Lenovo Tab4 8 Plus: A theatre for the pocket


By Paisal Chuenprasaeng
The Nation

Watching streamed HD videos is fun with the new Lenovo Tab4 8 Plus

A sleek and fast tablet computer with a sharp display and good sound quality, the new Lenovo Tab4 8 Plus sells for slightly less than Bt11,000 making it a good buy for those who want the latest in technology without breaking the bank.

Boasting an 8-inch vibrant Full HD display with 1920 x 1200 pixel resolution and supporting wide-angle view, along with two frontfacing speakers configured in Dolby Atmos sound enhancement technology, it is great for streaming and watching HD movies with apps like TrueID TV.

The Dolby Atmos makes the movie sound exciting while the vibrant IPS display make it pleasing to watch. During the test, I watched several HD movies streamed with TrueID TV and iflix app and enjoyed all of them.

 The Tab4 8 Plus looks sleek with an aluminium frame and glass covers on both the front and back. It’s skinny too at just 7mm and weighs 300 grams.

Although the Tab4 8 Plus is not powered by a flagship processor, it is fast enough. Its menus and touchscreen were responsive during the test and apps ran fast and smooth.

The tablet is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octacore 64-bit processor running at 2 GHz. It has four gigabytes of working memory or RAM and 64GB of internal storage, which is expandable with a microSD card by up to 128GB. The Tab4 8 Plus runs on Google Android 7.1 operating system.

The tablet also has fast wireless connection of Wi-Fi 802.11ac so it can stream multimedia content from networked storage fast.

I tested it on TrueMove H’s LTE 4G network and was pleased at the speeds it downloaded apps and uploaded my snapshots to my Google Photos cloud storage.

I doublechecked the speeds by using Ookla Speedtest app to measure the connection speed and found that it achieved the download speed of 61.13 Mbps and upload speed of 31.94 Mbps.

The Tab4 8 Plus has a fingerprint reader embedded on the power button on the right side for fast unlocking of the display.

The Tab4 8 Plus is designed to share among family members to watch video clips. Everyone can have their own accounts – complete with their own password, settings, wallpaper, and social media accounts.

The Tab4 8 comes with a 5-megapixel front camera and 8MP rear camera both of good quality. I found that the rear camera captured beautiful shots for a mobile device.

And the Lenovo tablet supports playing High-Resolution Audio files of FLAC 24-bit/192kHz. I tried playing FLAC 24-bit/192kHz files on the Tab4 8 using Sony’s MDR1ABT headphones and loved both the clarity and the bass. The Hi-Res Audio music files played smoothly too.

Lenovo Tab4 8 comes pre-installed with useful Microsoft Office apps – Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook and OneNote – so you can work on the go.

The tablet has a large LiPolymer battery of 4,850 mAh capacity that can last up to 8 hours. It recharges the battery with a USBC port and it supports fast charging.

Lenovo Tab4 8 has a suggested retail price of Bt10,990.


– OS: Android Nougat 7.1

– 4G network: LTE

– SIM: dual nano SIM slots

– CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 OctaCore Processor (2.0GHz)

– Display: 8-inch (1920 x 1200) LCD IPS Multitouch

– Memory: 4GB

– Storage: 64GB, expandable with microSD slot up ti 128GB

– Sound: Dual front speakers

– Cameras: 5MP Front , 8MP rear Camera

– Wireless connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2

– Connection port: USBC

– Battery: LiPolymer 4850 mAh up to 8 Hr; fast charging supported

– Dimension: 210 x 123 x 7 mm

– Weight: 300g


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