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Lenovo Tab P11 2022 (Gen 2) tablet review – Powerful in terms of performance and accessories

In the midrange or classy? The newest version of Lenovo's midrange tablet again includes support for a docking station and an input pen. While more modern software and a fast display are supposed to give wings to the multimedia pad, unfortunately what we find in our test are not only improvements...
Lenovo Tab P11 2022 (Gen 2)

Things are starting to get a bit confusing now: While the Lenovo Tab P11 from 2021 with or without LTE is still available, you can also get a Tab P11 Plus, a P11 Pro, or a P11 5G.

And now Lenovo also adds a new version of its midrange tablet: The Lenovo Tab P11 of the 2nd generation (with the labels TB350FU for the WiFi version or TB350XU for LTE) comes with a new SoC but otherwise represents only rather gentle upgrades.

Many manufacturers such as Oppo or Honor have introduced new midrange tablets lately, which also means that the Tab P11 2nd Gen is not without competitors anymore. So let's take a look and find out whether it is still able to convince us in the test.

Lenovo Tab P11 (Gen 2) (Tab P Series)
Processor
Mediatek Helio G99 8 x 2 - 2.2 GHz, Cortex-A76 / A55
Graphics adapter
Memory
4 GB 
Display
11.50 inch 5:3, 2000 x 1200 pixel 203 PPI, capacitive, IPS, Gorilla Glass 3, glossy: yes, 120 Hz
Storage
128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash, 128 GB 
, 108 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: 3.5 mm audio port, Card Reader: microSDXC (up to 1TB), Brightness Sensor, Sensors: proximity, acceleration, hall
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/), Bluetooth 5.1, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.4 x 269 x 169 ( = 0.29 x 10.59 x 6.65 in)
Battery
7500 mAh Lithium-Polymer, 20 Watt charging
Operating System
Android 12
Camera
Primary Camera: 13 MPix f/​2.4, AF, flash
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix f/​2.0
Additional features
Speakers: 4 speakers, charger, USB cable, SIM tool, 24 Months Warranty, docking connector (Pogo Pin), pen support (Lenovo Precision Pen 2) , fanless
Weight
520 g ( = 18.34 oz / 1.15 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
399 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible Competitors in Comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
82.4 %
04/2023
Lenovo Tab P11 (Gen 2)
Helio G99, Mali-G57 MP2
520 g7.4 mm11.50"2000x1200
82.1 %
03/2021
Lenovo Tab P11
SD 662, Adreno 610
490 g7.5 mm11.00"2000x1200
83.1 %
01/2023
Oppo Pad Air
SD 680, Adreno 610
440 g6.9 mm10.36"2000x1200
81.7 %
11/2022
Honor Pad 8
SD 680, Adreno 610
520 g6.9 mm12.00"2000x1200
88.6 %
11/2022
Apple iPad 10
A14, A14 Bionic GPU
477 g7 mm10.90"2360x1640

Case – Heavy metal case

We already know the case design from many other current Lenovo tablets. It is a gray metal case, but the top part is made from plastic with a rubberized surface to allow for a better reception. The Lenovo Tab P11 of the second generation offers a slightly larger display than the predecessor, making it overall slightly longer and wider and also 30 grams (~1 oz) heavier. While it is also not a lightweight compared to other tablets, it feels comfortable in the hands.

The workmanship is attractive with smooth material transitions and clean edges. Lenovo could improve on the stability, since the tablet can be warped significantly, also producing some creaking noises.

With Gorilla Glass 3, the display is protected fairly well from falls. Pressure on the screen will only reach the liquid crystal when using some force.

Lenovo Tab P11 2022 (Gen 2)
Lenovo Tab P11 2022 (Gen 2)
Lenovo Tab P11 2022 (Gen 2)
Lenovo Tab P11 2022 (Gen 2)
Lenovo Tab P11 2022 (Gen 2)

Size Comparison

278.54 mm / 11 inch 174.06 mm / 6.85 inch 6.9 mm / 0.2717 inch 520 g1.146 lbs269 mm / 10.6 inch 169 mm / 6.65 inch 7.4 mm / 0.2913 inch 520 g1.146 lbs258.4 mm / 10.2 inch 163 mm / 6.42 inch 7.5 mm / 0.2953 inch 490 g1.08 lbs248.6 mm / 9.79 inch 179.5 mm / 7.07 inch 7 mm / 0.2756 inch 477 g1.052 lbs245.1 mm / 9.65 inch 154.8 mm / 6.09 inch 6.9 mm / 0.2717 inch 440 g0.97 lbs210 mm / 8.27 inch 148 mm / 5.83 inch 1 mm / 0.03937 inch 2.9 g0.00639 lbs

Equipment – Fast storage

With 4GB of RAM and 128 GB UFS 2.2 flash for data storage, the equipment of our test unit is at the class level. The tablet can be equipped with more working memory and is also available in a 4G version. Although the tablet officially costs at least 399 Euros (~$441), it is already available with a rebate even from Lenovo and again significantly more affordable from some Internet vendors.

Unfortunately, we are looking for NFC in vain. Instead, we find some Pogo PINs at the bottom that can be used to connect a docking station. The USB-C port is internally only connected according to the slower USB-2.0 standard.

Left: 2x speakers, standby button
Left: 2x speakers, standby button
Right: 3.5 mm port, speaker, USB-C port, speaker
Right: 3.5 mm port, speaker, USB-C port, speaker
Top: volume rocker, 2x microphones, microSD slot
Top: volume rocker, 2x microphones, microSD slot
Bottom: docking port
Bottom: docking port

microSD Card Reader

We use the Angelbird V60 microSD card as a reference for our test of the card reader. Even though it reaches average transfer speeds, it is unable to make full use of the maximum possible data rates of the Angelbird V60.

