Both the PHAB2 and PHAB2 Plus are 6.4” large-display phones that share many features, but as you have guessed, one has a number of upgrades over the other. Let’s start with the similarities:
Both phones are powered by a Mediatek MTK8783 SoC (main processor) which is designed to provide a good ratio between performance/functionalities and price (with a focus on price). The handset also have a 6.4 IPS display, which should provide good color rendition and wide view angles. They run on Android 6.0, which is expected since it’s the most recent flavor of the mobile operating system.
The large 4050 mAh battery should satisfy most large-phones lovers since having a more capacity if often seen as a very good reason to own a bigger handset. They both have 32GB of storage built-in, with an option to add a microSD card. Finally, these phones come in two colors: gunmetal grey + champagne gold and they will be available this July.
The PHAB2 retails for $199, while the PHAB2 Plus will sell for $299. This is a $100 difference that will have an impact on a couple of things: The PHAB2 Plus will be better at handling more simultaneous apps opened (more RAM), while the PHAB1 would tend to suffer more performance hiccups.
The camera of the PHAB2 Plus should also yield much better images. Finally, the superior display of the PHAB2 makes a big difference because of the large 6.4” size. Of course, $100 can be a significant difference for someone on a tight budget, but now you know what to look for.