Lenovo Phab 2 Pro Review: The First Tango Augmented Reality Smartphone

Lenovo Phab 2 Pro Full System Tests

AnTuTu’s latest benchmark suite returns a number of metrics ranked as scores, rather than frame rates or time to complete. We tested with the latest version of AnTuTu across all current, mainstream smartphone platforms including Android, iOS and even Windows Phone.

As you'll see in the chart below, AnTuTu returns four top level performance metric results that we are including here: CPU, RAM, 3D, UX (or User Experience), along with an overall score that factors in performance from all of the subsystem tests.
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Platform Benchmarks
Lenovo Phab 2 Pro AnTuTu perf2

The Phab 2 Pro drops in near the bottom of the pack here, though admittedly versus stiff competition. For reference, the Moto Z Play at the bottom of this chart is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chip with only 3GB of RAM and you can see the Phab 2 Pro's Snapdragon 652 (that's not a typo) with 4GB is quite a bit faster. As you might note, however, this test is fairly heavily weighted on 3D graphics performance and that's where the Phab 2 Pro, like the others in its quadrant, trails a bit. 

Moving on, GeekBench taxes only CPU cores in a handset (not graphics or storage), with both single and multi-threaded workloads.

Synthetic CPU Testing
Lenovo Phab 2 Pro Geekbench Perf2

Here the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro slots in more middle of the pack again, though it can't compete with the likes of the higher-end devices in this test. This test highlights that more cores doesn't always equal higher performance and the octal-core Snapdragon 652 powering the Phab 2 Pro doesn't keep up with the quad-core Kyro architecture in Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 found in devices like the Moto Z Force and Galaxy S7. Then again, those smartphones also retail for hundreds more than the Phab 2 Pro, and don't have on-board Tango AR technology. 

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