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Lenovo Phab Series

Lenovo Phab 2 PlusProcessor: unknown, Mediatek MT8735, Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939, Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 MSM8976
Graphics Adapter: unknown, ARM Mali-T720, Qualcomm Adreno 405, Qualcomm Adreno 510
Display: 6.4 inch, 6.8 inch
Weight: 0.218kg, 0.225kg, 0.229kg, 0.259kg
Price: 10, 300, 499 euro
Average Score: 68.07% - average
Average of 53 scores (from 99 reviews)
price: 74%, performance: 71%, features: 73%, display: 82%
mobility: 75%, workmanship: 76%, ergonomy: 64%, emissions: 96%

 

Lenovo Phab Plus

Specifications

Lenovo Phab PlusNotebook: Lenovo Phab Plus
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 405
Display: 6.8 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 0.229kg
Price: 300 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage
 Phab Plus (Model)

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Average Score: 66.67% - average

Average of 3 scores (from 5 reviews)

 

60% Lenovo Phab 2 Plus review: Too big for 'own good'
Source: Gadget Show English
With a good build quality and a massive battery as its biggest plus points, the Lenovo Phab Plus 2 is ideal for users who are looking for a device that provides great multimedia consumption experience on-the-go. The Dolby Audio is an added bonus as well.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/05/2016
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Lenovo Phab 2 Plus Review
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The Phab 2 Plus should have had all the makings of a good, large-screened phone for media consumption, but in our opinion, a couple of poor choices stop it from being a viable alternative to Xiaomi’s Mi Max.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/21/2016
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% performance: 60% display: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70%
70% Lenovo Phab Plus Review
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The Phab Plus works well as an entertainment and Web surfing gadget, but not one that you carry around with you every day. The construction quality and specifications make it worth its price, but much better mainstream smartphones are available as well.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/12/2015
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% performance: 70% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%

Foreign Reviews

Lenovo Phab 2 Plus
Source: Chinahandys.net German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/18/2017
Lenovo Phab Plus: тест-обзор смартфона с экраном 6,8''
Source: Yamobi RU→EN
Positive: Long battery life; solid workmanship; good screen and display; support mobile voice. Negative: Poor cameras; sim and microSD card are on the same slot.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/01/2016

 

Lenovo Phab 2 Pro

Specifications

Lenovo Phab 2 ProNotebook: Lenovo Phab 2 Pro
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 MSM8976
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 510
Display: 6.4 inch, 16:9, 2560 x 1440 pixels
Weight: 0.259kg
Price: 499 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

Pricecompare

Average Score: 68.14% - average

Average of 44 scores (from 80 reviews)

 