SD Card Reader - average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Lenovo Tab P11 (Gen 2)
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash (Angelbird V60)
26.3 MB/s
Oppo Pad Air
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash (Angelbird V60)
21.3 MB/s -19%

Cross Platform Disk Test (CPDT)

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Lenovo Tab P11 (Gen 2) Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø40.1 (27.4-50.2)
Oppo Pad Air Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB: Ø24.8 (17.2-44.9)
Lenovo Tab P11 (Gen 2) Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB; Angelbird V60: Ø73.8 (44.3-80.2)
Oppo Pad Air Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB: Ø76.1 (44.8-88)

Software – 2 years of security updates

Android 12 is preinstalled on the Tab P11 2022. At the time of this test, the security patches are at the level of February 2023, so they'd need another update again.

Traditionally, Lenovo hardly modifies Google's operating system, and the number of preinstalled apps also remains within limits. Lenovo promises security updates until 7/30/2025, which is a little more than two years after the time of our test. However, the manufacturer doesn't say anything on new operating system updates.

The tablet can optionally be optimized for operation with a keyboard and mouse using an inhouse Productivity mode.

The Widevine L1 certification will allow you to enjoy streams from the large platforms in the highest quality.

Lenovo Tab P11 2022 (Gen 2) software
Lenovo Tab P11 2022 (Gen 2) software
Lenovo Tab P11 2022 (Gen 2) software

Communication and GNSS – WiFi 6 with an antenna

We are looking at the WLAN model of the Tab P11 2022 in our test. With its WiFi 6 support, it is even able to connect to the lesser used and with that potentially faster 6-GHz band.

However, in our test with the Asus ROG Rapture AXE11000 reference router, it is hardly able to make use of those potential speed advantages. Even though it is faster than for example the Honor Pad 8 or Oppo Pad Air, it is unable to keep up with the iPad 10. The reason for this is the fact that there is only a single antenna that is available for both sending and receiving.

The reception is decent. Close to the router we get the full signal strength, and at a distance of 10 meters (~33 ft) and through three walls, it is still half the signal strength. We notice a slightly slower loading of the pages in the browser. When we move even further away from the router, the signal is lost.

Networking
iperf3 transmit AX12
Lenovo Tab P11
Adreno 610, SD 662, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
312 (268min - 341max) MBit/s
iperf3 receive AX12
Lenovo Tab P11
Adreno 610, SD 662, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
340 (319min - 348max) MBit/s
iperf3 receive AXE11000
Apple iPad 10
A14 Bionic GPU, A14, 64 GB SSD
741 (621min - 759max) MBit/s +81%
Lenovo Tab P11 (Gen 2)
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
409 (366min - 434max) MBit/s
Honor Pad 8
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
345 (326min - 357max) MBit/s -16%
Oppo Pad Air
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
306 (289min - 326max) MBit/s -25%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
Apple iPad 10
A14 Bionic GPU, A14, 64 GB SSD
816 (764min - 851max) MBit/s +66%
Lenovo Tab P11 (Gen 2)
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
493 (433min - 516max) MBit/s
Honor Pad 8
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
357 (323min - 366max) MBit/s -28%
Oppo Pad Air
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
357 (257min - 376max) MBit/s -28%
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Lenovo Tab P11 (Gen 2); iperf3 receive AXE11000: Ø408 (366-434)
Lenovo Tab P11 (Gen 2); iperf3 transmit AXE11000: Ø493 (433-516)
Locating is possible but not navigation.
Locating is possible but not navigation.

Regardless of whether you choose the WLAN or LTE version, the Tab P11 2022 has a single locating module. Even though the predecessor, the Lenovo Tab P11 from 2021, also promised the capability to determine its location, there were some massive problems locating the route.

Unfortunately, Lenovo has not addressed these problems in the successor either: We tried twice to record the position of our tablet while moving on a bike tour, both times without getting any usable result. This means that the locating function is definitely insufficient for navigation purposes.


The Lenovo Tab P11 has problems with the locating module...
The Lenovo Tab P11 has problems with the locating module...
... which is not even recognized at times.
... which is not even recognized at times.

Cameras – More of a stopgap solution

Picture taken with the front camera
Picture taken with the front camera

In large tablets, usually the camera is only rarely used for high-quality landscape or portrait pictures. Instead, usage scenarios include more the documentation of situations or scanning QR codes. As a result, Lenovo also made only little effort in improving the camera equipment of the Tab P11. There continues to be a 13-Megapixel camera at back of the tablet and an 8-Megapixel lens in front.

In good light conditions, the selfie camera creates photos that are quite usable, although they could still be sharper and use some more brightening. The main camera in the back also turns out to be acceptable for snapshots. But in the detail, the pictures lack some dynamic in bright and dark areas, clarity in fine details, and powerful colors.

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.

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In optimal light conditions in our lab, the main camera creates fairly sharp images. However, with fine details the accuracy is often lost, and the picture could also have been a bit brighter. At only 1 Lux of illumination, the camera is unable to reproduce the object.

Videos can be recorded in a maximum of 1080p at 30 fps. The brightness adjustment and autofocus respond quickly and accurately, although bright areas can quickly become too bright.

