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Lenovo Tab P12 Paper (with matte display) review – Screen revolution within the mid-range tablet class?

Paper tiger. The Lenovo Tab P12's matte display is an interesting new feature: A tablet display that is less reflective and supposedly feels like paper when used with the input pen. But is this matte display alone worth a surcharge of US$50?
Lenovo Tab P12 matte display (Tab P Series)
Processor
MediaTek Dimensity 7050 8 x 2 - 2.6 GHz, Cortex-A78 / A55
Graphics adapter
Memory
8 GB 
Display
12.70 inch 16:10, 2944 x 1840 pixel 273 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, LTPS, Gorilla Glass 3, glossy: no, 60 Hz
Storage
128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash, 128 GB 
, 107 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: audio via USB-C, Card Reader: up to 1TB, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: compass, position, acceleration, hall sensor
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): 6.9 x 293.4 x 190.8 ( = 0.27 x 11.55 x 7.51 in)
Battery
10200 mAh Lithium-Polymer, 30 Watt charging
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 13
Camera
Primary Camera: 8 MPix f/​2.2
Secondary Camera: 13 MPix f/2.2, flash
Additional features
Speakers: Quad speakers with Dolby Atmos, enovo Tab Pen Plus, 20W Charging Adapter (10V/2A), USB-C 2.0 Charging Cable, MicroSD Tray Pin, 24 Months Warranty, docking connector (Pogo-Pin) , fanless
Weight
615 g ( = 21.69 oz / 1.36 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
450 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible competitors compared

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Drive
Size
Resolution
Price from
Best Price
74.8 %v8 (new)
06/2024
Lenovo Tab P12 matte display
Dimensity 7050, Mali-G68 MP4
615 g128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash12.70"2944x1840
85.2 %v7 (old)
09/2023
Lenovo Tab P12
Dimensity 7050, Mali-G68 MP4
615 g128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash12.70"2944x1840
90 %v7 (old)
05/2024
Apple iPad Air 6 2024
M2, M2 10-Core GPU
462 g128 GB NVMe10.86"2360x1640
81.7 %v7 (old)
11/2022
Honor Pad 8
SD 680, Adreno 610
520 g128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash12.00"2000x1200
89.3 %v7 (old)
04/2023
OnePlus Pad
Dimensity 9000, Mali-G710 MP10
552 g11.61"2800x2000

Note: We have recently updated our rating system and the results of version 8 are not comparable with the results of version 7. More information is available here .

Case and connectivity – Attractive case for the matte display

Many customers would like their device to have a matte display: This means you can use a tablet outside with fewer reflections, and a smartphone wouldn't be as big a fingerprint magnet. For the longest time, this feature was reserved for professional devices which were in turn too expensive to be used as an everyday device or were barely usable. Furthermore, there is the question surrounding longevity, color accuracy and the white haze that covers a display with such a coating—ruining its brilliance.

Now, the first devices to use new nanotechnology are hitting the market, which supposedly sorts these problems while also keeping the price in check. Apple presented this technology on its new iPad Pros and Lenovo has followed suit with its large Tab P12 with a matte display (sometimes also called the Tab P12 Paper). The tablet is mostly identical to the Lenovo Tab P12 we tested. Its largest differences are its case color and—of course—the matte display.

The manufacturer demands a surcharge of US$50 for the non-reflective screen surface and at the moment, there aren't many other offers from online retailers to confirm that this surcharge is the standard.

Lenovo relies on its so-called "Sage" color for the large, matte-screened tablet's case, allowing it to stand out from the crowd as well as from the regular Tab P12. Its build quality is good and the tablet boasts great stability and barley perceptible material transitions. 

Now to come to the pivotal question: Has Lenovo simply applied a matte film onto the tablet's display? We can luckily give you the all-clear: It's actually a conventional display panel (still visible on the front cameras) that's been given a special treatment, so there's no need to worry about a film coming off or a noticeable edge. Instead, the glass is treated with silver nanoparticles, giving it a matte and slightly rough surface.

In terms of connectivity, nothing has changed: 128 GB storage and 8 GB RAM are normal for the price class. You'll have to do without NFC but in turn, it features a magnetic mount for the Lenovo Tab Pen on the back and a docking port for a keyboard which can be purchased as an accessory.

Its microSD card accepts cards up to 1 TB in size but all-in-all, it isn't the fastest.

