October 15, 2015

What would our daily morning commute be like without our smart devices? Not too bad, actually. During a time not too long ago, people would be listening to their Discmans, reading a book, observing their surroundings (and people) or just zoning out as they make their way to work. These days, we’re all glued to our smart devices to check our social networks, playing games or watching a show. In essence, we’re consuming media pretty much all the time when we’re idling, a trend that Chinese tech company Lenovo has observed, which led to the introduction of their very first phablet, the Lenovo PHAB Plus.

This phablet boasts a 6.8-inch Full HD IPS with a pixel density of 326 PPI and is equipped with Dolby ATMOS sound to bring your media consumption experience onto a new level. It even has a built-in soundbox on the back of the device to further project and enhance the audio, though you really should only do that at home (you don’t want people to give you the stink eye on the train, or worse, “STOMP” you). The 13-megapixel rear camera has five lenses to help you shoot super sharp images while the accompanying dual-colour temperature flash improves white balance. And yes, you can still take selfies with the 5-megapixel front-facing angle with wide angle lens. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor ensures that all your apps run smoothly and your multimedia content will play without any hiccups. To top it all off, the 3500mAh battery provides you with enough juice to last you the day.

Lenovo PHAB Plus, $499. Available in Titanium Silver, Honey Gold and Gunmetal Grey online and at Lenovo retail stores.