Lenovo recently started its Phablet series – Phab. Well, a Phablet is the device which lie between a smartphone and tablet. Lenovo Phab, Lenovo Phab Plus, Lenovo Phab 2, Lenovo Phab 2 Plus, and Lenovo Phab 2 Pro are some of the phablets from Lenovo. All are featuring screen size above 6 inches. Today, we will compare two phablets from Lenovo - Lenovo Phab 2 Pro and Lenovo Phab 2.
Design and Display
Lenovo Phab 2 Pro is a successor to Lenovo Phab 2 with many improved features. Lenovo Phab 2 Pro is like a big brother of Lenovo Phab 2. Lenovo Phab 2 Pro has a metallic body with the dimensions of 179.80 x 88.60 x 10.70mm and weighs 259 grams, which is slightly heavier than Lenovo Phab 2.
Lenovo Phab 2 Pro is equipped with 6.4-inch display which comes with IPS LCD screen. It has a 2k or Ultra-High Definition display which gives a clear and sharp picture. It has a screen resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels and screen to body ratio is 70.8 %. This device has a pixel density of 459 PPI which is good. It has a great display and sunlight legibility is just superb.
Lenovo Phab 2 also has a metallic body with the dimensions of 175.00 x 89.50 x 9.6mm. It is slightly thinner than Lenovo Phab 2 Pro. It is also very light and weighs 225 grams.
Lenovo Phab 2 is also equipped with same 6.4-inch display and IPS LCD screen. But, the display is the only High Definition (HD), not even Full High Definition (FHD). It has a screen resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels and screen to body ratio of 71.93%. It has a pixel density of 229 PPI which is very less for 6.4-inch screen.
Both the devices lack a physical home key button and have three capacitive keys with back key on the left side. There is no branding on the front side for both the phones. In Lenovo Phab 2 Pro, 8 MP front camera lies above the display whereas Lenovo Phab 2 has 5 MP camera on the front side. In both the devices, power key and volume keys lie on the right side. The hybrid SIM tray lies on the left side of the phone. Again, for both the devices 3.5 mm headphone jack is located at the top of the device and back cover is not- user replaceable.
There is no fingerprint sensor in the Lenovo Phab 2 whereas the fingerprint scanner in the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro is located at the back of the phone below the camera.
Performance wise Lenovo Phab 2 Pro clearly beats Lenovo Phab 2 with 4 RAM and improved processor. Lenovo Phab 2 runs on lesser 3 GB RAM. Lenovo Phab 2 Pro also uses 1.8 Ghz Octa core processor whereas Lenovo Phab 2 has 1.3 Ghz quad Core processor. Lenovo Phab 2 Pro uses fast Snapdragon 652 processor while Lenovo Phab 2 has older and slower MediaTek MT8735 processor. Even for the graphics, Lenovo Phab 2 Pro uses faster and better Adreno 510 GPU.
Both the devices run on the same operating system i.e. Android Marshmallow (6.0) with its own VIBE UI on top.
Camera and Storage
Lenovo Phab 2 Pro is one of the few devices using Google 3D Tango Augmented Reality technology in its camera. This is one of the most important features which set it apart from Lenovo Phab 2 and other devices as well. The Google 3D technology adds a wide-angle camera and depth-sensing unit to the 16MP rear camera. Additionally, it has all the usual shooting modes like Continuous Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), and Touch to Focus. This device lacks Optical Image Stabilization and LED FLASH.
For selfies, Lenovo Phab 2 Pro has an 8 MP front camera with no flash.
Lenovo Phab 2, on the other hand, is equipped with 13 MP rear camera with CMOS image sensor and phase detection autofocus. It also has the usual shooting modes. The images have the resolution of 4128 x 3096 Pixels.
For selfies, Lenovo Phab 2 has a 5 MP front camera with no flash.
Lenovo Phab 2 Pro comes with an internal storage of 64 GB while Lenovo Phab 2 has 32 GB of internal storage. Both the devices use the hybrid slot and the memory can be expanded up to 128 GB.
Battery and Connectivity
Both the devices have a similar battery capacity of the 4050mAh battery. They both have a non-removable battery but only Phab 2 Pro supports fast charging.
Both the devices are dual SIM device, but with a hybrid slot, which means you can only use one SIM and memory card or two SIMs and no memory card. In Lenovo Phab 2 Pro, only one SIM supports 4G whereas in Lenovo Phab 2, both SIM support 4G. Also, both the devices support microUSB 2.0. Lenovo Phab 2 Pro has a fingerprint sensor, which is missing in Phab 2.
Lenovo Phab 2 Pro is an elder brother to Lenovo Phab 2. If you need a phone with big screen and average performance on a mid-range budget, then you should choose Lenovo Phab 2. But, if budget is not an issue and you want a phone with overall good performance, then Lenovo Phab 2 Pro is a better choice.
Lenovo Phab 2 Pro price in India is said to be about Rs33,390 in India whereas Lenovo Phab 2 is said to cost Rs11,999.