Lenovo Phab2 Pro First Impressions
In June 2016, Lenovo unveiled the first smartphone to feature Google’s Project Tango technology, the Lenovo Phab2 Pro. Now that it is finally in the Philippines (launched in PH in November 2016), let’s take the AR-powered smartphone for a quick spin.
The Lenovo Phab2 Pro’s main feature is the Tango technology developed in partnership with Google. The said tech enables augmented reality (AR) gaming and utilities which allow you to see objects with information overlaid on it.
Dominating the front of the device is a large 6.4-inch IPS display with Quad HD (2560 x 1440) resolution which is then mounted with a 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass. Placed above the display are the earpiece, sensors, and the 8MP camera. Down below are three capacitive buttons for navigation.
Situated on the left side is the SIM tray in a hybrid setup, meaning you can place microSD card at SIM 2 slot. To the right are the volume and power/lock buttons.
Up top, we have the headset port, while down at the bottom are the microUSB port, two sets of drilled holes for the microphone and speaker, and a pair of screws.
Flip it on its back and you see 16MP PDAF main shooter, accompanied by the depth and motion-tracking sensors, as well as LED flash. Also found here are the microphone, fingerprint reader, the Tango and Lenovo logo, and a couple of antenna bands.
When it comes to quality, the Phab2 Pro sports an aluminum unibody which curves at the back towards the sides. It’s premium but large (179.8 mm tall, 88.6 mm wide), making it difficult to wield for users with small to average-sized hands. In addition, it’s also thick at 10.7 mm and hefty at 259g. That said, the Phab2 Pro is not something you’d want to be stored in your jeans pocket.
Lenovo Phab2 Pro specs:
6.4-inch QHD IPS display, 459ppii
1.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 octa-core CPU
Adreno 510 GPU
4GB LPDDR4 RAM
64GB internal storage
Up to 256GB via microSD card
16MP rear PDAF camera, LED flash
8MP front-facing camera
GPS with aGPS, GLONASS
Dolby Atmos audio
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
4,050mAh Li-Po battery
179.8 x 88.6 x 10.7 mm
The The Lenovo Phab2 Pro is priced at Php24,999. We’ll be doing a full review of this smartphone so stay tuned.