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Lenovo Tab M8 (Gen 4) 2024 review - A mini tablet with extra-long battery life

Small but impressive. The Lenovo Tab M8 (Gen 4) 2024 is a handy, multimedia tablet for adults and children that particularly impressed us in our review with its wonderful battery life. Carry on reading our review and discover to whom the $119, 8-inch tablet is best suited.
Lenovo Tab M8 2024

Small tablets with a screen diagonal of around 8 inches are light and portable, ideal for mobile use and are just as good a surfing the internet as they are for watching videos. They are also perfectly suited to children's hands. The small-sized tablets can usually be had at a budget price.

Curtain up for the Lenovo Tab M8 (Gen 4) 2024: The 8-inch tablet starts with an RRP of $119 and can be recommended for family use due to features which include Google Kids Space and it can even replace a smartphone in its TB301XU LTE version, as long as no better alternatives are at hand. We review the TB301FU Wi-Fi version and show what has improved since its predecessor, the Tab M8 (Gen 4) 2023.

Lenovo Tab M8 2024 (Tab M Series)
Processor
Mediatek MT8768 8 x 1.5 - 2 GHz, Cortex-A53
Graphics adapter
Memory
4 GB 
, LPDDR4X
Display
8.00 inch 16:10, 1280 x 800 pixel 189 PPI, capacitive, ADS, 350 nits, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Storage
64 GB eMMC Flash, 64 GB 
, 49 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: 3,5 mm headset jack, Card Reader: microSD up to 1TB, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Ambient light sensor, accelerometer, DRM Widevine L1, Camera2 API Limited
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/), Bluetooth 5.0, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.95 x 197.97 x 119.82 ( = 0.35 x 7.79 x 4.72 in)
Battery
0 Wh, 5100 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Android 13
Camera
Primary Camera: 5 MPix auto focus
Secondary Camera: 2 MPix fixed focus
Additional features
Speakers: dual speakers, Keyboard: virtual, 10W charger USB-C cable, SIM tool, clear case, 24 Months Warranty, fanless
Weight
320 g ( = 11.29 oz / 0.71 pounds), Power Supply: 41 g ( = 1.45 oz / 0.09 pounds)
Price
129 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible competitors compared

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
80 %
02/2024
Lenovo Tab M8 2024
Helio MT8768, PowerVR GE8320
320 g8.95 mm8.00"1280x800
80.4 %
01/2023
Amazon Fire HD 8 2022
MT8169A, Mali-G52 MP2
337 g9.7 mm8.00"1280x800
79.5 %
05/2023
Lenovo Tab M8 (Gen 4)
Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300
320 g9 mm8.00"1280x800
82.2 %
02/2023
Nokia T10
T606, Mali-G57 MP1
375 g9 mm8.00"1280x800
84.1 %
02/2024
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9
Helio G99, Mali-G57 MP2
332 g8 mm8.70"1340x800

Case - Light and handy

The Lenovo Tab M8 (Gen 4) 2024 finds itself in the exact same case as the Tab M8 (Gen 4) 2023. The new edition has also gone for plastic materials which tip the scale at 320 grams. This means it weighs less than the competing tablets such as the Nokia T10 or the Samsung Galaxy Tab A9.

The rear side of the Lenovo tablet is two-thirds covered in a stylish-looking, triangular pattern that gives the tablet a non-slip feel. The top third of the back cover's surface is smooth and, in addition to the Lenovo logo, it is home to the 5 MP main camera. Overall, the tablet has an impressively premium look and feel to it and can only be twisted minimally.  

Lenovo offers the Tab M8 (Gen 4) 2024 in the colors Abyss blue and Arctic grey. However, in the EU, at the time of our review, only the gray color is available. 

Lenovo Tab M8 2024
Lenovo Tab M8 2024
Lenovo Tab M8 2024
Lenovo Tab M8 2024
Lenovo Tab M8 2024
Lenovo Tab M8 2024
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Size comparison

211 mm / 8.31 inch 124.7 mm / 4.91 inch 8 mm / 0.315 inch 332 g0.732 lbs208 mm / 8.19 inch 123.2 mm / 4.85 inch 9 mm / 0.3543 inch 375 g0.827 lbs202 mm / 7.95 inch 137 mm / 5.39 inch 9.7 mm / 0.3819 inch 337 g0.743 lbs198 mm / 7.8 inch 120 mm / 4.72 inch 9 mm / 0.3543 inch 320 g0.705 lbs197.97 mm / 7.79 inch 119.82 mm / 4.72 inch 8.95 mm / 0.3524 inch 320 g0.705 lbs210 mm / 8.27 inch 148 mm / 5.83 inch 1 mm / 0.03937 inch 2.9 g0.00639 lbs

Features - Also available with optional LTE

The Tab M8 (Gen 4) 2024 comes in various specification options. In central Europe, Lenovo officially only offers its tablet in the TB301FU Wi-Fi version with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of eMMC storage, starting at 129 euros (around $119). For 158 euros (approximately $139), the Lenovo shop also has a  4/64 GB variant with a robust bumper that is especially aimed at children.

Anyone seeking the TB301XU LTE version will still find it quickly. With a 4G module, the tablet is available in local online stores just as cheaply as the  Wi-Fi edition but only comes with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of mass storage. In its product database, Lenovo lists an additional 4/64 GB storage option but, at the time of testing, it is nowhere to be seen in stores. Now and again, W-Fi versions with 2/32 GB and 3/32GB are to be found in stores and they are even a little cheaper than our review version. 

The USB-C port operates at USB 2.0 speeds and is OTG compatible. This means the tablet can be also connected to external storage media and put peripheral devices to use such as a mouse or a keyboard. Likewise, a 3.5 mm audio port is on board. As with its predecessor, NFC  is not one of the features on offer.

