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Lenovo Tab P11 Pro tablet review: The 11.5-inch premium tablet also positions itself as a laptop replacement

Striving to meet professional demands. An 11.5-inch OLED panel with Dolby Vision, four Dolby Atmos speakers, and a metal chassis - the Lenovo Tab P11 Pro targets high-end tablets like the Apple iPad Pro 11. On top of that, it aims to be a laptop replacement. A Windows-like mode is even available for this. We take a closer look at the all-rounder here.
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The Tab P11 Pro uses the best tablets for inspiration: Like the Apple iPad Pro 11 (2020) and the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7, Lenovo's 11.5-inch tablet aims to convince not only when it comes to multimedia, web surfing, and gaming, but also in productivity applications. For this purpose, an optional docking keyboard with an integrated kickstand is available, and it allows the tablet to be used like a laptop. The Precision Pen 2 digital input pen is also available for an extra charge.

Lenovo provides its 16:10 tablet, which is available for around 600 Euros (~$722), with a few special Android features that remind us of Windows in terms of operation. For example, several apps can be displayed at the same time, and their window size can be adjusted individually. Our review will reveal whether Lenovo has put together a coherent overall package with the Tab P11 Pro and how it holds up against the strong competition.

Lenovo Tab P11 Pro (Tab P Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G 8 x 2.2 GHz, Kryo 470 Gold / Silver
Graphics adapter
Memory
6144 MB 
Display
11.50 inch 16:10, 2560 x 1600 pixel 263 PPI, capacitive, native pen support, OLED, 10-point multitouch, 108% NTSC, glossy: yes, HDR, 60 Hz
Storage
128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash, 128 GB 
, uMCP, 104.9 GB free
Connections
1 USB 3.1 Gen2, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: USB-C, Card Reader: microSD (up to 256 GB, exFAT up to 1 TB), 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: accelerometer, Hall sensor, eCompass, gyroscope, ToF sensor, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi Display, DRM Widevine L1, Camera API Level 3, Lenovo Precision Pen 2 support, pogo pin connector, USB OTG
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0, GSM (Bands B2/B3/B5/B8), UMTS (Bands B1/B2/B5/B6/B8/B19), LTE (B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B7/B8/B18/B19/B20/B26/B28a/B28b/B38/B39/B40/B41). Head SAR 1.546 W/kg, Body SAR 1.546 W/kg, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 5.8 x 264.28 x 171.4 ( = 0.23 x 10.4 x 6.75 in)
Battery
8600 mAh Lithium-Polymer, Quick Charge 3.0
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 10
Camera
Primary Camera: 13 MPix dual: 13 MP / auto focus) 5 MP (fixed focus, 120° FOV)
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix dual: 8 MP 8 MP (ToF, fixed focus)
Additional features
Speakers: quad-speaker setup, Keyboard: virtual or extended, 20-watt charging adapter, Type-C charging cable, SIM tool, Safety, Warranty, and Quick Start guides, warranty card, 24 Months Warranty, fanless
Weight
485 g ( = 17.11 oz / 1.07 pounds), Power Supply: 56 g ( = 1.98 oz / 0.12 pounds)
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible contenders in comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
86 %
04/2021
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
SD 730G, Adreno 618
485 g5.8 mm11.50"2560x1600
82 %
03/2021
Lenovo Tab P11
SD 662, Adreno 610
490 g7.5 mm11.00"2000x1200
90 %
10/2020
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
SD 865+ (Plus), Adreno 650
500 g6.3 mm11.00"2560x1600
90 %
04/2020
Apple iPad Pro 11 2020
A12Z Bionic, A12Z Bionic GPU
471 g5.9 mm11.00"2388x1668
88 %
08/2020
Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8
Kirin 990, Mali-G76 MP16
460 g7.2 mm10.80"2560x1600

Case - Made of an aluminum alloy and with a display size of 11.5 inches

The Tab P11 Pro's looks and choice of materials are inspired by the Apple iPad Pro. Lenovo wraps its tablet in a stylish aluminum case that measures just 5.9 millimeters at its thinnest point and weighs only 485 grams. This makes it even lighter than its sibling, the Lenovo Tab P11, which weighs 490 grams, even though the latter only has an 11-inch display.

The Tab P11 Pro surrounds its 2560x1600 pixel OLED display with a 6.9-millimeter thin bezel. This gives it just the right width to hold the tablet safely in the hands without accidentally touching the screen. The tablet does not have an IP certification.

The 8 MP selfie camera is also hidden in the display bezel. Like the 13 MP lens on the back, it's a dual-camera setup, and it be used to unlock the tablet via 3D facial recognition. The fingerprint sensor that is integrated into the power button can also be used for biometric authentication.

There are four pogo pins on the tablet's bottom that can be used to dock the optional keyboard. The four Dolby Atmos-compatible speakers from JBL are another highlight. They are distributed in pairs along the tablet's top and bottom sides.

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Size comparison

264.28 mm / 10.4 inch 171.4 mm / 6.75 inch 5.8 mm / 0.2283 inch 485 g1.069 lbs258.4 mm / 10.2 inch 163 mm / 6.42 inch 7.5 mm / 0.2953 inch 490 g1.08 lbs253.8 mm / 9.99 inch 165.3 mm / 6.51 inch 6.3 mm / 0.248 inch 500 g1.102 lbs247.6 mm / 9.75 inch 178.5 mm / 7.03 inch 5.9 mm / 0.2323 inch 471 g1.038 lbs246 mm / 9.69 inch 159 mm / 6.26 inch 7.2 mm / 0.2835 inch 460 g1.014 lbs

Connectivity - 6 GB of RAM, 128 GB of storage, starting at 599 Euros (~$721)

Lenovo offers the Tab P11 Pro with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of uMCP storage, which is comparable to UFS 2.0 storage in terms of speed. In addition to a Wi-Fi version, the 11.5-inch tablet is also available in a Wi-Fi + LTE variant.

Around 105 GB of the internal storage is available after a reset. You can expand this via a microSD card that can be up to 1 TB in size as long as it uses the exFAT file system. App data can also be stored on the memory card when it's formatted as internal storage.

The Tab P11 Pro's OTG-enabled USB-C port runs at USB 3.2 Gen. 2 speeds and allows the user to connect USB hubs or external displays to the tablet. With an adapter, it can also serve as a replacement for the absent 3.5 mm jack. The tablet supports DRM Widevine L1, which means that it can also stream Netflix content in HD quality, for example.