ColorChecker
6.5 ∆E
5.3 ∆E
3.2 ∆E
6.2 ∆E
1.9 ∆E
1.8 ∆E
2.6 ∆E
3.9 ∆E
6 ∆E
4.9 ∆E
4.2 ∆E
3.6 ∆E
5.1 ∆E
4.9 ∆E
7.2 ∆E
2.2 ∆E
3.2 ∆E
4.2 ∆E
5.9 ∆E
3.9 ∆E
4 ∆E
7 ∆E
7.1 ∆E
11.6 ∆E
ColorChecker Lenovo Tab P11 (Gen 2): 4.85 ∆E min: 1.83 - max: 11.65 ∆E
ColorChecker
30 ∆E
54.9 ∆E
39.8 ∆E
35.3 ∆E
45.6 ∆E
61.5 ∆E
53.5 ∆E
36.1 ∆E
44.3 ∆E
29.4 ∆E
64.7 ∆E
63.9 ∆E
31.9 ∆E
47.7 ∆E
37.8 ∆E
76 ∆E
45.1 ∆E
42 ∆E
92 ∆E
71 ∆E
52.5 ∆E
36.9 ∆E
24.4 ∆E
13.9 ∆E
ColorChecker Lenovo Tab P11 (Gen 2): 47.09 ∆E min: 13.91 - max: 92.02 ∆E

Accessories and Warranty – A lot of possibilities

The box of the Lenovo Tab P11 2nd Gen doesn't include any unusual accessories. There is a 20-Watt charger, a USB cable, and a SIM tool. On the other hand, you can purchase some great accessories in Lenovo's online shop that expand the functionalities of the tablet significantly:

First, there is a folio case that also serves as a tablet stand, allowing you to use it like a monitor. All the connections remain accessible and there is also a place to store the input pen. Lenovo is asking for $29 for the case.

Apropos pen, you can also purchase the corresponding Lenovo Precision Pen 2 (2023). It costs $59 and allows inputs via writing and drawing or working on graphics with the tablet. For about $100, you can buy a keyboard cover that turns the Tab P11 G2 into a laptop replacement with Android.

Lenovo offers a 24-month warranty on the tablet.

Folio cover
Folio cover
Precision Pen 2 (2023)
Precision Pen 2 (2023)
Keyboard pack
Keyboard pack

Input Devices and Operation – Smooth touchscreen

The 120-Hz touchscreen of the Lenovo tablet responds promptly and reliably to our inputs. As its predecessor before, the Tab P11 G2 supports inputs using the Precision Pen 2, which is an advantage compared to other tablets in this price range. Although you have to purchase the pen separately, Lenovo has already preinstalled several software applications.

For biometric unlocking, you can only use the face recognition via the front camera. It is not supported by additional hardware, but it uses artificial intelligence to recognize the user. While this is sufficiently secure in many cases, it is easier to trick it than for example a fingerprint reader. Using the light of the large display, the face recognition also works very reliably in low light conditions.

Keyboard - landscape
Keyboard - landscape
Keyboard - portrait
Keyboard - portrait

Display – Vibrant colors

Subpixel grid
Subpixel grid

As typical for this price class, the IPS display offers a resolution of 2,000 x 1,200 pixels. At 11.5 inches, it offers significantly more display area than the predecessor, but it isn't quite able to keep up in terms of its brightness. Although at 400 cd/m², the brightness is sufficient for bright surroundings indoors, you might have a hard time with the tablet outdoors.

The low black value allows for a high contrast and with that also the display of vibrant colors on the screen. However, in our tests with the spectral photometer and CalMAN software, we also notice a pronounced blue tint and slightly inaccurate reproduction of bright green and yellow color tones.

401
cd/m²
408
cd/m²
380
cd/m²
403
cd/m²
423
cd/m²
398
cd/m²
395
cd/m²
388
cd/m²
372
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
tested with X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 423 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 396.4 cd/m² Minimum: 2.73 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 88 %
Center on Battery: 423 cd/m²
Contrast: 1459:1 (Black: 0.29 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 5.32 | 0.5-29.43 Ø5
ΔE Greyscale 6.6 | 0.57-98 Ø5.3
133.5% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.159
Lenovo Tab P11 (Gen 2)
IPS, 2000x1200, 11.50
Lenovo Tab P11
IPS, 2000x1200, 11.00
Oppo Pad Air
IPS, 2000x1200, 10.36
Honor Pad 8
IPS, 2000x1200, 12.00
Apple iPad 10
IPS, 2360x1640, 10.90
Screen
-13%
-12%
-3%
17%
Brightness middle
423
454
7%
352
-17%
379
-10%
467
10%
Brightness
396
422
7%
339
-14%
382
-4%
468
18%
Brightness Distribution
88
83
-6%
85
-3%
84
-5%
92
5%
Black Level *
0.29
0.57
-97%
0.45
-55%
0.3
-3%
0.49
-69%
Contrast
1459
796
-45%
782
-46%
1263
-13%
953
-35%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
5.32
5.1
4%
4.79
10%
4.76
11%
1.4
74%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
9.87
8.4
15%
8.65
12%
9.25
6%
3.3
67%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
6.6
5.8
12%
5.5
17%
6.7
-2%
2.3
65%
Gamma
2.159 102%
1.96 112%
2.118 104%
2.234 98%
2.21 100%
CCT
7979 81%
7684 85%
7889 82%
8468 77%
6852 95%

* ... 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 17788 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

We don't notice any PWM flickering even at low brightness settings. On the other hand, the response times of the screen are too slow for demanding users.

