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Lenovo IdeaTab S6000 review

The Android market is saturated with smaller 7” tablets for consumers, however for those seeking something larger, there are other options. One such option is the 10.1” Lenovo IdeaTab S6000. The IdeaTab S6000 comes at an impressive price and offers relatively good features when compared to similar budget-type tablets. The 10.1” screen features an IPS display at a resolution of 1280 x 800 and supports multi-touch. It also comes equipped with a 5MP rear-facing camera and a forward facing 0.3MP camera specifically for web chatting. It’s a bit lighter than other tablets of its size, weighing in at 1.24 pounds and measuring in at a slim ⅓ of an inch.

In terms of specs, the S6000 offers a solid base for consumers looking to use the tablet for web browsing and basic games. It comes loaded with a MediaTek quad-core processor is an ARM Cortex-A7 chip, 1GB of RAM, 16/32GB of internal memory, microSD slot, micro-HDMI, micro-USB and, of course, has WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity. Its battery life is especially impressive clocking in at 8 hours when being actively used.

Unfortunately there are a few drawbacks. The screen, while the IPS does provide good viewing angles, only has a 4-point multi-touch while most tablets offer 10-point multitouch. Aside from this, the actual resolution of the screen is much lower than many other tablets of its size. Most 10.1” tablets offer 1900 x 1200 pixels or higher. The 1280 x 800 display leads to some pixelation, especially when connecting connecting to a TV with the micro-HDMI. In addition, the forward-facing camera is very grainy due to the 0.3MP camera and leads to poor quality video when video chatting.

The Good: Excellent price, fast processor, long battery life.

The Bad: 4-point multi-touch screen, lower screen resolution leads to pixelation, poor forward facing camera.

Operating system
1.2 GHz
Screen Size
5+ MP

What the Critics Are Saying...


I’m not too sure what Lenovo were aiming for with the S6000. The price point of £200 makes it a budget tablet but there are some good specifications onboard. Cuts have obviously been made to the display in order to hit the price however I’d rather pay a little more and have a bette...

- Simon Allum, Coolsmartphone

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Screen Size

The Lenovo IdeaTab S6000's screen size is 10.1 inches with 1280 x 800 pixels resolution.

1.2 GHz

There is a ARM Cortex-A7 Quad core 1.2 GHz processor (CPU).


The tablet runs on the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system (OS).

5+ MP
You can take photos with the phone's onboard 5+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with VGA (640 x 480) resolution.
16 GB

Internal memory is 16 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 64 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The tablet is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 6300 mAh battery. Lenovo's performance ratings are 9 hours Wi-Fi surfing.

IdeaTab S6000 Specs

Release date July 9, 2013
Regions available USA, Canada, United Kingdom
Mobile / Cellular Data
No (Option available)
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 4.2 Jelly Bean

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Processor ARM Cortex-A7 Quad core 1.2 GHz
Internal Storage 16 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible No
SAR Body: 1.17 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 6300 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time 3 hours
Video Playback Time Up to: 9 hours
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 9 hours
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Reading Time No
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 18 x 25.9 x 0.8 cm (7.1 x 10.2 x 0.3 in)
Weight 562 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1280 x 800 pixels
Pixel density 149 pixels
Size 10.1 inches
Sensors Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech Yes
Screen Reader No
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Unknown
Multiple Numbers Per Contact No
Contact Groups No
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging No
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Yes
DLNA Support No
Main Camera
5+ megapixels
Dual lens
Additional Main Camera Info
Effects, Panorama, White balance, Exposure, Scene mode
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
30 fps
Front Camera
VGA (640 x 480)
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types XLS, PPT, PPTX, DOC, DOCX, PDF
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed
Included Software / Apps -
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