Lenovo TAB4 8 Plus Review: Glass Passionate Tablet for Low Price 2017

Lenovo TAB4 8 Plus Review: Glass Handsome Tablet for Low Price 2017

Lenovo has felt a strong growth in the European market in recent years. This is the case with notebooks as well as with tablets.

Especially the cheap tablets are Lenovo’s strength. In this review, I’ll take a look at the Lenovo TAB4 8 Plus.

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Price: $269.99

8.0 inch with 1920 x 1080 Pixels, RAM: 4GB, ROM: 64GB, Battery: 4850mAh, Android 7.1, Qualcomm APQ8053 Octa Core 2.0GHz

Lenovo TAB4 8 Plus Tablet PC Fingerprint Recognition

Price: $269.99

8.0 inch with 1920 x 1080 Pixels, RAM: 4GB, ROM: 64GB, Battery: 4850mAh, Android 7.1, Qualcomm APQ8053 Octa Core 2.0GHz

Can this device convince at a price of a slim $270?

Lenovo TAB4 8 Plus: Packaging

The Lenovo TAB4 8 Plus comes in a rather basic blue cardboard box, which gives you the feeling of having bought a value for money device.

Inside we find the tablet, various instructions, a USB Type-C cable and a 5.2V with 2A charger.

This is a standard packaging, but at that price, you can not get sick, so you’ll have to get a cover or headphones.

Lenovo TAB4 8 Plus: Design and Appearance

The Lenovo TAB4 8 Plus in our review makes a positive impression at first glance. The dual-glass back and front panel feels good in the hand and cannot be pressed, the workmanship fits.

Lenovo TAB4 8 Plus Review: Glass Handsome Tablet for Low Price 2017

Yes, the TAB4 8 Plus is certainly not the most filigree or high-quality tablet but with a price of around $270, this is more than acceptable.

Lenovo TAB4 8 Plus Review: Glass Handsome Tablet for Low Price 2017

I did not feel like holding a “cheap” device during the test. The glass back also brings benefits. For devices with high gloss or heavily rubberized backs, I have the problem after some time that these look awful.

Lenovo TAB4 8 Plus Review: Glass Handsome Tablet for Low Price 2017

The glossy scratches pretty quickly and rubberized surfaces are difficult to clean from fingerprints.

Lenovo TAB4 8 Plus Review: Glass Handsome Tablet for Low Price 2017

The back of the Lenovo can be easily wiped and looks like new.

Lenovo TAB4 8 Plus Review: Glass Handsome Tablet for Low Price 2017

Let’s go around the device. On the front, we expect the 8-inch display as well as the 5-megapixels front camera and the two stereo speakers. Yes, the Lenovo TAB4 8 Plus has two front speakers!

Lenovo TAB4 8 Plus Review: Glass Handsome Tablet for Low Price 2017

Depending on how you hold the device, the power with built-in fingerprint reader bottom as well as the volume rocker on the right or at the top of the device.

Lenovo TAB4 8 Plus Review: Glass Handsome Tablet for Low Price 2017

On the left side or at the bottom is a small flap, under which the microSD card is located. The USB Type-C port and are on top of the Lenovo TAB4 8 Plus along with the headphone output or just 3.5mm audio jack.

Lenovo TAB4 8 Plus Review: Glass Handsome Tablet for Low Price 2017

On the back is only the 8-megapixel camera.

Lenovo TAB4 8 Plus Review: Glass Handsome Tablet for Low Price 2017

Bottom line, I think the case of the Lenovo TAB4 8 Plus in our analisis succeeded, even if it is certainly not the highest quality tablet currently on the market.

Lenovo TAB4 8 Plus Review: Glass Handsome Tablet for Low Price 2017

Also very positive, I think the look of the tablet. Especially the black version I find surprisingly chic, although this is always something in the eye of the beholder.

Lenovo TAB4 8 Plus: Display

The 8-inch display of the Lenovo TAB4 8 Plus in our review resolves with 1920 by 1200 pixels. This gives 320PPI which is of course pretty nice. And practically, the display of the tablet is the sharpest, but still completely sufficient for the consumption of films or images.

Lenovo TAB4 8 Plus Review: Glass Handsome Tablet for Low Price 2017

Unfortunately, you can hardly expect more for $270 currently. But otherwise, the display is pretty good.

