing different games(temple run 1 & 2, subway surf. It's very smooth.
2) Performance, 1.2 ghz processor works pretty well in terms of performance. I opened temple run and then paused it and played subway surf without any problem. Never felt like another resource hungry game is running in background.
3) Battery, after charging it to 100% I played game for 4 hours(subway surf), read pdf books(30 minute), browsing(2 hrs), 2G internet was on for about 6 hours and wifi for about 26 hours, I was sending and receiving messages on whatsapp(around 6 hours), 1.5 hours of calling, FM about 1 hr and GPS was on for about 30 minutes. And after 32 hours, when I plugged-in the charger, the battery was on 8%.
4) Camera, worked ok but needs improvements, some serious improvements.
5) GPS, I have checked its a-GPS capabilities in different geographic locations in India, works like a charm.
6) OTG, have checked it by connecting my pen drive(8gb), worked well.
john, 02 May 2013its gps will never ever work . this phone is very good but its gps will never work . the lenov... morekeep your data connection on. download the app called gps status and check your gps connection with satellites or update satellite details using the app and try stand in a open sky area and try to connect USING NAVIGATION
PROMISE YOU IT WILL WORK LIKE A CHARM , PATIENCE NEEDED
TonyV, 28 Apr 2013Can any owner tell me how to turn on the Hotspot feature on the Lenovo P770? I looked under Wi... morewifi hot spot can be switched by using application called personal hot spot which u can find in menu list.
Anonymous, 02 May 2013hi battery should not be the issue about xolo q800. the issue could be of camera. which one i... moreThanks for your reply.Finally I got lenovo p770.Its awesome.Battery lasts two days(tested on single sim) with moderate usage
seetharam, 04 May 2013today i bought this phone after reading so many reviews about this phone. the phone is excelle... moremine usb otg is not working with any of the usb.
did you do any settings or configuration?
but otg is working when we charge other Device.
or did I need to get to service center????
john, 02 May 2013its gps will never ever work . this phone is very good but its gps will never work . the lenov... moreif you want GPS, buy a GPS instead of a phone. professional drivers & riders using a real GPS even if they bring their own iPhone.
today i bought this phone after reading so many reviews about this phone. the phone is excellent with ongo usb facility, i have read some reviews in this forum stating that the on go usb function is not working, but i have tested it and it is working fine, i have copied in and from external usb using file manager
TonyV, 28 Apr 2013Can any owner tell me how to turn on the Hotspot feature on the Lenovo P770? I looked under Wi... morePersonal Hotspot option can be enabled from the inbuilt menu item. No need to go to wireless settings. Just go to menu and look for hotspot shortcut . In that you can enable or disable hotspot.
Tested the GPS of my Lenovo P770. For the first time it took around 5 mins for it to start showing me the actual navigation screen. After that it worked like a charm. I tested it for around 200 KMs continuously and it was quite effective and very accurate. For those who are facing issues with GPS, I would suggest to keep your data connection also ON along with GPS. This actually speeds up the time taken by the location services to notify the proper location. In all I must say a super phone. I am not sure how it can work so well as a GPS device though it doesnt have a Gyro or compass.
its gps will never ever work . this phone is very good but its gps will never work . the lenovo service center failed to repair it .all over the globe this lenovo p770 gps is not functional . you will have to buy another phone because no map softwares will work as this phone already lacks magnetometer on top of which this cellphone has assisted gps which uses cellular network to find the location which will never and ever work . Please don't think that this cellphone is good priced to lets buy it , instead buy any other phone .This phone has technical fault
the usb on the go function checked to be working with the mouse and keyboard. But the phone is not detecting any usb flash drive externally connected. i first thought it,s my cable prb but checked with other cable it still exist. in the settings storage there option for externally connected usb mounting but remaining inactive.
While removing the flash drive the removing drive menu pop up. But no response while connecting it to the phone
somebody please check the usb on the go funcrion and englighten me i would pleased to hear it from you