Lenovo recently launched its Lenovo Phab 2 Plus in India at Rs 14,999; a successor to the company’s original Phab Plus phone. Lenovo’s mid budget phone finds itself priced in one of the most competitive segments in the Indian smartphone market among other phones like – Moto G Plus (4th Gen), HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle and Samsung Galaxy J7. Today however, we will be focussing on the Phab 2 Plus when pitched against a popular budget smartphone from Xiaomi – the Mi Max, a fellow phablet design.
Lenovo Phab 2 Plus and the Xiaomi Mi Max are priced exactly the same. Both devices also feature 6.4-inch displays, 3GB RAM and 32GB of storage; but this is where the similarity ends. Xiaomi Mi Max features a massive 4850 mAh battery compared to Phab 2 Plus’ 4050 mAh battery. Mi Max is also 15gms lighter than the Phab 2 Plus, at just 203gms.
Phab 2 Plus comes with a dual-rear camera setup that can let users take DSLR-style picture. The Mi Max on the other hand comes with a 16MP primary camera. The selfie shooter on the Phab 2 Plus is 8MP against the Mi Max’s 5MP camera.
Lenovo Phab 2 Plus
Lenovo Phab 2 Plus comes with a 6.4-inch Full HD display (1920 x 1080p resolution) along with a 2.5D curved front glass design. The phone is powered by an octa-core MediaTek MTK8783 processor, along with 3GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage (expandable to 128GB via microSD). Phab 2 Plus comes with a dual-SIM support and is 4G VoLTE capable. It is backed by a 4,050 mAh battery.
Lenovo’s highlight for the Phab 2 Plus is for certain the dual-rear camera setup on the device, which comes with two 13MP sensors. These sensors feature Fujitsu’s Milbeaut Image Signal Processor, which the company claims allows for DSLR-like effects and good low-light shots. The camera mode of the phone gives users a manual mode and the ability to change the focus. The front shooter on the phone is 8MP.
An AR mode in the Phab 2 Plus allows for users to superimpose effects on virtual backgrounds while taking pictures or making videos. The phone is also equipped with Dolby Audio Capture 5.1 surround sound, and comes with sensors like – G-sensor, proximity sensor, E-compass and L-sensor.
Xiaomi Mi Max
Xiaomi Mi Max was launched in June 2016, and features a 6.44-inch IPS LCD display (1920 x 1080 pixels resolution). The phone is powered by a hexa-core Snapdragon 650 processor, coupled with an Adreno 510 GPU. It features 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage (expandable to 256GB via microSD).
The primary camera on the Mi Max is a 16MP sensor with an f/2.0 aperture. It features autofocus, phase detection and a dual-LED flash setup. The front shooter on the Mi Max is a 5MP sensor. The phone is backed by a 4,850 mAh non-removable battery. Sensor package on the phone includes – accelerometer, proximity, compass and finger print sensor.