Lenovo TAB4 8 Plus Review: Glass Handsome Tablet for Low Price 2017

Colors are strong and bright, contrasts fit so far for IPS display the same also applies to the viewing angles.The maximum brightness is good and sufficient.

Lenovo TAB4 8 Plus Review: Glass Handsome Tablet for Low Price 2017

I can not complain about the display which would not be normal for a $270 tablet. Only you should be used to a very high pixel density of your smartphone/notebook too much, 1920 by 1200 resolution of the TAB2 A8-50L could be the pleasure for you.

Lenovo TAB4 8 Plus: Hardware and Performance

As usual, I divide the assessment of the performance of the tablet into two parts. The theoretical performance, in the form of various benchmarks which I run on the device, and the practical part, in which I try to bring you the real benefits of the Lenovo TAB4 8 Plus in our analisis closer.

Lenovo TAB4 8 Plus Review: Glass Handsome Tablet for Low Price 2017

Lenovo installs a Qualcomm APQ8053 Octa Core with a 4GB of RAM in the TAB4 8 Plus review.

Lenovo TAB4 8 Plus Review: Glass Handsome Tablet for Low Price 2017

Should the Qualcomm APQ8053 tell you something immediately, do not worry, too, I have lost track of the Mediatek SoCs.

The benchmarks of the TAB4 8 Plus give quite good values for this price range. As with Qualcomm so often, the CPU is pretty strong. In the GPU I see something weaker values.

The bottom line is that the benchmarks for a $270 tablet fit, but if you value nice and big numbers for them, you might want to grab a larger tablet, but for a value for money device that fits.

In practice, the tablet makes a good if not perfect figure. Surfing the internet, listening to music, watching videos, etc. is of course without any problems.

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Even scrolling on larger websites is surprisingly smooth. Also, I like that device has 4GB of RAM. Especially with stronger multitasking websites are nice productive. But if you do a lot of multitasking with the Lenovo TAB4 8 Plus, you should not have any problems with it.

I have a lot of jerking or stuttering, if only when closing large applications, but Lenovo is one the fastest tablet on the market.

Lenovo TAB4 8 Plus Review: Glass Handsome Tablet for Low Price 2017

But what about games? By itself, playing on the tablet is a lot of fun thanks to the front speakers. The 08/10 games are of course perfectly on the device, I’m talking about Angry Birds, Cut the Rope, Springfield Tapped Out, etc.

For a little bit more elaborate games it gets a good gameplay. Asphalt 8 ran surprisingly well and fluid on medium but for example, N.O.V.A 3 brought the TAB2 A8-50L to its limits.

Although the game was quite playable it just stood on the border to the non-playable (about 20-30 FPS).

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In short, in normal everyday life, the Lenovo TAB4 8 Plus in my test is very good, even high games prepare the device no problems.

Lenovo TAB4 8 Plus: Software and OS

Lenovo TAB4 8 Plus sets to Android 7.1. The Android user interface was almost not modified by the manufacturer.

This also applies to the furnishing process which complies with the standard. You choose the language, your Wi-Fi network and if you want to log in to your Google Account, done.

Lenovo TAB4 8 Plus Review: Glass Handsome Tablet for Low Price 2017

Arrived on the home screen, everything seems very usual. Although Lenovo has pre-installed his own apps here and there, otherwise I could not discover any 3rd party applications, Very positive!

The only small difference to the Android as it is used by Google, are colored settings icons.

By the way, from the 64GB still 58.5GB are at available, this is a good value.

In short, Lenovo has made no mistake in the software of the tablet. One did not play around too much at the user interface nor overwhelmed the user with X great APPs of “selected” 3rd offerers. Hence full score in the software.

Lenovo TAB4 8 Plus: Sound and Acoustics

A tablet is a media consumption device accordingly, this needs in my view, good speakers. And Lenovo has already made the point one on the speakers right, there are two speakers and these are mounted on the front of the tablet.

Lenovo TAB4 8 Plus Review: Glass Handsome Tablet for Low Price 2017

Sonically, these are quite clear and loud but in the low-frequency range is missing a good deal.

Lenovo TAB4 8 Plus Review: Glass Handsome Tablet for Low Price 2017

But the mere fact that there are two speakers in the Lenovo TAB4 8 Plus in our test gives it a much better sound than most other tablets.