Left: Power button, 2x speakers, microSD/SIM slot
Left: Power button, 2x speakers, microSD/SIM slot
Right: 2x speakers, USB-C
Right: 2x speakers, USB-C
Top: Volume buttons, dual-array microphone
Top: Volume buttons, dual-array microphone
Bottom: Docking port (pogo pins)
Bottom: Docking port (pogo pins)

microSD card reader

In combination with our Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 reference card, the Lenovo tablet delivers a solid microSD performance in sequential and 4 KB data transfers, which can't be surpassed by the competition. In contrast, the microSD's speed for copying data isn't particularly good.

SDCardreader Transfer Speed - average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
Adreno 618, SD 730G, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
24.4 MB/s ∼100%

Cross Platform Disk Test (CPDT)

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Lenovo Tab P11 Pro Adreno 618, SD 730G, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash; Sequential write; Toshiba Exceria Pro M501: Ø43.1 (27.9-59.2)
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro Adreno 618, SD 730G, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash; Sequential read; Toshiba Exceria Pro M501: Ø85.8 (49-90.2)

Software - Special mode for the docking keyboard

Lenovo only equips the Tab P11 Pro with Android 10. This doesn't impair its basic functionality, but one would have expected a brand-new tablet to already be running Android 11. The security updates weren't exactly up to date during the test period (beginning of April 2021) either, since they were still at the level of December 2020.

There's nothing to complain about when it comes to software. Lenovo only includes a handful of extra apps like Netflix, a Dolby app, the Bamboo Paper drawing app, and Microsoft Office in the ROM besides the standard apps, which nicely eliminates bloatware. The Tab P11 Pro already includes everything for the use as a family tablet. Multiple users can be created using the account management feature, and they can then access their own apps and content. Furthermore, parents can provide their children with child-friendly content with Kids Space apps.

Productivity UI

When the optional keyboard is attached to the Lenovo tablet, a special user interface called Productivity Mode is activated. The Tab P11 Pro then displays the standard Android keys on the bottom left, so that they can be easily accessed using the stylus or finger. Right next to it is another icon that opens the app drawer. Apps that are open also appear in the bottom bar and can be pinned there so that they can be accessed more quickly at a later time. Apart from that, there are no other changes to the Android UI - the remaining controls also work in the usual way. However, there is one big difference.

When the keyboard is plugged in, launched apps don't appear in full screen but in their own window instead. This can be moved anywhere on the desktop as well as minimized, resized, and closed using the corresponding icons, just like in Windows.

A familiar Microsoft OS method for arranging windows also works in the Tab P11 Pro: If you drag a window to the left or right edge of the screen, it automatically changes its size to take up half of the desktop. This makes it easy to keep an eye on two apps at the same time without the hassle of having to resize the windows beforehand.

Productivity Mode: Apps can also be pinned to the taskbar
Productivity Mode: Apps can also be pinned to the taskbar
Productivity Mode: Apps are each displayed in a window and can be moved and resized as desired.
Productivity Mode: Apps are each displayed in a window and can be moved and resized as desired.

Communication and GNSS - Stable Wi-Fi 5, precise GPS

The Lenovo Tab P11 Pro communicates via Wi-Fi 5 and Bluetooth 5.1. The LTE version also supports 17 4G bands and should be able to establish a cellular connection virtually anywhere. It's not possible to make phone calls with the tablet though.

Connected to our Netgear Nighthawk AX12 reference router, the Tab P11 Pro delivers good Wi-Fi performance in the test. However, strong rivals like the Apple iPad Pro 11 (2020) and the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 are even faster over Wi-Fi.

Networking
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8
Mali-G76 MP16, Kirin 990, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
873 (750min - 946max) MBit/s ∼100% +35%
Apple iPad Pro 11 2020
A12Z Bionic GPU, A12Z Bionic, 128 GB NVMe
828 (752min - 864max) MBit/s ∼95% +28%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
Adreno 650, SD 865+ (Plus), 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
679 (653min - 709max) MBit/s ∼78% +5%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
Adreno 618, SD 730G, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
645 (630min - 659max) MBit/s ∼74%
Lenovo Tab P11
Adreno 610, SD 662, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
312 (268min - 341max) MBit/s ∼36% -52%
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8
Mali-G76 MP16, Kirin 990, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
1065 (1022min - 1104max) MBit/s ∼100% +92%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
Adreno 650, SD 865+ (Plus), 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
836 (624min - 890max) MBit/s ∼78% +51%
Apple iPad Pro 11 2020
A12Z Bionic GPU, A12Z Bionic, 128 GB NVMe
609 (572min - 622max) MBit/s ∼57% +10%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
Adreno 618, SD 730G, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
555 (508min - 597max) MBit/s ∼52%
Lenovo Tab P11
Adreno 610, SD 662, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
340 (319min - 348max) MBit/s ∼32% -39%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø554 (508-597)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø645 (630-659)
GPS reception indoors
GPS reception indoors
GPS reception outdoors
GPS reception outdoors

The P11 Pro determines its location using GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, and BeiDou, and it managed to do so with an accuracy of up to 3 meters in the test. Precision remains high when the device is on the move. On a short bike ride, the tablet tracked the test route almost as accurately as the Garmin Edge 500 professional navigation device, which joined the test for a direct comparison.

GPS test: Loop
GPS test: Loop
GPS test: Lake
GPS test: Lake
GPS test: Overview
GPS test: Overview

Cameras - Dual-camera setups at the front and back

Photo taken with the main camera (13 MP)
Photo taken with the main camera (13 MP)

The Lenovo Tab P11 Pro uses a dual-camera setup on both sides. There are two 8 MP selfie cameras at the front; they manage a decent bokeh effect, they also cut a fine figure in video calls, and they support 3D face detection. There's a 13 MP main camera with autofocus and an LED flash at the back. In addition, there's a 5 MP wide-angle camera with fixed focus and a 120° field of view. Both the front and rear cameras can record videos in a maximum of 1080p at 30 frames per second and deliver acceptable quality.

The 13 MP main camera takes pretty good pictures by tablet standards with vivid and natural-looking colors. It can also capture fine image details relatively well. In contrast, zoom shots are quite blurry, and the camera fails almost completely in low ambient light. The 5 MP wide-angle lens is rather disappointing, since it uses a noticeably different white balance. The photos taken with it look quite washed out too, and they are anything but pretty.