Size comparison

293.4 mm / 11.6 in 190.8 mm / 7.51 in 6.9 mm / 0.2717 in 615 g1.356 lbs293.37 mm / 11.5 in 190.76 mm / 7.51 in 6.9 mm / 0.2717 in 615 g1.356 lbs278.54 mm / 11 in 174.06 mm / 6.85 in 6.9 mm / 0.2717 in 520 g1.146 lbs258 mm / 10.2 in 189.4 mm / 7.46 in 6.5 mm / 0.2559 in 552 g1.217 lbs247.6 mm / 9.75 in 178.5 mm / 7.03 in 6.1 mm / 0.2402 in 462 g1.019 lbs297 mm / 11.7 in 210 mm / 8.27 in 1 mm / 0.03937 in 5.7 g0.01257 lbs
SD Card Reader - average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Average of class Tablet
  (7.61 - 101.6, n=63, last 2 years)
32.3 MB/s
Lenovo Tab P12
  (Angelbird AV Pro V60)
14.28 MB/s

Cross Platform Disk Test (CPDT)

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Lenovo Tab P12 Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 7050, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB; Angelbird AV Pro V60: Ø25.1 (16-51.7)
Lenovo Tab P12 Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 7050, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB; Angelbird AV Pro V60: Ø69.6 (39.2-83.8)

Communication, software and operation – Still with Android 13

The Tab P12 continues to support WiFi 6 as its fastest WLAN standard. Our test using the Asus ROG Rapture AXE11000 router showed slightly larger data rate fluctuations than its sister model but in total, the Tab P12 with a matte display delivers very stable transfer rates between 700 and 900 MBit/s—meaning it can make use of a gigabit internet line quite well. The regular Tab P12 already didn't come with an LTE option but instead, you can make use of satellite navigation. 

Its software continues to be based on Android 13 and although an update to Android 14 is planned, it is now somewhat overdue. The manufacturer has additionally promised an update to Android 15 as well as four years of security patches starting from its release date.

Lenovo's operating system is called ZUI 15 and quite a few features have been adapted to make working on the tablet feel more productive. Included in this is a bar along the bottom edge which shows your frequently used apps—similar to the Windows taskbar. Unfortunately, when running some non-optimized apps, it sometimes covers part of the content. It also has split-screen support using multiple applications and apps can be opened, moved and resized in their own windows. However, this doesn't work with every third-party app.

The panel still only has a refresh rate of 60 Hz, so you shouldn't expect any improvements to how it reacts to inputs or how smooth the tablet feels to operate. The Tab P12 with the matte display can still be navigated reliably and it is by no means slow. 

The Lenovo Tab Pen Plus comes delivered with the device and on the manufacturer's website, you can purchase a bundle which includes the non-backlit keyboard with a touchpad that can be directly connected to the tablet. This transforms the device into a laptop replacement. Of course, Bluetooth keyboards of your choosing are also compatible. 

Good to know: The plastic tip of the pen can't scratch the display glass. Metallic objects, on the other hand, are much more likely to do so—but this isn't any different on shiny displays. 

Networking
Lenovo Tab P12 matte display
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
873 (min: 734) MBit/s ∼51%
iperf3 receive AXE11000
673 (min: 516) MBit/s ∼40%
Lenovo Tab P12
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
928 (min: 909) MBit/s ∼54%
iperf3 receive AXE11000
814 (min: 759) MBit/s ∼48%
Apple iPad Air 6 2024
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
1196 (min: 767) MBit/s ∼100%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
666 (min: 403) MBit/s ∼56%
Honor Pad 8
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
357 (min: 323) MBit/s ∼21%
iperf3 receive AXE11000
345 (min: 326) MBit/s ∼20%
OnePlus Pad
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
1710 (min: 1696) MBit/s ∼100%
iperf3 receive AXE11000
1696 (min: 1635) MBit/s ∼100%
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Lenovo Tab P12 matte display; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø673 (516-740)
Lenovo Tab P12 matte display; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø873 (734-940)

Cameras – For emergency cases

Photo taken using front-facing camera
Photo taken using front-facing camera

You'll have to make do with a simple 8-megapixel camera on the back of this large tablet. The main camera is good enough for snapshots and the plants in the first image can be easily recognized, however, they appear quite pale and aren't very detailed. Quite a few parts of the picture of our surroundings are blurry.

In candlelight, you can barely identify details in darker image areas and again, the photo's sharpness is only average. In 1 lux of light in our test lab, the camera is no longer able to capture anything. 

A clear glass cover is placed over the front-facing camera. It has a resolution of 13 megapixels and takes selfies with a clear color cast in good lighting conditions. Their sharpness is generally good but you shouldn't expect much detail in darker image areas.

