All About the Lenovo Legion Duel 2 Smartphone

If you are a gamer, you have probably heard of the Lenovo Legion Duel 2 smartphone. Extreme gamers need performance, especially if you compete professionally, and some claim that the Legion Duel 2 is one of the best smartphones for mobile gamers.

Lenovo Legion Duel 2 Gaming Smartphone Specs

The Lenovo Legion Duel 2 comes equipped with the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 888 5G processor with 18GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 512GB of storage, along with twin-turbo fans that keep the device cool during long-term play. In addition, the 6.92-inch 144Hz AMOLED display makes animations jump off the screen.
The phone also sports two batteries (5,500mAh) that charge quickly and allow you to game all day long without interruption. The Octa-Trigger input and Dual HaptiX feedback provide a lifelike game controller feeling. To continue, the high-resolution camera will enable you to stream your sessions and share them with fans or friends. The phone also comes with 5G and Wi-Fi 6 capabilities. This makes it screaming fast for online gaming even when you are on the go.
Lenovo touts this phone as the best gaming smartphone on the market. To sweeten the deal, Lenovo has integrated the Legion Duel 2 with their proprietary Legion Realm offering gamers an exclusive network to chat, stream, and game with other players. Users also get free updates for popular games and have the opportunity to connect to the actual developers directly.
The Legion Duel 2 would be considered the ultimate gaming smartphone if it didn’t have some surprising vulnerabilities.

Lenovo’s Legion Duel 2 Has Some Serious Inherent Fragility

According to PC Magazine, tests showed that the Legion Duel 2 was incredibly fragile. Zack of JerryRigEverything showed how easy the phone was to break during a review, as well.
People expect their smartphones to be able to stand up to normal wear and tear and withstand at least a minimal amount of bend. For example, if you have your cell phone in a back pocket and sit down without removing it, you don’t expect it to snap and break.
Most cell phones, including the Legion Duel 2, now have Gorilla glass on the front to protect them from screen damage. However, the problem appears to be the wireless antenna placement which imbues the phone with zero flexibility. Duel 2 buyers should be extra careful about using it in any way that might snap or damage the casing. During normal excited game play, this might be difficult.
Lenovo is known for making high-quality products. For example, they have a highly-rated line of Legion 7 laptops for extreme gamers. Although Lenovo could fix the issue with the Legion Duel 2 smartphone, they have discontinued making it instead.

Durability and Warranty Concerns

If you own a Lenovo Legion Duel 2, you may want to investigate the warranty coverage, especially if you have issues like the PC Magazine reviewers experienced.
According to the company, the Lenovo smartphone warranty is a standard limited smartphone warranty that covers only one year of manufacturer’s defects. So it is safe to assume that they do not consider the extreme fragility issue. However, last year Lenovo started offering a 2-year extended warranty in China after the JerryRigEverything video exposed its vulnerabilities. Unfortunately, there is no fix for the issue, and Lenovo has no plans to replace the chassis or upgrade the device.
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