Photo taken with the selfie camera (8 MP)
Photo taken with the selfie camera (8 MP)
Photo taken with the wide-angle camera (5 MP)
Photo taken with the wide-angle camera (5 MP)
Photo taken with the main camera (13 MP)
Photo taken with the main camera (13 MP)

Image Comparison

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

Daylight photoUltra wide angle5x zoomLow-light surroundings

We take another close look at the cameras under controlled lighting conditions. Under optimal ambient brightness (lower color chart), the main camera reproduces colors quite accurately and has no problems capturing the test chart sharply. At an ambient brightness of 1 lux (upper color chart), however, the colors are hardly similar to the original ones, and the content on the test chart is no longer recognizable.

ColorChecker
6.9 ∆E
4 ∆E
9.5 ∆E
9 ∆E
6.5 ∆E
3.3 ∆E
4.6 ∆E
10.7 ∆E
7.7 ∆E
7.5 ∆E
3.9 ∆E
5.9 ∆E
6.6 ∆E
8.2 ∆E
6.8 ∆E
3.1 ∆E
7.2 ∆E
5.9 ∆E
3.2 ∆E
1.4 ∆E
4.1 ∆E
1.4 ∆E
5.2 ∆E
6.9 ∆E
ColorChecker Lenovo Tab P11 Pro: 5.8 ∆E min: 1.36 - max: 10.68 ∆E
ColorChecker
30 ∆E
55.5 ∆E
40.2 ∆E
35.3 ∆E
46.1 ∆E
62.8 ∆E
54.2 ∆E
36.5 ∆E
44.6 ∆E
29.4 ∆E
65.5 ∆E
64.5 ∆E
31.9 ∆E
48.1 ∆E
38.2 ∆E
77.1 ∆E
45 ∆E
42.5 ∆E
94.8 ∆E
71.7 ∆E
52.9 ∆E
37.5 ∆E
24.4 ∆E
13.9 ∆E
ColorChecker Lenovo Tab P11 Pro: 47.61 ∆E min: 13.91 - max: 94.84 ∆E

Accessories and warranty - Keyboard and stylus at an extra cost

Lenovo equips its tablet with a 20-watt power adapter, a USB cable ( Type-A to C), a SIM tool, and a quick-start guide. In addition, there's a 24-month warranty.

Users who want to use the Tab P11 Pro for productivity have to spend a little more, because the keyboard and pen cost extra. Both can be purchased in Lenovo's online store: The Keyboard bundle, which consists of the keyboard and a back cover with a kickstand, is available for 99 Euros (~$119). The Lenovo Precision Pen 2 costs 59 Euros (~$71).

Keyboard bundle: Front side
Keyboard bundle: Front side
Keyboard bundle: Rear side with kickstand
Keyboard bundle: Rear side with kickstand
Lenovo Precision Pen 2
Lenovo Precision Pen 2

Input devices and handling - The laptop replacement upgrade

The Snapdragon 730G and the precise touchscreen provide fast operation in the Tab P11 Pro. Unlocking via fingerprint sensor and face scan also works smoothly.

Thanks to its fabric cover, the optional keyboard bundle that consists of a keyboard and a back cover not only looks good, but it also turns the tablet into a small laptop on the outside. Like the keyboard, the back cover attaches magnetically to the Tab P11 Pro, and it also features a flexible hinge. Due to its key travel of 1.3 millimeters, the keyboard has the feel of a laptop keyboard, but it doesn't have a backlight.

The second optional accessory is the Lenovo Precision Pen 2; it's ideal for drawing or note-taking, and it offers a very finely graduated pressure and tilt detection for this purpose. The pen is also useful when you want to resize app windows in Productivity Mode, because doing this with the fingers is sometimes a rather cumbersome task.

Keyboard in landscape mode
Keyboard in landscape mode
Keyboard in portrait mode
Keyboard in portrait mode

Display - OLED panel with low brightness

Subpixel grid
Subpixel grid

The Tab P11 Pro uses an OLED display with 2560x1600 pixels, which corresponds to a pixel density of 263 PPI. Its 16:10 aspect ratio makes it ideal for Netflix and YouTube, but it also looks good for office-related applications or web surfing, because the vertical space is better than in the classic 16:9 format.

Contrasts are excellent, but the brightness isn't on par with the competition. The average brightness is just under 375 cd/m². It doesn't get much brighter either in the APL50 measurement ( maximum of 367 cd/m²), where bright and dark image areas are evenly distributed. Therefore, it's rather doubtful that Dolby Vision content will be displayed well, since a brightness of over 900 cd/m² is the ideal value for this.

Unfortunately, the OLED display can't do without PWM flickering. The Tab P11 Pro's DC dimming runs at a frequency of around 60 Hz in every brightness level, which can be bothersome for users with sensitive eyes.

369
cd/m²
370
cd/m²
367
cd/m²
371
cd/m²
372
cd/m²
371
cd/m²
386
cd/m²
381
cd/m²
385
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 3
Maximum: 386 cd/m² Average: 374.7 cd/m² Minimum: 4.44 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 95 %
Center on Battery: 372 cd/m²
Contrast: ∞:1 (Black: 0 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 1.8 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.6
ΔE Greyscale 2.8 | 0.64-98 Ø5.8
93.9% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.29
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
OLED, 2560x1600, 11.50
Lenovo Tab P11
IPS, 2000x1200, 11.00
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
LTPS, 2560x1600, 11.00
Apple iPad Pro 11 2020
IPS, 2388x1668, 11.00
Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8
IPS, 2560x1600, 10.80
Screen
-61%
8%
44%
-8%
Brightness middle
372
454
22%
554
49%
617
66%
606
63%
Brightness
375
422
13%
535
43%
585
56%
579
54%
Brightness Distribution
95
83
-13%
91
-4%
84
-12%
89
-6%
Black Level *
0.57
0.33
0.36
0.32
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
1.8
5.1
-183%
2.1
-17%
0.94
48%
2.9
-61%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
4.2
8.4
-100%
7.1
-69%
1.87
55%
6
-43%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
2.8
5.8
-107%
1.6
43%
1.4
50%
4.3
-54%
Gamma
2.29 96%
1.96 112%
2.32 95%
2.156 102%
2.22 99%
CCT
6718 97%
7684 85%
6623 98%
6733 97%
7272 89%
Contrast
796
1679
1714
1894

* ... 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 detected 60.24 Hz ≤ 100 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 60.24 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 100 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 60.24 Hz is very low, so the flickering may cause eyestrain and headaches after extended use.

In comparison: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 14793 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.