Image Comparison

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

Main camera plantMain camera surroundingsMain camera low light
ColorChecker
5.5 ∆E
7.3 ∆E
11 ∆E
3.2 ∆E
8 ∆E
6.2 ∆E
8.8 ∆E
8.9 ∆E
5.9 ∆E
1.5 ∆E
3.3 ∆E
6.3 ∆E
5.3 ∆E
6.3 ∆E
4.5 ∆E
4.7 ∆E
5.9 ∆E
5 ∆E
1.5 ∆E
8.5 ∆E
10.3 ∆E
9.7 ∆E
8.3 ∆E
10.2 ∆E
ColorChecker Lenovo Tab P12 matte display: 6.51 ∆E min: 1.45 - max: 11.05 ∆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
14 ∆E
ColorChecker Lenovo Tab P12 matte display: 47.62 ∆E min: 14.02 - max: 94.84 ∆E

Display – Great in diffused light

The LTPS panel features a high resolution of 2,944 x 1,840 pixels, allowing for quite detailed depiction even on such a large display with a 12.7-inch diagonal. Unfortunately, the screen brightness we measured on the Tab P12 with the matte display was a lot lower in our test using a spectrophotometer compared to the shiny-screened Tab P12. In addition, it showed relatively poor brightness when compared to other devices, too.

But what is it like with light shining onto it, can the matte display truly show its strengths? We tested it using a powerful flashlight and observed that the technology doesn't just have advantages: In very bright light, such as in direct sunlight outside, the matte surface scatters light very strongly. Although the light source isn't reflected directly, a large part of the display is still unrecognizable. In this case, a glossy surface feels more dazzling due to its direct reflection, but a larger area of the image remains visible.

With relatively weak light sources—such as lamps indoors or at a window—the matte coating does well: Reflections are entirely eliminated and its picture quality is hardly affected. So even with a matte display, the Tab P12 remains a tablet for indoor use or for sitting in shady outdoor locations.

Matte display (Lenovo Tab P12 matte) with strong light sourceShiny display (Teclast T65 Max) with strong light source
Matte display (Lenovo Tab P12 matte) with strong light source
Shiny display (Teclast T65 Max) with strong light source
Matte display (Lenovo Tab P12 matte) with weak light sourceShiny display (Teclast T65 Max) with weak light source
Matte display (Lenovo Tab P12 matte) with weak light source
Shiny display (Teclast T65 Max) with weak light source

Colors appear vivid and thanks to the display's velvety texture, structures even feel more tangible than on shiny panels. We didn't measure any PWM flickering, so sensitive users should be able to use the tablet with no issues.

When it comes to color accuracy, the tablet achieved decent values, however, they are worse than those of its shiny-screened counterpart. Our spectrophotometer measured highly distorted saturation values in particular. Overall, a glossy tablet is therefore better suited for professional color assessment.

135
cd/m²
146
cd/m²
137
cd/m²
135
cd/m²
148
cd/m²
138
cd/m²
136
cd/m²
139
cd/m²
133
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
tested with X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 148 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 138.6 cd/m² Minimum: 3.8 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 90 %
Center on Battery: 148 cd/m²
Contrast: 493:1 (Black: 0.3 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 3.59 | 0.5-29.43 Ø4.97
ΔE Greyscale 3 | 0.57-98 Ø5.2
Gamma: 2.243
Lenovo Tab P12 matte display
LTPS, 2944x1840, 12.7"
Lenovo Tab P12
LTPS, 2944x1840, 12.7"
Apple iPad Air 6 2024
Liquid Retina Display, IPS, 2360x1640, 10.9"
Honor Pad 8
IPS, 2000x1200, 12"
OnePlus Pad
IPS, 2800x2000, 11.6"
Response Times
3%
-68%
-20%
32%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
35.7 ?(19.2, 16.5)
38.25 ?(17.49, 20.76)
-7%
73.8 ?(30.2, 43.6)
-107%
54 ?(27, 27)
-51%
23.46 ?(10.9, 12.56)
34%
Response Time Black / White *
22.7 ?(11.6, 11.1)
19.89 ?(8.464, 11.43)
12%
29 ?(13.6, 15.4)
-28%
20 ?(10, 10)
12%
16.18 ?(8.38, 7.8)
29%
PWM Frequency
280300
60.01 ?(100)
Screen
58%
91%
32%
83%
Brightness middle
148
435
194%
506
242%
379
156%
474
220%
Brightness
139
407
193%
474
241%
382
175%
447
222%
Brightness Distribution
90
89
-1%
87
-3%
84
-7%
89
-1%
Black Level *
0.3
0.58
-93%
0.4
-33%
0.3
-0%
0.32
-7%
Contrast
493
750
52%
1265
157%
1263
156%
1481
200%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
3.59
1.5
58%
1.48
59%
4.76
-33%
3.16
12%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
5.52
3.2
42%
3.12
43%
9.25
-68%
5.37
3%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
3
2.4
20%
2.3
23%
6.7
-123%
2.5
17%
Gamma
2.243 98%
2.2 100%
2.204 100%
2.234 98%
2.09 105%
CCT
7115 91%
6546 99%
6954 93%
8468 77%
7112 91%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
31% / 47%
12% / 59%
6% / 22%
58% / 73%

* ... smaller is better

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
22.7 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 11.6 ms rise
↘ 11.1 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.1 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 46 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (21.3 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
35.7 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 19.2 ms rise
↘ 16.5 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.2 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 45 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (33.4 ms).

