Lenovo Phab 2 Plus Review

When it comes to bigger phones a.k.a phablets, Samsung had made this industrial category of smartphones popular through the Galaxy Note series. Samsung went ahead with a faster approach in designing highly impressive tech on the year 2016 and such attempt literally ‘blew up’, but the phablet category doesn’t die.



In fact, now that the Note 7 is gone the other market competitors are now getting a way to bite the market hard. Although Lenovo came up with the Phab 2 Plus phablet almost 6 months ago, it hadn’t really received a very high amount of tech world coverage but in terms of specifications, performance and build quality the Lenovo Phab 2 Plus is almost as good as most other mid-ranger phablets in the market right now.


The Lenovo Phab 2 Plus is priced at Rs. 14,999 on average, different online stores might sell off their inventories at much lower or a much higher price tag. However, in comparison to the other competitors like Xiaomi Mi Max in the same category or Oppo F1 Plus, the pricing is very accurate. Both other titles come at a price point around Rs. 14,999 making the market competition more intense.


As expected, the Lenovo Phab 2 Plus is a bulky smartphone with a huge 6.4 inch display. Although that’s why phablets exist – to provide a tablet like experience in a smartphone shape, yet a lot of people would find the chubbiness annoying. And that’s why one should ask themselves twice whether they really want a phablet or just a bigger smartphone would do their job. This smartphone measures 173.9mm in length, 88.3mm in width and 9.6mm in thick.


The display on a phablet is almost as important as the many other hardware and software configuration properties. The display in this device is a 6.4 inches screen with 1080×1920 pixels resolution, summing up 344 pixels per inch. It’s an IPS capacitive panel – not AMOLED like Samsung or some other manufacturers in the market. IPS displays come with really good viewing angles and the Lenovo Phab 2 Plus makes no exception.


CPU and Storage
Underneath the bulky yet durable casing, the Lenovo Phab 2 Plus packs a Mediatek MT8783 CPU 1.3 GHz Octa-Core Cortex A53 unit. It has a 3GB RAM with the 32GB ROM version – which happens to be the only version in the mass market right now. The SIM slot is hybrid, user gets to slip in a microSD card up to 256 GB or a 2nd SIM card in the microSD card slot.


If majority of people care about anything on an Android smartphone these days – it’s the camera. The Lenovo Phab 2 Plus comes with dual 13 MP cameras in rear with f/2.0 aperature each and the front facing camera is 8 MP with f/2.2 lens and 1.4 micron pixel size. Both the cameras can capture videos in 1080p, and the rear one is equipped with PDAF and dual LED flash.


Lenovo Phab 2 Plus is powered by Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The user interface is near stock, and modify geeks might add their own cherry-on-top through different launchers.

Lenovo Phab 2 Plus turns out to be a stable phablet in the current smartphone market with no potential of blowing up – thus, it’s a great mid-range alternative to a lot of pricey phablets out there.