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Lenovo Tab P12 Pro Review: 5G Tablet Laptop Alternative with large 120 Hz Display

Also usable as touchscreen on Windows! The Lenovo Tab P12 Pro is a premium tablet with a focus on productivity. It transforms into a 12.6-inch laptop alternative with both stylus and multi-display support thanks to its keyboard dock and kickstand.
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Lenovo Tab P12 Pro Tablet Review

The Tab P12 Pro is Lenovo’s response to Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S-series. This flagship tablet features a Snapdragon 870 as well as fast UFS 3.1 storage. Compared to its predecessor it grew in size to now 12.6 inches, and it finally features an AMOLED panel with a refresh rate higher than 60 Hz. Stylus support is available on this 120 Hz panel as well.

Depending on SKU this premium tablet comes with either 6 GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 128 GB of UFS storage or 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage with a 5G option in select markets. US prices start $700.

Lenovo Tab P12 Pro (Tab P Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G 8 x 2.4 - 3.2 GHz, Cortex-A77 / A55 (Kryo 585)
Graphics adapter
Memory
8192 MB 
Display
12.60 inch 16:10, 2560 x 1600 pixel 240 PPI, Capacitive Touchscreen , AMOLED, glossy: yes, 120 Hz
Storage
256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash, 256 GB 
, 209 GB free
Connections
1 USB 3.1 Gen2, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: USB-C, Card Reader: microSD up to 1TB, exFAT, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: accelerometer, gyro, proximity, e-Compass, hall, OTG, Miracast
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 5.2, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 5.6 x 285.6 x 184.5 ( = 0.22 x 11.24 x 7.26 in)
Battery
10200 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 11
Camera
Primary Camera: 13 MPix (f/2.4) + 5.0MP (Ultrawide)
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix + TOF
Additional features
Speakers: 4 side JBL , Keyboard: Virtual, charger, USB cable, Lenovo Precision Pen 3, Lenovo UI, 24 Months Warranty, Widivine L1, DisplayPort 1.4, fanless
Weight
565 g ( = 19.93 oz / 1.25 pounds), Power Supply: 74 g ( = 2.61 oz / 0.16 pounds)
Price
799 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Potential Competitors in Comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
88.8 %
03/2022
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
SD 870, Adreno 650
565 g5.6 mm12.60"2560x1600
88.5 %
10/2021
Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 2021
Kirin 9000E, Mali-G78 MP22
609 g6.7 mm12.60"2560x1600
87.8 %
10/2020
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus
SD 865+ (Plus), Adreno 650
575 g5.7 mm12.40"2800x1752
86.2 %
09/2021
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13
SD 870, Adreno 650
830 g6.2 mm13.00"2160x1350
91.1 %
06/2021
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378
M1, M1 8-Core GPU
682 g6.4 mm12.90"2732x2048

Case – Tab P12 Pro Without a Notch

Lenovo Tab P12 Pro in Storm Gray
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro in Storm Gray

Thanks to its two-tone aluminum alloy case the Lenovo Tab P12 Pro looks and feels very premium. Its matte rear cover ensures proper camouflage for fingerprints and smudges. Unfortunately, it lacks an IP certification to ensure protection against ingress of dust and water.

All physical buttons feature a very clear and precise accentuation point and sit firmly inside their respective cutouts. As with Samsung Galaxy Tab S models ergonomics suffer slightly due to its blocky design and thin case. With less than 6 mm (0.24 inches) this 12.6-inch tablet is very thin yet weighs a solid 565 g (1,25 lbs).

At the front we find a protective layer of Gorilla Glass 5 protecting the flat display surface. The bezels around the large OLED display are relatively narrow resulting in a high screen to body ratio of 89 %.

The included Lenovo Precision Pen 3 can be attached magnetically to its back and be charged wirelessly at the same time. The magnetic charging area is highlighted in a darker shade of gray. The 4-point Pogo pin connector at the bottom offers an alternative way to attach the stylus to the tablet.

Lenovo Tab P12 Pro Tablet Review
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro Tablet Review
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro Tablet Review
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro Tablet Review
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro Tablet Review
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro Tablet Review

Size Comparison

293.35 mm / 11.5 inch 203.98 mm / 8.03 inch 6.2 mm / 0.2441 inch 830 g1.83 lbs286.5 mm / 11.3 inch 184.7 mm / 7.27 inch 6.7 mm / 0.2638 inch 609 g1.343 lbs285.6 mm / 11.2 inch 184.5 mm / 7.26 inch 5.6 mm / 0.2205 inch 565 g1.246 lbs285 mm / 11.2 inch 185 mm / 7.28 inch 5.7 mm / 0.2244 inch 575 g1.268 lbs280.6 mm / 11 inch 214.9 mm / 8.46 inch 6.4 mm / 0.252 inch 682 g1.504 lbs

Connectivity – Lenovo Tab Serves as Monitor

The Tab P12 Pro offers various intriguing features that make it more than just a multimedia consumption device. Nevertheless, it excels in this regard as well thanks to its quad-speaker array and its fast UFS storage. In addition, its card reader supports microSD cards with up to 1 TB capacity that can hold files larger than 4 GB in size thanks to its support for the exFAT file system.

When it comes to productivity the Lenovo Tab P12 Pro offers a wide array of features, such as the 4-pin connector for the magnetically attached Book Cover keyboard dock or the DisplayPort 1.4 protocol carried over its USB-C port with support for a secondary external 60 Hz 4K (2160p) display. Alternatively, the Unity application allows for the Tab P12 Pro to be used as a secondary 12.6-inch display for Windows computers, albeit with a refresh rate limited to just 30 Hz, while maintaining its capabilities for touch and stylus input.

