Lenovo might not be the king by way of recognition in the case of gaming, however the Legion Telephone Duel calls for your consideration. Scratch that. It instructions it.

And it’s best to in all probability oblige. As a result of that is one hell of a gaming telephone that has so much to supply the buyer searching for this specialised piece of {hardware}. Gaming telephones aren’t for everybody. They’re nonetheless gaining increasingly more recognition and presence within the cell market and gaming market as of late.

All due to the rise in recognition of cell gaming as a complete. The Lenovo Legion Telephone Duel is among the solely new gaming telephones from an enormous recognizable model to come back out up to now this yr. The opposite being the ASUS ROG Telephone 3.

With the Lenovo Legion Telephone Duel, you are letting the world know that you simply take your cell gaming significantly. The one draw back is that it is not formally coming to the US. It is not unattainable within the US, you simply will not be capable of purchase it direct from Lenovo, and as an alternative must take care of third-party resellers.

Let’s dig in and take a more in-depth have a look at why that is such an awesome system for gaming. And why it is an utter disgrace that the majority US customers will not be capable of get their arms on it.

The Lenovo Legion Telephone Duel is the proper telephone for streamers

If you happen to play cell video games competitively, otherwise you’re a content material creator who focuses on video games, that is the good telephone for that.

All gaming telephones can be utilized for stay streaming. However there’s simply one thing about the way in which that this telephone handles it that makes it particular. The distinctiveness of its design makes it inconceivable to overlook.

You already know that it is there, and that type of makes you wish to use it. I’m after all referring to the front-facing digicam. Usually it is hidden from view. However when you hop in a sport, you may open up the Legion Assistant gaming dashboard with a fast downward flick of the finger from the highest of the show when in panorama mode.

Off to the fitting facet, you’ve got a sequence of digital buttons that lend themselves to totally different options. One in every of these is labeled “stream mode.” Faucet that and the motorized entrance digicam slowly lifts itself up.

As soon as Stream Mode is energetic, there are a number of various things you may play with. Equivalent to filters so as to add to your picture (I fairly loved these as there have been some enjoyable ones). You can even transfer round your picture to search out the proper spot, make it extra clear, and permit the digicam to point out the background.

It is a neat little function. And one of many cooler issues in regards to the telephone. The mechanism appears to work very well too, because the digicam lifts up and closes with out challenge.

The battery life is nice, however the true star is the charging time

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I discovered the battery life on the Lenovo Legion Telephone Duel to be fairly good for what it’s.

It is a highly effective telephone with a number of {hardware} and options that may simply drain the battery sooner than you’d anticipate. However throw all that to the facet as a result of the battery life is not what try to be specializing in. What try to be specializing in is the charging time.

Lenovo packaged this telephone with a big energy adapter to cost the system. It is available in both 65w or 90w relying on the area, and has two USB-C output ports.

That is so you may cost the Lenovo Legion Telephone Duel in both of or each of its ports. And belief me, you are going to wish to cost the telephone with each ports as a result of that is the way you get it to cost up blazing quick.

Once I say blazing quick I imply blazing quick. Lenovo says that the telephone will be charged as much as 50-percent in about 10 minutes. IF you are utilizing the twin charging technique with each cables being plugged into one of many ports.

For my experiences, I discovered this to be principally true. On the finish of a ten-minute interval, the telephone was charged as much as 40-percent from a a very lifeless battery. I used it until the telephone shut off. On the finish of 30 minutes precisely, the telephone was at 95-percent.

So Lenovo is fairly near what they’re promoting right here. And that is really actually superior as a result of meaning you should utilize the telephone for steady gaming for anyplace between four and seven hours, then cost it nearly all the way in which again up in 30 minutes.

Make the most of the Legion Assistant and sport settings

Sure the Legion Telephone Duel is filled with beefy specs however do not sleep on its software program options.

Legion Assistant is the gaming dashboard which provides you entry to numerous function. That is the place you may discover Stream Mode, controller settings, a again recording button, a button for screenshots whereas taking part in video games and extra.

When you need not use Legion Assistant in any respect, it’s best to. A minimum of among the time. It was really fairly helpful whereas I used to be taking part in Name Of Obligation: Cell or Black Desert Cell. Particularly if I used to be attempting to stream and take screenshots.

In reality you may have to open the Legion Assistant if you wish to take a screenshot whereas in Stream Mode, as a result of the telephone’s energy button is true the place the entrance digicam is that pops up. Urgent it is going to solely push the digicam again down. This is the reason Lenovo added a screenshot button into this management panel.

There’s additionally buttons for turning on the vibration, cleansing out the RAM, and enabling/disabling calls and notifications. You can even flip of gestures, lighting and entry WhatsApp and Line chat.

There are additionally slider bars for each the sport quantity and display brightness on the backside of the panel. And a Rampage button which diverts all CPU and GPU assets to your gaming. Lenovo additionally shows the battery life frames per second, and temperature of the telephone’s internals right here. So it is an all-around helpful function to have.

