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Lenovo Tab M8 HD Tablet Review: Browsing and streaming for little money

Android Pie in a slim case. Lenovo has updated its range of affordable tablets and created an Android Pie device with an 8-inch screen: the Tab M8 HD. The tablet is available from $140 and provided users don't expect a particularly high performance, they will not be disappointed by what they get for their money.
Mike Wobker, 👁 Daniel Schmidt (translated by Katherine Bodner),
Lenovo Tab M8 HD

The very affordable Lenovo Tab M7 already gave us a first impression of Lenovo's second edition of tablets. As expected, the hardware won't offer users a particularly high performance but is very suitable for simple everyday tasks. Unlike the Tab M7, the configuration of our current test unit offers slightly higher performance. However, we don't expect any big changes from the Mediatek Helio A22 MT6762M, the PowerVR GE8320, 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of eMMC flash storage. 

The Lenovo Tab M8 HD is available for around $140 and will be compared with the competitors listed below. You can add further tablets from our database to the comparison at the bottom of each section.

Lenovo Tab M8 HD (Tab M Series)
Processor
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6762M 4 x 2 GHz, Cortex-A53
Graphics adapter
Memory
2048 MB 
Display
8 inch 16:10, 1280 x 800 pixel 189 PPI, IPS, glossy: yes
Storage
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
, 25 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5-inch audio jack, Card Reader: microSD (FAT, FAT32 up to 128 GB, exFAT up to 2 TB), Sensors: position sensor
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): 8.2 x 199 x 129 ( = 0.32 x 7.83 x 5.08 in)
Battery
5100 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Android 9.0 Pie
Camera
Primary Camera: 5 MPix
Secondary Camera: 2 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: 1 speaker, Keyboard: onscreen, USB power adapter, MicroUSB cable, SIM tool, 24 Months Warranty, fanless
Weight
305 g ( = 10.76 oz / 0.67 pounds), Power Supply: 56 g ( = 1.98 oz / 0.12 pounds)
Price
129 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
81 %
01/2020
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
Helio A22 MT6762M, PowerVR GE8320
305 g8.2 mm8"1280x800
77 %
11/2018
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz, Mali-T720
363 g9.7 mm8"1280x800
79 %
03/2019
Alldocube M8 T801
MT6797X, Mali-T880 MP4
345 g8.48 mm8"1920x1200
83 %
05/2018
Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4
Kirin 960, Mali-G71 MP8
316 g7.3 mm8.4"2560x1600
80 %
01/2020
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
SD 429, Adreno 504
345 g8 mm8"1280x800

Case - affordable tablet with slim design

The Lenovo Tab M8 HD is available in two different colors and has a stable back made out of metal. The workmanship is of particularly high quality and we did not find any uneven transitions between materials or large gaps. The Tab M8 HD has a modern look compared to other affordable tablets thanks to its narrow bezels. The control buttons sit tight and are positioned on the right side of the case. The microSD card reader isn't loose either.

The Lenovo tablet is the lightest device in our comparison field at only 305 grams (~10.8 oz). It is also smaller than its competition.

Lenovo Tab M8 HD
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
Lenovo Tab M8 HD

Size Comparison

215 mm / 8.46 inch 128 mm / 5.04 inch 9.7 mm / 0.3819 inch 363 g0.8 lbs215 mm / 8.46 inch 122.9 mm / 4.84 inch 8.48 mm / 0.3339 inch 345 g0.761 lbs212.6 mm / 8.37 inch 124.8 mm / 4.91 inch 7.3 mm / 0.2874 inch 316 g0.697 lbs210 mm / 8.27 inch 124.4 mm / 4.9 inch 8 mm / 0.315 inch 345 g0.761 lbs199 mm / 7.83 inch 129 mm / 5.08 inch 8.2 mm / 0.3228 inch 305 g0.672 lbs

Connectivity - Lenovo Tab M8 HD with microSD and 3.5-mm audio jack

The Lenovo Tab M8 HD is powered by a Mediatek Helio A22 MT6762M and 2 GB of RAM. The graphics department is taken care of by a PowerVR-GE8320 GPU. The 32-GB eMMC flash storage can be used to store data and applications and can be expanded by up to 2 TB thanks to the microSD card slot. While apps cannot be stored on the card, users can format the card as internal storage.

Apart from a notification LED, the Tab M8 HD also has a 3.5-mm audio jack. The Camera2 API is set to "limited"; DRM Widevine L1 is not supported, which means that you cannot stream FullHD content, e.g. from Amazon Prime or Netflix.

Left: microSD card slot
Left: microSD card slot
Top: 3.5-mm audio jack, speaker
Top: 3.5-mm audio jack, speaker
Right: volume rocker, power button
Right: volume rocker, power button
Bottom: microphone, microUSB connector
Bottom: microphone, microUSB connector

Software - Android Pie without current security patches

Users of the Lenovo Tab M8 HD will we working on Android Pie with security patches dating August 5, 2019. No update with current security patches was yet available at the time of testing. Lenovo has included some third-party apps and also installed some of its own software. The latter includes a tablet assistant that combines a lot of Android functions within a single app. This spares users from going to the OS settings. The tablet manager also helps users perform system cleanups. The kid's mode has an interface that is designed specifically for children and can be set up with a time limit.

These apps can only be deactivated, not deleted, in the settings menu.

