1. Where has Lenovo gone?
  2. Design
  3. Specifications
  4. Advantages and disadvantages
  5. Total and price

Lenovo Legion Pro smartphone review - the legendary return of the company

Lenovo Legion Pro smartphone review - the legendary return of the company

The visibly subdued Lenovo brand returns to the ranks of the leading Chinese companies in 2020. The prepared trump card in the sleeve has a noticeable advantage over weak smartphones. The Lenovo Legion Pro model promises to be, at the very least, the owner of a unique pop-up selfie camera, a powerful gaming processor and a futuristic design.

Let's figure it out together:

  • Where is the limit to the capabilities of the phone?
  • What will be the price tag in Russia?
  • Who is this model for?

Where has Lenovo gone?

The phrase “I’ve been and float” is best suited to describe Lenovo's operations in Eastern Europe. It seemed that only a young company entered the market and immediately fell in love with its excellent performance and unpretentious price, as it was time to say goodbye. Not surprisingly, many have missed the moment the brand left. This happened in 2018, when the sales statistics for the CIS countries reached a critical minimum.

With the arrival of fresh and committed Xiaomi, Oppo, Huawei, only 2% of buyers in the huge wireless network market remained for the brand. But in India, the business of manufacturers only improved. Since then, Russian users have seen only budget and most stamped devices. Yes, they can do even better!

However, the year 2020 has arrived and Lenovo is taking the route to Eastern Europe again. To what extent the Legion Pro smartphone with a self-explanatory name will take root here will be known very soon!


The design of the novelty has been painstakingly worked, thanks to which it immediately stands out against the background of the "trend" chips of budget models. Of course, the Legion Pro smartphone has large dimensions - 16.9 x 7.8 x 0.9 cm.The length and width of the gadgets have already reached a completely new level, so it is not surprising that very soon users will not be looking for covers, but a suitable bag for transporting equipment. Weight - 239 grams.

For children, despite the excellent characteristics for games, a smartphone is hardly suitable. In small hands, it will look no better than the huge backpacks on first graders.

However, the appearance of the flagship (with such dimensions!) Still remains elegant.

The body and display are covered with tempered glass, the side edges are aluminum. All materials are waterproof. Let's go directly to the design.

A third of the heel counter is a corrugated coating, and a glossy cutout in the middle in the form of an “X”. The design seems to be inspired by the Transformers franchise, because the smartphone looks like a real robot. The main camera is located in an atypical place - almost in the middle of the body. It is represented by two circular sensors. In addition to it, there is a brand logo on the lid.

Interesting to know! The color of the “Lenovo” label can be changed in the settings.

The fingerprint has also moved to the display. The volume swing, speaker and lock button are still on the side frames. Innovation - an additional USB connector to simultaneously play and charge the phone.

Also, it is worth noting the phone's truly bezel-less screen. Due to the retractable selfie camera, the display from and to is presented to the user without unnecessary "bangs" and "chins".

It's important to know! Legion Pro lacks a wired headphone jack.

Lenovo Legion Pro


Smoothly moving into the category of luxury brands, Lenovo has not given up on free cases.Therefore, the set of lotions will turn out to be non-standard, like the box as a whole:

  • Clip for SIM card slot;
  • USB Type-C cable (has a unique connector);
  • Charging adapter;
  • Talon, certificates.
  • Unusual transparent case;

Probably, the designers considered the novelty, and without many colors, unique, which is why gamers have only two shades to choose from: red and blue.


ParametersOppo Reno 4 specifications    
Overall dimensions169.2 x 78.5 x 9.9 mm
Weight239 BC
Body materialGlass body, front glass, aluminum side edges
ScreenBezel-less display with an aspect ratio of 20: 9
Screen diagonal - 6.65 inches, Amoled matrix, resolution - FullHD (1080 x 2340 pixels)
Capacitive touchscreen with support for up to 10 simultaneous touches
Brightness - 450 nits;
Color gamut - 16M shades
Water-repellent coating
Processor (CPU)Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+, 7nm, 8-core, 64-bit with 1 core Kryo 585 3 GHz, 3 pcs 2.42 GHz Kryo 585, 4 pcs. 1.8 GHz.
Graphics Accelerator (GPU) Adreno 650
operating systemAndroid 10 with Legion OS
RAM12 or 16 GB or 8 GB
Built-in memory128, 64 GB, 256 GB
Memory card supportmicroSDXC
CommunicationGSM - 2G
LTE - 4G (800, 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1800)
Wireless interfacesDual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth® V 5.1
Wi-Fi direct technology
Main cameraFirst module: 64 MP, image sensor size - 1 / 1.72 ", aperture f / 1.9
Second module: 16 MP, f / 2.2 aperture, ultra-wide 120 degrees.
LED flash
Supported video recording formats: 4K @ 30fps gyro-EIS
Front-camera20 megapixels
Batterynon-removable 5000 mAh, fast charging 90/65/45 Volts


A large, modern display is one of the main advantages of a smartphone. Its dimensions are 6.65 inches. For most time-consuming games and widescreen movies, a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels (almost the maximum) is definitely enough.

In addition, the picture quality is guaranteed by the expensive Amoled matrix, which is most often used on Samsung smartphones. Firstly, this type of screen slowly drains the battery, and a nice detail appears in the form of an Always-on-display. The pixel ratio on the screen is 388 ppi. Experts have already called the model a real breakthrough.

