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Lenovo TAB A8 Series

Lenovo Tab 2 A8-50LProcessor: Mediatek MT8121, Mediatek MT8161
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-T720 MP2, ARM Mali-T760 MP6, PowerVR SGX544
Display: 8 inch
Weight: 0.36kg
Price: 115, 139 euro
Average Score: 74% - average
Average of 6 scores (from 8 reviews)
: - %, performance: 51%, features: 44%, display: 70%
mobility: 79%, workmanship: 76%, ergonomy: 81%, emissions: 96%

 

Lenovo A8-50

Specifications

Notebook: Lenovo A8-50
Processor: Mediatek MT8121
Graphics Adapter: PowerVR SGX544
Display: 8 inch, 16:10, 1280 x 800 pixels
Weight: 0.36kg
Price: 139 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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83% Lenovo Tab A8 Tablet Review | Notebookcheck
A-game? Lenovo updates their budget-friendly A-series of tablets with quad-core processors and Google's latest Android OS. Is the new 8-inch Tab A8 a step up from the previous generation or are the stalwarts in the class a better choice despite their higher prices?

 

Lenovo Tab 2 A8-50F

Specifications

Lenovo Tab 2 A8-50FNotebook: Lenovo Tab 2 A8-50F
Processor: Mediatek MT8161
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-T720 MP2
Display: 8 inch, 16:10, 1280 x 800 pixels
Weight: 0.36kg
Price: 115 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 70% - average

Average of 4 scores (from 6 reviews)

 

81% Lenovo Tab 2 A8 Tablet Review | Notebookcheck
Android 5.0 for cheap. The Tab 2 A8 promises extensive multimedia features for an affordable price of $129. Is this a worthy successor to last year's 8-inch Tab A8?
70% Lenovo Tab 2 A8
Source: Laptop Mag English
With its amazing battery life and bright, colorful screen, Lenovo's Tab 2 A8 does its best to counter the adage of "you get what you pay for." It's not as fast as other budget 8-inch tablets, but it lasts much longer on a charge. This may not be a device for gaming or multitasking, but if you're looking for a tablet for Web surfing, listening to music or watching video -- just not all at once -- the $130 Tab 2 is a fine choice.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/12/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Lenovo Tab 2 A8
Source: Laptop Mag English
With its amazing battery life and bright, colorful screen, Lenovo's Tab 2 A8 does its best to counter the adage of "you get what you pay for." It's not as fast as other budget 8-inch tablets, but it lasts much longer on a charge. This may not be a device for gaming or multitasking, but if you're looking for a tablet for Web surfing, listening to music or watching video -- just not all at once -- the $130 Tab 2 is a fine choice.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/12/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Lenovo Tab 2 A8 Review: Great Sound On A Tight Budget
Source: Android Authority English
So there you have it for this closer look at the Lenovo Tab 2 A8! Lenovo has undoubtedly built a very solid tablet that goes beyond what its very budget-friendly price point would suggest. While not without its flaws, with its slower processor, the availability of just 1 GB of RAM, mediocre display, and bad camera, the Tab 2 does deliver in the area it was meant to, and that is in the audio experience. You’ll be hard-pressed to find such an excellent speaker setup with even a twice as expensive tablet, and to be able to have that with a device that is priced at just $130 is amazing. If media-consumption is the primary objective, and you are on a budget, the Lenovo Tab 2 A8 should be under consideration.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/29/2015
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 60% display: 60% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
70% Lenovo Tab 2 A8 Review: Great Sound On A Tight Budget
Source: Android Authority English
So there you have it for this closer look at the Lenovo Tab 2 A8! Lenovo has undoubtedly built a very solid tablet that goes beyond what its very budget-friendly price point would suggest. While not without its flaws, with its slower processor, the availability of just 1 GB of RAM, mediocre display, and bad camera, the Tab 2 does deliver in the area it was meant to, and that is in the audio experience. You’ll be hard-pressed to find such an excellent speaker setup with even a twice as expensive tablet, and to be able to have that with a device that is priced at just $130 is amazing. If media-consumption is the primary objective, and you are on a budget, the Lenovo Tab 2 A8 should be under consideration.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/29/2015
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 60% display: 60% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
Review: Lenovo TAB 2 A8 Android tablet
Source: Slashgear English
If you liked the original TAB A8 tablet, you'll find the second generation is even better. If you didn't like the first version, now might be the time to give the model a second shot. The newer version doesn't feel as cheap as the first A8, with a slimmer body, more angular edges, and improved hardware. The performance is fairly top notch, and as a general Android slate for general tablet-y things like playing mobile games, browsing the Web, chatting, and toting around work documents, it holds up perfectly fine.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/18/2015
Review: Lenovo TAB 2 A8 Android tablet
Source: Slashgear English
If you liked the original TAB A8 tablet, you'll find the second generation is even better. If you didn't like the first version, now might be the time to give the model a second shot. The newer version doesn't feel as cheap as the first A8, with a slimmer body, more angular edges, and improved hardware. The performance is fairly top notch, and as a general Android slate for general tablet-y things like playing mobile games, browsing the Web, chatting, and toting around work documents, it holds up perfectly fine.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/18/2015

