The Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus is a very interesting tablet. It offers nice specs at an affordable price. Some of its highlights are a Snapdragon 625 processor and Android 7.1.1 Nougat. While it is good for gaming too, it also offers a productivity mode. You might not be used to working with an Android tablet. But in fact, it‘s quite nice to work with the Tab 4 10 Plus if you’ve got a keyboard and mouse attached.
Interested in the Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus? Well, let‘s take a closer look at the basics first.
Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus: The basics
As you might expect from its name, the Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus is a 10.1-inch tablet. It has a screen with a full HD resolution of 1920 x 1200. In my opinion, that’s fine for most people. In fact, it‘s a good compromise in resolution and conserving battery life and keeping the price down. But, if you‘re used to a high-end smartphone with a super high pixel density, then you might see a noticeable difference.
Inside the Tab 4 10 Plus runs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa core processor. The performance is pretty good but it is not as fast as the chipsets found in more expensive tablets. That‘s not a bad thing though. Because it is powerful enough for most things and goes light on the battery at the same time.
You can get it with 3GB of RAM and 16GB of storage or 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. For most people, the 3GB/16GB combo should be fine. In fact, that’s the one I reviewed. But if you want to install a lot of games, I would recommend the one with more storage. You can put all your data on a microSD card but you cannot move apps onto one.
Other features of the tablet are a fingerprint reader. It works quite nicely and you can unlock the Tab 4 10 plus easily and securely.
Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus Specifications
|Tablet||Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus|
|Operating System||Android 7.1 Nougat|
|Display||10.1-inch IPS with 1920 x 1200|
|Processor||2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa core|
|Storage||16GB or 64GB|
|Expandable||microSD up to 128GB|
|RAM||3GB or 4GB|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 4.2, LTE optional|
|Charging||USB Type C|
|Dimensions||247mm x 173mm x 7mm|
Android Nougat and special features
Lenovo is shipping the Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus with Android 7.1.1 Nougat. They didn‘t customize the interface a lot. That‘s good. Basically, the tablet works just like your Android phone or previous tablet. You won‘t have much of a learning curve at all.
We are getting a couple of specific features though that usually are not part of Android. For one, there‘s a kids mode with a kid friendly UI. A lot of competitors offer this. Much more interesting is the productivity mode. With this Android looks more like a desktop operating system. You‘ve got a task bar at the bottom and can navigate the tablet with mouse and keyboard.
Using the Tab 10 Plus with mouse and keyboard
The tablet has a USB type C port so you‘ll probably have to get an adapter to connect a mouse or keyboard. Obviously, you can use Bluetooth as well. Or a combination of both. That‘s what I did. I connected the keyboard over Bluetooth and the mouse using the USB C port.
Using the Tab 4 10 Plus with a mouse and keyboard is surprisingly easy. In fact, it kind of works just like with your notebook. The interface is very similar thanks to the productivity mode. This interface pops up automatically once you connect a keyboard. You can start it manually as well though.
If you want to work with a tablet, one important feature is multitasking. Starting with Nougat most tablets are capable of decent multitasking. The Tab 4 10 Plus is as well. To open two apps side by side you open one app and press the recent apps button. Once you do that, you can choose other opened app to open at the same time.
Where to buy the Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus
As of right now, the Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus is not available worldwide yet. You can get it in a couple of European countries like Germany and Britain. In the United States and most Asian countries, it is not available yet. But it should be.
To get an idea of its price: In Germany, the tablet costs 299 Euro. Usually, the prices in US dollars are a bit below that. My guess is, that it‘ll be on sale starting at 269 or 279 dollars.
- A pretty design with a glass back
- Good performance for its price
- Android 7.1 Nougat and useful software features
- Excellent battery life during real life use
- Fingerprints are visible easily on dark versions
- Future updates are unclear
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