Legion Phone Duel 2 – A Gaming BEAST!

(upbeat techno music) – What's up, guys, Saf
here on Supersaf TV, and this is the Legion Phone Duel 2. One of the first videos
with this in the world, so a thumbs up for your
boy would be appreciated. Big thanks to Lenovo for
getting this to me early, as well as sponsoring this video. So the Legion Phone Duel 2 is a smartphone built from the ground up for gaming, and it offers a few things which you're not going to
find on any other device. Let's go ahead and get it unboxed. So inside the box, as well as the device, you do get two USB type C cables and a 65-watt charger
with two USB-C ports.

We'll talk about this a little bit later. You also get a USB type C
to 3.5-millimeter converter, some paperwork, and a clear case. And here it is. You'll notice right away that this has been
built for landscape mode to make the most out of your gaming. We've got the RGB logo here at the back. This has 16.8 million colors, and with the Legion Assistant app, the colors can be set
to react in real time. Now let's take a look at the display. So we do have an in-display
fingerprint scanner, and we have a 6.92-inch AMOLED display with 144 Hertz refresh rate. It supports HDR10+, has 1300
nits of peak brightness. However, what's unique about
the Legion Phone Duel 2 is a world-leading 720
Hertz touch sampling rate. Now this not only makes
things very smooth, but it also makes things very responsive, and if you are playing a game that can support the touch sampling rate, you'll really notice the difference.

Now of course, we've got
the latest and greatest in terms of the specs. So this is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon
888 5G chip set. We've got 12, 16, or up to
18 gigabytes of LPDDR5 RAM. We've got 256 or 512
gigabytes of UFS 3.1 storage. So obviously it's going
to be right up there in terms of performance, but the Duel 2 has a few features that will help it maintain
that peak performance when you're gaming for
long periods of time. We've got the Advanced Technology
Architecture 2.0 design, and this optimizes its heat management through an improved internal layout, massive vapor chamber, and
integrated cooling fans to deliver peak performance at all times.

We've also got the world's first active twin turbo-fan cooling system. The dual fans work together
as a push/pull system to force the cool air flow through the independent
copper wind tunnel. This tunnel is connected
to the large vapor chamber via two copper pillars, increasing thermal transfer performance. Now you may have seen other gaming devices which have a separate
attachment for a fan, but the Duel 2 has this all built in in a compact form factor. Now for the controls, we've got an Octa-Trigger console
controller-like experience. So we've got four
ultrasonic shoulder keys, there's two rear touch points, as well as two in-display
force touchpoints. So you can customize all of these controls to give you that gaming edge. Now for software, we've got Android 11
with a very light skin, so everything is very
close to stock Android. However, we've got some customizations which really help you get
the most out of the Duel 2. There's the Legion Assistant app, which gives you real-time
performance metrics, one-click ultimate performance
mode called Rampage, which will give you
the maximum performance based on the hardware, as well as fan speed control.

We've then got the Legion Realm network, which will help you share
experiences, videos, screenshots with other Legion gaming fans, and also give you access
to Lenovo's support system. Now of course, with the visuals, you're going to want great audio, so we do have dual stereo
front-firing speakers with large chambers, and these are equivalent
to dual 1.6cc speakers. And there's also low-latency
Bluetooth low-energy audio if you are going to be using
some wireless headphones. Now let's move over onto the battery, or should I say, batteries.

We have a total of 5,500 milliamp hours, and this is actually
split into dual batteries, firstly for better weight
distribution when you're gaming, but also for faster charging. So you saw earlier on that we do have two USB-C ports on the 65-watt charger, and we've also got two USB type C cables. Now, the Duel 2 has two USB type C ports. One is here at the bottom,
and one is on the side. Now we've got a few advantages
because of this layout. The side USB type C port allows you to have the device plugged
in when you're gaming, so it's not going to interrupt
your gaming or come in the way. But also, with the
65-watt included charger you can plug in both USB-C
cables into the device, giving you dual turbo charging. This will charge the device from zero to 50% in just 12 minutes. There is also a 90-watt charger available, and with that you can get from
zero to 100% in 30 minutes. And if we compare this to a 4500 milliamp hour single battery on a device with 120-watt charging, this will still be faster because it's filling
up both of those cells at the same time.

