Lenovo Tab 2 A7-10 review – quad core tablet with Bluetooth and GPS

The Lenovo Tab 2 A7-10 is a 7 inch tablet that is powered by MediaTek quad core processor. It supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS. There is no SIM card slot. The hardware is very powerful and comes at an affordable price tag of Rs. 4,849.

Inside the Box
Tablet, quick start guide, data cable, travel charger and product packing list.

Design and Display
The tablet is slim and looks really good (like a big phone). It is slightly curved on the rear and there are no sharp edges. The black colour and the greyish back with texture blend well. It is plastic body with good built quality. Weight with battery is 264 grams and the tablet is 9.46mm thick.

3.5mm audio jack and micro USB port is placed on the top. Power button and volume rocker are on the right side and there is a micro SD card slot on the back.

Lenovo Tab 2 A7-10 box pack

The capacitive IPS touch screen is 7 inches supporting 1024 x 600 pixels resolution. Touch is smooth and viewing angles are okay. There is no LED notification and only one sensor, accelerometer.

Lenovo Tab 2 A7-10 review and unboxing

Memory and Storage
This tab comes with 1GB RAM, 8GB storage and 32GB micro SD card support. Of the 8GB storage you will get around 5.1 GB for apps and of the 1GB RAM you will get around 642MB free on the first boot.

OTG is supported and apps are getting installed on the internal storage.

Lenovo Tab 2 A7-10 review

Performance
This tablet is powered by quad core processor (MediaTek MT8127) – 1.3GHz Cortex A7 with Mali 450 MP GPU. Performance is very smooth.

Lenovo Tab 2 A7-10 hands on

Benchmark

App Result
Quadrant 8799
Antutu 22764
Vellamo Metal (812) Multi core (1193) Browser (1682)
Nenamark 2 89.5 fps
Multi Touch 5 point

Camera and Entertainment
There is single camera, a VGA camera on the front. Camera quality is no good. The Lenovo Tab 2 A7-10 can play full HD videos.

Lenovo Tab 2 A7-10 front speaker

Gaming
I played asphalt 8, the game got installed on the internal storage. Game play was very smooth. The Tab is powerful and can play many high end games, but the game are getting installed on the internal storage – you may run out of space if you are install many high end games.

Others
The tab support Dolby sound, it sounds great on earphone. There is a single speaker on this tablet and it is placed on the front.

No other issues found with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth. There is GPS but I guess it is not much of use unless you are using the net (or if you download the maps and use it offline) and since there is no built in SIM slot you will need to use Wi-Fi to connect to Wi-Fi source.

Battery
There is 3450 mAh that does a pretty good job with about 4 to 5 hours of usage time.

Task Time Battery drop (%) (max temp)
Running Benchmark apps 23 minutes 7% (34)
FHD video playback with Wi-Fi on + full brightness 19 minutes 7% (34)
Asphalt 8 Game Play 15 minutes 5% (35)

Verdict
If you are specially looking for a tablet with a low price tag, the Lenovo Tab 2 A7-10 is one of the best options available. The performance is very good and so is the price tag of under Rs. 5000. There is no built in 3G / 2G support, but you can use 3G enabled dongle (you will need check the dongle that will work).

Lenovo Tab 2 A7-10 is available for Rs. 4,849 exclusively on Snapdeal.com.

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