Do you want to know more about the Lenovo Tab 4 8? Well, it’s an inexpensive 8-inch Android tablet. Even though it is quite cheap, it has good specifications and is running recent Android Nougat software. Basically, it’s a lower end version of the Lenovo Tab 4 8 Plus. Let’s check it out in more detail.
Lenovo Tab 4 8 Highlights
- 8-inch HD display
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 425
- Android 7.1 Nougat and nice software customizations
- Very inexpensive
The Lenovo Tab 4 8 is an entry level tablet. While it does offer decent hardware for its price, its features are not as high-end as you might get with more expensive tablets. That being said, it has an 8-inch display with an HD resolution at 1280 x 800 pixel. Since the display is relatively small, the pixel density should be fine for most people. Text and icons won’t look as sharp as with higher resolution tablets though.
Inside runs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425. This is a quad core processor with four Cortex A53 cores clocked at 1.4GHz. We’re also getting 2GB of RAM and an internal storage with a capacity of 16GB. While this is quite low, there is a microSD card slot. So you’ll be able to expand the storage for your data.
As you might expect, we’re not getting a metal body here. Instead, the Tab 4 8 is built out of plastic. In my opinion, the build quality is fine. I checked it out at Mobile World Congress already. But, obviously, it doesn’t feel as high end as an iPad Mini or similar tablets.
The tablet is running Android 7.1.1 Nougat which is fairly recent as of summer 2017. Lenovo didn’t customize the interface too much and that is great. There are a couple of extra features we’re getting though. For example, there’s a productivity mode. Once activated, it transforms Android more into a desktop operating system. It’s much easier to use it with a mouse and keyboard this way.
|Tablet||Lenovo Tab 4 8|
|Operating System||Android 7.1 Nougat|
|Display||8-inch IPS with 1280 x 800|
|Processor||1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 425|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, LTE optional|
|Security||No fingerprint reader|
|Dimensions||124mm x 211mm x 8.3mm|
First Impressions of the Lenovo Tab 4 8
I didn’t review the Lenovo Tab 4 8 yet. Shortly after its announcement, I did check it out at Mobile World Congress 2017 though. My first impressions were pretty good. Considering the price, you’re getting a nice tablet with good features. Here is my hands on video:
Lenovo Tab 4 8 Alternatives
While the Lenovo Tab 4 8 seems to offer great value for its price, there are a couple of interesting alternatives. If you want to spend even less money, you could check out the Amazon Fire HD 8. In case you’re looking for something more powerful, the Lenovo Tab 4 8 Plus is a good alternative. You can also look at the Huawei MediaPad M3.
Availability and Price
Lenovo announced the Tab 4 8 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in spring 2017. It is available in the United States, most European countries like Germany and Britain, as well as in parts of Asia. Usually, the Lenovo Tab 4 8 is on sale for around 129 US Dollars or the rough equivalent in other currencies.
- Solid build quality
- Good performance
- Decent battery life
- Android 7.1.1 Nougat
- HD resolution only
- No fingerprint reader
- Future updates unlikely
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