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Lenovo Tab M11 Tablet review: 11-inch tablet with pen support for school and multimedia

Always a pen at hand. You don't have to spend a fortune on a tablet suitable for entertainment and learning purposes. The Lenovo Tab M11, for example, is a proper candidate. In the test, we take a look at what else is on offer in addition to the large screen, metal case, and four speakers.
Lenovo Tab M11 (Tab M Series)
Processor
Mediatek Helio G88 8 x 1.8 - 2 GHz, Cortex-A75 / A55
Graphics adapter
Memory
4 GB 
Display
11.00 inch 16:10, 1920 x 1200 pixel 206 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, native pen support, IPS, glossy: yes, 90 Hz
Storage
128 GB eMMC Flash, 128 GB 
, 110 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: 3.5mm audio jack, Card Reader: microSD (up to 1TB) , Brightness Sensor, Sensors: proximity, acceleration, position, hall
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/), Bluetooth 5.1, 2G (850/​900/​1800/​1900), 3G (B1/​B5/​B8), 4G (B1/​B3/​B5/​B7/​B8/​B20/​B28/​B38/​B40/​B41), LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.2 x 255.3 x 166.3 ( = 0.28 x 10.05 x 6.55 in)
Battery
7040 mAh Lithium-Polymer, 15 Watt charging
Operating System
Android 13
Camera
Primary Camera: 8 MPix
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: quad speakers, USB cable, SIM tool, 24 Months Warranty, IP52 certified, fanless
Weight
465 g ( = 16.4 oz / 1.03 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
199 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible competitors in comparison

Bewertung
Datum
Modell
Gewicht
Laufwerk
Groesse
Aufloesung
Preis ab
83.4 %
05/2024
Lenovo Tab M11
Helio G88, Mali-G52 MP2
465 g128 GB eMMC Flash11.00"1920x1200
84.2 %
02/2024
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+
SD 695 5G, Adreno 619
480 g64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash11.00"1920x1200
80 %
11/2023
Teclast T40 Air
T616, Mali-G57 MP1
464 g256 GB eMMC 5.1 Flash10.36"2000x1200
81.2 %
01/2023
Huawei MatePad SE
SD 680, Adreno 610
440 g64 GB eMMC Flash10.40"2000x1200

Case and features - Metal housing and plenty of memory

In the past, a tablet with a metal case would only have been expected in the higher price range, but today it is also quite common in the 200 euro range. Our Lenovo Tab M11 test device is clad in gray metal, with a fairly wide plastic strip embedded at the top of the back to improve reception. This is also where the camera module is located, which is protruding and slightly shiny. The frame of the chassis is also made of metal.

The stability of the Lenovo Tab M11 is very high, the device can hardly be twisted despite its size and only strong pressure gets through to the liquid crystal of the screen. The manufacturer also provides IP52 certification, which means the tablet is protected against dust and splash water but should not be immersed in liquids.

The display edges on the front are reasonably narrow, but the touchscreen is still easy to hold without accidentally triggering it.

The model is equipped with 128 GB of mass storage, which is decent and will probably become the standard in this price range in the coming months. You have to make do with 4 GB of RAM, while the Teclast T40 Air, for example, offers more RAM for greater flexibility.

The USB-C port only supports USB 2.0 standard, so it hardly speeds up data transfers and does not offer image output. If you want to connect headphones or external speakers, you can do so via the 3.5 mm jack. NFC is not available, but there is a nano-SIM slot on our test model. An eSIM cannot be used. A WiFi-only version is also available.

The microSD reader performed quite well in our tests with the Angelbird V60 reference memory card, achieving an average of 34.4 MBit/s in the copy test.

Size comparison

257.1 mm / 10.1 in 168.7 mm / 6.64 in 6.9 mm / 0.2717 in 480 g1.058 lbs255.3 mm / 10.1 in 166.3 mm / 6.55 in 7.2 mm / 0.2835 in 465 g1.025 lbs247 mm / 9.72 in 156.7 mm / 6.17 in 7.9 mm / 0.311 in 440 g0.97 lbs246 mm / 9.69 in 156 mm / 6.14 in 7.7 mm / 0.3031 in 464 g1.023 lbs210 mm / 8.27 in 148 mm / 5.83 in 1 mm / 0.03937 in 2.9 g0.00639 lbs
SD Card Reader - average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+
  (Angelbird AV Pro V60)
47.18 MB/s +37%
Lenovo Tab M11
  (Angelbird V60)
34.4 MB/s
Average of class Tablet
  (7.61 - 101.6, n=62, last 2 years)
32.2 MB/s -6%
Teclast T40 Air
  (Angelbird V60)
28.4 MB/s -17%
Huawei MatePad SE
  (Angelbird V60)
19.7 MB/s -43%