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 17560 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

CalMAN grayscale
CalMAN grayscale
CalMAN color accuracy
CalMAN color accuracy
CalMAN sRGB color space
CalMAN sRGB color space
CalMAN saturation
CalMAN saturation

Performance, emissions and battery life – Good mid-range power

The MediaTek Dimensity 7050 is a mid-range SoC that ensured a mostly smooth system during our test. Although you shouldn't trust the tablet to run very complex apps and several modern benchmarks didn't run due to its lack of graphics interfaces, it should still be well-equipped for everyday use as well as gaming with medium requirements.

However, the originally more expensive OnePlus Pad has since dropped significantly in price and offers even more power. The OnePlus tablet is also significantly faster than our test device when it comes to storage, but overall, data transfers are similarly fast on the Lenovo Tab P12 Paper thanks to its UFS 2.2 flash, with loading times not being too long.

Its large case is well suited to dissipating the heat generated by the device's SoC and we measured a maximum temperature rise of only 37.4 °C after prolonged load. This should provide a certain temperature buffer even in hot environments before the system overheats. The device's 3DMark stress test results show that the SoC isn't throttled after prolonged load.

The large tablet comes with four speakers, which are also Dolby Atmos enabled, and provide quite a powerful sound—for a tablet. You shouldn't expect too much real bass, but their overall sound is well balanced and it's fun to listen to your favorite music on this device.

Of course, it sounds even better with headphones, which can be connected via the USB-C port or Bluetooth. Its selection of Bluetooth codecs is limited to SBC, AAC, LDAC, aptX and aptX HD.

Thanks to its 10,200 mAh battery, the Tab P12 with the matte display should technically be perfect for ensuring very long runtimes. We noted a few minutes more than the model with a glossy display during our WLAN test, but its overall performance of 11:32 hours is unfortunately poor.

The tablet can be charged at a maximum of 30 watts but it only comes with a 20-watt power, meaning it takes over 2:30 hours to charge it fully.

