Hello, there! We are back with another article and this time, we are going to compare two of the hottest smartphones launched recently. Yes, we are talking about Lenovo’s latest smartphone – the P2 and Samsung’s Galaxy On8. Both smartphones fall under mid-range segment and doing good in Indian market.
Priced at INR 16,999, the Lenovo P2 is a battery-centric smartphone; while the Samsung Galaxy On8 costs INR 14,400 and comes with standard specification. Except battery, rest of the specifications of both smartphones is identical to each other. This encouraged us to compare these two smartphones. So, without wasting time, let’s see which one of the duo deserves “victory crown”.
With a metallic build, the Lenovo P2 gives a feel of premium smartphone. It fits in hand as well as the pocket. Although it feels little bit heavy, but that’s okay because it has a metal body and packs a huge 5,100mAh battery. The handset it built around a 5.5 inch display. Below the display lies ‘home button’ which also doubles as fingerprint sensor. There are no capacitive keys, much like the Moto G4 Plus.
Coming to the back, it has a camera coupled with dual-LED flash. The branding on the back side is minimal, making it look classy. On the right edge, you will find volume rockers and power button. One thing that I found really interesting is its ‘power saving button’ which lies on the left edge. Much like its previously launched K5 Note, Lenovo has placed two set of speaker holes on the either sides of USB/charging port. Unfortunately, the two set of holes are just for design symmetry. It has a single speaker and that is placed underneath the right set of holes.
Talking about Samsung Galaxy On8, it is lighter and thinner than the P2. It doesn’t have premium build, Samsung has chosen plastic back panel. Boasting Samsung’s signature physical design, the On8 is also built around a 5.5 inch display. Below the display lie physical ‘home key’ and two capacitive keys. Coming to the back panel, it has camera coupled between speaker and LED flash. On the right edge, you will find power button; while the left edge boasts volume rockers.
The Lenovo P2 is a clear winner here with a classy look and premium build.
Both smartphones have 5.5 inch Super AMOLED capacitive display with full-HD resolution, offering ~401ppi of pixel density. However, their screen-to-body ratio is slightly different. The Lenovo P2 has ~71.7 screen-to-body ratio, while the On8 has ~72.3. Lenovo’s display is protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3, whereas there is no such protection available for Galaxy On8.
Talking about display performance, Lenovo P2’s display is average. It is not as bright as Galaxy On8. The P2 certainly falls behind Galaxy On8 in terms of displaying realistic color. The Galaxy On8’s display is vibrant and subtle. In this section, the crown goes to Galaxy On8.