Lenovo Tab S8
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the Lenovo Tab S8
Light as a feather. Lenovo's Tab S8 does not even weigh 300 grams but is quite a bargain. It offers a Full HD screen, an 8-megapixel camera, and front-facing speakers for 199 Euros (~$225). Discover whether Lenovo's tight calculation is also worthwhile for the customer in our review.
Source: Connect - Heft 04/2015
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/16/2015
Rating: Total score: 79%
Source: Mobi-Test - Heft 4/2015
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/01/2015
Source: Mobile Geeks DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/29/2014
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 90% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 70%
Source: Tuexperto ES→EN
Positive: Fine design with slim size and lightweight; powerful quad-core processor; excellent FHD display; LED flash and auto-focus lens; very competitive price.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/03/2014
The Lenovo Tab S8 is an Android tablet that looks unremarkable in its simple tablet design. It measures 210 x 124 x 7.9 mm and weighs only 299 g. Its small size and light weight allows users to hold it in one hand comfortably. The 8 inch IPS screen has a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels (283 ppi). Colors are vibrant and rich and the brightness is impressive. The IPS LCD technology offers accurate colors and wide viewing angles.
The 8 MP main camera features a LED flash, auto focus, geo tagging and a camcorder function, while the front-facing camera is less impressive at 1.6 MP. The main camera is capable of taking sharp photos even in the dark. The Lenovo Tab S8 features a Intel's Bay Trail-T Atom quad core processor, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage. The storage capacity can be expanded with a microSD card. The Tab S8 runs on Android 4.4 KitKat with additional Lenovo software pre-installed.
In terms of connectivity, it has a USB 3.0 port, a microUSB connector, tethering and 4.0 Bluetooth. The battery can last for up to seven hours, which is a little shorter than expected for a tablet device.
Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail):
Integrated GPU for tablet and notebook Bay Trail SoCs. Based on the Ivy Bridge GPU with four Execution Units and support for DirectX 11.
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
Intel Atom: The Intel Atom series is a 64-Bit (not every model supports 64bit) microprocessor for cheap and small notebooks (so called netbooks), MIDs, or UMPCs. The speciality of the new architecture is the "in order" execution (instead of the usual and faster "out of order" execution). Therefore, the transistor count of the Atom series is much lower and, thus, cheaper to produce. Furthermore, the power consumption is very low. The performance per Megahertz is therfore worse than the old Pentium 3M (1,2 GHz on par with a 1.6 GHz Atom).
Z3745: Soc with an integrated quad core Atom processor clocked at up to 1.86 GHz (Turbo), an Intel HD Graphics GPU and a dual channel LPDDR3-1067 memory controller.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This display size is a threshold between tablets and smartphones. Most tablets have larger screen diagonals but a lot of smartphones offer such a big screen.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for smartphones.
Lenovo: Lenovo ( "Le" as in the English word legend and "novo" (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. From 2004, the company has been the largest laptop manufacturer in China and got the fourth largest manufacturer worldwide after the acquisition of IBM's PC division in 2005. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company also produces monitors, projectors, servers, etc.
In 2011, Lenovo acquired the majority of Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Lenovo took over Motorola Mobility, which gave them a boost in the smartphone market.
From 2014 to 2016 Lenovo's market share in the global notebook market was 20-21%, ranking second behind HP. However, the distance decreased gradually. In the smartphone market, Lenovo did not belong to the Top 5 global manufacturers in 2016.
83.33%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.