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Lenovo Phab 2 Pro Unboxing and First Impressions

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Lenovo remains to be aggressive with its smartphone line up despite intense competition with other brands. The company recently launched the Phab series of insanely huge smartphone large enough to be tablets. We reviewed the midrange among them, the Lenovo Phab 2 Plus and it has a great camera.

Now we have the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro, the flagship among the three. It is the first smartphone to support Google’s Tango augmented reality project. But before that, let’s explore what’s inside the box and a quick tour of the device itself.

Lenovo Phab 2 Pro:

  • Octa Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor
  • Adreno 510 graphics
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB internal memory expandable via microSD up to 128GB
  • 6.4-inch Quad HD IPS LCD display (1440 x 2560 pixels) with 2.5D curved glass
  • 16 megapixel rear facing camera with PDAF fast focus and LED flash
  • 8 megapixel front facing camera
  • Dual SIM, Dual Standby
  • 4G/LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth
  • GPS, A-GPS
  • 4,050 mAh battery with fast charging technology
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Price: P24,999

What’s inside the box?

  • Lenovo Phab 2 Pro unit
  • USB cable
  • Wall adapter
  • Earphones
  • Free clear case and film

Yes, the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro is huge. The meaning “huge” depends on the the user. For us, it is not manageable with one hand. The added height adds to the bulkiness too. It is not lightweight either at 259 grams. The big physique has a purpose – to house a big screen meant for multimedia use and virtual reality/augemented reality.

Buttons and ports check

  • Top – 3.5mm audio jack
  • Bottom – USB charging port, microphone and speaker
  • Left – SIM card tray
  • Right – power button and volume rockers
  • Back – 16 megapixel camera with flash, augmented reality motion sensor, and fingerprint scanner
  • Front – 6.4-inch display, three capacitive buttons, sensors, 8 megapixel camera, earpiece

The back is busiest part of the device. At first we thought that the Phab 2 Pro has three cameras but apparently, the one you see in the middle is a camera that serves as a motion sensor. This works for Project Tango for augemented reality. You can download apps that supports AR and VR through the Tango app.

Other than that, it is just a huge smartphone. Since it has a Quad HD display, expect this device to bring you crisp and sharp movie watching experience.

We will be using the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro for the next two weeks. Full review coming soon! 🙂