Lenovo has tuned the Tab P11 Pro well in the default display setting. The color temperature, gamma curve, and color and grayscale deviations are almost ideal.

Thanks to its Dolby Vision support, the color-space coverage clearly exceeds the sRGB spectrum. The Tab P11 Pro covers the Wide Color Gamut color space by 100%.

Color accuracy (sRGB color space)
Color accuracy (sRGB color space)
Color space (sRGB color space)
Color space (sRGB color space)
Grayscales (sRGB color space)
Grayscales (sRGB color space)
Color saturation (sRGB color space)
Color saturation (sRGB color space)
Color space (DCI-P3 color space)
Color space (DCI-P3 color space)
Color space (AMOLED Wide Color Gamut color space)
Color space (AMOLED Wide Color Gamut color space)

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
4 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 2 ms rise
↘ 2 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 4 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (24 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
4.4 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 2 ms rise
↘ 2.4 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 4 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (38.1 ms).

The Lenovo tablet performs well outdoors. However, it's best to use it in the shade due to its brightness reserves, which are not very high.

The viewing angle stability is very good. Content can be recognized without problems even at flat viewing angles. As is typical for OLEDs, a slight color fog appears from time to time, but this doesn't affect readability.

Outdoor use (full display brightness)
Outdoor use (full display brightness)
Outdoor use (full display brightness)
Outdoor use (full display brightness)
Viewing angles
Viewing angles

Performance - Mid-range SoC despite premium price

Lenovo advertises the Tab P11 Pro as a powerful professional tablet, but it only uses a mid-range SoC with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 730G octa-core chip.

As a result, the 11.5-inch tablet is just as weak against Android rivals, such as the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 and the Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8, as it is against the Apple iPad Pro 11 (2020) when it comes to synthetic benchmarks like AnTuTu, Geekbench, and PCMark. The tablet can't keep up in terms of graphics performance either, because its Adreno 618 graphics chip is also only a mid-range GPU. Storage speed is not sufficient for superior performance, either.

However, these drawbacks don't play a big role in everyday use, because the Tab P11 Pro's performance seems to be easily sufficient for web surfing, multimedia, and gaming.

