Last Updated on March 29, 2020
We get a complete plastic body with the Lenovo Tab E10. It seems to be well constructed, even though it’s plastic. Well, at least you can’t bend it. However, it is quite heavy with 530 g and not the thinnest with 8.9 mm. You can get it in black only.
On the left side, we get a microSD card slot, a power button, the volume controls, and a micro USB port. The cameras offer a resolution of 5 and 2 megapixels. And again, the picture quality is alright at most. It’s not even that great under perfect light but usable for video chats and so on. I don’t think you would like to shoot Instagram selfies with this.
Display and Audio
The E10 Lenovo Tab has a 10.1-inch display with a 16:10 aspect ratio. It features a 1280x 800 pixel HD resolution. Yes, it would be a lot nicer to have a full HD resolution. Again, it’s okay, given its cost. But texts certainly do not look as sharp as on tablets that are just a little more priced.
Overall, the Lenovo Tab E10 screen isn’t that bad. We are getting an IPS panel, which is a good sign for the future of Lenovo’s tablets. And there are wide viewing angles, too. The other aspects that make the display such as contrast and brightness are equally fine. Of course, using it inside is not the brightest but certainly usable. Unfortunately, it’s not laminated, so you can readily see reflections.
I believe the display is okay overall, but definitely not fantastic. You can get an Amazon Fire HD 10 with a nicer complete HD display if you invest just a little more. On the right side there is a standard 3.5 mm headphone jack. Two speakers are angled towards the front at the top. The sound quality is okay considering its cost. For YouTube, it’s okay. But as you might imagine, a true bass is lacking.
Performance and battery life
You can get this tablet with a configuration of 1 GB or 2 GB of RAM depending on the version. The internal storage can be 16 GB or 32 GB in capacity. The Snapdragon 210 is an entry-level chipset, which is also shown by benchmarks such as Geekbench 4 and AnTuTu.
The output is not fantastic at all, as you can see in my comparative graph. But as it’s so inexpensive, we have to assume that. The Tab E10’s output is nice enough in actual life–but with some downsides. The cheapest variant runs Android 8.1 Oreo Go, which is a variant of Android that is less challenging. And that one here goes beautifully. It may be, though, that you have to wait a little. Just occasionally when you switch between applications or go to the home screen.
We’re certainly not getting a tablet with multitasking here. A split-screen view does not even promote Android Go. And for that, the 1 GB RAM is too small. In the background, apps are closed much faster as we are used to from more memory devices. It can also occur that when it starts new, it can take about a second for writing to look good in Chrome.
A small RAM also has other disadvantages. For instance, when you work with a bunch of tabs, apps sometimes have to reload. So if you’re a heavy web surfer, the Tab E10 isn’t perfect. But remember that if you usually visit the internet, it’s all okay. This model wears Android’s Oreo version. The Go Edition operates the cheapest version, which is my tool for assessment. The Android Go Edition is a less demanding variant of Android. I don’t think it’ll ever get Android 9 Pie. That said, the Lenovo Tab E10’s battery life with its 4850mAh battery is a little bit disappointing. It had a runtime of just 7 hours in my standard battery test. For that, at medium brightness, I always loop the same HD video. By the manner, these 7 hours are also stated by Lenovo.
Should you buy the Lenovo Tab E10?
With such inexpensive tablets, getting to a reasonable judgment is sometimes not that simple. In our opinion, the Lenovo Tab E10 doesn’t perform that great. But it’s very inexpensive. The display and performance can be good enough, especially if you can get it as a deal. And the quality of construction is strong. However, other elements such as battery life or cameras are somewhat poor. I like that, though, we get nearly sheer Android Oreo.
In the end, it all depends on what you need. Are you looking to buy a tablet for your children, the seniors of your family or a student? Are you trying to limit someone’s activity on digital devices? Or, on the opposite, are you trying to find a do-it-all device that is multifunctional and complex? If the first situation is your case or if you simply want a basic, affordable tab, then you should go ahead and buy it. If the second case applies to you, you should probably look somewhere else.