Review Lenovo P8: New 8 inches Tablet PC for low Price

Review Lenovo P8: New 8 inches Tablet PC for low Price

The golden time of the tablets has already passed, so the producers rarely please us with new products in this segment. And this is not surprising because modern smartphones in the last couple of years have significantly increased in size, so often duplicate the functions of larger brethren. But Lenovo is aggressively developing a line of its tablets, and the manufacturer will present not only flagship solutions but also more affordable ones, which can be attributed to Lenovo P8 in our review.

The Lenovo tablet line is extensive and rather confusing, and Lenovo P8 is a whole family of disparate devices, so it’s better to navigate by code. The model lit up as far back as October 2016 but was presented only on MWC 2017. The tablet is equipped with an 8-inch matrix with a resolution of 1920×1200 pixels, SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, 3 GB RAM and 16 GB ROM. In addition, it is possible to install 2 SIM-cards, there is support for 3G and LTE (also available without LTE modification).

Lenovo P8 Tablet PC - 3GB RAM + 16GB ROM

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8 inch with 1920 x 1200 pixels, 3G DDR3 RAM and 16GB ROM, Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Octa Core 2.0GHz

Lenovo P8 Tablet PC - 3GB RAM + 16GB ROM

Coupon Price: $193.99

8 inch with 1920 x 1200 pixels, 3G DDR3 RAM and 16GB ROM, Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Octa Core 2.0GHz

Lenovo P8: Appearance and Design

Review Lenovo P8: New 8 inches Tablet PC for low Price

The appearance of Lenovo P8 is quite standard, so it’s easy to confuse with hundreds of other 8-inch tablets. The only distinctive feature to be paid attention to is an interesting cover of the soft touch type. The coating is rougher than the usual coating of this type. However, the ease of use is not affected, and the tablet slips easily and naturally out of hand.

Review Lenovo P8: New 8 inches Tablet PC for low Price

Not least this kind of quickness is associated with the rather impressive weight of the device. The build quality is high and when trying to twist and squeeze the case does not creak, even bends under the onslaught. The case of the device is protected in class IP52, which implies partial protection from dust and from drops of water falling at an angle of 15°.

Review Lenovo P8: New 8 inches Tablet PC for low Price

On the front side of the display, there is a front camera and an ambient light sensor. There is no talking dynamics here, which is quite reasonable because with such dimensions for telephone conversations it is logical to use a headset. From the rear, the main camera and LED flash are visible.

On the right side surface, there are volume and lock keys. On the left, under the tightly fitting plug, there is a cover for the SIM card tray, one of which can be replaced with a microSD data carrier.

Review Lenovo P8: New 8 inches Tablet PC for low Price

In the tablet on the top and bottom ends of a pair of speakers that allow you to experience stereo sound with the horizontal orientation of the tablet. Microphones are also a pair: one – from below, the second – from above. In the upper part are also an audio jack mini-jack (3.5 mm) and a micro-USB connector, which in the device presented in 2017 looks at least strange.

Lenovo P8: Display

Review Lenovo P8: New 8 inches Tablet PC for low Price

The resolution of the 8-inch display is 1920×1200 pixels, i.e. the ratio is 16:10. This aspect ratio is a bit unusual, especially in the light of the latest trends in smartphone screens, in which the aspect ratio is shifting more and more towards the cinema.

Review Lenovo P8: New 8 inches Tablet PC for low Price

The cinematic aspect ratio is good for viewing media content, but for working with documents, 16:10 is more suitable, therefore it should be written in the pluses of the tablet. The display supports up to 10 simultaneous touches. Oleophobic coating, unfortunately, does not have.

The maximum brightness of the display by the standards of smartphones and tablets is low – 384.71 cd / m2. This level is clearly not enough to work with a tablet on the street on a sunny day.

To measure the brightness of the black field, I had to go for a little tricky because of the dynamic non-switchable brightness control, which dramatically reduces the backlight level when the screen is filled black.

Review Lenovo P8: New 8 inches Tablet PC for low Price

To get the correct data, a set of black and white fields in a checkerboard pattern was displayed on the screen, after which it was measured.

Lenovo P8: Sound

The tablet is equipped with a pair of speakers, which for tablets is the exception rather than the rule. Of course, only by installing a pair of speakers immediately get a plus in karma will not work, because you need them to sound more.

Review Lenovo P8: New 8 inches Tablet PC for low Price

When playing a 1-kHz sine wave at a distance of 1 meter from the tablet, a level of 85.1dBA was recorded. By the standards of mobile devices, this is a good result. Moreover, when setting the maximum level, the sound is clean and detailed, without obvious defects like hiss, cod and the like.

