Lenovo Phab Plus: hands-on with the 6.8-inch giant (Video)

Lenovo emerged as one of the manufacturers with an impossible-to-ignore lineup of new devices this year at IFA, bringing us all manner of new laptops, tablet, phones, and all the hybrid model living in-between. We’ve already had the chance to go hands-on with a bunch of these new devices at early briefing events, including the company’s giant new phablet (or should we just call it a tablet at this size?), the 6.8-inch Phab Plus. And while we brought you a first-hand account and plenty of pics of the model, sometimes you’ve just got to see a phone in action before you can really start forming your opinions on it. For that, we tracked down the Phab Plus at IFA this weekend for a hands-on look at this oversized phone.

There’s more to this handset than just its big screen, and we also find a phone offering a nice slim build, a speaker capable of producing some room-filling audio, and some decently smooth performance, especially considering the mid-range hardware powering the handset.

Still, even with all those other considerations, if you’re going to embrace the Phab Plus, you’re going to have to come to terms with that 6.8-inch screen. Will it be the right size to super-charge your mobile productivity, or are you going to feel more comfortable with a traditionally sized device? Watch on to see what we found during our run-in with the phone.

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits Read more about Stephen Schenck!