Left: microSD/SIM slot
Left: microSD/SIM slot
Right: power button, volume rocker
Right: power button, volume rocker
Top: speaker, 3.5 mm audio jack
Top: speaker, 3.5 mm audio jack
Bottom: microphone, USB-C 2.0, speaker
Bottom: microphone, USB-C 2.0, speaker

microSD card reader

In our freshly set up Wi-Fi review version, 49 GB of the 64 GB storage are still free. If you need more storage space, the tablet can take a microSD card with a maximum capacity of up to 128 GB. Despite this, the card cannot be formatted to be used as internal storage meaning it can only store media data and not applications. 

In tests with our Angelbird AV Pro V60 reference memory card, the Lenovo tablet delivered the kind of write and read performance you would expect for this category of device. But, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A9 shows that when it comes to copying data, even higher transfer speeds are achievable.

SD Card Reader - average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash (Angelbird AV Pro V60)
48.7 MB/s +70%
Nokia T10
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 32 GB eMMC Flash (Angelbird V60)
29.6 MB/s +3%
Lenovo Tab M8 2024
PowerVR GE8320, Helio MT8768, 64 GB eMMC Flash (Angelbird V60)
28.6 MB/s
Lenovo Tab M8 (Gen 4)
PowerVR GE8300, Helio A22 MT6761, 32 GB eMMC Flash (Angelbird V60)
26.3 MB/s -8%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, MT8169A, 32 GB eMMC Flash (Angelbird V60)
20.6 MB/s -28%

Cross Platform Disk Test (CPDT)

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Lenovo Tab M8 2024 PowerVR GE8320, Helio MT8768, 64 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø33.3 (23.3-49.4)
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9 Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB; Angelbird AV Pro V60: Ø38.8 (29.5-49.9)
Lenovo Tab M8 2024 PowerVR GE8320, Helio MT8768, 64 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø69 (21.1-76.8)
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9 Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB; Angelbird AV Pro V60: Ø76.3 (41.4-80.6)

Software - Pure Android 13 and Widevine L1 for HD streaming

The Lenovo Tab M8 (Gen 4) 2024 runs an almost pure version of Android 13. The manufacturer has only added its in-house support tool, Lenovo Vantage. The Google Kids Space app is also along for the ride and, additionally, parents can set up a child-friendly and secure app and game environment for their kids. Unlike the predecessor, the Tab M8 (Gen 4) 2024 supports DRM Widevine L1 which also allows it to play streamed content in HD quality.

Lenovo wants to provide its tablet with security updates up to the first quarter of 2026. At the time of our review, in the middle of February, it was running the TB301FU_S000092_240116_ROW OS version. The included Android security updates from January 5th are therefore still relatively up-to-date.

Lenovo Tab M8 2024
Lenovo Tab M8 2024
Lenovo Tab M8 2024
Lenovo Tab M8 2024
Lenovo Tab M8 2024
Lenovo Tab M8 2024

Communications and GNSS - Stable WiFi 5 and accurate GPS

Every specification variant of the Tab M8 (Gen 4) 2024 comes with WiFi 5. Connected to our reference router, the Asus ROG Rapture GT-AXE11000, it achieved class-typical Wi-Fi transfer speeds which sat at a peak of 370 MBit/s and were stable in both sending and receiving directions. Likewise, the tablet supports Bluetooth 5.0.

Networking
iperf3 receive AXE11000
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9
368 (359min - 369max) MBit/s +8%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2022
349 (337min - 355max) MBit/s +2%
Lenovo Tab M8 2024
342 (322min - 350max) MBit/s
Nokia T10
304 (279min - 315max) MBit/s -11%
Lenovo Tab M8 (Gen 4)
301 (281min - 315max) MBit/s -12%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
Amazon Fire HD 8 2022
374 (360min - 392max) MBit/s +1%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9
372 (189min - 388max) MBit/s +1%
Lenovo Tab M8 2024
370 (350min - 390max) MBit/s
Lenovo Tab M8 (Gen 4)
367 (347min - 379max) MBit/s -1%
Nokia T10
357 (333min - 367max) MBit/s -4%
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Lenovo Tab M8 2024 Mediatek MT8768, PowerVR GE8320; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø342 (322-350)
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9 Mediatek Helio G99, ARM Mali-G57 MP2; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø367 (359-369)
Lenovo Tab M8 2024 Mediatek MT8768, PowerVR GE8320; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø370 (350-390)
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9 Mediatek Helio G99, ARM Mali-G57 MP2; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø366 (189-388)
GPS indoor reception
GPS indoor reception
GPS outdoor reception
GPS outdoor reception

To determine its position, the Tab M8 (Gen 4) 2024 uses the satellite navigation services GPS, Glonass, Galileo, Beidou and SBAS. Indoors, it was able to locate us quickly and accurately up to 3 meters and outdoors, even up to 1 meter.

As our practical test demonstrates, the Tab M8 (Gen 4) 2024 is very well suited to being used as a navigation device. On a small bike tour, it determined our position almost as precisely as our accompanying comparison device, the Garmin Venu 2 fitness smartwatch.

Lenovo Tab M8 2024 GPS test: Overview
Lenovo Tab M8 2024 GPS test: Overview
Lenovo Tab M8 2024 GPS test: Bridges
Lenovo Tab M8 2024 GPS test: Bridges
Lenovo Tab M8 2024 GPS test: Turning point
Lenovo Tab M8 2024 GPS test: Turning point
Garmin Venu 2 GPS test: Overview
Garmin Venu 2 GPS test: Overview
Garmin Venu 2 GPS test: Bridges
Garmin Venu 2 GPS test: Bridges
Garmin Venu 2 GPS test: Turning point
Garmin Venu 2 GPS test: Turning point

Cameras - A useable, fair-weather lens

A selfie camera image
A selfie camera image

The Tab M8 (Gen 4) 2024's main camera takes 5 MP shots and uses autofocus while the 2 MP selfie camera works with a fixed focus. Compared to the Tab M8 (Gen 4) 2023, this means nothing has changed.