Lenovo TAB4 8 Plus Review: Glass Handsome Tablet for Low Price 2017

So thumbs up for the speakers in the Lenovo TAB4 8 Plus!

Lenovo TAB4 8 Plus: Fingerprint scanner

Fingerprint scanner located on the right panel of the Lenovo TAB4 8 Plus has a high speed of response: from touching the finger of the round touchpad until the home screen appears literally a fraction of a second.

Lenovo TAB4 8 Plus Review: Glass Handsome Tablet for Low Price 2017

The scanner also works when the screen is locked – to turn on the smartphone it is enough to just put a finger on it.

The registration of a print does not take much time – to memorize a finger the system requires about seven to ten touches. In general, the technology is perfectly implemented and helps to save time significantly when working with the gadget.

Lenovo TAB4 8 Plus: Cameras

The new tablet Lenovo TAB4 8 Plus has the 8-megapixel camera is usually no guarantee for good photo or video quality. But that is not the case with the TAB4 8 Plus.

Lenovo TAB4 8 Plus Review: Glass Handsome Tablet for Low Price 2017

Although it is hard to believe when looking at these pictures, I expected almost worse picture quality. Most cheap tablets have very bad cameras.

But the camera of the Lenovo TAB4 8 Plus rich at least sometimes photos or for a video chat (the front camera is synonymous not the yellow of the egg but enough for such a thing).

Separately, I want to praise the HDR mode, which very intelligently expands the dynamic range, making the images much more attractive.

Nevertheless, so you can use this tablet for photos! Because not every $250 smartphone offers better quality.

Lenovo TAB4 8 Plus: Battery

Lenovo TAB4 8 Plus in ort test has 4850mAh battery helps this to a respectable battery life. The Geekbench battery test (with active WiFi and half screen brightness) gives the tablet just under 12 hours of display on time.

Lenovo TAB4 8 Plus Review: Glass Handsome Tablet for Low Price 2017

Of course, battery life can vary greatly depending on usage. Nevertheless, the Geekbench battery test provides neutral benchmarks.

In my usual Netflix test, the tablet consumed 12% of the battery in one hour with active speakers and the screen at 3/4 brightness. This results in about 8 hours of video streaming.

Lenovo TAB4 8 Plus Review: Glass Handsome Tablet for Low Price 2017

In short, the battery of the tablet is to be described as good to very good.

Recharging takes about 2.5 hours at approximately 2A charging current.

Lenovo TAB4 8 Plus: Conclusions and Reviews

If you are looking for a good multimedia tablet without digging too deep into it and without losing a usable display, good speakers or good performance, the Lenovo TAB4 8 Plus as you can see on our review is the right choice.

Lenovo TAB4 8 Plus Review: Glass Handsome Tablet for Low Price 2017

Lenovo has created a very good mix with the Lenovo P8 which does not miss any aspect of the device.

Only those who put a lot of emphasis on playing high-quality games maybe should look at another device.

However, if you are looking for a price/performance companion with the good display and battery life, you will hardly find anything better in this price range.

Lenovo TAB4 8 Plus: Price and Where to buy cheaper?

Lenovo TAB4 8 Plus Review: Glass Handsome Tablet for Low Price 2017

Now you can buy a new tablet Lenovo TAB4 8 Plus at a very interesting and favorable price for only $269.99. In the Chinese store, there are always good suggestions, and this tablet is worth your attention.

Lenovo TAB4 8 Plus Tablet PC Fingerprint Recognition

Price: $269.99

8.0 inch with 1920 x 1080 Pixels, RAM: 4GB, ROM: 64GB, Battery: 4850mAh, Android 7.1, Qualcomm APQ8053 Octa Core 2.0GHz

Lenovo TAB4 8 Plus Tablet PC Fingerprint Recognition

Price: $269.99

8.0 inch with 1920 x 1080 Pixels, RAM: 4GB, ROM: 64GB, Battery: 4850mAh, Android 7.1, Qualcomm APQ8053 Octa Core 2.0GHz

Lenovo TAB4 8 Plus Review: Glass Passionate Tablet for Low Price 2017 was last modified: November 17th, 2017 by Boby Sanburn