Software Lenovo Tab M8 HD
Software Lenovo Tab M8 HD
Software Lenovo Tab M8 HD
Software Lenovo Tab M8 HD
Software Lenovo Tab M8 HD
Software Lenovo Tab M8 HD
Software Lenovo Tab M8 HD
Software Lenovo Tab M8 HD
Software Lenovo Tab M8 HD
Software Lenovo Tab M8 HD

Communication and GPS - fast Wi-Fi and good positioning

The Lenovo Tab M8 cannot connect to mobile networks. Users of the Android tablet can connect to Wi-Fi networks using the standards 802.11 a, b, g, n and ac (Wi-Fi 5) and to Bluetooth 5.0. The M8 HD made first place in our Wi-Fi test with the reference router Linksys EA8500 and reached an average of 294 MBit/s when receiving and 271 MBit/s when sending data.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
PowerVR GE8320, Helio A22 MT6762M, 32 GB eMMC Flash
294 (256min - 307max) MBit/s ∼100%
Alldocube M8 T801
Mali-T880 MP4, MT6797X, 32 GB eMMC Flash
235 MBit/s ∼80% -20%
Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4
Mali-G71 MP8, Kirin 960, 32 GB eMMC Flash
203 MBit/s ∼69% -31%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
Adreno 504, SD 429, 32 GB eMMC Flash
101 (86min - 107max) MBit/s ∼34% -66%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
Mali-T720, MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz, 16 GB eMMC Flash
99.9 (90min - 106max) MBit/s ∼34% -66%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
PowerVR GE8320, Helio A22 MT6762M, 32 GB eMMC Flash
271 (183min - 335max) MBit/s ∼100%
Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4
Mali-G71 MP8, Kirin 960, 32 GB eMMC Flash
205 MBit/s ∼76% -24%
Alldocube M8 T801
Mali-T880 MP4, MT6797X, 32 GB eMMC Flash
195 MBit/s ∼72% -28%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
Adreno 504, SD 429, 32 GB eMMC Flash
115 (109min - 121max) MBit/s ∼42% -58%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
Mali-T720, MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz, 16 GB eMMC Flash
98.4 (82min - 110max) MBit/s ∼36% -64%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø291 (256-307)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø271 (183-335)
GPS test indoors
GPS test indoors
GPS test outdoors
GPS test outdoors

The app "GPS test" can be used to test how well the Lenovo Tab M8 HD can locate its position. It showed that positioning was accurate within three meters (~10 feet) outdoors, but not possible indoors.

We took the Tab M8 HD on our usual bike tour to compare its navigational capabilities with those of our reference device Garmin Edge 500. The Lenovo tablet actually did a little better than the bicycle navigation system. It is sufficiently precise both during steady movement and in sudden changes of direction.

GNSS - Lenovo Tab M8 HD
GNSS - Lenovo Tab M8 HD
GNSS - Lenovo Tab M8 HD
GNSS - Lenovo Tab M8 HD
GNSS - Lenovo Tab M8 HD
GNSS - Lenovo Tab M8 HD
GNSS - Garmin Edge 500
GNSS - Garmin Edge 500
GNSS - Garmin Edge 500
GNSS - Garmin Edge 500
GNSS - Garmin Edge 500
GNSS - Garmin Edge 500

Cameras - weak image quality on the Lenovo Tab M8 HD

Picture taken with front camera
Picture taken with front camera

Lenovo has equipped its Tab M8 HD with a 5-MP main camera and a 2-MP front camera. The latter takes mediocre portraits with the subject appearing out of focus and very dark. The strong graininess increases the blurry look and makes textures and object borders look muddy. In the settings menu, users can manually adjust the settings for ISO, white balance and exposure and choose from various scenes.

The main camera of the Lenovo Tab M8 HD only produces rough snapshots outdoors in daylight. Again the photos appear too dark and objects in the image aren't easily distinguishable. The strong graininess also makes surfaces look like a uniform mush with very few details. Closeups in good lighting turn out a lot better. The subject is easily recognizable and there is only a little blurriness at the edges. The strong graininess is mainly noticeable in the background. However, if the lighting conditions are bad, the subject is hardly recognizable. Objects can be vaguely perceived and the entire picture is covered by strong image noise. Apart from the adjustable settings mentioned above, the main camera also offers a beautification mode, although this only includes various color filters.  

Videos recorded with the main camera offer a similar quality as our test photos. They are covered with light image noise and movements appear rather washed out. The quality of the videos can be lowered from 720 to 480p in the settings. There are no other settings available other than the ones mentioned above. There is no high framerate mode or similar.

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.

Scene 1Scene 2Scene 3

The ColorChecker passport helps us find out how well the Tab M8 HD camera can reproduce colors. The results show that colors tend to be too light and that green and yellow tones are most accurate.

The Tab M8 HD can record our test chart fairly well under controlled lighting. Blurriness is only visible at higher zoom levels, but the color gradient appears rather muddy, particularly the blues and purples. The test chart was not recognizable at one lux.

ColorChecker
28.7 ∆E
54.6 ∆E
40.1 ∆E
36.9 ∆E
45.5 ∆E
64.1 ∆E
53.8 ∆E
35.9 ∆E
43.2 ∆E
27.7 ∆E
65.7 ∆E
64.1 ∆E
31.3 ∆E
49.8 ∆E
36.9 ∆E
77.5 ∆E
43.8 ∆E
45.7 ∆E
94.4 ∆E
71.4 ∆E
52.5 ∆E
37.1 ∆E
24 ∆E
13.7 ∆E
ColorChecker Lenovo Tab M8 HD: 47.43 ∆E min: 13.67 - max: 94.37 ∆E
ColorChecker
7 ∆E
7 ∆E
6.7 ∆E
9.4 ∆E
3.7 ∆E
6.1 ∆E
7.1 ∆E
6.7 ∆E
8.2 ∆E
5.9 ∆E
3.8 ∆E
4.8 ∆E
3.9 ∆E
7.8 ∆E
9.8 ∆E
1.7 ∆E
6.2 ∆E
2.7 ∆E
3.9 ∆E
3.6 ∆E
6.1 ∆E
3 ∆E
8.2 ∆E
12.3 ∆E
ColorChecker Lenovo Tab M8 HD: 6.06 ∆E min: 1.67 - max: 12.28 ∆E
Lenovo Tab M8 HD - test chart
Lenovo Tab M8 HD - test chart (detail)
Lenovo Tab M8 HD - test chart (1 lux)

Accessories and Warranty - no extras for the Lenovo tablet

The Lenovo Tab M8 HD comes with a USB AC adapter and microUSB cable and a SIM tool to open the microSD slot. Lenovo does not offer any other accessories that are made specifically for the M8 HD.

