Making initial leaks true, Lenovo has launched Phab 2 Plus in India with a price tag of INR 14,999. It is the successor to the last year’s Lenovo Phab Plus and is available for purchase on Amazon. The USPs of the phone are the massive 6.4-inch display and the dual-camera setup on the back.

Pros

  • 3 GB RAM
  • 6.4-inch screen
  • Dual camera setup
  • 4050 mAh battery
  • 4G LTE support
  • JBL Earphones included in the box
  • DOLBY Atmos Audio
  • Flashlight assisting front camera
  • Augmented Reality (AR) camera mode

Cons

  • Mediocre processor
  • Mediocre GPU
  • Old Android version ( Android 6.0)
  • Non-removable battery
  • Hybrid SIM slot

Lenovo Phab 2 Plus  Specifications

Key SpecsLenovo Phab2 plus
Display6.4-inch IPS LCD panel
Screen Resolution1080 x 1920 pixels (~344 ppi pixel density)
Weight218g
Operating SystemAndroid OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow)
Processor Octa-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53
CipsetMediatek MT8783 (P10)
Storage 32 GB, 3 GB RAM
Storage UpgradeYes, extendable upto 256GB
Primary CameraDual 13 MP, f/2.0, laser & phase detection autofocus, Dual-LED flash
Secondary Camera8 MP, f/2.2
USBmicroUSB v2.0
Fingerprint SensorYes
Battery Li-Ion 4050 mAh battery
Unique featuresDolby Atmos / Dolby Audio Capture 5.1
ColorsGunmetal Grey, Champagne Gold

Lenovo Phab 2 Plus Photo Gallery

Question- How is the Design and Build Quality?

Answer – Despite sporting 6.4-inch massive screen, the phone is not as difficult to hold as on one would think, thanks to curved back. It has a unibody metallic design that feels premium to hold. That said, the thickness (9.6mm) of the phone along with comparatively large bezels (~73.5% screen-to-body ratio) play spoilsport to make overall ergonomics less appealing.

Question – How is the Display Quality?

Answer – It has a 6.4-inch  IPS LCD display with 73.5% screen-to-body ratio. It comes with a screen resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels (~344 ppi pixel density). it looks decent but the brightness levels are on not up to the mark. Sharpness is not good either.

Question – Does it have Gorilla Glass protection?

Answer – It has Gorilla Glass protection but the company has not specified the which generation Gorilla Glass is used.

Question – What is the hardware used inside?

Answer

  • CPU: Octa-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU:Mali T720
  • Chipset: Mediatek MT8783

Question – How is the performance?

Answer – The main problem with the phone is its processors and GPU. Not sure why Lenovo opted for previous generation hardware; don’t expect smooth gaming or great multitasking. In a nutshell, if you are a power user, you better stay away from this phone.

Question – What are the Camera Specifications?

Answer – Rear Camera: 13MP Dual camera, f/2.0, 1.34µm pixel size, laser & phase detection autofocus, Dual-LED flash.

Front Camera: 8MP sensor, f/2.2 apertre, 1.4µm pixel size.

Question- How is the camera performance on Phab 2 Plus?

Answer – The camera performance is good in good ample light conditions. The rear camera has some nifty features like AR mode and bokeh effects . Focusing is slow, color reproduction is fine, and dynamic range is on a lower side. In regards to the front camera, selfies are decent and have plenty of details.

Question – Does it support Google Tango?

Answer –No, the higher end version of this phone come with Google Tango.

Question – Does it come with IR blaster?

Answer –No

Question – Does it support Fast charging?

Answer – No

Question – What are pre-installed applications?

Answer –Netflix, Swiftkey, and McAfee security

Question- Does the Phab 2 Plus has VOLTE support?

Answer – Yes, it supports VOLTE.

Question- Does the Phab 2 Plus has micro-SD Expansion option?

Answer – Yes, memory can be expanded via Hybrid SIM-card slot.

Question – What are the connectivity options ?

Answer – Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, WiFi Direct, hotspot, microUSB v2.0, bluetooth v4.0 and GPS.

Question – What are the sensors on board?

Answer – Phab 2 Plus packs a Fingerprint, accelerometer, ambient, gyroscope, proximity and compass sensors.

Question- How much does Phab 2 Plus weighs?

Answer – 218 grams

Question- Does it have LED notification light?

Answer – Yes, it has LED notification light.

Question- Does it have backlit keys?

Answer – Yes, the keys are backlit.

Question- Does Phab 2 Plus support FM radio?

Answer – Yes.

Question- what are SIM types?

Answer – Micro SIM + Nano SIM or Micro SIM+ Memory card

Question-Whats in the box?

Answer – Handset, Charger, JBL Earphones, Safety/Warranty Guide and Quick Start Guide.

Conclusion

Overall, I can say it is a half baked attempt from Lenovo. With a mediocre hardware on paper the phone has still lot to prove. I couldn’t find an outstanding feature in the phone till now but we can be sure only after we have tested the device. So it is indeed it is not the right time to recommend it over Mi Max.

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