Geekbench 6.2
Single-Core
Apple iPad Air 6 2024
Apple M2, M2 10-Core GPU, 8192
2587 Points +168%
Average of class Tablet
  (185 - 3715, n=57, last 2 years)
1011 Points +5%
Lenovo Tab P12 matte display
MediaTek Dimensity 7050, Mali-G68 MP4, 8192
964 Points
Lenovo Tab P12
MediaTek Dimensity 7050, Mali-G68 MP4, 8192
958 Points -1%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 7050
  (947 - 964, n=4)
957 Points -1%
Multi-Core
Apple iPad Air 6 2024
Apple M2, M2 10-Core GPU, 8192
10085 Points +319%
Average of class Tablet
  (493 - 14690, n=57, last 2 years)
3173 Points +32%
Lenovo Tab P12
MediaTek Dimensity 7050, Mali-G68 MP4, 8192
2422 Points +1%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 7050
  (2397 - 2422, n=4)
2409 Points 0%
Lenovo Tab P12 matte display
MediaTek Dimensity 7050, Mali-G68 MP4, 8192
2408 Points
Geekbench 5.5
Single-Core
Apple iPad Air 6 2024
Apple M2, M2 10-Core GPU, 8192
1887 Points +149%
OnePlus Pad
MediaTek Dimensity 9000, Mali-G710 MP10, 12288
1279 Points +69%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 7050
  (738 - 835, n=4)
791 Points +4%
Lenovo Tab P12 matte display
MediaTek Dimensity 7050, Mali-G68 MP4, 8192
757 Points
Lenovo Tab P12
MediaTek Dimensity 7050, Mali-G68 MP4, 8192
738 Points -3%
Average of class Tablet
  (140 - 1892, n=75, last 2 years)
683 Points -10%
Honor Pad 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 6144
377 Points -50%
Multi-Core
Apple iPad Air 6 2024
Apple M2, M2 10-Core GPU, 8192
8624 Points +326%
OnePlus Pad
MediaTek Dimensity 9000, Mali-G710 MP10, 12288
3998 Points +97%
Average of class Tablet
  (312 - 8624, n=75, last 2 years)
2429 Points +20%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 7050
  (1973 - 2335, n=4)
2163 Points +7%
Lenovo Tab P12 matte display
MediaTek Dimensity 7050, Mali-G68 MP4, 8192
2025 Points
Lenovo Tab P12
MediaTek Dimensity 7050, Mali-G68 MP4, 8192
1973 Points -3%
Honor Pad 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 6144
1522 Points -25%
PCMark for Android - Work 3.0
OnePlus Pad
MediaTek Dimensity 9000, Mali-G710 MP10, 12288
15951 Points +25%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 7050
  (12131 - 14561, n=4)
13490 Points +5%
Lenovo Tab P12 matte display
MediaTek Dimensity 7050, Mali-G68 MP4, 8192
12789 Points
Lenovo Tab P12
MediaTek Dimensity 7050, Mali-G68 MP4, 8192
12131 Points -5%
Average of class Tablet
  (3195 - 17267, n=72, last 2 years)
9005 Points -30%
Honor Pad 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 6144
6655 Points -48%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
OnePlus Pad
MediaTek Dimensity 9000, Mali-G710 MP10, 12288
9689 Points +125%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 7050
  (4307 - 4326, n=4)
4314 Points 0%
Lenovo Tab P12 matte display
MediaTek Dimensity 7050, Mali-G68 MP4, 8192
4308 Points
Lenovo Tab P12
MediaTek Dimensity 7050, Mali-G68 MP4, 8192
4307 Points 0%
Average of class Tablet
  (267 - 14235, n=66, last 2 years)
3285 Points -24%
Honor Pad 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 6144
1356 Points -69%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
OnePlus Pad
MediaTek Dimensity 9000, Mali-G710 MP10, 12288
12658 Points +193%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 7050
  (4301 - 4401, n=4)
4352 Points +1%
Lenovo Tab P12 matte display
MediaTek Dimensity 7050, Mali-G68 MP4, 8192
4314 Points
Lenovo Tab P12
MediaTek Dimensity 7050, Mali-G68 MP4, 8192
4301 Points 0%
Average of class Tablet
  (240 - 24605, n=66, last 2 years)
3928 Points -9%
Honor Pad 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 6144
1184 Points -73%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
OnePlus Pad
MediaTek Dimensity 9000, Mali-G710 MP10, 12288
5321 Points +24%
Lenovo Tab P12
MediaTek Dimensity 7050, Mali-G68 MP4, 8192
4307 Points 0%
Lenovo Tab P12 matte display
MediaTek Dimensity 7050, Mali-G68 MP4, 8192
4289 Points
Average MediaTek Dimensity 7050
  (4044 - 4307, n=4)
4187 Points -2%
Average of class Tablet
  (441 - 5751, n=66, last 2 years)
3280 Points -24%
Honor Pad 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 6144
2751 Points -36%
Wild Life Score
OnePlus Pad
MediaTek Dimensity 9000, Mali-G710 MP10, 12288
7933 Points +269%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 7050
  (2148 - 2298, n=4)
2223 Points +3%
Lenovo Tab P12
MediaTek Dimensity 7050, Mali-G68 MP4, 8192
2156 Points 0%
Lenovo Tab P12 matte display
MediaTek Dimensity 7050, Mali-G68 MP4, 8192
2148 Points
Average of class Tablet
  (286 - 7933, n=65, last 2 years)
1596 Points -26%
Honor Pad 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 6144
447 Points -79%
Wild Life Unlimited Score
Apple iPad Air 6 2024
Apple M2, M2 10-Core GPU, 8192
23565 Points +954%
OnePlus Pad
MediaTek Dimensity 9000, Mali-G710 MP10, 12288
8497 Points +280%
Average of class Tablet
  (289 - 32525, n=76, last 2 years)
4248 Points +90%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 7050
  (2236 - 2268, n=4)
2249 Points +1%
Lenovo Tab P12
MediaTek Dimensity 7050, Mali-G68 MP4, 8192
2237 Points 0%
Lenovo Tab P12 matte display
MediaTek Dimensity 7050, Mali-G68 MP4, 8192
2236 Points
Honor Pad 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 6144
445 Points -80%
Wild Life Extreme
Apple iPad Air 6 2024
Apple M2, M2 10-Core GPU, 8192
5598 Points +799%
OnePlus Pad
