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Lenovo Smart Tab P10 Review: Combining Android Tablet with Alexa Assistant

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Lenovo Smart Tab P10 is a 10-inchAndroid tablet with a separate docking station. You can use it for games, reading, watching movies and anything else you like in any other tablet. But, it is necessary to insert it into the docking station, and the device will go into the intelligent display mode and will be used as the Amazon Echo Show (smart column).

Fewer and fewer companies produce tablets.Android based today. This is not surprising, because it is difficult to compete with the iPad and devices on the Windows 10 operating system or ChromeOS. The question arises: what needs to be done so that such devices on the Android OS again interest the potential buyer?

Lenovo's Smart Tab P10 canboast an intelligent display c Alexa voice assistant in the docking station smart speaker. I tried to find out if a tablet with such a set of possibilities will be able to find its place among the devices already entrenched in this market segment.

  • Specifications
  • Design and appearance
  • Smart display
  • Cameras in Smart Tab P10
  • Functions and interface
  • Performance
  • Battery autonomy
  • Should I buy?
  • Characteristics of Lenovo Smart Tab P10

    Display

    IPS LCD with 10.1-inch FHD resolution (1920 × 1200)

    CPU

    Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 Octa-core 1.8 GHz

    Ram

    4 GB LPDDR3

    ROM

    64 GB

    MicroSD support

    Yes, up to 256 GB

    Battery

    7,000 mAh

    Cameras

    Rear: 8 MP with autofocus
    Front: 5-megapixel with fixed focus

    Speakers

    Four front with Dolby Atmos

    IP protection

    Not

    Headphone port

    Yes

    Connectivity and connections

    802.11ac dual-band, Bluetooth 4.2

    Security

    Fingerprint scanner in display

    System and software

    Android 8.1 Oreo

    Dimensions and weight

    242 × 167 × 7 mm, 440 grams

    Colors

    Aurora black

    Design and appearance

    Do not expect something superpremium fromtablet, the price of which is 19 thousand rubles, but the Lenovo Smart Tab P10 looks like a device that surpasses more expensive counterparts. Along the edges of the gadget is a thin metal strip, inherent in the style of modern smartphones.

    The glass surface of the case looks verystylish, but it feels slippery to the touch, and after touching there are traces of hands. On the bottom is a standard 3.5-mm headphone jack, and under the screen is a scanner to unlock the fingerprint.

    The presence of a docking station with speakers isadvantage, with its help, Smart Tab P10 easily turns into a smart gadget with voice assistant Amazon Alexa, and simultaneously charges. Connecting to the docking station via Bluetooth.

    Smart display

    Lenovo P10 got 10.1-inch LCD with1920 × 1200 resolution. The screen is quite large, with good viewing angles. It is ideal for watching videos, websites, sending messages and all that we used to do in everyday life. When interacting with the docking station, the Smart Tab P10 switches to the mode of displaying the latest news headlines and reminders. If it distracts you, you can always just turn off the display and go about your business.

    Cameras in Smart Tab P10

    On the back there is an 8 megapixel camera,and above the display in a horizontal position, we observe a frontal 5-megapixel lens. The application that controls the camera is simple, does not have any additional functions, except that there is an HDR mode and several filters. In general, the cameras are not for high-quality shooting and correspond to the class device.

    Lenovo Smart Tab P10 cameras not recommendedUse for photos, unless it is the only solution at hand. The pictures are not the best quality, a little bit saves the situation, the included HDR, which improves the overall look of the photo. Naturally, about some small details of speech can not be. The camera does not perform well in low light conditions, the result is underexposed and dim.

    The device also allows you to shoot video with1080p resolution at 30 frames per second. Even with perfect daylight, the quality of the commercials is terrible, the main camera can hardly cope with the dynamic color range. In a bad light, noise appears on video recordings, and the frame rate is significantly reduced.

    Functions and interface

    Lenovo Smart Tab P10 is no differentAndroid tablets, except for having a smart station with Amazon Alexa assistant. The device has a good microphone, which is able to recognize voice commands at a considerable distance, and even with the surrounding noise. The docking station, equipped with speakers, produces high quality, although the bass is slightly trimmed, but, in general, everything sounds very loud, even in large rooms.

    The Smart Tab P10 also has useful features.to some extent, improve the perception of the interface and help to master the work with him. The same applies to the placement of additional icons for recently launched applications on the taskbar.

    The tablet also has the usual switches"Back", "home" and "applications". This allows you to quickly switch between applications with one click on the corresponding icon. For Android devices, this looks impressive, but the Tab P10’s features end there.

    Performance

    The new Lenovo Smart Tab P10 is equipped with a Snapdragon 450 processor in combination with 3 GB of RAM. Tests show that it is not enough for the most smooth performance.

    This is especially noticeable in games where the gadget shows a low number of frames and poor graphics. Internal 32 GB of memory, if desired, can be increased using microSD memory cards.

    Here are some test results:

    • AnTuTu 3D Bench: 71 475.
    • Geekbench 4: 711 point single-core test; 3,459 multi-core.
    • 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme: 485 (Vulkan).

    Autonomy of Lenovo Smart Tab P10

    Lenovo Smart Tab P10 Tablet Equippedbattery capacity of 7000 mAh, which allows it to surpass the more expensive models. The gadget runs continuously for almost 12.5 hours with the screen on. You can charge a device from 0 to 100% in 297 minutes, although many competitors do this task much faster.

    Total

    Now on the market it is impossible to find a tablet thatcould boast the presence of a docking station with voice assistant Amazon Alexa. For 19 thousand rubles with the Lenovo Smart Tab P10, we also get a universal intelligent display and a smart speaker with good speakers.

    Of course, the cameras of this device will not work.make high-quality photos, but it is perfect for work and surfing the Internet. With smart station, you can easily and quickly take advantage of virtual functions paired with Alexa.

    Should I buy?

    Not. Lenovo's hybrid makes great efforts, but performance, like software, are problems here. His purchase is justified, only for the sake of Echo Show, which can, through voice commands, access Android functions or launch YouTube broadcast.

    Benefits

    • Premium design.
    • Multifunctional.
    • Autonomous battery.
    • Excellent build quality.
    • Intelligent display.

    disadvantages

    • Poor quality cameras.
    • Bass-trimmed speakers.
    • Long battery charging.
    • Poor gaming performance.

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