The 5 MP lens is a "fair-weather camera" because it cannot handle poor lighting conditions at all. By contrast, in daylight, it does its job quite well and manages to take images with good contrast levels whose colors appear natural. However, picture sharpness isn't particularly great and, in dark areas, image details quickly deteriorate. The main camera shoots 30fps videos at a maximum resolution of 1080p which are of similar quality. 

The 2 MP front camera takes relatively grainy selfies whose colors appear washed out. This camera shoots videos at a maximum of 720p at 30fps.

A main camera image
A main camera image
A main camera image
A main camera image
A main camera image
A main camera image

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.

Daylight image 1Daylight image 2Lowlight image
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Under full studio lighting, the main camera shows that it can reproduce colors quite accurately (maximum Delta E of 11.7). However, the captured test chart images are blurry and washed out. At lowlight of 1 lux, the ColorChecker color card and the test chart disappear almost completely in the dark.

ColorChecker
4.3 ∆E
2.7 ∆E
6 ∆E
7.7 ∆E
5.4 ∆E
2.6 ∆E
3.4 ∆E
4.4 ∆E
5.7 ∆E
6.3 ∆E
4.1 ∆E
6.8 ∆E
4.7 ∆E
3.8 ∆E
6.6 ∆E
4.3 ∆E
4.9 ∆E
3.7 ∆E
6.7 ∆E
3.9 ∆E
4.8 ∆E
7.6 ∆E
9.6 ∆E
11.7 ∆E
ColorChecker Lenovo Tab M8 2024: 5.48 ∆E min: 2.59 - max: 11.7 ∆E
ColorChecker
29.5 ∆E
54.8 ∆E
38.9 ∆E
34.8 ∆E
44.8 ∆E
62 ∆E
53.7 ∆E
34.4 ∆E
44 ∆E
27.8 ∆E
65.3 ∆E
64.1 ∆E
29 ∆E
47.7 ∆E
37.7 ∆E
77 ∆E
43.6 ∆E
41.4 ∆E
93.7 ∆E
71 ∆E
52 ∆E
36.5 ∆E
23.3 ∆E
12.8 ∆E
ColorChecker Lenovo Tab M8 2024: 46.66 ∆E min: 12.81 - max: 93.7 ∆E

Accessories and warranty - Extendable up to 3 years

Included with the Tab M8 (Gen 4) 2024 are a 10-watt charger (5V/2A), a USB cable (Typ A to C), a SIM tool as well as a quick guide. The packaging also includes a practical transparent protective case with a kick-stand.

In the EU, Lenovo provides its tablets with a 24-month warranty. For a surcharge, the warranty can be extended to 3 years. 

Input devices & operation - No biometric login possible

The Lenovo tablet's 60 Hz touchscreen recognizes inputs without any noticeable delays. However, things can get sluggish when multiple demanding applications or a game such as Genshin Impact are running. In our tests, attempts to either switch between apps or return to the home screen often required repeat inputs until the tablet finally responded.  If you limit yourself to surfing the internet, watching videos or playing simple games, everything runs without a hitch. 

The device cannot be biometrically unlocked since the tablet not only lacks a fingerprint sensor. The front camera also doesn't offer face recognition. User authentication is only possible via a pattern, PIN or password.

The keyboard in landscape format
The keyboard in landscape format
The keyboard in portrait format
The keyboard in portrait format

Display - A bright ADS panel without PWM

Subpixels
Subpixels

The same as its predecessor, the Lenovo tablet's display has a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. The only thing that has changed is the screen type. Instead of an IPS panel, the Tab M8 (Gen 4) 2024 relies on an ADS panel which, likewise, is only an IPS variant.

With a pure white background, the ADS panel shines with an average of 361 cd/m² (maximum 411 cd/m²) which fares well with the competition. With an even distribution of light and dark image areas (APL18 measurement), the brightness increases to up to 420 cd/m².

We didn't detect any display-related PWM flickering.

350
cd/m²
371
cd/m²
348
cd/m²
382
cd/m²
411
cd/m²
352
cd/m²
342
cd/m²
359
cd/m²
332
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
tested with X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 411 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 360.8 cd/m² Minimum: 3.7 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 81 %
Center on Battery: 411 cd/m²
Contrast: 1142:1 (Black: 0.36 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 3.96 | 0.5-29.43 Ø5
ΔE Greyscale 5.2 | 0.57-98 Ø5.3
86.3% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.586
Lenovo Tab M8 2024
ADS, 1280x800, 8.00
Amazon Fire HD 8 2022
LCD, 1280x800, 8.00
Lenovo Tab M8 (Gen 4)
IPS, 1280x800, 8.00
Nokia T10
IPS, 1280x800, 8.00
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9
LCD TFT, 1340x800, 8.70
Screen
8%
25%
-9%
7%
Brightness middle
411
388
-6%
410
0%
446
9%
486
18%
Brightness
361
364
1%
380
5%
429
19%
462
28%
Brightness Distribution
81
90
11%
86
6%
94
16%
92
14%
Black Level *
0.36
0.36
-0%
0.16
56%
0.65
-81%
0.35
3%
Contrast
1142
1078
-6%
2563
124%
686
-40%
1389
22%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
3.96
4.38
-11%
4.6
-16%
4.87
-23%
6.2
-57%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
15.68
10.7
32%
9.03
42%
9.85
37%
10.4
34%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
5.2
2.9
44%
6.3
-21%
5.7
-10%
5.7
-10%
Gamma
2.586 85%
2.232 99%
2.519 87%
2.189 101%
2.12 104%
CCT
7369 88%
6221 104%
7707 84%
7781 84%
7911 82%

* ... 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 17803 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

If you leave all the display parameters at Standard settings, the ADS panel delivers solid image quality. Colors are displayed a little too cool. However, if required, the color temperature can be adjusted in the display settings via a color dial or via the three presets Standard, Warm and Cold. Additionally, you can switch from the Standard mode to Bright where the colors are displayed with better contrast.  

