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Lenovo Tab M8 2022 (Gen 3) LTE review - Small tablet or huge smartphone?

Dwarf with mobile network support. The third-generation Lenovo Tab M8 with its handy 8-inch format is not only great for kids, users can even use it for making calls if desired. Will the inexpensive tablet also cope well with everyday use?
Lenovo Tab M8 2022 (Gen 3)


Lenovo Tab M8 (3rd Gen) (Tab M Series)
Processor
Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T 8 x 2.3 GHz, Cortex-A53
Graphics adapter
Memory
3 GB 
Display
8.00 inch 16:10, 1280 x 800 pixel 189 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, IPS, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Storage
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
, 20 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: 3.5mm audio jack, Card Reader: microSD, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: accelerometer, proximity
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/), Bluetooth 5.0, 4G (B1/​B2/​B3/​B4/​B5/​B7/​B8/​B20/​B38/​B40), 3G (B1/​B2/​B5/​B8), 2G (B2/​B3/​B5/​B8), LTE
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.15 x 199.1 x 121 ( = 0.32 x 7.84 x 4.76 in)
Battery
5000 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Android 11
Camera
Primary Camera: 5 MPix AF
Secondary Camera: 2 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: mono speaker, charger, USB cable, 24 Months Warranty, telephone mode, fanless
Weight
305 g ( = 10.76 oz / 0.67 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
175 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible competitors in comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
80.8 %
01/2023
Lenovo Tab M8 (3rd Gen)
Helio P22T MT8768T, PowerVR GE8320
305 g8.15 mm8.00"1280x800
79.7 %
08/2021
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
Helio P22T MT8768T, PowerVR GE8320
366 g8 mm8.70"1340x800
80.4 %
01/2023
Amazon Fire HD 8 2022
MT8169A, Mali-G52 MP2
337 g9.7 mm8.00"1280x800
81 %
01/2020
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
Helio A22 MT6762M, PowerVR GE8320
305 g8.2 mm8.00"1280x800

Case and features - Metal back on the Tab M8 2022

The Lenovo Tab M8 2022 is the third iteration of Lenovo's inexpensive and handy tablet, which is available for well under 200 Euros (~$200). Lenovo has released a Wi-Fi and an LTE variant. We test the variant that can also use the mobile network because it has an interesting feature: you can also make calls with the 8-inch tablet.

The casing has hardly changed visually compared to the 2nd generation, but it has become a bit narrower, which was achieved by even thinner edges around the screen. Furthermore, there is a quite stable metal back, the tablet can only be twisted a bit and then creaks quietly, but it looks very sturdy overall. It is very light with 305 grams.

Installed 32 GB of mass storage is tight, but at least you can also use microSD to store the data. However, the reader was a bit slow during the copying in our test with the reference microSD card Angelbird V60. Especially write speed is relatively slow.

Lenovo Tab M8 2022 (Gen 3)
Lenovo Tab M8 2022 (Gen 3)
Lenovo Tab M8 2022 (Gen 3)

Size comparison

212.5 mm / 8.37 inch 124.7 mm / 4.91 inch 8 mm / 0.315 inch 366 g0.807 lbs202 mm / 7.95 inch 137 mm / 5.39 inch 9.7 mm / 0.3819 inch 337 g0.743 lbs199.1 mm / 7.84 inch 121 mm / 4.76 inch 8.15 mm / 0.3209 inch 305 g0.672 lbs199 mm / 7.83 inch 129 mm / 5.08 inch 8.2 mm / 0.3228 inch 305 g0.672 lbs210 mm / 8.27 inch 148 mm / 5.83 inch 1 mm / 0.03937 inch 2.9 g0.00639 lbs
SD Card Reader - average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
PowerVR GE8320, Helio P22T MT8768T, 32 GB eMMC Flash (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
53.2 MB/s +204%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, MT8169A, 32 GB eMMC Flash (Angelbird V60)
20.6 MB/s +18%
Lenovo Tab M8 (3rd Gen)
PowerVR GE8320, Helio P22T MT8768T, 32 GB eMMC Flash (Angelbird V60)
17.5 MB/s

Cross Platform Disk Test (CPDT)

