Review Of Lenovo Phab Plus

Last updated: January 2018.

Lenovo Phab Plus Review

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Lenovo produced many amazing products in the past and another one in the form of Lenovo Phab Plus has been presented. A big screen phablet for phablet lovers presenting really cool features which are sure likely to be read.

 

Description:

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 8939, Octa-core, 1500 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53 processor
  • 2 GB RAM
  • Android 5.0 Operating System
  • 8 Inches Display Screen
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 32 GB Built-in Storage
  • 13 MP Rear Camera
  • 74% Screen to Body Ratio
  • 3500 mAh Battery Capacity
  • 229 g body weight

 

Build:

 

  • The design of the handset is very alluring.
  • The physical material of the handset is metal.
  • It feels sturdy and robust in hand.
  • Measuring only 7.6mm in thickness it feels sleek in hands.
  • It is very large for pockets.
  • At 229g it is very heavy.
  • Speakers are placed on the top back side.
  • On the right edge you will find the power and volume rocker button.
  • Antenna Bands are placed on the back
  • A 3.5mm Head phone Jack is present of the top
  • Volume rocker and power buttons are placed on right edge
  • Micro-USB port and Microphone is positioned at the bottom
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Processor:

 

  • The device has Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615 system
  • Octa-core, 1500 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit processor
  • Adreno 405 Graphic Processing Unit has been used.
  • 2048 MB RAM
  • It has a quick response for small tasks and meets the standards of many benchmarks set but the performance is not top-notch.
  • Built-in storage of the device is 32 GB of which only 19.42 GB is available to the user which is very low.
  • The memory can be enhanced with a MicroSD card, the phablet supports up to 64 GB storage expansion.
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Camera and Multimedia:

 

  • 13 MP Back Camera with dual LED Flash
  • 5 MP Front Camera
  • 1080p HD Video Recording
  • It offers wide range of modes like Burst, High Dynamic Range, Night mode and Panorama are there.
  • Its HDR mode makes produces crisp images.
  • It has HD quality video making
  • Don’t expect a lot from this camera, there is something really wrong with it. It cannot produce quality images even in perfect lighting conditions.
  • The colours of the images are washed out.
  • In low light conditions the images are grainy.
  • Even the videos are disappointing. Colours are nor good and the auto-focus does not work properly.
  • With the large screen, bright display and good audio quality even at high volume, PHAB is just perfect for watching long videos or movies.
  • Although its music player is a bit out-dated, the volume of this phablet is just amazing because of its clarity even at 77.7 dB

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Display:

 

  • A Big Screen of 6.8 inch HD IPS-LCD Display.
  • The display resolution is at 1080 x 1920 pixels.
  • 324 ppi Pixel Density is passable.
  • The maximum brightness is at 225 nits which is very low.
  • The screen is very useful for multimedia related activities.
  • Web browsing and eBook reading are great.
  • The colour calibration has been done very nicely.
  • Colour contrast is also good.
  • The 7200 kelvin colour temperature renders it cold colours.

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Interface:

 

  • You can personalize your home screen and material’s design is present in the in-built apps
  • You can access navigation by drawing c on the display for easy access.
  • The screen could be shrunk and moved left to right depending on the position of holding PHAB
  • The only thing missing is multi-user mode

 

 

Features:

 

  • Browsing and surfing on the big screen and speed makes it a great device for users.
  • It’s a dual sim with one micro and other Nano SIM slot.
  • The features of LTE, HSPA (unspecified), HSUPA, EDGE and GPRS are present.
  • GPS and A-GPS
  • It offers Turn-by-turn navigation and Voice navigation system.
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • dual-band 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi
  • The music player app has been designed poorly, it feels outdated.
  • The Dolby Atmos audio support is fantastic.

 

Call Quality:

 

  • The call on Lenovo Phablet is clear enough to be heard and your voice to go through.
  • The ear piece delivers clear voice and the speaker could be heard well when the display is faced downward.

 

Battery Usage:

 

  • A 3500 mAh battery capacity is supposed to be heavy as it has to support 6.8 inch display.
  • The battery will get you through a day of medium use, it could have been better with a more powerful battery.
  • The battery could be recharged in 188 minutes which is a lot of time.
  • The battery recorded 6 hours and 41 minutes of screen on time.

 

Inside Package:

 

  • Lenovo PHAB Plus
  • Wall charger
  • MicroUSB cable

VERDICT:

 

Lenovo Phablet is said to be imported in US at 300$, but there are some major issues with the phablet; the camera is a complete disappointment, the display is not bright enough, performance is not on par with the latest device. The only good thing about the device is the size and the price.

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