Lenovo gives buyers of the Tab M8 HD a warranty period of 24 months.

Input Devices & Handling - GBoard and face recognition

Users of the Tab M8 HD can use Google's standard keyboard GBoard to type. This virtual keyboard is nice and easy to use - even when writing long sentences - and can also be adapted to your preferences. The touchscreen is very responsive to inputs and offers very little resistance, which makes drag-and-drop movements easy. The position sensor is also reliable and quickly adjusts the screen content to the orientation of the tablet. 

Users can either use a PIN code and pattern to unlock the Lenovo tablet or set up face recognition, which is very easy to use and works reliably in good lighting.

Display - strong contrast and no PWM

Subpixel array
Subpixel array

The screen of the Lenovo Tab M8 HD consists of an 8-inch IPS panel with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. The brightness is in the lower middle range of our comparison field at 346 cd/m² and with a brightness distribution of 88 percent. The Tab M8 HD reached a slightly better result of 387 cd/m² in the APL50 test. The lowest possible brightness is 3.06 cd/m² and there is no brightness sensor. 

Our measurements show that Lenovo does not use PWM to regulate the brightness of the Tab M8 HD.

340
cd/m²
359
cd/m²
332
cd/m²
343
cd/m²
379
cd/m²
345
cd/m²
335
cd/m²
345
cd/m²
332
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 379 cd/m² Average: 345.6 cd/m² Minimum: 3.06 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 88 %
Center on Battery: 379 cd/m²
Contrast: 1805:1 (Black: 0.21 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 3.8 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.8
ΔE Greyscale 5 | 0.64-98 Ø6
85.5% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.23
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
IPS, 1280x800, 8
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
IPS, 1280x800, 8
Alldocube M8 T801
IPS, 1920x1200, 8
Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4
IPS, 2560x1600, 8.4
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
TFT, 1280x800, 8
Screen
-81%
-48%
-49%
-25%
Brightness middle
379
359
-5%
317.5
-16%
405
7%
377
-1%
Brightness
346
358
3%
320
-8%
392
13%
372
8%
Brightness Distribution
88
89
1%
94
7%
92
5%
87
-1%
Black Level *
0.21
0.85
-305%
0.5
-138%
0.67
-219%
0.29
-38%
Contrast
1805
422
-77%
635
-65%
604
-67%
1300
-28%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
3.8
6.8
-79%
6.12
-61%
5.78
-52%
6.1
-61%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
7.5
17.3
-131%
13.72
-83%
9.82
-31%
10.9
-45%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
5
7.6
-52%
5.8
-16%
7.2
-44%
6.6
-32%
Gamma
2.23 99%
2.19 100%
2.12 104%
2.278 97%
2.13 103%
CCT
7514 87%
7160 91%
7633 85%
8405 77%
7861 83%

* ... 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: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 17714 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.

The display of the Lenovo tablet has a very good contrast ratio of 1805:1 and a low black value of 0.21 cd/m², which positions it in first place in our comparison field. This makes colors appear well defined and blacks look very deep.

The display of the Tab M8 HD can be adjusted in the settings menu by choosing between the two color modes "standard" and "bright" as well as the preset color profiles "standard", "warm" and "cold". The color temperature can also be freely adjusted along a scale. If both settings are set to "standard", the CalMAN analysis shows that reds are too weak and blues appear too strong. The combination of "bright" and "standard" keeps the colors the same but increases the DeltaE 2000 deviation significantly, which is visible in less shading and a higher contrast. Combining "warm" and "standard" improves the reds and slightly lowers blues. The image appears warmer.

CalMAN - color accuracy (standard, standard, sRGB)
CalMAN - color accuracy (standard, standard, sRGB)
CalMAN - color accuracy (bright, standard, sRGB)
CalMAN - color accuracy (bright, standard, sRGB)
CalMAN - color accuracy (warm, standard, sRGB)
CalMAN - color accuracy (warm, standard, sRGB)
CalMAN - color space (standard, standard, sRGB)
CalMAN - color space (standard, standard, sRGB)
CalMAN - color space (bright, standard, sRGB)
CalMAN - color space (bright, standard, sRGB)
CalMAN - color space (warm, standard, sRGB)
CalMAN - color space (warm, standard, sRGB)
CalMAN - grayscales (standard, standard, sRGB)
CalMAN - grayscales (standard, standard, sRGB)
CalMAN - grayscales (bright, standard, sRGB)
CalMAN - grayscales (bright, standard, sRGB)
CalMAN - grayscales (warm, standard, sRGB)
CalMAN - grayscales (warm, standard, sRGB)
CalMAN - saturation (standard, standard, sRGB)
CalMAN - saturation (standard, standard, sRGB)
CalMAN - saturation (bright, standard, sRGB)
CalMAN - saturation (bright, standard, sRGB)
CalMAN - saturation (warm, standard, sRGB)
CalMAN - saturation (warm, standard, sRGB)

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
37.2 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 19.6 ms rise
↘ 17.6 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 94 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (24.4 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
60 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 27.6 ms rise
↘ 32.4 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 95 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (38.8 ms).

Outdoors, the Lenovo Tab M8 HD can only really be used in the shade . Users should also make sure they look straight at the screen as the reflections are very strong when looking at the device from the side.

Outdoor use
Outdoor use
Outdoor use
Outdoor use

The IPS panel of the Tab M8 HD has a very stable viewing angle. Screen content can be read from almost any angle without the image distorting or colors inverting.