MediaTek Dimensity 9000, Mali-G710 MP10, 12288
2377 Points +282%
Average of class Tablet
  (75 - 8689, n=76, last 2 years)
1161 Points +86%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 7050
  (623 - 636, n=4)
629 Points +1%
Lenovo Tab P12
MediaTek Dimensity 7050, Mali-G68 MP4, 8192
623 Points 0%
Lenovo Tab P12 matte display
MediaTek Dimensity 7050, Mali-G68 MP4, 8192
623 Points
Honor Pad 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 6144
123 Points -80%
Wild Life Extreme Unlimited
Apple iPad Air 6 2024
Apple M2, M2 10-Core GPU, 8192
6204 Points +907%
OnePlus Pad
MediaTek Dimensity 9000, Mali-G710 MP10, 12288
2310 Points +275%
Average of class Tablet
  (72 - 8889, n=73, last 2 years)
1333 Points +116%
Lenovo Tab P12 matte display
MediaTek Dimensity 7050, Mali-G68 MP4, 8192
616 Points
Average MediaTek Dimensity 7050
  (611 - 622, n=4)
616 Points 0%
Lenovo Tab P12
MediaTek Dimensity 7050, Mali-G68 MP4, 8192
611 Points -1%
Honor Pad 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 6144
122 Points -80%
Solar Bay Unlimited Score
Average of class Tablet
  (4887 - 15576, n=7, last 2 years)
8918 Points
Apple iPad Air 6 2024
Apple M2, M2 10-Core GPU, 8192
7899 Points
Solar Bay Score
Average of class Tablet
  (4876 - 14922, n=7, last 2 years)
8588 Points
Apple iPad Air 6 2024
Apple M2, M2 10-Core GPU, 8192
6654 Points
GFXBench
on screen Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
Apple iPad Air 6 2024
Apple M2, M2 10-Core GPU, 8192
60 fps +400%
OnePlus Pad
MediaTek Dimensity 9000, Mali-G710 MP10, 12288
36 fps +200%
Average of class Tablet
  (3 - 120, n=81, last 2 years)
25.1 fps +109%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 7050
  (11 - 26, n=4)
18.8 fps +57%
Lenovo Tab P12 matte display
MediaTek Dimensity 7050, Mali-G68 MP4, 8192
12 fps
Lenovo Tab P12
MediaTek Dimensity 7050, Mali-G68 MP4, 8192
11 fps -8%
Honor Pad 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 6144
8.4 fps -30%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
Apple iPad Air 6 2024
Apple M2, M2 10-Core GPU, 8192
208 fps +617%
OnePlus Pad
MediaTek Dimensity 9000, Mali-G710 MP10, 12288
93 fps +221%
Average of class Tablet
  (2.5 - 340, n=81, last 2 years)
50 fps +72%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 7050
  (29 - 30, n=4)
29.5 fps +2%
Lenovo Tab P12
MediaTek Dimensity 7050, Mali-G68 MP4, 8192
29 fps 0%
Lenovo Tab P12 matte display
MediaTek Dimensity 7050, Mali-G68 MP4, 8192
29 fps
Honor Pad 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 6144
9.6 fps -67%
on screen Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
Apple iPad Air 6 2024
Apple M2, M2 10-Core GPU, 8192
60 fps +770%
OnePlus Pad
MediaTek Dimensity 9000, Mali-G710 MP10, 12288
26 fps +277%
Average of class Tablet
  (1.9 - 106.4, n=81, last 2 years)
17.7 fps +157%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 7050
  (6.9 - 17, n=4)
12 fps +74%
Lenovo Tab P12
MediaTek Dimensity 7050, Mali-G68 MP4, 8192
7.1 fps +3%
Lenovo Tab P12 matte display
MediaTek Dimensity 7050, Mali-G68 MP4, 8192
6.9 fps
Honor Pad 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 6144
4.9 fps -29%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Apple iPad Air 6 2024
Apple M2, M2 10-Core GPU, 8192
68 fps +518%
OnePlus Pad
MediaTek Dimensity 9000, Mali-G710 MP10, 12288
37 fps +236%
Average of class Tablet
  (0.9 - 114.5, n=81, last 2 years)
18.5 fps +68%
Lenovo Tab P12
MediaTek Dimensity 7050, Mali-G68 MP4, 8192
11 fps 0%
Lenovo Tab P12 matte display
MediaTek Dimensity 7050, Mali-G68 MP4, 8192
11 fps
Average MediaTek Dimensity 7050
  (11 - 11, n=4)
11 fps 0%
Honor Pad 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 6144
3.2 fps -71%
3840x2160 4K Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Apple iPad Air 6 2024
Apple M2, M2 10-Core GPU, 8192
36.7 fps +681%
OnePlus Pad
MediaTek Dimensity 9000, Mali-G710 MP10, 12288
17 fps +262%
Average of class Tablet
  (0.4 - 55.1, n=79, last 2 years)
8.76 fps +86%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 7050
  (4.7 - 4.8, n=4)
4.75 fps +1%
Lenovo Tab P12
MediaTek Dimensity 7050, Mali-G68 MP4, 8192
4.7 fps 0%
Lenovo Tab P12 matte display
MediaTek Dimensity 7050, Mali-G68 MP4, 8192
4.7 fps
Honor Pad 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 6144
1.4 fps -70%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Apple iPad Air 6 2024
Apple M2, M2 10-Core GPU, 8192
77756 Points +124%
OnePlus Pad
MediaTek Dimensity 9000, Mali-G710 MP10, 12288
50429 Points +46%
Lenovo Tab P12 matte display
MediaTek Dimensity 7050, Mali-G68 MP4, 8192
34656 Points
Average MediaTek Dimensity 7050
  (31245 - 34656, n=4)
32379 Points -7%
Lenovo Tab P12
MediaTek Dimensity 7050, Mali-G68 MP4, 8192
31245 Points -10%
Average of class Tablet
  (763 - 105178, n=86, last 2 years)
26881 Points -22%
Honor Pad 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 6144
13831 Points -60%
Lenovo Tab P12 matte displayLenovo Tab P12Honor Pad 8OnePlus PadAverage 128 GB UFS 2.2 FlashAverage of class Tablet
AndroBench 3-5
5%
-12%
91%
-22%
-20%
Sequential Read 256KB
894.3
956.07
7%
833.56
-7%
1866.48
109%
Sequential Write 256KB
722.1
776.24
7%
708.51
-2%
1616.83
124%
Random Read 4KB
237.4
241.23
2%
189.57
-20%
341.39
44%
188.8 ?(89.3 - 297, n=65)
-20%
Random Write 4KB
225.7
234.58
4%
186.95
-17%
420.93
86%
181.7 ?(62.6 - 419, n=65)
-19%