CalMAN Grayscale
CalMAN Grayscale
CalMAN Color Accuracy
CalMAN Color Accuracy
CalMAN sRGB color space
CalMAN sRGB color space
CalMAN AdobeRGB color space
CalMAN AdobeRGB color space
CalMAN DCI P3 color space
CalMAN DCI P3 color space
CalMAN Saturation
CalMAN Saturation

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
25.7 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 14.4 ms rise
↘ 11.3 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.1 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 57 % 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
39.8 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 19.1 ms rise
↘ 20.7 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. » 56 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (33.6 ms).

As already suspected, our picture taken outdoors in bright daylight shows that the screen has problems to display the contents with sufficient brightness. With all the reflections on the screen, this makes it very difficult to still recognize any of the actual contents.

The viewing angle stability is very good from any viewing angle, allowing you to also easily recognize the display contents even from very steep viewing angles.

Using the tablet outdoors
Using the tablet outdoors
Viewing angles
Viewing angles

Performance – Good midrange power

With the MediaTek Helio G99, the Lenovo Tab P11 G2 contains a current midrange SoC that brings a lot of performance for its price class. This means that you hardly have to be concerned about an app not running, and even while running demanding benchmarks you can still adjust the volume without any delays.

In terms of the pure processing power, the current Tab P11 G2 is significantly faster than its predecessor. If you take a look at the overall system evaluation, for example in PCMark, the differences are also noticeable but not as large.

Geekbench 5.5
Single-Core
Apple iPad 10
1580 Points +222%
Average of class Tablet (140 - 1892, n=73, last 2 years)
666 Points +36%
Average Mediatek Helio G99 (490 - 576, n=16)
546 Points +11%
Lenovo Tab P11 (Gen 2)
490 Points
Oppo Pad Air
381 Points -22%
Honor Pad 8
377 Points -23%
Lenovo Tab P11
316 Points -36%
Multi-Core
Apple iPad 10
4027 Points +124%
Average of class Tablet (312 - 8524, n=73, last 2 years)
2350 Points +31%
Average Mediatek Helio G99 (1670 - 1981, n=16)
1830 Points +2%
Lenovo Tab P11 (Gen 2)
1797 Points
Oppo Pad Air
1625 Points -10%
Honor Pad 8
1522 Points -15%
Lenovo Tab P11
1425 Points -21%
Antutu v9 - Total Score
Apple iPad 10
691084 Points +121%
Average of class Tablet (92766 - 1416727, n=55, last 2 years)
461943 Points +48%
Lenovo Tab P11 (Gen 2)
312314 Points
Average Mediatek Helio G99 (229468 - 337968, n=7)
308787 Points -1%
Honor Pad 8
274001 Points -12%
PCMark for Android - Work 3.0
Average Mediatek Helio G99 (8885 - 11027, n=16)
9801 Points +2%
Lenovo Tab P11 (Gen 2)
9578 Points
Average of class Tablet (3195 - 17267, n=70, last 2 years)
8907 Points -7%
Honor Pad 8
6655 Points -31%
Oppo Pad Air
6423 Points -33%
CrossMark - Overall
Apple iPad 10
987 Points +74%
Average of class Tablet (172 - 1880, n=56, last 2 years)
693 Points +22%
Lenovo Tab P11 (Gen 2)
568 Points
Average Mediatek Helio G99 (526 - 602, n=9)
565 Points -1%
Honor Pad 8
407 Points -28%
BaseMark OS II
Overall
Average of class Tablet (444 - 8886, n=56, last 2 years)
3679 Points +29%
Average Mediatek Helio G99 (2855 - 3120, n=9)
3006 Points +5%
Lenovo Tab P11 (Gen 2)
2855 Points
Honor Pad 8
2621 Points -8%
Lenovo Tab P11
2350 Points -18%
Apple iPad 10
Points -100%
System
Average of class Tablet (1103 - 14097, n=56, last 2 years)
6629 Points +26%
Average Mediatek Helio G99 (5261 - 6776, n=9)
6268 Points +19%
Honor Pad 8
5817 Points +11%
Lenovo Tab P11 (Gen 2)
5261 Points
Lenovo Tab P11
5001 Points -5%
Memory
Average of class Tablet (916 - 10049, n=56, last 2 years)
4340 Points +26%
Average Mediatek Helio G99 (3454 - 4152, n=9)
3726 Points +8%
Lenovo Tab P11 (Gen 2)
3454 Points
Honor Pad 8
3361 Points -3%
Lenovo Tab P11
3107 Points -10%
Graphics
Average of class Tablet (580 - 31738, n=56, last 2 years)
6736 Points +144%
Average Mediatek Helio G99 (2683 - 3002, n=9)
2810 Points +2%
Lenovo Tab P11 (Gen 2)
2762 Points
Honor Pad 8
2098 Points -24%
Lenovo Tab P11
1870 Points -32%
Web
Lenovo Tab P11 (Gen 2)
1325 Points
Average Mediatek Helio G99 (1150 - 1325, n=9)
1252 Points -6%
Average of class Tablet (10 - 1907, n=56, last 2 years)
1217 Points -8%
Honor Pad 8
1151 Points -13%
Lenovo Tab P11
1049 Points -21%
AImark - Score v3.x
Average of class Tablet (84 - 156427, n=42, last 2 years)
4999 Points +470%
Average Mediatek Helio G99 (877 - 982, n=7)
908 Points +4%
Lenovo Tab P11 (Gen 2)
877 Points
UL Procyon AI Inference for Android - Overall Score NNAPI
Lenovo Tab P11 (Gen 2)
9218 Points
Average of class Tablet (1662 - 44323, n=53, last 2 years)
8833 Points -4%
Average Mediatek Helio G99 (6323 - 9695, n=8)
8523 Points -8%
Honor Pad 8
4627 Points -50%

