After the success of Lenovo P780, Lenovo has unveiled another smartphone for power- hungry consumers.
The P series of smartphone denotes the phone will definitely feature a giant battery along with a modern day specification and P90 does exactly the same.
Packing a 4000 mAh battery the P90 is focused for those who want a phone to survive for days in a single charge.
The Lenovo P90 looks like any regular candy bar shaped phone. Rather than making it looking classy, Lenovo has focused more on the footprint of the device.
With a 4000 mAh battery inside it's really appreciable that Lenovo kept the weight within 156g.
Measuring 150x77.4x8.5mm the P90 feels light and comfortable in hand. The matte plastic finish is somewhat similar to the material used in their budget smartphone A6000. The matte back cover doesn't attract fingerprints or smudges and the phone easily slips into your pocket.
Boasting a 5.5-inch 1080x1920 pixels display the screen looks nice from the front. The colour representation is decent and so are the viewing angles. The screen justified the output of default demo video. We found the display comfortable for reading and browsing. The screen colours looks a bit over saturated sometime but it never worsens much.
The P90 runs on Android Kitkat 4.4 with an overlaid proprietary interface. Named as Vibe UI, the same interface has been featured in Lenovo's budget smartphone A6000. The interface looks quite similar to Xiaomi's latest MIUI 6. It lacks app drawer and features everything on the Home screen. Lenovo has featured quite a few apps for the users.
For example, SHAREit by Lenovo is one of the best apps ever. Lenovo has also featured a fully fledged security suite with essential applications like Anti Virus, Privacy Guard, Data Monitor, Spam Filter, Speed boosting, Private space, Anti Theft and the essential Parental Control. A6000 also offers Dolby support with a full feature Dolby app inside.
Lenovo has also offered a RAM booster to free up page file space during runtime. The UI feels quite snappy, especially if you consider the offer price. But it consumes more than half of the RAM space, which could have made avoided.
Lenovo has tried enough to keep the configuration subtle from every aspect. The P90 comes powered with a 64-bit Quad Core 1.8GHz Intel Atom processor with PowerVR G6430 processor with 2GB of RAM memory. The P90 features 32GB of inbuilt memory but sacrifices the micro SD card.
Lenovo P90 packs a 13MP rear camera with 4160x3120 pixels output. The rear camera comes with necessary Auto Focus feature and accompanied with a dual LED flash. It also features a 5MP front camera too. We clicked a few shots in our hands-on session and found the images quite nice with ample presence of colour and good level of details.
Unfortunately the P90 doesn't support the Lenovo selfie stick flash. The 3.5mm connected remote flash unit is quite handy for supplying enough lights for clicking selfies, but currently the stick supports only Vibe X2 Pro smartphone. When we connected the selfie stick on P90, we found the images much better but since the stick doesn't support the light metering feature at P90, it didn't helped much.
Price & Availability
The Lenovo P90 has not been launched in India yet but according to the manufacturer, it will be available in the US for $369 by the first week of March. The 4000 mAh powered smartphone is powerful and comes without much glitch.