So you'll be able to get
around 4500 milliamps in just 17 minutes. Now for safety, we do have
a battery protection system giving you three layers of protection. There's bypass charging,
which allows the phone to switch to the power provided
by the cable exclusively instead of the battery, avoiding the heat generated
through charging or draining that could impact the
smartphone's performance during gaming sessions. Slow charging recognizes when
fast charging is not required, lowering the charging performance to prolong battery quality and
lower internal temperatures.

Overcharging protection
monitors the battery and charging performance to ensure that, once the battery is full and
the phone remains plugged in, the charging stops and the system switches
to bypass charging. Now let's talk about the cameras. So we've got a dual
rear-facing camera setup, I like that Lenovo haven't
just put some cameras in here for the hell of it, all
of these are useful. There's a 64-megapixel primary camera, and this can shoot HDR10
as well as raw images and 8K at up to 24 frames a second. We've then got a 16-megapixel
ultra-wide camera with a 123-degree angle of view. And then we've got a 44-megapixel livestreaming pop-up selfie camera. Now, this is very interesting because it's actually placed up here.

So you'll see, it's just popped up, and again, it is placed in landscape mode so it's not going to be off
to the side or something, and it's going to give
you the best viewing angle when you are gaming and
livestreaming at the same time. Also, an additional bonus
of a popup camera is that, when you're not using it,
it is completely hidden, so you don't have to have
any concerns over privacy. Now with the AI capabilities
of the Snapdragon 888, the Duel 2 can perform real-time back on replacement as well. So that is the Legion Phone Duel 2, one of the most powerful
gaming smartphones out there. If you want to see the latest
pricing and availability and want to find out more, there will be a link down
below in the description.

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This phone has a 15,000 RPM cooling fan!!! – Legion Duel Phone 2

– There's a separate RGB
LED in the little fan, are you kidding me? Everyone and their dog is getting into the gaming phones space now, but not everyone designs
their gaming phone for competitive eSports
play, that's right, David. No, no, stop it, stop it. This is an eSports phone, and, there is legitimately
some stuff about it that is straight up very, very cool. This is the Lenovo Legion Duel Phone 2, not dual phone, it's
just one phone, duel like (imitating battle noises) I'm fighting with you,
that kind of cool stuff. It's got a Snapdragon 888 processor, up to 18 gigabytes of LPDDR5 memory, up to 512 gigabytes of UFS
3.1 storage, and get this, it's got an active cooling system for its vapor chamber cooler, that's got a 12,500 RPM fan here and then a 15,000 RPM fan
at the top for exhaust, so yes, my friends, you are
looking at holes in the phone here and here for flipping cooling.

And apparently they have
rethought the layout of the internals of this phone, so all the heat producing
devices are kind of all aligned along this cooling path. They claim that the air heats
up as much as 22 degrees going from the intake to the exhaust. This thing is crazy. Like, yeah, the ROG phone
is for gaming or whatever, but this is clearly meant
to be held like this, I mean, even if I'm taking a picture. So it's got 63 megapixel cameras, and 16 megapixel rear snappers on it, like if I'm taking a
picture with this thing, I'm holding it like this,
like a freaking camera. Okay, we're, you know what? We're going to straight up open
the camera right away here. – Sup Jono?
– What's up? (camera clicking) – Look at this guy waving in a picture and now I got a blurry hand to look at it. Anyway, the point is, the rear camera is not
the main event here, the main event is the
pop-out selfie camera.