Legend

 
Lenovo Tab P11 (Gen 2) Mediatek Helio G99, ARM Mali-G57 MP2, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
 
Lenovo Tab P11 Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Qualcomm Adreno 610, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
 
Oppo Pad Air Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Qualcomm Adreno 610, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
 
Honor Pad 8 Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Qualcomm Adreno 610, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
 
Apple iPad 10 Apple A14 Bionic, Apple A14 Bionic GPU, 64 GB SSD

In the graphics performance, on the other hand, there is no question anymore, and compared to the Tab P11 from 2021, the current tablet is at least twice as fast. Other tablets of this price class also have a hard time keeping up.

3DMark / Wild Life Extreme Unlimited
Apple iPad 10
A14 Bionic GPU, A14, 64 GB SSD
2124 Points +544%
Lenovo Tab P11 (Gen 2)
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
330 Points
Oppo Pad Air
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
125 Points -62%
Honor Pad 8
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
122 Points -63%
3DMark / Wild Life Extreme
Apple iPad 10
A14 Bionic GPU, A14, 64 GB SSD
2250 Points +558%
Lenovo Tab P11 (Gen 2)
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
342 Points
Oppo Pad Air
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
124 Points -64%
Honor Pad 8
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
123 Points -64%
3DMark / Wild Life Unlimited Score
Apple iPad 10
A14 Bionic GPU, A14, 64 GB SSD
8539 Points +670%
Lenovo Tab P11 (Gen 2)
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1109 Points
Oppo Pad Air
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
447 Points -60%
Honor Pad 8
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
445 Points -60%
Lenovo Tab P11
Adreno 610, SD 662, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
366 Points -67%
3DMark / Wild Life Score
Lenovo Tab P11 (Gen 2)
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1242 Points
Oppo Pad Air
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
452 Points -64%
Honor Pad 8
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
447 Points -64%
Lenovo Tab P11
Adreno 610, SD 662, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
373 Points -70%
Apple iPad 10
A14 Bionic GPU, A14, 64 GB SSD
Points -100%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex Onscreen
Apple iPad 10
A14 Bionic GPU, A14, 64 GB SSD
60 fps +3%
Lenovo Tab P11 (Gen 2)
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
58 fps
Honor Pad 8
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
35 fps -40%
Lenovo Tab P11
Adreno 610, SD 662, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
33 fps -43%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex Offscreen
Apple iPad 10
A14 Bionic GPU, A14, 64 GB SSD
317 fps +395%
Lenovo Tab P11 (Gen 2)
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
64 fps
Honor Pad 8
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
41 fps -36%
Lenovo Tab P11
Adreno 610, SD 662, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
36 fps -44%
GFXBench 3.0 / Manhattan Onscreen OGL
Apple iPad 10
A14 Bionic GPU, A14, 64 GB SSD
60 fps +58%
Lenovo Tab P11 (Gen 2)
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
38 fps
Honor Pad 8
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
19 fps -50%
Lenovo Tab P11
Adreno 610, SD 662, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
18 fps -53%
GFXBench 3.0 / 1080p Manhattan Offscreen
Apple iPad 10
A14 Bionic GPU, A14, 64 GB SSD
171 fps +328%
Lenovo Tab P11 (Gen 2)
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
40 fps
Honor Pad 8
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
22 fps -45%
Lenovo Tab P11
Adreno 610, SD 662, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
20 fps -50%
GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen
Apple iPad 10
A14 Bionic GPU, A14, 64 GB SSD
58 fps +152%
Lenovo Tab P11 (Gen 2)
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
23 fps
Honor Pad 8
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
13 fps -43%
Lenovo Tab P11
Adreno 610, SD 662, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
12 fps -48%
GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen
Apple iPad 10
A14 Bionic GPU, A14, 64 GB SSD
120 fps +380%
Lenovo Tab P11 (Gen 2)
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
25 fps
Honor Pad 8
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
15 fps -40%
Lenovo Tab P11
Adreno 610, SD 662, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
14 fps -44%
GFXBench / Car Chase Onscreen
Apple iPad 10
A14 Bionic GPU, A14, 64 GB SSD
45 fps +246%
Lenovo Tab P11 (Gen 2)
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
13 fps
Honor Pad 8
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
7.2 fps -45%
Lenovo Tab P11
Adreno 610, SD 662, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
6.7 fps -48%
GFXBench / Car Chase Offscreen
Apple iPad 10
A14 Bionic GPU, A14, 64 GB SSD
75 fps +400%
Lenovo Tab P11 (Gen 2)
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
15 fps
Honor Pad 8
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
8.3 fps -45%
Lenovo Tab P11
Adreno 610, SD 662, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
7.2 fps -52%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
Apple iPad 10
A14 Bionic GPU, A14, 64 GB SSD
34 fps +258%
Lenovo Tab P11 (Gen 2)
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
9.5 fps
Oppo Pad Air
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
5.3 fps -44%
Honor Pad 8
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
4.9 fps -48%
Lenovo Tab P11
Adreno 610, SD 662, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
4.6 fps -52%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Apple iPad 10
A14 Bionic GPU, A14, 64 GB SSD
32 fps +442%
Lenovo Tab P11 (Gen 2)
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
5.9 fps
Honor Pad 8
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3.2 fps -46%
Oppo Pad Air
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3.2 fps -46%
Lenovo Tab P11
Adreno 610, SD 662, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
2.8 fps -53%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
Apple iPad 10
A14 Bionic GPU, A14, 64 GB SSD
47 fps +236%
Lenovo Tab P11 (Gen 2)
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
14 fps
Oppo Pad Air
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
8.9 fps -36%
Honor Pad 8
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
8.4 fps -40%
Lenovo Tab P11
Adreno 610, SD 662, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
7.8 fps -44%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
Apple iPad 10
A14 Bionic GPU, A14, 64 GB SSD
94 fps +488%
Lenovo Tab P11 (Gen 2)
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
16 fps
Oppo Pad Air
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
9.7 fps -39%
Honor Pad 8
Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
9.6 fps -40%
Lenovo Tab P11
Adreno 610, SD 662, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
8.5 fps -47%

