Lenovo Phab Review

Created date: 11/18/2018, 01:09:50, Updated date: 04/16/2020, 06:05:33

Detailed review of Lenovo Phab's features

How does the Lenovo Phab's ease-of-use and capabilities rate? We reviewed this device from a wide range of aspects, according to each type of purpose. From the battery to its camera capabilities, CPU and design, we thoroughly reviewed this phone across a wide range of aspects.

Review of the product design of the Lenovo Phab

Rating of the ease of carrying it around and getting it in and out of bags or pockets

When deciding whether to buy an Lenovo Phab, the first important factor is its size. Smartphones are used daily, and so it is important how easily they can be carried around and pulled out of bags or pockets. This review assesses how easy it is to carry the Lenovo Phab around and put it away.

Ease of grasping it in your hand to carry around

The Lenovo Phab is hard to hold with one hand, so it would be to stop carrying it in your wallet. Also, when holding the Lenovo Phab, it is difficult to have a firm grip of it, so be careful not to drop it. If possible, when carrying it around, it would be better to do so with the device in your bag.

Ease of carrying it around when placing it in your pocket

It doesn't feel strange even when you put the Lenovo Phab in a pocket. In addition, when sitting on a chair with the phone in a pocket, it can be kept comfortably as it doesn't get caught on one's clothes or body.

Ease of getting it in and out of your pocket

With the Lenovo Phab, it is quite difficult to put it into your pocket and then take it out again. If you try to put it in your pocket, the cloth in your pocket may rip, or the phone may be damaged because of pressure.

Ease of getting it in and out of your bag

The Lenovo Phab is a size that allows you to take it in and out of your bag and use it with ease. Also, since it is compact, even if your bag is small it won't get too bulky which is convenient.

Assessment of user-friendliness and ease of handling

It is important to consider the ease of using the phone in one hand. It can be said that it would be very useful if it is easier for you to send emails and instant messages or answer calls using one hand while cooking or using your computer. Here, we have reviewed the Lenovo Phab by focusing on the ease of using it in one hand and the ease of typing in letters.

Ease of grasping the phone in one hand

The Lenovo Phab is so large that you can hardly move your fingers on the device while holding it with one hand. You can't extend your fingers to reach the end of the phone unless your have a big hand, so you pretty much have to hold it with one hand while going about your business with the phone using the other hand.

The weight you feel when using the phone with one hand

The Lenovo Phab feels too heavy to operate with one hand, so the device wouldn't be a good choice even if you are just going to use it for a short period of time. We suggest that you hold it tightly with both hands as it may hurt your hands if you use it with just one hand for an extended period of time.

Ease of pushing the upper button on the screen using one hand

When using the Lenovo Phab with just one hand, it is quite difficult to press the button on the screen edge. We suggest you operate the device with both your hands rather than pushing your luck with just one hand.

The size of the buttons on the App

The buttons on the Lenovo Phab are displayed quite large. Because of this, it is difficult to press something by mistake and it feels very easy to use. Even with games that use small buttons, it's difficult to press something by mistake making it very easy to play.

Ease of typing in letters using the flick function

It is difficult to type with one hand using theLenovo Phab. If you try too hard to type, the hand you hold the phone with may slip and you may end up dropping the device. As such, we suggest you type with both your hands on the phone.

Ease of typing in letters using the keybord funtion

I think it is easy to use the buttons on the Lenovo Phab as they are displayed in large sizes. However, it is difficult not to make typos when typing at high speeds. I don't think you will feel it difficult to type if you are careful when typing.

Assessment of whether it is suitable for standard use

Assessment of whether it is suitable for standard use

For people who use their smartphone on a daily basis, high performance is a rather important factor. When the performance is not good enough, then, for example, applications don't work as they should or the screen is difficult to see, and this causes stress. This review looks at whether the performance of the Lenovo Phab is suitable for making phone calls, messaging, or using SNS.

The size of the letters and the ease of operation

Because the display of the Lenovo Phab is much larger than ordinary phones, characters are displayed quite large. Therefore, it is suitable for reading long bodies of text and exchanging long messages while doing research.

Ease of reading sentences

The Lenovo Phab displays fonts relatively nicely, and even small characters can be displayed nicely. While people with good eyes can see the jagged outlines of characters when they look at the display up close, this does not make the characters difficult to see. It can be said to be a display that is adequately suitable for reading text.

