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Informr score
The Lenovo IdeaTab S5000 currently has an Informr score of 6.8 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 1 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

What's good

  • Light weight
  • Good screen brightness and contrast
  • No noticeable lag or stutter for both daily and intensive use

What's bad

  • Poor red and blue color fidelity
  • Plastic body creaks and deforms under pressure

The Lenovo IdeaTab S5000 sits squarely in the mid-range tablet classification both in terms of hardware and build. Although critics find the overall design to be attractive, they also mention that it feels rather cheap as its plastic chassis tends to creak and deform slightly under pressure. The plastic body does however make it very light – it only weighs 244 grams, which is almost 100 grams lighter than the Nexus 7.

With a resolution of 1280x800, the S5000's display offers a decent pixel density of 215ppi, though it still lags far behind the 323ppi of the Nexus 7. Still, most critics were happy with the sharpness, decent brightness and excellent contrast. The one issue most reviewers had was with its color fidelity in the red and blue spectrum.

Behind the screen lies a 1.2GHz quad-core processor and 1GB or RAM. In numerous synthetic benchmark tests, the overall performance scored significantly lower than the Nexus 7, Kindle Fire HDX and iPad mini with Retina. Hands-on testing, however, proved that the S5000 was no slouch. Everyday tasks from browsing the web to using apps ran smoothly for experts. When testing out intensive apps like 3D games, reviewers did not experience any lag or stutter during play. Still, TechRadar points out, "…none of this processing grunt has the wow factor."

Running the show is a 3,450 mAh battery. With moderate usage, the device lasted around 11 hours, which is on par with most tablets. It also features 16GB on internal storage, a 5 megapixel rear-facing camera and a 1.6MP front camera.

In general, the tablet performed decently, however most reviewers were unimpressed. Cool Smart Phone states, "If the Nexus 7 didn't exist, I'd be giving the Lenovo a reasonably good write-up, but it does, so I'm not…it just can't compete."

Operating system
1.2 GHz
Screen Size
5+ MP

What the Critics Are Saying...


The Lenovo Ideatab S5000 certainly turns heads. It looks great and has prompted comments whenever anyone has seen me with it. It has one major flaw, however – the Nexus 7 (2013). I’ve tried to keep clear of this comparison as far as possible, but when it comes down to it a punter is goin...

- Ronnie Whelan, Coolsmartphone

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Screen Size

The Lenovo IdeaTab S5000's screen size is 7 inches with x pixels resolution.

1.2 GHz

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


The tablet runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

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 1+ megapixels resolution.
16 GB

Internal memory is 16 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.


The tablet is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3450 mAh battery. Lenovo's performance ratings are 8 hours Wi-Fi surfing.

IdeaTab S5000 Specs

Release date November 18, 2013
Regions available USA, Canada, United Kingdom
Mobile / Cellular Data
No (Option available)
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
Operating System No

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Processor ARM Cortex-A7 Quad core 1.2 GHz
Internal Storage 16 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible No
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 3450 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time Unknown
Video Playback Time Up to: 6 hours
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 8 hours
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Reading Time No
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
Colors Silver Gray
Dimensions [H x W x D] 19.1 x 11.7 x 0.8 cm (7.5 x 4.6 x 0.3 in)
Weight 245 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 216 pixels
Size 7 inches
Sensors Ambient Light, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes No
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 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 No
Expansion Slot Info No
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
Main Camera
5+ megapixels
Dual lens
Additional Main Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Panorama, White balance, HDR, Exposure, Scene mode
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
1+ megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, MP4, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, 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
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps -
Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Lenovo S5000

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