Cross Platform Disk Test (CPDT)

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Lenovo Tab M11 Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G88, 128 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø27.6 (12.4-42.3)
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+ Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB; Angelbird AV Pro V60: Ø36.8 (29.7-46.3)
Teclast T40 Air Mali-G57 MP1, T616, 256 GB eMMC 5.1 Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø41.4 (28.2-50.2)
Huawei MatePad SE Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB: Ø36.1 (13.9-54.3)
Lenovo Tab M11 Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G88, 128 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø75.5 (17.4-83.4)
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+ Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB; Angelbird AV Pro V60: Ø78 (60.4-86.2)
Teclast T40 Air Mali-G57 MP1, T616, 256 GB eMMC 5.1 Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø72.3 (33.2-86.5)
Huawei MatePad SE Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB: Ø52.3 (17.2-85.2)

Communication, software and operation - Pen support and update promise

Thanks to WiFi 5, the tablet achieves data rates of around 300 - 350 MBit/s in our WLAN test with the Asus ROG Rapture AXE11000 router. The transfer rates are very stable in our test and on par with similarly expensive tablets. The device does not stand out and a gigabit internet connection is not fully utilized. However, fast transfers are still possible.

Our 4G model also enables mobile Internet access via the cellular network. The built-in modem provides enough frequencies for operation in Central Europe, but when traveling you should check in advance, whether the Tab M11 can also connect to the local LTE network.

Android 13 is still pre-installed on the device. Android 14 is still to come in any case and Lenovo will provide security patches until the beginning of 2028. An update promise for tablets is still rather rare anyway, so it is all the more pleasing for a relatively inexpensive device.

The manufacturer hardly changes Google's operating system and only pre-installs very few apps. The security patches are from January 2024 at the time of testing and could do with another update.

DRM L1 is available so that you can watch streams from the major providers in Full HD.

The touchscreen is responsive and also works well at the edges and in the corners. The tablet supports Lenovo's pen, which can be used to take handwritten notes or draw. Lenovo's software supports OneVision for better multitasking with split screen or floating windows. You can also start a PC mode that is optimized for mouse and keyboard control with a taskbar.

Only facial recognition can be used as a biometric unlocking method. It works reasonably reliably, even in dark areas the light from the screen is usually sufficient to recognize us.

Networking
Lenovo Tab M11
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
360 (min: 353) MBit/s ∼98%
iperf3 receive AXE11000
304 (min: 283) MBit/s ∼89%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
369 (min: 356) MBit/s ∼100%
iperf3 receive AXE11000
340 (min: 172) MBit/s ∼100%
Teclast T40 Air
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
358 (min: 337) MBit/s ∼97%
iperf3 receive AXE11000
308 (min: 238) MBit/s ∼91%
Huawei MatePad SE
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
365 (min: 352) MBit/s ∼99%
iperf3 receive AXE11000
310 (min: 284) MBit/s ∼91%
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Lenovo Tab M11; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø304 (283-325)
Lenovo Tab M11; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø360 (353-368)

Cameras - Usable image quality

Photo from the front camera
Photo from the front camera

Cameras on inexpensive tablets are always something of a problem and Lenovo's website also advertises document scanning rather than beautiful vacation photos.

There is a lone 8-megapixel camera on the back, but it takes quite acceptable snapshots. If you don't enlarge it too much afterwards and expect heaps of detail, you can take a photo in daylight.

In low light, the sharpness leaves a lot to be desired, but the brightness is okay. Videos can be recorded in 1080p with a maximum of 30 fps. The autofocus is often visible and somewhat delayed, and the exposure adjustment is usually quicker.

There is also an 8-megapixel selfie camera on the front, which takes very nice selfies. The sharpness of detail and brightness in dark areas are not outstanding, but if you don't have too high expectations, you can definitely use the front camera.