Other features include a fingerprint reader inside the power button, support for Micracast, and USB-OTG. The single USB-C port is connected to a USB 3.2 Gen 2 bus.

Top (buttons, microphone)
Top (buttons, microphone)
Bottom (Pogo pins)
Bottom (Pogo pins)
Left (buttons, speakers, card slot)
Left (buttons, speakers, card slot)
Right (USB port, speakers)
Right (USB port, speakers)

MicroSD Card Reader

When benchmarked with our Angelbird V60 reference card performance was not quite where we expected it to be. We were also unable to run our cross platform disk test due to software incompatibilities.

SD Card Reader - average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 2021
Mali-G78 MP22, Kirin 9000E, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash (Huawei NanoMemory)
67.4 MB/s ∼100% +115%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash (Angelbird V60)
31.4 MB/s ∼47%

Software – Tab P12 Pro with Android 11

By default, the Tab P12 Pro comes with Android 11 and Lenovo’s own user interface overlay. At the time of writing security patches were as of December 2021 and thus no longer up-to-date.

According to Lenovo’s update matrix this premium tablet is scheduled to receive software support and security patches until November 2024. Unfortunately, Lenovo does not specify how many Android feature upgrades it will receive. We do, however, expect it to receive an upgrade to Android 12 shortly given the recent release of a beta version of said OS update (Android 12L Beta 3).

In addition to a vanilla user interface experience with little to no bloatware and account management for multiple user accounts Lenovo’s user interface offers access to Google’s Entertainment Space and Kids Space. Streaming contents can be enjoyed in high definition on its 12.6-inch display thanks to its DRM-L1 certification.

Another feature is a productivity mode reminiscent of a Windows 11 desktop. Open apps are displayed at the very bottom of the display and can be launched in separate windows therefrom. Those windows can then be placed freely on the screen and minimized, resized, or closed. Again, just like in Windows.

Lenovo Tab P12 Pro Tablet Review
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro Tablet Review
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro Tablet Review
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro Tablet Review

Communication and GNSS – Lenovo Tablet without GPS

As we had the Wi-Fi model with Bluetooth 5.2 in review our unit lacked a GPS modem. Optionally, the Tab P12 Pro can be ordered with a Snapdragon X55 5G modem. Despite a built-in NFC chip, the Lenovo tablet does not support any near-field communication protocols. Instead, the chip is used for charging the Precision Pen 3 as well as data transfers.

The tablet supports Wi-Fi 6 in the 2.4 and 5 GHz band and achieved high transfer speeds of more than 700 Mbps on average when connected to our Asus ROG Rapture GT-AXE11000 reference router.

As mentioned above our review unit was unable to connect to any location service satellites. If this is on your Tab P12 Pro wish list you have to get the more expensive 5G SKU as it, unlike the Wi-Fi model, comes with a built-in GPS modem.

Networking
iperf3 Client (transmit) 1 m 4M x10 Netgear AX12
Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 2021
Mali-G78 MP22, Kirin 9000E, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1750 (878min - 1870max) MBit/s ∼100%
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
864 (771min - 896max) MBit/s ∼49%
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378
M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 128 GB NVMe
722 (678min - 737max) MBit/s ∼41%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus
Adreno 650, SD 865+ (Plus), 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
612 (243min - 690max) MBit/s ∼35%
iperf3 Client (receive) 1 m 4M x10 Netgear AX12
Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 2021
Mali-G78 MP22, Kirin 9000E, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1250 (1126min - 1368max) MBit/s ∼100%
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13
Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
795 (717min - 849max) MBit/s ∼64%
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378
M1 8-Core GPU, M1, 128 GB NVMe
780 (699min - 882max) MBit/s ∼62%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus
Adreno 650, SD 865+ (Plus), 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
629 (284min - 753max) MBit/s ∼50%
iperf3 Client (receive) 1 m 4M x10 GT-AXE11000
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
719 (644min - 771max) MBit/s ∼100%
iperf3 Client (transmit) 1 m 4M x10 GT-AXE11000
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
851 (475min - 925max) MBit/s ∼100%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) 1 m 4M x10 GT-AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø719 (644-771)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) 1 m 4M x10 GT-AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø851 (475-925)

Cameras – Lenovo Tablet with Dual-Camera Array

Lenovo Tab P12 Pro selfie
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro selfie
Potrait mode
Potrait mode

At the front we find a single 8 MP camera supported by a ToF sensor. The latter is used for face recognition and not actual photography. The camera is built into the bezel above the display. It features an aperture of f/2.0 and takes decent photos with slightly overexposed highlights and a level of details similar to that of a good mid-range smartphone.

The back the Lenovo premium tablet features a dual-camera array consisting of a 12 MP main camera with an aperture of f/2.4 and a 5 MP wide-angle camera. Focus and level of details as captured by the main camera in good light are very good for a tablet, and we found no major color deviations (DeltaE >15). Low-light situations will require major compromises though.

In comparison, the wide-angle camera took much less detailed photos, particularly towards the edges where fine details are all but missing and illumination is less than ideal. However, for taking photos of and digitizing large documents the wide-angle lens can be a quite useful feature.

Videos are recorded in UHD at 30 FPS when using the main camera with neither the wide-angle nor the front-facing camera supporting 4K video recording. Switching between the lenses while recording is not supported on the Lenovo Tab P12 Pro.