Viewing angle stability
Viewing angle stability

Performance - simple tablet for simple applications

The Mediatek Helio A22 MT6762M used in the Lenovo Tab M8 is a mid-range SoC from 2018. In combination with the 2 GB of RAM it is mainly suitable for simple applications and only has little reserves for more demanding tasks. The same can be said for the PowerVR GE8320 GPU which can only display undemanding graphical content.

Our benchmarks position the Lenovo tablet on a good position in the midrange of our comparison field. The results of graphically demanding tests are slightly lower, however, and can only beat the Amazon Fire HD 8 (2018).

Geekbench 5
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Average of class Tablet (375 - 4661, n=9)
1480 Points ∼9% +175%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
552 Points ∼3% +3%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
538 Points ∼3%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6762M
538 Points ∼3% 0%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Average of class Tablet (134 - 1114, n=9)
491 Points ∼12% +205%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
168 Points ∼4% +4%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
161 Points ∼4%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6762M
161 Points ∼4% 0%
Geekbench 4.4
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4
6509 Points ∼11%
Average of class Tablet (1106 - 18041, n=61)
4628 Points ∼8%
Alldocube M8 T801
3590 Points ∼6%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6762M
2471 Points ∼4%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
1751 Points ∼3%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4
1896 Points ∼30%
Average of class Tablet (429 - 5002, n=61)
1624 Points ∼26%
Alldocube M8 T801
1352 Points ∼21%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6762M
825 Points ∼13%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
636 Points ∼10%
PCMark for Android
Work 2.0 performance score
Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4
6006 Points ∼39% +21%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
4946 Points ∼32%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6762M
4946 Points ∼32% 0%
Average of class Tablet (4267 - 12466, n=57)
4737 Points ∼31% -4%
Alldocube M8 T801
4695 Points ∼31% -5%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
4267 Points ∼28% -14%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
3130 Points ∼20% -37%
Work performance score
Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4
7053 Points ∼35% 0%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
7019 Points ∼35%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6762M (6194 - 7019, n=2)
6607 Points ∼33% -6%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
5986 Points ∼30% -15%
Alldocube M8 T801
5984 Points ∼30% -15%
Average of class Tablet (1873 - 13629, n=93)
5156 Points ∼26% -27%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
4165 Points ∼21% -41%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4
2552 Points ∼32% +172%
Average of class Tablet (650 - 4756, n=57)
1890 Points ∼24% +101%
Alldocube M8 T801
1372 Points ∼17% +46%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
1155 Points ∼14% +23%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
939 Points ∼12%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6762M (763 - 939, n=2)
851 Points ∼11% -9%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
716 Points ∼9% -24%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4
1910 Points ∼20% +655%
Average of class Tablet (99 - 9453, n=57)
1857 Points ∼19% +634%
Alldocube M8 T801
1108 Points ∼12% +338%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6762M (253 - 260, n=2)
257 Points ∼3% +2%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
253 Points ∼3%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
210 Points ∼2% -17%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
120 Points ∼1% -53%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4
2023 Points ∼24% +570%
Average of class Tablet (129 - 7369, n=57)
1661 Points ∼20% +450%
Alldocube M8 T801
1157 Points ∼14% +283%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6762M (302 - 305, n=2)
304 Points ∼4% +1%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
302 Points ∼4%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
257 Points ∼3% -15%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
147 Points ∼2% -51%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics
Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4
2268 Points ∼39% +141%
Average of class Tablet (739 - 4702, n=64)
1784 Points ∼31% +89%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
1145 Points ∼20% +21%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
943 Points ∼16%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6762M (807 - 943, n=2)
875 Points ∼15% -7%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
739 Points ∼13% -22%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics
Average of class Tablet (165 - 28751, n=64)
3090 Points ∼11% +575%
Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4
2461 Points ∼9% +437%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
458 Points ∼2%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6762M (445 - 458, n=2)
452 Points ∼2% -1%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
336 Points ∼1% -27%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
202 Points ∼1% -56%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited
Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4
2415 Points ∼18% +367%
Average of class Tablet (207 - 13454, n=64)
2163 Points ∼16% +318%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
517 Points ∼4%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6762M (494 - 517, n=2)
506 Points ∼4% -2%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
428 Points ∼3% -17%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
241 Points ∼2% -53%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics
Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4
2653 Points ∼51% +194%
Average of class Tablet (729 - 4096, n=73)
1783 Points ∼34% +97%
Alldocube M8 T801
1654 Points ∼32% +83%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
1188 Points ∼23% +32%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
903 Points ∼17%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6762M (828 - 903, n=2)
866 Points ∼17% -4%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
855 Points ∼16% -5%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics
Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4
1778 Points ∼21% +663%
Average of class Tablet (55 - 8548, n=73)
1482 Points ∼17% +536%
Alldocube M8 T801
995 Points ∼12% +327%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
233 Points ∼3%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6762M (225 - 233, n=2)
229 Points ∼3% -2%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
153 Points ∼2% -34%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
126 Points ∼1% -46%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1)
Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4
1919 Points ∼9% +588%
Average of class Tablet (70 - 6850, n=75)
1385 Points ∼7% +396%
Alldocube M8 T801
1092 Points ∼5% +291%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
279 Points ∼1%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6762M (268 - 279, n=2)
274 Points ∼1% -2%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
190 Points ∼1% -32%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
155 Points ∼1% -44%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics
Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4
2555 Points ∼48% +183%
Average of class Tablet (56 - 4104, n=77)
1668 Points ∼32% +85%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
1178 Points ∼22% +30%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
903 Points ∼17%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6762M (840 - 903, n=2)
872 Points ∼17% -3%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
815 Points ∼15% -10%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics
Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4
2501 Points ∼20% +486%
Average of class Tablet (42 - 12725, n=77)
2057 Points ∼16% +382%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
427 Points ∼3%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6762M (403 - 427, n=2)
415 Points ∼3% -3%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
364 Points ∼3% -15%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
212 Points ∼2% -50%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0
Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4
2513 Points ∼26% +419%
Average of class Tablet (53 - 8675, n=78)
1697 Points ∼18% +251%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
484 Points ∼5%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6762M (456 - 484, n=2)
470 Points ∼5% -3%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
428 Points ∼4% -12%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
254 Points ∼3% -48%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
15709 Points ∼18% +6%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
14822 Points ∼17%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6762M (14128 - 14822, n=2)
14475 Points ∼17% -2%
Average of class Tablet (3675 - 51436, n=173)
14298 Points ∼17% -4%
Alldocube M8 T801
9771 Points ∼11% -34%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
8724 Points ∼10% -41%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score
Average of class Tablet (2109 - 221941, n=173)
24384 Points ∼4% +218%
Alldocube M8 T801
14192 Points ∼3% +85%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
7658 Points ∼1%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6762M (6785 - 7658, n=2)
7222 Points ∼1% -6%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
6897 Points ∼1% -10%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
5446 Points ∼1% -29%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score
Average of class Tablet (2411 - 110846, n=174)
18399 Points ∼7% +114%
Alldocube M8 T801
12895 Points ∼5% +50%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
8580 Points ∼3%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6762M (7671 - 8580, n=2)
8126 Points ∼3% -5%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
7879 Points ∼3% -8%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
5942 Points ∼2% -31%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16
Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4
78 fps ∼1% +457%
Alldocube M8 T801
39 fps ∼0% +179%
