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Lenovo Phab 2 Pro

Lenovo Phab 2 Pro
alaScore 91

28 reviews

Feb, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 reviews of Lenovo Phab 2 Pro. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Cameron Faulkner (techradar.com)

Lenovo Phab 2 Pro review

 

The first Tango phone is neat, but you don't need it

Good value ; Near-stock Android Marshmallow ; Tango is fun to try and show off...

...but it loses its luster quickly ; Awkwardly-placed fingerprint sensor ; The large smartphone, redefined

The Phab 2 Pro is a strong effort and value on its own, made sweeter by the Tango AR. Your mileage may vary with Google’s experimental tech, but it's undeniably ripe with potential and novelty.

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Jessica Dolcourt (cnet.co.uk)

Lenovo Phab 2 Pro review

 

The Lenovo Phab 2 Pro is a phone that should make you sit up and take notice, but maybe not for reasons you expect. It's the first handset with Google's Tango augmented-reality (AR) software , which can add cool virtual objects and realities to the...

The first phone with Google's Tango software reveals the useful and entertaining possibilities of building AR into a phone.

Unfortunately, the Phab 2 Pro is a bulky, heavy, mediocre handset with disappointing hardware, an old version of Android and no NFC.

The Lenovo Phab 2 Pro is a cool toy for developers to unlock the potential of augmented reality but it's not worth buying as a phone.

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Allen Ngo (notebookcheck.net)

Lenovo Phab 2 Pro Smartphone Review

 

Tango for the masses. The first consumer Tango smartphone is a bit larger than expected and doesn't always work perfectly, but it is thankfully wrapped in a solid and potent design.

dual-SIM with support for U.S. GSM 4G bands ; well-made and rigid aluminum chassis ; generally cool surface temperatures ; fast-charging Micro-USB port ; great speakerphone quality ; large 6.4-inch QHD display ; fast CPU performance ; integrated Tango

non-removable battery; average battery life ; awkward positioning of fingerprint reader ; no NFC, USB Type-C, or wireless charging ; display colors could be more accurate ; large and heavy; over 10 mm thick ; average display response times ; average...

The big selling point of the Phab 2 Pro is its unique Tango hardware. At its current state, however, the feature is more of a novelty than it is a practical implementation. Aside from its gaming potential, Lenovo has promised the ability to navigate...

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Ajay Kumar (pcmag.com)

Lenovo Phab 2 Pro

 

The unlocked Lenovo Phab 2 Pro serves as more of a showcase for Google Tango than a case for augmented reality, but the future looks promising, and the phone is solid in its own right.

First phone with Google Tango. Crisp Quad HD display. Fingerprint sensor, dual SIM, expandable storage, and dual-band Wi-Fi support.

Huge. Most Tango apps feel unpolished and lack compelling functionality. Subpar camera performance.

The colossal Lenovo 2 Pro is the biggest phablet we've reviewed in years, and one of the most unique. For $500 you get a crisp Quad HD display, promising AR functionality with Google Tango, and a premium build. But Tango still has some ways to go...

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Scott Stein (cnet.com.au)

​World's first Google Tango phone could be the key to mind-blowing indoor maps

 

I'm walking around the conference room, aiming my Tango phone at the space between two chairs where Lenovo executives are sitting. A third empty chair, a plush leather one, sits on the carpet. I'm walking around it, seeing how it looks. But it isn't...

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: Stephen S. (phonearena.com)

Lenovo Phab 2 Pro Review

 

A really good smartphone is one that's going to feel intentional: that an engineering team set out with a clear vision of the phone they wanted to make, and everything from its design, to the features it offers, serve to reflect that intentional...

Tango is a lot of fun – when it works ; Big, sharp display is great for apps and media ; Price is totally reasonable considering the hardware ; Fast recharge times

Unwieldy size ; Tango still needs a lot of debugging ; Unclear market: is this supposed to be a daily driver ; Aging Marshmallow software ; Poor notification support

The Phab 2 Pro is a hugely ambitious handset, and while it gives us a one-of-a-kind smartphone experience thanks to its Tango hardware, we just can't shake the feeling that a phone like this isn't quite ready for prime time.