Wide-angle
Main camera
6x zoom (max)
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro Tablet Review
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro Tablet Review
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro Tablet Review
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro Tablet Review

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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14.2 ∆E
10.8 ∆E
14.4 ∆E
13.4 ∆E
11.9 ∆E
8.6 ∆E
13.1 ∆E
15.4 ∆E
12.7 ∆E
9.4 ∆E
7.9 ∆E
8.3 ∆E
14.3 ∆E
11.8 ∆E
13.2 ∆E
3.1 ∆E
12.8 ∆E
14.9 ∆E
5.5 ∆E
4.1 ∆E
7.9 ∆E
8.8 ∆E
5.5 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
ColorChecker Lenovo Tab P12 Pro: 10.17 ∆E min: 2.31 - max: 15.42 ∆E
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28.5 ∆E
53.6 ∆E
38.4 ∆E
34.3 ∆E
44.2 ∆E
62.9 ∆E
52.4 ∆E
34.8 ∆E
42.9 ∆E
27.2 ∆E
64.2 ∆E
63.7 ∆E
30.4 ∆E
47.2 ∆E
36.8 ∆E
75.7 ∆E
43.2 ∆E
41 ∆E
88.4 ∆E
69.8 ∆E
51.5 ∆E
35.9 ∆E
22.8 ∆E
12.2 ∆E
ColorChecker Lenovo Tab P12 Pro: 45.93 ∆E min: 12.23 - max: 88.37 ∆E

Accessories and Warranty – Lenovo Tab P12 Pro with Keyboard Dock

Tab P12 Pro 30 W power supply
Tab P12 Pro 30 W power supply

Included in the box we find the Precision Pen 3, a modular 30 W power supply (10 V / 3.0 A), a USB cable, and a card slot ejection tool. Additional input devices are available as optional accessories.

For example, a 2-in-1 keyboard cover turns this tablet into a portable 2-in-1 laptop alternative and sells for $150. The combined weight of the tablet plus keyboard cover and pencil increases to 1,005 g (2.22 lbs).

Unlike European customers that get to enjoy two years of warranty US customers are once again limited to just 12 months. Lenovo’s Premium Care warranty extensions are available in select markets with prices and conditions varying from one country to another.

Lenovo Tab P12 Pro Tablet Review
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro Tablet Review

Input Devices & Handling – Tab P12 Pro with Stylus Support

Tab P12 Pro Lenovo Precision Pen 3
Tab P12 Pro Lenovo Precision Pen 3

The 12.6-inch OLED panel registers finger input very quickly. Animations are smooth thanks to the 120 Hz panel, which helps make both finger and stylus input buttery smooth and fast.

The included Lenovo Presision Pen 3, which supports the usual 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity, worked great for taking notes, and it felt very comfortable when held in hand thanks to its ergonomic design.

Fast movements resulted in visible display lag while slow movements when attempting to draw a line produced a minor wobble. All things considered the stylus worked very well and better than a Surface Slim Pen 2 but it was not as sensitive as an S-Pen.

The fingerprint reader that is integrated into the power button worked very fast but turned out not to be particularly reliable overall. In comparison, the tablet’s face detection feature worked very reliably and oftentimes faster in adequately lit space. Considering that the tablet features a ToF sensor at the front we expect the Lenovo Tab P12 Pro’s face recognition feature to be more secure than 2D variants thereof that rely solely on the front-facing camera.

Lenovo Tab P12 Pro Tablet Review
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro Tablet Review
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro Tablet Review

Display – Lenovo Tablet with OLED

Subpixel array
Subpixel array

The Tab P12 Pro’s 16:10 OLED display runs at a native resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels and, unlike its predecessor, at a high refresh rate of 120 Hz. In addition, Lenovo emphasizes the panels’ HDR10/HDR10+ capabilities. However, we were only able to determine a maximum brightness of 605 nits in the APL50 test with a pattern of alternating dark and bright patches, which is not particularly high for HDR contents. Accordingly, we would not expect too much of the Tab P12 Pro in this regard.

Having said that the Lenovo Tab P12 Pro’s maximum brightness on an all-white image is very good, and much brighter than for example a Galaxy Tab S7 Plus. Unfortunately, like all OLED displays the Tab P12 Pro uses PWM for brightness regulation.

We were able to detect a PWM frequency of around 245 Hz at brightness levels of 25 % and below with a much more uniform and consistent amplitude at higher brightness levels. As with all OLED panels sensitive users should keep in mind that they might have issues with this panel due to its low frequency. Even the Apple iPad Pro 12.9’s Mini LED backlight flickered, albeit at a very high frequency.

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cd/m²
556
cd/m²
564
cd/m²
555
cd/m²
552
cd/m²
559
cd/m²
547
cd/m²
549
cd/m²
549
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 564 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 554.6 cd/m² Minimum: 2.3 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 97 %
Center on Battery: 552 cd/m²
Contrast: ∞:1 (Black: 0 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 3.43 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.4
ΔE Greyscale 2 | 0.64-98 Ø5.6
100% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.253
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
AMOLED, 2560x1600, 12.60
Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 2021
OLED, 2560x1600, 12.60
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus
Super AMOLED, 2800x1752, 12.40
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13
IPS, 2160x1350, 13.00
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378
IPS mini-LED, 2732x2048, 12.90
Screen
3%
-2%
-32%
8%
Brightness middle
552
383
-31%
441
-20%
404
-27%
620
12%
Brightness
555
390
-30%
447
-19%
374
-33%
612
10%
Brightness Distribution
97
94
-3%
98
1%
85
-12%
96
-1%
Black Level *
0.4
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
3.43
2.1
39%
2.4
30%
2.94
14%
1.8
48%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
7.25
3.7
49%
4.1
43%
8.74
-21%
4.9
32%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
2
2.1
-5%
2.9
-45%
4.3
-115%
3.1
-55%
Gamma
2.253 98%
2.14 103%
2.01 109%
2.14 103%
2214 0%
CCT
6417 101%
6258 104%
6469 100%
7084 92%
6892 94%
Contrast
1010

* ... 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 245.1 Hz

The display backlight flickers at 245.1 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) .

