When it comes to tablets, most people would just think about the Apple iPad. Rarely are there brands that have been able to topple the iPad or be mentioned in the same sentence as them. While Lenovo is mostly known for its consumer laptops, the Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus is a surprise factor, with its 10.1-inch display panel alongside a long-standing battery life, solid build quality and stable performance.
They Like ‘Em Thicc
Not many tablets do not have the luxury of getting a nearly bezel-less display and sadly, the Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus is one of them. Thankfully, the bezels aren’t ridiculously thick or extremely thin; it sits in the little pocket of space where it’s just nice to look at without turning your head away in disgust.
Weighing at 475 grams, the Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus is surprisingly lightweight and slim, making it easy for you to transport it around. Whether in your arms, handbag or backpack, the tablet can fit into any bag with extreme ease. While I would recommend a sleeve or a case, this is one tablet that you can bring around and you probably won’t even feel it on you.
The curved plastic sides does provide some grip when holding in your hands while the glass back can be prone to smudges. Of course, all that can be solved with a simple sleeve or case. Located at the bottom of the device is a microSD card slot, a USB Type-C port and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Now you can do a lot more with the tablet through three simple ports.
At 10.1-inches, the Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus has an IPS LCD panel with 1200 x 1920 pixel resolution and a 16:10 aspect ratio. What’s great about tablets is that they are perfect for watching movies or playing games. Streaming various movies and TV shows via Netflix, the tablet did provide me with great comfort and entertainment.
Sadly, the colours aren’t as vibrant as many other tablets out in the market. Then again, the price tag for the Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus is significantly lower than most, giving it a slight advantage when it comes to affordability.
Using it on the Daily
With the help of the Snapdragon 625 SoC and 3GB of RAM to work with, the Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus is great when it comes to using it for entertainment and leisure. It also comes with 16GB of internal storage space for all your apps, pictures and videos that you can capture with the Tab 4 10 Plus. Of course, nobody buys a tablet for its camera so that part is omitted from this review.
There is also an upscale model of the Tab 4 10 Plus, featuring 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. Remember I mentioned the microSD card slot earlier? That can accommodate up to 256GB, giving you even more storage space for your apps and such.
The tablet is running on the Android Nougat 7.1.1 OS with Lenovo’s own UI added in. You also get your own suite of Google apps as well as a few Microsoft apps like Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
As a daily driver, the tablet is snappy and efficient without even running the battery down. Browsing through social media apps and even video streaming apps, the tablet is able to keep up with most of the load. Of course, switch between the apps too many times and it will slow down just a hint, but it isn’t enough to deter one from using it.
The battery life is also commendable, able to sustain for a bit over 10 hours on a single charge. This means you can essentially leave the charger behind. Of course, you can still charge it with a power bank but if it lasts that long, why would you even need one?
One part of my experience with the tablet is its fingerprint scanner, which takes quite some time to actually register your fingerprint. This was unfortunate as I had to rely on the pattern security lock instead.
Verdict: Reasonably priced with consistent performance, the Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus is one of the better tablets to look for at its price market.