Lenovo Tab 4 8
Secondary Camera: 2 MPix
Average of 5 scores (from 9 reviews)
Reviews for the Lenovo Tab 4 8
Family friendly. Lenovo's Tab 4 8 is marketed as a tablet computer for the entire family, and it attempts to achieve that through optional accessories. Find out whether or not the tablet itself is worth the money in our review.
The Good The Lenovo Tab 4 is an affordable, small tablet with good battery life. It has front-facing speakers and a microSD card expansion slot. Works with the Lenovo Home Assistant dock. The Bad It runs an old version of Android.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/03/2017
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 70% workmanship: 70%
Source: Computer Shopper
The sharp-looking Tab 4 8 won’t shred your wallet, and its battery life and bright display make it a good budget Android-tablet choice for media consumption and reading.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/16/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: PC Mag
For $130, the Tab 4 8 is a solid tablet with good battery life. It's well-suited for media consumption, kids, and travel, especially if you need access to the Google Play store. But if you can live with Amazon's highly modified version of Android (which includes a proprietary app store), you'll get nearly the same level of performance with the Fire HD 8 for $80. It's the best tablet you can get for under $100, and our Editors' Choice. If you need connectivity wherever you go, the $125 Alcatel A30 is the most affordable tablet that can keep you connected via cellular data. And if you're on the fence about Android, the latest Apple iPad is significantly more expensive, but offers great value for the money.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/09/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Laptop Mag
The $128 Lenovo Tab 4 8 is a great tablet for the price because it delivers on everything it promises to be. It's an affordable Android tablet that provides a bright display, good audio and reliable performance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/17/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: WinFuture DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/26/2017
Source: Tablet Blog DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/31/2017
Source: Ofertaman ES→EN
Positive: Support 4G LTE; decent processor; good price; nice speakers. Negative: Heavy; plastic case; poor cameras.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/14/2019
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Stylish design; nice display; long battery life; good price. Negative: Easy getting dirts and fingerprints.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/28/2017
Source: VNReview VN→EN
Positive: Low price; nice dual speakers; impressive design; decent processor. Negative: Poor display; only 2GB RAM; poor cameras.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/25/2018
With the proliferation of cheap Windows based tablets and convertibles it’s a little hard to come by decent android tablets these days and if there are they are exorbitantly expensive. However, this doesn’t stop Lenovo from releasing the Lenovo Tab 4 8-inch which proves to be an affordable Android Nougat based tablet. Aesthetic-wise the Tab 4 is your generic square slate design which isn’t bad since simplicity is the key here. The Tab 4 chassis construction is pretty sleek which makes it look more expensive than it really is with both glass fronts and backs. While this is nice visually it is horrible under normal usage as this means the tablet is a fingerprint nightmare if the user doesn’t take care of it well or even add a case cover. In terms of hardware the Tab 4 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 SoC, 2GB of memory and 16 or 32GB of internal storage depending on configuration. Because it is using a low-end Snapdragon it is only appropriate that the included display panel be not more than HD as this can severely tax the processor when under gaming load. Although it should be noted that the Tab 4 does come in 10-inch and Plus variants which see a significant bump in hardware and screen resolution. The Tab 4 includes a front 2MP camera and a rear 5MP camera which is substantial at best but is naturally better than not having any at all.
While 16 or even 32 GB of storage might be enough for light users or kids it should be noted that it still can be expanded via the microSD slot which should be handy. Over at the audio department the Tab 4 is equipped with dual front firing Dolby Atmos speakers which is great since that means cupping won’t be necessary and that users should be able to get the best out of the speakers even if they aren’t the best out there. The equipped IPS HD panel is more than sufficient when it comes to general gaming and web surfing although the color reproduction isn’t as vibrant as those on premium tablets it should be more than good enough for your daily user. At 89 percent of the sRGB spectrum it even trumps its nearest competitors not to mention the display is quite bright to the viewing. As a tablet battery life is always an important mention with the Tab 4 scoring 10 hours and 7 minutes at roughly half brightness while web surfing which is all to impressive, while it may not be the longest on the scoreboard it sure does have a take home on endurance ratings. Software-wise the Tab 4 is preloaded with Android Nougat 7.1 with some Google apps. Bottom line is at its given price the Tab 4 does surpass most expectations and that’s only for the lower end variant of the Tab 4, most likely the higher end variant of the Tab 4 would impress many if not most users.
Qualcomm Adreno 308: Integrated mid-range graphics card in the Snapdragon 425 SoCs that supports OpenGL ES 3.0 and features unified shaders.
These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.
425: Entry-level SoC that was announced in February 2016. It integrates 4 ARM Cortex-A53 CPU cores clocked at up to 1.4 GHz, an LPDDR3 memory controller and wireless radios for WiFi and 4G/LTE.» 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 ( "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.
75.84%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.