Selecting a phone to buy these days can be a daunting task given to the fact that each phone brings in so much competition to its contemporaries. The Lenovo P2 and the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4- the two phones that are battery masters give a tough fight to one another. They both appear to deliver great performance with amazing battery life.
Let us know which one is really better-
DISPLAY AND DESIGN:
Both the phones have metal build,shiny portions, good in-hand feel and fit buttons. Despite of having a bigger battery, the P2 has curved back and thinner frame. It also features a premium design and feel to it making it a winner here.
The Lenovo P2 packs 401 pixels per inch given to “Super AMOLED Full HD” display. The Redmi Note 4 is no less, having same pixel density. The screen of the P2 is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 whereas the Redmi Note 4 has no such protection. Use of tempered glass is advised on both phones. The P2 also has an advantage of better touch sensitivity.
USER INTERFACE AND SOFTWARE:
Both phones are powered by 2GHz Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 625 SoC, 3GB/4GB RAM & Adreno 506. The Lenovo packs Android Marshmallow while Xiaomi has its look-alike variant with tons of features and customizations. ( It is slated to pick up Nougat update shortly). This, therefore,boils down to one’s preference.
The P2 is very efficient on multi-tasking. The Redmi Note 4 is no slouch here but it sometimes drops heavy games. MIUI8 has better themes option whereas P2 lacks on this front.
The Lenovo P2 packs a stunning 5100mAh battery with super-fast charging. The Redmi Note 4 comes with 4100mAh battery with not-so.great QC 2.0 fast charging. The P2 takes only 2 hours to get fully-charged whereas the Redmi Note 4 takes near about 2.5 hours.
The P2 gives a gain of about 20-30% considering battery life. Thus, the P2 definitely has an edge.
Both phones sport 13MP rear shooter but the Redmi has a wider field of view with more saturated colours. The P2 gives more true-to-life images and has a better dynamic range. The 5MP selfie shooter is on both the phones with the P2 shooting sharper images.
Both the phones give a pretty good gaming experience with no signs of overheating or tiring out except some occasional jerks and frame drops.
The P2 has it on the front whereas the Redmi Note 4 has it on the back. The P2 has functionally termed U-touch on fingerprint sensor that allows the user to customize its use, with an option to bring up the on-screen navigation buttons.
NETWORK RECEPTION AND CONNECTIVITY:
The earpiece on the P2 is a tad inferior as compared to the Redmi Note 4 and distorts the voice from the other side in slightest of background noises. The Redmi bears IR blaster and works well.
Wi-fi, Bluetooth and USB OTG works without any problem on both phones.
CONCLUSION: WHICH ONE SHOULD YOU BUY?
The Lenovo P2 is a bit pricey with 3GB RAM variant priced at Rs.16,999 and 4GB RAM variant at Rs.17,999 whereas the Redmi Note 4 has 3GB RAM variant at Rs.10,999 and 4GB RAM variant with a price tag of Rs.12,999
The P2 with rich fingerprint sensor, better imaging quality, massive battery, super-fast charging has a definite edge over the Redmi Note 4.
Bottom line – it all boils down to the needs and preferences you opt for defining your budget. I myself faced a tough time deciding!