Lenovo Phab 2 Pro Video Review: More than just Tango?
It’s a huge phone.
Lenovo is partnering with Google, using the Phab 2 Pro as a showcase platform for some exciting new Augmented Reality technology. Google’s Tango system allows developers to add artificial elements to the real world for gaming, or to better interact with objects in space to track movement or measure distances, all while the phone can track and remember its own location in a room in real time. It’s like holding a piece of the future.
This is a bleeding edge feature, but does the rest of this hardware hold up under normal use. A 6.4″ display is an odd screen size to be found in North America. The mid-range chipset is capable, and we’re happy to see plenty of storage, but a $499.99 price tag is pretty far outside this being an impulse purchase. Buying this beast of a gadget, does it fulfill the role of being a daily driver phone, or should Lenovo’s option here be considered another companion device to a proper “normal” smartphone.