Torn between two phablets
Lenovo phab2 plus or huawei note 8 .. which one is the best???
It's a hybrid sim slot.
We can put one sim with memory card or use two Sims avoding memory card
Dear friends I purchased lenovo phab 2 plus and it's really a good phablet in this price .
The one thing I really surprised that we can't flash on while taking video. If anybody knows how to clear this issue plse help me.
I bought this phone because I needed a big screen with high ppi. Strangely, I started out by looking for a kindle, but they are so expensive here in China (I'm staying for a bit here) that I went looking for other options. When I searched on jd.com this phone stood out. It was about the same price as the kindle (a bit less than a thousand yuan), it had about the same screen size, better resolution (higher ppi) and it was a phone! I could use it for other things! That seemed good!
Actually my current phone, an LG Magna (H502F), drives me crazy because it is so slow, really! I attribute that slowness to it only having 1GB of RAM while I am forced to use several messaging apps all the time. So a phone with 3GB of RAM seemed really attractive. Then I read the review here:
and I was a bit disappointed with the phone, it said many bad things, about the speed, bulkiness, but especially the screen quality was really what made it look such a bad choice. I mean I wanted it for the screen, if it was bad I would have no use for it, and I am picky about screens! But because I had such a good feeling about this phone, and also because the one they recommended, the Xiaomi Max, was more than 50% more expensive here in China, and also because I read a good user's review here on this site, I decided to take a chance. It's cheap anyway.
When I received the phone I was utterly surprised! The phone is fast! I mean fast! I know it's only a mediatek CPU but it works pretty well for what I use it for. Internet, eBooks, wechat, etc. I didn't try any games. But wow, this really flows. And a large part of it has to do with the 3GB or RAM. I can have several pages open simultaneously in Chrome, a book in ezpdfreader, music on EsExplorer, another book on another pdf reader, a bunch of other apps running (settings, etc) and it never needs to reload a webpage or the desktop. It just flows. For me, coming from a 1GB phone, this is heaven (I have the latest software Chinese version - perhaps that makes a difference it's the PB2-670N_S000035_161202_PRC).
The other surprising thing was the screen. Yes it is a reflective screen, just like the review said. But reflective screens have the advantage that everything is very crisp. I am one of those persons that distinguishes individual pixels while working with a traditional computer and monitor. In this case, if the monitor is anything bellow 180 ppi I simply have to disable any kind of font smoothing (antialiasing) which is really bothersome. With modern phones I usually don't have that problem, due to higher ppi, but I feel the fonts are sometimes less defined than I would want. With this phone I have a screen which I simply adore. It's more crisp than my eyes can distinguish. And, most importantly, even in landscape mode, both of my eyes see the same kind of light. In many other screens, the light will be emitted differently, due to the small angle between the left and right eye. This difference makes it uncomfortable to read on the phone for a very long time. Here I found it very, very comfortable. I spent more than 6 hours reading a book and I never got tired. The fingertip reader is also a big plus coming from my old LG phone.
For movies it is somewhat good, it can display h264 movies fine, but it seems to have no hardware support for the HEVC (x265) codec, which is a pity. In any case MX player works perfectly with everything I've thrown at it, with the exception of HEVC 1080p, which stutters.
Negative points: the phone is heavy, now I'm a male who loves sports, I don't really notice its weight, but I can see that perhaps for many people it may become tiresome to hold. A related aspect is that, because it is so big and heavy, it seems that it might break if it falls to the ground. Of course I'm not sure about that (it never fell in my hands), but although I like it a lot, I am still use my terrible LG phone for the outdoors. The LG has fallen to the ground innumerable times (more than 30 - including sometimes when I was riding my bike) and it's all scratched on the sides, but still works perfectly, with a perfect, not-a-single-scratch, screen (and I never used any cover on the LG phone). But with the Lenovo, due to its size and weight, I'm afraid that one single bad fall may break the phone, even though I bought a protective back cover for it. Also, because it is so big it may be difficult to carry around (although I was able to put it in the pockets I tried so far). In my case, because of this fear it might get broken, I'm not really sure if I'll use it for the outside, specially while doing sports, etc.
The other thing I didn't like was the charging cable, it's too small and not very flexible.
Another thing I didn't like is the way it stands when you put it on a table. The camera's glass stands out and it just seem that it would be scratched sooner or later by just laying the phone down repeatedly. That's one of the reasons I bought a protective back cover.
But, for my needs, I did find the near perfect phone, and it was so cheap!! :-) Thanks for the other guy who also posted here a positive detailed review, you made the difference!!
Hi.....what is the issue with the dual SIM and dedicated slot for memory......I could not get that......please update...
The best phablet in the market today superspeed when you browse the internet and long battery life happy user
Rear camera Flash light not working while taking a video. Even after selecting fladh light automatic to on. Is there any solution kindly give me some solution guys ..
Vijay.K, 11 Mar 2017i purchased this last five days before ..my experience this worst GPU ...While playing youtub... moreI don't know where you purchased the Phab 2, but I have one and it works great since the begining, it's a very good phone for that price, the screen is great
I Planning buy lenovo Phab2 plus only think is i need to Know battery life of the mobile , and reliablity of the mobile , and over performance, like picture quality , videos , audio quality..
Best phablet in its price range. Using since nov2016. Not a single fault found.
ImamSathik, 20 Mar 2017Lenova Phab 2 Plus Support VolTe Default...
I asked a Question Not my Opinion...
It support Vote Or Not ?
Artin87, 26 Feb 2017Worst Gpu ever! I bought this phone about a week ago and realized how miserably it runs the ga... moreI have to disagree with you, my friend. I've been using this unit for the past month and it has been faultless, so far. Skyforce reloaded on later and insane stages played smoothly. I'm watching YouTube and locally stored videos at FHD without a glimpse of stutter. My only gripe though is that one more than one occasion I had to do a soft reset because either the notification sound (which is saved in internal memory) hangs and gives continuous sound or the camera won't save taken pictures. Aside from those, it's a pretty good smartphone.
Why do manufacturers keep giving us hybrid sim slots! This is not a true dual SIM phone as the user is forced to choose between adding memory or placing another SIM card. Why not follow the k4 note? Dual SIM AND a dedicated memory card slot. I have a dedicated SIM card for data only and now I'm forced to use the paltry internal memory for everything. It's very constricting since now I can't use my 128gb card!
i purchased this last five days before ..my experience
this worst GPU ...While playing youtube videos or internal videos... its every time sruack
pls friends don't buy this phone .. its my opinion
+ Big disply
- poor & low Quality display ...Worst GPU i have never seen this type GPU