Đánh Giá Lenovo Phab Plus

Yes, the new Lenovo Phab Plus is enormous and unweildy. No, it"s not worth buying if you vì not explicitly want a huge phone - or a tablet that can also make voice calls. Now that that"s out of the way, we can look at it for what it really is rather than dismissing it as ridiculous: a hybrid device designed for people who spend a lot more time playing games và watching videos than talking on the phone.

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Lenovo stresses the screen và audio quality of the Phab Plus, which is a way of saying it"s an entertainment-focused device. There really isn"t anything else lượt thích it on the market. With a metal toàn thân và a price tag cđại bại khổng lồ Rs. trăng tròn,000, Lenovo is trying to lớn create a premium niđậy in the voice-calling tablet market. Let"s see if the company has tapped a whole new sản phẩm category, or whether the Phab Plus is just a novelty that will soon be forgotten.

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Look and feelThe very first thing to khuyến mãi with when it comes to lớn this phone is its kích cỡ. With a 6.8-inch screen & very little space on the sides, it"s not as big as most small tablets. As far as phones go though, this might well be the biggest we"ve sầu ever tested. It looks lượt thích a stretched out iPhone 6 Plus (đánh giá | Pictures); taller và wider, but not perceptibly thicker. The comparison is especially valid because this is where the Phab Plus gets all its kiến thiết inspiration from. Not only is it available in grey, silver và gold, but the curved sides, flat back, antenmãng cầu lines và overall styling are also undeniably taken straight from Cupertino"s current aesthetic.

Of course, being an Android device, the front is a bit different. The proportion of screen to surrounding plastic is way higher. The narrow strip of trắng above the screen houses the earpiece, camera & sensor window in a straight line, while the matching one below is blank thanks khổng lồ the use of on-screen buttons. A status LED is hidden within the earpiece grille, và unfortunately isn"t visible at all unless you"re looking at the phone head-on.

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One original kiến thiết touch is the grille on the upper rear that houses the loudspeaker as well as the primary camera and its dual-LED flash. There are also two rather ugly stickers lower down, with regulatory information và barcodes.

The power & volume buttons are on the right but the sheer form size of this device means there"s no way to get the placement right - they"re almost always out of reach. There"s a tray on the left which can hold one Micro-SIM & either a secondary Nano-SIM or a microSD thẻ. As with many recent phones, you"ll have sầu lớn sacrifice storage expansion in order to use a second SIM, or vice versa. We are not in favour of this arrangement at all, especially if it isn"t made clear in the product"s spec sheet & promotional materials, as is often the case.

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As far as grip and comfort go, you really have sầu to treat this device lượt thích a smallish tablet. The Phab Plus weighs 229g which is a lot for a phone. Holding it up to lớn speak is awkward & uncomfortable after barely a few minutes. We tried bending & twisting the phone, and while there was a little flex, we weren"t afraid it would easily get damaged.

Lenovo thinks a lot of people will be willing to use this as their primary thiết bị di động device, replacing an ordinary điện thoại thông minh. We have our doubts about that, for the simple reason that it"s really awkward to carry around. Half of it will stiông xã out of a shirt pocket, & we were never quite comfortable with it in our pants or jeans pockets either. We were often worried about pickpockets when out & about, since it presents such an inviting target. It"s really more suitable to being carried around in a bag.

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SpecificationsThe Lenovo Phab Plus has fairly mid-range specifications, and if that doesn"t seem impressive sầu for the price it"s because you"re paying for the huge screen và build unique. The processor is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615, which has eight CPU cores and runs at 1.5GHz. There"s 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. MicroSD thẻ support goes up to 64GB, though as already stated, this will be at the cost of the second SIM.

The 6.8-inch screen has a resolution of 1080x19trăng tròn which is pretty good, but not as sharp as you might expect it lớn be. There"s a 13-megapx camera on the rear và a 5-megapixel one in front. The battery, which is not removable, has a capathành phố of 3,500mAh. Talk time is rated at 24 hours & standby time at 20 days.

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You get 4G access through both SIM slots. There"s tư vấn for the modern Wi-Fi 802.11 ac standard, but only Công nghệ Bluetooth 4.0 for some reason. Lenovo advertises Dolby Atmos sound enhancement & a specially designed "1.0cc sound chamber".

SoftwareThe Phab Plus runs Android 5.0.2 and in many ways behaves like Android on tablets in the way that apps use the screen. There isn"t any optimisation in the way the iPhone 6 Plus, for example, uses the additional space in landscape mode to display an extra column in the Messages và Settings apps. Lenovo has added shortcuts to the quiông xã settings panel that trigger what it calls "single h& micro screen" mode, "wide touch", & "single hvà keyboard" which don"t seem lớn have any effect at first.

