Lenovo Phab Plus PB1 preview – combining the capabilities of both, a smartphone and a tablet in a beautiful 6.8-inch device

The continuous growth in smartphones screen sizes has made the line between them and tablets really thin and completely fades out, as we can see in this case. The 6.8-inch Lenovo Phab Plus PB1 is the living example.

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6.8-inch Full HD display and 7.6 mm profile

What else can we start this preview with, if not the huge display. The diagonal of Phab Plus PB1 is 6.8 inches so calling this device a small tablet isn’t necessarily a mistake. However, the relatively small side bezels provide a somewhat comfortable grip with one hand. Anyway, the resolution of the display is Full HD (1920 x 1080), leading to 326 ppi or in other words – detailed images. The IPS panel of the screen promises rich and vivid colors, high contrast ratio and wide viewing angles.

Lenovo Phab Plus PB1 is distinguished by its premium appearance owing to the aluminum unibody construction and very thin profile – only 7.6 mm. The device not only looks premium, but feels that way too. Lenovo has made sure to make it usable with one hand by including a very useful and neat feature called micro-screen. This function shrinks the display area to a more manageable size. The virtual button called Wide Touch is also present. It grants you quick access to some key features on the device.

Android 5.0 Lollipop and Snapdragon 615

The OS on Phab Plus PB1 is Android 5.0 Lollipop and on top of it is Lenovo’s custom UI that brings a lot of pre-installed apps and useful features making the device much more functional and easy to use.

Moving on to the hardware, we can tell for sure that the phablet will be capable of running any app found on the Google Play store. Speaking of which, the SoC of Phab Plus PB1 is Snapdragon 615 boasting eight cores separated into two clusters. The first one consists of four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.0 GHz that take care of the lighter tasks and preserve battery. The second one features the same Cortex-A53 cores, but clocked at the higher 1.5 GHz activating when you’re dealing with more demanding apps or games. The SoC also integrates the Adreno 405 GPU and 2GB of RAM. The internal storage of the device is 32GB and there is also a microSD memory card slot available, if you need some extra space.

3500 mAh battery, 13MP camera and Dolby Atmos audio

Despite the thin profile, Phab Plus PB1 features a 3500 mAh battery and according to the manufacturer it should be able to provide more than 24 hours of talk time. Although this sound great, we should keep in mind that one of the main energy consumers, the huge display, doesn’t play a role in this test, so don’t set your expectations too high.

At the back side of the phablet, you’ll find the 13MP rear camera with autofocus and double LED flash while at the front – the 5MP selfie shooter with wide-angle lens.

Thanks to the Dolby Atmos speakers you’ll be able to enjoy high quality sound, regardless if you’re listening to music, watching movies or playing a game.


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Specs sheet

OSAndroid v5.0.2 (Lollipop)
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939 (4-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4-core 1.50 GHz Cortex-A53)
GPUAdreno 405
Display6.8-inch IPS capacitive multitouch display with 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution
ConnectivityBluetooth 4.0, 802.11b/g/n, 4G/LTE
Cameras13MP with autofocus and double LED flash (rear), 5MP wide-angle lens (front)
  • Dual SIM card phone
  • microSD memory card slot, supports up to 32GB
  • micro-USB port
  • built-in speaker
  • 3.5 mm headphone jack
Battery3500 mAh
Dimensions96.6 x 186.6 x 7.6 mm
Weight220 grams

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7 years ago

When I play games or talk on phab hardly for 10 mints it be ones hot