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Lenovo Tab4 8 inch 2017

Specifications

Lenovo Tab4 8 inch 2017
Lenovo Tab4 8 inch 2017 (IdeaTab Series)
Processor
Graphics adapter
Memory
2048 MB 
Display
8 inch 16:10, 1280x800 pixel 189 PPI, Capacitive, IPS, glossy: yes
Storage
16 GB eMMC Flash, 16 GB 
, 16GB or 32GB
Connections
Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: microSD, up to 256 GB, Sensors: Accelerometer, proximity (LTE model only), microUSB v2.0
Networking
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.2, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.2 x 211 x 124 ( = 0.32 x 8.31 x 4.88 in)
Battery
4850 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Android 7.0 Nougat
Camera
Primary Camera: 5 MPix
Secondary Camera: 2 MPix
Additional features
12 Months Warranty
Weight
310 g ( = 10.93 oz / 0.68 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
200 Euro

 

Reviews for the Lenovo Tab4 8 inch 2017

Lenovo Tab 4
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Lenovo Tab 4 tablets look great and thanks to competitive pricing it should be an absolute bargain. Despite being underpowered for teenagers and adult users, paired with the Kids pack the basic Tab 4s have the chops to be a great tablet for children under 10.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/28/2017
Hands-on: Lenovo’s new Tab 4 Android tablets
Source: Android Authority English
What do you think about the latest series of tablets from Lenovo? Let us know in the comments section below, and stay tuned with Android Authority for more about the Lenovo Tab 4 series, as well as for more great coverage from MWC 2017!
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/25/2017

Foreign Reviews

Günstige Tablets für Kinder und die ganze Familie
Source: WinFuture German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/28/2017

Comment

Model: The Lenovo Tab4 8 inch 2017 is one of the new affordable tablets announced at Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona, Spain. It belongs to the Tab Series 4, a family of tablets that feature two mainstream devices and two premium media-focused devices. Running Android Nougat, stocked with adequate specs to chew through most apps and games, as well as a surprisingly premium design language makes the Tab 4 8 inch 2017 stand out. Designed primarily as a tablet for kids, the Tab4 range is strikingly good-looking. Coated with glass on both sides, it looks as if it can do just as well in the hands of just about anyone looking for a palm-friendly slate. Each is trimmed in plastic, featuring all of the necessary buttons to make operating the volume and powering on and off simple. The design is pretty sleek and makes the Tab 4 tablets look way more expensive than they actually are. It is a tablet focused on versatility, display quality and sound. Lenovo is offering additional kits with the Tab4, which are basically add-ons based on user requirement. Currently, there are two kits, sold separately, which make the tablets suitable for either kids or for office work. The Kid’s Pack includes more internet security with dedicated children’s account for safer web browsing along with a shock-resistant bumper, 3M stickers for scratch protection, and a blue-light filter. The Productivity Pack, on the other hand, allows one to transform the tablet into a 2-in-1 laptop with a Bluetooth-enabled keyboard and trackpad.

For hardware specification, the Lenovo Tab4 8 inch 2017 is powered by Qualcomm’s lower range, Snapdragon 425 processor. Storage options include 16 GB and 32 GB. In addition, these tablets also feature 2 GB RAM along with a 8-inch (1280 × 800) IPS LCD display. The Android Nougat feature alone will see these devices being more competent than most at multitasking and saving battery with its enhanced Doze mode that analyzes battery usage patterns to improve its performance. The Nougat software has also been tweaked to have more advanced parental controls. The controls not only let parents manage what apps and content kids can access, they also have a nifty “on-times” and “down-times” scheduling tool. The tool lets the admin account decide what times certain apps or content can be accessed, which will be useful for any parent trying to limit the amount of Netflix their kids watch. There’s also a dedicated kids’ zone, that features curated “safe” content for children. Camera-wise, the Lenovo Tab4 8 inch 2017 comes fitted with a 2 MP front camera and a 5 MP rear camera. Common features include stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos and Android Nougat at the core. The Lenovo Tab4 8 inch 2017 is also available in Wi-Fi + LTE and Wi-Fi only models. It also allows for multiple user account setup. In terms of battery capacity, the Tab 4 8 inch has a 4850 mAh cell battery inside.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Qualcomm Adreno 405: Integrated graphics card for ARM based SoCs. Depending on the used SoC the clock rate is around 500 MHz and features 48 unified shaders. Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
425: Entry-level SoC that was announced in February 2016. It integrates 4 ARM Cortex-A53 CPU cores clocked at up to 1.4 GHz, an LPDDR3 memory controller and wireless radios for WiFi and 4G/LTE.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
8":

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.
0.31 kg:

This weight is somewhat high for a smartphone. Smartphones with a big screen and small tablets weigh as much, usually.


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, Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer, owned the majority of the company. 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.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2017-03-11 (Update: 2017-03-11)