 

Lenovo Tab 2 A8-50L

Specifications

Lenovo Tab 2 A8-50LNotebook: Lenovo Tab 2 A8-50L
Processor: Mediatek MT8161
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-T760 MP6
Display: 8 inch, 16:10, 1280 x 800 pixels
Weight: 0.36kg
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Foreign Reviews

Lenovo Tab 2 A8-50 – Самый Обаятельный И Привлекательный
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Very harmonious style; IPS display; good hardware; good price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/15/2015

 

Comment

Lenovo: Lenovo ( "Le" as in the English word legend and "novo" (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. From 2004, the company has been the largest laptop manufacturer in China and got the fourth largest manufacturer worldwide after the acquisition of IBM's PC division in 2005. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company also produces monitors, projectors, servers, etc.

In 2011, Lenovo acquired the majority of Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Lenovo took over Motorola Mobility, which gave them a boost in the smartphone market.

From 2014 to 2016 Lenovo's market share in the global notebook market was 20-21%, ranking second behind HP. However, the distance decreased gradually. In the smartphone market, Lenovo did not belong to the Top 5 global manufacturers in 2016.


These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

PowerVR SGX544: OpenGL ES 2.0 compatible with 4 pixel and 2 vertex shadersARM Mali-T720 MP2: Integrated graphics card in ARM based SoCs. Can be configured with up to 8 cores (T720 MP8) and 650 MHz core clock (at 28nm). Supports OpenGL ES 3.1, OpenCL 1.1, DirectX 11 FL9_3, and Renderscript.Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

ARM Mali-T760 MP6: The ARM Mali-T760 MP6 offers six cores (hence the name MP6) clocked with up to 700 MHz (resulting in 143 GFLOPS).» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Mediatek:

MT8121: Quad-core ARM SoC with an integrated PowerVR SGX 544 GPU for tablets.Mediatek :

MT8161: Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53 SoC clocked at up to 1.3 GHz with integrated Mali-T720 graphics card.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

0.36 kg:

This weight is somewhat high for a smartphone. Smartphones with a big screen and small tablets weigh as much, usually.

0.36 kg:


74%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 LTE
Mali-T760 MP6, Exynos 5433 Octa
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 inch
Mali-T760 MP6, Exynos 5433 Octa

Devices with the same GPU

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 LTE
Mali-T760 MP6, Exynos 5433 Octa, 9.7", 0.387 kg
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7
Mali-T760 MP6, Exynos 5433 Octa, 9.7", 0.389 kg

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Lenovo Tab 4 7 TB-7504X
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Lenovo Tab 4 8 Plus ZA2F0101SE
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Lenovo Tab 4 8 Plus
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Lenovo Tab 4 10 TB-X304F-ZA2J0030SE
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Lenovo Tab 4 10 ZA2J
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Lenovo Tab 4 10 TB-X304L
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Lenovo Tab 4 8 Plus TB-8704X
Adreno 308, Snapdragon 425, 8", 0.31 kg
Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus
Adreno 506, Snapdragon 625, 10.1", 0.475 kg
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Stefan Hinum, 2015-06-25 (Update: 2015-06-25)