Average of class Tablet (1 - 451, n=192)
35.2 fps ∼0% +151%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
14 fps ∼0%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6762M (13 - 14, n=2)
13.5 fps ∼0% -4%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
11 fps ∼0% -21%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
10 fps ∼0% -29%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16
Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4
51 fps ∼2% +143%
Alldocube M8 T801
35 fps ∼1% +67%
Average of class Tablet (1.1 - 120, n=196)
23.1 fps ∼1% +10%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
21 fps ∼1%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6762M (19 - 21, n=2)
20 fps ∼1% -5%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
17 fps ∼1% -19%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
16 fps ∼0% -24%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL
Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4
39 fps ∼6% +491%
Average of class Tablet (1.6 - 220, n=126)
23.8 fps ∼4% +261%
Alldocube M8 T801
19 fps ∼3% +188%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
6.6 fps ∼1%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6762M (6.3 - 6.6, n=2)
6.45 fps ∼1% -2%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
4.8 fps ∼1% -27%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
3.6 fps ∼1% -45%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL
Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4
24 fps ∼7% +100%
Alldocube M8 T801
19 fps ∼5% +58%
Average of class Tablet (1.9 - 110, n=132)
16.7 fps ∼5% +39%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
12 fps ∼3%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6762M (12 - 12, n=2)
12 fps ∼3% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
9.5 fps ∼3% -21%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
7.3 fps ∼2% -39%
GFXBench 3.1
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen
Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4
27 fps ∼1% +528%
Average of class Tablet (1.7 - 173, n=78)
21.3 fps ∼0% +395%
Alldocube M8 T801
13 fps ∼0% +202%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
4.3 fps ∼0%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6762M (4 - 4.3, n=2)
4.15 fps ∼0% -3%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
3.2 fps ∼0% -26%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
2.3 fps ∼0% -47%
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen
Average of class Tablet (2.7 - 95, n=78)
14.2 fps ∼0% +67%
Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4
14 fps ∼0% +65%
Alldocube M8 T801
12 fps ∼0% +41%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
8.5 fps ∼0%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6762M (7.5 - 8.5, n=2)
8 fps ∼0% -6%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
6.9 fps ∼0% -19%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
5.1 fps ∼0% -40%
GFXBench
Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
Average of class Tablet (1.7 - 49, n=28)
9.81 fps ∼6% +238%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
2.9 fps ∼2%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6762M (2.7 - 2.9, n=2)
2.8 fps ∼2% -3%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
2 fps ∼1% -31%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Average of class Tablet (0.8 - 51.1, n=28)
9.62 fps ∼4% +1032%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
0.85 fps ∼0%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6762M (0.85 - 0.85, n=2)
0.85 fps ∼0% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
0.8 fps ∼0% -6%
Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
Average of class Tablet (2.7 - 58, n=28)
14.6 fps ∼7% +217%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
4.6 fps ∼2%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6762M (4.3 - 4.6, n=2)
4.45 fps ∼2% -3%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
3.1 fps ∼2% -33%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
Average of class Tablet (1.7 - 134, n=28)
25.7 fps ∼4% +1017%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
2.3 fps ∼0%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6762M (2.3 - 2.3, n=2)
2.3 fps ∼0% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
1.7 fps ∼0% -26%
off screen Car Chase Offscreen
Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4
16 fps ∼4% +742%
Average of class Tablet (1.8 - 107, n=54)
15.3 fps ∼4% +705%
Alldocube M8 T801
7.3 fps ∼2% +284%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
1.9 fps ∼0%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6762M (1.9 - 1.9, n=2)
1.9 fps ∼0% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
1.8 fps ∼0% -5%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
fps ∼0% -100%
on screen Car Chase Onscreen
Average of class Tablet (1.7 - 47, n=54)
9.51 fps ∼4% +164%
Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4
9.3 fps ∼4% +158%
Alldocube M8 T801
7.3 fps ∼3% +103%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
3.8 fps ∼1% +6%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
3.6 fps ∼1%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6762M (3.2 - 3.6, n=2)
3.4 fps ∼1% -6%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
fps ∼0% -100%
AnTuTu v8
UX
Average of class Tablet (10934 - 99771, n=14)
48058 Points ∼44% +214%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
15291 Points ∼14%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6762M
15291 Points ∼14% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
10934 Points ∼10% -28%
MEM
Average of class Tablet (13757 - 110684, n=14)
46802 Points ∼38% +83%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
27445 Points ∼22% +7%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
25641 Points ∼21%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6762M
25641 Points ∼21% 0%
GPU
Average of class Tablet (4118 - 377397, n=14)
112742 Points ∼30% +2638%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
4783 Points ∼1% +16%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
4118 Points ∼1%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6762M
4118 Points ∼1% 0%
CPU
Average of class Tablet (32998 - 187788, n=14)
92156 Points ∼49% +170%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
35288 Points ∼19% +4%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
34075 Points ∼18%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6762M
34075 Points ∼18% 0%
Total Score
Average of class Tablet (78450 - 751846, n=14)
299758 Points ∼40% +279%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
79125 Points ∼11%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6762M
79125 Points ∼11% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
78450 Points ∼10% -1%
AnTuTu v7
MEM
Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4
10920 Points ∼34%
Average of class Tablet (4042 - 14613, n=32)
7659 Points ∼24%
Alldocube M8 T801
5964 Points ∼18%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6762M
5659 Points ∼17%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
4493 Points ∼14%
UX
Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4
42825 Points ∼53%
Average of class Tablet (9180 - 79058, n=32)
34417 Points ∼42%
Alldocube M8 T801
27020 Points ∼33%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6762M
18552 Points ∼23%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
13368 Points ∼16%
GPU
Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4
65542 Points ∼20%
Average of class Tablet (0 - 322193, n=32)
59641 Points ∼19%
Alldocube M8 T801
28298 Points ∼9%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6762M
7993 Points ∼2%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
2432 Points ∼1%
CPU
Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4
62327 Points ∼38%
Average of class Tablet (7439 - 163321, n=32)
59158 Points ∼36%
Alldocube M8 T801
44590 Points ∼27%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6762M
29549 Points ∼18%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
20724 Points ∼13%
Total Score
Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4
181614 Points ∼32%
Average of class Tablet (20856 - 566378, n=32)
160864 Points ∼28%
Alldocube M8 T801
105872 Points ∼19%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6762M
61753 Points ∼11%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
41017 Points ∼7%
BaseMark OS II
Web
Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4
1215 Points ∼60% +61%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
809 Points ∼40% +7%
Average of class Tablet (9 - 2034, n=122)
767 Points ∼38% +1%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
756 Points ∼37%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6762M (733 - 756, n=2)
745 Points ∼37% -1%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
597 Points ∼29% -21%
Graphics
Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4
4143 Points ∼14% +778%
Average of class Tablet (98 - 28853, n=123)
2362 Points ∼8% +400%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
487 Points ∼2% +3%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6762M (472 - 482, n=2)
477 Points ∼2% +1%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
472 Points ∼2%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
333 Points ∼1% -29%
Memory
Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4
3985 Points ∼45% +246%
Average of class Tablet (56 - 6751, n=123)
1262 Points ∼14% +10%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
1258 Points ∼14% +9%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
1151 Points ∼13%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6762M (607 - 1151, n=2)
879 Points ∼10% -24%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
663 Points ∼7% -42%
System
Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4
3940 Points ∼24% +156%
Average of class Tablet (482 - 16467, n=123)
2661 Points ∼16% +73%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
1945 Points ∼12% +26%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
1539 Points ∼9%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6762M (1434 - 1539, n=2)
1487 Points ∼9% -3%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
1200 Points ∼7% -22%
Overall
Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4
2982 Points ∼35% +235%
Average of class Tablet (150 - 8450, n=122)
1392 Points ∼16% +56%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
987 Points ∼12% +11%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
891 Points ∼11%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6762M (745 - 891, n=2)
818 Points ∼10% -8%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
631 Points ∼7% -29%

