7.1/10
Informr score
The Lenovo TAB 2 A8 currently has an Informr score of 7.1 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...


GottaBeMobile

Good displays, good battery life and great ergonomics are what define media tablets. I’m not a fan of the amount of glare I get from the Lenovo Tab 2 A8, but I think it qualifies as a terrific media tablet.The speakers are incredible, the battery life is pretty impressive and Lenovo definitely...

- Travis Pope, GottaBeMobile
Digital Trends

The Lenovo Tab 2 A8-50 is good value at $130. It has a solid build, great sounding stereo speakers, a near stock Android experience, and great battery life. The performance holds it back from greatness, and it should definitely be considered a budget tablet with budget performance.It’s worth c...

- Robert Nazarian, Digital Trends
Android Authority

The Lenovo TAB 2 A8 does have a few issues, but its faults are outweighed by the overall experience that the tablet offers. You could easily find a better-looking tablet with far better performance, but do you really need to? The TAB 2 A8 is perfect for casual gaming, web surfing and media consumpti...

- Nick Gray, Android Authority
TabletPCReview

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.

- Ed Hardy, TabletPCReview
Laptop Magazine

With its amazing battery life and bright, colorful screen, Lenovo's Tab 2 A8 does its best to counter the adage of "you get what you pay for." It's not as fast as other budget 8-inch tablets, but it lasts much longer on a charge. This may not be a device for gaming or multitasking, but if you're loo...

- Henry T. Casey, Laptop Magazine


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Screen Size
8"

The Lenovo TAB 2 A8's screen size is 8 inches with x pixels resolution.

Processor
1.3 GHz

There is a MediaTek MT8161 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
8/16 GB

Internal memory is 8/16 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
4290mAh

The tablet is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 4290 mAh battery. Lenovo's performance ratings are 8 hours Wi-Fi surfing.

TAB 2 A8 Specs

Overview
Release date June 30, 2015
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 MT8161 Quad core 1.3 GHz
Internal Storage 8/16 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 4290 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time Unknown
Video Playback Time Up to: 8 hours
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 8 hours
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Reading Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
Colors Pearl White, Ebony, Midnight Blue, Neon Pink
Dimensions [H x W x D] 21.1 x 12.4 x 1.0 cm (8.3 x 4.9 x 0.4 in)
Weight 360 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 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 No
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 OPP/FTP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 a/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
Auto focus, Geotagging, Self-timer
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, FLV
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, MP4, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, WMA, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, FLV
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 Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Variationn

LTE Model
Processor: MT8161 Quad core 1.3 GHz
SIM Card: Dual SIM
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