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Lenovo Phab 2 Pro

Specifications

Lenovo Phab 2 Pro
Lenovo Phab 2 Pro (Phab Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
4096 MB 
Display
6.4 inch 16:9, 1440x2560 pixel 459 PPI, 10-point capacitive, IPS, glossy: yes
Storage
64 GB eMMC Flash, 64 GB 
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm, Card Reader: MicroSD, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Sensors: Proximity, Accelerometer, Magnetometer, Photosensor, Gyroscope, Barometer
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.0, Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 10.7 x 179.8 x 88.6 ( = 0.42 x 7.08 x 3.49 in)
Battery
4050 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Camera
Primary Camera: 16 MPix PDAF, depth and motion tracking
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix f/2.2
Additional features
Tango, McAfee Security, Netflix, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
259 g ( = 9.14 oz / 0.57 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
500 USD

 

Average Score: 68.28% - average
Average of 16 scores (from 25 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 65%, features: 61%, display: 84% mobility: 82%, workmanship: 84%, ergonomy: 77%, emissions: 96%

Reviews for the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro

82.5% Lenovo Phab 2 Pro Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
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.
60% Review: Lenovo Phab2 Pro
Source: PC Authority English
Apps still need work, and it's anyone's guess as to how they'll improve in the next year. If the existing hardware struggles now, it might keel over when more advanced stuff shows up - so it's a leap of faith on that account right now.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/03/2017
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Lenovo Phab2 Pro review
Source: Stuff TV English
Apps still need work, and it's anyone's guess as to how they'll improve in the next year. If the existing hardware struggles now, it might keel over when more advanced stuff shows up - so it's a leap of faith on that account right now.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/01/2017
Rating: Total score: 60%
Everything About Lenovo Phab2 Pro
Source: Hardware Secrets English
Aside from the fact that it is the world’s first Project Tango Smartphone, Lenovo Phab2 Pro is significant in the world of technology because it will serve as the early pioneering example of the development of Tango and any other kinds of technology in the future.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/19/2017
Lenovo Phab2 Pro review roundup: Bad hardware for an incomplete platform
Source: Extreme Tech English
Google isn’t giving up on Tango because of one bad phone. There will be more, and the hardware will improve. We’re just going to need a better Tango phone before we’ll know whether or not augmented reality is living up to the hype.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/28/2016
50% Lenovo Phab 2 Pro review: The first Google Tango phone is a one-trick pony
Source: Neowin English
Modern flagships tend to be good at just about everything. They have awesome cameras, beautiful displays, powerful performance, and usually some cool features. Mid-tier devices tend to excel in one or two areas and they'll be OK in the rest.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/25/2016
Rating: Total score: 50%
Lenovo Phab 2 Pro review: Google Tango has landed
Source: Slashgear English
All of this begs the question: is the Phab 2 Pro worth it? Considering the hardware the phone offers and the current state of Tango, I’d only say it is if you’re the kind of person who wants to be right there at the starting line as a new technology comes online. For most regular consumers, the Phab 2 Pro’s talents may well be wasted. If you’re a technophile who loves emerging technologies, though, or a developer looking to get going with AR, then the Phab 2 Pro is easier to recommend. You just have to keep in mind that you’re getting a fairly mainstream phone that happens to run current-day AR apps well.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/21/2016
70% Lenovo Phab2 Pro Review: Tango Cool, Phone OK
Source: Brighthand English
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.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/20/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
82% Lenovo Phab 2 Pro review: Our first dance with Tango
Source: Techaeris English
First generation consumer devices are always a risk and Phab 2 Pro is far from being a perfect device, but it has potential. There are certainly some software bugs with Project Tango and some of the Tango apps. Some Android apps, like Google+, just won’t install and other apps crash for no reason. There are issues here with some of the software but the hardware itself is a thrill to use for media consumption.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/17/2016
Rating: Total score: 82% price: 80% performance: 75% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
Lenovo Phab 2 Pro Review: The First Tango AR Smartphone
Source: Hot Hardware English
Performance-wise in the benchmarks, simply put, the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro is uninspiring. There's just no two ways around that. The numbers are the numbers as they say, and this device delivers middling performance in general compute applications, web work, gaming and even with respect to battery life. Conversely, along with its rear three camera vision system and Tango core software engine, the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro can, power experiences, features and functions you quite literally can't experience on any other smartphone on the market currently. And for the most part, its AR performance is fluid and smooth, at least within the current crop of Google Tango powered apps on the Play store.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/16/2016
70% Lenovo Phab 2 Pro Review: Is It Good for Business?
Source: Business News Daily English
If your desire for smartphone screen space is insatiable, Lenovo's Phab 2 Pro might deserve a look. The phone is absolutely massive, with a big screen that provides tons of room for serious productivity tasks. It also boasts a slick design and pretty good battery for such a beast of a smartphone. And while the phone's AR capabilities mostly cater to games and media for now, they also include a few handy tools for workers.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/16/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
50% Lenovo Phab 2 Pro Review
Source: Digital Trends English
No. Tango is incredible, innovative, and truly revolutionary. But it is far from bug free and the Phab 2 Pro’s mid-range hardware appears to hold it back. For that reason, we suggest holding off.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/14/2016
Rating: Total score: 50%
70% Lenovo Phab 2 Pro review
Source: Techradar English
And, while it will won’t convert flagship loyalists, Lenovo was right to hone in on building a phone that hits a mid-range price point, and impresses with a stand-out feature.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/14/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Lenovo Phab 2 Pro
Source: PC Mag English
The colossal Lenovo Phab 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 before it's truly ready for widespread usage. There just aren't many apps available yet, and those that are have limited functionality.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/07/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
Lenovo Phab2 Pro review
Source: GSM Arena English
The Phab2 Pro is Lenovo's introduction of Google's Tango platform to the world. Honestly, that is all this phone has going for it. There is not much if anything in the UI that differentiates it from any other Chinese smartphone manufacturer with the only exception being Lenovo's cloud backup and content sharing service. There isn't even a one-handed mode in the UI, which would be nice to have for a screen of this caliber.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/03/2016
65% Lenovo Phab 2 Pro Review
Source: Phone Arena English
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.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/02/2016
Rating: Total score: 65%
Lenovo Phab 2 Pro review: Exciting possibilities, unexciting phone
Source: New Atlas English
The best part about the Phab 2 Pro is that it helps us sneak a glimpse into the future. Will Tango tech become a commonplace smartphone feature? Will Lenovo manufacture a mobile AR headset to pair with the Phab 2 Pro or one of its future generations? These questions are fun to ask, but you don't need a Phab 2 to wonder. There's no telling what the future holds, but we would be very surprised if mobile AR and Tango do not gain some serious momentum over the next couple of years.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/01/2016
Lenovo Phab2 Pro review: A phone-like object wrapped around Project Tango
Source: Android Police English
The size of this phone is a problem, but I'm sure some people with big hands will disagree with that. In fact, some of them will probably be in the comments below to complain about the tyranny of bloggers with normal-sized hands. For most people, the Phab2 Pro is absolutely impractical. It's bigger and heavier than any other mainstream device that dares call itself a phone. I mean, Amazon sells a tablet that's smaller than the Phab2 Pro. This is one instance where I kind of wish the phone was made of plastic just so it wouldn't be so damn heavy.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/28/2016
72% Lenovo Phab 2 Pro review: Stumbling out of the gate
Source: Engadget English
The Lenovo Phab 2 Pro is an incredible thing, and it's just brimming with potential. It's also unpolished and frustrating to use a lot of the time. When the hardware and software don't come together as they should, it makes me wish Google and Lenovo had spent a little more time ironing out the bugs. But when everything does come together -- which happens frequently -- I feel like I'm playing with something from the future.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/23/2016
Rating: Total score: 72%
Lenovo Phab 2 Pro review: Tango should keep the 'project' tag for now
Source: Android Central English
Is it possible that Tango will improve with time? Sure. At one third the cost of Google Glass — that's $499 for the uninitiated — it's the kind of thing we'll see show up at hacker spaces for cool one-off ideas over the next two years. It's difficult to imagine this being the kind of thing you see someone casually using in public, and it's even more difficult to imagine a professional using this to enhance their work and being satisfied with the results right now.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/23/2016
Hands-on: Lenovo Phab2 Pro, the world's first Tango-enabled smartphone (Updated)
Source: Hardware Zone English
The Phab2 Pro is probably one of the most interesting experiential personal devices I can think of getting for US$499. Between the Phab2 Pro and the Moto Z, Lenovo has some pretty strong products to bank on come September. However, if you look at it another way, these are also rather experimental devices, and it could go the other way for them. Regardless, September couldn’t come fast enough. The mobile industry is going to be quite interesting in the coming months.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/16/2016

