. Now you might be thinking dual and 2 are the same thing, but no there’s an e, not an a so it’s dual is in fight it’s, the second fighting phone that they’ve made apparently regardless i’m, going to take this phone and use it as my phone throughout The entire day, my sim card is, in here i’m using all the normal apps that i always do on a phone plus we’re gon na take photos on it and some of its competitors and put those up on the screen. So you guys can see how it does as well as kind of checking on the battery throughout the day, and also talk about some of the things i like and don’t like about it, but on this beautiful spring day. First things: first, Music coffee check. So this is a little coffee shop actually by my house, um on the way to the water called blank street cafe, and i think the blank is like because most of their locations are carts, they could be on any street so insert street. Here is the idea, but this one’s actually got a really cute outdoor space in what used to be a 1950s diner like lot there’s, actually a bunch of different versions of the diner. First, it was the wife diner. Then it was cues. Then it was a relish and i remember it actually also being la skina, which is like a mexican restaurant, but during coven this coffee shop opened up in it.
They can actually go inside the diner they’re, currently using it for like their staff and like they have their meetings in there, and i asked them if they’re ever going to open it back up – and they said maybe we’re not sure, et cetera, et cetera, but either Way the outdoor space, especially during covid, is very welcomed. Also fun fact: kalisa’s milkshake video was actually shot in the diner. Okay, now let’s talk about the design of this phone. It is very much a gaming phone for sure it’s, also designed very specifically, to be used horizontally. They’Ve even moved most of the main components on the motherboard etc to the center to pull it away from where your hands would normally rest. And that means that most of the things that produce heat are there in the center as well, making it more comfortable for your hands, etc. What would a gaming phone be if it didn’t have rgb? So, of course, we have rgb for the legion logo on the back, would you control with an app on the phone? Interestingly, we also have two fans for cooling and those also have leds as well. You can control one of them via that same app. Now the idea behind these is that, if you’re gaming for a long period of time, these fans have a little copper chamber in between them and they’re meant to again pull more heat away from the device which then allows the cpu and all the other components to Run a lot harder for a lot longer because, as things get hot, they actually start to get throttled, and so, if you can keep the phone as cool as possible, you should have a longer sustained performance.
As for the screen, we have a 6.29 inch am led. Fhd plus display – and it has a peak brightness of 1300 nits – it doesn’t mean anything to me. The only thing i really care about is here in direct sunlight. I can see the screen so i’m happy now. We also have 144 hertz display on here, which means that the image on the screen can be refreshed up to 144 times per second, and that just makes using the phone, the navigation on the screen, scrolling, etc. A lot smoother and, of course, importantly, for this phone games can use that 144 hertz to make the gameplay a lot smoother, which could be beneficial in some games. Now. The only thing is, you have to make sure and check the games that you play uh how high of a refresh rate they support if they don’t support 144, then, even if this has that screen it’s not going to do you any good, so just check that Out now, i’ve turned on 144 hertz for this phone, so let’s see what that does: Music Music, foreign, Music, pardon, the crazy wind and the subsequent crazy hair, but we’re now in domino park. It was originally named for the domino sugar refinery, which is what you can see right behind me now. This was all originally built in 1856 by the havermeyer family and then, after a fire, it was rebuilt to the current complex in 1882, and this operation became one of the largest of its kind at the end of the 1800s employed 3 000 workers, and it was Making something like 13 000 barrels of sugar a day.
It was even one of the twelve original companies in 1894 to be included in the dow jones industrial average. Now, eventually, with all of the industries here on the water in brooklyn times, changed technology changed and slowly declined. This place was still making sugar, though all the way till 2004. Now at the end of 2004, though it shuttered its doors and just kind of lay empty. Until one company came up with a plan that everybody seemed to like that plan included giving away a decent portion of the apartments that were there at under market rate, called affordable housing here in new york city, as well as having a large outdoor space. That was open entirely to the public that’s. Our space is now called, and the designers of the park even used some of the like the mills and the syrup tanks and incorporate those into the park to kind of show. You know, heritage of the sugar factory. That was here before also the building behind me was named a landmark, and so no one could tear that down. All the other buildings have been torn down and actually other other buildings have been built in their place, but this one they’re keeping the outside and they’re going to redo the inside and also build something on top that’s like a market or something it should be interesting. All right, while we’re sitting here let’s talk about the performance and, of course gaming on this phone.
I was running a snapdragon 888 processor and my spec sheet that i have says up to 16 gigs of ram. But i was told in an email that there’s up to 18 gigs of ram, which is just ridiculous frankly, regardless it’s as snappy as you expect it to be like any of these gaming phones are something that i did think was interesting is apparently there’s a 720 Hertz touch sampling rate and what that means is the screen itself, even though it refreshes 144 times a second, it can detect touch like whenever you tap the screen 720 times a second, and so i mean i can’t tell a difference, but the idea being that during Gaming, if you were to tap a button to fire the gun in the game like it would happen a lot faster oneplus did it with the oneplus 9 pro, but they did 360 hertz and that required the developers of the games to actually tap into that. In some way, so it only worked on very specific games. I assume this probably is the same, and maybe i just haven’t had a game that runs at that hurts um but i’m also on pre release software. So, whenever it’s finally released – and we have final software – i guess we’ll see regardless of whether 720 hurts or not, it is very responsive for sure for gaming. I feel like i have a hard time justifying gaming phones, because they all have like these crazy processors and the performance is really good, but it’s kind of the same as most flagship phones.