While surfing the Internet, the Tab P11 from 2022 is very agile, loading pages quickly, and images also become visible without any longer delays. Considering the fast display as well, you can scroll without any stutters. 

Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Apple iPad 10 (Safari Mobile 16.1)
178.932 Points +220%
Average of class Tablet (19.9 - 329, n=64, last 2 years)
89.9 Points +61%
Average Mediatek Helio G99 (46.9 - 79.8, n=8)
64.7 Points +16%
Lenovo Tab P11 (Gen 2) (Chrome 112)
55.947 Points
Honor Pad 8 (Chrome 106.0.5249.126)
46.797 Points -16%
Lenovo Tab P11 (Chrome 88.0.4324.181)
31.74 Points -43%
WebXPRT 4 - Overall
Apple iPad 10 (Safari Mobile 16.1)
147 Points +158%
Average of class Tablet (21 - 227, n=61, last 2 years)
87 Points +53%
Average Mediatek Helio G99 (39 - 87, n=8)
67.1 Points +18%
Lenovo Tab P11 (Gen 2) (Chrome 112)
57 Points
Honor Pad 8 (Chrome 106.0.5249.126)
48 Points -16%
WebXPRT 3 - Overall
Apple iPad 10 (Safari Mobile 16.1)
214 Points +168%
Average of class Tablet (34 - 414, n=47, last 2 years)
127.6 Points +60%
Average Mediatek Helio G99 (80 - 112, n=7)
93.6 Points +17%
Lenovo Tab P11 (Gen 2) (Chrome 112)
80 Points
Honor Pad 8 (Chrome 106.0.5249.126)
70 Points -12%
Lenovo Tab P11 (Chrome 88.0.4324.181)
52 Points -35%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Apple iPad 10 (Safari Mobile 16.1)
272 runs/min +777%
Average of class Tablet (14.7 - 571, n=57, last 2 years)
88.1 runs/min +184%
Average Mediatek Helio G99 (24.1 - 71.3, n=8)
49 runs/min +58%
Honor Pad 8 (Chrome 106.0.5249.126)
40.54 runs/min +31%
Lenovo Tab P11 (Gen 2) (Chome 112)
31 runs/min
Lenovo Tab P11 (Chrome 88.0.4324.181)
28.3 runs/min -9%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Apple iPad 10 (Safari Mobile 16.1)
59963 Points +248%
Average of class Tablet (2672 - 105035, n=79, last 2 years)
24228 Points +41%
Average Mediatek Helio G99 (17228 - 25005, n=16)
20758 Points +20%
Lenovo Tab P11 (Gen 2) (Chrome 112)
17239 Points
Honor Pad 8 (Chrome 106.0.5249.126)
13831 Points -20%
Oppo Pad Air (Chrome 109)
12402 Points -28%
Lenovo Tab P11 (Chrome 88.0.4324.181)
9025 Points -48%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total
Lenovo Tab P11 (Chrome 88.0.4324.181)
4509 ms * -99%
Average of class Tablet (326 - 34733, n=65, last 2 years)
3251 ms * -43%
Honor Pad 8 (Chrome 106.0.5249.126)
2873.8 ms * -27%
Lenovo Tab P11 (Gen 2) (Chrome 112)
2268.5 ms *
Average Mediatek Helio G99 (1835 - 2444, n=8)
2106 ms * +7%
Apple iPad 10 (Safari Mobile 16.1)
547 ms * +76%

* ... smaller is better

The UFS 2.2 storage is also a significant step ahead compared to the predecessor, shortening the load times and accelerating copying processes. Other current tablets of this price class also offer fast flash as well.

Lenovo Tab P11 (Gen 2)Lenovo Tab P11Oppo Pad AirHonor Pad 8Average 128 GB UFS 2.2 FlashAverage of class Tablet
AndroBench 3-5
-44%
8%
8%
-7%
-4%
Sequential Read 256KB
822.4
506
-38%
921.6
12%
833.56
1%
Sequential Write 256KB
490.6
199
-59%
717
46%
708.51
44%
Random Read 4KB
204.8
118.2
-42%
177.1
-14%
189.57
-7%
189.1 ?(89.3 - 297, n=63)
-8%
Random Write 4KB
201.3
129.6
-36%
172.8
-14%
186.95
-7%
181.5 ?(62.6 - 419, n=63)
-10%

Games – Not a real gamer

While the Tab P11 G2 should really be suitable for gaming since it offers a powerful graphics chip and 120-Hz display, we are rather disappointed after our first gaming sessions and benchmarks. Most games allow only a maximum of 30 fps, and very high graphics settings are not even offered by some of the games.

The lowest settings in PUBG Mobile only allow barely 40 fps, and even those stutter. To turn its tablet into a real gamer, Lenovo would still have to perform some optimizations here.