That's right, you cannot
be a legit pro gamer unless you have a face
cam while you're gaming. Man, this thing is a chunky
boy though, which makes sense, when you've got an active cooling system with not one, but two fans, a 5,500 milliamp power battery
that is split into two, and charges at up to 90 Watts. And of course, like any
self-respecting gaming phone, it's got dual forward facing speakers, so hopefully it's going
to sound pretty decent. That's a bit of a slow
fingerprint scanner, but let's see how it performs when, okay, that's fine when you're unlocking, just a little slow to
register your fingerprints, so that's pretty good. All right, so let's just– (screaming and laughing) There it is, look at that.

Sup David? – [Jono] That's pretty good. – Wait, it's on the, hold on
a second, are you kidding me? It is on the lock button, so it… (beeping) Like what? That is crazy. Why would you put the camera
right on the lock button? Yeah, I don't know, if
you want the lock button positioned for right-handed people, and then if you want sort
of, the landscape mode, to be kind of a sensible, you want the volume rocker out of the way while you're gaming, so you got your shoulder
buttons and stuff, I mean, I guess that's
just where it has to go.

As a PC enthusiast, it drives me crazy how much better the front
facing cameras are on phones. Like, are you telling
me, PC manufacturers, that you couldn't find a way
to put a camera that thick in your laptop? – Impossible?
– [Jono] Yeah. – Completely impossible, can't be done? – [David] What about
the processing, though? – Okay, Intel, are you telling me that processing cannot be fixed? Okay, it can't be better? At any rate, wow. (laughing in background) That is a lot of smoothing. I am beautiful. Holy crap, look at that, my
pores are picture perfect. How much you want to
bet that I straight up do not have wrinkles when
I smile on this thing? This side is hilariously smoothed.

Wow. (laughing) Oh, beauty mode, you so silly. That is super cool, and I
think they did a bang up job of getting the length
of the lens just right for a face camera while you're gaming. But of course, there's more to this that
makes it a gaming phone than just performance, cooling,
and a front facing camera, starting of course, with all
of the touch sensitive buttons that are located around the device.

So on each top you've
got two trigger buttons or, well there's two shoulder buttons because neither of them
is pressure sensitive, so you got one, two, three, four. You've got an additional
touch sensitive button on the back of the device,
which I believe is, you know what? I'm going to have to find
that a little bit later. And then finally, this is super cool, they've gone and they've put
a more advanced haptic motor system in this phone so
that you've actually got two pressure sensitive buttons
on either side of the screen. I am really excited to try that out. Naturally, there's RGB lighting. Hey. All right. So it's got a 144 Hertz display, but there's more to the responsiveness of a mobile phone display than just how quickly it refreshes. It actually pools for
touches at 720 Hertz, so that means that when
you touch the screen, by pooling more often, it's getting the most
up-to-date possible information so that your inputs are
going to have less latency.

720 Hertz. – [David] Yeah, that's pretty cool. – We're getting dangerously
close to like PC peripherals. Now, touch screens are
inherently not as responsive as something like a mouse
or a keyboard input device, but we can improve that a lot
by pooling more frequently. Oh my God, hold on a
second, this is hilarious. I'm just going to enable trubo fan here. (laughing) This is cool, so you can
change your lighting effects depending on what's going on, so it can play with their music app, which I don't know if
you would use that much cause you probably have
Spotify, or whatever.

(laughing in background) Color changes by device temperature when you get calls, cool. When did having lights on your phone become not cool anymore? Remember those cool apps where you could have like
anyone that had an RGB LEB this is back in like
the Nexus 5 days, right? – [David] Yeah, the little top LED. – So you could have like color
coded and flashes and stuff. What was that app called? There was like a cool app
everyone loved so much. – No way, that's a separate
RGB LED in the little fan.

Are you kidding me? To Lenovo Legion's credit, the design is really well balanced. They said that, like we
saw on the ROG Phone 5, they split the battery apart, so this is better for battery longevity, as well as for the balance of the device. And, talking about battery longevity, yeah, it's all fine and good to be able to charge your
device to 50% in 13 minutes, but you also have to
have protections in place for your battery. So, since this is a device that is very likely to be
plugged in via USB Type-C. Of course, there are two Type-C ports, there's one that you can use horizontally, and one that you can use vertically.

