The Lenovo Tab M10 is a 10.1-inch Android tablet that costs just 199 US Dollars which makes it a lower middle-class device. It features a full HD screen, a Snapdragon 450 octa-core SoC, and Android 8.1 Oreo. Other highlights include special software for kids and optional 4G LTE. Here is everything you should know about the Lenovo Tab M10 including its specifications and possible alternatives.
Read: My Lenovo Tab M10 Review
- 10.1-inch full HD screen
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC
- 2GB to 3GB RAM & 16GB to 32GB storage
- MicroSD card slot
- Android 8.1 Oreo
- USB C 2.0
- Optional 4G LTE
Lenovo Tab M10: The Basics
The Lenovo Tab M10 looks very similar to the Tab P10 which is its more expensive brother. However, with the M10, we get a full plastic back. You can get it in slate black and polar white. Two speakers above the screen are facing the front. It is just 8.1mm thin and weighs 480g.
On the sides, the tablet features a USB C 2.0 port and a standard headphone jack. We also get a micro SD card slot and, if you have the LTE version, the SIM card slot is located at the same place. Micro SD cards can have a capacity of up to 256GB.
The 10.1-inch IPS screen of the Lenovo Tab M10 has a full HD resolution with 1920 x 1200 pixels. Other specifications include the Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 octa-core SoC. Those eight cores are clocked at up to 1.8GHz. Depending on the market, you can get the M10 with 2GB or 3GB of RAM and 16GB or 32GB of internal storage.
As I said, you can also get it with build-in 4G. It supports Bluetooth 4.2, WiFi ac, and the cameras have a resolution of 5 and 2 megapixels. The battery has a capacity of 4850mAh and is said to last up to 8 hours.
Lenovo is shipping the Tab M10 with Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box. While the interface is not customized that much, kids software is pre-installed.
|Tablet||Lenovo Tab M10|
|Operating system||Android 8.1 Oreo|
|Display||10,1-inch IPS with 1920 x 1200|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 octa-core|
|Storage||16GB to 32GB|
|Expandable||microSD card slot|
|RAM||2GB to 3GB|
|Main camera||5 megapixel|
|Front camera||2 megapixel|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n,ac, Bluetooth 4.2, optional LTE|
|Ports||USB Typ C|
|Security||No fingerprint scanner|
|Dimensions||242 x 168 x 8.1 mm|
Pricing & Availability
While the Lenovo Tab M10 was announced in late summer 2018 already, it started to sell in the end of the year across some European countries. Prices start at 199 Euros. The Tab M10 should be available worldwide including in the United States, India, Thailand, Taiwan, and Malaysia by early 2019.
If you are looking for more premium features, you could check out the Lenovo Tab P10. While the internal hardware is similar to the M10, that ones has four great speakers and a fingerprint sensor. Other aspects are very similar though. It costs around 100 US Dollars more.
A very direct competitor is the Huawei MediaPad T5 10 with almost identical features. However, while the software is not as clean, the processor is a bit faster.
You could also take a look at the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5. Again, the internal hardware is very similar with both tablets featuring the Snapdragon 450 processor. The Galaxy Tab A 10.5 has four speakers and facial recognition. The later one is not working that good though.
- Good full HD screen
- Solid performance
- Pretty design
- Vanilla Android 8.1 Oreo
- Short battery life
- Weak speakers
- Bad cameras
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