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Jamison Cush (brighthand)

Lenovo Phab2 Pro Review: Tango Cool, Phone OK

 

The Lenovo Phab 2 Pro is big, but that's not the only reason it's different. It's the first Android smartphone with Tango, Google's new 3D mapping camera tech, built for AR.

Tango is fun and full of potential ; Decent build and display ; 64GB storage ; Tango is fun and full of potential ; Decent build and display ; 64GB storage

Could be way too big for some ; Mediocre battery ; Camera awful in low light ; Fingerprint sensor too easily confused with Tango camera ; No NFC ; Could be way too big for some ; Mediocre battery ; Camera awful in low light ; Fingerprint sensor too...

The Lenovo Phab 2 Pro is $500, which is appropriate given flagships hover north of $700. It’s also different from the pack, with its large size and Tango camera.

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Eric M. Zeman (phonescoop.com)

Review: Lenovo Phab 2 Pro and Project Tango

 

The Phab 2 Pro is the first Project Tango handset to reach the market and sets the stage for our augmented reality-filled future. This massive Android smartphone features four cameras and the ability to track motion and measure distances. These help...

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Sherri L. Smith (tomsguide.com)

Lenovo's Monster Phone Delivers the Future of AR Now

 

Make no bones about it, the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro is cool. Outside of playing with virtual puppies and dragons or tricking out my dream car in augmented reality, the best thing about this smartphone is the practical- use cases. Google's Project Tango adds...

Slick, stylish design ; Unique AR abilities ; Good battery life ; Promising AR app library

Below-average performance ; Too large and heavy for average user ; Camera captures lackluster colors

The Lenovo Phab 2 Pro offers an unrivaled augmented-reality experience, a huge screen and solid battery life, but its sheer size is a turn-off.

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: Zachary Chan (hardwarezone.com)

Hands-on: Lenovo Phab2 Pro, the world's first Tango-enabled smartphone

 

Forget virtual reality (VR), Lenovo and Google wants you to explore the world of augmented reality (AR) in the first Tango-enabled smartphone, the Phab2 Pro. Check out our quick hands-on here.

Jun, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Atmos / Dolby Audio
Built-In Microphone:Y
Built-in speaker(s):Y

Battery

Battery Capacity:4050
Battery life (max):18
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time:312
Standby time (2G):312
Talk time (2G):18

Camera

Auto Focus:Y
Built-in Flash:Y
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:Y
Front camera aperture number:2.2
Front camera resolution (numeric):8
Front camera type:Single camera
Rear camera:Y
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13 / 16
Rear camera type:Dual camera / Single camera

Design

Certification:CE
Colour of product:Black / Gold / Gold, Grey / Grey
Device Type:PHABLET
Fingerprint Reader:Y
Form factor:Bar / Slate

Display

Display diagonal:16.3
Display Resolution:2560 x 1440
Display Technology:IPS
Display Type:IPS
LED Backlight:Y
Orientation sensor:Y
Screen shape:Curved edge screen / Flat
Second display:N
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Graphics

Graphics adapter:Adreno 510
Graphics adapter family:Adreno

Memory

Internal Memory:4
Internal memory type:LPDDR3-SDRAM

Messaging

E-mail:Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y
Short Message Service (SMS):Y

Navigation

GLONASS:Y
GPS (satellite):Y

Networking

3G:Y
4G:Y
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.0
Dual SIM support:Y
SIM card capability:Hybrid Dual SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Other features

Display Type:IPS

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Bundled software:McAfee Security\nNetflix\nSwiftKey
Headset included:Y
Keyboard supplied:N
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Performance

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y
GLONASS:Y
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y
Quick Charge:Y

Phone features

Caller ID:Y
Speakerphone:Y
Video call:Y
Voice call:Y

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:Y
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone Out:N / Y
Microphone in:N / Y
USB connector type:Micro-USB B
USB port:N / Y

Processor

Processor Cores:8
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.8
Processor Model:652

Software

Bundled software:McAfee Security\nNetflix\nSwiftKey
Operating system installed:Android / Android 6.0
Operating System Version:6.0
Platform:Android

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal RAM:4
Internal RAM type:LPDDR3
Internal storage capacity:64
Maximum memory card size:128 / 64
RAM capacity:4
RAM Type:LPDDR3
Storage Media:eMMC

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.7 / 179.8
Height :179.8
Weight:259 / 289
Width:88.6
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