The case of the device does not resonate, for which you need to thank the plastic panels and quality assembly. Unfortunately, a pair of small speakers has low frequencies, but otherwise, especially in comparison with other tablets in their price range, the experimental sounds good.

Lenovo P8: Hardware and Performance

The tablet is based on Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, executed on 14 nm technical process FinFET LPP, which in theory should ensure a low battery charge. This is an 8-core solution (Cortex-A53), in which all the cores operate at a frequency of up to 2 GHz.

Review Lenovo P8: New 8 inches Tablet PC for low Price

Adreno 506 is responsible for the video subsystem. The volume of single-channel RAM of the LPDDR3 933 MHz type is 3 GB of ROM in the tested version is 16 GB, which is not always enough, especially if you store video files in the built-in memory.

Fortunately, the memory can be expanded with a microSD card, and it will not be as painful as in the case of smartphones, as the tablet 2 SIM-cards by and large are not needed.

The system’s performance was measured in synth PCMark, 3DMark, Geekbanch 4 and AnTuTu v6. The memory speed was evaluated using the AndroBench application.

Review Lenovo P8: New 8 inches Tablet PC for low Price

As opponents, a Lenovo P2 smartphone was built based on the same system-on-a-chip as the material hero, ZTE Axon 7 mini, based on Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 and Moto M based on SoC MediaTek Helio P10 (MT6755).

Also, the testing was conducted in cross-platform tests of javascript (Mozilla Kraken JavaScript and SunSpider). The results of these tests significantly depend on the browser used, so to minimize the impact in all reviews will be using Google Chrome, as the most common.

Lenovo P8: Cameras

The tablet is equipped with the main camera at 8MP with an aperture off / 2.2. In general, after one glance at the specs, it is clear that the tablet is not capable of surprising anything.

In practice, it is able to make good photos in bright sunlight, but only if the frame does not have zones with a large brightness difference, otherwise the dynamic range is catastrophically short, and the camera does not automatically switch to HDR mode.

Review Lenovo P8: New 8 inches Tablet PC for low Price

The flash consists of one, but quite a bright LED, which at a distance of one meter provides an illumination of 34.1 lux. Let not record, but very well.

The photo management program is not affected by the abundance of settings, but changing the basic parameters of still photography. It is still possible, namely: activating the flash, activating the geodatabase recording, selecting the resolution and quality, setting the self-timer, activating the face detection function, selecting the sensitivity level and adjusting the white balance, compensation Exposure.

Review Lenovo P8: New 8 inches Tablet PC for low Price

Controlling the camera with Camera 2 API is impossible, as it is impossible to shoot in RAW, so measuring the noise level of the matrix is essentially meaningless due to too aggressive noise reduction. To assess the quality of the image, the test pattern was captured with all available sensitivity values. Below are the crooked fragments.

To assess the resolution it was decided to add a test table with different lighting conditions, namely: 1000 lux, 20 lux and 3 lux with flash. Based on the received images, the resolution in cycles per pixel was determined (one cycle is one dark and one light line) in the central part of the frame (MTF50).

Lenovo P8: Battery and Autonomy

The tablet of Lenovo P8 is equipped with a non-removable battery with a capacity of 16.2W*h (4250mAh). The installed processor is relatively economical, but the display has a rather high resolution, which affects the charge consumption.

Review Lenovo P8: New 8 inches Tablet PC for low Price

During the determination of the battery life, a technique was used, which can be found in the review of Huawei GR5 2017. In the reading mode, the tablet lasted 651 minutes, in the video view mode – 638 minutes, and in game mode – 341 minutes. It takes about 2 hours to charge the battery.

Lenovo P8: Conclusion and Reviews

Review Lenovo P8: New 8 inches Tablet PC for low Price

Lenovo P8 even allows you to use a pair of SIM-cards, but the smartphone will not be able to replace under any circumstances. Rather, it is a companion device for a smartphone with a small screen diagonal (5.2 inches or less).

Review Lenovo P8: New 8 inches Tablet PC for low Price

It is perfect for surfing the Internet and watching media content, and relatively good speakers allow you to view even a music video. The battery life time is enough for active use of the device during the day.

Lenovo P8 Tablet PC - 3GB RAM + 16GB ROM

Coupon Price: $193.99

8 inch with 1920 x 1200 pixels, 3G DDR3 RAM and 16GB ROM, Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Octa Core 2.0GHz

Lenovo P8 Tablet PC - 3GB RAM + 16GB ROM

Coupon Price: $193.99

8 inch with 1920 x 1200 pixels, 3G DDR3 RAM and 16GB ROM, Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Octa Core 2.0GHz

Lenovo P8: Video Review and Hands-On (Gaming Test)


Review Lenovo P8: New 8 inches Tablet PC for low Price was last modified: March 9th, 2018 by Boby Sanburn

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