Lenovo Phab 2 Pro 

priceRs. 25,900 onwards

launchJan, 2017

44.5

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59.3

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Design

  • Good, reassuring build quality
  • Accurate fingerprint reader
  • Very bulky, heavy - and the size could definitely be a deal breaker especially if you have small hands
  • The aluminium body and glass screen tend to sustain fine scratches (so using a case would be a good idea)

Display

  • The 6.4-inch screen is beautiful, sharp, and great for apps and media

Software

  • The first phone with Google's Tango Augmented Reality software - reveals the useful and entertaining possibilities of building AR into a phone allowing you to add cool virtual objects and realities to the world you see on the phone screen - the Phab 2 Pro does this by measuring and tracking the space around you - the possibilities are endless - and Tango is a lot of fun – when it works
  • Lenovo's UI over Android is decent, but sometimes rough around the edges
  • The apps are sometimes confusing and can be buggy - for example, graphics on some games are terribly low-fi and some are prone to freezing - other apps that measure and track the room don't always work accurately
  • Tango itself just doesn't seem very stable - you routinely encounter error messages that the Tango system had crashed, or that apps just couldn't connect to Tango's cam in the first place

Performance

  • Decent hardware/performance
  • The hardware and performance is decent - but no match for current flagships like the Google Pixel XL and iPhone 7 Plus
  • The dozen or so available Tango apps are buggy, unstable, inconsistent or just plain bad, and the phone hardware itself fails to stand on its own

Camera

  • Average cameras - photos can be grainy and dull, and sometimes slow to process

Audio

  • Average call quality

Battery

  • The 4, 000mAh battery is pretty good as long as you don't "Tango" much
  • Fast recharge times
  • The battery dies a quick death when you use AR

More

  • No NFC
  • While Tango (AR) is great in theory, it's implementation on the phone leaves a lot to be desired right now
  • On the whole, the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro is a cool toy for developers to unlock the potential of augmented reality but there may be better options in this price bracket for a regular user

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Lenovo Phab 2 Pro Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 6.0 Marshmallow
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size6.4 inches
Screen Resolution1440x2560 pixels (~ 459 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • IPS Assertive Display
  • 2.5D Curved Glass
  • Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass)
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Gyroscope
Fingerprint sensorYes
Processor/RAM
Processor1.8 GHz, Octa Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 652
GPUAdreno 510
RAM4 GB
Memory
Internal Memory64 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 128 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity4050 mAh
Battery Standby312 hrs
Battery Talktime18.00 hrs
Fast ChargingYes, Quick Charge
Dimensions
Weight259 gm
Thickness10.7 mm
Camera
Camera16.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • Three Cameras
  • Phase-Detection Auto-Focus
  • Depth & Motion Tracking Sensors
  • Geo-tagging
  • Touch Focus
  • Face Detection
  • HDR
  • Panorama
Secondary Camera8.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • F/2.2 Aperture
  • 1.4 um Pixel Size
  • Full HD Video Recording
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
4GYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS
CompassYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes
More
  • Project Tango
  • Fast Battery Charging (Quick Charge)
  • Dolby Atmos
  • WiFi Direct
  • WiFi Dual-band

About Lenovo

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Brand Perception
Good
Service Quality
Good
Contact Info
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