The frequency of 245.1 Hz is relatively low, so sensitive users will likely notice flickering and experience eyestrain at the stated brightness setting and below.

In comparison: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 21913 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.


PWM flickering at 245.1 Hz at brightness levels of 25 % and below
PWM flickering at 245.1 Hz at brightness levels of 25 % and below
0% brightness
0% brightness
25% brightness
25% brightness
50% brightness
50% brightness
75% brightness
75% brightness
100% brightness
100% brightness

A total of three color modes with manual color temperature adjustment are available on the Lenovo Tab P12 Pro. As usual, we ran our tests using a photo spectrometer and the CalMAN software and chose the “Balanced” profile. In this color setting, color deviations are not particularly high, especially in the P3 color space, and the slightly elevated Delta E deviations in sRGB of 3.4 when compared with other premium tablets will be practically unnoticeable during everyday use.

Color accuracy (color space: sRGB)
Color accuracy (color space: sRGB)
Color space (color space: AdobeRGB)
Color space (color space: AdobeRGB)
Color space (color space: P3)
Color space (color space: P3)
Color space (color space: sRGB)
Color space (color space: sRGB)
Grayscale (color space: sRGB)
Grayscale (color space: sRGB)
Saturation (color space: sRGB)
Saturation (color space: sRGB)

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 3 ms rise
↘ 3 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. » 8 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (23.4 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
10 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 5 ms rise
↘ 5 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 0.692 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 12 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (37 ms).

Outdoors, the tablet remained well readable in both the shade and the sun. Only in direct sunlight did usability suffer greatly due to the reflections on the Tab P12 Pro’s display.

Viewing angles are between good and very good. Colors remain accurate and consistent, and we only noticed a minor decrease in brightness as well as a minor yet noticeable blue tint at extreme angles.

Lenovo Tab P12 Pro Tablet Review
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro Tablet Review
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro Tablet Review

Performance – Lenovo Tablet with Qualcomm SoC

The Snapdragon 870 is a powerful 7nm SoC with a single very fast so-called “Prime Core” running at up to 3.2 GHz, three Cortex A77-based performance cores running at up to 2.42 GHz, and four Cortex A55-based efficiency cores running at up to 1.8 GHz. It is paired with an Adreno 650 GPU.

In everyday use, this 2019-introduced high-end SoC achieved a decent level of system performance thanks to its total of 8 GB of LPDDR5 RAM. Animations are smooth thanks to the fast 120 Hz display and load times are low courtesy of the tablet’s fast UFS 3.1 storage. Compared to Lenovo’s own Yoga Tab-series and Tab P11-series the Tab P12 Pro has a significantly improved subjective everyday performance.

In our benchmarks, the Tab P12 Pro’s Snapdragon 870 performed slightly faster than the Yoga Tab 13’s. Overall, the Lenovo Tab P12 Pro’s performance is in line with its competitors as long as you ignore the Apple M1 featured in the iPad Pro 12.9.

