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Lenovo Phab 2 – Video Lovers, This Phone Is For You!

Lenovo phones are affordable and always deliver on their price range. Lenovo Phab 2, basically a phablet,is a slightly toned down version of PHAB 2 PLUS without fingerprint scanner and full HD display. It has the cheapest, biggest mobile screen with a 6.4-inch display, and if you are a movie and video lover, this phone is definitely for you. Phab2 helps you enjoy all your media content and games on its large mobile screen in a cinematic way with great audio quality.The pricing is mid-range and will easily fit your budget.Without further ado, let’s check out what all it offers at budgeted price.

Design and Display

Phab 2 has one of the biggest mobile screens in the market. It has a metal body and offers HD screen resolution having IPS LCD display of 6.4-inch with 229ppi pixel density. We feel pixel density is quite low, and it’s not full HD. Lenovo Phab 2 has a resolution of 720 pixels by 1280 pixels which again is low for such a big screen. The device weighs approximately 225grams because of the large screen size and measures 175×88.5×9.6mm. This phone is great for watching YouTube videos, movies and playing games.

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It lacks physical home button and fingerprint scanner. There are two capacitive keys on either side of the home key with back key on the left side and recent apps on the right side. Phab 2 is available in two gorgeous colours- Champagne Gold and Gunmetal Grey. The charging slot is at the bottom and microphone(3.5mm jack) slot on the top.The headphones are similar to the new iPhone ones. Both the power key and the volume keys are on the right side of the phone. On the left side, there is SIM card tray, whichhas a hybrid SIM slot.

The front side has a 13MP camera and the back side of the phone sports a 5 MP camera located in the top centre with LED flash below it.

Performance:

Lenovo Phab 2 runs on MediaTek MT873,5 which is an old and low-quality processor that was launched in 2014. We get much better processors at this rate these days.  It is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor, with 3GB of RAM. For graphics, it is coupled with Mali-T720 MP2. This phone is good for watching movies,but if you are a hardcore multi-tasker, we would suggest you should look out for something else.

Software:

Lenovo Phab 2 runs on Marshmallow (Android 6.0) out of the box.The launcher is pretty much identical to Google Now launcher. It has Lenovo VIBE UI on top, which is the Lenovo’s own UI that offers additional features.

Camera:

The camera department includes a 13MP rear camera with phase detection autofocus, f/2.0 aperture, and a LED flash.It lacks laser autofocus and optical image stabilization but has an additional facility of CMOS image sensor. The highest image resolution is 4128 x 3096 Pixels. There are many shooting modes like Continuous Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR) and it has a video recording of 1920×1080 @ 30 fps

The front camera is 5MP, which is quite less as compared to other cameras in this range. There is no flash and autofocus forthe front camera.The camera is one feature, which has been downgraded in Phab2 from PhabPlus;Phab 2 Plus had 8MP camera. The device provides Dolby Atmos sound technology that promises high-quality sound experience.

Storage:

Lenovo Phab 2 comes with an internal storage of 32 GB expandable upto 128GB. One thing you should keep in mind while buying this phone is that there is a hybrid SIM slot in this phone, which means you cannot use two SIMs and microSD together; instead, you can only use one SIM and microSD.

Battery:

Lenovo Phab 2 is powered by a huge 4050mAH battery. Such a large screen of 6.4 inch needs a good amount of power supply that’s provided by the 4050mAH battery.The battery is non-removable like its predecessor Phab 2 plus. Fast charging is missing in this phone.

Connectivity:

Lenovo Phab 2 is a dual SIM Phone(GSM +GSM) with hybrid SIM slot. First SIM is micro SIM and supports 4G band in India. Second SIM is Nano and 3G/2G supported. Please note this phone has a hybrid SIM slot, which is not preferred by many users. There are usual connectivity features like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS. It lacks NFC but supports FM radio.

The verdict:

Lenovo Phab 2 is pretty big for a phone. It lies between tablet and a phone and is one of the cheapest phonesavailable in the market with such a big display. The Phab 2 price in India is expected to be Rs11999. Lenovo Phab 2 is a good phone for watching movies and YouTube videos because of the great screen size. Since the processor is old, you will sometimes feel lag if you are a heavy user otherwise the performance is satisfactory. The camera is good and lives upto our expectations. Three things that we would have preferred in this phone are full HD display, fast charging, and regular SIM slot rather than hybrid SIM slot. To know more details and its availability, visit 91mobiles.com.

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