This tablet did the best it could to incorporate the best overall performance with affordability, so it may be available to virtually anyone. The visuals this tablet have are great, with an HD 1280 x 800 IPS display that offers a greater viewing area than most of the tablets of the similar category. It can be rightfully dubbed as a gaming tablet, as alongside great display and visual specs, it also boasts with a great audio output. The multi-speaker sound bar is upgraded with Dolby Atmos Cinematic Moving Audio, which makes sure that the audio sound is moving all around you, as well as above you. While games may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you are thinking about a tablet, but the value it can add to your multimedia content cannot be denied. This is definitely a contender to be the best budget tablet.
Processor and Power
The processing power of this tablet is provided by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 processor that does just about enough to ensure you can enjoy a smooth and responsive performance. Battery life is the weakness of many tablets, but the TAB 2 A10 has about 10 hours of continues use, with the powerful 7000MAh capacity battery. The memory of this device is somewhat lacking, as it has only 1GB of DDR3 RAM sadly.
Design and Accessories
The design of TAB 2 A10 is one of the features the guys from Lenovo really did their best to enhance as much as possible. It is less than 0.35 inches thick, making this tablet a mean and lean machine that at the same time remains elegant and sleek, which ensures that you have maximum portability with your tablet. The tablet comes in two colors, midnight blue, and pearl white, giving you some, although a bit limited, options to add a personal touch to your tablet. Speaking of the design you will also get a removable Bluetooth Multi-Use Keyboard Folio Case, which has a goal of maximizing your productivity with hands-free viewing, as well as protect your tablet with the multi-use keyboard cover. The versatility of this case is reflected in the fact that it can serve as a keyboard, as a stand, and as a protective cover.
Apps and Software
With this tablet, you will also get a bundle of premium apps that were specifically designed to assist you in getting optimal performance out of your device. There is almost no bloatware and most of the designated apps will serve you to sync your contacts, share files with other users, secure your device or speed it up. As soon as you start up your device, you will also be getting an OS upgrade to the latest version of Android and you will continue to receive those updates as soon as they are released.
|Processor||Qualcomm® Snapdragon 210 Processor|
|Operating System||Android 4.4|
|Sound||Multi-Speaker Soundbar, Dolby Atmos®, 3.5mm Jack|
|Memory||1GB DDR3 1600 MHz|
Type: 7000mAh, Li-ion, Fixed
Usage Time: Up to 10 hours
Standby Time: Up to 20 days
|Dimensions (W x T x H)||9.72″ x 0.35″ x 6.73″|
|Display||10.1″ LCD IPS Multi-touch (1280 x 800)|
Rear: 5MP auto-focus
Front: 2MP fixed-focus
|Sensors||G-Sensor (Accelerometer), Vibration, Hall|
|GPS||Satellite, Glonass, Beidou|
|Tools / Productivity||Kingsoft® Office, Evernote®, UC Browser|
|Utilities / Cloud / Navigation / Security||SHAREit, SYNCit|
While this tablet is not exactly something new on the market of portable devices, the fact that its price tag is not going to make a serious dent in virtually anybody’s budget is probably why it can still be considered a valuable purchase. It has all the necessary prerequisites to fulfill the role of a portable device that can handle simple to intermediate tasks fairly easy. However, you should take heed if you are planning to get this device to work on some power demanding tasks and apps, such as those usually associated with 3D animation or some advanced graphic design. That being said, Lenovo TAB 2 A10 is perfect for your secondary device, for example, the device that you let your children play with. They will get to learn the basics of using a tablet and you will not have to be worried that your files and other work will disappear. This is further complemented by the fact that this device has a quite amazing display and sound properties, which makes it a great fit for multimedia content. This is one of the best budget tablets that money can buy at the moment and we think it’s great.