Lenovo PHAB PLUS – Tablet & Phone Review

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Lenovo Phab Plus sports a 6.8-inch IPS display (326 ppi) and resolution supports Full HD 1920 x 1080 pixels. It’s powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon  615 64-bit octal-core 28nm LP 1.5Ghz [8x ARM Cortex A53] processor, 2GB LP DDR3 800Mhz Ram and enclosed in a metal unibody design. The IPS LCD panel made by a Chinese company “Boe” model nt35532 and frame rate 60Hz.

The Lenovo PHAB comes with 13-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 5-megapixel front shooter for selfies.  The operating system [OS] runs Android 5.1.1 Marshmallow 64bits and is powered by a 3500mAh non removable battery. It also comes with a Micro-SIM [LTE] and packs with embedded Multi-Media Controller [eMMC] package 32GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 64GB via a microSD card.

Hardware Specification

OS

Android 5.1.1 Lollipop

Display

6.8-inch LED Backlight Boe IPS panel; 1920 x 1080 (FHD)

5-point multi-touch support;

CPU

Qualcomm Snapdragon 615, Octa core A53 1.5GHz

Memory

2GB LP DDR3 800Mhz

Storage

32GB eMMC 4.51

Graphics

Andreno  405

Wireless Data Network

WLAN 802.11ac/a/b/g/n, dual band 2.4GHz/5GHz

Bluetooth V 4.0

Cameras

5MP front camera (720p video recording)

13MP rear camera (1080p video recording)
f/2.2, autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash

Audio

Back speakers

Support: Dolby Atmos

Interface

1 × Micro USB

1 × 2-in-1 Audio Jack (Headphone / mic-in)

1 × Micro SD Card Reader, up to 64GB (SDXC)

Sensors

G-Sensor/ E-compass / Gyroscope / Ambient Light Sensor / Hall Sensor / Proximity Sensor

Battery

3500mAh Li-polymer

Navigation

GPS & GLONASS

Color

Gunmetal Grey
Honey Gold

Dimension

186.6 x 96.6 [HxW]

Weight

229g

Warranty

1 Year Local Warranty

Processor: Snapdragon 615 with Adreno 405 GPU

Model number Semiconductor technology CPU instruction set CPU GPU DSP Memory technology
Snapdragon 615 28 nm ARMv8 8 Cores – 8x Cortex A53 up to 1.5 GHz 64bits Adreno 405 64bits Hexagon V50 Single Channel LPDDR3 800Mhz

The Snapdragon 65 chipset was built on a power-efficient 28nm LP process, this allows its ARM eight Cortex A53 cores to be clocked up to 1.5GHz and the graphics processor powered by Adreno 405.

The Snapdragon 615 processor offers many advantages: The processor integrates superior user experiences for high-tier mobile devices, while maintaining industry-leading battery performance.

– 64-bit processing + Quad 1.5GHz ARM® Cortex™ A53 + Quad 1.0GHz A53 CPU

– Integrated 4G LTE • Support for Category 4 speeds up to 150 Mbps download, and up to 50 Mbps upload
– Support for LTE dual SIM, dual standby (DSDS) and Qualcomm® RF360™ solution
– Software and pin compatibility with the Snapdragon 410 processor
– Integrated Qualcomm® Adreno™ 405 GPU brings premium tier graphics quality to the Snapdragon high tier

– HEVC H.265 hardware decoding for bandwidth and power efficiency + High-performance ISP (image signal processor) offers support for up to 21MP image sensors

A loudspeaker 1.0 cc Sound Chamber bar which is placed at the rear beside the camera, is capable of producing loud and crisp sounds with acceptable amount of bass. It’s support Dolby Atmos surrounds sound help boost the overall entertainment experience.

Right up top is the headset jack, while down at the bottom is the micro USB port and the microphone.

Photoshoot – Auto mode 10 Megapixels (16:9)

The main camera of the Lenovo PHAB PLUS has an 13-megapixel with an autofocus as well as an aperture of f/2.2.

Benchmark

Let’s have a look at how the three tablets perform.

Model Lenovo PHAB PLUS Zenpad 3 MeMO Pad 8 [ME581CL]
Display 6.8 inch 8 inch 8 inch
Resolution 1920 x 1200 FHD 2048 x 1536 QXGA 1920 x 1200 FHD
Processor Snapdragon 615 – 64Bits Snapdragon 650 – 64Bits Intel Atom Z3560 – 64Bits
Clock speed 200Mhz – 1500Mhz 400Mhz – 1800Mhz 500Mhz – 1830Mhz
Cores 8 Cores 6 Cores 4 Cores
Graphics Snapdragon Adreno 405 Snapdragon Adreno 510 PowerVR G6430
RAM DDR3L – 2GB DDR3L – 4GB DDR3L – 2GB
Memory 32GB 32GB 16GB
Android 5.1.1 6.0.1 5.0.1
Firmware 160923 3.3.18 12.14.2.26


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3DMark for Android
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AnTuTu Bechmark

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AS SD Benchmark

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Vellamo Benchmark

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