Legend

 
Lenovo Tab M8 HD Mediatek Helio A22 MT6762M, PowerVR GE8320, 32 GB eMMC Flash
 
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018 MediaTek MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz, ARM Mali-T720, 16 GB eMMC Flash
 
Alldocube M8 T801 MediaTek Helio X27 MT6797X, ARM Mali-T880 MP4, 32 GB eMMC Flash
 
Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4 HiSilicon Kirin 960, ARM Mali-G71 MP8, 32 GB eMMC Flash
 
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290 Qualcomm Snapdragon 429, Qualcomm Adreno 504, 32 GB eMMC Flash

The browser benchmarks position the Tab M8 on second to last position. Again, the Amazon Fire HD 8 (2018) is the only device that offers even lower results.

Websites can be scrolled through easily and content loads quickly during everyday browsing. Only media content takes a little longer to appear.

JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Tablet (10.9 - 279, n=104)
58.8 Points ∼100% +129%
Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4 (Chrome 66)
56.76 Points ∼97% +121%
Alldocube M8 T801 (Chrome 72.0.3626.105)
30.352 Points ∼52% +18%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD (Chrome 79)
25.645 Points ∼44%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290 (Chrome 79)
25.067 Points ∼43% -2%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6762M (23.5 - 25.6, n=2)
24.6 Points ∼42% -4%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018 (Silk Browser 66.2.10.3359.126.10)
16.717 Points ∼28% -35%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Average of class Tablet (13 - 182, n=39)
73.3 Points ∼100% +116%
Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4 (Chrome 66)
72 Points ∼98% +112%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD (Chrome 79)
34 Points ∼46%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290 (Chrome 79)
32 Points ∼44% -6%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6762M (30 - 34, n=2)
32 Points ∼44% -6%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018 (Silk Browser 66.2.10.3359.126.10)
25 Points ∼34% -26%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Average of class Tablet (5.68 - 135, n=26)
51.2 runs/min ∼100% +231%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6762M
15.5 runs/min ∼30% 0%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD (Chrome 79)
15.49 runs/min ∼30%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290 (Chrome 79)
13.5 runs/min ∼26% -13%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4 (Chrome 66)
11338 Points ∼100% +159%
Average of class Tablet (1238 - 45734, n=189)
7546 Points ∼67% +72%
Alldocube M8 T801 (Chrome 72.0.3626.105)
5909 Points ∼52% +35%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD (Chrome 79)
4378 Points ∼39%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6762M (4332 - 4378, n=2)
4355 Points ∼38% -1%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290 (Chrome 79)
4297 Points ∼38% -2%
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018 (Silk Browser 66.2.10.3359.126.10)
2902 Points ∼26% -34%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018 (Silk Browser 66.2.10.3359.126.10)
14320.9 ms * ∼100% -31%
Lenovo Tab M8 HD (Chrome 79)
10893.8 ms * ∼76%
Average Mediatek Helio A22 MT6762M (10740 - 10894, n=2)
10817 ms * ∼76% +1%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290 (Chrome 79)
10654.6 ms * ∼74% +2%
Average of class Tablet (603 - 43092, n=201)
8903 ms * ∼62% +18%
Alldocube M8 T801 (Chrome 72.0.3626.105)
7429.3 ms * ∼52% +32%
Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4 (Chrome 66)
3734 ms * ∼26% +66%