Compared to the Tab M8 (Gen 4) 2023, the contrast ratio is worse. Previously sitting at 2500:1, our review device only managed 1142:1. For an ADS/IPS panel, that's still a score good enough to ensure vibrant color reproduction.

Color accuracy
Color accuracy
Gray scales
Gray scales
Color saturation
Color saturation
Color space coverage sRGB
Color space coverage sRGB
Color space coverage DCI P3
Color space coverage DCI P3
Color space coverage AdobeRGB
Color space coverage AdobeRGB

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
35.7 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 14.2 ms rise
↘ 21.5 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. » 93 % 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
51.7 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 29.8 ms rise
↘ 21.9 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. » 87 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (33.7 ms).

When it came to outdoor use, the tablet didn't impress us. Due to its low illumination reserves, the ADS panel already had difficulties when the sky was overcast and it was hard to display content legibly. But, indoors, the display's brightness is sufficient for stable viewing angles. 

Outdoor use (maximum brightness)
Outdoor use (maximum brightness)
Outdoor use (maximum brightness)
Outdoor use (maximum brightness)
Viewing angle
Viewing angle

Performance - Not much power despite the new SoC

In its 2024 edition, the Lenovos 8-inch tablet performs better due to the switch from the Mediatek MT6761 to the Mediatek MT8768. However, we're not dealing with a performance leap since the MT8768 doesn't turn the tablet into a rocket.

Compared to similarly cheap tablets, the Tab M8 (Gen 4) 2024 can only secure a lower mid-table placing. It gets beaten by its predecessor in the synthetic benchmarks and lags behind the Nokia T10 and, in particular, the much faster Samsung Galaxy Tab A9. Overall, the tablet is about as fast as the Amazon Fire HD 2022.

Geekbench 5.5
Single-Core
Average of class Tablet (140 - 1892, n=72, last 2 years)
668 Points +273%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9
565 Points +216%
Nokia T10
310 Points +73%
Lenovo Tab M8 2024
179 Points
Average Mediatek MT8768 (135 - 179, n=4)
156 Points -13%
Lenovo Tab M8 (Gen 4)
140 Points -22%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2022
Points -100%
Multi-Core
Average of class Tablet (312 - 8524, n=72, last 2 years)
2359 Points +135%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9
1981 Points +98%
Nokia T10
1256 Points +25%
Lenovo Tab M8 2024
1003 Points
Average Mediatek MT8768 (498 - 1003, n=4)
775 Points -23%
Lenovo Tab M8 (Gen 4)
488 Points -51%
Geekbench 6.2
Single-Core
Average of class Tablet (185 - 3715, n=50, last 2 years)
936 Points +406%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9
738 Points +299%
Lenovo Tab M8 2024
185 Points
Average Mediatek MT8768 ()
185 Points 0%
Multi-Core
Average of class Tablet (493 - 14690, n=50, last 2 years)
2771 Points +227%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9
2065 Points +144%
Lenovo Tab M8 2024
848 Points
Average Mediatek MT8768 ()
848 Points 0%
Antutu v9 - Total Score
Average of class Tablet (92766 - 1416727, n=54, last 2 years)
464531 Points +250%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9
229468 Points +73%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2022
135453 Points +2%
Lenovo Tab M8 2024
132881 Points
Average Mediatek MT8768 ()
132881 Points 0%
Lenovo Tab M8 (Gen 4)
92766 Points -30%
Antutu v10 - Total Score
Average of class Tablet (164396 - 2547454, n=22, last 2 years)
558338 Points +228%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9
383511 Points +126%
Lenovo Tab M8 2024
170016 Points
Average Mediatek MT8768 ()
170016 Points 0%
PCMark for Android - Work 3.0
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9
9083 Points +55%
Average of class Tablet (3195 - 17267, n=69, last 2 years)
8907 Points +52%
Nokia T10
6916 Points +18%
Lenovo Tab M8 2024
5866 Points
Average Mediatek MT8768 (4564 - 5866, n=2)
5215 Points -11%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2022
5028 Points -14%
Lenovo Tab M8 (Gen 4)
4766 Points -19%
CrossMark - Overall
Average of class Tablet (172 - 1880, n=55, last 2 years)
696 Points +200%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9
573 Points +147%
Lenovo Tab M8 2024
232 Points
Average Mediatek MT8768 ()
232 Points 0%
Lenovo Tab M8 (Gen 4)
198 Points -15%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2022
Points -100%
BaseMark OS II
Overall
Average of class Tablet (444 - 8886, n=55, last 2 years)
3694 Points +202%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9
3120 Points +155%
Average Mediatek MT8768 (1185 - 1269, n=3)
1226 Points 0%
Lenovo Tab M8 2024
1224 Points
Lenovo Tab M8 (Gen 4)
979 Points -20%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2022
444 Points -64%
System
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9
6776 Points +155%
Average of class Tablet (1103 - 14097, n=55, last 2 years)
6641 Points +150%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2022
2793 Points +5%
Lenovo Tab M8 2024
2653 Points
Average Mediatek MT8768 (2564 - 2653, n=3)
2605 Points -2%
Lenovo Tab M8 (Gen 4)
1641 Points -38%
Memory
Average of class Tablet (916 - 10049, n=55, last 2 years)
4353 Points +316%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9
4152 Points +297%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2022
1236 Points +18%
Average Mediatek MT8768 (1046 - 1365, n=3)
1167 Points +12%
Lenovo Tab M8 (Gen 4)
1154 Points +10%
Lenovo Tab M8 2024
1046 Points
Graphics
Average of class Tablet (580 - 31738, n=55, last 2 years)
6808 Points +571%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9
2683 Points +165%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2022
1182 Points +17%
Lenovo Tab M8 2024
1014 Points
Average Mediatek MT8768 (871 - 1014, n=3)
928 Points -8%
Lenovo Tab M8 (Gen 4)
580 Points -43%
Web
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9
1273 Points +59%
Average of class Tablet (10 - 1907, n=55, last 2 years)
1218 Points +52%
Lenovo Tab M8 (Gen 4)
836 Points +5%
Lenovo Tab M8 2024
799 Points
Average Mediatek MT8768 (762 - 810, n=3)
790 Points -1%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2022
10 Points -99%
AImark - Score v3.x
Average of class Tablet (84 - 156427, n=41, last 2 years)
5099 Points +3233%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9
982 Points +542%
Lenovo Tab M8 2024
153 Points
Average Mediatek MT8768 ()
153 Points 0%
Lenovo Tab M8 (Gen 4)
84 Points -45%
UL Procyon AI Inference for Android - Overall Score NNAPI
Average of class Tablet (1662 - 44323, n=52, last 2 years)
8837 Points +240%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9
6453 Points +148%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2022
3028 Points +17%
Lenovo Tab M8 2024
2597 Points
Average Mediatek MT8768 ()
2597 Points 0%