Geekbench 5.3
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Apple iPad Pro 11 2020
1127 Points ∼59% +115%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
963 Points ∼50% +84%
Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8
759 Points ∼40% +45%
Average of class Tablet (133 - 1716, n=33, last 2 years)
576 Points ∼30% +10%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G (523 - 551, n=6)
543 Points ∼28% +4%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
523 Points ∼27%
Lenovo Tab P11
316 Points ∼16% -40%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Apple iPad Pro 11 2020
4707 Points ∼28% +167%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
3201 Points ∼19% +81%
Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8
2893 Points ∼17% +64%
Average of class Tablet (455 - 7378, n=33, last 2 years)
2078 Points ∼12% +18%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
1764 Points ∼10%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G (1646 - 1786, n=6)
1729 Points ∼10% -2%
Lenovo Tab P11
1425 Points ∼8% -19%
OpenCL Score 5.1
Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8
3756 Points ∼2%
Average of class Tablet (138 - 5353, n=5, last 2 years)
2292 Points ∼1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G (1080 - 1127, n=3)
1099 Points ∼1%
Vulkan Score 5.1
Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8
3394 Points ∼2%
Average of class Tablet (623 - 4654, n=4, last 2 years)
2438 Points ∼2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G (812 - 920, n=3)
878 Points ∼1%
Metal Score 5.1
Average of class Tablet (9984 - 10011, n=2, last 2 years)
9998 Points ∼98%
Apple iPad Pro 11 2020
9984 Points ∼98%
PCMark for Android
Work performance score
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
14982 Points ∼75% +65%
Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8
10918 Points ∼55% +20%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G (8941 - 10200, n=7)
9376 Points ∼47% +3%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
9099 Points ∼46%
Lenovo Tab P11
8016 Points ∼40% -12%
Average of class Tablet (2719 - 14982, n=23, last 2 years)
7881 Points ∼39% -13%
Work 2.0 performance score
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
12603 Points ∼82% +69%
Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8
8636 Points ∼56% +16%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G (7134 - 8683, n=7)
7679 Points ∼50% +3%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
7459 Points ∼49%
Average of class Tablet (4267 - 12603, n=30, last 2 years)
5949 Points ∼39% -20%
Lenovo Tab P11
5866 Points ∼38% -21%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
9238 Points ∼82% +165%
Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8
4215 Points ∼37% +21%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
3490 Points ∼31%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G (3399 - 3594, n=7)
3490 Points ∼31% 0%
Average of class Tablet (252 - 9238, n=32, last 2 years)
2660 Points ∼24% -24%
Lenovo Tab P11
1851 Points ∼16% -47%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
14283 Points ∼86% +305%
Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8
4256 Points ∼26% +21%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G (3485 - 3678, n=7)
3561 Points ∼21% +1%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
3526 Points ∼21%
Average of class Tablet (211 - 14283, n=32, last 2 years)
3278 Points ∼20% -7%
Lenovo Tab P11
1724 Points ∼10% -51%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
4482 Points ∼83% +33%
Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8
4056 Points ∼75% +20%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
3371 Points ∼62%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G (3075 - 3371, n=7)
3254 Points ∼60% -3%
Lenovo Tab P11
2491 Points ∼46% -26%
Average of class Tablet (674 - 4482, n=32, last 2 years)
2242 Points ∼41% -33%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
9283 Points ∼68% +153%
Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8
4472 Points ∼33% +22%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
3668 Points ∼27%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G (3513 - 3704, n=7)
3598 Points ∼26% -2%
Average of class Tablet (261 - 13682, n=33, last 2 years)
3118 Points ∼23% -15%
Lenovo Tab P11
1914 Points ∼14% -48%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
13779 Points ∼32% +267%
Average of class Tablet (219 - 42751, n=33, last 2 years)
5655 Points ∼13% +51%
Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8
4405 Points ∼10% +17%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
3756 Points ∼9%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G (3646 - 3773, n=7)
3710 Points ∼9% -1%
Lenovo Tab P11
1794 Points ∼4% -52%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics
Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8
4702 Points ∼68% +39%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
4319 Points ∼63% +27%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
3390 Points ∼49%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G (3112 - 3390, n=7)
3238 Points ∼47% -4%
Lenovo Tab P11
2502 Points ∼36% -26%
Average of class Tablet (781 - 4702, n=33, last 2 years)
2336 Points ∼34% -31%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
7098 Points ∼35% +191%
Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8
4334 Points ∼21% +78%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
2437 Points ∼12%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G (2388 - 2489, n=7)
2434 Points ∼12% 0%
Average of class Tablet (169 - 7098, n=32, last 2 years)
1996 Points ∼10% -18%
Lenovo Tab P11
1183 Points ∼6% -51%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
8894 Points ∼77% +293%
Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8
4425 Points ∼38% +96%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G (2237 - 2310, n=7)
2270 Points ∼20% 0%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
2261 Points ∼20%
Average of class Tablet (139 - 9612, n=33, last 2 years)
2126 Points ∼18% -6%
Lenovo Tab P11
1028 Points ∼9% -55%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
4201 Points ∼71% +25%
Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8
4096 Points ∼70% +22%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
3350 Points ∼57%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G (3088 - 3350, n=7)
3235 Points ∼55% -3%
Lenovo Tab P11
2513 Points ∼43% -25%
Average of class Tablet (369 - 4201, n=33, last 2 years)
2247 Points ∼38% -33%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
7701 Points ∼78% +193%
Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8
4467 Points ∼45% +70%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
2626 Points ∼27%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G (2561 - 2701, n=7)
2602 Points ∼26% -1%
Average of class Tablet (167 - 8911, n=33, last 2 years)
2325 Points ∼24% -11%
Lenovo Tab P11
1196 Points ∼12% -54%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
9893 Points ∼38% +301%
Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8
4356 Points ∼17% +76%
Average of class Tablet (136 - 25707, n=33, last 2 years)
3111 Points ∼12% +26%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
2469 Points ∼10%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G (2425 - 2492, n=7)
2461 Points ∼10% 0%
Lenovo Tab P11
1039 Points ∼4% -58%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8
4756 Points ∼60% +41%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
4298 Points ∼54% +27%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
3380 Points ∼42%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G (3058 - 3391, n=7)
3241 Points ∼41% -4%
Lenovo Tab P11
2534 Points ∼32% -25%
Average of class Tablet (443 - 4756, n=33, last 2 years)
2334 Points ∼29% -31%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
6292 Points ∼46% +174%
Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8
4036 Points ∼30% +76%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
2293 Points ∼17%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G (2244 - 2310, n=7)
2267 Points ∼17% -1%
Average of class Tablet (469 - 6292, n=28, last 2 years)
1935 Points ∼14% -16%
Lenovo Tab P11
1113 Points ∼8% -51%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Graphics
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
8768 Points ∼34% +301%
Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8
4156 Points ∼16% +90%
Average of class Tablet (400 - 25909, n=28, last 2 years)
2751 Points ∼11% +26%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
2186 Points ∼8%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G (2143 - 2199, n=7)
2162 Points ∼8% -1%
Lenovo Tab P11
970 Points ∼4% -56%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Physics
Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8
3658 Points ∼69% +32%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