* ... smaller is better

The internal storage of the Lenovo Tab M8 HD offers average write- and read rates compared to its competitors. The results are slightly better than average for eMMC flash storages with a capacity of 32 GB.

The internal microSD card reader reaches good results in our test with the reference card Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 - the results are on par with those of comparable devices.

Lenovo Tab M8 HDAmazon Fire HD 8 2018Alldocube M8 T801Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290Average 32 GB eMMC FlashAverage of class Tablet
AndroBench 3-5
-45%
-34%
60%
5%
-10%
-38%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard
64.25 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
34.03 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-47%
70.7 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
10%
69.95 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
9%
52.1 (3.4 - 87.1, n=166)
-19%
49.7 (14 - 73.8, n=70)
-23%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard
83.83 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
51.36 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-39%
84.95 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
1%
87.13 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
4%
71.1 (8.2 - 96.5, n=166)
-15%
67.7 (17.6 - 87.7, n=70)
-19%
Random Write 4KB
15.84
12.25
-23%
10.01
-37%
65.1
311%
16.89
7%
18.9 (0.75 - 89.5, n=209)
19%
10.5 (0.13 - 262, n=221)
-34%
Random Read 4KB
77.44
26.98
-65%
19.5
-75%
62.8
-19%
57.77
-25%
40.9 (3.59 - 117, n=209)
-47%
24.7 (1.04 - 230, n=221)
-68%
Sequential Write 256KB
79.55
41.89
-47%
103.02
30%
132.24
66%
108.54
36%
96.7 (14.8 - 189, n=209)
22%
52.9 (2.04 - 732, n=221)
-34%
Sequential Read 256KB
297.09
158.46
-47%
142.8
-52%
268.62
-10%
291.87
-2%
239 (25.8 - 452, n=209)
-20%
143 (6.75 - 1789, n=221)
-52%

Games - only limited gaming suitability

The Lenovo Tab M8 HD uses a PowerVR GE8320 to display graphical content. The GPU is suitable for simple to medium demands and can therefore be used for simple games. We tested "Arena of Valor" with Gamebench and were pleased with the fairly smooth gaming experience at high graphics levels. The significantly more demanding game "Asphalt 9:Legends", however, had difficulties displaying a smooth image even at the lowest settings. 

The touchscreen and the position sensor responded reliably and transmitted every input to the system without delay.

Asphalt 9: Legends
Asphalt 9: Legends
Arena of Valor
Arena of Valor
Asphalt 9: Legends
0102030Tooltip
; High Quality: Ø11.7 (1-22)
; Standard / low: Ø18.7 (11-24)
Arena of Valor
010203040506070Tooltip
; min: Ø56.2 (48-61)
; high HD: Ø43.2 (24-60)

Emissions - the sound is no good

Temperature

GFXBench - Manhatten 3.1
GFXBench - Manhatten 3.1
GFXBench - ES 2.0
GFXBench - ES 2.0

According to our measurements, the Lenovo Tab M8 HD reaches surface temperatures of up to 25.9 °C (78.62 °Fwhile idling and a maximum of 26.2 °C (79.16 °F) under load. The tablet feels warm to the touch and never becomes too hot to hold.

The demanding GFXBench continuous load tests ES 2.0 and Manhatten 3.1 also show that users do not need to worry about heat-related performance limitations.

Max. Load
 24.5 °C
76 F
24.1 °C
75 F
26.2 °C
79 F
 
 25.3 °C
78 F
24 °C
75 F
25.9 °C
79 F
 
 24.5 °C
76 F
24.9 °C
77 F
25.6 °C
78 F
 
Maximum: 26.2 °C = 79 F
Average: 25 °C = 77 F
24.2 °C
76 F
24.2 °C
76 F
24.7 °C
76 F
24.2 °C
76 F
24.6 °C
76 F
25.7 °C
78 F
24.2 °C
76 F
24.4 °C
76 F
25.9 °C
79 F
Maximum: 25.9 °C = 79 F
Average: 24.7 °C = 76 F
Power Supply (max.)  26.8 °C = 80 F | Room Temperature 21.7 °C = 71 F | Voltcraft IR-260
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 25 °C / 77 F, compared to the average of 30.6 °C / 87 F for the devices in the class Tablet.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 26.2 °C / 79 F, compared to the average of 34.6 °C / 94 F, ranging from 22.2 to 53.2 °C for the class Tablet.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 25.9 °C / 79 F, compared to the average of 34.1 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 24 °C / 75 F, compared to the device average of 30.6 °C / 87 F.
Heat map - top
Heat map - top
Heat map - bottom
Heat map - bottom

