Tab 2 A8by Lenovo

  • Tab 2 A8
  • Tab 2 A8
  • Tab 2 A8
  • Tab 2 A8
TECHWALLA
VERDICT
Recommended, but seriously flawed. There are probably better alternatives.
70%
TECHWALLA SCORE
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PROS

  • The Tab 2 A8 has a good price for an entry-level tablet.
  • This tablet perfoms well for everyday tasks.
  • It's comfortable to hold.

CONS

  • The 1280 X 800 resolution display would have been spectacular two years ago.
  • Gameplay is sluggish with frequent lag times.
  • The camera takes pictures that look washed out and grainy.
Lenovo’s Tab 2 A8 offers budget-conscious buyers an entry level tablet at a good price. With a 1.3 GHz 64-bit quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, it provides smooth performance for basic everyday functions, like email, social media and creating documents. You can also watch movies on the 8-inch 1280 X 800 touch-screen display. The Tab 2 A8 features a clean, simple design with front-facing speakers and boasts the Dolby Atmos technology, a well-regarded audio system that Lenovo says “wraps around you.” Battery life is 8 hours. The Tab 2 A8 weighs 0.73 pounds.
NameTab 2 A8MediaPad M2 8.0ZenPad S 8.0Venue 8 7000Yoga Tab 3
ManufacturerLenovoHuaweiAsusDellLenovo
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List Price$129$300$299$399$169
84%

The Lenovo Tab 2 A8 has a 4000mAh battery which Lenovo states will get you 8 hours of usage, which I found to be pretty accurate.

The Lenovo Tab 2 A8 has a 4000mAh battery which Lenovo states will get you 8 hours of usage, which I found to be pretty accurate.

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83%

This 8-inch Android tablet costs the same as many 7-inch models so it’s an good value, especially as it has speedy performance and an attrac…

This 8-inch Android tablet costs the same as many 7-inch models so it’s an good value, especially as it has speedy performance and an attractive display.

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70%

Its shoulder-shrug-at-best performance on our benchmark tests suggests that this little slate might be somewhat sluggish, compared to other …

Its shoulder-shrug-at-best performance on our benchmark tests suggests that this little slate might be somewhat sluggish, compared to other competing 8-inchers.

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70%

While not without its flaws, the latest budget-friendly tablet offering from Lenovo absolutely delivers when it comes to the audio experienc…

While not without its flaws, the latest budget-friendly tablet offering from Lenovo absolutely delivers when it comes to the audio experience.

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Powered by a 1.3-GHz quad-core MediaTekMT8161processor and 2GB of RAM, the Tab 2 is good for surfing the Web, listening to music or watching…

Powered by a 1.3-GHz quad-core MediaTekMT8161processor and 2GB of RAM, the Tab 2 is good for surfing the Web, listening to music or watching videos.

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60%

The inexpensive 8-incher is decidedly outdated, with a chunky design and specs that would impress if this was 2013.

The inexpensive 8-incher is decidedly outdated, with a chunky design and specs that would impress if this was 2013.

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I found navigating the OS was often sluggish, and apps took a few extra seconds to open than expected.

I found navigating the OS was often sluggish, and apps took a few extra seconds to open than expected.

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We're fairly surprised that Dolby has plastered its name to such watered-down version of the technology as, to our ears, it doesn't feel lik…

We're fairly surprised that Dolby has plastered its name to such watered-down version of the technology as, to our ears, it doesn't feel like a true surround experience at all.

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