3285 Points ∼62% +19%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
2766 Points ∼53%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G (2621 - 2775, n=7)
2727 Points ∼52% -1%
Lenovo Tab P11
2302 Points ∼44% -17%
Average of class Tablet (533 - 3658, n=28, last 2 years)
2278 Points ∼43% -18%
Wild Life Score
Average of class Tablet (371 - 17263, n=8, last 2 years)
5864 Points ∼5% +697%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
736 Points ∼1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
736 Points ∼1% 0%
Lenovo Tab P11
373 Points ∼0% -49%
Wild Life Unlimited Score
Average of class Tablet (366 - 18326, n=6, last 2 years)
7948 Points ∼7% +1148%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
637 Points ∼1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
637 Points ∼1% 0%
Lenovo Tab P11
366 Points ∼0% -43%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
119 fps ∼4% +116%
Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8
60 fps ∼2% +9%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G (55 - 60, n=6)
58.5 fps ∼2% +6%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
55 fps ∼2%
Average of class Tablet (9.2 - 120, n=34, last 2 years)
46.9 fps ∼1% -15%
Lenovo Tab P11
33 fps ∼1% -40%
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
225 fps ∼2% +165%
Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8
135 fps ∼1% +59%
Average of class Tablet (4.4 - 588, n=34, last 2 years)
102 fps ∼1% +20%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
85 fps ∼1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G (83 - 86, n=6)
84.5 fps ∼1% -1%
Lenovo Tab P11
36 fps ∼0% -58%
GFXBench 3.0
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
82 fps ∼22% +228%
Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8
44 fps ∼12% +76%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G (25 - 39, n=6)
35.7 fps ∼10% +43%
Average of class Tablet (4.4 - 120, n=32, last 2 years)
34.5 fps ∼9% +38%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
25 fps ∼7%
Lenovo Tab P11
18 fps ∼5% -28%
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
134 fps ∼15% +219%
Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8
64 fps ∼7% +52%
Average of class Tablet (4.2 - 345, n=33, last 2 years)
57.9 fps ∼6% +38%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
42 fps ∼5%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G (41 - 42, n=6)
41.5 fps ∼5% -1%
Lenovo Tab P11
20 fps ∼2% -52%
GFXBench 3.1
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
51 fps ∼1% +219%
Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8
34 fps ∼1% +113%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G (16 - 29, n=6)
25.5 fps ∼1% +59%
Average of class Tablet (2.8 - 107, n=33, last 2 years)
23.7 fps ∼1% +48%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
16 fps ∼0%
Lenovo Tab P11
12 fps ∼0% -25%
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
93 fps ∼2% +210%
Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8
41 fps ∼1% +37%
Average of class Tablet (2.6 - 227, n=33, last 2 years)
39 fps ∼1% +30%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
30 fps ∼1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G (30 - 30, n=6)
30 fps ∼1% 0%
Lenovo Tab P11
14 fps ∼0% -53%
GFXBench
on screen Car Chase Onscreen
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
32 fps ∼1% +230%
Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8
21 fps ∼1% +116%
Average of class Tablet (2.7 - 87, n=32, last 2 years)
16 fps ∼0% +65%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G (9.7 - 17, n=6)
14.8 fps ∼0% +53%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
9.7 fps ∼0%
Lenovo Tab P11
6.7 fps ∼0% -31%
off screen Car Chase Offscreen
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
57 fps ∼0% +235%
Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8
38 fps ∼0% +124%
Average of class Tablet (1.8 - 150, n=32, last 2 years)
25.9 fps ∼0% +52%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
17 fps ∼0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G (17 - 17, n=6)
17 fps ∼0% 0%
Lenovo Tab P11
7.2 fps ∼0% -58%
Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
21 fps ∼13% +223%
Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8
13 fps ∼8% +100%
Average of class Tablet (2 - 75, n=33, last 2 years)
11.5 fps ∼7% +77%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G (6.5 - 11, n=7)
9.79 fps ∼6% +51%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
6.5 fps ∼4%
Lenovo Tab P11
4.6 fps ∼3% -29%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
22 fps ∼9% +233%
Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8
17 fps ∼7% +158%
Average of class Tablet (0.8 - 70, n=33, last 2 years)
10.4 fps ∼4% +58%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G (6.3 - 10, n=7)
7.09 fps ∼3% +7%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
6.6 fps ∼3%
Lenovo Tab P11
2.8 fps ∼1% -58%
Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
33 fps ∼16% +230%
Average of class Tablet (3.1 - 102, n=33, last 2 years)
17.2 fps ∼8% +72%
Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8
17 fps ∼8% +70%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G (10 - 17, n=7)
15.4 fps ∼8% +54%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
10 fps ∼5%
Lenovo Tab P11
7.8 fps ∼4% -22%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
58 fps ∼10% +263%
Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8
41 fps ∼7% +156%
Average of class Tablet (1.7 - 191, n=33, last 2 years)
28.8 fps ∼5% +80%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G (16 - 18, n=7)
17.7 fps ∼3% +11%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
16 fps ∼3%
Lenovo Tab P11
8.5 fps ∼1% -47%
AnTuTu v8 - Total Score
Apple iPad Pro 11 2020
712218 Points ∼69% +158%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
584052 Points ∼56% +112%
Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8
409039 Points ∼39% +48%
Average of class Tablet (75328 - 1037960, n=25, last 2 years)
335696 Points ∼32% +22%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
275660 Points ∼27%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G (251673 - 275660, n=6)
266066 Points ∼26% -3%
Antutu v9 - Total Score
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
341542 Points ∼42%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
341542 Points ∼42% 0%
Average of class Tablet (117837 - 356422, n=4, last 2 years)
244124 Points ∼30% -29%
AImark - Score v2.x
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
34522 Points ∼13%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
34522 Points ∼13% 0%
Average of class Tablet (4281 - 45392, n=8, last 2 years)
13474 Points ∼5% -61%
Lenovo Tab P11
4665 Points ∼2% -86%
BaseMark OS II
Overall
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
5592 Points ∼66% +63%
Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8
4738 Points ∼56% +38%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
3421 Points ∼40%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G (3268 - 3512, n=6)
3391 Points ∼40% -1%
Lenovo Tab P11
2350 Points ∼28% -31%
Average of class Tablet (157 - 5592, n=23, last 2 years)
2309 Points ∼27% -33%
System
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
8994 Points ∼55% +33%
Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8
8215 Points ∼50% +22%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
6753 Points ∼41%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G (6305 - 6796, n=6)
6610 Points ∼40% -2%
Lenovo Tab P11
5001 Points ∼30% -26%
Average of class Tablet (946 - 8994, n=23, last 2 years)
4465 Points ∼27% -34%
Memory
Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8
6751 Points ∼75% +67%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
6501 Points ∼72% +60%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G (3678 - 4544, n=6)
4056 Points ∼45% 0%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
4053 Points ∼45%
Lenovo Tab P11
3107 Points ∼34% -23%
Average of class Tablet (464 - 6751, n=23, last 2 years)
2842 Points ∼31% -30%
Graphics
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
12048 Points ∼42% +211%
Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8
8775 Points ∼30% +126%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G (3840 - 3984, n=6)
3883 Points ∼13% 0%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
3875 Points ∼13%
Average of class Tablet (143 - 12048, n=23, last 2 years)
3171 Points ∼11% -18%
Lenovo Tab P11
1870 Points ∼6% -52%
Web
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
1409 Points ∼65% +9%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
1291 Points ∼60%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G (1190 - 1365, n=6)
1286 Points ∼59% 0%
Lenovo Tab P11
1049 Points ∼48% -19%
Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8
1032 Points ∼48% -20%
Average of class Tablet (10 - 1409, n=23, last 2 years)
916 Points ∼42% -29%