Legend

 
Lenovo Tab M8 2024 Mediatek MT8768, PowerVR GE8320, 64 GB eMMC Flash
 
Amazon Fire HD 8 2022 MediaTek MT8169A, ARM Mali-G52 MP2, 32 GB eMMC Flash
 
Lenovo Tab M8 (Gen 4) Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, PowerVR GE8300, 32 GB eMMC Flash
 
Nokia T10 UNISOC T606, ARM Mali-G57 MP1, 32 GB eMMC Flash
 
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9 Mediatek Helio G99, ARM Mali-G57 MP2, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash

Once more, when it comes to graphics benchmarks, the Tab M8 (Gen 4) 2024 has to not only admit defeat to the Nokia T10 and the Samsung Galaxy Tab A9 but also the Amazon Fire HD 2022. As the T-Rex GFXBench benchmark shows, even at low graphics settings, games don't run smoothly but are still capable of achieving frame rates of 30fps.  

3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2543 Points +360%
Nokia T10
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 32 GB eMMC Flash
976 Points +76%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, MT8169A, 32 GB eMMC Flash
883 Points +60%
Lenovo Tab M8 2024
PowerVR GE8320, Helio MT8768, 64 GB eMMC Flash
553 Points
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3908 Points +724%
Nokia T10
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 32 GB eMMC Flash
826 Points +74%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, MT8169A, 32 GB eMMC Flash
784 Points +65%
Lenovo Tab M8 2024
PowerVR GE8320, Helio MT8768, 64 GB eMMC Flash
474 Points
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3102 Points +133%
Nokia T10
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 32 GB eMMC Flash
2676 Points +101%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, MT8169A, 32 GB eMMC Flash
1863 Points +40%
Lenovo Tab M8 2024
PowerVR GE8320, Helio MT8768, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1332 Points
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex Onscreen
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
59 fps +90%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, MT8169A, 32 GB eMMC Flash
41 fps +32%
Lenovo Tab M8 2024
PowerVR GE8320, Helio MT8768, 64 GB eMMC Flash
31 fps
Lenovo Tab M8 (Gen 4)
PowerVR GE8300, Helio A22 MT6761, 32 GB eMMC Flash
21 fps -32%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex Offscreen
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
63 fps +186%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, MT8169A, 32 GB eMMC Flash
29 fps +32%
Lenovo Tab M8 2024
PowerVR GE8320, Helio MT8768, 64 GB eMMC Flash
22 fps
Lenovo Tab M8 (Gen 4)
PowerVR GE8300, Helio A22 MT6761, 32 GB eMMC Flash
15 fps -32%
GFXBench 3.0 / Manhattan Onscreen OGL
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
58 fps +263%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, MT8169A, 32 GB eMMC Flash
29 fps +81%
Lenovo Tab M8 2024
PowerVR GE8320, Helio MT8768, 64 GB eMMC Flash
16 fps
Lenovo Tab M8 (Gen 4)
PowerVR GE8300, Helio A22 MT6761, 32 GB eMMC Flash
13 fps -19%
GFXBench 3.0 / 1080p Manhattan Offscreen
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
40 fps +233%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, MT8169A, 32 GB eMMC Flash
16 fps +33%
Lenovo Tab M8 2024
PowerVR GE8320, Helio MT8768, 64 GB eMMC Flash
12 fps
Lenovo Tab M8 (Gen 4)
PowerVR GE8300, Helio A22 MT6761, 32 GB eMMC Flash
7.3 fps -39%
GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
50 fps +285%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, MT8169A, 32 GB eMMC Flash
21 fps +62%
Lenovo Tab M8 2024
PowerVR GE8320, Helio MT8768, 64 GB eMMC Flash
13 fps
Lenovo Tab M8 (Gen 4)
PowerVR GE8300, Helio A22 MT6761, 32 GB eMMC Flash
10 fps -23%
GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
25 fps +201%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, MT8169A, 32 GB eMMC Flash
9.8 fps +18%
Lenovo Tab M8 2024
PowerVR GE8320, Helio MT8768, 64 GB eMMC Flash
8.3 fps
Lenovo Tab M8 (Gen 4)
PowerVR GE8300, Helio A22 MT6761, 32 GB eMMC Flash
5 fps -40%
GFXBench / Car Chase Onscreen
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
27 fps +440%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, MT8169A, 32 GB eMMC Flash
11 fps +120%
Lenovo Tab M8 2024
PowerVR GE8320, Helio MT8768, 64 GB eMMC Flash
5 fps
Lenovo Tab M8 (Gen 4)
PowerVR GE8300, Helio A22 MT6761, 32 GB eMMC Flash
4.1 fps -18%
GFXBench / Car Chase Offscreen
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
15 fps +400%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, MT8169A, 32 GB eMMC Flash
3.8 fps +27%
Lenovo Tab M8 2024
PowerVR GE8320, Helio MT8768, 64 GB eMMC Flash
3 fps
Lenovo Tab M8 (Gen 4)
PowerVR GE8300, Helio A22 MT6761, 32 GB eMMC Flash
2.2 fps -27%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
18 fps +246%
Nokia T10
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 32 GB eMMC Flash
7.1 fps +37%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, MT8169A, 32 GB eMMC Flash
6.6 fps +27%
Lenovo Tab M8 2024
PowerVR GE8320, Helio MT8768, 64 GB eMMC Flash
5.2 fps
Lenovo Tab M8 (Gen 4)
PowerVR GE8300, Helio A22 MT6761, 32 GB eMMC Flash
3.1 fps -40%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
5.6 fps +273%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, MT8169A, 32 GB eMMC Flash
4.1 fps +173%
Nokia T10
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 32 GB eMMC Flash
2 fps +33%
Lenovo Tab M8 2024
PowerVR GE8320, Helio MT8768, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1.5 fps
Lenovo Tab M8 (Gen 4)
PowerVR GE8300, Helio A22 MT6761, 32 GB eMMC Flash
0.9 fps -40%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
26 fps +217%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, MT8169A, 32 GB eMMC Flash
12 fps +46%
Nokia T10
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 32 GB eMMC Flash
11 fps +34%
Lenovo Tab M8 2024
PowerVR GE8320, Helio MT8768, 64 GB eMMC Flash
8.2 fps
Lenovo Tab M8 (Gen 4)
PowerVR GE8300, Helio A22 MT6761, 32 GB eMMC Flash
5 fps -39%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
14 fps +233%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2022
Mali-G52 MP2, MT8169A, 32 GB eMMC Flash
7.7 fps +83%
Nokia T10
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 32 GB eMMC Flash
5.5 fps +31%
Lenovo Tab M8 2024
PowerVR GE8320, Helio MT8768, 64 GB eMMC Flash
4.2 fps
Lenovo Tab M8 (Gen 4)
PowerVR GE8300, Helio A22 MT6761, 32 GB eMMC Flash
2.5 fps -40%
GFXBench / 4K Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2.4 fps +275%
Nokia T10
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 32 GB eMMC Flash
0.84 fps +31%
Lenovo Tab M8 2024
PowerVR GE8320, Helio MT8768, 64 GB eMMC Flash
0.64 fps
Lenovo Tab M8 (Gen 4)
PowerVR GE8300, Helio A22 MT6761, 32 GB eMMC Flash
0.4 fps -37%

