Lenovo Phab 2: Will it give the vibes?

A few years ago, Lenovo was known for its bestselling laptops and their durability. With the recent evolution of the mobile phone industries, Lenovo jumped into the smartphone market. There were strong competitors already present in the market, so Lenovo played the trump card of selling the budget smartphones. The common man of India loves using smartphones, but they too have their budget constraints. For people with such budget restrictions, Lenovo has proven to be a boon. Lenovo Phab 2,to be launched in India soon, is surely going to give tough competitions. Let us check whether it suits your budget and perfect for you.

The pros of this device includeahuge display, metal body, and smooth performance. There is only one con for this device, and that is no fingerprint sensor. No fingerprint sensor is a hugesetback, but Lenovo has provided other good features, which are discussed below. Lenovo Phab 2 is a tablet and a smartphone which makes it a phablet.

Display and Design:

This device sports 6.4 inch HD display. Most attractive feature regarding the display is it has the thinnest bezel, which makes it look like a real wide screen. The front side of the device comprises ofthehuge display, three capacitive touch buttons, proximity sensor, earpiece and a front camera. On the rear side, there isarear camera, a flashlight and Lenovo branding. This smartphone has a sim tray on the left side of the screen. It is a dual sim smartphone in which both sims support LTE connectivity. LTE connectivity is supported by some of the most famous network providers. Most importantly this device has a VoLTE support, which seems like a boon for all the users who love using 4G. On the right side of the screen, there are volume rockers and lock button. On the top of the device, there is a 3.5 mm headphone jack and a secondary microphone. On the bottom, it has a primary microphone and a USB port, which can be used to charge the device and also can be used to transfer files through it onthecomputer.

Processor and OS:

Lenovo Phab 2 arrives with Android 6.0 (marshmallow) out of the box and is expected to get Android 7.0 (Nougat) update. At the heart of this device is MediaTek 8735 Quad-core processor clocked at 1.3GHz. Some people might find it disappointing that the smartphone has a Quad core processor, but not to worry, this is the latest MediaTek processor and gives smooth performance. The device runs on 3GB of RAM, which means smooth, efficient, and lag-free multitasking. The GPU is inbuilt MediaTek 8735 and is known to deliver best quality graphic performance. With these specifications,there cannot be any hesitations to buy.

Camera and Storage:

The primary camera on this device is 13MP autofocus with a LED flashlight while the front camera is 5MP and delivers best quality selfie shots. Storage of this smartphone is 32GB, and it supports microSDupto 128GB. This is ample storage for photography and music lovers. The front cam has modes likeasmile shot, beauty, etc. The sharp images from this device’s cam will make one fall in love with the device. The microSD card is to be installed inthehybrid slot which can either accommodate one sim card and one SD card or two sim cards together. Both the cameras are able to shootthebest quality videos. The user can select the storage path according to his/her will.

Battery and Connectivity:

This smartphone is powered bya4050mAh battery, which can run up to 1.5-2 days easily without being charged again. For the modern users, this much battery is sufficient, and it is actually a boon for travellers. Travelers can capture full HD shots and videos with long lasting battery and no worry to charge. It supports Wi-Fi 802.11 and acts as a portable hotspot.Moreover, this device is Bluetooth enabled and comes with Radio FM out of the box. The network support is 2G, 3G, and 4G VoLTE. The battery of this device is non-removable.

This device has four sensors namely accelerometer, proximity sensor, light sensor, and gyroscope. This device doesn’t come witha fingerprint sensor, and that is a huge disappointment. The fingerprint sensor is an extra layer of security which is fast and encrypted to one’s biometric identity.


Lenovo Phab 2 price is estimated to be 11k-12k; this device can’t be referred as a costly one because all the featuresare worth paying. This device comes in yellow, gold and graycolour variants. One should definitely go for the gold variant as it gives the phone a rich and expensive look with that metal finished body. If one is willing to buy the device but is hesitating due to the absence of fingerprint sensor, then please do not worry. The fingerprint sensor is a good security feature, but PIN or Password is more secured.

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