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Lenovo Tab M8 (3rd Gen) PowerVR GE8320, Helio P22T MT8768T, 32 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB: Ø23.8 (12.8-39.1)
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite PowerVR GE8320, Helio P22T MT8768T, 32 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB; Toshiba Exceria Pro M501: Ø34.8 (22.7-43.5)
Amazon Fire HD 8 2022 Mali-G52 MP2, MT8169A, 32 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø29.4 (20.1-35.9)
Lenovo Tab M8 (3rd Gen) PowerVR GE8320, Helio P22T MT8768T, 32 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB: Ø75.8 (13.3-83.9)
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite PowerVR GE8320, Helio P22T MT8768T, 32 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB; Toshiba Exceria Pro M501: Ø76.1 (48.6-80.9)
Amazon Fire HD 8 2022 Mali-G52 MP2, MT8169A, 32 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø72.9 (34.2-84.6)

Communication, software and operation - Calls are supported

The Lenovo Tab M8 3rd Gen shows stable transfer rates in our Wi-Fi test. With the reference router Asus ROG Rapture AXE11000, we get speeds that are on a good level for a WiFi-5 device.

However, you can also insert a SIM card into the LTE version (our test device). If you want to use mobile Internet abroad, you should get detailed information before you leave, since many LTE frequencies are not supported.

The 8-inch tablet even offers a phone function. You can connect a headset or make calls directly via the tablet, but only via speaker and microphone (hands-free). We liked the call quality quite well in a short test call. The LTE tablet can also determine its position via satellite positioning.

Lenovo pre-installs Android 11, relies on a fairly pure system without major changes and does not install any third-party apps. The security patches are from November 2022 at the time of testing and thus need an update once again.

Operation via the 60-Hz touchscreen is mostly precise, but not always responsive since the system often jerks or needs a moment to process inputs. Even in the menu, the tablet is not always free from stutters, and operation becomes very sluggish in more complex apps.

There is no fingerprint sensor; you can only use face recognition as a biometric unlocking method. This works reasonably well in good light, but it takes a moment to recognize the face. Due to the software-based solution, this method is also not very secure against manipulation.

Networking
iperf3 transmit AX12
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
PowerVR GE8320, Helio P22T MT8768T, 32 GB eMMC Flash
293 (287min - 299max) MBit/s
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
PowerVR GE8320, Helio A22 MT6762M, 32 GB eMMC Flash
271 (183min - 335max) MBit/s
iperf3 receive AX12
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
PowerVR GE8320, Helio P22T MT8768T, 32 GB eMMC Flash
342 (312min - 367max) MBit/s
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
PowerVR GE8320, Helio A22 MT6762M, 32 GB eMMC Flash
294 (256min - 307max) MBit/s
iperf3 receive AXE11000
Amazon Fire HD 8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, MT8169A, 32 GB eMMC Flash
349 (337min - 355max) MBit/s +11%
Lenovo Tab M8 (3rd Gen)
PowerVR GE8320, Helio P22T MT8768T, 32 GB eMMC Flash
315 (289min - 337max) MBit/s
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
Amazon Fire HD 8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, MT8169A, 32 GB eMMC Flash
374 (360min - 392max) MBit/s +2%
Lenovo Tab M8 (3rd Gen)
PowerVR GE8320, Helio P22T MT8768T, 32 GB eMMC Flash
366 (351min - 381max) MBit/s
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Lenovo Tab M8 (3rd Gen); iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø315 (289-337)
Lenovo Tab M8 (3rd Gen); iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø366 (351-381)

Camera - Simple equipment

Photo from the front camera
Photo from the front camera

Due to the tight budget, the Tab M8 2022 also has to make do with very basic cameras: a 5-megapixel lens on the back serves as the main camera and takes poorly detailed photos with only low dynamics and sharpness. When the light gets dim and the contrasts increase, the picture gets even blurrier and there is usually nothing to see in dark areas.

The low sharpness of the camera is also evident in the lab picture, and the text is sometimes barely legible. The picture motifs completely disappear in 1 lux illumination.

Videos are possible in 1080p and 30 fps. However, the autofocus is slow and the overall picture quality is very mediocre.

On the front, there is an equally very basic 2-megapixel sensor as the camera. The selfies are usable for low demands but are often a bit dim and not very detailed.

