Lenovo has launched the P2 smartphone in India. Dipped in Champagne Gold and Graphite Grey options, it will be exclusively available via Flipkart. The smartphone has been launched in two variants - one with 3GB RAM and another with 4GB RAM - starting at Rs 17,999.

 

This also reminds us of another high profile launch of the month - the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, available via Flipkart's arch-rival Amazon. So, we couldn't help but compare them to find out who could be a winner, at least on paper. We've also thrown in the LeEco Le Max 2 in the ring that comes at a similar price of Rs 17,999 as the P2.

 

Take a look at the comparison chart below:

   Lenovo P2  Xiaomi Redmi Note 4  LeEco Le Max 2
 Display size  5.5-inches  5.5-inch  5.7-inch
 Resolution (pixels)  1080 x 1920  1080 x 1920  1440 x 2560
 Processor  Qualcomm Snapdragon 625   Mediatek MT6797 Helio X20   Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
 RAM  3GB/4GB  2GB/3GB  4GB/6GB
 Rear Camera sensor  13MP  13MP   21MP
 Front Camera sensor  5MP   5MP   8MP
 Storage  32GB/64GB   16GB/64GB  32GB/64GB
 Expandable storage  Yes, up to 256GB Yes, up to 256GB  No
 Fingerprint scanner  Yes  Yes  Yes
 Battery  5100mAh  4100mAh  3100mAh 
 Online Price  Rs 16,999 (32Gb + 3GB)  Rs 21,491 (16GB + 2GB)  Rs 17,999 (32GB + 4GB)

 

Verdict

In terms of specifications, the LeEco Le Max 2 has a slight upper hand with its larger and better display and camera, powerful processor and more RAM. The price tag of the Max 2 takes the value it offers a notch higher compared to the other two. But, it lacks expandable storage and the battery capacity is lower compared to others.

 

The Redmi Note 4 and the Lenovo P2 are almost at par with a decent specs sheet. Both come with a decent display, battery capacity and expandable storage up to 256GB. On paper, Le Max 2 seems like the winner, without considering the overall performance. The Redmi Note series is the most popular among the three. And, the Note 4 has already received accolades for its performance. However, the current listed price (which may most likely change) is a huge hindrance. At Rs 21,491, the Note 4 seems overshadowed by the other two.