The Lenovo Legion Duel 2 got launched with amazing specs, a bold gamer-esk design, RGB, Fans, Dual Charging, you name it, but the phone has failed at one stop and it is structural integrity, read all the way to know how this $1000+ phone breaks apart easily!
Lenovo Legion Duel 2
The Legion Duel 2 is the successor to the original Legion gaming smartphone, but this one has quite a few tricks up its sleeve that not many phones can do.
This monster of a phone comes with the Snapdragon 888 SoC, combined with up to 16GB ram, 512GB storage, and a huge 5500mAh battery (split in 2, 2750mAh cells) with 90w fast charging! The display is a 6.92″ AMOLED with a 144Hz refresh rate and 720Hz touch sampling rate.
There is a dual-camera system on the back with a 64MP main and a 16MP ultra-wide lens, while the front pop-up camera is 44MP.
This is a gaming phone, and it does scream it through its design. On the front, it has a 6.92″ Display with no notch as the front camera is popup. We do see 2 front-facing speakers in a triangular grill shape. The selfie camera is placed on the side of the phone so you can use the camera to stream yourself while playing games. On the back, we see that the phone has a central-based cooling system where the exact center of the device is raised with 2 RGB fans, a huge RGB Logo, and also the cameras. The middle keeps the sides of the device cooler so you can’t feel the heat when you grip the phone.
This phone also has some great features, like;
1. Dual Charging: You can plug in the phone from both charging ports simultaneously from one brick to charge the device at 90w, it fills the huge battery from 0 to 100% in 30mins.
2. Extra Buttons: The Extra haptic buttons on the side and the back provide you an advantage as your other fingers can be used and you will block less of the display.
3. Dual Cooling: This phone has two fans on the back, the bring all the heat to the center raised bump of the device so the device remains cool in the areas where you grip
4. Direct Power Mode: Your phone will directly power from electricity instead of using the battery to prevent heating up
This phone starts from €799 ($951 / PKR145,320) for the base 12/256GB model or €999 ($1,189 / PKR 181,670) for the 16/512GB
How does the phone break
Now even with all those features and all that power, a broken phone will be of no use right? That is something that happened in a JerryRigEverything video, in the bend test where usually 95% of the phones survive without a sweat, the Legion broke easily, with the first bend, the phone snapped in half completely.
The phone broke from the point where the back in raised for the central cooling. Now I know you won’t try to bend your $1000 phone, but it is so fragile especially with that middle bump, that getting pressed in your pocket or if someone accidentally sits on it, it will be enough to break/damage the phone. I think the phone is cool and has great specs, but the breaking of it has made me skeptical.
What do you guys think? Is this a good phone? Will you ever buy this phone? Why do you think the phone broke? Share your opinions in the comments below.