The Lenovo tablet can quickly scroll through websites but it sometimes takes quite a while before they have finished loading. The browser benchmark scores are therefore only sufficient to secure a mid-table ranking.

Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Average of class Tablet (19.9 - 329, n=63, last 2 years)
90 Points +286%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9 (Chrome 212)
71.728 Points +208%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2022 (Silk Browser 106)
23.534 Points +1%
Lenovo Tab M8 2024 (Chrome 121.0.6167.178)
23.323 Points
Lenovo Tab M8 (Gen 4) (Chrome 112)
20.317 Points -13%
Average Mediatek MT8768 (14 - 23.3, n=3)
18.1 Points -22%
WebXPRT 4 - Overall
Average of class Tablet (21 - 227, n=60, last 2 years)
87 Points +190%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9 (Chrome 212)
81 Points +170%
Lenovo Tab M8 2024 (Chrome 121.0.6167.178)
30 Points
Average Mediatek MT8768 ()
30 Points 0%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2022 (Silk Browser 106)
25 Points -17%
Lenovo Tab M8 (Gen 4) (Chrome 112)
24 Points -20%
WebXPRT 3 - Overall
Average of class Tablet (34 - 414, n=46, last 2 years)
128.2 Points +229%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9 (Chrome 212)
112 Points +187%
Lenovo Tab M8 (Gen 4) (Chrome 112)
39 Points 0%
Lenovo Tab M8 2024 (Chrome 121.0.6167.178)
39 Points
Amazon Fire HD 8 2022 (Silk Browser 106)
34 Points -13%
Average Mediatek MT8768 (24 - 39, n=4)
31.8 Points -18%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Average of class Tablet (14.7 - 571, n=56, last 2 years)
88.4 runs/min +411%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9 (Chrome 212)
61.2 runs/min +254%
Lenovo Tab M8 2024 (Chrome 121.0.6167.178)
17.3 runs/min
Amazon Fire HD 8 2022 (Silk Browser 106)
15.76 runs/min -9%
Average Mediatek MT8768 (13.3 - 17.3, n=2)
15.3 runs/min -12%
Lenovo Tab M8 (Gen 4) (Chome 112)
14.71 runs/min -15%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Average of class Tablet (2672 - 105035, n=78, last 2 years)
24224 Points +286%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9 (Chrome 212)
22187 Points +253%
Nokia T10 (Chrome 109)
9871 Points +57%
Lenovo Tab M8 2024 (Chrome 121.0.6167.178)
6281 Points
Amazon Fire HD 8 2022 (Silk Browser 106)
5843 Points -7%
Lenovo Tab M8 (Gen 4) (Chrome 112)
5041 Points -20%
Average Mediatek MT8768 (4070 - 6281, n=3)
4855 Points -23%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total
Average Mediatek MT8768 (10163 - 12342, n=4)
11131 ms * -10%
Lenovo Tab M8 2024 (Chrome 121.0.6167.178)
10163.3 ms *
Amazon Fire HD 8 2022 (Silk Browser 106)
9435.4 ms * +7%
Lenovo Tab M8 (Gen 4) (Chrome 112)
9310.1 ms * +8%
Average of class Tablet (326 - 34733, n=64, last 2 years)
3273 ms * +68%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9 (Chrome 212)
1922.1 ms * +81%

* ... smaller is better

As a result of the slow eMMC storage, the Tab M8 (Gen 4) 2024 achieves neither quick loading times nor fast data transfer. Apart from the Samsung Galaxy Tab A9 and, in part, the Nokia T10, the competition also doesn't do any better. 

