Lenovo K10 Note showing front of the phone

Lenovo is best known for its laptops, but the company has a number of smartphones in its arsenal as well. In the Western world, Lenovo phones aren’t super popular and are largely unavailable. With its acquisition of Motorola, Lenovo is slowly wrapping up its own smartphone portfolio, except for a handful of regional releases. However, the company offers one of the best gaming phones you can get right now. 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.

Best Lenovo phones:

  1. Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2
  2. Lenovo Legion Pro
  3. Lenovo K12 Pro

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

1. Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2

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

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.

See also: Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2 review

The front camera pops out from the side once again and is in the ideal position to record 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 certainly one of the best gaming 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

2. Lenovo Legion Pro / Legion 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.

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

3. Lenovo K12 Pro

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The Lenovo K12 Pro shares some similarities with its siblings as far as design and internals go, though this device is in a family of its own.

The display is huge at 6.8 inches and also offers HD resolution. But things are different under the hood, as the Lenovo K12 Pro packs the less powerful Snapdragon 662 chipset and up to 4GB of RAM. The other major difference is in the camera department, with the phone sporting fewer camera sensors.

Other specs and features of the Lenovo K12 include a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, a 6,000mAh battery, and up to 128GB of expandable storage. US readers may recognize the K12 Pro as Motorola’s Moto G Power — Lenovo owns Motorola.

Lenovo K12 Pro specs:

  • Display: 6.8-inch, HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 662
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 64/128GB
  • Cameras: 64, 2, and 2MP
  • Front camera: 16MP
  • Battery: 6,000mAh
  • Software: Android 10