You want to make sure that
you're not just juicing it up to a hundred percent and
leaving it there the whole time while it's running an
intensive application, like a game and heating up, cause that's really bad for the battery. So, they've got phalanx
battery protection system, not to be confused with phallus
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display, 2460 by 1080. I'm expecting it to be very good, to compete with the ROG Phone 5, it's going to have to be excellent. (COD theme music playing on phone) – [David] Wow. – That's pretty rich, isn't it? – [David] That's really good.
– [Jono] Yeah.

(gunshots on phone) – Oh, God. Oh, boy. Hey, I'm out of here. How do I just aim but not fire? Okay. Like that. Wow, these bots are really bad. These are clearly designed to make you feel good
about your skills, man. (laughing in background) Cause I have barely been touched. (chuckling) Here we go. Oh, well, sorry, I was
confused, I couldn't move.

(laughing in background) Too busy winning. All right, here we go. Here we go, here we go, here we go. Now that I know how to do
it, this is fairly intuitive, it's not bad. So you go wide triggers. See, I just didn't realize you
can move these things around. Let's see how it handles
screen recording while playing. Okay, let's rampage, I think rampage, Oh wow, high-speed mode. I mean, this game's locked
at 30 to 60 FPS anyway, but there are games that do
run at a higher frame rate. Man, having all those extra functions bound to the touch buttons at
the back and stuff, not bad. And you what? to it's credit, I've been
sitting here playing for… I don't know, what 10,
15 minutes at this point? It's barely even warm
to the touch, here is. So this is where they put all the heat generating components, and even with the fans
running, like it's warm, but the sides where my hands are, not bad.

Hold on, Let me see how many
of these bots I can line up and kill it at the same time. (laughing) – They just stand there. Oh man, I still can't
kill them, it's shocking. Like are they pointing at the ground? Watch them. Watch them, watch them,
let's see where he shoots. Where are you shooting, dog? Look at this guy, look,
he's shooting at the ground. I mean, if the idea of gaming is to make you feel like
an unstoppable bad-ass, this is going to do the trick for ya. It's like I might as well be Darth Vader fighting like Ewoks, like an army of Ewoks, like
Jar Jar Binks sized Ewoks. (laughing in background) Or you Ewok-sized Jar Jar
Binks', what would be worse? (laughing) I'm impressed, the display
looks freaking great, they boast, what is that? 110% coverage of DCI-P3 or
something like that, 111. Pretty darn impressive. The sound is great, HDR 10 plus. If you're into gaming, hey, this is looking pretty compelling. Man, that middle part really is toasty, like this thing is
freaking, it's going, man. Oh, I just realized I never actually finished doing the unboxing.

It comes with two USB C-to-C cables. What else we got here? The thing is freaking heavy. Hold on a second, do you have to plug
both freaking cables in to get the max output? Are you kidding me? Am I understanding this correctly? Okay, what else we got? Stylish outside. Oh God, yeah, that's not
what I would describe as stylish outside. Everything else about this
has been great so far, Look at that, Type-C to headphone jack, how hard was that, Apple? Really hard apparently, SIM. Oh, I didn't even mention
it has dual SIM slots. So we've got a SIM removal tool and that's it for the accessory package. Man, this really puts the brick
in power brick, this thing. This is a really cool device,
now that gaming phones have been through their
first couple of, sort of, yeah, does this really need to exist? If it does, not really in
this form kind of iterations. (sighing) It's getting to the point where like, honestly, if most of
what you did was game on, you know, a mobile device
like an Android device.

There's a lot of gaming
to be done on this, and the price doesn't
even seem that outlandish compared to another mobile
gaming console, like, I mean, well, really
there's only the Switch, and Switch Lite, Switch Lite, Switch Lite. – [David] The Vita's still alive. – The Vita is not still alive, David. – [David] It's still alive – But this channel is still alive, so make sure you're subscribed so you don't miss more
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