Geekbench 5.3
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378
1710 Points ∼84% +79%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (955 - 1046, n=11)
993 Points ∼49% +4%
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13
967 Points ∼47% +1%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
955 Points ∼47%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus
950 Points ∼47% -1%
Average of class Tablet (133 - 1719, n=47, last 2 years)
679 Points ∼33% -29%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378
7378 Points ∼26% +129%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (2870 - 4455, n=11)
3306 Points ∼11% +3%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
3215 Points ∼11%
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13
3131 Points ∼11% -3%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus
3063 Points ∼11% -5%
Average of class Tablet (455 - 7378, n=47, last 2 years)
2308 Points ∼8% -28%
PCMark for Android
Work 3.0
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
13565 Points ∼73%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (10829 - 16054, n=10)
12851 Points ∼69% -5%
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13
10829 Points ∼58% -20%
Average of class Tablet (4564 - 13996, n=23, last 2 years)
9035 Points ∼49% -33%
Storage 2.0
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
26486 Points ∼72%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (23543 - 26922, n=6)
25638 Points ∼70% -3%
Average of class Tablet (6087 - 34800, n=13, last 2 years)
17068 Points ∼46% -36%
3DMark
Wild Life Score
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378
17221 Points ∼16% +309%
Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 2021
6259 Points ∼6% +49%
Average of class Tablet (371 - 17263, n=28, last 2 years)
4750 Points ∼4% +13%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (4166 - 4351, n=11)
4252 Points ∼4% +1%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
4211 Points ∼4%
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13
4204 Points ∼4% 0%
Wild Life Unlimited Score
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378
18303 Points ∼15% +336%
Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 2021
6399 Points ∼5% +52%
Average of class Tablet (366 - 18326, n=26, last 2 years)
5581 Points ∼5% +33%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (4152 - 4352, n=11)
4240 Points ∼4% +1%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
4199 Points ∼4%
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13
4154 Points ∼4% -1%
Wild Life Extreme
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378
5035 Points ∼11% +309%
Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 2021
1863 Points ∼4% +51%
Average of class Tablet (135 - 5035, n=24, last 2 years)
1627 Points ∼3% +32%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
1232 Points ∼3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (1203 - 1243, n=10)
1230 Points ∼3% 0%
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13
1203 Points ∼3% -2%
Wild Life Extreme Unlimited
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378
4975 Points ∼11% +306%
Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 2021
1805 Points ∼4% +47%
Average of class Tablet (132 - 4975, n=24, last 2 years)
1577 Points ∼3% +29%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
1225 Points ∼3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (1195 - 1246, n=10)
1225 Points ∼3% 0%
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13
1195 Points ∼3% -2%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex Onscreen
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378
120 fps ∼4% +1%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
119 fps ∼4%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus
116 fps ∼3% -3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (60 - 142, n=10)
106.2 fps ∼3% -11%
Average of class Tablet (19 - 120, n=41, last 2 years)
61.6 fps ∼2% -48%
Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 2021
61 fps ∼2% -49%
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13
60 fps ∼2% -50%
1920x1080 T-Rex Offscreen
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378
588 fps ∼5% +160%
Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 2021
232 fps ∼2% +3%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
226 fps ∼2%
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13
224 fps ∼2% -1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (171 - 231, n=10)
218 fps ∼2% -4%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus
215 fps ∼2% -5%
Average of class Tablet (14 - 588, n=41, last 2 years)
163.9 fps ∼1% -27%
GFXBench 3.0
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378
115 fps ∼32% +47%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (60 - 116, n=10)
91.8 fps ∼25% +18%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
78 fps ∼21%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus
67 fps ∼18% -14%
Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 2021
61 fps ∼17% -22%
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13
60 fps ∼16% -23%
Average of class Tablet (9.4 - 120, n=40, last 2 years)
47 fps ∼13% -40%
1920x1080 1080p Manhattan Offscreen
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378
318 fps ∼25% +141%
Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 2021
154 fps ∼12% +17%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
132 fps ∼10%
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13
131 fps ∼10% -1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (104 - 140, n=10)
129.2 fps ∼10% -2%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus
125 fps ∼10% -5%
Average of class Tablet (6.9 - 345, n=41, last 2 years)
93.2 fps ∼7% -29%
GFXBench 3.1
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378
74 fps ∼2% +51%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (49 - 95, n=10)
70.8 fps ∼2% +44%
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13
59 fps ∼2% +20%
Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 2021
58 fps ∼2% +18%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
49 fps ∼1%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus
41 fps ∼1% -16%
Average of class Tablet (6.3 - 107, n=41, last 2 years)
33.8 fps ∼1% -31%
1920x1080 Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378
227 fps ∼5% +139%
Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 2021
112 fps ∼2% +18%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
95 fps ∼2%
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13
92 fps ∼2% -3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (72 - 99, n=10)
89.3 fps ∼2% -6%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus
88 fps ∼2% -7%
Average of class Tablet (4.7 - 229, n=41, last 2 years)
63.7 fps ∼1% -33%
GFXBench
on screen Car Chase Onscreen
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378
55.3 fps ∼2% +84%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (30 - 51, n=10)
43.5 fps ∼1% +45%
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13
42 fps ∼1% +40%
Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 2021
41 fps ∼1% +37%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
30 fps ∼1%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus
24 fps ∼1% -20%
Average of class Tablet (2.7 - 87, n=41, last 2 years)
23 fps ∼1% -23%
1920x1080 Car Chase Offscreen
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378
150 fps ∼1% +159%
Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 2021
64 fps ∼0% +10%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
58 fps ∼0%
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13
57 fps ∼0% -2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (43 - 59, n=10)
55.3 fps ∼0% -5%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus
53 fps ∼0% -9%
Average of class Tablet (2.1 - 153.5, n=41, last 2 years)
39.7 fps ∼0% -32%
on screen Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378
43.7 fps ∼28% +119%
Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 2021
30 fps ∼19% +50%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (20 - 34, n=11)
29.4 fps ∼19% +47%
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13
27 fps ∼17% +35%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
20 fps ∼13%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus
18 fps ∼11% -10%
Average of class Tablet (2 - 75, n=45, last 2 years)
16.4 fps ∼10% -18%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378
63 fps ∼20% +186%
Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 2021
31 fps ∼10% +41%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus
22 fps ∼7% 0%
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13
22 fps ∼7% 0%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
22 fps ∼7%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (18 - 23, n=11)
21.9 fps ∼7% 0%
Average of class Tablet (0.87 - 70, n=45, last 2 years)
15.4 fps ∼5% -30%
on screen Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378
67 fps ∼33% +109%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (32 - 54, n=11)
46.6 fps ∼23% +46%
Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 2021
44 fps ∼21% +38%
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13
43 fps ∼21% +34%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
32 fps ∼16%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus
27 fps ∼13% -16%
Average of class Tablet (3.2 - 102, n=45, last 2 years)
23.5 fps ∼11% -27%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378
177 fps ∼24% +211%
Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 2021
76 fps ∼10% +33%
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13
59 fps ∼8% +4%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (50 - 62, n=11)
58.2 fps ∼8% +2%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus
57 fps ∼8% 0%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
57 fps ∼8%
Average of class Tablet (2.4 - 191, n=45, last 2 years)
41.1 fps ∼5% -28%
Antutu v9 - Total Score
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378
1186706 Points ∼100% +68%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
707685 Points ∼60%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (676505 - 716502, n=9)
694764 Points ∼59% -2%
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13
676505 Points ∼57% -4%
Average of class Tablet (117837 - 1186706, n=24, last 2 years)
553815 Points ∼47% -22%
AImark - Score v2.x
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13
119686 Points ∼42% +5%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (111838 - 123847, n=7)
117537 Points ∼41% +3%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
114525 Points ∼40%
Average of class Tablet (4281 - 119686, n=22, last 2 years)
31292 Points ∼11% -73%
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378
Points ∼0% -100%
BaseMark OS II
Overall
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13
6164 Points ∼73% +5%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (5551 - 6369, n=9)
6071 Points ∼72% +4%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
5865 Points ∼69%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus
5305 Points ∼63% -10%
Average of class Tablet (806 - 6908, n=28, last 2 years)
3418 Points ∼40% -42%
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378
Points ∼0% -100%
System
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13
10489 Points ∼53% +15%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (8852 - 10489, n=9)
9642 Points ∼49% +6%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
9124 Points ∼46%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus
8965 Points ∼46% -2%
Average of class Tablet (1492 - 10926, n=28, last 2 years)
6069 Points ∼31% -33%
Memory
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (6683 - 8167, n=9)
7461 Points ∼82% +1%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
7365 Points ∼81%
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13
7215 Points ∼80% -2%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus
5918 Points ∼65% -20%
Average of class Tablet (675 - 8167, n=28, last 2 years)
3790 Points ∼42% -49%
Graphics
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13
12350 Points ∼43% +5%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (10386 - 12801, n=9)
11911 Points ∼41% +1%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus
11773 Points ∼41% 0%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
11754 Points ∼41%
Average of class Tablet (542 - 22308, n=28, last 2 years)
6430 Points ∼22% -45%
Web
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (1411 - 1791, n=9)
1589 Points ∼66% +9%
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13
1544 Points ∼65% +6%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
1452 Points ∼61%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus
1268 Points ∼53% -13%
Average of class Tablet (730 - 1581, n=28, last 2 years)
1183 Points ∼49% -19%