The beauty of the overal screen

The Lenovo Phab can display photos and videos beautifully. While people with good eyes can see jagged outlines when they look at the display up close, it is not really something of concern.

Ease of writing sentences

The Lenovo Phab has enough screen space even when typing and the screen is hidden by the on screen keyboard. Because the sentences being typed can be seen clearly, the phone's screen size makes it suitable for typing and editing large bodies of text such as office documents.

Does it have sufficient performance to make calls and send emails?

When using the Lenovo Phab for calls, emails, or for chatting the processing power can be insufficient, and you can experience slowdowns as a result. When using apps it felt like the motion would get caught up which was a bit stressful. For ordinary more relaxed use this slowing isn't at a level that would bother you, but its performance is not suited for fast control.

Does it have sufficient performance to search for things and using Social Networks?

The performance felt lacking when using the internet and SNS. Sometimes the apps felt like they were running slowly. If I kept using it when that happened apps would close suddenly or stop completely.

Does it have sufficient performance to do other tasks while searching for things and using Social Networks?

For example, if you're using multiple apps simultaneously, such as swapping between SNS or chat frequently, it will gradually start to operate slowly. If you use it for a long period in this way apps can begin to forcefully close due to lack of memory and can crash.

Summary of Lenovo Phab performance and functions

The size and weight of the Lenovo Phab

The body of the Lenovo Phab is 3.8 inches (97 mm) wide, 7.3 inches (186 mm) long, and 0.4 inches (8.9 mm) thick. Also, the screen size is 6.98 inch, and it weighs 250 oz (250 g). Compared to normal smart phones, it has quite an impressive size. It is easy to see and operate due to the large screen, but you can almost forget about using it with one hand. It is quite heavy and not really suitable for operating with one hand.

Lenovo Phab
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Lenovo PhabLenovo Vibe ShotLenovo P90
ColorTuxedo Black/Polar White/Aqua Blue/Cherry RedCrimson/Pearl White/Graphite GreyPearl White/Lava Red/Onyx Black
Dimensions (width x height x thickness)3.8 inches (97 mm) x 7.3 inches (186 mm) x 0.4 inches (8.9 mm)2.8 inches (70 mm) x 5.6 inches (142 mm) x 0.3 inches (7.3 mm)3.0 inches (77.4 mm) x 5.9 inches (150 mm) x 0.3 inches (8.5 mm)
Weight250 oz (250 g)145 oz (145 g)156 oz (156 g)
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Display of the Lenovo Phab

The Lenovo Phab has a IPS LCD screen with a resolution of 720 x 1280. Although still good, the screen and image quality is bit low compared to standard smartphones. People who play games may feel that it is slightly lacking.

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Display size6.98 inch5 inch5.5 inch
Display typeIPS LCDIPS LCDIPS LCD
Screen resolution (width x height)720 x 12801080 x 19201080 x 1920
Pixel density210 ppi440 ppi400 ppi
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The battery life of the Lenovo Phab

The Lenovo Phab has a battery capacity of 4250 mAh. Compared to normal smart phones, it has quite a high-capacity battery.

The processing capability of the Lenovo Phab

The Lenovo Phab uses the Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410 CPU with 1.2GHz×4(Quad core). The memory capacity is 1GB. It has low spec processing power and its performance is lower than typical smartphones. Also, memory space is slightly smaller than average smartphones. There are many times when storage space feels insufficient. Ultimately, it's just barely enough to get by.

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ChipsetQualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615Intel Atom Z3560
CPU specs1.2GHz×4(Quad core)1.7GHz+1.0GHz×8(OctaCore)1.83GHz×4(Quad core)
RAM size1GB3GB2GB
Storage size16GB32GB32GB
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The camera of the Lenovo Phab

The Lenovo Phab has a back camera with 13 MP. The front camera has 5 MP. Its rear camera has slightly better performance compared to normal smart phones. While there are times when I feel it is lacking, it is able to take pictures with satisfactory quality almost all the time. The front camera performance is also roughly the same as a standard smartphone. The image quality for longer distance photography is less than satisfactory, but on the whole, there are no issues with short distance photos.

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Rear-camera resolution13 MP16 MP13 MP
Front-camera resolution5 MP8 MP5 MP
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