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Lenovo’s TAB 2 A10-70 is quite a buy. This bigger brother to the 8-inch TAB 2 A8, and successor to the TAB A10, comes with a decent 10.1” HD+ IPS screen with a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels, 64-bit quad-core processor and 2GB RAM.

 

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Features

One Liner

Operating System

Android 4.4 KitKat

Screen

10.1” HD+ IPS - resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels

Performance

Runs a Quad-core MediaTek MT8165 - 1.5GHz along with 2GB RAM - great for watching movies.

Build

Thickness of 8.9 mm and a weight of 518g, the TAB 2 A10 is reasonably thin and light for a budget device.

Storage

2GB RAM and 16GB of built-in storage expandable by 64GB via a microSD slot.

Connectivity

Both Wi-Fi and Cellular Models Available.

Battery

7200 mAH battery is good for up to 10 hours of use.

Camera

Rear-facing camera: 8 megapixel  Front-facing shooter: 5 megapixel

Buttons, Ports, and Speakers

Has a microUSB and microSD card slot, volume tracker, 3.5 mm Audio Jack, 
and a Dolby Atmos Sound bar but no physical video out connection.

Extras

Built in Application like Skype, Twitter and WeChat.

iTabs Rating

 ****

 

The performance seems good enough for an Android tablet aiming to compete in the budget end of the market, where devices are mostly used for media consumption. It also comes with a party piece to add to its movie-watching credentials – a multi-speaker "sound-bar" with Dolby Atmos. Not quite the same effect as cinema Dolby Atmos that requires overhead speakers so in our demo we couldn’t really hear positional sound but he speakers are loud and provide more detail than we’ve heard on similarly priced tablets.

However where Dolby Atmos becomes interesting on the Lenovo TAB 2 A10-70 is when you pair it with headphones. Even the basic ear pieces that Lenovo provide offer some positional sound effects. Sound clearly comes from in front, above and behind as well as left and right. Totally awesome for when watching movies.

The Lenovo AB 2 A10-70 runs Android 4.4 and the MediaTek processor is speedy enough. Plus there's no noticeable lag when scrolling through menus or opening apps. it does however struggle to cope with the latest and most demanding 3D games but if your using it for surfing and watching - theres no problem..

A rear-facing 8-megapixel camera takes care of those who like to take their tablet out and about. Lenovo hasn’t scrimped on the front-facing camera either, with a 5-megapixel sensor ensuring video calls should look good.

There’s just 16GB of on-board storage but this is expandable by a further 64GB via a microSD card slot. A 7000mAh battery should provide ample power to keep the TAB 2 A10-70 running for a few feature films – Lenovo claims 10 hours of constant use.

As you might expect from a 10-inch tablet costing just £180, the design is basic. That being said, the plastic back is solid and provides very little flex, while additionally there’s some nice detail to emphasise the sound bar speaker. The Lenovo TAB 2 A10 is available at iTablets in its Midnight Blue version and at only £180. Plus iTablets also has the White Cellular version too for £200. Check out our Lenovo range at http://itablets.co.uk/lenovo.html.

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Verdict

It’s a great tablet ready for action and plenty of oomph! Our Final Verdict is that it’s a low cost gem and is perfectly suited to those looking for a large-screen tablet to browse the net and watch Netflix for example. Whilst not being the best tablet for playing high-end 3D games the Lenovo Tab A2 is certainly a great buy for using on the go and getting great value entertainment for a steal price especially with its bright colourful screen!