Legend

 
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Qualcomm Adreno 650, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
 
Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 2021 HiSilicon Kirin 9000E, ARM Mali-G78 MP22, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
 
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ (Plus), Qualcomm Adreno 650, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
 
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13 Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G, Qualcomm Adreno 650, 128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
 
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378 Apple M1, Apple M1 8-Core GPU, 128 GB NVMe
Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378 (Safari 14.1.1)
182.5 Points ∼100% +69%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro (Chrome 98)
108.3 Points ∼59%
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13 (Chrome 92)
94 Points ∼52% -13%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (60.7 - 108.3, n=8)
87.6 Points ∼48% -19%
Average of class Tablet (14 - 184.3, n=34, last 2 years)
78.5 Points ∼43% -28%
Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 2021 (Huawei Browser 11.1.4.302)
72.8 Points ∼40% -33%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus (Samsung Browser 12.1)
72.5 Points ∼40% -33%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378
403.4 Points ∼100% +119%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro (Chrome 98)
184.5 Points ∼46%
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13 (Chrome 92)
171.2 Points ∼42% -7%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (105.1 - 184.5, n=9)
147.7 Points ∼37% -20%
Average of class Tablet (22.1 - 436, n=41, last 2 years)
140.2 Points ∼35% -24%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus (Samsung Browser 12.1)
127.6 Points ∼32% -31%
Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 2021 (Huawei Browser 11.1.4.302)
126.4 Points ∼31% -31%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378 (Safari 14.1.1)
221 Points ∼100% +43%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro (Chrome 98)
155 Points ∼70%
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13 (Chrome 92)
134 Points ∼61% -14%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (99 - 155, n=9)
130.6 Points ∼59% -16%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus (Samsung Browser 12.1)
126 Points ∼57% -19%
Average of class Tablet (24 - 254, n=42, last 2 years)
100.9 Points ∼46% -35%
Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 2021 (Huawei Browser 11.1.4.302)
97 Points ∼44% -37%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378 (Safari 14.1.1)
210 runs/min ∼100% +221%
Average of class Tablet (12.2 - 255, n=33, last 2 years)
81.9 runs/min ∼39% +25%
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13 (Chome 92)
74.2 runs/min ∼35% +13%
Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 2021 (Huawei Browser 11.1.4.302)
72.1 runs/min ∼34% +10%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus (Samsung Browser 12.1)
71.3 runs/min ∼34% +9%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (51.4 - 74.8, n=8)
69 runs/min ∼33% +5%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro (Chrome 98)
65.5 runs/min ∼31%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378 (Safari 14.1.1)
62789 Points ∼100% +52%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro (Chrome 98)
41256 Points ∼66%
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13 (Chrome 92)
33694 Points ∼54% -18%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (20543 - 41256, n=9)
32852 Points ∼52% -20%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus (Samsung Browser 12.1)
27360 Points ∼44% -34%
Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 2021 (Huawei Browser 11.1.4.302)
24616 Points ∼39% -40%
Average of class Tablet (3111 - 66974, n=40, last 2 years)
24616 Points ∼39% -40%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Tablet (455 - 12972, n=43, last 2 years)
3981 ms * ∼100% -277%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus (Samsung Browser 12.1)
1947 ms * ∼49% -85%
Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 2021 (Huawei Browser 11.1.4.302)
1629 ms * ∼41% -54%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (1055 - 1744, n=9)
1384 ms * ∼35% -31%
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13 (Chrome 92)
1158 ms * ∼29% -10%
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro (Chrome 98)
1055 ms * ∼27%
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378 (Safari 14.1.1)
495 ms * ∼12% +53%

* ... smaller is better

Lenovo Tab P12 ProHuawei MatePad Pro 12.6 2021Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 PlusLenovo Yoga Tab 13Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378Average 256 GB UFS 3.1 FlashAverage of class Tablet
AndroBench 3-5
62%
-1%
-1%
18%
-52%
Sequential Read 256KB
1782
2031
14%
1675
-6%
1431
-20%
1771 ?(1330 - 2037, n=42)
-1%
685 ?(123.3 - 2031, n=39, last 2 years)
-62%
Sequential Write 256KB
758
1559
106%
732
-3%
711
-6%
899 ?(452 - 1559, n=42)
19%
362 ?(67.4 - 1559, n=39, last 2 years)
-52%
Random Read 4KB
232.5
310
33%
230.1
-1%
249.1
7%
260 ?(181 - 325, n=42)
12%
118.6 ?(10.1 - 310, n=39, last 2 years)
-49%
Random Write 4KB
189.2
369.7
95%
205
8%
215.2
14%
264 ?(218 - 449, n=43)
40%
103.8 ?(4.27 - 370, n=39, last 2 years)
-45%

Gaming – Tab P12 Pro Scores 120 FPS

Despite its size the Tab P12 Pro is very well suited for various games available in Google’s Play Store given its relatively low weight. The Adreno 650 may be more than two years old at this point but it continues to offer adequate gaming performance, nonetheless.