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.
66% Lenovo Phab 2 Pro Review: Proof of Concept plagued by Software Issues
Source: KL Gadget Guy English
The general camera takes pretty decent shots for my standard but then again, I am not a photo taking person, for those of you that are, you might have some issues as the camera focus is too slow and sometimes you will get images that are blur.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/13/2017
Rating: Total score: 66% price: 60% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%
66% Lenovo Phab 2 Pro Review: Proof of Concept plagued by Software Issues
Source: KL Gadget Guy English
The general camera takes pretty decent shots for my standard but then again, I am not a photo taking person, for those of you that are, you might have some issues as the camera focus is too slow and sometimes you will get images that are blur.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/13/2017
Rating: Total score: 66% price: 60% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%
Video: Lenovo Phab2 Pro Review
Source: Yugatech English
In June 2016, Lenovo unveiled the first smartphone to feature Google’s Project Tango technology, the Lenovo Phab2 Pro. Now that it’s finally in the Philippines (launched in PH last November 2016), let’s take this AR-powered smartphone for a full review to see what it can actually offer its users.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/24/2017
Video: Lenovo Phab2 Pro Review
Source: Yugatech English
In June 2016, Lenovo unveiled the first smartphone to feature Google’s Project Tango technology, the Lenovo Phab2 Pro. Now that it’s finally in the Philippines (launched in PH last November 2016), let’s take this AR-powered smartphone for a full review to see what it can actually offer its users.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/24/2017
Lenovo Phab2 Pro Review
Source: Yugatech English
The Lenovo Phab2 Pro has ticked a number of items in our checklist. It has a premium feel due to its metal body, has a sharp and vibrant display for watching videos and playing games, comes with Dolby Atmos that works best with a pair of headphones, features Project Tango which is always fun to play around with, a capable Snapdragon 652 CPU, and its fast-charging capabilities.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/18/2017
Lenovo Phab2 Pro Review
Source: Yugatech English
The Lenovo Phab2 Pro has ticked a number of items in our checklist. It has a premium feel due to its metal body, has a sharp and vibrant display for watching videos and playing games, comes with Dolby Atmos that works best with a pair of headphones, features Project Tango which is always fun to play around with, a capable Snapdragon 652 CPU, and its fast-charging capabilities.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/18/2017
85% Lenovo Phab2 Pro
Source: T Break English
While the Phab 2 Pro is a decent overall phone it’s primary market isn’t everyone. It’s a device that will get a small set of users very excited- those that want to ride the first wave of Google’s Tango technology. At AED 1749, I think it’s quite well priced as a secondary device, which is how I see it. Yes, you can use it as a primary phone- it has a good screen and decent specs but for the price it’s asking, there are better handsets for the average consumer. But really, the Phab 2 Pro is primarily aimed at those curious about Tango and Lenovo has made a solid device for that market.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/22/2017
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 90% performance: 80% workmanship: 80%
85% Lenovo Phab2 Pro
Source: T Break English
While the Phab 2 Pro is a decent overall phone it’s primary market isn’t everyone. It’s a device that will get a small set of users very excited- those that want to ride the first wave of Google’s Tango technology. At AED 1749, I think it’s quite well priced as a secondary device, which is how I see it. Yes, you can use it as a primary phone- it has a good screen and decent specs but for the price it’s asking, there are better handsets for the average consumer. But really, the Phab 2 Pro is primarily aimed at those curious about Tango and Lenovo has made a solid device for that market.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/22/2017
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 90% performance: 80% workmanship: 80%
Lenovo Phab 2 Pro review: Tango is impressive, but only for niche users
Source: Hardware Zone English
Is it a good phone? Lenovo has certainly done a good job in integrating all of the sensors into a 'phone' form factor, although one can argue that it is more of a tablet than a phone. The synchronization and coordination of the different sensors are of high fidelity, which allows the phone to track motion and distances accurately. The camera, although not world class, is of high quality for augmented reality purposes. Overall, in terms of hardware and firmware, the Phab 2 Pro is top notch in its own class.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/08/2017
Lenovo Phab 2 Pro review: Tango is impressive, but only for niche users
Source: Hardware Zone English
Is it a good phone? Lenovo has certainly done a good job in integrating all of the sensors into a 'phone' form factor, although one can argue that it is more of a tablet than a phone. The synchronization and coordination of the different sensors are of high fidelity, which allows the phone to track motion and distances accurately. The camera, although not world class, is of high quality for augmented reality purposes. Overall, in terms of hardware and firmware, the Phab 2 Pro is top notch in its own class.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/08/2017
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% 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%
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
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
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%
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
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%
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%
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
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%
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%
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 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%
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
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%
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 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
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%
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
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
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