Speaker

Speaker characteristics
Speaker characteristics

The speaker of the Tab M8 HD offers a relatively high volume with a particular focus on high frequencies. Therefore, it not really ideal for playing media content. We would recommend users to use external speakers or headphones that can be connected via the 3.5-mm audio jack, for example. The jack is nice and tight and does not have a negative impact on the sound quality.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2029.8332525.226.63121.626.94024.717.95029.625.56322.523.98025.126.310020.125.812519.926.916020.836.920017.641.125017.647.431517.450.340016.153.650013.95563014.559.280016.161.3100014.567125014.471.5160013.672.1200013.973.5250014.576.1315014.477.8400014.877.6500014.776.8630014.873.6800014.971.91000015.170.9125001562.61600015.147.4SPL26.986N0.959.1median 14.9median 62.6Delta1.512.634.929.829.431.129.221.823.523.730.931.125.424.9242820.828.819.936.117.64417.745.515.650175416.153.215.256.314.656.415.354.914.861.414.263.713.263.314.861.91463.413.767.214.667.314.366.814.465.714.765.914.863.31560.514.952.526.776.30.836.8median 14.8median 60.51.46.4hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseLenovo Tab M8 HDAmazon Fire HD 8 2018
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
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
» 79% of all tested devices in this class were better, 7% similar, 14% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 21%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 83% of all tested devices were better, 5% similar, 12% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Amazon Fire HD 8 2018 audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (76.3 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 17.4% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (9.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 3.7% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (4.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 5.2% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (3.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (17% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 30% of all tested devices in this class were better, 8% similar, 63% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 21%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 24% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 69% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Energy Management - energy-efficient tablet with long battery life

Power Consumption

Our measurements attest that the Lenovo Tab M8 HD has a minimum power consumption of 0.66 watt while idling and up to 3.49 watt under load. This makes it the most energy-efficient model in our test field.

The included USB AC adapter has a rated output of 5 watt and is sufficiently large to reliably supply the Tab M8 HD with energy.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.01 / 0.14 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 0.66 / 2.15 / 2.18 Watt
Load midlight 2.48 / 3.49 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
5100 mAh
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
4750 mAh
Alldocube M8 T801
5500 mAh
Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4
5100 mAh
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
5100 mAh
Power Consumption
-72%
-213%
-142%
-21%
Idle Minimum *
0.66
0.97
-47%
3.4
-415%
2.1
-218%
0.62
6%
Idle Average *
2.15
3.26
-52%
5.1
-137%
3.74
-74%
2.68
-25%
Idle Maximum *
2.18
3.37
-55%
5.3
-143%
4.33
-99%
2.7
-24%
Load Average *
2.48
5.68
-129%
6
-142%
6.32
-155%
3.61
-46%
Load Maximum *
3.49
6.21
-78%
11.5
-230%
9.13
-162%
4
-15%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Life

AC adapter
AC adapter

The Lenovo Tab M8 HD reached a very good runtime in our realistic Wi-Fi test: 18 hours and 44 minutes. This means that the tablet makes great use of the 5100 mAh battery and easily beats its competition.

The included AC adapter does not have a quick-charge function and the tablet needs about 5 hours to fully recharge.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
59h 41min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
18h 44min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
28h 16min
Load (maximum brightness)
6h 14min
Lenovo Tab M8 HD
5100 mAh
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018
4750 mAh
Alldocube M8 T801
5500 mAh
Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4
5100 mAh
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Wifi SM-T290
5100 mAh
Battery Runtime
-53%
-63%
-48%
-23%
Reader / Idle
3581
1168
-67%
1154
-68%
3132
-13%
H.264
1696
498
-71%
701
-59%
934
-45%
WiFi v1.3
1124
490
-56%
420
-63%
627
-44%
831
-26%
Load
374
316
-16%
298
-20%
342
-9%

Pros

+ microSD card can be configured as internal storage
+ fast Wi-Fi
+ slim design
+ low weight
+ manufacturer has included useful software

Cons

- average camera performance
- no quick-charge function
- weak speaker

Verdict - good-quality Lenovo Tab M8

Review: Lenovo Tab M8 HD. Test unit provided by cyberport
Review: Lenovo Tab M8 HD. Test unit provided by cyberport

The Lenovo Tab M8 HD has presented itself as a simple tablet for browsing and watching occasional videos. Its battery life is particularly impressive, as is its slim design and high-quality workmanship. Our test unit easily outpaces the Amazon Fire HD 8 in these areas. Its performance is a little better than that of the Amazon tablet as well, although the Tab M8 HD still can't keep up with its other competitors.

Lenovo's Tab M8 HD is a good alternative in the affordable tablet segment.

Don't expect too much from the tablet's cameras, however. Its limited internal storage is also a little disappointing, although this issue can be dealt with by formatting the microSD card as internal storage. Opinions may be divided on the usefulness of the wide range of software Lenovo has included in this tablet. The kid's mode definitely gives a good impression and the tablet manager might save less experienced users some time looking through the Android settings menu. Users whose expectations aren't particularly high will be very pleased with the Tab M8 HD.

Lenovo Tab M8 HD - 01/06/2020 v7
Mike Wobker

Chassis
83 / 98 → 84%
Keyboard
65 / 80 → 82%
Pointing Device
86%
Connectivity
37 / 70 → 53%
Weight
86 / 40-88 → 96%
Battery
93%
Display
83%
Games Performance
4 / 78 → 5%
Application Performance
43 / 92 → 47%
Temperature
97%
Noise
100%
Audio
71 / 91 → 78%
Camera
32 / 85 → 38%
Average
68%
81%
Tablet - Weighted Average

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Mike Wobker, 2020-01- 8 (Update: 2020-01-16)
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Editor of the original article: Mike Wobker - Editor
I made my first IT walking attempts on a 386 with 4 MB of RAM. After that followed various PCs and notebooks, which I looked after and repaired in my circle of friends and acquaintances. After an apprenticeship as a telecommunications systems engineer and several years of professional experience, I graduated with a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering. Today I live out my fascination for IT, technology and mobile devices by writing test reports. In my free time I like to devote myself to vegan cooking and spend time with my family, which includes a whole range of animal roommates.