Diablo Immortal
Diablo Immortal
PUBG Mobile
PUBG Mobile
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Lenovo Tab P11 (Gen 2); PUBG Mobile; Smooth; 2.5.0: Ø39.4 (37-41)
Lenovo Tab P11 (Gen 2); PUBG Mobile; HD; 2.5.0: Ø29.5 (27-31)
Lenovo Tab P11 (Gen 2); Diablo Immortal; Medium Mobile Low; 1.8.0: Ø29.8 (26-32)
Lenovo Tab P11 (Gen 2); Diablo Immortal; Ultra Mobile Very High; 1.8.0: Ø29.6 (24-32)

Emissions – The Tab P11 stays cool

Temperatures

Under constant load, we measure a maximum heat development of 44.2 °C (111.6 °F) in the center of the top area on the back, next to the camera. While this is already clearly noticeable, the high warming is locally very limited, and the rest of the case hardly warms up at all.

The longer load also has hardly any effect on the performance, and the benchmark results remain more or less constant even after 20 runs of 3DMark Wild Life or Wild Life Extreme.

3DMark Wild Life Stress Test

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Lenovo Tab P11 (Gen 2) Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø7.45 (7.44-7.47)
Oppo Pad Air Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø2.7 (2.68-2.71)
Honor Pad 8 Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø2.68 (2.67-2.68)
Apple iPad 10 A14 Bionic GPU, A14, 64 GB SSD; Wild Life Stress Test Stability: Ø42.4 (41.9-48.6)
Lenovo Tab P11 (Gen 2) Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G99, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.0.2: Ø2.06 (2.05-2.07)
Honor Pad 8 Adreno 610, SD 680, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.0.2: Ø0.737 (0.728-0.748)
Apple iPad 10 A14 Bionic GPU, A14, 64 GB SSD; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test: Ø11.8 (11.6-13.5)
Apple iPad 10 A14 Bionic GPU, A14, 64 GB SSD; Wild Life Unlimited Stress Test Stability: Ø43.4 (42.4-51.8)
Max. Load
 30.6 °C
87 F
35.1 °C
95 F
26.9 °C
80 F
 
 28.7 °C
84 F
29.1 °C
84 F
25.6 °C
78 F
 
 27.4 °C
81 F
25.2 °C
77 F
24.6 °C
76 F
 
Maximum: 35.1 °C = 95 F
Average: 28.1 °C = 83 F
25.3 °C
78 F
44.2 °C
112 F
30.5 °C
87 F
26.1 °C
79 F
27.8 °C
82 F
27.9 °C
82 F
25.7 °C
78 F
26.5 °C
80 F
27.2 °C
81 F
Maximum: 44.2 °C = 112 F
Average: 29 °C = 84 F
Power Supply (max.)  38.6 °C = 101 F | Room Temperature 19 °C = 66 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated), Voltcraft IR-260
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 28.1 °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 35.1 °C / 95 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 44.2 °C / 112 F, compared to the average of 33.2 °C / 92 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 20.8 °C / 69 F, compared to the device average of 30 °C / 86 F.
Heatmap front
Heatmap front
Heatmap back
Heatmap back

Speakers

As it wants to entertain you, the tablet brings four speakers. Our measurements and subjective impressions from the test show a sufficient volume for medium-sized rooms.

If you turn up the volume to the maximum for pop music, the voices still sound clear but also a bit overemphasized, and the highs start booming uncomfortably in our ears. The sound becomes more rounded, if you lower the volume slightly.

You can also connect external audio devices via the 3.5-mm audio port or Bluetooth. While this works without any problems in our test, the selection of Bluetooth codecs is limited: with SBC, AAC, aptX, aptX HD, and LDAC, particularly some higher quality and more modern options are missing.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2039.242.32534.437.93130.825.94033.432.9503435.76329.8298028.920.110019.228.412521.336.416018.24420013.850.42501457.831513.359.14001158.150010.960.663010.36580015.869.4100016.174125017.376.2160011.471.7200011.269.8250011.569.531501267.4400012.969.2500013.573.3630014.172.4800015651000015.863.31250016.562.51600017.352.4SPL26.182.9N0.754.7median 14median 65Delta2.57.537.539.526.327.423.723.535.926.13631.824.924.620.424.918.530.816.938.517.951.11652.914.154.212.258.113.358.310.965.812.364.512.168.312.567.511.869.511.971.612.474.212.87513.174.71376.313.275.813.670.413.670.513.759.41459.413.851.52584.60.658.9median 13.2median 65.81.68.6hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseLenovo Tab P11 (Gen 2)Apple iPad 10
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Lenovo Tab P11 (Gen 2) audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (82.9 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 18.9% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (12.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 5.9% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (6.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 4.1% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (5.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (18.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 38% of all tested devices in this class were better, 8% similar, 55% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 23%, worst was 129%
Compared to all devices tested
» 35% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 58% worse
» The best had a delta of 4%, average was 25%, worst was 134%

Apple iPad 10 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (84.6 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 18.2% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (10.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 3.9% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (4.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 7.8% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (5.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (18.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 38% of all tested devices in this class were better, 8% similar, 55% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 23%, worst was 129%
Compared to all devices tested
» 35% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 58% worse
» The best had a delta of 4%, average was 25%, worst was 134%

Power Management – A battery life suitable for everyday use

Power Consumption

In its 2022 version, the Tab P11 shows itself fairly efficient in the power consumption. Only under full load, it consumes 10 watts to keep running, which is significantly more than some of the competitors or the predecessor use.