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

Main cameraMain cameraLow Light
ColorChecker
5.4 ∆E
7.8 ∆E
8.8 ∆E
7.8 ∆E
9.3 ∆E
7.6 ∆E
6.1 ∆E
6.2 ∆E
6.5 ∆E
2.8 ∆E
8.2 ∆E
7.1 ∆E
2.7 ∆E
9.2 ∆E
5.9 ∆E
4.2 ∆E
7 ∆E
10.3 ∆E
5.7 ∆E
7.6 ∆E
10.2 ∆E
7.8 ∆E
3.9 ∆E
6.7 ∆E
ColorChecker Lenovo Tab M11: 6.87 ∆E min: 2.68 - max: 10.27 ∆E
ColorChecker
29 ∆E
54.5 ∆E
39.1 ∆E
35.9 ∆E
44.7 ∆E
63.3 ∆E
53.8 ∆E
35.3 ∆E
43.4 ∆E
27.6 ∆E
65.8 ∆E
64.5 ∆E
30.7 ∆E
48.1 ∆E
37.2 ∆E
77.9 ∆E
43.5 ∆E
43.6 ∆E
93.7 ∆E
71 ∆E
52.1 ∆E
36.5 ∆E
24 ∆E
12.9 ∆E
ColorChecker Lenovo Tab M11: 47.01 ∆E min: 12.89 - max: 93.74 ∆E

Display - 90 Hz panel with strong but inaccurate colors

Subpixel structure
Subpixel structure

The IPS screen has a resolution of 1,920 x 1,200 pixels and thus extends the standard Full HD resolution slightly. The screen can be as bright as 441 cd/m², with an average of around 405 cd/m². This is only enough for outdoor use in twilight, but the brightness is sufficient for indoor use.

The screen displays strong colors, but according to our test with the spectrophotometer and CalMAN software, they are all too bright and vivid. Although this looks good, anyone who wants to achieve decent color accuracy, for example, for a printout, will be disappointed with a completely different result later on.

We did not notice any PWM flickering even at low brightness.

389
cd/m²
394
cd/m²
399
cd/m²
406
cd/m²
431
cd/m²
441
cd/m²
396
cd/m²
386
cd/m²
399
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
tested with X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 441 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 404.6 cd/m² Minimum: 3.8 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 88 %
Center on Battery: 431 cd/m²
Contrast: 1078:1 (Black: 0.4 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 9.72 | 0.5-29.43 Ø5
ΔE Greyscale 3.6 | 0.57-98 Ø5.2
99.1% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.194
Lenovo Tab M11
IPS, 1920x1200, 11.00
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+
TFT-LCD, 1920x1200, 11.00
Teclast T40 Air
IPS, 2000x1200, 10.36
Huawei MatePad SE
IPS, 2000x1200, 10.40
Response Times
18%
10%
27%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
70.1 ?(27.9, 41.2)
53.81 ?(24.04, 29.77)
23%
58.4 ?(32.4, 26)
17%
44.5 ?(23.4, 21.1)
37%
Response Time Black / White *
33.9 ?(11.3, 12.6)
29.92 ?(13.96, 15.96)
12%
33.1 ?(14.5, 18.6)
2%
28.6 ?(14.4, 14.2)
16%
PWM Frequency
Screen
-2%
-49%
13%
Brightness middle
431
493
14%
319
-26%
398
-8%
Brightness
405
460
14%
296
-27%
368
-9%
Brightness Distribution
88
90
2%
85
-3%
87
-1%
Black Level *
0.4
0.35
12%
0.44
-10%
0.46
-15%
Contrast
1078
1409
31%
725
-33%
865
-20%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
9.72
6
38%
10.9
-12%
2.17
78%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
11.59
11.7
-1%
19.02
-64%
4.32
63%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
3.6
8.2
-128%
11.5
-219%
3.1
14%
Gamma
2.194 100%
2.21 100%
2.035 108%
2.214 99%
CCT
7348 88%
9131 71%
11482 57%
7245 90%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
8% / 2%
-20% / -38%
20% / 16%

* ... smaller is better

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
33.9 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 11.3 ms rise
↘ 12.6 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.1 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 89 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (21.4 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
70.1 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 27.9 ms rise
↘ 41.2 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.2 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 98 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (33.6 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 17744 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

CalMAN Grayscale
CalMAN Grayscale
CalMAN color accuracy
CalMAN color accuracy
CalMAN color space sRGB
CalMAN color space sRGB
CalMAN saturation
CalMAN saturation

Performance, emissions and battery life - Four speakers at once

The MediaTek Helio G88 is used as the SoC. With two ARM Cortex-A75 performance cores with up to 2 GHz and six ARM Cortex-A55 energy-saving cores with up to 1.8 GHz, it is at class level in terms of performance. The Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+ shows that much more is possible.