We determine a system’s gaming capabilities by running GameBench, and doing so revealed a short 120 FPS spike in Armajet with an average of 85 FPS.

Even demanding games such as PUBG Mobile can be enjoyed smoothly in maximum details. The Lenovo Tab P12 Pro managed a solid 60 FPS in HD settings and 40 FPS in UHD with no sudden performance drops.

Lenovo Tab P12 Pro Tablet Review
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro Tablet Review
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; Armajet: Ø85.1 (61-121)
; PUBG Mobile; Smooth: Ø59.9 (59-61)
; PUBG Mobile; Balanced: Ø59.5 (48-61)
; PUBG Mobile; HD: Ø59.5 (52-61)
; PUBG Mobile; Ultra HD: Ø39.9 (35-41)

Emissions – Cool Lenovo Tablet

Temperature

Lenovo Tab P12 Pro Tablet Review

The tablet’s metal case remained cool even under high load, and we were only able to detect a 10 °C increase to 40 °C under load at the front.

Running the GFXBench battery test we determine how well the Snapdragon 870 performs under long-lasting sustained load, and we are happy to report that it did very well and remained very consistent. The same results were achieved in 3DMark’s stress tests with a very good score of 99 % certifying a very consistent performance for this Qualcomm SoC.

3DMark Wild Life Stress Test

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Lenovo Tab P12 Pro Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø25.2 (25.1-25.3)
Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 2021 Mali-G78 MP22, Kirin 9000E, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø31.3 (27.4-35.4)
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13 Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø25.1 (25.1-25.2)
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro Adreno 650, SD 870, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.8.1: Ø7.3 (7.29-7.33)
Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 2021 Mali-G78 MP22, Kirin 9000E, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.4.2: Ø8.73 (8.19-10.9)
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13 Adreno 650, SD 870, 128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.5.1: Ø7.29 (7.29-7.31)
Max. Load
 36.9 °C
98 F
39.6 °C
103 F
32.6 °C
91 F
 
 33.7 °C
93 F
35.5 °C
96 F
31.8 °C
89 F
 
 33.7 °C
93 F
36.2 °C
97 F
31.5 °C
89 F
 
Maximum: 39.6 °C = 103 F
Average: 34.6 °C = 94 F
31.2 °C
88 F
38.7 °C
102 F
37.9 °C
100 F
31.1 °C
88 F
35.3 °C
96 F
34.6 °C
94 F
30.2 °C
86 F
32.4 °C
90 F
32.7 °C
91 F
Maximum: 38.7 °C = 102 F
Average: 33.8 °C = 93 F
Power Supply (max.)  39.9 °C = 104 F | Room Temperature 20.1 °C = 68 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated), Voltcraft IR-260
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 34.6 °C / 94 F, compared to the average of 30.4 °C / 87 F for the devices in the class Tablet.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 39.6 °C / 103 F, compared to the average of 34.4 °C / 94 F, ranging from 22 to 53.2 °C for the class Tablet.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 38.7 °C / 102 F, compared to the average of 33.7 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 25.9 °C / 79 F, compared to the device average of 30.4 °C / 87 F.

Speakers

The Tab P12 Pro features a total of four JBL speakers, two on the right and two on the left-hand side, with four Dolby Atmos-certified audio channels at 1.5 W each.

Overall sound quality is very good with detectable hints of bass. In return, mids and highs are not very linear. Maximum volume was determined to be a decent 89 dB(A).

Given the lack of 3.5-mm audio jack the only way to connect wired headphones or speakers is through the tablet’s USB-C port. A dongle for analog audio devices is not included. Alternatively, the tablet also supports Bluetooth 5.2 for wireless connections.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2049.348.92543.950.53137.142.24037.943.65043.848.16331.835.7802839.610027.95312523.557.116023.861.120019.664.3250196931517.57440015.274.550016.877.76302179.180022.382.5100018.781.7125017.380.9160015.880.7200015.872.8250017.464.9315018.469.8400020.277.1500020.377.4630020.177800021.476.61000021.870.51250021.369.41600021.866SPL31.689.9N1.688median 20.1median 74Delta1.85.740.840.724.323.326.527.326.324.323.720.627.523.441.822.557.318.763.421.764.622.863.117.867.417.469.517.871.918.974.215.27011.573.610.374.210.175.710.972.510.271.110.569.310.864.810.871.211.269.611.36511.47311.374.511.471.411.357.110.583.924.260.50.5median 70median 11.343.4hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseLenovo Tab P12 ProApple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (89.9 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 11% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (10.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 5% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (4.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 4.1% away from median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (7.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (11.9% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 15% of all tested devices in this class were better, 2% similar, 83% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 19%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 7% of all tested devices were better, 2% similar, 91% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (83.9 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 5.8% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (8.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 2.9% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (4.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2.9% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (6.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (6.8% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 0% of all tested devices in this class were better, 2% similar, 98% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 19%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 1% of all tested devices were better, 0% similar, 99% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Energy Management – Long-Lasting Lenovo Tablet

Power Consumption

The Tab P12 Pro’s 10,200 mAh lithium-polymer battery supports Quick Charge 4.0 and can be charged from near empty to full in a mere 1:45 hours. A compatible 30 W power supply is included in the box.