Lenovo Tab M8 2024Amazon Fire HD 8 2022Lenovo Tab M8 (Gen 4)Nokia T10Samsung Galaxy Tab A9Average 64 GB eMMC FlashAverage of class Tablet
AndroBench 3-5
-24%
1%
60%
252%
6%
295%
Sequential Read 256KB
282.52
270.37
-4%
269.6
-5%
273.5
-3%
916.45
224%
Sequential Write 256KB
204.02
113.44
-44%
190.5
-7%
191.5
-6%
398.32
95%
176.8 ?(40 - 274, n=201)
-13%
Random Read 4KB
64.31
39.46
-39%
67
4%
71.4
11%
182.74
184%
Random Write 4KB
21.3
19.81
-7%
23.9
12%
71.5
236%
128.92
505%

Games - Not a lot of fun on this tablet

With a small selection of games, we analyzed how all current games run on the Tab M8 (Gen 4) 2024. The result was more bad than good.

At best, PUBG Mobile can only be launched in the second lowest Balanced graphics mode and even then it struggles to reach the game's frame rate limit of 30fps. In the Smooth graphics mode, there are also significant and regular frame rate dips. On the tablet's lowest detail setting, Genshin Impact doesn't improve on being a slideshow and remains just about playable with an average frame rate of 15fps. 

We recorded the game's framerates using our Gamebench test tool.

PUBG Mobile
PUBG Mobile
Genshin Impact
Genshin Impact
0510152025Tooltip
Lenovo Tab M8 2024; Genshin Impact; 4.4.0_20481013_20559831: Ø14.8 (10-23)
Lenovo Tab M8 2024; PUBG Mobile; Smooth; 3.0.0: Ø24.6 (18-26)
Lenovo Tab M8 2024; PUBG Mobile; Balanced; 3.0.0: Ø23.9 (18-26)

Emissions - The Tab M8 (Gen 4) 2024 has stereo speakers

Temperature

GFXBench T-Rex stress test
GFXBench T-Rex stress test

Even under load, the Tab M8 (Gen 4) 2024 remains cool and only heats up to a maximum of 38.2 °C after a one-hour stress test with the demanding Burnout benchmark. The SoC is incompatible with 3DMark's Wild Life stress test which is why we turned to GFXBench. Using this, the tablet showed that it is capable of consistent performance also under longer periods of load. 

Max. Load
 31.3 °C
88 F
26.2 °C
79 F
25.2 °C
77 F
 
 35.3 °C
96 F
26.3 °C
79 F
26 °C
79 F
 
 33.7 °C
93 F
27.1 °C
81 F
25.3 °C
78 F
 
Maximum: 35.3 °C = 96 F
Average: 28.5 °C = 83 F
26.3 °C
79 F
29.6 °C
85 F
34.5 °C
94 F
27.6 °C
82 F
30 °C
86 F
38.2 °C
101 F
25.9 °C
79 F
30 °C
86 F
34.7 °C
94 F
Maximum: 38.2 °C = 101 F
Average: 30.8 °C = 87 F
Power Supply (max.)  40.9 °C = 106 F | Room Temperature 19.8 °C = 68 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated), Voltcraft IR-260
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 28.5 °C / 83 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 35.3 °C / 96 F, compared to the average of 34.1 °C / 93 F, ranging from 20.7 to 361 °C for the class Tablet.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 38.2 °C / 101 F, compared to the average of 33.2 °C / 92 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 21.6 °C / 71 F, compared to the device average of 30 °C / 86 F.
Lenovo Tab M8 2024
Lenovo Tab M8 2024

Speakers

The small Lenovo tablet houses stereo speakers which can be found on both short sides of the device. They sound a little tinny with almost a complete absence of bass but they still create a good sound stage for a device in this price category.

External audio devices can connect to the tablet either via the 3.5 mm audio jack or Bluetooth 5.0. The supported Bluetooth codecs are AAC, aptX, aptX HD, LDAC and SBC.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2036.234.12532.634.53123.9234025.8295035.433.56322.420.98014.616.310018.11612514.820.616015.430.120012.636.525010.941.531510.7474009.449.75008.251.46308.161.28008.760.5100010.763.81250963.116009.162.520009.761.1250010.259.1315010.959400011.664.1500012.372.8630013.270.3800014.164.51000014.963.81250015.757.81600016.642.6SPL23.677.5N0.536.7median 10.9median 59.1Delta2.810.828.637.425.930.623.431.927.328.736.236.125.421.516.622.516.925.514.724.513.140.315.141.914.350.311.652.11055.89.162.211.164.19.16811.871.11575.211.378.41276.112.376.712.776.312.675.713.176.213.473.513.565.613.565.713.65813.641.124.786.60.663.3median 13.1median 65.61.313.2hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseLenovo Tab M8 2024Samsung Galaxy Tab A9
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Lenovo Tab M8 2024 audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (77.5 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 27.2% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (10.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.3% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (5.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 5.7% higher than median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (7.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (24.6% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 69% of all tested devices in this class were better, 9% similar, 23% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 23%, worst was 129%
Compared to all devices tested
» 71% of all tested devices were better, 6% similar, 23% worse
» The best had a delta of 4%, average was 25%, worst was 134%

Samsung Galaxy Tab A9 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (86.6 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 26.5% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (10.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 6.9% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (6.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 7.2% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (3.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (24.4% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 69% of all tested devices in this class were better, 8% similar, 23% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 23%, worst was 129%
Compared to all devices tested
» 70% of all tested devices were better, 6% similar, 24% worse
» The best had a delta of 4%, average was 25%, worst was 134%

Energy management - A 5,100 mAh battery with endurance runner qualities

Power consumption

The Lenovo Tab M8 (Gen 4) 2024 can be charged at up to 10 watts via the included USB charger. In tests, a complete charging cycle took approximately 3 hours.