The Lenovo Tab M11 occasionally needs a moment for animations in the menus and the system rarely feels really smooth. You have to be ready for waiting times when loading larger apps, especially because the memory is quite slow.

We measured a maximum temperature of 35.5 °C at the front of the Tab M11. Although this is slightly noticeable, it is by no means problematic. This also leaves room for warmer environments, as we test at room temperature. The SoC does not throttle its performance even under prolonged load.

The tablet comes with four speakers and thus achieves a decent 81.4 dB(A) in our volume measurement. Low mids are also audible, but the tablet does not sound really full and powerful. However, you can connect external speakers or headphones for better sound via the 3.5 mm audio jack and Bluetooth. There are very few wireless audio codecs available: with SBC, AAC, aptX, aptX HD, and LDAC, however, the most widely used alternatives are covered.

According to our WLAN test, we were able to surf for just under 15 hours without interruption until the tablet ran out of juice. That's a pretty decent runtime for a 7,040 mAh battery, Teclast T40 Air and Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+ manage a few more minutes. The maximum charging power is 15 watts, a charger is not included with the tablet.

Geekbench 6.2
Single-Core
Average of class Tablet
  (185 - 3715, n=53, last 2 years)
952 Points +118%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
919 Points +111%
Lenovo Tab M11
Mediatek Helio G88, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
436 Points
Average Mediatek Helio G88
  (432 - 442, n=5)
436 Points 0%
Teclast T40 Air
UNISOC T616, Mali-G57 MP1, 8192
427 Points -2%
Multi-Core
Average of class Tablet
  (493 - 14690, n=53, last 2 years)
2865 Points +108%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
1993 Points +45%
Teclast T40 Air
UNISOC T616, Mali-G57 MP1, 8192
1474 Points +7%
Lenovo Tab M11
Mediatek Helio G88, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1379 Points
Average Mediatek Helio G88
  (1217 - 1436, n=5)
1311 Points -5%
Geekbench 5.5
Single-Core
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
693 Points +90%
Average of class Tablet
  (140 - 1892, n=74, last 2 years)
682 Points +87%
Huawei MatePad SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
377 Points +4%
Lenovo Tab M11
Mediatek Helio G88, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
364 Points
Average Mediatek Helio G88
  (284 - 378, n=6)
357 Points -2%
Teclast T40 Air
UNISOC T616, Mali-G57 MP1, 8192
350 Points -4%
Multi-Core
Average of class Tablet
  (312 - 8624, n=74, last 2 years)
2435 Points +65%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
1768 Points +20%
Huawei MatePad SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
1630 Points +11%
Lenovo Tab M11
Mediatek Helio G88, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1475 Points
Teclast T40 Air
UNISOC T616, Mali-G57 MP1, 8192
1387 Points -6%
Average Mediatek Helio G88
  (1132 - 1475, n=6)
1316 Points -11%
PCMark for Android - Work 3.0
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
10550 Points +8%
Lenovo Tab M11
Mediatek Helio G88, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
9802 Points
Average of class Tablet
  (3195 - 17267, n=70, last 2 years)
8917 Points -9%
Average Mediatek Helio G88
  (6789 - 9802, n=6)
8764 Points -11%
Teclast T40 Air
UNISOC T616, Mali-G57 MP1, 8192
7936 Points -19%
Huawei MatePad SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
5432 Points -45%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
Average of class Tablet
  (267 - 14235, n=65, last 2 years)
3295 Points +138%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
3075 Points +122%
Average Mediatek Helio G88
  (1334 - 1453, n=6)
1397 Points +1%
Lenovo Tab M11
Mediatek Helio G88, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1385 Points
Huawei MatePad SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
1330 Points -4%
Teclast T40 Air
UNISOC T616, Mali-G57 MP1, 8192
1089 Points -21%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
Average of class Tablet
  (240 - 24605, n=65, last 2 years)
3953 Points +229%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
2991 Points +149%
Average Mediatek Helio G88
  (1177 - 1277, n=6)
1230 Points +2%
Lenovo Tab M11
Mediatek Helio G88, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1203 Points
Huawei MatePad SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
1156 Points -4%
Teclast T40 Air
UNISOC T616, Mali-G57 MP1, 8192
927 Points -23%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
3409 Points +16%
Average of class Tablet
  (441 - 5751, n=65, last 2 years)
3265 Points +11%
Lenovo Tab M11
Mediatek Helio G88, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
2935 Points
Huawei MatePad SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
2809 Points -4%
Teclast T40 Air
UNISOC T616, Mali-G57 MP1, 8192
2798 Points -5%
Average Mediatek Helio G88
  (2427 - 2935, n=6)
2667 Points -9%
Wild Life Score
Average of class Tablet
  (286 - 7933, n=64, last 2 years)
1598 Points +128%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