Temperature

Max. Load
 31.8 °C
89 F
35.5 °C
96 F
29.2 °C
85 F
 
 30 °C
86 F
31.4 °C
89 F
29.2 °C
85 F
 
 30.8 °C
87 F
31 °C
88 F
31.2 °C
88 F
 
Maximum: 35.5 °C = 96 F
Average: 31.1 °C = 88 F
30.1 °C
86 F
37.4 °C
99 F
33.4 °C
92 F
30.5 °C
87 F
32.6 °C
91 F
31.5 °C
89 F
29.9 °C
86 F
31.5 °C
89 F
30.8 °C
87 F
Maximum: 37.4 °C = 99 F
Average: 32 °C = 90 F
Power Supply (max.)  39.5 °C = 103 F | Room Temperature 19 °C = 66 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated), Voltcraft IR-260
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 31.1 °C / 88 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 35.5 °C / 96 F, compared to the average of 33.7 °C / 93 F, ranging from 20.7 to 53.2 °C for the class Tablet.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 37.4 °C / 99 F, compared to the average of 33.2 °C / 92 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 22 °C / 72 F, compared to the device average of 30 °C / 86 F.


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3DMark Wild Life Stress Test

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Lenovo Tab P12 matte display Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 7050, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.4.1: Ø3.74 (3.73-3.75)
Lenovo Tab P12 Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 7050, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.0.2: Ø3.71 (3.7-3.72)
Apple iPad Air 6 2024 M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 0.0.0.0: Ø25 (24-36.8)
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)
OnePlus Pad Mali-G710 MP10, Dimensity 9000; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.0.2: Ø12.5 (12-14.1)
Lenovo Tab P12 matte display Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 7050, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø13 (12.9-13)
Lenovo Tab P12 Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 7050, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø12.9 (12.9-12.9)
Apple iPad Air 6 2024 M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø60 (60-60)
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)
OnePlus Pad Mali-G710 MP10, Dimensity 9000; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø41.2 (35.1-48.8)
Apple iPad Air 6 2024 M2 10-Core GPU, M2, 128 GB NVMe; Solar Bay Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø16.6 (16.3-18.7)

