Why The Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2 Makes For A Badass Gaming Phone

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The gaming phone market is a subset of the larger phone industry, and it is presently dominated by a few phone manufacturers including the likes of Asus, Black Shark, and Razer. Lenovo may be late to the party—its debut gaming phone only arrived on the scene in July 2020—but it has managed to leave quite a big impression with its innovative approach to the niche device. We take a closer look at its latest gaming phone, the Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2, which has landed in Malaysia recently.

What Is The Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2?

Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2 front design
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The Legion Phone Duel 2 is Lenovo’s second stab on the gaming phone form factor. It succeeded the Legion Duel barely nine months after the latter burst into the scene. Officially announced on April 8, 2021, the Legion Phone Duel 2 was launched locally on June 25.

How Does The Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2 Stack Up Against Its Competitors?

Here’s a look at what the Legion Phone Duel 2 offers, and how it fares against two other top flagship gaming phones that are among the best in the market—the Asus ROG Phone 5 Ultimate and Black Shark 4 Pro.

Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2 Asus ROG Phone 5 Ultimate Black Shark 4 Pro
6.92-inch AMOLED 144Hz display (2460 x 1080) 6.78-inch AMOLED 144Hz display (2448 x 1080) 6.67-inch Super AMOLED 144Hz display (2400 x 1080)

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G

256GB/512GB internal storage memory (UFS 3.1) 512GB internal storage memory (UFS 3.1) 256GB/512GB internal storage memory (UFS 3.1)
Under-display fingerprint sensor Under-display fingerprint sensor Side-mounted fingerprint sensor

Android 11

64MP primary camera

16MP ultrawide camera

64MP primary camera

13MP ultrawide camera

5MP macro camera

64MP primary camera

8MP ultrawide camera

5MP macro camera

44MP motorised pop-up front camera 24MP front camera 20MP front camera
5,500mAh battery

65W fast charging (single USB-C port)

90W fast charging (dual USB-C port)

6,000mAh battery

65W fast charging

10W reverse charging

4,500mAh battery

120W fast charging

4 Reasons To Get The Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2 As Your Gaming Phone

Equal Form, Equal Function Design

Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2 overall design
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Smartphones generally look like a carbon copy of each other these days, which is not a surprise. Gaming phones do a better job of differentiating from each other with their outlandish designs that appeal to the gamer crowd. The Legion Phone Duel 2 though, is something else.

If you like unconventional phone designs that break the mould, this phone couldn’t be more distinctive. From having the big camera bump at the centre back of the device to the pop-up selfie camera at the side instead of up top, the Legion Phone Duel 2 is designed around the idea of giving users the best handheld experience. There’s nothing getting in the way of holding the phone comfortably in landscape orientation.

It’s Got The Hardware Chops

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset
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With this being a flagship gaming phone, performance is top of the agenda. As can be seen from the specs table, the Legion Phone Duel 2 offers some of the very best hardware that puts it up at the top echelon of most powerful Android phones.

Specs like Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 and 16GB RAM are guaranteed to handle every game thrown at it with aplomb. On top of that, its 144Hz display (with 660Hz touch reaction speed) and dual front-firing Dolby Atmos speakers are a treat to the eyes and music to the ears—crucial factors when it comes to gaming.

Gaming Features By The Abundance

Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2 gaming features
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One of the biggest differentiators between a gaming phone and a non-gaming phone is the myriad of gaming-centric features. The Legion Phone Duel 2 has them in spades.

On top of all the smart design choices we talked about earlier, the device boasts a total of eight additional virtual touch points across the device. We are looking at 4x shoulder ultrasonic, 2x rear capacitance, and 2x display force-touch—enough controls for even the most demanding mobile gamers.

Then, there’s the Dual HaptiX haptic feedback/vibration system that increases immersion through the hands with thumps and rumbles that sync with the game at play.

Budding streamers can also use the phone as it is to stream their gameplay sessions without the need for any additional equipment, thanks to the clever placement of the side-mounted pop-up front camera.

A Full Charge In Just 30 Minutes

Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2 charging
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To accommodate the phone’s unique design, the battery is separated into two 2,750mAh cells and placed on either side of the middle wedge. They combine for a total capacity of 5,500mAh.

You will also find that there are actually two charging ports on this device, one at the bottom and the other at the side opposite the front camera. While charging with a single cable gives you a 65W charging speed, it is possible to bump it up to 90W by utilising both ports simultaneously, delivering the promise of a half-an-hour full charge.

In addition, its Phalanx Battery Protection system safeguards against overcharging and damage to the battery while providing optimal charging speeds.

Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2 Price And Availability In Malaysia

The Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2 bears official price tags that start from RM3,299 for the 12GB RAM + 256GB storage model and RM3,899 for the beefier variant with bumped up 16GB RAM + 512GB storage. 

The phone is purchasable right away online on Shopee Malaysia with a colour choice of Vengeance Red, Blazing Blue, and Black.


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