70% Lenovo Phab 2 Pro Im Test – Smartphone-Gigant Mit Google Tango
Source: Cyberbloc German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/16/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Lenovo Phab 2 Pro Im Test – Smartphone-Gigant Mit Google Tango
Source: Cyberbloc German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/16/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Lenovo Phab 2 Pro
Source: PCtipp.ch German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/28/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Lenovo Phab 2 Pro
Source: PCtipp.ch German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/28/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Das erste Handy mit Googles Wundertechnik
Source: Blick German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/15/2017
Das erste Handy mit Googles Wundertechnik
Source: Blick German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/15/2017
Ausser Tango Wenig Nutzen
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/03/2017
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%
75% Lenovo Phab 2 Pro
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/26/2017
Rating: Total score: 75%
Lenovo Phab2 Pro
Source: Android Pit - 2/2017 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2017
Lenovo Phab2 Pro
Source: Android Pit - 2/2017 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2017
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%
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%
70% Recensione Lenovo Phab 2 PRO, il phablet compatibile con Project Tango
Source: Tecnoandroid.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/28/2017
Rating: Total score: 70% features: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 50%
70% Recensione Lenovo Phab 2 PRO, il phablet compatibile con Project Tango
Source: Tecnoandroid.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/28/2017
Rating: Total score: 70% features: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 50%
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%
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%
Lenovo Phab 2 Pro z Tango – sprawdzamy smartfon widzący w trójwymiarze
Source: Komputerswiat Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Premium design; nice display; good speakers; long battery life; quick charge. Negative: No NFC.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/29/2017
Lenovo Phab 2 Pro z Tango – sprawdzamy smartfon widzący w trójwymiarze
Source: Komputerswiat Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Premium design; nice display; good speakers; long battery life; quick charge. Negative: No NFC.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/29/2017
78% Смартфон Lenovo Phab 2 Pro: Обзор
Source: Product Test RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/20/2017
Rating: Total score: 78% performance: 86% display: 90% mobility: 62%
78% Смартфон Lenovo Phab 2 Pro: Обзор
Source: Product Test RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/20/2017
Rating: Total score: 78% performance: 86% display: 90% mobility: 62%
Обзор фаблета Lenovo Phab 2 Pro: первое танго
Source: Zoom RU→EN
Positive: Fast fingerprint sensor; large screen; nice display; elegant design. Negative: Sim and microSD are on the same slot.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/21/2017
Обзор фаблета Lenovo Phab 2 Pro: первое танго
Source: Zoom RU→EN
Positive: Fast fingerprint sensor; large screen; nice display; elegant design. Negative: Sim and microSD are on the same slot.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/21/2017
40% Test Lenovo Phab 2 Pro
Source: Tek.no NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/02/2017
Rating: Total score: 40%
40% Test Lenovo Phab 2 Pro
Source: Tek.no NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/02/2017
Rating: Total score: 40%
60% Test: Lenovo Phab 2 Pro
Source: Mobil.se SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/01/2017
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Test: Lenovo Phab 2 Pro
Source: Mobil.se SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/01/2017
Rating: Total score: 60%
مراجعة هاتف لينوفو PHAB 2 PRO
Source: Unlimited Tech →EN
Positive: Impressive design; excellent display; decent speakers. Negative: Poor cameras; low autonomy.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/07/2017
مراجعة هاتف لينوفو PHAB 2 PRO
Source: Unlimited Tech →EN
Positive: Impressive design; excellent display; decent speakers. Negative: Poor cameras; low autonomy.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/07/2017

 

Lenovo Phab 2

Specifications

Lenovo Phab 2Notebook: Lenovo Phab 2
Processor: Mediatek MT8735
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-T720
Display: 6.4 inch, 16:9, 1280 x 720 pixels
Weight: 0.225kg
Price: 10 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 57% - poor

Average of 1 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

57% Lenovo Phab 2 Review
Source: Think Digit English
There is very little to like about the Lenovo Phab 2, aside from build quality. For a phone that’s all about the display, it would have been nice for Lenovo to offer a full HD display, instead of a 720p panel. Even with the added price, the Xiaomi Mi Max makes for a much better buy if you are in the market for a phablet. You should consider the Phab 2 only if you are adamant on a phablet and can't spend a penny over Rs. 11,999.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/21/2016
Rating: Total score: 57%

Foreign Reviews

Обзор смартфона Lenovo Phab 2: карманный кинотеатр
Source: Hitech Vesti RU→EN
Positive: Large screen; decent hardware; high autonomy; good speakers. Negative: Plastic case; low performance; sim and microSD are on the same slot.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/25/2016
Lenovo Phab 2: Levný, velký, ale… (recenze)
Source: Svet Androida CZ→EN
Positive: Good speakers; decent cameras. Negative: Poor display; average performanc
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/08/2017

 

Lenovo Phab 2 Plus

Specifications

Lenovo Phab 2 PlusNotebook: Lenovo Phab 2 Plus
Processor: unknown
Graphics Adapter: unknown
Display: 6.4 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 0.218kg
Price: 300 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 67.5% - average

Average of 4 scores (from 11 reviews)

 