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
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ColorChecker
11 ∆E
10.8 ∆E
16 ∆E
9.7 ∆E
14.7 ∆E
4.8 ∆E
10.7 ∆E
8.5 ∆E
8.1 ∆E
3.3 ∆E
7.6 ∆E
8.6 ∆E
3 ∆E
8.5 ∆E
5.1 ∆E
3.2 ∆E
7.3 ∆E
9.7 ∆E
3.3 ∆E
6 ∆E
10 ∆E
10.4 ∆E
4 ∆E
10 ∆E
ColorChecker Lenovo Tab M8 (3rd Gen): 8.09 ∆E min: 3.05 - max: 16.03 ∆E
ColorChecker
29.6 ∆E
55.1 ∆E
39.8 ∆E
34.8 ∆E
45.6 ∆E
62.4 ∆E
54.2 ∆E
36.1 ∆E
44.2 ∆E
29 ∆E
65.1 ∆E
64.1 ∆E
31.1 ∆E
47.7 ∆E
37.8 ∆E
76.8 ∆E
44.6 ∆E
42 ∆E
94.3 ∆E
71.4 ∆E
52.5 ∆E
36.9 ∆E
23.8 ∆E
13.5 ∆E
ColorChecker Lenovo Tab M8 (3rd Gen): 47.17 ∆E min: 13.46 - max: 94.33 ∆E

Display - Features typical for the class

Subpixel structure
Subpixel structure

You cannot expect a lot of brightness from relatively cheap tablet screens anyway. However, the IPS panel in the Tab M8 2022 is one of the rather dark screens with an average of 330 cd/m² even compared to other tablets. This makes outdoor use difficult, but it is usually sufficient for indoors.

The resolution of 1,280 x 800 pixels is standard for the class, but still results in somewhat blurry pictures. When streaming, you also have to live with the fact that the tablet does not have Widevine certification and thus content cannot be displayed in HD.

The contrast ratio also drops significantly due to the high black value, and the displayed colors look very dull. A color cast is visible in the grayscale. All brown tones are also clearly distorted.

At least we did not notice any PWM, so even people who are sensitive to flickering should be able to use the tablet well.

334
cd/m²
340
cd/m²
338
cd/m²
328
cd/m²
353
cd/m²
303
cd/m²
325
cd/m²
358
cd/m²
290
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
tested with X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 358 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 329.9 cd/m² Minimum: 4.4 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 81 %
Center on Battery: 353 cd/m²
Contrast: 552:1 (Black: 0.64 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 6.5 | 0.5-29.43 Ø5
ΔE Greyscale 7.3 | 0.57-98 Ø5.3
84.6% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.118
Lenovo Tab M8 (3rd Gen)
IPS, 1280x800, 8.00
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
TFT, 1340x800, 8.70
Amazon Fire HD 8 2022
LCD, 1280x800, 8.00
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
IPS, 1280x800, 8.00
Screen
28%
34%
53%
Brightness middle
353
360
2%
388
10%
379
7%
Brightness
330
332
1%
364
10%
346
5%
Brightness Distribution
81
85
5%
90
11%
88
9%
Black Level *
0.64
0.24
62%
0.36
44%
0.21
67%
Contrast
552
1500
172%
1078
95%
1805
227%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
6.5
6.7
-3%
4.38
33%
3.8
42%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
11.36
12.4
-9%
10.7
6%
7.5
34%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
7.3
7.6
-4%
2.9
60%
5
32%
Gamma
2.118 104%
2.33 94%
2.232 99%
2.23 99%
CCT
8264 79%
8744 74%
6221 104%
7514 87%

* ... smaller is better

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 18205 (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 color space AdobeRGB
CalMAN color space AdobeRGB
CalMAN Color Space DCI P3
CalMAN Color Space DCI P3
CalMAN Saturation
CalMAN Saturation

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
31.2 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 13.7 ms rise
↘ 17.5 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. » 82 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (21.6 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
45.2 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 23 ms rise
↘ 22.2 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. » 74 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (34 ms).

Performance, emissions and battery life - Little power, good runtimes

The MediaTek Helio P22T is an entry-level SoC that has a total of 8 cores with a clock rate of up to 2.3 GHz. It is also used in the Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite but is already quite old at almost 5 years from its release. It is often sufficient for a reasonably smooth movement through the menus, but otherwise, the Lenovo Tab M8 2022 Gen 3 should rather be used for simple tasks. It often stutters in more demanding apps and operation becomes difficult.

The memory also proves to be very slow although the level is not high for very cheap tablets anyway.

The graphics card cannot do anything with the modern Wild Life benchmarks in 3DMark either. This casts a bad light on the tablet's future viability if you like gaming. Furthermore, the long-term stress test cannot be run either, so we have to switch to the GFXBench. Here, the tablet does not show any performance drops even after numerous runs of the benchmark. The heating under a longer load is hardly noticeable.

