Lenovo Phab 2 Plus 

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launchNov, 2016


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  • Nice design with metal unibody and curved Gorilla Glass on the front
  • Good build quality
  • The back is slightly curved so the Lenovo Phab 2 Plus sits comfortably in your palm
  • The fingerprint sensor on the back works well and authentication is fast and painless
  • The Phab 2 Plus is a massive phone and despite Lenovo trying its best to minimize the footprint with thin bezels, it still requires two hands to operate, is cumbersome to carry around, and sticks out of your trouser pocket - the weight too is pretty hefty at 218 grams


  • Good, large display - crisp, good colour reproduction, and good sunlight legibility
  • Videos look great on the large screen and the phone handles up to 1080p files


  • Near-stock implementation of Android, with only a custom icon set, keeping things nice and simple
  • Other added features include a one-handed mode, auto-answering a call when you bring the phone to your ear, smart shortcut floating menu etc.


  • Decent front 8-megapixel camera - manages decent pictures in day/ under natural light (but doesn’t do so well under artificial lighting)
  • The performance is decent in regular use, but begins to throttle once you try juggling between apps, using the AR features of the camera, or basically anything CPU intensive - gaming performance too is limited - as a whole, this SoC is definitely weaker than the Snapdragon 6xx series chips which we see in many other phones in this price range - the phone deserved better
  • The phones also heats up quickly if you’re watching a video, using the camera or even having a long call - heat can be felt along the edges where the buttons and the headphones socket are placed, and the back
  • Average rear camera - struggles to capture good details in distant objects (although macro shots fare much better) - the dual-camera doesn't appear to add much value - and once the phone starts to heat up, focusing speeds dip, and the app begins to lag


  • Decent loudspeaker - gets fairly loud compared to most other phones with a single speaker - and audio quality is decent for games and other media


  • Decent battery life (though not great, even with a 4050 mAH rating) - lasts the day with moderate use
  • Even though there’s no official fast charging - but the included 10W charger manages to top up the phone within a couple of hours, which is pretty good


  • The ambient light sensor is a little slow to react at times
  • Earpiece volume is a little on the low side, so listening to calls in noisy environments can get difficult

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Lenovo Phab 2 Plus Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 6.0 Marshmallow
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size6.4 inches
Screen Resolution1080x1920 pixels (~ 344 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • IPS
  • 2.5D Curved Glass
  • Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass)
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Gyroscope
Fingerprint sensorYes
Processor1.3 GHz, Octa Core, MediaTek MT8783
GPUMali 400 MP3
Internal Memory32 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 128 GB
Battery Capacity4050 mAh
Battery Standby408 hrs
Battery Talktime23.00 hrs
Weight218 gm
Thickness9.6 mm
Camera13.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • Dual Cameras (13MP + 13MP)
  • F/2.0 Aperture
  • 1.34 Pixel Size
  • Professional Mode
  • Background Swap
  • Post Shot Refocus capability
  • Laser & Phase-Detection Auto-Focus
  • AR Photography
Secondary Camera8.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • Flash
  • F/2.2 Aperture
  • 1.4 um Pixel Size
  • Full HD Video Recording
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes
  • Dolby Atmos
  • JBL Hybrid Earphones within Box
  • WiFi Direct
  • WiFi Dual Band
  • USB On-the-go

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