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Review Lenovo Tab 4 8 - Work, stylish and inexpensive tablet

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The Lenovo Tab 4 8 is the smallest tablet from the recently introduced Tab 4 series. I looked at it in more detail to see if it was worth the money.

Lenovo Tab 4 8 specifications

Lenovo is known for its powerfultablets, but Tab 4 is not one of them. The 8-inch screen with a resolution of 1280 × 800 pixels (LCD panel), so the image on it is easy to see even in direct sunlight, although AMOLED or OLED-panel brighter.

A 2-megapixel front camera for video chats or selfies is located above the screen of the Lenovo Tab 4 8; there is a 5-megapixel sensor for main pictures on the back.

Responsible for the work processor Snapdragon 425, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal memory for data storage - this is a bit, but you can increase the amount through the existing slot for MicroSD memory cards.

The dual front speakers in the Lenovo Tab 4 with Dolby Atmos technology provide impressive sound quality.

Wi-Fi 802.11b / g / n and Bluetooth 4.0 are available from connections. The operating system here is Android 7.1 Nougat, and the microUSB connector is used for charging and transferring data.

Batteries with a capacity of 4850 mAh last for a whole day of comfortable use of the tablet.


In addition to the Lenovo tablet itself, in the box you will find a cable and an adapter for charging, as well as a quick usage guide. Grade is modest, but all the most important there is out of the box.

Tablet design

The build quality of the Lenovo Tab 4 8 is high, although the design itself is average, if we talk about its features. The tablet lies comfortably in your hands, you can hold it for a long time with one hand, and it will not get tired.

For an hour or two of games, the Tab 4 8 I tested warmed slightly, however, the soft back panel allows you to not be afraid that it can slip out of your sweaty palms.

Power, Volume Up and Down Buttonslocated on the right side of the tablet, and a small insert with the Lenovo logo and a slot for MicroSD memory cards - on the left. The front speakers are located on the top and bottom of the gadget, and the charging port and 3.5-mm audio jack for headphones - on the upper edge.

Average performance

Qualcomm Snapdragon entry level processor425 and 2 GB of RAM provide average performance. Tablet Lenovo Tab 4 8 is suitable for visiting social networks, reading, watching videos and simple games, but not all at the same time.

Multi-tasking mode and demanding games Tab 4 8 will draw with great difficulty, and to maintain maximum performance, you must take breaks.

Benchmark benchmark geekbench 4This Lenovo tablet scored 655 points, in a multicore - 1395 points. In the same test, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 received 1786 and 5228 points, the OnePlus 3 smartphone - 1698 and 4015 points, respectively. But, taking into account that Tab 4 costs only $ 130 (7500 rubles) and is much cheaper than its competitors, these are acceptable indicators.

Rich display

Video, games and everything else looks good on the Lenovo Tab 4 1280 × 800 pixel screen. The colors lack saturation, the image has clarity, but the viewing angles are wide and the color reproduction is accurate.

Lenovo offers a decent display for a budget tablet. Those wishing to get the best quality should consider other, more expensive options.

Big battery

The battery capacity of 4850 mAh is enough for about 10 hours with the screen on, without recharging. This is impressive considering the size of the device.

Most users use the tablet only a few times a week, so Lenovo Tab 4 will last more than one day.

Decent sound

The best thing about Tab 4 8 is the front stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos surround sound technology. Even a much more expensive Google Pixel with one speaker, for games and videos less suitable.

The sound is so loud that it has to be reduced to half. Distortion and unnatural sound inaudibly. The quality is high both for this price range and for all tablets in general.


Several applications are pre-installed on Tab 4 8Lenovo, which is not on the gadgets of the Nexus series. In the rest of the interface here as on pure Android Nougat - fans of this OS will not have to get used for a long time.

Multi-window mode works well on a large display, although gestures are not available.

Camera Lenovo Tab 4 8

Tablets are too bulky and heavy to be comfortable gadgets for shooting. Therefore, manufacturers rarely spend on a quality camera, as is the case with the budget Tab 4 8.

The camera application is also greatly simplified, besidesStandard mode is HDR and Scene Mode. Because of the size, the subject is often not centered; it takes longer to adjust the position than on a smartphone, which is very inconvenient.

Lenovo Tab 4 8 can be used for shootingonly as a last resort in the absence of other cameras. The front 2-megapixel camera is better than the main one, combined with a large screen, it is ideal for video chats.


Lenovo Tab 4 8 is not impressive for its performance and performance, but it is ideal for beginners or those who want to buy a working, stylish and inexpensive tablet.

Professional hybrid tablets for anytasks capable of replacing the laptop, but they are much more expensive. The new Tab 4 8 is designed to communicate in social networks, read e-books, browse the web, play simple games and send e-mail, while being available for only $ 130 (£ 7,600).

Benefits of Lenovo Tab 4 8

  • Good display
  • Endurance battery
  • Sound quality
  • Robust assembly
  • Easy to use
  • Not much warm

Disadvantages Tab 4 8

  • Small amount of internal and internal memory
  • Insufficient performance
  • Lack of USB Type-C
  • Mediocre camera

Budget tablet Lenovo Tab 4 8 - video