Legend

 
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, Qualcomm Adreno 618, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
 
Lenovo Tab P11 Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Qualcomm Adreno 610, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
 
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ (Plus), Qualcomm Adreno 650, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
 
Apple iPad Pro 11 2020 Apple A12Z Bionic, Apple A12Z Bionic GPU, 128 GB NVMe
 
Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8 HiSilicon Kirin 990, ARM Mali-G76 MP16, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Apple iPad Pro 11 2020 (Safari 14.1)
127.4 Points ∼100% +168%
Apple iPad Pro 11 2020 (Chrome 80)
124.503 Points ∼98% +162%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 (Chrome86)
71.821 Points ∼56% +51%
Average of class Tablet (14 - 183, n=27, last 2 years)
67.8 Points ∼53% +42%
Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8 (Huawei Browser V10.1.2)
55.115 Points ∼43% +16%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro (Chrome 89.0.4389.105)
47.583 Points ∼37%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G (45.8 - 50.6, n=6)
47.3 Points ∼37% -1%
Lenovo Tab P11 (Chrome 88.0.4324.181)
31.743 Points ∼25% -33%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Apple iPad Pro 11 2020 (Chrome 80)
274.4 Points ∼100% +225%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 (Chrome86)
126.98 Points ∼46% +50%
Average of class Tablet (11.2 - 403, n=35, last 2 years)
109 Points ∼40% +29%
Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8 (Huawei Browser V10.1.2)
101.24 Points ∼37% +20%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro (Chrome 89.0.4389.105)
84.382 Points ∼31%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G (79.2 - 87.7, n=6)
84 Points ∼31% 0%
Lenovo Tab P11 (Chrome 88.0.4324.181)
49.205 Points ∼18% -42%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Apple iPad Pro 11 2020 (Safari 14.1)
194 Points ∼100% +190%
Apple iPad Pro 11 2020 (Chrome 80)
141 Points ∼73% +110%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 (Chrome86)
116 Points ∼60% +73%
Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8 (Huawei Browser V10.1.2)
97 Points ∼50% +45%
Average of class Tablet (13 - 221, n=36, last 2 years)
83.5 Points ∼43% +25%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G (66 - 77, n=6)
69.8 Points ∼36% +4%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro (Chrome 89.0.4389.105)
67 Points ∼35%
Lenovo Tab P11 (Chrome 88.0.4324.181)
52 Points ∼27% -22%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Apple iPad Pro 11 2020 (Safari 14.1)
154 runs/min ∼100% +272%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 (Chrome86)
70.9 runs/min ∼46% +71%
Average of class Tablet (5.68 - 210, n=28, last 2 years)
64 runs/min ∼42% +55%
Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8 (Huawei Browser V10.1.2)
63.9 runs/min ∼41% +54%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G (40.4 - 44.2, n=6)
42.7 runs/min ∼28% +3%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro (Chrome 89.0.4389.105)
41.4 runs/min ∼27%
Lenovo Tab P11 (Chrome 88.0.4324.181)
28.3 runs/min ∼18% -32%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Apple iPad Pro 11 2020 (Safari 14.1)
42425 Points ∼100% +157%
Apple iPad Pro 11 2020 (Chrome 80)
42372 Points ∼100% +157%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 (Chrome86)
26495 Points ∼62% +61%
Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8 (Huawei Browser V10.1.2)
19885 Points ∼47% +21%
Average of class Tablet (1712 - 62946, n=36, last 2 years)
18722 Points ∼44% +14%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G (16197 - 17768, n=6)
16793 Points ∼40% +2%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro (Chrome 89.0.4389.105)
16476 Points ∼39%
Lenovo Tab P11 (Chrome 88.0.4324.181)
9025 Points ∼21% -45%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Tablet (464 - 19212, n=35, last 2 years)
5265 ms * ∼100% -82%
Lenovo Tab P11 (Chrome 88.0.4324.181)
4508.6 ms * ∼86% -56%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G (2770 - 3054, n=6)
2898 ms * ∼55% -0%
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro (Chrome 89.0.4389.105)
2888 ms * ∼55%
Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8 (Huawei Browser V10.1.2)
2344.9 ms * ∼45% +19%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 (Chrome86)
1900.3 ms * ∼36% +34%
Apple iPad Pro 11 2020 (Chrome 80)
646.4 ms * ∼12% +78%

* ... smaller is better

Lenovo Tab P11 ProLenovo Tab P11Samsung Galaxy Tab S7Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8Average 128 GB UFS 2.0 FlashAverage of class Tablet
AndroBench 3-5
-0%
149%
138%
-4%
-19%
Sequential Read 256KB
486.77
506.2
4%
1511.54
211%
1788.66
267%
511 (409 - 941, n=29)
5%
473 (123 - 1789, n=32, last 2 years)
-3%
Sequential Write 256KB
192.32
199.01
3%
680.21
254%
398.96
107%
209 (143 - 466, n=29)
9%
214 (53.1 - 732, n=32, last 2 years)
11%
Random Read 4KB
136.32
118.17
-13%
218.97
61%
224.61
65%
127 (88.4 - 173, n=29)
-7%
91.1 (25.4 - 230, n=32, last 2 years)
-33%
Random Write 4KB
123.34
129.59
5%
211.5
71%
262.42
113%
96 (13.5 - 187, n=29)
-22%
63.3 (4.27 - 262, n=32, last 2 years)
-49%

Games - Can run smoothly at up to 60 frames per second

The Tab P11 Pro runs the latest games without any problems and treats the user to surround sound coming from four speakers.

Two examples: PUBG Mobile runs at 30 frames per second in HD and can consequently be played smoothly at all times. With Armajet, more than 60 frames per second would certainly have been possible, but the display can only render a maximum of 60 Hz. We determined the gaming benchmarks with our test tool Gamebench.

Armajet
Armajet
PUBG Mobile
PUBG Mobile
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; Armajet; 1.58.7: Ø60.4 (59-61)
; PUBG Mobile; 1.3.0: Ø29.8 (28-31)

Emissions - Quad speakers with barely any bass

Temperature

Even under sustained load, the Tab P11 Pro remains below 34 °C (~93 °F), and therefore, it never feels uncomfortably warm to the touch. There are no internal temperature problems either. As the 3DMark and GFXBench stress tests show, the Lenovo tablet can consistently deliver its full performance.

GFXBench T-Rex battery test
GFXBench T-Rex battery test
GFXBench Manhattan battery test
GFXBench Manhattan battery test
3DMark - Wild Life Stress Test Stability
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
Adreno 618, SD 730G, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
96.9 (715min - 738max) % ∼100%
Max. Load
 33.6 °C
92 F
32.5 °C
91 F
30.9 °C
88 F
 
 29.6 °C
85 F
29.3 °C
85 F
28.7 °C
84 F
 
 32 °C
90 F
30.5 °C
87 F
30 °C
86 F
 
Maximum: 33.6 °C = 92 F
Average: 30.8 °C = 87 F
30.1 °C
86 F
33.4 °C
92 F
33.1 °C
92 F
28.8 °C
84 F
29.5 °C
85 F
29.6 °C
85 F
29 °C
84 F
29.1 °C
84 F
29.2 °C
85 F
Maximum: 33.4 °C = 92 F
Average: 30.2 °C = 86 F
Power Supply (max.)  33.1 °C = 92 F | Room Temperature 22 °C = 72 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated) & Voltcraft IR-260
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 30.8 °C / 87 F, compared to the average of 30.5 °C / 87 F for the devices in the class Tablet.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 33.6 °C / 92 F, compared to the average of 34.5 °C / 94 F, ranging from 22.2 to 53.2 °C for the class Tablet.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 33.4 °C / 92 F, compared to the average of 33.9 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 29.7 °C / 85 F, compared to the device average of 30.5 °C / 87 F.

Speakers

The Tab P11 Pro delivers surround sound from its four Dolby Atmos-compatible speakers. The sound properties can be tailored to content like music and movies using the preinstalled Dolby app. The sound is very good by typical tablet standards, but it's rather thin for a dedicated multimedia tablet. The speakers deliver mids in a very balanced way, but they lack quite a bit of bass and emphasize trebles a bit too much.