1216 Points +73%
Average Mediatek Helio G88
  (697 - 759, n=6)
725 Points +3%
Lenovo Tab M11
Mediatek Helio G88, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
702 Points
Teclast T40 Air
UNISOC T616, Mali-G57 MP1, 8192
474 Points -32%
Huawei MatePad SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
441 Points -37%
Wild Life Unlimited Score
Average of class Tablet
  (289 - 32525, n=74, last 2 years)
4023 Points +475%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
1206 Points +72%
Average Mediatek Helio G88
  (622 - 755, n=6)
716 Points +2%
Lenovo Tab M11
Mediatek Helio G88, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
700 Points
Teclast T40 Air
UNISOC T616, Mali-G57 MP1, 8192
474 Points -32%
Huawei MatePad SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
440 Points -37%
Wild Life Extreme
Average of class Tablet
  (75 - 8689, n=74, last 2 years)
1102 Points +516%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
361 Points +102%
Average Mediatek Helio G88
  (179 - 191, n=6)
186.5 Points +4%
Lenovo Tab M11
Mediatek Helio G88, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
179 Points
Teclast T40 Air
UNISOC T616, Mali-G57 MP1, 8192
129 Points -28%
Huawei MatePad SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
121 Points -32%
Wild Life Extreme Unlimited
Average of class Tablet
  (72 - 8889, n=70, last 2 years)
1206 Points +578%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
354 Points +99%
Average Mediatek Helio G88
  (156 - 189, n=6)
179.8 Points +1%
Lenovo Tab M11
Mediatek Helio G88, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
178 Points
Teclast T40 Air
UNISOC T616, Mali-G57 MP1, 8192
126 Points -29%
Huawei MatePad SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
120 Points -33%
GFXBench
on screen Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
Average of class Tablet
  (3 - 120, n=78, last 2 years)
24 fps +189%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
21 fps +153%
Huawei MatePad SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
8.6 fps +4%
Lenovo Tab M11
Mediatek Helio G88, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
8.3 fps
Average Mediatek Helio G88
  (7.5 - 9, n=6)
8.25 fps -1%
Teclast T40 Air
UNISOC T616, Mali-G57 MP1, 8192
5.8 fps -30%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
Average of class Tablet
  (2.5 - 340, n=78, last 2 years)
45.2 fps +408%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
22 fps +147%
Huawei MatePad SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
9.3 fps +4%
Average Mediatek Helio G88
  (8.2 - 9.7, n=6)
9.22 fps +4%
Lenovo Tab M11
Mediatek Helio G88, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
8.9 fps
Teclast T40 Air
UNISOC T616, Mali-G57 MP1, 8192
6.1 fps -31%
on screen Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
Average of class Tablet
  (1.9 - 106.4, n=78, last 2 years)
16.7 fps +234%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
13 fps +160%
Huawei MatePad SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
5.2 fps +4%
Average Mediatek Helio G88
  (4.7 - 5.9, n=6)
5.12 fps +2%
Lenovo Tab M11
Mediatek Helio G88, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
5 fps
Teclast T40 Air
UNISOC T616, Mali-G57 MP1, 8192
3.7 fps -26%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Average of class Tablet
  (0.9 - 114.5, n=78, last 2 years)
16.5 fps +400%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
8.2 fps +148%
Average Mediatek Helio G88
  (3.2 - 3.5, n=6)
3.4 fps +3%
Lenovo Tab M11
Mediatek Helio G88, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
3.3 fps
Huawei MatePad SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
3.2 fps -3%
Teclast T40 Air
UNISOC T616, Mali-G57 MP1, 8192
2.2 fps -33%
3840x2160 4K Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Average of class Tablet
  (0.4 - 55.1, n=76, last 2 years)
7.87 fps +462%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
3.6 fps +157%
Average Mediatek Helio G88
  (1.4 - 1.6, n=5)
1.5 fps +7%
Huawei MatePad SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
1.4 fps 0%
Lenovo Tab M11
Mediatek Helio G88, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1.4 fps
Teclast T40 Air
UNISOC T616, Mali-G57 MP1, 8192
0.95 fps -32%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 4096
29301 Points +118%
Average of class Tablet
  (2672 - 105178, n=81, last 2 years)
25897 Points +93%
Teclast T40 Air
UNISOC T616, Mali-G57 MP1, 8192
14522 Points +8%
Lenovo Tab M11
Mediatek Helio G88, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
13413 Points
Huawei MatePad SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
10370 Points -23%
Average Mediatek Helio G88
  (7611 - 13413, n=6)
9991 Points -26%
Lenovo Tab M11Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+Teclast T40 AirHuawei MatePad SEAverage 128 GB eMMC FlashAverage of class Tablet
AndroBench 3-5
62%
-16%
-36%
-22%
114%
Sequential Read 256KB
294.5
485.96
65%
270.7
-8%
293.6
0%
Sequential Write 256KB
256.9
476.37
85%
246.2
-4%
99.5
-61%
194.6 ?(72.3 - 314, n=76)
-24%
Random Read 4KB
95.6
130.67
37%
76.3
-20%
61.8
-35%
82.7 ?(8.63 - 247, n=76)
-13%
Random Write 4KB
101.2
162.9
61%
67.8
-33%
54
-47%