Big Display at a Budget – Lenovo Phab 2 Plus
Source: The Techy English
If you are looking for a phone with a big display to watch movies and hardcore performance isn’t your main criteria, then the Phab 2 Plus makes sense for you. Having said that, the big display comes at the cost of added weight and if the inconvenience of everyday usage if you have normal human hands.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/15/2017
Lenovo Phab 2 Plus – Big Display at a Budget
Source: The Techy English
If you are looking for a phone with a big display to watch movies and hardcore performance isn’t your main criteria, then the Phab 2 Plus makes sense for you. Having said that, the big display comes at the cost of added weight and if the inconvenience of everyday usage if you have normal human hands.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/14/2017
Lenovo Phab2 Plus preview
Source: GSM Arena English
With the 6+ inch smartphone market still being in its nascent stage, Lenovo had a good opportunity here to disrupt the market with a quality offering and dethrone the market leader Mi Max, which also happens to be pretty much the only worthwhile option in the segment.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/14/2016
Lenovo Phab2 Plus Review – The tablet sized phone
Source: Mobygyaan English
Taking all things into consideration, this phablet can be a real deal for you if you love a large screen and the brand image. Wish to spend ₹15,000 on a phablet, look for Xiaomi Mi Max if you want raw power and better battery backup. Also, the software environment on Mi Max is user-friendly.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/12/2016
70% Lenovo Phab2 Plus review: Great for multimedia consumption, but falls short of the Mi Max
Source: Tech2.in.com English
The Phab2 Plus is a really good media-centric device at its price of Rs 14,999. Lenovo took a perfectly good chance to capitalise on the fact that there aren’t a lot of devices of this form factor in the market. However, it cannot match the Mi Max due to a bunch of reasons. While it does get points for build quality, software and even audio, there are a few things that Lenovo has missed here.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/12/2016
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 60% display: 75% mobility: 65% workmanship: 70%
70% Lenovo Phab 2 Plus review: A giant phone meant for entertainment
Source: The Indian Express English
People in India are still okay with phablets it seems, for what else can explain these 6-inch plus phones in the market. But a giant phablet by definition is not for everyone. Lenovo Phab 2 Plus gets the entertainment bit right, both from display and audio perspective.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/10/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
64% Lenovo Phab 2 Plus Review
Source: Think Digit English
It’s disappointing that Lenovo hasn’t brought the Google Tango driven Phab 2 Pro to India. The Lenovo Phab 2 Plus is a device that needs a lot of work. It’s surpassed soundly, by the Xiaomi Mi Max, which incidentally is its chief and only real competitor as well. The Phab 2 Plus is slow, doesn’t have a display that a phone this size needs, and its battery life is decent at best.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 64%
Lenovo PHAB 2 Plus Review
Source: Fone Arena English
Overall, the Lenovo PHAB 2 Plus is a good successor to last year’s PAHB Plus, but it might not be the best phablet in the market for the price of Rs. 14,999. It has good build quality and the audio output is good as well, but the performance, especially gaming performance is not up to mark and the hybrid dual SIM slot might not be preferred by everyone. Dual cameras look good on paper, but is not very useful for everyday use since you will not use blur effect and background replacement often since it takes a lot of time. Battery life is also not impressive. This goes head to head with the Xiaomi Mi Max, which has an edge when it comes to battery life and performance. The phone is currently available only on Amazon.in. To summarize, here are the pros and cons of the smartphone.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/26/2016
Lenovo Phab 2 Plus First Impression: A Large Phablet With Dual Lens At The Rear With Various Interesting Camera Features
Source: PC Quest English
Though phablet category is not so popular these days, but only one competitor is out there for Lenovo is Xiaomi. Somehow, both has similar a bit different hardware combination, but Lenovo has a dual lens at the rear with loads of features which can add value to consumers. It looks promising product in the phablet category, yet we haven’t tested in the real world so just wait for our detailed Lenovo Phab 2 Plus review.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/09/2016

Foreign Reviews

Lenovo Phab 2 Plus
Source: ChinaMobileMag German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/19/2017
66% Tango auf Sparflamme
Source: Curved German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/10/2017
Rating: Total score: 66% performance: 52% display: 72% mobility: 74%

 

Comment

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, Lenovo acquired the majority of Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. 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.


Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

Qualcomm Adreno 405: Integrated graphics card for ARM based SoCs. Depending on the used SoC the clock rate is around 500 MHz and features 48 unified shaders.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.These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

ARM Mali-T720: Integrated graphics card in ARM based SoCs. Can be configured with up to 8 cores (T720 MP8) and 650 MHz core clock (at 28nm). Supports OpenGL ES 3.1, OpenCL 1.1, DirectX 11 FL9_3, and Renderscript. unknown: » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Qualcomm Snapdragon:

615 MSM8939:

Mid-range ARM SoC with 8 CPU cores (Cortex-A53, 64-bit capable) and an Adreno 405 GPU. Manufactured in a 28 nm LP process.

652 MSM8976: Upper middle class ARM based SoC with 8 CPU cores (64 Bit Cortex A72 and A53 mixture) and a Adreno 510 GPU. Mediatek:

MT8735: ARM based quad-core SoC (4x Cortex-A53 at up to 1.3 GHz) with 64-Bit support and an integrated LTE radio. :


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

0.218 kg:

This weight is typical for smartphones.

0.259 kg:


68.07%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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