Wired headsets can be connected to the Tab P11 Pro via a USB-C adapter. Wireless pairing via Bluetooth is also available.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2039.6352534.7403124.728.14023.530.75042.438.16328.425.98023.925.810020.43912515.348.51602062.320014.658.325013.162.63151467.84001168.750010.371.76301174.680010.277.8100010.378.4125010.878.6160010.976.4200011.671.4250012.268.9315012.273.4400012.580.9500013.477.9630013.18080001576.71000013.8711250014.159.6160001658.1SPL24.788.9N0.681.6median 13.1median 71.4Delta27.742.340.440.741.131.138.634.34334.751.928.946.423.840.926.249.42253.720.757.32157.218.657.117.762.517.268.31970.51771.515.27217.369.715.468.618.564.615.958.715.165.614.464.314.860.115.161.215.363.815.664.915.961.416.161.216.65760.869.667.428.378.515.224.219.31.145.8median 16.6median 62.51.65.3hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseLenovo Tab P11 ProApple iPad Pro 11 2020
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (88.9 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 15% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (14.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (3.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 5% higher than median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (7% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (13.6% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 17% of all tested devices in this class were better, 3% similar, 81% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 20%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 11% of all tested devices were better, 3% similar, 85% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Apple iPad Pro 11 2020 audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (78.5 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 6.3% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (7.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 6.4% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (6.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 1.9% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (6.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (10.4% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 6% of all tested devices in this class were better, 4% similar, 90% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 20%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 3% of all tested devices were better, 2% similar, 95% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Energy management - Energy-efficient XXL tablet with Quick Charge 3.0

Energy consumption

With an average power consumption of 4.38 watts under load, the Lenovo is one of the energy-saving tablets despite its 11.5-inch display.

The Tab P11 Pro comes with a 20-watt power adapter, but the tablet can't make full use of its potential, because it supports a maximum charging rate of 18 watts. Nevertheless, it's recharges quickly: In our test, it takes exactly 2:49 hours to recharge it from 0% to 100%. In addition to Quick Charge 3.0, the Tab P11 Pro also supports reverse charging, which means that it can supply energy to external devices.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.01 / 0.22 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 1.55 / 4.91 / 5.02 Watt
Load midlight 4.38 / 6.81 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 Pro
8600 mAh
Lenovo Tab P11
7700 mAh
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
8000 mAh
Apple iPad Pro 11 2020
7538 mAh
Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8
7250 mAh
Power Consumption
-11%
-25%
-67%
-23%
Idle Minimum *
1.55
1.38
11%
1.16
25%
1.3
16%
1.98
-28%
Idle Average *
4.91
4.56
7%
4.42
10%
3.5
29%
5.66
-15%
Idle Maximum *
5.02
4.58
9%
4.43
12%
5.6
-12%
5.69
-13%
Load Average *
4.38
6.33
-45%
8.86
-102%
12.5
-185%
6.96
-59%
Load Maximum *
6.81
9.17
-35%
11.6
-70%
19.2
-182%
6.98
-2%

* ... smaller is better

Battery life

The 8,600 mAh battery helps the Tab P11 Pro achieve decent runtimes, but they're not entirely enough to outperform its competition. Nevertheless, almost 10.5 hours of simulated web surfing and over 14 hours of video playback are still good rates that put the Lenovo tablet almost in the same battery-life league as the Apple iPad Pro 11 (2020) and the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
27h 21min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
10h 24min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
14h 11min
Load (maximum brightness)
5h 48min
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro
8600 mAh
Lenovo Tab P11
7700 mAh
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
8000 mAh
Apple iPad Pro 11 2020
7538 mAh
Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8
7250 mAh
Battery Runtime
16%
5%
9%
8%
Reader / Idle
1641
2267
38%
1963
20%
2001
22%
1877
14%
H.264
851
892
5%
885
4%
936
10%
909
7%
WiFi v1.3
624
957
53%
811
30%
902
45%
891
43%
Load
348
233
-33%
221
-36%
197
-43%
233
-33%

Pros

+ lightweight aluminum chassis
+ special laptop-function mode
+ OLED display with Dolby Vision
+ passable camera in daylight
+ four Dolby Atmos speakers
+ Quick Charge 3.0 and reverse charging
+ good battery life

Cons

- only comes with Android 10
- only uses a mid-range SoC
- no 5G option
- no IP rating
- PWM flickering
- audio jack only available via a USB-C adapter
- desktop mode only available with the keyboard...
- ...which costs extra like the stylus

Verdict - Good but not good enough

In review: Lenovo Tab P11 Pro. Test device provided by Lenovo Germany.
In review: Lenovo Tab P11 Pro. Test device provided by Lenovo Germany.

The Lenovo Tab P11 Pro is a good tablet, but it comes with various limitations despite its substantial entry-level price of just under 600 Euros (~$722) (see the list of cons). If you judge the family-friendly 11.5-incher by its multimedia, video, and gaming capabilities, it does almost everything right with its 2K OLED display, Dolby Vision support, and Dolby Atmos speaker quartet.

Almost, because a brighter display would provide the Tab P11 Pro with even more advantages especially when playing HDR content. Therefore, brightness is only sufficient for a solid but not outstanding reproduction. Second limitation: The Dolby Atmos speakers sound great for a tablet, but their bass range is weak.

The Lenovo Tab P11 Pro is a good multimedia tablet, but numerous small compromises in terms of features and performance prevent a better rating.

If you want to use the Tab P11 Pro as a productivity tablet as advertised by the manufacturer, you have to dig deeper into your pocket, because the keyboard (99 Euros, ~$199) and stylus (59 Euros, ~$71) cost extra. However, Lenovo has done a good job with the special desktop mode, and it is reminiscent of Windows with its window layout and the toolbar. Nevertheless, this isn't a complete laptop replacement.

If you prefer 11 inches instead of 11.5 inches, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 is an alternative. It costs about the same, it has an LTPS panel running at 120 Hz, and it's equipped with the much more powerful Snapdragon 865. Another alternative is the Lenovo Tab P11: It also has a size of 11 inches, it's suitable for families, it has an IPS panel, and it's not quite as powerful as the Tab P11 Pro, but it's available for less than 300 Euros (~$361) in return.

Price and availability

At the time of writing, Lenovo is running a discount on all their Tab P11 Pro models. The base configuration with 4 GB of RAM starts at $399.99, while the tablet with 6 GB of RAM as well as with the keyboard and stylus is priced at $499.99.

Lenovo Tab P11 Pro - 04/19/2021 v7
Manuel Masiero

Chassis
87 / 98 → 89%
Keyboard
87 / 80 → 100%
Pointing Device
92%
Connectivity
67 / 70 → 96%
Weight
83 / 40-88 → 90%
Battery
89%
Display
86%
Games Performance
29 / 78 → 37%
Application Performance
68 / 92 → 73%
Temperature
93%
Noise
100%
Audio
77 / 91 → 85%
Camera
55 / 85 → 65%
Average
78%
86%
Tablet - Weighted Average

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