Overall power consumption was very good for a 12.6-inch device, especially when compared to the Yoga Tab 13.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.1 / 0.3 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 2.2 / 2.6 / 3.2 Watt
Load midlight 7.1 / 11.5 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 P12 Pro
10200 mAh
Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 2021
10050 mAh
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus
10090 mAh
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13
10000 mAh
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378
 mAh
Power Consumption
-129%
-6%
-31%
-108%
Idle Minimum *
2.2
6.2
-182%
2.41
-10%
3
-36%
1.8
18%
Idle Average *
2.6
9.07
-249%
3.4
-31%
3.4
-31%
9.6
-269%
Idle Maximum *
3.2
9.12
-185%
3.43
-7%
4.1
-28%
9.8
-206%
Load Average *
7.1
8.79
-24%
6.63
7%
9.9
-39%
12.2
-72%
Load Maximum *
11.5
12.07
-5%
10.29
11%
13.8
-20%
12.6
-10%

* ... smaller is better

Power Consumption: Geekbench (150 cd/m²)

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Lenovo Tab P12 Pro Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G: Ø6.84 (2.48-12.9)
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13 Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G: Ø10.2 (5.86-15.9)

Power Consumption: GFXBench (150 cd/m²)

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Lenovo Tab P12 Pro Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G; 1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Offscreen: Ø9.67 (8.92-10.2)
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13 Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G; 1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Offscreen: Ø12.7 (5.75-13.3)
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G; Idle 1min: Ø2.7 (2.52-3.42)
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13 Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G; Idle 1min: Ø3.37 (3.18-3.69)

Battery Life

In our Wi-Fi test with display brightness normalized to 150 nits the Lenovo Tab P12 Pro managed a good 10.5 hours in 120 Hz mode, and an even longer 15 hours in our video playback test with disabled communication modules.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
17h 14min
WiFi Websurfing
10h 27min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
14h 52min
Load (maximum brightness)
3h 56min
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro
10200 mAh
Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 2021
10050 mAh
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus
10090 mAh
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13
10000 mAh
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 A2378
 mAh
Battery Runtime
54%
-6%
69%
2%
Reader / Idle
1034
2080
101%
898
-13%
2536
145%
H.264
892
1367
53%
620
-30%
1199
34%
818
-8%
WiFi v1.3
627
740
18%
425
-32%
1056
68%
673
7%
Load
236
342
45%
355
50%
306
30%
255
8%

Pros

+ bright 120 Hz OLED panel
+ long battery life
+ good speakers
+ high build quality
+ stylus included

Cons

- no GPS (Wi-Fi model)
- software support
- no 3.5-mm headphone jack
- no IP rating

Lenovo Tab P12 Pro Verdict

Lenovo Tab P12 Pro review. Review unit provided by Lenovo Germany
Lenovo Tab P12 Pro review. Review unit provided by Lenovo Germany

The Tab P12 Pro is a very good premium tablet at a high price. For an Android tablet, its starting price of $699 is fairly high.

In return, the Tab P12 Pro offers quite a lot, such as dual-monitor support or the capability to serve as a secondary display for a Windows computer, a sleek user interface, a premium build quality, excellent speakers, and last but not least a good battery life. Having said that the Yoga Tab 13 ran quite a bit longer.

The display is where the Tab P12 Pro really shines, as it has been improved massively over its predecessor’s, the Tab P11 Pro's. The new display is not only much brighter, it also runs at a high refresh rate of 120 Hz. The Tab P12 Pro did very well when compared Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S7 Plus, the king of the hill in the Android tablet segment of the market. The same can be said about its included Lenovo Pen 3.

The Lenovo Tab P12 Pro offers a lot for fans of Android tablets.

However, Samsung is clearly ahead when it comes to software. If extended support with regular updates is what you are after a Galaxy premium tablet might be a better choice. After all, Lenovo only guarantees three years of security updates that were already out of date on our review unit and (most likely) no more than two major operating system upgrades.

Price and Availability

The Lenovo Tab P12 Pro is currently available through Lenovo’s own webstore with prices starting at $700.

Lenovo Tab P12 Pro - 03/26/2022 v7
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Chassis
89 / 98 → 90%
Keyboard
67 / 80 → 84%
Pointing Device
96%
Connectivity
49 / 70 → 70%
Weight
82 / 40-88 → 88%
Battery
89%
Display
87%
Games Performance
65 / 78 → 83%
Application Performance
82 / 92 → 89%
Temperature
92%
Noise
100%
Audio
84 / 91 → 92%
Camera
59 / 85 → 70%
Average
80%
89%
Tablet - Weighted Average

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Marcus Herbrich
Editor of the original article: Marcus Herbrich - Senior Tech Writer - 304 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2016
I have always been very passionately interested in mobile technologies, especially smartphones. Being a tech enthusiast means the half-life of my devices isn’t exactly long, and being the latest hardware is not enough to suffice as the manufacturer and operating system play a minor role – the most important aspect for me is that the device is state-of-the-art. After posting for Mobi Test I joined Notebookcheck in 2016, where I have been pursuing my enthusiasm for technology by reviewing the latest smartphone, tablet, and accessory trends.
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Marcus Herbrich, 2022-03-31 (Update: 2022-03-31)