Recently, Lenovo has unveiled the Legion Phone Duel 2 for the Philippine market and it’s the latest gaming smartphone to arrive in the country. So what can we expect from this device? Check out our hands-on of the smartphone below.
For our hands-on, we got the black Legion Duel Phone 2 which is a prototype which is why we cannot benchmark this device.
The Legion Duel Phone 2 comes with a design that is close to the original one as the smartphone is mainly designed to be used in landscape mode but unlike before, we now have more features and things to forward to.
First, you’ll notice that the smartphone is thick which is why using a case on this one would make the smartphone uncomfortable to hold. At the back, we can also see the Legion logo of the smartphone but it’s not just that because it also comes with RGB lights.
Another unique feature of the smartphone is that it comes with a fan at the back which is probably the reason why the middle part of the back of the smartphone is thicker than I expected but it also adds to the grip of the smartphone.
There are shoulder buttons too and unlike the previous generation, we now have an L2 and R2 button on the smartphone which gives us more options and it’s very useful for emulators as previous consoles feature quad shoulder buttons on their controllers.
As for the ports, this one still supports 90W Charging and we still have here a USB-C port below and also on the side which means that we can charge the smartphone with two USB-C cables. Unfortunately, 3.5mm audio jack is still missing on this one so we have to rely on the USB-C port for your wired earphones.
For the display, we got here a large 6.92-inch AMOLED display and it comes with 120Hz refresh rate and 720Hz touch sampling rate with HDR10+. The display is very responsive and it’s really bright. The colors are just good and it’s really responsive when playing games. For my hands, the 6.92-inch is big enough for different games whether that’s PUBG, Wild Rift, or Genshin Impact.
At the back, there’s the camera of the smartphone and it comes with a 64MP main camera and a 16MP ultrawide camera. Just like the original one, the Legion Duel Phone 2 comes with a pop-up 44MP camera. Well, the quality isn’t the best one in the market and you can find some shots a little soft especially at low light on both the rear and front cameras of the smartphone. But again, this is just an engineering unit of the smartphone.
But of course, the smartphone comes with a feature in where you can stream directly from your smartphone and it has improved even further as you can remove the background even without a green screen or you can use emojis as your character.
There’s the rampage mode in where it boosts the CPU and GPU of the smartphone which helps in improving the resources and performance even more. Speaking of CPU, the smartphone comes with a Snapdragon 888 CPU and it goves up to 16GB RAM and 512GB storage.
Unfortunately, we’re using an engineering unit of the smartphone so we cannot benchmark it but it does come with a 5500mAh battery and you can fully charge the smartphone in just minutes.
Overall, the Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2 got almost everything that we need on a gaming smartphone. We got a powerful hardware inside, a built-in fan which cools down the smartphone and of course, the trigger buttons. It might not have a headphone jack but it’s powerful enough for mobile gamers.
The Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2 starts at a price of Php39,995 for the 12GB/256GB variant and Php49,995 for the 16GB/512GB variant.