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After digging through the settings we found that the former toggles a setting labelled "screen shrink" which lets you draw a "C" gesture anywhere, shrinking the display output lớn use only a corner of the screen. It moves when you tilt the phone, which is awkward, but you can also reposition it and choose between two levels of shrinkage. Further in the settings phầm mềm, there"s a section that says you can prsự kiện apps from running in "small window mode" - note the third different name for this feature - but what this actually does is only reject recognition of the gesture, not prsự kiện the apps from being shrunk.

As it turns out, "wide touch" is another name for "floating shortcut", which replicates the iOS Assistive sầu cảm ứng feature, a floating translucent button which is actually meant for people with limited ranges of motion but can be used to lớn overcome the problems presented by the enormous screen. "Single hvà keyboard" turned out lớn only affect the phone app"s keypad, not the actual system keyboard in any tiện ích that needs text input đầu vào. A little documentation about these features would really have sầu helped, especially because of the confusing names Lenovo has given them. Not even the downloadable PDF user guide on the company"s website was of any use - we had lớn discover all this through trial và error.

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Lenovo has skinned Android with custom icons, a tabbed panel in the Settings app, & a few preinstalled apps which are of little value. There"s one app which is sort of a đoạn phim brochure for the device you"ve sầu already bought, a Dolby Atmos ứng dụng which lets you choose between equaliser presets and create two custom profiles, McAfee điện thoại Security, & Lenovo"s own SYNCit and SHAREit which let you baông chồng up data và exchange files with other people.

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PerformanceUsing the Lenovo Phab Plus was occasionally a chore, but that"s more lớn vày with its kích cỡ and bulk than its hardware capabilities. That said, we did encounter a little bit of stuttering on rare occasions. Voice calls sounded a little hollow on both ends - we"re not too critical of this since calling is clearly not the device"s primary purpose, but it"s something potential buyers should be prepared to lớn khuyễn mãi giảm giá with.

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Gaming was pretty smooth with no noticeable problems in Dead Trigger 2. The big screen also worked well for other tasks - you can comfortably browse desktop websites, watch movies, play with creative apps và even get work done. Typing was the most awkward part of the usage experience because of the enormous and widely spaced on-screen keyboard. On the other hvà, people who have a tough time with small touchscreens might find themselves quite comfortable with the Phab Plus.

Videos played smoothly, but we were quite underwhelmed with the sound. The Phab Plus never really got loud enough for us, & sound was tinny & scratchy especially with music. The speaker"s positioning on the rear didn"t really work for movies and games, and while voices came through clearly enough, ambient sounds were quite lost. The Dolby Atmos effects could certainly be heard, but we wouldn"t necessarily say the sound was improved.

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The primary camera was decent, for the most part. Autofocus wasn"t always on point and details suffered a bit, but photos generally looked great unless we zoomed in to 100 percent. Night shots were also pretty good, though the phone was of course slower to loông xã focus và shutter lag increased quite a bit as well. Videos are taken at 720p by default, & though this can be bumped up khổng lồ 1080p, we weren"t pleased with the quality at all. Everything was grainy & dull.

In terms of benchmarks, the Phab Plus scored 34,148 in AnTuTu and 18,197 overall in Quadrant. Graphics tests were underwhelming, with the device managing only 15fps in GFXbench & 5,413 points in 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme.

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The battery lasted 6 hours, 34 minutes in our video clip loop test which would ordinarily be underwhelming, but is somewhat explained away by the huge screen. Day-to-day usage with a more realistic phối of gaming, Web browsing, calling, & lying idle yielded on average a day & a half of battery life.

VerdictThe Lenovo Phab Plus sits in a class of its own at the moment. 7-inch Android tablets with voice calling all seem khổng lồ be clustered at a lower price point & offer far worse specifications for less money. Lenovo is taking a chance with what seems lượt thích a nibịt within a niche.

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This device is awkward and oversized even by "phablet" standards. You"d really have sầu to be on board with all its pros and cons if you"re thinking it will replace your existing smartphone. It"s much more likely khổng lồ be a secondary device, but even so it"s hard to lớn imagine the primary target audience of young people picking it up as an indulgence at Rs. 18,000 which is the lowest market price we"ve seen so far.

The Phab Plus works well as an entertainment & Web surfing gadget, but not one that you carry around with you every day. The construction chất lượng và specifications make it worth its price, but much better mainstream smartphones are available as well.