Speakers

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2038.140.92528.731.73123.124.34026.5295037.635.36319.6188016.724.310024.238.512520.448.116020.553.220011.656.725010.76031510.364.44007.858.85008.156.16309.261.88009.564.910009.671.912508.171.716009.366.820009.767.9250010.265.4315010.959.3400011.464.9500012.366.9630012.866.5800013.968.11000014.668.91250015.458.91600016.256.4SPL23.679.2N0.546.2median 10.9median 64.4Delta2.65.327.222.125.321.224.319.119.223.121.72627.329.725.339.633.45125.75824.362.427.967.520.969.717.970.217.970.214.973.914.573.5147812.979.11278.412.175.712.473.512.271.612.669.913.574.812.768.212.872.812.675.612.566.912.16611.464.126.486.60.975median 12.9median 71.63.64hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseLenovo Tab P12 matte displayOnePlus Pad
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Lenovo Tab P12 matte display audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (79.2 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 10.9% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (12.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.7% away from median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (7.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2.8% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (5.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (12.6% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 15% of all tested devices in this class were better, 4% similar, 81% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 22%, worst was 129%
Compared to all devices tested
» 9% of all tested devices were better, 2% similar, 89% worse
» The best had a delta of 4%, average was 25%, worst was 134%

OnePlus Pad audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (86.6 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 8.5% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (8.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (3.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2.6% away from median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (7.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (9% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 1% of all tested devices in this class were better, 2% similar, 97% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 22%, worst was 129%
Compared to all devices tested
» 2% of all tested devices were better, 1% similar, 97% worse
» The best had a delta of 4%, average was 25%, worst was 134%

Runtimes

Battery Runtime - WiFi Websurfing
Average of class Tablet
  (319 - 1764, n=79, last 2 years)
820 min +18%
Honor Pad 8
7250 mAh
733 min +6%
Lenovo Tab P12 matte display
10200 mAh
692 min
Apple iPad Air 6 2024
 mAh
683 min -1%
Lenovo Tab P12
10200 mAh
675 min -2%
OnePlus Pad
9510 mAh
648 min -6%
Battery Runtime
WiFi Websurfing
11h 32min

Pros

+ no reflections with diffuse light sources
+ high screen resolution
+ no PWM
+ good performance
+ good update promise
+ pen included in scope of delivery
+ powerful sounding speakers

Cons

- matte display is counterproductive with strong light sources...
- ... also due to its mediocre brightness
- only average runtimes
- still with Android 13
- few Bluetooth codecs

Verdict – Probably not a revolution, but likely helpful

Lenovo Tab P12 Paper (matte display) review. Test device provided by Lenovo Germany.
Lenovo Tab P12 Paper (matte display) review. Test device provided by Lenovo Germany.

The Lenovo Tab P12's matte display is a technical innovation that, in most cases, makes perfect sense. However, if you expect the tablet to be great for outdoor use, you will be disappointed: In direct sunlight, you can hardly see anything, even on a matte display; the Tab P12 with a matte display is also more suited toward indoor use and shady places outdoors. This is additionally to do with luminosity being significantly lower due to the treatment of the display surface.

Contrary to our initial fears, on the other hand, the screen's surface proves to be scratch-resistant and allows for smooth operation using a finger or the included Lenovo Tab Pen Plus.

Otherwise, there are no changes compared to the version with a glossy display—unfortunately not even in its software: Lenovo should slowly be saying goodbye to Android 13 at this point. At least it comes with a decent four-year update promise.

The Lenovo Tab P12's matte display can in fact make a difference indoors, as it eliminates reflections.

In terms of performance, the competition—for example in the form of the OnePlus Pad—has also overtaken it within this price range, but the Lenovo Tab P12 Paper still works smoothly most of the time. If you are also happy with a glossy display, you can already get this version of the Lenovo Tab P12 at a significant discount.

Price and availability

At the moment, the version of the Tab P12 with the matte display is not yet available in the United States. It will be available to purchase via Lenovo's online store soon, where you can currently purchase the regular version of the tablet for US$329.99.

Note: We have recently updated our rating system and the results of version 8 are not comparable with the results of version 7. More information is available here .

Lenovo Tab P12 matte display - 06/25/2024 v8 (new)
Florian Schmitt

Chassis
75 / 98 → 76%
Keyboard
67 / 80 → 84%
Pointing Device
75%
Connectivity
40 / 69 → 58%
Weight
81 / 40-88 → 86%
Battery
89%
Display
74%
Games Performance
10 / 65 → 15%
Application Performance
60 / 92 → 65%
AI Performance
22%
Temperature
95%
Noise
100%
Audio
83 / 91 → 91%
Camera
44 / 90 → 49%
Average
56%
75%
Tablet - Weighted Average
CO2 Emissions
83.5%
Materials
0%
Packaging
25%
Power Use
50%
Repairability
10%
Software Updates
48.3%
Total Sustainability Score: 36.1%

Transparency

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

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> Expert Reviews and News on Laptops, Smartphones and Tech Innovations > Reviews > Lenovo Tab P12 Paper (with matte display) review – Screen revolution within the mid-range tablet class?
Florian Schmitt, 2024-06-25 (Update: 2024-06-26)