Last Updated on March 29, 2020
The P10 Lenovo Smart Tab looks top-notch. As with smartphones with high-end flagships, this tablet is two glass plates that sandwich a metal frame. The mixture makes it look like a commodity that is much more expensive.
The tablet is light enough that it should not be a issue to hold it for an expanded duration. The Smart Tab P10 comes in about twice the average smartphone’s weight, but its size evenly spreads it out. The tablet’s thin nature is relevant. The assessment system was already having a small spin in the picture out of the cabinet. You will find that without exerting too much pressure, you could easily flex the whole slab.
When holding the device in landscape, you will find the two ports of the tablet at the top of the right edge of the Smart Tab P10. If you want to listen to music through the headphone connector, the location is easy, but the USB-C socket looks out of position.
On the bottom side of the tablet, the energy knob and volume rocker are placed on top of each other. The fingerprint detector of the Lenovo Smart Tab P10 is situated on the device’s body under the screen. This is a feature that you will start seeing more and more in tablets and 2-in-1s.
Display and Audio
It is bearable to look at the tablet content, but the colors tend to be washed out. The viewing experience is not disrupted, but between this tablet and nearly any other device with a large display there is a clear difference. You may have noticed that there are also significant bezels around the display in the Smart Tab P10. The size of these bezels is almost ideal for someone who is not a supporter of the ever-growing trend of bezelless machines.
Probably the extra space could be narrowed down a bit, but the larger bezels made it easy for users to hold onto the tablet while viewing landscape pictures or reading a portrait eBook.
The Lenovo Smart Tab P10 speakers let us down. While we were expecting noisy, transparent audio while watching a series or listening to music after discovering that the four front-facing cameras included Dolby Atmos. Rather, the tablet provides an unimpressive sound experience you might expect from a smartphone on a budget. Lenovo preinstalls a Dolby Atmos app on the Smart Tab P10, but there’s only so much adjusting you can do to fix the flat sound that comes from the tablet’s speakers.
Performance and battery life
The Android experience of the Lenovo Smart Tab P10 starts to fall apart when it comes to the results. While it’s nice to have 4 GB of RAM, it’s just not for the budget Snapdragon 450 processor.
The processor handled single tasks perfectly with only a small amount of stuttering and slightly extended load times. Throw more complex tasks on the tablet such as graphic-intensive games such as Asphalt Xtreme and things start to fail.
Treat the P10 Smart Tab as a very basic tablet and you shouldn’t run into too many issues. If a family were to leave the device in their living room, everyone should be able to pick it up from time to time and enjoy streaming Netflix, playing basic learning games or shopping online.
The Smart Tab P10 has a rather big 7,000mAh battery despite its slender profile. Larger cells do not always offer longer battery life, but Lenovo has done a nice job optimizing the software of the tablet. The device will be up for about 10 to 12 hours, with continuous activity, thanks to this powerful battery.
Should you buy the Lenovo Smart Tab P10?
For this price, the Smart Tab P10 provides you with two different devices: an Echo Show and an Android tablet. If you want a device that runs nothing more than Android is has a similar operation and performance, it is recommended to try out something like the Samsung Galaxy S5e. It’s mildly more costly, but it comes with a stronger screen, a stronger processor, and a smoother user experience. Check out the cheapest Smart Tab M10 model if you only want the Echo Show experience. It’s more affordable than an actual Echo Show.
This is an affordable tablet and it should be taken for one. Its performance isn’t perfect and it shouldn’t be. If it were so, how could we differentiate budget tablets for premium ones?
Even though it is inexpensive and has quite some limitations, it is recommended for users who need basic features and will not charge it with complex apps. Its greatest advantage is its string battery, its design and the fact that it uses features of the Echo Show. Its design is impressive and the reason why some users are disappointed is that there is some discrepancy between the interior and exterior of this tablet.