Lenovo P90 hands-on

The Lenovo Vibe X2 Pro might be device for the lighthearted folks who take pride is snapping selfies of themselves, but the Lenovo P90 is on the complete opposite end of the spectrum. Rather, it’s the mobile professional’s type of smartphone, as it’s meant to be one serious workhorse that’s going to be long-lasting while on the road. In reaching that, the Lenovo P90 is hoping that its Goliath sized 4000 mAh battery will be ready to tackle the challenge that sometimes makes other smartphones fall short in making them true work horses.


Well, it’s not particularly attractive looking. To be fair, though, we do give it some credit for being exquisitely lightweight and mostly thin for a handset bearing a massive 4000 mAh battery inside. Despite that, the soft touch matte plastic finish of the phone doesn’t scream anything stylish or impressive. Yes, it manages to maintain a clean finish and whatnot, but its overall design language isn’t quite as loud or lively looking in comparison to the other recently announced smartphone from the company – the Lenovo Vibe X2 Pro.


Things get even bigger with this professional oriented smartphone, since it manages to pack along a 5.5-inch 1920 x 1080 IPS display. Not surprisingly, it’s plentiful with its real estate to make it a pleasure to surf the web, but its 1080p resolution gives it that sharp polish to give every small thing a whole lot of detail. What’s more impressive, and eye-catching too at the same time, is that the iridescent glow exhibited by this IPS-based panel. Honestly, we sometimes mistaken it as an AMOLED screen – partly because of its saturated looking colors. Overall, we can’t complain about the display in this one, as it employs plenty of goodies to keep us content and whatnot.


From a cursory look, the interface running here on top of Android 4.4 KitKat in the Lenovo P90 looks and runs similarly to the Lenovo Vibe X2 Pro. It’s a small iteration to the usual customized experience we’ve seen in the past from Lenovo – one that largely sports a minimalist layout due to the elimination of the traditional apps panel. So far, it looks pretty good, but who knows what other kinds of tweaks they’ve done to improve the overall performance.

Processor and Memory

Out of everything, it’s the new quad-core 1.8GHz 64-bit Intel Atom Processor in the inside, coupled with 2GB of RAM, that makes the P90 stand out from Lenovo’s smartphone announcement. Very recently, Intel’s presence has intensified in the smartphone market – so it’s especially nice to see the P90 giving it a shot. Just running a few basic tasks, the P90’s hardware seems more than capable enough to please mobile professionals who need to edit documents and send out hordes of emails on the road with no issues at all.

With its 32GB of internal storage, that’s more than spacious enough to handle all sorts of multimedia content.


In the rear, the P90 is bearing a sizable 13-megapixel auto-focus camera that features an LED flash and optical image stabilization. On the front, it still manages to impress with its wide-angle 5-megapixel camera. It’s not as demanding in comparison to the 13-megapixel front-facing snapper in the Lenovo Vibe X2 Pro, but hey, it should deliver some okay enough results.


In making it the supreme smartphone for the mobile professional, the Lenovo P90 is bearing a 4000 mAh battery. Looking at the phone, it’s almost unfathomable to believe that it’s packing such a huge capacity battery like that – mainly because it’s still pretty lightweight and thin with its construction. Few phones reach the 4000 mAh capacity mark, so it’s especially drool worthy to see the P90 being one of the few to break this threshold. That’s more than plenty to give users the juice they need to power through the most demanding days.

As it currently stands, however, is that the Lenovo P90 will only be making its presence known in markets overseas. It’s unlikely to make its way stateside, but it still can be purchased for roughly about $369 when it launches sometime in the February time frame.

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  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Intel Atom, Quad-core, 1800 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 4000 mAh(23.5h 3G talk time)


1 Comment

1. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

How thick is it?

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