Foreign Reviews

Ausser Tango Wenig Nutzen
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/03/2017
75% Lenovo Phab 2 Pro
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/26/2017
Rating: Total score: 75%
81% Lenovo Phab 2 Pro, análisis: la realidad aumentada también necesita una 'killer app'
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/24/2017
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 75% display: 85% mobility: 88% workmanship: 75%
75% Recensione Lenovo Phab 2 Pro
Source: AndroidWorld.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/04/2017
Rating: Total score: 75% price: 80% features: 85% display: 75% mobility: 70% ergonomy: 65%
60% Test: Lenovo Phab 2 Pro
Source: Mobil.se SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/01/2017
Rating: Total score: 60%

Comment

Qualcomm Adreno 510: Integrated graphics card based on the Adreno 500 architecture, like the Adreno 520 in the Snapdragon 820. Performance should be on average similar to the old Adreno 330 in the Snapdragon 801. Supports DirectX12, OpenCL 2.0, OpenGL ES 3.1 + AE. Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
652 MSM8976: Upper middle class ARM based SoC with 8 CPU cores (64 Bit Cortex A72 and A53 mixture) and a Adreno 510 GPU.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
6.4":

Only a few smartphones have larger screens.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
0.259 kg:

This weight is typical for smartphones.


Lenovo: Lenovo ( "Le" as in the English word legend and "novo" (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. From 2004, the company has been the largest laptop manufacturer in China and got the fourth largest manufacturer worldwide after the acquisition of IBM's PC division in 2005. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company also produces monitors, projectors, servers, etc.

In 2011, Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer, owned the majority of the company. In 2014, Lenovo took over Motorola Mobility, which gave them a boost in the smartphone market.

From 2014 to 2016 Lenovo's market share in the global notebook market was 20-21%, ranking second behind HP. However, the distance decreased gradually. In the smartphone market, Lenovo did not belong to the Top 5 global manufacturers in 2016.


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Stefan Hinum, 2016-12- 4 (Update: 2016-12- 4)