Legion Pro's specs can easily be confused with budget laptop options!

Despite the minus "in the form of the PWM effect, the refresh rate of the screen is equal to 144 Hz. As you know, the higher this value is, the smoother the image will look. The Lenovo brand is also not stingy with HDR10 +, or rather a wider range of colors in the display. Thus, Legion Pro is comparable to an art gallery.

Additionally, you can adjust the color saturation and scheme in the settings. The maximum brightness reaches 450 nits. In sunny weather, at 100%, the text is perfectly visible, when deflected, the picture does not go into negative.

operating system

As for the system, here the developers have worked no less. First of all, the new model works on the basis of the convenient Android 10 OS. Already at the stage of the first activation, the user is able to synchronize Google accounts. Facebook or Yandex. Increased speed of transition between widgets. Thanks to the whole system of gestures, the game starts in an instant or opens the "Tools" folder.

Lenovo's software package includes an engineering calculator with converter, calculator, notes, and a music player.

Miniature folders and shortcuts on the desktop; the font, however, is regulated in the settings in a fairly wide range. The developers believe that the most correct position of the phone is horizontal. Therefore, the display is sensitive to rotation.

Preinstalled in the smartphone and the author's Legion OS shell. With it, a huge amount of customization tools appeared, starting with a dark theme and ending with a special application for choosing icons, themes and wallpapers (some paid). Moreover, users enjoy NFC contactless payment after creating an individual account on the Lenovo system.

Performance, memory, sound

90% of the success of the Legion Pro ad campaign is the nimble Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ processor. The chipset is based on a 7-nanometer process technology and easily handles the most complex applications.

In its arsenal, it has 8 active cores that work simultaneously, taking into account the HMP configuration (distribution of current processes according to the complexity of execution). They are divided into three productive clusters. The first "gaming" one is represented by one Kryo 585 core at 3 GHz. The second took 3 cores with a clock frequency of 2.42 GHz. The latter - the weakest - is 4 cores with a frequency of 1.8 GHz. In comparison, many "gaming" smartphones do not at all reach the characteristics of at least the second cluster.

The processor also features integrated graphics and dynamic frequency scaling. The smartphone itself often determines which processes to spend the charge on. Of course, most high-performance 3D games at maximum settings are suitable for this monster. Games like WoT or Pubg 9 are just a warm-up for Legion Pro.

The developers have provided 5 options for the combination of RAM / ROM: 128/8 GB, 128/12 GB, 256/12 GB, 512/16 GB, respectively. In all cases, there is enough memory for at least 10 demanding applications.
Despite a significant drawback - the lack of a headphone jack - the sound from the model's speakers is very loud. At maximum values ​​it does not break down, the bell and the alarm clock are clearly audible.


The charge level plays an important role in gamephones. The Legion Pro has a non-removable Li-Po battery of 5000 mAh. With this value, users can count on the full operation of a smartphone with mobile Internet / WiFi throughout the day. The gameplay, at the same time, will discharge the novelty in 15 hours.

Depending on the price, charging methods are offered. The most expensive option is the 90 Volt quick charge, which replenishes energy up to 100% in 30 minutes. There is also a block for 65 and 45 Volts, they are coupled with 128/12 GB and 256/12 GB memory.


The brand paid attention to the characteristics of the cameras. Of course, they do not occupy a dominant position in the Lenovo Legion Pro, but the image is still clear and bright. Consider the main camera:

The first sensor is 64 MP with f / 1.9 aperture and 25mm ultra-wide viewing angle. The photo shows a large landscape with many shades. It's worth noting that without post-editing, the colors of the sky and trees are saturated. Also, the photo was taken in the evening, but even small details are clearly visible. There are no pixels on the leaves, and overall, the main camera does a good job.

The second sensor is 16 MP, f / 2.2 aperture, 120-degree viewing angle and 16mm zoom (ultrawide). This image is an example of macro photography. The foreground is clear, the relief of the stone is visible, and even the smallest stripes. It is worth noting that trees and water did not lose color when blurring. The photo is valid widescreen, even distant buildings are captured in the frame.

However, the most interesting of this set is the front camera. It slides out of the side of the phone and resembles old models of cameras. The developers have equipped it with an interesting feature - when it falls or a sudden movement, the selfie camera automatically closes, thus the risk of breaking parts is very small.

Its capabilities: 20 MP, f / 2.2 aperture and 25mm zoom (wide). Before shooting, you can select single / group photo mode. Of course, it cannot be compared with the main camera. Here you can see a fuzzy outline of distant objects, but the color saturation is preserved.

Advantages and disadvantages

  • Beautiful, unique design;
  • Large screen without bezels;
  • Unusual branded case;
  • Large amount of memory;
  • Capacitive battery;
  • Smart processor;
  • Latest version of OS Android 10;
  • Nice cameras.
  • No headphone jack;
  • Large, therefore inconvenient size.

Total and price

Lenovo's new product was to the liking of both CIS users and foreign commentators. According to preliminary data, this smartphone for $ 600 or 45 thousand rubles perfectly combines the most powerful filling and an attractive design. The smartphone was released on July 22, 2020.

Of course, the brand was focused on game lovers when creating, so only gamers will be able to fully appreciate all the capabilities of Lenovo Legion Pro. For buyers looking for a good smartphone for everyday use, any other cheaper model will do.