WHAT IS IT?
Big Display at a Budget. It won’t leave a big dent in your pocket whilst offering you high-end multimedia experience.
HOW DOES IT FEEL OUT OF THE BOX?
As soon as you take it out of the box, it feels nice and premium and doesn’t feel like a budget device. The build quality, curved 2.5 D glass and the metal unibody design, screen bezels everything feels right for the price. It weighs 218g (7.69 oz) which is on the heavier side but manageable considering the fact that it is a 6.4-inch Phablet.
HOW DOES IT PERFORM?
Let’s talk about the display first as it is the main USP of the phone. It’s bright and vivid and offers good viewing angles. It has a Full HD display (1080 X 1920). Watching movies on movie streaming apps like Netflix is a boon and it also comes with Dolby Atmos for the speakers. The speakers have also been placed on the bottom which is a good thing as you don’t need to worry about keeping your phone upright always. The Dolby mode does make a considerable difference mainly when you are using headphones or speakers.Powering the phone is a 1.3 GHz Octa-Core MediaTek MTK8783 processor and it is running Android 6.0 (Marshmellow) out of the box. It also sports 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 128GB via a microSD card.Another interesting bit on the Phab 2 Plus is the Dual camera setup at the rear. The primary camera is 13-megapixel at the rear and the front camera is 8-megapixel. The dual-camera setup isn’t that great and cannot be compared with dual camera phones like the Honor 8.
SHOULD I BUY ONE?
If you are looking for a phone with a big display to watch movies and hardcore performance isn’t your main criteria, then the Phab 2 Plus makes sense for you. Having said that, the big display comes at the cost of added weight and if the inconvenience of everyday usage if you have normal human hands.Stay tuned to thetechy.com for a detailed comparison of the Phab 2 Plus with the Xiaomi Mi Max.