7/10
Informr score
The Lenovo A8 currently has an Informr score of 7 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 7 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
1.3 GHz
Screen Size
8"
Camera
5+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Android Authority

A fantastic media-consumption companion for those on a tight budget

- Bailey Stein, Android Authority
TabletPCReview

A low-cost tablet that offers an adequate screen and decent performance packaged in a somewhat lack-luster design.

- Adama D. Brown, TabletPCReview
Digital Trends

The Lenovo A8 has a decent, 8-inch HD display and a nice, simple design. The extra inch of screen real estate makes the A8 more appealing, but its slow processor and mediocre performance detracts from that good first impression. If you are looking for a cheap tablet that can handle Web browsing, ebo...

- Malarie Gokey, Digital Trends
GottaBeMobile

At $150 the Lenovo A8 offers a lot of value in a package that feels like it should be on a more expensive tablet. It is not perfect, but it is leaps and bounds better than many other cheap Android tablets on the market.Lenovo offers double or quadruple the storage and a larger, higher resolution scr...

- Josh Smith, GottaBeMobile
Notebookcheck

The Lenovo Tab A8 is an attractive choice for the budget-conscious buyer. Everyday performance is more than adequate and the battery life sufficient for a full day. The tablet is certainly not very exciting to look at, but the build quality is decent and the 8-inch IPS display with its vivid colors...

- Bernie Pechlaner, Notebookcheck


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Screen Size
8"

The Lenovo A8's screen size is 8 inches with x pixels resolution.

Processor
1.3 GHz

There is a MediaTek MTK8121 Quad core 1.3 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The tablet runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

Camera
5+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the tablet's onboard 5+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with 2+ megapixels resolution.
Storage
16 GB

Internal memory is 16 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
4200mAh

The tablet is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 4200 mAh battery. Lenovo's performance ratings are 20 days standby time, 11 hours Wi-Fi surfing.

Lenovo A8 Specs

Overview
Release date May 29, 2014
Regions available USA, Canada, United Kingdom
Mobile / Cellular Data
No (Option available)
variations
Networks
No
variations
SIM card size
No
variations
Dual SIM No
Operating System No

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Processor MediaTek MTK8121 Quad core 1.3 GHz
Internal Storage 16 GB
RAM 1 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 4200 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time Unknown
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 11 hours
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Reading Time No
Standby Time Up to: 20 days
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
Colors Midnight Blue, Flamenco Red, Canary Yellow
Dimensions [H x W x D] 21.7 x 13.6 x 0.9 cm (8.5 x 5.4 x 0.4 in)
Weight 358 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density 189 pixels
Size 8 inches
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
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 No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Connectivity
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
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
5+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
No
Additional Main Camera Info
Effects, Geotagging, Panorama
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Resolution
2+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, WAV, M4A
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Stereo
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Apps
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 DOC, DOCX, PPT, PPTX, XLS
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable, Pre-installed
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Lenovo Tab A8-50, A5500

SIM card slot, Proximity and Light sensor only available in 3G version.
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