The speaker on the upper edge is alone, but it produces a good mono sound that does not overdrive even at maximum volume and lets you enjoy pop songs with balanced mids and trebles. Headphones or speakers can be connected via a jack socket or Bluetooth. Wireless codecs are aptX, aptX HD, SBC, AAC, and LDAC.

The battery is suitably sized with 5,000 mAh. The resulting runtimes in our WLAN test are also good at just over 16 hours and are sufficient for a day without a power outlet. You have to be a bit patient when charging: when the battery is low, it can take up to 3 hours or even longer until 100% is displayed again.

Geekbench 5.5
Single-Core
Average of class Tablet (140 - 1892, n=65, last 2 years)
673 Points +321%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
172 Points +8%
Average Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T (160 - 172, n=2)
166 Points +4%
Lenovo Tab M8 (3rd Gen)
160 Points
Amazon Fire HD 8 2022
Points -100%
Multi-Core
Average of class Tablet (312 - 8524, n=65, last 2 years)
2411 Points +153%
Lenovo Tab M8 (3rd Gen)
952 Points
Average Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T (920 - 952, n=2)
936 Points -2%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
920 Points -3%
PCMark for Android - Work 3.0
Average of class Tablet (3195 - 17267, n=61, last 2 years)
8489 Points +63%
Lenovo Tab M8 (3rd Gen)
5221 Points
Average Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T (5120 - 5221, n=2)
5171 Points -1%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
5120 Points -2%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2022
5028 Points -4%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited
Average of class Tablet (615 - 4741, n=48, last 2 years)
1692 Points +156%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
1219 Points +85%
Average Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T (660 - 1219, n=2)
940 Points +42%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2022
908 Points +38%
Lenovo Tab M8 (3rd Gen)
660 Points
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
Points -100%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Graphics
Average of class Tablet (521 - 5731, n=48, last 2 years)
1657 Points +200%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2022
778 Points +41%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
638 Points +16%
Average Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T (552 - 638, n=2)
595 Points +8%
Lenovo Tab M8 (3rd Gen)
552 Points
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
Points -100%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Physics
Average of class Tablet (1671 - 3199, n=48, last 2 years)
2471 Points +17%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2022
2126 Points +1%
Lenovo Tab M8 (3rd Gen)
2103 Points
Average Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T (533 - 2103, n=2)
1318 Points -37%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
533 Points -75%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
Points -100%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
Average of class Tablet (267 - 14235, n=57, last 2 years)
3095 Points +480%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
1166 Points +118%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2022
883 Points +65%
Average Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T (534 - 1166, n=2)
850 Points +59%
Lenovo Tab M8 (3rd Gen)
534 Points
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
302 Points -43%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
Average of class Tablet (240 - 24605, n=57, last 2 years)
3677 Points +705%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2022
784 Points +72%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
516 Points +13%
Average Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T (457 - 516, n=2)
487 Points +7%
Lenovo Tab M8 (3rd Gen)
457 Points
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
253 Points -45%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics
Average of class Tablet (858 - 5751, n=49, last 2 years)
2755 Points +114%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2022
1732 Points +34%
Lenovo Tab M8 (3rd Gen)
1289 Points
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
903 Points -30%
Average Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T (369 - 1289, n=2)
829 Points -36%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
369 Points -71%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics
Average of class Tablet (290 - 24605, n=49, last 2 years)
2070 Points +427%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2022
754 Points +92%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
435 Points +11%
Average Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T (393 - 435, n=2)
414 Points +5%
Lenovo Tab M8 (3rd Gen)
393 Points
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
233 Points -41%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1)
Average of class Tablet (361 - 14235, n=49, last 2 years)
1961 Points +322%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2022
836 Points +80%
Lenovo Tab M8 (3rd Gen)
465 Points
Average Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T
465 Points 0%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
279 Points -40%
GFXBench
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
Average of class Tablet (2.5 - 279, n=67, last 2 years)
37.1 fps +783%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2022
7.7 fps +83%
Lenovo Tab M8 (3rd Gen)
4.2 fps
Average Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T (4 - 4.2, n=2)
4.1 fps -2%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
4 fps -5%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
2.3 fps -45%
on screen Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
Average of class Tablet (3 - 111, n=67, last 2 years)
21.1 fps +160%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2022
12 fps +48%
Lenovo Tab M8 (3rd Gen)
8.1 fps
Average Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T (7.9 - 8.1, n=2)
8 fps -1%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
7.9 fps -2%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
4.6 fps -43%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Average of class Tablet (0.9 - 90, n=67, last 2 years)
13.9 fps +827%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2022
4.1 fps +173%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
1.5 fps 0%
Lenovo Tab M8 (3rd Gen)
1.5 fps
Average Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T (1.5 - 1.5, n=2)
1.5 fps 0%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
0.85 fps -43%
on screen Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
Average of class Tablet (1.9 - 97.3, n=67, last 2 years)
14.7 fps +183%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2022
6.6 fps +27%
Lenovo Tab M8 (3rd Gen)
5.2 fps
Average Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T (5 - 5.2, n=2)
5.1 fps -2%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
5 fps -4%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
2.9 fps -44%
3840x2160 4K Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Average of class Tablet (0.4 - 48, n=63, last 2 years)
6.29 fps +868%
Lenovo Tab M8 (3rd Gen)
0.65 fps
Average Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T
0.65 fps 0%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Average of class Tablet (2672 - 74614, n=69, last 2 years)
22959 Points +359%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2022
5843 Points +17%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
5156 Points +3%
Average Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T (5004 - 5156, n=2)
5080 Points +2%
Lenovo Tab M8 (3rd Gen)
5004 Points
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
4378 Points -13%