Now the cooling might come into play if you’re playing for a really long time, maybe you’ll have better sustained performance than a normal phone, but even those have a decent cooling um systems. But the one thing that i do think is interesting is when they have like controllers that are purpose built for the phone or um in this case touch sensitive areas on the phone. You can use the phone like a controller and this phone has more than any of the other ones. We have eight technically, we have four on the top. There are two on either side right in the left, and then we have two more capacitive touch ones on the back on either side of the logo, and then we also have two force touch areas: real unique naming there lenovo. But those are two sections on the screen itself: that if you tap with a little more force, you’ll get a different action than if you just tap the screen, and i do again think that that’s pretty cool like that’s, actually a good use case for, like this Being a gaming phone versus any of the other phones, the question, though, becomes like instead of using say a controller with one of those flagship phones. Is this better? You guys tell me in the comments Music below Music: this is a place called robertos and this is actually a two michelin star pizza place that originated in bushwick um it’s. What i would probably call gourmet pizza it’s, like it’s wood fired but it’s like super charred.
Really thin crust really chewy lots of really interesting ingredients, but a bit pricier than like your average, like new york, slice that you might get you know drunk on the way home. We also they opened a new location over here at the water in domino park during coven and frankly, it’s a lot closer to my house than the other location, so i’m excited to try it out Music, pretty good pizza. Okay, real quick, though let’s talk about the cameras on this phone. We have two dual rear cameras that are oddly placed in the center of the back of the phone now i’m sure this is for reasons that i mentioned earlier, but it will take some getting used to. We have a 64 megapixel camera with an f 1.9 aperture that’s, our main camera, and we have a 16 megapixel ultrawide camera with an aperture of f 2.2. Now the camera does have a two times option in the viewfinder as well, but this is just a digital zoom of the main sensor. There is no telephoto camera for video. It can shoot up to 8k and 24 frames a second or 4k in 60 frames per. Second, and has a unique front facing camera that pops up when you activate it, it’s a 44 megapixel camera and can shoot in up to 4k 60 and is apparently live stream. Ready, allowing you to use it while say playing a game and have your reactions show.
As you play, and it has built in streaming for youtube and twitch another thing about the cameras that i thought was interesting is a director mode like we’ve, seen on some other devices, but this lets you record all four cameras at once as separate videos. The zoomed in one again being a digital zoom, but it’s still recorded oddly enough and it’s kind of cool if you want to maybe use all of those different shots to create like a multi, cam video when editing. Finally, i like that you can actually use the motorola shortcuts, because motorola is now owned by lenovo to twist to get the camera to launch and chop to get the flashlight Music okay, now we’re at the other, half brewery, which is really far from roberta’s, which was There it’s two doors down, but regardless it was started by three guys who quote wanted to create a beer that they wanted to drink and a company that they wanted to be a part of, and this is their actual. Fourth brewing. Location and beers are actually brewed here. The one i have here is the snes. They also have a sega. The sega has more alcohol. I don’t know why, but that feels appropriate, but real quick let’s talk about a few more things on this phone, so for software it’s powered by android 11 and has zui 12.5 on top it’s fine uh. Something seem a bit weird like typos, but it’s snappy enough.
Thanks to what’s under the hood – and i do at least appreciate the fact that it has android style for a theme and that allows you to theme the devices if it were a normal android device instead of the lenovo very gamer ish skins. So i prefer that, but i imagine there are plenty of people who you know, buying a gaming phone that looks like this probably wouldn’t mind the gamer skins that come along with it. We also have an under display fingerprint sensor and it’s uh it’s, okay, it’s, not great, but it’s, okay. We also have two usb c ports, like we’ve, seen on other gaming phones and just like that. Both can be used for charging, which is good when you’re wanting to charge, while also playing a game, so it doesn’t get in the way of your hand. Oh, and even with those two fans that i mentioned, the device is still ip58 certified, so it makes submerged up to a meter or so for about 30 minutes Music, okay, calling in a night it is 10, 02 p.m, and we are at six percent and here’s. My screen on time and my usage for anyone who’s curious about that. Also just so you know, i took it off its charge at about 8 30 a.m. As far as battery life is concerned, i think that’s actually pretty good. I used this phone a lot and i took it off pretty early in the morning and i made it away to 10 o’clock so not too bad at all.
Now, at the moment doing this video, i don’t, actually know the price of this phone. They haven’t told me, but i do know the price of the old model and so let’s assume that it’s around the price of the lower end flagships that are out so at that price. You kind of have to decide if a gaming phone is really worth it because, as i mentioned before, you know the performance and all of that, like there’s, very few scenarios, unless you’re hardcore gaming, like over a long period of time that, like that cooling, is really Going to make a huge difference, um compared to you, know a normal like flagship device, and then you have to take the things like the camera versus most flagships and the size, and you know all the other stuff. Is it worth paying almost the same amount of money, if not the same amount of money for a pure gaming phone as opposed to a flagship phone that is just good at gaming? I don’t know you guys. Let me know what you think of this phone of this video. The format always appreciate you guys giving me feedback on that, trying to improve the series, but also just on gaming phones in general. Does anyone out there buy them? Let me know, as always, i’ll leave a link below to the best price for this device that i can find also links to all of the places that i visited, because you guys have asked for that before.
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