Lenovo has, at last, started to roll out the Tab V7 budget tablet after its initial announcement earlier this year. It was made official during the Mobile World Congress held in February and was supposed to go on sale in April. Nevertheless, it has now been made available in India and other markets should follow soon. The Tab V7 is priced at under the 200 USD mark and it packs a lot in its compact body, including the support for 4G LTE.
This is everything that you need to know about the Lenovo tablet.
- Compact design
- Full HD display
- Dolby Audio
- 4G LTE
- Dual-SIM card support
- Fingerprint Scanner
- MicroSD slot
- USB Type-C
Lenovo Tab V7: The Basics
The Lenovo Tab V7 is more of an overgrown smartphone than it is a tablet while holding a modest 6.9-inch display. Under the tablet category, the device will be labeled as a compact product that weighs well under 200 grams. As previously mentioned, a 6.9-inch IPS display sits on the front with an FHD resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels in 2:1 aspect ratio. It can peak at 350 nits of brightness and has minimal surrounding bezels.
An entry-level Snapdragon 450 processor with eight cores powers the tablet that comes paired with up to 4GB of RAM. Similarly, you will get access to up to 64GB of onboard memory, depending on the model you pick, which can be further expanded by up to 128GB. The Lenovo Tab V7 has a dedicated microSD card slot that is in addition to two SIM card slots. Besides Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.2, 4G LTE with VoLTE calling is supported out of the box.
Android 9 Pie comes pre-installed on the Lenovo tablet with little to no customizations from the company. A pair of front-facing speakers are included with Dolby Audio tuning, but Lenovo hasn’t clarified if they are in a stereo arrangement. A 5180mAh battery is a part of the package and is touted to offer 10 hours of continuous video playback. The Chinese company has provided a 13MP rear-facing camera along with a 5MP front-facing one.
Right below its rear camera, a fingerprint scanner sits to offer secure biometric authentication. Facial recognition is also supported using the front camera. A USB Type-C port is placed on the bottom that can accept fast chargers while an audio jack allows connecting wired headphones.
|Tablet||Lenovo Tab V7|
|Operating System||Android 9 Pie|
|Display||6.95-inch (2160 x 1080)|
|Processor||Octa-core Snapdragon 450|
|Expandable||MicroSD card slot (up to 128GB)|
|Main Camera||13 Megapixels|
|Front Camera||5 Megapixels|
|Connectivity||WiFi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 4.2, 4G LTE|
|Ports||USB Type-C, 3.5mm headphone port|
|Dimensions||177.9 x 86.5 x 7.89 mm|
Pricing & Availability
Unfortunately, the Lenovo Tab V7 isn’t as widely available just yet as it was claimed by the company during its initial announcement in February 2019. It was recently announced in India only to go on sale starting August 1. The base 3GB+32GB variant is priced at Rs. 12,990, or 189 USD, while the 4GB+64GB model costs Rs. 14,990, or 218 USD.
With the ball now set rolling, Lenovo shouldn’t take long to bring the tablet to other international markets, including the ones in Europe and America. The tablet listing on Lenovo UK’s website is already live and you can expect an official announcement anytime soon.
Lenovo Tab V7 Alternatives
There aren’t that many 7-inch tablets being launched these days especially since smartphones have nearly closed that gap. Still, you will find a couple of them in the entry-level segment from Amazon and Lenovo. The 2019 edition of the Amazon Fire 7 could be the one for you if you have minimal needs. It gets the basics right while offering a bunch of entertainment apps at a low starting price of just $49.99.
Lenovo’s own Tab E7 (review) shares a lot of similarities with the Amazon Fire 7 including its retail price of $60. At this price, the 7-inch tablet offers enough to get some light tasks done or hand it to your kids. At a price closer to that of the Lenovo Tab V7, the Chuwi Hi9 Pro (review) offers quite a few features that are better than the other basic alternatives.
Lenovo Tab V7The Lenovo Tab V7 is a budget offering from the Chinese brand that comes with a respectable set of features. The highlight is the support for 4G LTE connectivity along with the calling feature. The tablet has a 7-inch display which makes it small enough to be held in one hand and is significantly more manageable than other larger tablets. It offers Dolby Audio and has a USB Type-C port besides a headphone jack.
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