Legend

 
Lenovo Tab M8 (3rd Gen) Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T, PowerVR GE8320, 32 GB eMMC Flash
 
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite Mediatek Helio P22T MT8768T, PowerVR GE8320, 32 GB eMMC Flash
 
Amazon Fire HD 8 2022 MediaTek MT8169A, ARM Mali-G52 MP2, 32 GB eMMC Flash
 
Lenovo Tab M8 HD Mediatek Helio A22 MT6762M, PowerVR GE8320, 32 GB eMMC Flash
Lenovo Tab M8 (3rd Gen)Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 LiteAmazon Fire HD 8 2022Lenovo Tab M8 HDAverage 32 GB eMMC FlashAverage of class Tablet
AndroBench 3-5
88%
38%
36%
39%
626%
Sequential Read 256KB
262.1
271.1
3%
270.37
3%
297.1
13%
242 ?(25.8 - 452, n=247)
-8%
825 ?(163 - 3414, n=63, last 2 years)
215%
Sequential Write 256KB
66.7
87.2
31%
113.44
70%
79.6
19%
100.5 ?(14.8 - 196, n=247)
51%
524 ?(78.2 - 2528, n=63, last 2 years)
686%
Random Read 4KB
50.8
60.8
20%
39.46
-22%
77.4
52%
43.2 ?(3.59 - 117.2, n=247)
-15%
163.2 ?(18.4 - 451, n=63, last 2 years)
221%
Random Write 4KB
9.9
39.51
299%
19.81
100%
15.84
60%
22.4 ?(0.75 - 91, n=247)
126%
146.6 ?(8.23 - 503, n=63, last 2 years)
1381%
Max. Load
 27.9 °C
82 F
25.2 °C
77 F
25.5 °C
78 F
 
