Lenovo Tab E10 Review: How Usable Is This Cheap 10-Inch Tablet?
The Lenovo Tab E10 is a low-cost Android tablet from Lenovo. It is one of the cheapest 10-inch tablets on the market, starting at just 130 dollars. We do, however, get an HD screen, a Snapdragon quad-core processor, and Android 8.1 Oreo — albeit in the Android Go form. I’ll tell you how good the Lenovo Tab E10 is in this review.
First, a few remarks regarding the various variations. The Lenovo Tab E10’s cheapest model has 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. Android Go Edition is installed on it. If you’re willing to spend a little extra, you can obtain a phone with 2GB of RAM and standard Android. It’s also available with 32GB of internal storage.
Design & Build Quality
The Lenovo Tab E10 has a completely plastic body. Despite the fact that it is made of plastic, it appears to be nicely constructed. At the very least, you won’t be able to bend it. It is, however, fairly heavy at 530g and not the lightest at 8.9mm. It’s exclusively available in black.
A microSD card slot, a power button, volume controls, and a micro USB connector are all located on the left side. On the right side, there’s a conventional 3.5mm headphone connector. There are two speakers on the top that are tilted towards the front. The sound quality is acceptable for the price. For YouTube, it’s fine. However, as you might anticipate, it lacks a real bass.
The cameras have resolutions of 5 and 2 megapixels, respectively. And, once again, the visual quality is only adequate. It’s not amazing in perfect light, but it’ll enough for video calls and the like. I don’t imagine you’d want to use this to take Instagram selfies.
The Lenovo Tab E10 has a 10.1-inch display with a 16:10 aspect ratio. It comes with a 1280 x 800 pixel HD resolution. A full HD resolution would be preferable. It’s fine, though, considering the price. Texts, on the other hand, aren’t as sharp as they are on slightly more expensive tablets.
I also reviewed the Lenovo Tab E7, which has a far poorer screen. The Lenovo Tab E10’s screen isn’t horrible in general. It’s great that we’re getting an IPS panel. As a result, the viewing angles are varied. Other features, such as contrast and brightness, are also fine. Sure, it’s not the brightest, but it’ll suffice for indoor use. Unfortunately, it is not laminated, thus there will be a lot of reflections.
Overall, I think the screen is fine but certainly not great. If you spend just a bit more, you can get an Amazon Fire HD 10 with a nicer full HD screen.
Hardware & Performance
Let’s talk about the hardware and performance on the inside. The Tab E10 is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 quad-core processor. You can acquire it with 1GB or 2GB of RAM, depending on the edition. The internal storage can be 16GB or 32GB in size. My review unit comes with 1GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. The machine consumes roughly 4GB of memory right out of the box.
The Snapdragon 210 is a low-cost processor, as seen by benchmarks like Geekbench 4 and AnTuTu. The performance is not excellent, as you can see in my comparison chart. But, given the low price, we must anticipate this. Still. Keep in mind that the somewhat more expensive Amazon Fire HD 10 produces far superior quality.
In practice, the Tab E10’s performance is adequate – but there are a few drawbacks. The most affordable model runs Android 8.1 Oreo Go, which is a less demanding version of Android. And that one fits in beautifully on this page. It’s possible, however, that you’ll have to wait a while. It only happens occasionally when switching between programs or returning to the home screen.
We won’t be getting a multitasking tablet here. Split-screen mode isn’t even available on Android Go. And the 1GB RAM is insufficient for such a task. Apps close in the background much faster, as we’ve come to expect from devices with more memory. It’s also possible that it takes approximately a second for text to seem sharp on Chrome.
Another disadvantage of the limited RAM is that when you have a lot of tabs open, webpages may need to reload. So, if you’re a heavy web surfer, the Tab E10 isn’t ideal. However, bear in mind that if you browse the internet normally, everything will be OK.
Other apps, such as Microsoft Word and YouTube, function normally. It’s fine that I watched a lot of YouTube videos. With increasingly demanding software like Adobe Lightroom, there are additional concerns. It may take a bit for everything to load with that one. However, I believe it is still usable; photographers should invest in a better editing tablet.
With a 4850mAh battery, the Lenovo Tab E10’s battery life is a little underwhelming. The battery lasted only 7 hours in my normal battery test. I do this by looping the same HD film at medium brightness all the time. Lenovo, by the way, claims the same 7 hours.
Those 7 hours, as you can see in my battery comparison, are far from ideal. The tiny Lenovo Tab E7 was the only Android tablet with a lower score last year.