Temperature

Max. Load
 35.5 °C
96 F
33.9 °C
93 F
28.7 °C
84 F
 
 33.4 °C
92 F
31 °C
88 F
28.4 °C
83 F
 
 32.3 °C
90 F
31.2 °C
88 F
28.3 °C
83 F
 
Maximum: 35.5 °C = 96 F
Average: 31.4 °C = 89 F
28.9 °C
84 F
33.8 °C
93 F
34.7 °C
94 F
29.4 °C
85 F
31.6 °C
89 F
33 °C
91 F
29.1 °C
84 F
30.3 °C
87 F
31.4 °C
89 F
Maximum: 34.7 °C = 94 F
Average: 31.4 °C = 89 F
Power Supply (max.)  41.3 °C = 106 F | Room Temperature 21 °C = 70 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated), Voltcraft IR-260
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 31.4 °C / 89 F, compared to the average of 30 °C / 86 F for the devices in the class Tablet.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 35.5 °C / 96 F, compared to the average of 33.7 °C / 93 F, ranging from 20.7 to 53.2 °C for the class Tablet.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 34.7 °C / 94 F, compared to the average of 33.2 °C / 92 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 23.9 °C / 75 F, compared to the device average of 30 °C / 86 F.


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3DMark Wild Life Stress Test

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Lenovo Tab M11 Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G88, 128 GB eMMC Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.4.1: Ø1.088 (1.072-1.097)
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+ Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.4.1: Ø2.16 (2.14-2.16)
Teclast T40 Air Mali-G57 MP1, T616, 256 GB eMMC 5.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.4.1: Ø0.775 (0.732-0.818)
Huawei MatePad SE Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB eMMC Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.0.2: Ø0.725 (0.703-0.747)
Lenovo Tab M11 Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G88, 128 GB eMMC Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø4.22 (4.19-4.23)
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+ Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø7.26 (7.23-7.27)
Teclast T40 Air Mali-G57 MP1, T616, 256 GB eMMC 5.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø2.85 (2.84-2.86)
Huawei MatePad SE Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB eMMC Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø2.64 (2.64-2.64)

