Lenovo IdeaPhone P770 boasts 29 hour battery life
Handset joins the ranks of the Huawei Honor and Droid Razr Maxx
Published: 27 November, 2012
Although it's a handset that probably won't see the light of day in the US Lenovo's IdeaPhone P770 has been getting some attention this week with its claims of 29 hours of talk time. Despite battery life being one of the main shortcomings of smartphones there aren't many that can boast more than a few hours of talk time.
That's where the P770 comes in, a device which is destined to join the ranks of other smartphones with a long battery life such as the Huawei Honor and Motorola Droid Razr Maxx.
It may offer a long time before it needs to be recharged but the IdeaPhone P770 isn't going to turn any heads with its modest mid-range specs.
Key features of the handset include a 4.5" qHD display, 1.2GHz dual-core processor and 4GB of built-in storage with a microSD slot for expansion. On the back there's a 5mp camera, a VGA one on the front and it's set to arrive with Android 4.1 installed.
The real star of the show is the 3,500mAh battery, which is slightly bigger than the Droid Razr Maxx's 3,330mAh pack. That larger battery comes at the expense of some thinness though and the P770 is definitely not one of the skinnier handsets out there at 11.9mm.
Aside from the battery life the specs might not be that impressive but with its affordable price-tag it's hard to pick fault. Lenovo is asking ¥1,699 (or about $270) for this device without a contract in China, a good deal for those tired of daily charging.
Unfortunately it seems unlikely this one will reach the US with its lack of 4G, not to mention the fact that it's made by Lenovo, but it at least shows some phone makers are focussed on delivering more talk time before a recharge is needed. For anyone who wants an above average battery life from their handset it looks like the Razr Maxx is still the one to go for.