Lenovo IdeaTab A8-50 A5500
SpecificationsNotebook: Lenovo IdeaTab A8-50 A5500
Processor: Mediatek MT8121
Graphics Adapter: PowerVR SGX544
Display: 8.0 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the Lenovo IdeaTab A8-50 A5500
Source: Review Zat
Lenovo A8 A5500 is a midrange tablet with economical price, and it provides good performance with its good screen. However you might face some issues when it comes to multitasking or launching heavy apps, and also the battery life might be a disadvantage as well.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: Think Computers
Lenovo’s A-Series tablets are entry-level, but for many people they are just what they need. Today we took a look at the Tab A8 which features a Mediatek 1.3 GHz quad-core SoC, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of storage and runs Android 4.4.2. This combination works very well for most applications, typical games, productivity and more.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/25/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Nice appearance with different colors options; excellent display; good performance; good price; decent battery life.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/03/2014
Source: PC Store BU→EN
Positive: Affordable price; good sound system; decent performance. Negative: Relatively low resolution display.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/07/2014
The Lenovo IdeaTab A8-50 A5500 further reduces the gap between tablets and phones by introducing a tablet with 3G and a micro sim slot. It doesn't have 4G LTE, unfortunately. The 8 inch tablet has a resolution of 800 by 1280 pixels, which gives a very low pixel density of 189 ppi. On the bright side, the low quality screen reduces battery consumption giving more battery life to last the day.
The Lenovo IdeaTab A8-50 A5500 features a quad core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7 processor, which is not too bad. With 1 GB of RAM, the device is able to provide smooth usage for casual users. Those who demand more from their device might not be fully satisfied. It comes with up to 16 GB of native memory, which can be further upgraded with an external micro SD card. WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0 is fully supported. It has a 4200 mAh battery, which will keep your device powered up for most of the day. Unfortunately, the battery cannot be removed.
In short, the Lenovo IdeaTab A8-50 A5500 might not have the best screen out there, but it has solid hardware and software. Buyers who want to try something aside from the usual brands can try out Lenovo IdeaTab A8-50 A5500.
PowerVR SGX544: OpenGL ES 2.0 compatible with 4 pixel and 2 vertex shaders
These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.
MT8121: Quad-core ARM SoC with an integrated PowerVR SGX 544 GPU for tablets.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This display size is a threshold between tablets and smartphones. Most tablets have larger screen diagonals but a lot of smartphones offer such a big screen.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is somewhat high for a smartphone. Smartphones with a big screen and small tablets weigh as much, usually.
Lenovo: Lenovo Group Limited is China's largest and the world's fourth largest personal computer manufacturer. Lenovo produces desktops, laptops, servers, handheld computers, imaging equipment, and mobile phone handsets. Lenovo also provides information technology integration and support services, and its QDI unit offers contract manufacturing. Its executive headquarters are located in China and USA. It is incorporated in Hong Kong. Lenovo was formed in 1984 as a spin-off of the Chinese Academy of Sciences new technology unit. The company initially began as a reseller, distributor and later CM for foreign brands, including IBM, entering the Chinese market. In 1990, Lenovo started to manufacture its own PCs and by 1997 became the market leader in China. In 2004, Lenovo bought IBM’s PC business for $1.25billion. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %
75%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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