 30.9 °C
88 F
25.3 °C
78 F
26.3 °C
79 F
 
 30.3 °C
87 F
25.3 °C
78 F
25.5 °C
78 F
 
Maximum: 30.9 °C = 88 F
Average: 26.9 °C = 80 F
25.5 °C
78 F
26.3 °C
79 F
29.1 °C
84 F
25.3 °C
78 F
26 °C
79 F
30.9 °C
88 F
25.3 °C
78 F
26.7 °C
80 F
31.3 °C
88 F
Maximum: 31.3 °C = 88 F
Average: 27.4 °C = 81 F
Power Supply (max.)  39.6 °C = 103 F | Room Temperature 20.3 °C = 69 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated), Voltcraft IR-260
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 26.9 °C / 80 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 30.9 °C / 88 F, compared to the average of 33.8 °C / 93 F, ranging from 20.7 to 53.2 °C for the class Tablet.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 31.3 °C / 88 F, compared to the average of 33.3 °C / 92 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 25.4 °C / 78 F, compared to the device average of 30 °C / 86 F.
Heatmap Back side
Heatmap Back side
Heatmap Front
Heatmap Front
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2033.135.32532.636.83127.429.44030.530.75034.133.86329.433.38019.922.71002226.412522.930.416014.235.1200113825011.742.13158.544.84008.9515009.456.263010.162.880016.566.710001463.9125015.462160010.555.5200010.755.7250011.359.9315011.962.8400012.968.1500013.568630014.268.480001566.81000015.770.71250016.462.41600017.348.8SPL25.577.1N0.738.3median 13.5median 59.9Delta2.711.729.83325.226.621.626.924.717.929.625.522.523.925.126.320.125.819.926.920.836.917.641.117.647.417.450.316.153.613.95514.559.216.161.314.56714.471.513.672.113.973.514.576.114.477.814.877.614.776.814.873.614.971.915.170.91562.615.147.426.9860.959.1median 14.9median 62.61.612.5hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseLenovo Tab M8 (3rd Gen)Lenovo Tab M8 HD
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Lenovo Tab M8 (3rd Gen) audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (77.1 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 23.7% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (8% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.6% away from median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (9% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 6.5% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (5.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (23.9% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 68% of all tested devices in this class were better, 7% similar, 26% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 23%, worst was 129%
Compared to all devices tested
» 67% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 26% worse
» The best had a delta of 4%, average was 25%, worst was 134%

Lenovo Tab M8 HD audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (86 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 24.5% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (8.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 6.9% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (6.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 12.3% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (3.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (27.7% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 82% of all tested devices in this class were better, 3% similar, 16% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 23%, worst was 129%
Compared to all devices tested
» 81% of all tested devices were better, 4% similar, 15% worse
» The best had a delta of 4%, average was 25%, worst was 134%

Battery Runtime
WiFi Websurfing
16h 02min
Lenovo Tab M8 (3rd Gen)
5000 mAh
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
5100 mAh
Amazon Fire HD 8 2022
4850 mAh
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
5100 mAh
Battery Runtime
-17%
-3%
17%
WiFi v1.3
962
803
-17%
935
-3%
1124
17%
Reader / Idle
2463
3581
H.264
800
1696
Load
245
374

Pros

+ sturdy metal housing
+ fast WLAN
+ phone calls in the LTE model
+ good mono speaker
+ pure Android
+ no PWM
+ long battery life
+ microSD slot

Cons

- low performance
- gloomy screen with a blue cast
- no Widevine certification
- no NFC
- very simple cameras
- partly lame handling
- little and very slow memory

Verdict - A special tablet with LTE

In review: Lenovo Tab M8 2022 (Gen 3).
In review: Lenovo Tab M8 2022 (Gen 3).

The Lenovo Tab M8 2022 is a cheap and handy tablet that has interesting application possibilities due to its LTE version and the possibility to make phone calls. Thus, you can also use the tablet outside of the WLAN and make calls on the go without a separate smartphone.

However, a few things have to be considered: the screen is quite dark and low-contrast, so you can only read it reasonably outdoors in shady environments. At least we did not notice any PWM flickering. Phone calls can only be made via the built-in speakerphone unless a headset is connected, so everyone can listen in.

The cameras are, as with most inexpensive tablets, only useful for snapshots or scanning QR codes. The speaker is not too bad, and the Wi-Fi and LTE connections are stable and fast. Thanks to the GNSS module, the tablet can also be used for navigation.

However, the processor is quite slow, and the scarce and sluggish memory is no real joy. You also have to be content with infrequent patches in terms of software updates.

As an LTE version, the inexpensive Lenovo Tab M8 2022 (Gen 3) offers interesting features, but slow components slow it down.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite is also available as an LTE version, but you cannot make calls with it. Amazon's Fire HD 8 is even cheaper, but you have to live with limited software.

Price and availability

The Tab M8 2022 LTE is not available at Lenovo at the time of testing. At amazon.de you can buy it for 177 Euros.

The Wi-Fi version is currently hardly cheaper at retailers on the Internet.

Lenovo Tab M8 (3rd Gen) - 01/30/2023 v7
Florian Schmitt

Chassis
81 / 98 → 82%
Keyboard
65%
Pointing Device
88 / 40-88 → 100%
Connectivity
40%
Weight
86%
Battery
91 / 92 → 99%
Display
78%
Games Performance
10%
Application Performance
45 / 91 → 49%
Temperature
95%
Noise
100%
Audio
72%
Camera
39%
Average
68%
81%
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 M8 2022 (Gen 3) LTE review - Small tablet or huge smartphone?
Florian Schmitt, 2023-01-31 (Update: 2023-01-31)