You can charge the tablet at a maximum of 20 watts with the corresponding included charger. Using that, it takes up to 2:30 hours until the tablet is completely recharged. Wireless charging is not supported.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0 / 0.2 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 0.9 / 1.3 / 1.5 Watt
Load midlight 5 / 10.1 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 P11 (Gen 2)
7500 mAh
Lenovo Tab P11
7700 mAh
Honor Pad 8
7250 mAh
Apple iPad 10
7606 mAh
Power Consumption
-105%
-7%
-211%
Idle Minimum *
0.9
1.38
-53%
1.1
-22%
1.34
-49%
Idle Average *
1.3
4.56
-251%
1.5
-15%
7.78
-498%
Idle Maximum *
1.5
4.58
-205%
2.1
-40%
7.89
-426%
Load Average *
5
6.33
-27%
4.4
12%
9.05
-81%
Load Maximum *
10.1
9.17
9%
7.2
29%
9.98
1%

* ... smaller is better

Power Consumption: Geekbench (150 cd/m²)

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Lenovo Tab P11 (Gen 2): Ø5.24 (2.22-10.1)

Power Consumption: GFXBench (150 cd/m²)

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Lenovo Tab P11 (Gen 2); 1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Offscreen: Ø4.61 (4.1-5.78)
Lenovo Tab P11 (Gen 2); Idle 150cd/m2: Ø1.063 (0.873-1.552)

Battery Life

At 7,500 mAh, the battery capacity is slightly lower than that of the predecessor. Despite its better efficiency, the Tab P11 G2 also suffers in terms of its long-term endurance, and the runtimes overall are 5% below those of the Tab P11 from 2021.

At 14:39 hours in our WLAN test, our test unit still lasts for a very long time, making it more suitable in everyday operation than many other tablets in this price class. Even the iPad 10 has to be recharged much more often.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
34h 56min
WiFi Websurfing
14h 39min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
16h 42min
Load (maximum brightness)
3h 24min
Lenovo Tab P11 (Gen 2)
7500 mAh
Lenovo Tab P11
7700 mAh
Oppo Pad Air
7100 mAh
Honor Pad 8
7250 mAh
Apple iPad 10
7606 mAh
Battery Runtime
5%
-6%
-2%
-19%
Reader / Idle
2096
2267
8%
2448
17%
1729
-18%
H.264
1002
892
-11%
838
-16%
740
-26%
WiFi v1.3
879
957
9%
823
-6%
733
-17%
647
-26%
Load
204
233
14%
225
10%
191
-6%

Pros

+ powerful performance
+ fast storage
+ no throttling under load
+ limited heat development
+ good accessories are available
+ pen input is supported
+ Widevine L1 certification
+ display with strong colors
+ suitable battery life in everyday operation

Cons

- unreliable locating module
- few supported Bluetooth codecs
- case creaks when warping it
- weak gaming performance
- display has a blue tint
- mediocre cameras

Verdict – A multitude of usages with accessories

Testing the Lenovo Tab P11 G2 2022. Test unit provided by Cyberport.
Testing the Lenovo Tab P11 G2 2022. Test unit provided by Cyberport.

The Lenovo Tab P11 G2 is nominally slightly more expensive than its predecessor, but in practice you can already get it with some significant discounts. It brings a visibly larger screen, which should please fans of large tablets. Those who prefer a light and compact tablet will see this change compared to the predecessor as more of a disadvantage.

It is noticeable that the tablet is probably meant mainly for indoor usage. The screen brightness is only sufficient, and the cameras are good enough for documenting events but not for creating really beautiful pictures.

In terms of the performance, Lenovo offers a clear upgrade, adding fast storage and a lightning fast SoC and delivering a midrange tablet with good reserves even for demanding applications. However, those who like gaming will find their enthusiasm dampened in many games by a limitation to 30 fps. You also shouldn't rely on the locating module, which had some massive problems in our tests.

A highlight are the many accessories, particularly the high-quality input pen that is compatible with the tablet. However, all of the accessories have to be purchased separately.

While the battery life is good, the speakers sound rather mediocre, and the tablet supports relatively few Bluetooth codecs, so that you should check your headset for compatibility. Optionally, a 4G model is also available from some vendors.

With the Tab P11 2022 (Gen 2), Lenovo updates its midrange tablet with a larger screen and a lot of performance. The great accessories including an input pen are also available for this generation.

Even though you can still purchase the first generation of the Tab P11, the update support will end sometime soon. With a similarly large screen, the Oppo Pad Air is significantly lighter and slimmer.

Price and Availability

At the time of this test, versions of the Lenovo Tab P11 2022 (Gen 2) are available from the manufacturer starting from $310.

Amazon also offers several versions of the Tab P11 Gen 2 starting from $264 (with 4 GB and 6 GB versions available, some also with included accessories).

Lenovo Tab P11 (Gen 2) - 04/26/2023 v7
Florian Schmitt

Chassis
81 / 98 → 82%
Keyboard
65 / 80 → 82%
Pointing Device
93%
Connectivity
37 / 70 → 53%
Weight
83 / 40-88 → 89%
Battery
90%
Display
82%
Games Performance
23 / 78 → 29%
Application Performance
61 / 92 → 66%
Temperature
95%
Noise
100%
Audio
68 / 91 → 75%
Camera
50 / 85 → 59%
Average
71%
82%
Tablet - Weighted Average

Transparency

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

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Florian Schmitt, 2023-04-28 (Update: 2023-04-28)