Legion Realm is the house for all of your video games

Apart from legion Assistant, there’s additionally the Legion Realm app, which is kind of only a hub for your whole video games. Lenovo added a software program function that allows you to long-press each ultrasonic triggers to launch into Legion Realm even in the event you’re not in gaming mode.

If you happen to use Legion Realm, this can be a fast and nifty solution to get to it. Although you can additionally simply preserve the app shortcut on the house display and that was actually simply as quick for me personally.

There is not any straightforward solution to discover video games that assist the vibration suggestions

This was one among my pet peeves with this system. The vibration suggestions is an enormous function that Lenovo marketed fairly a bit.

You’ll be able to flip this on from the Legion Assistant panel, however provided that the sport you are taking part in helps it. If it does not, you may simply be met with a message that claims sport not supported.

The issue is that there does not seem like a simple solution to determine what video games assist this function and what video games do not. I’ve performed a handful of video games on the Lenovo Legion Telephone Duel and none of them permit me to allow the vibration.

Sadly this made it inconceivable to actually pattern. It is a disgrace actually, as a result of this was one of many extra thrilling options in regards to the telephone and it helps with sport immersion. However with out realizing which video games assist it, it is nearly ineffective.

Prime-notch efficiency, as anticipated

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Whether or not you go for the bottom mannequin Legion Telephone Duel, or the massive boy that comes with 16GB of RAM and 512GB of inside storage for video games and apps, the telephone performs.

Exceptionally too. I used the telephone for all the things from cell video games to a little bit of sport streaming via GeForce NOW and Xbox Recreation Cross Final, and by no means as soon as did I run into points with efficiency.

It has greater than sufficient energy to run all cell video games at max settings. And all the things runs very clean whereas doing so. The perfect half is you may regulate your FPS from the Legion Assistant app in the event you’re ever questioning what it is likely to be, or in the event you’re curious to know what it’s.

If you wish to carry out at your finest, the Legion Telephone Duel is provided that can assist you try this.

Most likely one of the best cooling system of any telephone up to now

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Lenovo boasted quite a bit in regards to the Legion Telephone Duel and its cooling capabilities. And it appears for cause.

The telephone undoubtedly will get heat, however solely barely sufficient to note. After two straight hours of taking part in Black Desert Cell with out placing the telephone down, it by no means bought too sizzling to carry.

In reality I by no means observed it getting heat sufficient to even be barely uncomfortable. After that very same two hours of fixed gaming, show on, with the Rampage mode going, the telephone bought as much as about 105 levels Fahrenheit/41 levels Celsius.

This wasn’t sufficient to make the telephone really feel uncomfortable. I additionally did not see efficiency take a dip in any respect. Which tells me that Lenovo knew what it was doing with the cooling know-how and that it executed issues very properly.

Clear & immersive sound due to Dirac-tuned entrance audio system

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There’s nothing that kills the thrill greater than dangerous audio when taking part in a sport.

A minimum of for me. Once I’m taking part in a sport I wish to be immersed in it as a lot as I can, and whereas audio alone is not going to toss me into the world of the sport it definitely helps.

The Legion Telephone Duel does this higher than most telephones on the market with front-facing audio system. Are these one of the best telephone audio system available on the market? I do not know that I might go that far.

However they’re actually good, and so they make gaming extra satisfying which is the primary cause to get the Lenovo Legion Telephone Duel.

The ultrasonic triggers are fairly straightforward to make use of

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Regardless of showing as if the triggers are extra inward, they’re really reactive close to the very corners of the system.

They’re fairly straightforward to make use of. And you’ll at all times regulate them to be roughly delicate from inside the Legion Realm app. The default setting for these is at 35-percent. But when that is not fairly delicate sufficient for you, then you may at all times change it to be extra round 15-percent.

The identical will be completed in the event you want them to be much less delicate. Sadly it does not appear to be it can save you the sensitivity to a profile. So in the event you want it to be totally different for sure video games, you may must manually change it each time.

Total, I used to be very happy with how properly Lenovo applied the ultrasonic triggers. They work simply in addition to I would hoped they’d.

And since my arms are a bit of smaller my pointer fingers sit very near the corners of the system. So I used to be apprehensive I would not be capable of use the triggers effectively. That is not the case because the sensors cowl a pretty big space of the sting they’re on.

Do you have to purchase the Lenovo Legion Telephone Duel?

If you happen to stay within the US, it should be a bit of bit tougher to come back by. Lenovo is not promoting it within the US formally. Although yow will discover it from third-party sellers.

Since it is not being offered within the US although, chances are you’ll wish to guarantee that it’s going to work together with your telephone service if this shall be your fundamental telephone. If you happen to stay in a area the place that is offered formally, then it is a good system to have in your gaming wants.

It is undoubtedly among the best gaming telephones out proper now and it checks some actually necessary packing containers. Just like the cooling, efficiency, and charging speeds. All the pieces else is nice, however to me they felt extra like bonuses as they weren’t one thing I wanted to have on a gaming telephone.

If yow will discover the system and it will work for all the things you want, closely take into account it. As a result of Lenovo knocked this one out of the park.