Speaker

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2042.2402533.233.53127.130.84030.532.1503432.56325.824.3801725.210019.932.312525.437.616017.341.620010.641.525014.448.93158.152.34007.453.45007.860.8630964.780012.565.3100017.267.112509.46916001066.420009.863.8250010.365.231501164.240001270.5500012.671.6630013.576.3800014.472.81000015.266.21250015.9561600016.845.7SPL24.881.4N0.649.2median 12.5median 64.2Delta3.29.833.135.132.640.627.434.330.536.434.140.429.432.719.921.22221.822.925.114.235.61138.511.742.48.5478.953.29.458.610.162.916.561.91468.615.467.310.563.210.765.911.36511.964.512.96113.564.714.260.8155015.745.916.450.217.351.525.5760.734.9median 13.5median 58.62.710.6hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseLenovo Tab M11Huawei MatePad SE
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Lenovo Tab M11 audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (81.4 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 21.8% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (8.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 3.3% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (5.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 5.4% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (6.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (19.7% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 47% of all tested devices in this class were better, 7% similar, 45% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 22%, worst was 129%
Compared to all devices tested
» 45% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 48% worse
» The best had a delta of 4%, average was 25%, worst was 134%

Huawei MatePad SE audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (76 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 23.5% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (9.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 5.5% higher than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (8.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 6.3% higher than median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (8.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (25.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 74% of all tested devices in this class were better, 5% similar, 21% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 22%, worst was 129%
Compared to all devices tested
» 74% of all tested devices were better, 6% similar, 21% worse
» The best had a delta of 4%, average was 25%, worst was 134%

Battery life

Battery Runtime - WiFi Websurfing
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+
7040 mAh
920 min +3%
Teclast T40 Air
7200 mAh
918 min +2%
Lenovo Tab M11
7040 mAh
896 min
Average of class Tablet
  (319 - 1764, n=76, last 2 years)
825 min -8%
Huawei MatePad SE
5100 mAh
638 min -29%
Battery Runtime
WiFi Websurfing
14h 56min

Pros

+ attractive, sturdy metal chassis
+ good battery life
+ plenty of memory
+ DRM L1
+ software updates until 2028
+ pen support
+ no PWM

Cons

- moderate performance
- poorly detailed camera images
- dark screen...
- ... with inaccurate color reproduction

Verdict - Quite ordinary... or not?

In review: Lenovo Tab M11. Test device provided by:
In review: Lenovo Tab M11. Test device provided by:
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The Lenovo Tab M11 is a no-frills, affordable tablet that performs well in everyday use. On the one hand, this is due to the attractive and sturdy metal casing, the modern design with slim screen edges, the usable cameras, and the good battery life.

As a special feature, you get software updates until 2028, even if Android 13 is currently still installed on the tablet. We had expected more powerful sound from the four speakers and the screen is more suitable for indoor use than for bright summer days outdoors.

Lenovo's Tab M11 is available in a WiFi and an LTE version and delivers good transfer rates for its price range of around 200 euros. The pen support and the additional software options for multitasking and PC mode are a nice bonus and also make the tablet appear useful as a laptop replacement for simple tasks.

At first glance, the Lenovo Tab M11 doesn't look very unusual, but its pen support, PC mode, and good memory set it apart from the competition.

An alternative with even more memory is the Teclast T40 Air. More performance is available with Samsung's Galaxy Tab A9+.

Price and availability

The Lenovo Tab M11 is available directly from the manufacturer with various accessory packages starting at $135. Otherwise, interested users can order the device via Amazon.

Lenovo Tab M11 - 05/10/2024 v7 (old)
Florian Schmitt

Chassis
85 / 98 → 87%
Keyboard
68 / 80 → 85%
Pointing Device
94%
Connectivity
46 / 70 → 65%
Weight
84 / 40-88 → 91%
Battery
91%
Display
82%
Games Performance
17 / 78 → 21%
Application Performance
60 / 92 → 65%
Temperature
94%
Noise
100%
Audio
76 / 91 → 83%
Camera
50 / 85 → 59%
Average
73%
83%
Tablet - Weighted Average

Transparency

The present review sample was made available to the author as a loan by the manufacturer or a shop for the purposes of review. The lender had no influence on this review, nor did the manufacturer receive a copy of this review before publication. There was no obligation to publish this review.

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> Expert Reviews and News on Laptops, Smartphones and Tech Innovations > Reviews > Lenovo Tab M11 Tablet review: 11-inch tablet with pen support for school and multimedia
Florian Schmitt, 2024-05-13 (Update: 2024-05-13)