Lenovo IdeaTab A8-50 A5500
Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the Lenovo IdeaTab A8-50 A5500
Source: Review Zat Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 format is in the mid-range for smartphones. It offers a compromise between good visibility, details and resolution on the screen, and you can still fit it into trouser pockets.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Lenovo: Lenovo ("Le" from English legend, novo (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. As of 2004, the company was the largest laptop manufacturer in China and, after acquiring IBM's PC division in 2005, the fourth largest in the world. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company manufactures monitors, projectors, servers, etc, and specializes in developing, manufacturing and marketing consumer electronics, personal computers, software, enterprise solutions and related services.
In 2016, the company ranked first in the world in computer sales. It still held it in 2023 with about 23% global market share. Important product lines are Thinkpad, Legion and Ideapad.
In 2011, it acquired a majority stake in Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Motorola Mobility was purchased, which gave Lenovo a boost in the smartphone market.
75%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.
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