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The best Lenovo phones you can buy right now

They are few and rare, but still good.
December 21, 2021
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Lenovo is best known for its laptops, but the company has some smartphones. Lenovo phones aren’t super popular in the Western world and are largely unavailable. With its acquisition of Motorola, Lenovo is slowly wrapping up its smartphone portfolio, except for a handful of regional releases. One of Lenovo’s key advantages is that their phones are generally cheaper than those with similar specs from companies like Samsung, LG, and Google. However, their selection is limited, to say the least.

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The best Lenovo phones:

Editor’s note: We will regularly update this list of the best Lenovo phones as new devices launch.

Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2

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The Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2 (also known as the Lenovo Legion 2 Pro) takes the term “gaming phone” to a new level. Lenovo leverages its gaming PC know-how and brings it to its latest gaming smartphone, albeit at a much smaller scale. The Legion Phone Duel 2 comes with two cooling fans that work with a vapor chamber to help keep the phone cool when playing graphic-intensive games for a long time.

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The phone’s unique look is not only to make it look like a gaming phone but also serves a practical purpose. All its internal hardware is at the center to ensure optimal cooling. Shoulder triggers are par for the course with good gaming phones nowadays, but Lenovo kicks things up a botch with four total ultrasonic shoulder keys and two rear capacitive touchpoints. You also get two touchpoints embedded into the display, for a total of eight triggers.

The front camera pops out from the side once again and is ideal for recording yourself while playing games in the horizontal position. The camera is also a much better 44MP shooter this time around. Other specs include the Snapdragon 888 processor, up to 18GB of RAM, up to 90W fast charging, and a 64MP primary camera on the back. The Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2 is undoubtedly one of the best Lenovo phones you can get.

Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2 specs:

  • Display: 6.92-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 888
  • RAM: 12/16/18GB
  • Storage: 128/256/512GB
  • Cameras: 64, and 16MP
  • Front cameras: 44MP
  • Battery: 5,000mAh
  • Software: Android 11

Lenovo Legion Pro / Legion Duel

Lenovo Legion Phone Duel

While its successor is now available, the Legion Pro remains an excellent phone for gaming with 2020 flagship specifications on board. It’s technically limited to China, but you’ll most likely find the Legion Pro branded as the Legion Duel if you can track it down in Europe or Asia. As a Chinese device, you won’t have access to Google Play Store content right out of the box. The device oozes gaming style, and it features a unique side-mounted pop-up camera in case you want to stream your mobile games.

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Beyond the cutting-edge style, the Legion Pro is 5G-ready with a Snapdragon 865 processor and a massive 5,000mAh battery. You can choose between 8, 12, and 16GB of memory and up to 512GB of onboard storage. The display has a gaming-ready 144Hz refresh rate, and you can recharge at blistering 90W speeds.

Lenovo Legion Pro specs:

  • Display: 6.65-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 865
  • RAM: 8/12/16GB
  • Storage: 128/256/512GB
  • Cameras: 64 and 16MP
  • Front camera: 20MP
  • Battery: 5,000mAh
  • Software: Android 10

Lenovo K13 Note

K13 Note

We were going to pick the Lenovo K13 Pro as the last option in this list of the best Lenovo phones, but that device is so hard to get in most markets we decided to go for the Lenovo K13 Note. It’s also pretty hard to find, but at least you can pick it up from a few retailers online.

This device is meant for the affordable smartphone market, and it does very well considering its super low price. It comes with a Snapdragon 460 processor and 4GB of RAM. The 6.5-inch display with a 720p resolution is also pretty standard.

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What’s really nice about the phone is that it comes with a hefty 5,000mAh battery. There are also four cameras in the rear, including a 48MP primary sensor, an 8MP ultrawide, a 2MP macro shooter, and a 2MP depth sensor.

Lenovo K13 Note specs:

  • Display: 6.5-inch, HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 460
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Cameras: 48, 8, 2, and 2MP
  • Front camera: 8MP
  • Battery: 5,000mAh
  • Software: Android 11

Can’t decide between one of these few Lenovo options? Remember, Lenovo also owns Motorola, so one of those might spark your interest. Check them out below.

Here: Check out Motorola’s best phones