In terms of power consumption, the tablet beats all the other competing devices in the comparison field. At an average of only 1 watt running idle and 2.5 watts under load, it runs very energy efficiently and manages to beat the very economical Amazon Fire HD 8 2022.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.1 / 0.2 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 0.7 / 1 / 1.3 Watt
Load midlight 2.5 / 4.6 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Currently we use the Metrahit Energy, a professional single phase power quality and energy measurement digital multimeter, for our measurements. Find out more about it here. All of our test methods can be found here.
Lenovo Tab M8 2024
5100 mAh
Amazon Fire HD 8 2022
4850 mAh
Lenovo Tab M8 (Gen 4)
5100 mAh
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9
5100 mAh
Power Consumption
-27%
-65%
-120%
Idle Minimum *
0.7
1.2
-71%
1.7
-143%
0.7
-0%
Idle Average *
1
1.4
-40%
1.9
-90%
2.94
-194%
Idle Maximum *
1.3
1.7
-31%
2.4
-85%
3.03
-133%
Load Average *
2.5
2.5
-0%
3
-20%
7.49
-200%
Load Maximum *
4.6
4.3
7%
3.9
15%
8.02
-74%

* ... smaller is better

Power consumption: Geekbench (150 cd/m²)

00.20.50.711.21.51.722.22.52.733.23.53.744.24.54.7Tooltip
Lenovo Tab M8 2024 Mediatek MT8768: Ø2.11 (0.697-4.44)
Lenovo Tab M8 (Gen 4) Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761: Ø3.55 (2.98-3.72)
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9 Mediatek Helio G99: Ø3.04 (1.429-4.98)

Power consumption: GFXBench (150 cd/m²)

00.20.40.60.70.91.11.31.51.71.822.22.42.62.82.93.13.33.5Tooltip
Lenovo Tab M8 2024 Mediatek MT8768; 1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Offscreen: Ø2.06 (1.611-2.49)
Lenovo Tab M8 (Gen 4) Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761; 1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Offscreen: Ø3.33 (3.09-3.68)
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9 Mediatek Helio G99; 1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Offscreen: Ø2.88 (2.65-3.09)
Lenovo Tab M8 2024 Mediatek MT8768; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø0.753 (0.655-1.077)
Lenovo Tab M8 (Gen 4) Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø2 (1.949-2.38)
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9 Mediatek Helio G99; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø1.459 (1.412-1.55)

Battery life

At 19 hours of simulated internet use and 19 hours 23 minutes playing an HD video in a continuous loop, the Tab M8 (Gen 4) 2024 has wonderful battery life. Even under full load, the tablet refuses to back down and can keep going for more than 6 hours. The battery runtimes are better than average also when compared to other cheap tablets.

All in all, in tests, the Lenovo shows itself to be a marathon runner that has the stamina to last a few consecutive days of average load before it needs recharging.  

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
48h 08min
WiFi Websurfing
19h 00min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
19h 23min
Load (maximum brightness)
6h 06min
Lenovo Tab M8 2024
5100 mAh
Amazon Fire HD 8 2022
4850 mAh
Lenovo Tab M8 (Gen 4)
5100 mAh
Nokia T10
5250 mAh
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9
5100 mAh
Battery Runtime
-18%
-23%
-14%
-21%
Reader / Idle
2888
2223
-23%
1931
-33%
H.264
1163
998
-14%
1158
0%
WiFi v1.3
1140
935
-18%
929
-19%
984
-14%
857
-25%
Load
366
229
-37%
274
-25%

Pros

+ light and compact
+ bright display without PWM
+ DRM Widevine L1
+ very good battery life
+ pure Android 13
+ low heat dissipation
+ very accurate location
+ stereo speakers
+ optional LTE

Cons

- low-level performance
- no biometric unlocking
- only 60 Hz
- not suitable for gaming
- slow charging

Verdict - Lenovo Tab M8 (Gen 4) 2024

Review: Lenovo Tab M8 2024
Review: Lenovo Tab M8 2024

The Lenovo Tab M8 (Gen 4) 2024 is an affordable surfing and multimedia tablet that even fits well in children's hands due to its form factor and weight of only 320 grams. 

Stereo speakers, precise GPS, a streamlined, bloatware-lacking Android 13, a bright display and optional LTE are all advantages the small tablet can claim for itself. But, the highlight, without a doubt, is the battery life. While the Tab M8 (Gen 4) 2023 only delivered average fare, the Tab M8 (Gen 4) 2024's runtimes have improved noticeably - despite having the same-sized 5,100 mAh battery - and are much better than many similarly cheap tablets.

The Lenovo Tab M8 (Gen 4) 2024 is a reasonably-priced tablet that has a good feature set which includes optional LTE but doesn't offer much in the way of power.

With the help of DRM Widevine L1 support, the Lenovo can also play web streams in HD quality, unlike its predecessor. So, the tablet does entertainment but not a lot else since its Mediatek SoC MT8768 is too slow for demanding tasks. Games only run with major limitations and things get sluggish when multiple apps are open simultaneously.

Alternatives to the Lenovo Tab M8 (Gen 4) 2024 can be found, for example, in the form of the Nokia T10 and the Samsung Galaxy Tab A9. Both devices are similarly cheap but offer significantly more power.

Price and availability

The Lenovo Tab M8 (Gen 4) 2024 costs $84.99 in the 2 GB/32 GB Wi-Fi version if ordered from the Lenovo online store. In addition, the same spec tablet can currently be purchased for $84.99 on Amazon.

Lenovo Tab M8 2024 - 02/22/2024 v7
Manuel Masiero

Chassis
82 / 98 → 83%
Keyboard
64 / 80 → 79%
Pointing Device
84%
Connectivity
37 / 70 → 53%
Weight
86 / 40-88 → 96%
Battery
92%
Display
79%
Games Performance
6 / 78 → 7%
Application Performance
48 / 92 → 52%
Temperature
95%
Noise
100%
Audio
67 / 91 → 73%
Camera
43 / 85 → 50%
Average
68%
80%
Tablet - Weighted Average

Transparency

The present review sample was freely purchased by the author at his/her own expense. The manufacturer did not receive a copy of this review before publication, nor was there any obligation to publish it.

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